We at B365 have arranged a Trek to Harishchandragad Fort on 23rd and 24th July 2016
Brief Introduction about the fort:- Harishchandragad
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 4500 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Medium but High on Endurance Level
Region: Malshej Ghat
Base Village: Khireshwar.
Harishchandragad :- is the hill fort in ahmednagar district of Maharastra , Remnants of Microlithic man have been discovered here. The various Puranas (ancient scriptures) like Matsyapurana, Agnipurana and Skandapurana include many references about Harishchandragad. 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.
Kokankada :- The most interesting point on this fort is this cliff, which has always fascinated many people from many years. The cliff faces west and looks down upon the Konkan. From here, one can have a breathtaking view of the surrounding region and the setting sun. This cliff is not just vertical, it is an overhang, almost like a cobra’s hood. It has been climbed many times. Sometimes a circular rainbow can be seen from this point. It can be seen only when there is a bit of mist in the valley, and the sun is right behind the person facing the valley.
Kedareshwar Temple :- Going rightwards of Harishchandreshwar temple, there is the huge cave of Kedareshwar in which there is a big Shivlinga, which is totally surrounded by water. The total height from its base is five feet, and the water is waist-deep. It is quite difficult to reach the Shivlinga because the water is ice-cold. There are sculptures carved out here. In monsoon it is not possible to reach this cave, as a huge stream flows across the way.
Malshej Ghats :- Malshej ghat is situated in Pune district near the borders of Thane and Ahmednagar districts. It is at a distance of 154 km from south Mumbai towards northeast and 130 km north of Pune.A nice view of valleys is one of the major attraction here. It is also famous for dark woods and the animals inside. These animals includes tigers, leopards, rabbits and peacocks etc. But truly a famous place near Malshej Ghat is Khireshwar which is 2/3 km from rest house, the Beautiful scenic beauty of Malshej Ghat attracts tourist in monsoon season.
Itinerary and Schedule for the Event :- Meeting point at Kalyan ST Depot at 9:00 PM on 22nd July 2016.
Moving towards Khireshwar by ST (Public Transport)
Reaching Khireshwar at 04:00 AM (Aproxx)
Freshen up , Breakfast (Breakfast will be served as packed food )
Start Trek at 05:30 AM
Reaching in the Caves at 12:30 PM – 01 :00 PM
Lunch Time ( Carry Lunch for the Day )
Resting Time in the Caves for 2 HRS ( Carry Bedding or any available materials )
Exploration of the Surrounding areas ( Harishchandreshwar Temple , Kedareshwar Cave & Kokankada Pinnacle )
Enjoying Sunset at Kokankada ( Not to be missed under any Circumstances )
Back in the Caves and Dinner Time ( Simple Veg Meal )
Depart for the Day
Wake up call at 05:00 AM
Freshen up , Breakfast ( Poha , Upma or Maggie any of these )
Start Descend at 06:30 AM
Reaching Khireshwar base Village at 10:30 AM
Continuing journey and Halt for Lunch at Dhaba
Lunch time will depend upon the time spent at Malshej Ghat ( aproxx 01:30 PM – 2:30 PM will be the Lunch Time )
Returning back to Dadar at 8:30 PM ( which will be Tentative)
The charges for the event is INR 900/- per head for Mumbai and Pune Participants, Which is
Transport from Kalyan to Kalyan by ST Bus
2 Breakfast (Breakfast will be Packed food on day 1)
1 Dinner, Expertise, First Aid.
One needs to do online payment of INR 900 as advance (Non-refundable) to register her / his seat for the event. (Payment via NEFT / RTGS / IMPS only)
In the Name of: Mr AMEY ARUN BHAGAT.
Bank :- SBI BANK
Branch : NEW PANVEL (EAST)
Account No : 20134246954
IFS Code: SBIN0011758
Once done with the Transaction please msg or send an email on firstname.lastname@example.org then Fill up the One Time Registration Form. From Link ” http://goo.gl/forms/GzvHYUz9DB ”
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Things To Carry: –
Pls do carry Lunch for the day (on first day)
A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs a must)
Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Personal basic medical kit & torch (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)
A haversack to put all these things
Rules & Regulations:
No Littering Policy: Participants are requested to carry there own waste back to home or to the railway Station to Dispose in the Dustbins.
Smoking and Alcohol Prohibited: Smoking and Consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited on the Event.
Group Policy: One has to Strictly follow the Group Policy … Not to be Deviated from the Group without the Leader Permissions, In case of any Injury, Accident, Death or Loss of Baggage Bhramanti365 Group and it’s instructors, organizers, shall not be responsible in any manner for the Casualty Occurred and no interference of the parents, guardians of participants will be entertained.
Note: – Adventure Activities are Organized considering the Favorable conditions of Nature and Atmosphere.. Where Safety Comes first… If in case there is a natural Calamity and If event is Can celled NO REFUND will be provided in such Circumstances. Leaders Decision will be Final.. So no Arguments will be entertained.
For confirmation and Registrations please contact on the below mentioned numbers (Kindly message the transaction ID once done with the Online transfer)
Amey Bhagat: – 9987121415 / 9029209992
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