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.

 

Date : 10th - 11th August 2019

1 Night 2 Days Available on request Dadar, Maharashtra
Itinerary

Day 0: Friday Night

11:30 pm  Meet the Travel Trikon Team at Pritam Hotel , Dadar East

11:45 pm  Depart for Base Village

12:00 am  Pickup from Amar Mahal

12:15 am Pickup from Teen Hath Naka

Day 1: Saturday

04:00 am    Reach Khireshwar Base Village , Rest in the Bus till Sunrise

07:00 am    Freshen up and Breakfast

08.00 am    Start the trek to Harishchandragad via Khireshwar Route

01:00 pm    Reach Cave. Rest and Relax for some time

02.00 pm    Lunch time

03.00 pm    Nap for a while ;)

04.30 pm    Explore Harishchandragad & Enjoy Sunset from Konkan Kada

09.00 pm    Dinner and Night Stay in the Cave

Day 2: Sunday

04:00 am    Wake up to climb Taramati peak, second highest peak of Maharashtra

05:30 am    Reach top

06:00 am    Start descend to witness hypnotizing Konkan Kada

07:30 am    Breakfast

09:00 am    Post Breakfast Start descend

01:30 pm    Reach Khireshwar

02.00 pm    After reaching Khireshwar, hog on yummy lunch

04.00 pm    Start our return journey for Mumbai

08.00 pm    Reach Mumbai

 


Things to Carry

  • ID Card
  • 2 ltrs water
  • Camera (Optional)
  • Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
  • Snacks & Biscuits
  • Extra Pair of Clothes
  • Clean napkin or small towel
  • Cap, sunglasses, scarf
  • Sleeping Bag or Proper Bedding
  • Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags)
  • Please carry medicines if you need 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

Fitness & Health – Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.

 

Highlights
  • Trek among clouds, enjoy the amazing weather 
  • Scenic View from Kokankada is absolute divine
  • Lake 'Sapta Tirta' and Harishchandreshwar Temple
  • Medieval era Kedareshwar Cave and interesting predictions of Local Legends!
  • Whole plethora of Peaks :Taramati,Ajoba Fort, Kulang and many more..

 

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Private Non AC Bus from Dadar to Dadar
  • Saturday Breakfast , Lunch , Evening Tea  , Dinner & Sunday Breakfast , Lunch
  • Stay in Cave

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any other expense of personal use other than mentioned in inclusions
  • Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
  • Anything other than the above mentioned inclusion
Pickup point
Kotak Mahindra Bank - Dadar East, College St, Lokmanya Tilak Colony, Dadar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India View on Map