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 'सहि ट्रेकर्स' आयोजित 
 

Harishchandragad via Nalichi vaat on 14 & 15 Dec 2013

 Type : Hill Fort

Height : 4500 ft approx

Region : Malshej Ghat

Grade: Difficult

 

History: 

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 6th century, during the rule of Kalchuri dynasty. The citadel was built during this era. The various caves probably have been carved out in the 11th century. In these caves are idols of Lord Vishnu. Though the cliffs are named Taramati and Rohidas, they are not related to Ayodhya. Great sage Changdev (one who created the epic “Tatvasaar”), used to meditate here in 14th century. The caves are from the same period. 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.

 

Fascinating points:

  • Saptatirtha Pushkarni 
  • Kedareshwar Cave
  • Harishchandreshwar Temple
  • Konkan Kada (Konkan cliff) 
  • Taramati Peak  

 

Trek & Journey Details:


13th December, 2013

Meeting point: Kalyan ST Depot @ 10.00 pm

10.30 pm : Move to Base village (Belpada) by private transport.

12.30 am: Reach base village & Stay in school

 

14th December, 2013

5.30 am:  wake up call  

6.00 am:  Start trek

8.00 am:  Breakfast on the way

2.00 pm:  Lunch

4.00 pm:  On top of kokan kada

6.00 pm:  Move towards Caves, Dinner & Retire for the day

 

15th December, 2013

6.00 am:   wake up call & Breakfst

7.30 am:   fort Exploration

10.30 am: Start Descending towards Khireshwar

2.00 pm:  Lunch at Khireshwar

5.00 pm:  @ Khubi village & move to kalyan by private transport

7.30 pm:  @ Kalyan

 

Things to be carried:
**Carry Lunch for Day 1
**A Water Bottle (2 Ltrs) (a must)
**A Torch with spare set of Battery (a must)
**Sleeping mat, bedding (a must)
*Extra Pair of Clothes 
*100 ml coconut oil (for Shoe bite)
*Good trekking shoes
*Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
*Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
*Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
*Personal medications if any.
*A haversack to put all these things.

Trek Expenses: Rs 1150/- per head

Which includes:

2 Breakfast, 1 lunch, 2 evening refreshment, 1 dinner

Private transportation From Kalyan to Kalyan

 
Please carry packed lunch for the first day.

Registration:
For registration, kindly transfer Rs. 1150/- 
You have to make the payment in following bank A/C,

1. Name of Acc Holder : Ashish Vinayak Sakhare
2. Bank name : ICICI Bank 
3. Bank account number : 074001503072
4. Bank branch name : Near Sion Hospital, Sion(E) 
5. IFSC code for bank : ICIC0000740

Rules and Regulations:

*The Organizers of the trek behold the complete rights to modify the trek in occurrence of the situation.
*Interested trekkers are expected to register well in advance.
*Any individual should carry or wear valuables at his/her own risk.
*No refund of the trek fee will be made in any circumstances once registration is attained.

Please confirm your entries on or before December 12, 2013 .

For registration or queries, 

Please contact:

Rajesh Kardak - 9029462929 

Sumit Ghadigaonkar - 9819960065
Ashish Sakhare - 9049018085


Sarita Khare - 7208090002

 

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