Many action seekers dream of trekking to Kalsubai Peak as it gives them the opportunity to see the lushness of the Western Ghats from up close. A temple is built here in the memory of a woman, named Kalsu, who was forced to work and died at this spot. Vihigaon, another destination you visit during the tour, is a tribal village that has a highly visited tourist spot, Vihigaon Waterfalls. These waterfalls are located amidst the deep and lush forests of the village.
This two-day journey is ideal for people, who wish to escape their busy life and want to enter a world of adventure. You start with one of the most thrilling activities of your life, Vihigaon Waterfall rappelling. The mystical view and pleasant atmosphere here will make you want to stay back forever. Rappelling from waterfalls is different from others, as it involves a greater effort due to the wet and slippery rocks. The second day will be full of adventures as you commence the Kalsubai Peak trek. The amusing and alluring surroundings, along with the challenging routes to the peak, are perfect for a sensational weekend. There will be many opportunities for you to click pictures and record videos during the Kalsubai Trek. It offers splendid natural lighting with a captivating view of the hills. Explore other Popular Adventure Tours in Maharashtra
Day 1: Arrival in Vihigaon | Rappelling at Vihigaon Waterfalls A day full of adventure begins once you board the AC bus and head to Vihigaon village. It is a small, rural settlement, located in Shahapur taluka in the state of Maharashtra. On reaching the village, enjoy breakfast amidst the green grass carpet here. Gain some energy for the activity, as you head to Vihigaon Waterfalls for rappelling. On your way through the forests, you will observe many birds chirping and flying.
Vihigaon Waterfall rappelling is a descent from the top of the waterfall, wherein you will be sliding down the rock, using a harnessed rope. Since it carries a bit of risk, you need to listen carefully to the instructions given by your tour guide. You will experience an adrenaline rush in your body, when you slide down the waterfall. You may find it challenging due to the slippery rocks, and the cool water, splashing on your face. But, it is worth your time and effort as it will be one of the most memorable parts of your trip. The amount of energy spent during the activity will later be regained, when you have a delicious lunch.
You can soak your feet in the shallow waters of the plunge pool for a while and lay down on the rocks for relaxation. Get on the bus in the evening and capture the wonderful view of the surroundings while heading to the resort. After check-in, take a refreshing bath, and then dine with your friends or family, discussing your experience.
Day 2: Vihigaon to Bari | Trek to Kalsubai | Departure from Bari
After freshening up, enjoy the ride to Bari Village and after arriving here, have breakfast. Thereafter, gear up for your 3-hour Kalsubai trek. You start from the foothills, where you follow the streets and lanes of the village. Trekking to Kalsubai Peak continues through an area, where there are rocks. These can be avoided by taking three ladders to the destination. The excitement to reach the top will not make you realise their length. There will be many wildflowers on the way that you should observe, as they are rare and alluring. If the trail markers are not helpful, you do not need to worry, as there will be few stray dogs, helpful enough to lead you on your way.
After the first ladder is climbed, the path becomes steeper. A little beyond the second ladder, you will reach a well, which indicates you are on the right path. Just after climbing a huge boulder via the last ladder, you will arrive at the summit, surrounded by greenery and mist. Bhandardara Lake and hills like Kulang, Malang and Alang are visible from this point. The revered temple, Kalsubai Temple, is located in the area. Explore the temple and pay homage to the local deity. You will be lucky enough if it is a Tuesday or a Thursday, as prayers are chanted here on these days. While here, have lunch amidst the natural beauty.
When you descend, carefully place your foot on the ladders for a safe and easy journey back to the foothills. Once you reach the base, enjoy refreshments. This marks the end of your exhilarating experience of Kalsubai Peak trek, after which, you can relax before heading for your onward journey.
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