Harishchandragad is one of the best high forts near Mumbai, Maharashtra. Strong fortifications of this fort has 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 Event Details
Difficulty Level: Medium
Endurance Level: Medium
Height of fort: 4650 ft. approx
Total time required for climbing: 2-2.5 hours uphill climb one way
Cost: Rs. 2000
Harishchandragad Event Itinerary
Day 0 – Friday Night
Catch CSMT – Kasara local
Kasara semi fast local
Day 1 - Saturday
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 at Kokankada and enjoy.
Enjoy your time at Kokankada.
Take a rest.
Enjoy sunset at Kokankada.
Day 2 – Sunday
04:30 Wake up and freshen up.
05:00 Start trek towards Taramati Shikhar.
06:00 Reach at top and enjoy sunrise.
07:00 Start descending from Taramati Shikhar.
08:00 Back to the Kokankada.
09:30 Start descending.
12:00 Reach at base village.
13:30 Start return journey towards Kasara.
17:00 Reach at Kasara station and disperse.
What is included in the tour
2 veg Breakfast, 2 veg Lunch, 1 veg Dinner and 1 Evening tea.
Kasara to Kasara travel by private non ac local vehicle.
Tented stay on sharing basis.
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.
2/3 liters of water
Good Torch must with extra batteries
Sleeping material (Sleeping bag or 2 bedsheets)
Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on trek
A haversack (No jholas or side bags)
Extra pair of clothes, napkin.
Winter jacket, cap, muffler.
Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars
Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets
Sun Cap and Sunscreen
Personal First aid and Personal Medicine
Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles