Event Tag: Trikon #323
Event Name: Harishchandragad Trekking and Camping
Event Date: 01st - 02nd April 2017
Event Cost: Rs. 1,750/- per pax
Total Seats: 35
Base Village: Pachnai
Height: 1,422 mtrs
Approximate Duration: 2.5 hrs of Ascend
This mighty Fort never fails to amuse wanderers with its abundance of, mythological, historical importance and most picturesque it's mountainous ranges. Yeah Harishchandragad it is!
Harishchandragad: is a hill fort in the Ahmednagar District of India. Its history is linked with that of Malshej Ghat kothale village and it has played a major role in guarding and controlling the surrounding region.
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 the 6th century, during the rule of Kalachuri dynasty.
This cliff faces west and looks down upon the Konkan. It provides a scenic view of the surrounding region and the setting sun. The cliff has an overhang, but has been climbed many times. Sometimes a circular rainbow (Brocken Spectre phenomenon) 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.
Trekking till Harischandragad and camping at this historical location is indeed an experience worth remembering.
Scenic View of Sunset-Sunrise from Kokankada is absolute divine
Well built lake 'Saptatirtha' and Harishchandreshwar Temple
Medieval era Kedareshwar Cave and interesting predictions of Local Legends!
Whole plethora of Peaks :Taramati,Ajoba Fort, Kulang and many more..
Night camping and bonfire
Day 0: 31st March Friday Night
Catch Last Local to Kasara
12:14 @ CST
12:22 @ Byculla
12:32 @ Dadar
12:42 @ Kurla
01:08 @ Thane
01:41 @ Kalyan
02:55 @ Kasara
Day 1: 1st April Saturday
03:00 am: Meet Travel Trikon Team at Kasara station
03:30 am: Move ahead to Pachnai Base Village by Private Jeep
04:00 am: Tea / Coffee on the way
06:00 am: Reach Pachnai Village
08:00 am: Freshen up and Breakfast
08.15 am: Start trek to Harischandragad
11:00 am: Reach Konkankada. Rest and Relax for some time
12.30 pm: Lunch time
01.00 pm: Explore Harishchandragad and nap for a while ;)
05.30 pm: Enjoy Sunset from Konkankada
8.00 pm: Dinner
Camping Time Eeh! Bring on the ideas of Fun, We have planned ours too!
Day 2: 2nd April Sunday
04:00 am: Wake up to climb Taramati peak, second highest peak of Maharashtra
05:30 am: Reach top
06:00 am: Start descend to witness hypnotizing Konkankada
07:30 am: Breakfast in the open arena of Kokankada
09:00 am: Start descend
12:00 pm: Reach Pachnai
12.30 pm: After reaching Pachnai, hog on yummy lunch
05.00 pm: Reach Kasara, start travel for Mumbai
08.00 pm: Reach Mumbai
Food: Sat - Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea & Coffee and Dinner; Sun - Breakfast and Lunch
Tented Accommodations on Triple or Quadruple basis
Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
Anything other than above mentioned inclusion
Things to Carry
2 ltrs water
Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
Snacks & Biscuits
Extra Pair of Clothes
Clean napkin or small towel
Rain coat/ Poncho/ Wind cheater (Avoid umbrella)
Cap, sunglasses, scarf
Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags)
Please carry medicines if you need any
Avoid wearing precious Jewellery while trekking, as Travel Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same
Please take return ticket till Kasara
Board the second last compartment from CST side
Missing the train means missing the trek, no refunds would be entertained by Travel Trikon
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
Fitness & Health – Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.
Please call on +919819021806 / +919920474297 for any query.
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Please expect a delay in response for any queries on Saturday & Sunday as Travel Trikon Team will be travelling to some or the other event. Thanks for your understanding & co-operation.
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