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Overview/Itinerary

Harishchandragad Trek

Harishchandragad is one of the best high forts near Mumbai, Maharashtra. Strong fortifications of this fort have multiple entry routes such as Junnar gate route, Sadhale ghat, Nalichi wat and Indore waat.

The carvings on the temples of Nageshwar (in Khireshwar village), in the Harishchandreshwar temple and in the cave of Kedareshwar indicate that the fort belongs to the medieval period since it is related to Shaiva, Shakta or Naath. Later the fort was under the control of Moguls. The Marathas captured it in 1747. Main attractions on Fort: Sapta Tirta Pushkarini, Kedareshwar Cave, Konkan Kada (Konkan cliff), Taramati peak, Temple of Harishchandreshwar.

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Harishchandragad Trek Batches

July 2019

August 2019
20th 21st July 3rd 4th August
27th 28th July 10th 11th August
  14th 15th August
  17th 18th August
  24th 25th August

Harishchandragad Trek Event Details

  • Difficulty Level: Medium

  • Endurance Level: Medium

  • Height of fort: 4650 ft. approx

  • Region: Igatpuri

  • Total time required for climbing: 2-2.5 hours uphill climb one way

  • Cost: Rs. 1300/- per person

Harishchandragad Monsoon Trek Event Itinerary

Day 0

Mumbai participants

Catch CSMT – Kasara local

Kasara semi-fast local

  • 22:50 CSMT
  • 22:57 Byculla
  • 23:05 Dadar
  • 23:13 Kurla
  • 23:18 Ghatkopar
  • 23:34 Thane
  • 23:57 Dombivli
  • 00:07 Kalyan
  • 01:18 Kasara

 

Pune participants

  • Board Indrayani train from Pune at 18:35
  • Reach Kalyan 21:00 (have dinner before you board the train)
  • Board local train till Kasara.

 

Day 1

01:20 Meeting at Kasara Railway Station.

01:30 Move towards the base village in by private local vehicle.

05:00 Reach at base village and rest.

06:00 Freshen up and Breakfast.

06:30 Start ascending.

09:00 Reach on top and explore.

Visit Harishchandreshwar temple, Kedareshwar temple, Pushkarani, Caves.

10:30 Start trek towards Kokankada.

11:00 Reach Kokankada and enjoy.

Enjoy your time at Kokankada.

12:30 Lunch.

13:30 Start descending.

16:00 Reach base village and start return journey towards Kasara.

20:00 Arrival at Kasara railway station and disperse.

 

1 Night 1 Day 1st Sept to 22nd Sept Harishchandragad
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • 1 veg Breakfast and 1 veg Lunch.
  • Kasara to Kasara travel by private non ac local vehicle.
  • Treks and Trails expertise charges.

What is NOT included in the tour

 

  • Travel till Kasara and back.

  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption

  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered.

  • Any kind of personal expenses.

  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.

  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.

  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required. 

Things to Carry
Things to Carry
  • 2/3 litres of water.
  • Packed dinner for Saturday night.
  • Good Torch must with an extra battery.
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars.
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets.
  • Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on the trek.
  • One Day Backpack 20 to 30 litres.
  • Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.
  • Double pack your valuables/phones in plastic bags.
  • Rainwear / Poncho / Waterproof jacket etc. if you don’t want to get wet.
  • Sun Cap and Sunscreen.
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine.
  • Identity Proof.
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles.

 

Cancellation Policy

  • 75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to the event date 
  • No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
  • If Trek gets canceled we will refund "Trek Amount" only.

 

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FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. Can we drive till Pachnai?

Yes.

2. Distance from Mumbai to Pachnai?

Four hours drive from Mumbai - 180 km approx.

3. Distance from Pune to Pachnai?

Six hours drive from Pune - 240 km approx.

4. Number of days required for this event?

One day.

5. Where can we park our cars?

Base Village at your own risk.

6. Is there any parking charge?

Yes.

