Description

One day trek to Harishchandragad

Route: Pachnai
GRADE: Medium
ENDURANCE: High
Date: 10th September 2017 (Sunday)

About Harishchandra gad:
The fort is quite ancient. Its origin is said to have been in the 6th century, during the rule of Kalachuri dynasty. The various caves probably have been carved out in the 11th century. In these caves are idols of Lord Vishnu. The various constructions on the fort and those existing the surrounding region point to the existence of diverse cultures here. 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.

Places to Explore:
Saptatirtha Pushkarni
Kedareshwar Cave
Konkan Kada (Konkan cliff)
Taramati peak
Caves on Harishchandragad
Temple of Harishchandreshwar

Brief itinerary:
9th September, Saturday
11:15pm : Reporting time at Dadar TT and start our journey for base village

10th September, Sunday
05:00 - Reach Pachnai village and rest for a while.
05:30 - Breakfast will be served.
06:00 - After an introduction round and briefing session, the trek begins. The trek passes through waterfalls, streams and lush green forests.
09:00 - Reach Harishchandragad and explore the fort.
10:30 - Reach Konkankada and explore the place.
11:30 - Lunch on the Top (Excluded)
12:00 - Begin the descent.
14:00 - Reach base village and freshen up
15:00 - start return journey for Mumbai
20:00 - Tentative time to reach Mumbai

EVENT COST - 950/- per person (Non Refundable)

Registration will be confirmed after payment.

* Bank details will be shared with confirm participants only.

Inclusions:
• Travel from Mumbai to Pachnai village and back in private vehicle
• Breakfast and evening tea
• Mask Adventures administrative charges

Exclusions:
• Lunch for the day
• Anything which is not mentioned above.
• Any kind of expenses of personal nature.

Things to carry:
• Identity Card
• Spare set of clothes
• Towel
• Shoes and torch are mandatory
• Raincoat or Windcheater or Umbrella
• Personal Medicine 
• Camera at (Optional).
• Avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments

Things strictly Prohibited 
- Plastic plates or use and throw plastic things
- Smoking and Drinking Alcohol
- Littering 

Do let us know for further assistance.

Mask Adventures
Arpit Shah: 9819948833
Mayank A. Sharma: 9819350700
Sandhya Bhatre: 9664066395
Praful Patne: 9833988867

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