Type: Hill Fort
Height: 4500 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Region: Malshej Ghats
Base Village: Paachnai
The trek itself is divided into four parts.
Harishchandra Gad: its a fort from the medieval period, through except for the temple, not much else remains. The temple itself is small and quaint. This fort has its earliest memories noted in the Vedas and Puranas.
Kedareshwar Cave: Situated just a few feet below the temple this cave has a shivling right in the middle that is surrounded by ice cold water. the legend has it, that the four pillars around the shivling signify the ages, and when the last standing pillar breaks, kali-yug will be over and then 'ARMAGEDDON' :D
Konkan Kada: It is one of the widest and steepest cliffs in this range. It opens into the valley facing the Konkan, and it's breathtaking. The sheer enormity of this place will astound you. and its not just a straight rock, but it has a slight overhang to it.
Taramati: said to be the third highest peak in the sahyadris, taramati is a steep climb and a good trek for thrillseekers. with 4 metal ladders to climb, it will scare and awe you in equal proportions.
Itinerary: Day 1: Friday Night (October 27)
Meeting Point: Sanjay Gandhi National park 11.00 pm Overnight journey by Private non a/c vehicle.
Reach Base village by 5.00 am
Day 2: Saturday (October 28).
Breakfast by 7.00 am
Start trek by 8.00 am
Reach top by 10.30 am
Post Lunch Explore the fort.
Stay and Dinner in the caves/tent
Few games like Mafia then go to Sleep.
Photo session and other activities
Day 3: Sunday.
Explore the remaining fort.
Breakfast and descend
Start Return Journey.
Charges: Rs. 2250/-
Private Vehicle from Sgnp to Sgnp
1 Lunch (veg/non veg), 1 Dinner (veg/non veg), 2 Breakfast, 1 evening refreshment & Expertise.
Registrations only through Calls.
One has to transfer money in below account
Name of the account: Vinay k Gupta
A/c # 319102010805655
IFSC code :ubin0531910
Bank name: Union Bank of India
Bank Address: Princess street Branch, Mumbai
Things To Be carried:
Carry warm clothes sleeping bag/blanket (lightweight)we promise it will cold ( must)
Identity proof (must)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.(optional)
A bottle of water (at least 2 Ltrs) Compulsory
TORCH with extra batteries Cap, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
A good trekking shoe, an extra pair of flutters, extra clothes.
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has one's hands free while trekking.
Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.
For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or even local people.
No Smoking, tobacco, and alcohol
Be a group - it's not a race
NO littering please...we are educated :)
The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.