Kulang gad

Abhijit | | Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Just after crossing the Thal Ghat (from Kasara to Igatpuri), you are welcomed with some huge hills on the eastern side including the highest peak of Maharashtra – Kalsubai hill. There are some noteworthy trekking destinations in this range like Ratangad, Bhairavgad, Pabargad, Ghanchakkar hill etc.  We, however, chose to visit Kulang gad – offering highest NET CLIMB in the entire Sahyadri range. Settled winter was just the perfect weather and trekking company was equally good. 20-25 km journey to Ambewadi from Igatpuri and then a 4-4.5 hr trek to a massive hill fort of Kulang gad was a testing but enjoyable time indeed. I enjoyed it as much as my last visit to this fort back in 2003 :-) .

(Sunny, clear days  with minimum recorded temp of 9.9 deg C in the night)


Place :- Kulang gad fort

District :- Ahmadnagar

Height from MSL :- 4870 ft

Difficulty level :- Moderate to tough

Date :- 24th, 25th Dec 2011

Route :- Kalyan – Kasara – Igatpuri – Ambewadi (Base village) – Kulang gad top


Members :-

  1. Atul Kolhe
  2. Baliram Kakde
  3. Dinesh Kothari
  4. Harish Chandak
  5. Kawaljeet singh
  6. Pravin Subramanian
  7. Vijay Buradkar
  8. Ulhas Bhabal
  9. Abhijit Avalaskar




  1. The trek was superb… bit tough for me but travelling with good friends is always a fun.
    The photos are very nice…

    Comment by Atul Kolhe — December 28, 2011 @ 9:00 am

  2. Hi Abhi ,

    Must be wonderfully chilly trek . What kind of gear did you took ?. How did you measure the accurate temperature ?.

    Beautiful images , specially sunrise snaps .

    Manoj Binhani

    Comment by Manoj — December 28, 2011 @ 9:15 am

  3. Nice pics Abhi. What is the difficulty level of this trek ? Medium?

    Comment by Animish — December 28, 2011 @ 9:42 am

  4. Superb pics Abhi…. Especially the last one. Excellent job.
    By God’s grace same time, same place and I got chance to meet your nice group at Kulang Gad.

    Keep It up.

    Comment by Chetan — December 28, 2011 @ 10:00 am

  5. Very nice pics abhi !! Really a nice memorable trek after long time :)

    Comment by Harish — December 28, 2011 @ 10:34 am

  6. Animish, Thanks ! Difficulty level is moderate to tough (definitely tough in monsoon :-)).

    And I need to update this difficulty rating on our site deepabhi.tripod.com :-).

    Comment by Abhijit — December 28, 2011 @ 11:02 am

  7. Yes Manoj Sir…it was a great trek. Temp was recorded using Digital hygrometer + thermometer :-) (9.9 Deg C, Humidity – 30%)

    Comment by Abhijit — December 28, 2011 @ 11:05 am

  8. I missed the trek and all fun too.. but the photographs r soooooo live that it makes me feel as if am visiting this place in person. :) Beautiful…

    Comment by Dhanashri Avalaskar — December 28, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

  9. Hi Abhijit,

    Excellent snaps…… It refreshed my beautiful memories of Kulang-gad…
    Keep it up…. :-)

    Comment by Atul Dhamorikar — December 29, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

  10. Amazing snaps dude ! I always live the trek through ur snaps. U refreshed the memories of my Kulang visit.

    Comment by Kishore Jahagirdar — December 29, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

  11. Hey dude,

    Its really good time to have with your group……I hope you remember all of us.Your snaps are really good one.Hope to be in touch.

    Comment by Rohit Kashid — December 29, 2011 @ 7:09 pm

  12. The Photo with Sun rays Coming in through the cave roof is a materpiece ,it almost looks like a painting ( u should have removed the plastic waste lying there)

    Comment by Dr Prasen Thakur — December 30, 2011 @ 10:27 am

  13. Dear Abhijit

    Photos are just beautiful !
    I have never seen a pics like this.

    Feeling very very pleasant after seeing all of those !

    God bless you and i hope to see you many of such soon !

    Comment by Kathashree — February 19, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

  14. Hi,

    Me and my friends are planning to go to Kulng in Mid june … do you have any contacts of jeep drivers who would provide transport from Kasara to Ambewadi ..

    Thanks for your help


    Comment by Rahul — May 29, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

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