7. Do you provide sleeping bags?

No Sleeping bag. For hygiene reasons we don't provide sleeping bags.

8. Are toilet available on Harishchandragad?

Not available. During the trek toilets are not available.

9. Do Single travellers female sign up for these events?

We have 60 - 40 % or more Male - Female ratios on our events.

Many Single Travelling Female join our events.

10. Are kids allowed on treks?

Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only.

11. What type of food will be provided?

Food preference only Veg local home cooked is available.

12. Phone connectivity?

Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular services.

13. Where will we stay?

No Homestay is required for this event.

14. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?

Cash payment is not accepted.

Registration against 100% upfront payment only via Paytm / UPI / NEFT / IMPS / Payment Gateway on the spot payment not accepted.

We need to book in advance bus / jeep and make other arrangements upfront payment is must.

15. Will I get bottled water?

Normal well water shall be provided.

16. Can I charge my phone?

No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required.

17. How is the weather now?

Summer Temperature Night 17- Day 39°C approx.

Monsoon it rains very heavily please double pack your expensive phones and gadgets.

18.Can we smoke or drink alcohol?

People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit event on immediate basis.

19. Can we listen to music on bluetooth speaker?

Listening to music on earphones or bluetooth speaker is not allowed while trekking, bluetooth speaker not allowed inside homestay.

20. How do I make payment?

You can pay online on our website in how to register tabs.

 

Incase your question is not listed above you can email us connect@treksandtrails.org 

 

Harishchandragad Trek 2019 | Harishchandragad Fort from Mumbai /Pune

A Monsoon trek to Harishchandragad Fort, a favourite destination from Mumbai and Pune in monsoons. A part of Kalsubai Harishchandragad wildlife sanctuary.

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.

Harishchandragad Fort Trek left an indelible mark on my heart at the very first moment my eyes met and feasted on the views from the fort.

How do I get to Harishchandragad?

How to Reach Harishchandragad by Train. The nearest railway station to Harishchandragad fort is Igatpuri Train Station at a distance of 41 km away from Harishchandragad Fort. However to arrive here, you need to take a train from Kalyan (Mumbai).

Which season is best for Harishchandragad?

In malshej ghat, harishchandragad fort is a prominent sightseeing attraction and the best months (or season) to visit there coincides with that of the destination itself - Aug, Sep are considered the best time to visit harishchandragad fort.

How can I reach Harishchandragad from Mumbai?

How to reach Harishchandragad from Mumbai

  1. Catch a local going towards Kalyan (on Central Line). ...
  2. The ST depot is just besides the station on the west side. ...
  3. Ask the ST conductor for a ticket of Khubi Phata. ...
  4. Get down at Khubi Phata and start walking on the 6 km long dam that just starts besides the road.

Harishchandragad, a hill fort in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, is one of the most challenging treks in the Western Ghats.

Harishchandragad is one of the trekker's paradise with simultaneous rappelling, camping, rock climbing and valley crossing with steep slopes and is considered to be the difficult treks in all of Sahyadri.

Harishchandragad fort trek, a part of Kalsubai Harishchandragad wildlife sanctuary, is 210 km NE of Mumbai and 170 Km South of Pune.

4,691 feet above sea-level, with ruined fortifications and ancient caves tracing back to the Microlithic age, Harishchandragad fort is a perfect trekking destination in the Sahyadris.

Haishchandragad Fort offers amazing trek amidst Sahyadri's. Various trek routes to reach atop fort displays splendid beauty of nature.

In Harischandragad trek by Pachnai route, discover the captivating beauty of an ancient fort & the clear night skies. Be a shutterbug and join moonlight trek.

Harishchandragad is no stranger to the trek lovers of Mumbai. In the last decade new routes have been discovered.

Get set for an adrenaline rush as you trek to the beautiful hill fort of Harishchandragad. Located in Ahmednagar area, this fort is a popular trekking destination.

 

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