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Mountrek India Monsoon Harishchandragad Trek 0n 25th-26th June 2016.  




 

 

 



Some Information about the fort:

Harishchandragad:

Type: Hill Fort

Height: 4500 Feet above MSL (Approx)Grade: Easy (3 hrs trek)

Region: Malshej Ghats

Base Village: Pachnai, Khireshwar

 

Harishchandragad-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.

 

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

 

DAY 1 -

Catch fast train to Kasara from CST leaving @ 6.55am

Train Timings are as follows:

CST-6.55am

BYCULLA-7.02am

DADAR-7.08am

KURLA-7.15am

GHATKOPAR-7.19am

THANE-7.35am

KALYAN-7.54am

Kasara-9.08am

 

Meeting point : kasara Station @ 9.30am

 

10.00 am : Start towards Pachnai

12.00 pm : Reach Pachnai and Lunch

01.00 pm : Start the trek

03.00 pm : Reach th top,rest and Visit Kokankada

08.00 pm: Dinner and stay in Caves

 

DAY 2 -

6.00 am : Good Morning and get fresh, Breakfast

7:00 am : Explore Remaining Fort

11.00 am : Break for snacks, Lunch @ village

02.00 pm : Move to Kasara

5.30 pm : Reach  Kasara



The cost for the trek is INR 1500/-

 

Which includes Transportation from Kasara to Kasara, 3 meals & 2 breakfast.

 

Max Participant : 30

 

Payment details

One needs to deposit INR 1000/- into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.

 

The amount is to be deposited in the following account.

Account No: 31993192984

Name: AMEY SANJAY NIKAM

Ifsccode: SBIN0012925

Branch: BAZAR PETH ROAD BRANCH, KALYAN

 

For more details and Registration, Please contact on the nos. given below:

Amey : 99 67 837516

Ashwin : 9867250271

 

Limited seats, Registrations on First Come First Serve Basis.

 

Medical Disclaimer :

No Smoking, tobacco and alcohol

Be a group – its 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.

Note- Please understand this ain’t a picnic, all Trekking and Adventure activities demand fitness.

We request you to get a medical fitness check done before you participate in any such events. If suffering from any allergy carry proper medications and inform your

trek leaders about it. Also make sure you have a sufficient supply of medication for your trip, building in an allowance for any travel delay. Those with Active Chest

and Heart diseases that limit physical activity should not go to high altitudes.

 

Things to carry:

 

ID Proof

Full Sleeves round neck Tee shirt, winter wear and Full length Lowers,calf length socks( 2 pairs)Shoes either trekking or sports ( Good firm Sole ),No floaters/Slippers on track

Water – 2 liters

Torch Must with spare battery (High Quality) .

Cover your bag completely in Plastic.

Zip Lock Plastics to keep wallet , Cash, Mobile etc

Bedding with extra Papers, Extra Clothes ,Windcheaters, Poncho, Cap, Camera (Optional) etc

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.

Medicine those that you require usually.

A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.(Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.)

Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

Bedding for the day may be mat , bedsheet  or sleeping bag.(for Overnight Treks)

 

Regards,

Mountrek India Team

 

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