Overview

Trek to Harischandragad Fort

Grade: Medium |  Endurance: Medium 


Harishchandragad Fort never fails to amuse wanderers with its abundance of mythological and historical importance while the most picturesque are it's mountainous ranges. 

About Harishchandragad

Harishchandragad is a hill fort in the Ahmednagar District of India. Its history is linked with that of Malshej Ghat kothale village and it has played a major role in guarding and controlling the surrounding region. The fort is quite ancient. Remnants of Microlithic man have been discovered here. The various Puranas (ancient scriptures) like Matsyapurana, Agnipurana and Skandapurana include many references about Harishchandragad. Its origin is said to have been in the 6th century, during the rule of Kalachuri dynasty.

This cliff faces west and looks down upon the Konkan. It provides a scenic view of the surrounding region and the setting sun. The cliff has an overhang, but has been climbed many times. Sometimes a circular rainbow (Brocken Spectre phenomenon) can be seen from this point. It can be seen only when there is a bit of mist in the valley, and the sun is right behind the person facing the valley.

1 Night 2 Days 25 Aug Dadar, Maharashtra
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Transport by Private Non Ac Bus from Dadar to Dadar
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Evening Tea / Coffee
  • Trikon Trekking Expertise Charges
  • 5% GST

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
  • Anything other than above mentioned inclusion
Highlights
  • Trek among clouds and easier Pachnai Route
  • Scenic View from Kokankada is absolute divine
  • Lake 'Saptatirtha' and Harishchandreshwar Temple
  • Medieval era Kedareshwar Cave and interesting predictions of Local Legends
Itinerary

Day 0: Saturday Night

10:30 pm: Meet the Travel Trikon Team at Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East)

10:45 pm : Departure from Dadar

11:00 pm: Pick up from Teen Hath Naka Junction, Thane

Day 1: Sunday

05.00 am: Reach Base Village, Rest in the bus till Dusk

06.00 am: Breakfast and freshen up

07:00 am: Commencement of the trek through Pachnai Route after briefing and a short introduction

09.30 am: Reach Harishchandragad; Explore & Konkan Kada

12.00 am: Start descending

02.00 pm: Reach base village

02:30 pm: Lunch at Base Village

04.00 pm: Start return journey

09.00 pm: Reach Mumbai


Things to Carry

  • Identity Card
  • 2 ltrs water
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
  • Snacks & biscuits
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Clean napkin or towel
  • Raincoat/ Poncho / Windcheater (Avoid umbrella)
  • Cap, sunglasses, scarf
  • Haversack or backpack (No sling bags)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Please carry personal medicines if any
  • Hand Sanitizer

Monsoon Safety Measures

  • Put clothes, money, camera, phone etc in polythenes while packing
  • Wear shoes with good grips
  • Use repellents to keep bugs away
  • Make note of nearest railway station, bus stop, taxi stand etc.
  • Do not stray away from your group during the trek
  • Keep family & friends informed about your whereabouts
Pickup point
Kotak Mahindra Bank - Dadar East, College St, Lokmanya Tilak Colony, Dadar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India View on Map