Kalsubai – A Gem for Every Hiker
The kalsubai trek is one of those activities which shall surely make a part of your bucket list whenever you make a visit to Maharashtra. The Kalsubai Peak is one of the highest peaks of the Shayadri ranges and is also known as the Mount Everest of Maharashtra. The Kalsubai trek gets you high on an adventure as you mellow out with spirituality and for the very same reason it is an aspiration for every passionate trekker in Maharashtra to scale the Kalsubai Peak ones in a lifetime. The Kalsubai Peak is situated in the Akole Taluka of Ahmednagar District which is easily accessible from the Bari Village which is about six kilometers from the village of Bhandardara.
Here are three reasons for all to look forward to a trip to the Kalsubai Peak:
A Gem for Every Hiker
Being called the Mount Everest of Maharashtra even the thought of the beauty one could capture from a height of about 5400 feet is in itself an overwhelming feeling. A trip to Kalsubai is an astounding experience as its astonishing cool breeze rejuvenates you as you find the clouds floating through your hairs and water flows washing your feet. The Kalsubai has a trek route for the hikers, which makes the mighty Kalsubai Peak scalable. These trek routes have iron ladders laid for the convenience of hikers. One can sight many exotic animals on their way to the Kalsubai Peak on this route as well.
A Paradise for Wildlife Enthusiasts
The Bari village which is at the base of the mighty Kalsubai Peak is known for its beautiful sugarcane farms and being a part of the Harishchandragarh Wildlife sanctuary, the animal sighting on your way from Bari to the Kalsubai Peak is quite a routine ritual. For the very same reason, there are different routes known as the trek route and animal routes. The Kalsubai wildlife sanctuary is a paradise for animal lovers and wildlife photographers as the sanctuary is famous for its wide range of wildlife, birds, reptiles and butterflies. One may find animals such as leopards, wild boar, Palm Civet, Wolf, jackal, Barking Deer, Mongoose, Jungle Cat, Hyena, Bats and reptiles such as Fan Throated Lizards, Monitor Lizards, Turtles and snakes on the way. The birds found here are a majorly common hill and grassland birds such as Kingfishers, raptors, Barbets and Shrikes. The area is also visited for its wide range of Beetles, small colorful insects, and butterflies. For bird watchers and bird lovers, the time from October to March is the most appropriate time to visit the Kalsubai Peak.
For a Peaceful Getaway
For those who just wish to lose themselves in the aura of nature must make a visit to the Kalsubai village. The farmstay near the bari village offers you the treasure worthy view of the immense greenery and wildlife of the farms and the mighty Kalsubai Peak. The farm stays offer you the beautiful sight of the majestic Kalsubai in its endless greenery with small streams flowing down. And the base of this majestic Peak, the splendid sugarcane farms dances through the cool breeze skimming through them.
One can also visit Bandardara village to enjoy the picturesque view of the lush green forest and lake surrounded by the mountains. The farmstay facilities at the Bandardara village are a great option as you can stop by for a farm stay here after a tiresome hiking trip from the Kalsubai Peak and enjoy the sightseeing at the Bandardara village the next morning before leaving.
Ideally, a trip to the Kalsubai must include a farmstay as it rejuvenates you not only by offering the alluring sights but also with the delicious and sumptuous homemade food. Also, it lets you connect with the locals who are the best guides to the place. Letting you understand and encounter Kalsubai in a way which is impossible without our experienced minds.
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