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


 

 

14 Comments »

  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

    Rahul

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

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