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Kalsudevi aka Kalsubai hike, is an engaging hike packed with a lot of fun, especially if hiking during the Arabian monsoons. The hike starts at the foothills near the village of Bari, Maharashtra at an altitude of 818 meters and climbs to 1646 meters (total elevation gain of around 2700 ft) in 2.8 miles. It will take a regular hiker not more than 180 mins to climb and around half to descend.
The temple of Kalsudevi atop the mountain. The site gets windy around dusk, goes crazy around midnight until the weather settles into a gentle breeze once the sun shines at full throttle.
Through a vendor hut on the summit. You can also see the Bhandardara reservoir in the above picture. When you hike in India, you will be amused how locals create opportunities for business through the trail length. You find huts, stalls of vendors selling food, snacks, beverages and even dinner over weekends. Although I cooked my own, its more fun. Another uniquity is the presence of a light bulb on the summit, although you see signs of electrical piping all along the trail.
The temple silhouette at dusk.
Tent camping around 100 feet below the temple after winds forced me out.