Kalsubai Peak known as the highest peak of Maharashtra, situated at an elevation of 5400 feet above sea level. That’s why it is called as the Everest of Maharashtra. Kalsubai Peak is located in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra state. There is a village named Bari in Ahmednagar district. Bari village is located at a distance of 38 Km from Igatpuri, 55 Km from Kasara, 60 Km from Nashik and 180 Km from Pune.
The village is situated on the border of Ahmednagar and Nashik districts. You have to start the trek to Kalsubai from this village. There is a story behind why this peak got the name Kalsubai? According to local, Kalsubai was the name of a tormented daughter-in-law who ran away to the top of a hill to escape harassment from her in-laws.
It is believed that one day she disappeared from here and the locals build a temple in her memory on the peak’s summit. And that’s why the peak is named Kalsubai after her. On reaching the summit, you get to see the temple of Kalsubai. You have to climb 3-4 iron ladders to reach at the top. It will take you 4-5 hours to reach the top of the peak from Bari Village.
As soon as you reach at the top, you will surely be amazed by the panoramic view of the Sahyadri Mountain Ranges.
Overall, Kalsubai peak is a popular destination for both adventure seekers and those seeking a spiritual experience amidst the picturesque landscapes of the Western Ghats.
Pro Tip : If you start the trek in the morning between 7-8 am, it will be beneficial for you.
Trek Information :
- Base Village : Bari
- Trek Duration : 4-5 hours
- Difficulty Level : Moderate
- Kalsubai Peak Height : 1,646 m (5400 feet)
- Nearest Railway Station : Igatpuri and Kasara
- Nearest Bus Stand : Igatpuri
How To Reach Kalsubai :
By Road :
Bari village is well connected to the other cities by road. You can also come here comfortably using public transport. In order to reach here first you have to go to Igatpuri or Kasara. You will easily get a number of buses to Igatpuri from any bus stand in Maharashtra. Then you can take a bus to Bari. Otherwise you can also book a cab.
By Train :
You have to catch the train to Igatpuri. From Igatpuri Railway station about 5-10 min. of walking of distance you will get the Igatpuri bus stand. From the bus stand you have to catch the train to Bari. You will easily get the number of buses to Bari. There are several buses operated by MSRTC run regularly. It takes 40-50 minutes to reach Bari from Igatpuri. The ticket for this bus will cost you only 40-50 rupees. And then from Bari village you can start your trek. There is a bus from Igatpuri to Bari at 5:30 am.
Second option is you can get off at Kasara railway station and then from Kasara you can take taxi or jeep to reach Bari Village.
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Places To Visit Near Kalsubai :
- Ratangad Fort
- Harishchandragad Fort
- Randha Fall
- Bhandardara Dam
- Sandhan Valley
Best Time To Visit kalsubai Peak :
The best time to trek to Kalsubai Peak is during monsoon. During this time the region experiences heavy rainfall, making the trail slippery and challenging. Winter is also the best time to visit Kalsubai Peak. When the weather is relatively pleasant.
Tips For Trekking To Kalsubai Peak :
- Hire a local guide.
- Wear comfortable trekking shoes with good grip.
- Carry a hat or a cap to protect yourself from the sun. ( If you’re going in summer)
- Carry a backpack with enough water, snacks, and a first aid kit.
- Respect the nature and avoid littering.
- Treat nature with respect and you will enjoy it more.