One day trek to Harishchandragad

GRADE: Medium
Date: 25th June 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:
24th June, Saturday
Take 22:50hrs train from CST and meet at 01:18hrs at Kasara Railway station 

25th June, Sunday
01:30 – Leave for Base village by Local vehicle
04:30 - Reach Pachnai village and rest for a while.
05:00 - Breakfast will be served.
06:30 - 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.
12:00 - Begin the descent.
14:00 - Reach base village and have delicious home-made lunch.
15:00 – Leave for Kasara.
18:00: Reach Kasara and take train for Mumbai.

EVENT COST - 900 per person (Non Refundable)

Registration will be confirmed after payment.

• Travel from Kasara to Pachnai village and back
• 1 Breakfast – 1 Lunch and evening tea
• Mask Adventures administrative charges

• 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 
Train time table:

CST : 22:50
Dadar: 23:05
Thane: 23:34
Dombivali: 23:57
Kalyan: 00:07
Kasara: 01:18

Take this train from your nearest railway station.

Do let us know for further assistance.

Mask Adventures
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