Harishchandragad is one of the best high forts near Mumbai, Maharashtra. Strong fortifications of this fort has multiple entry routes such as Junnar gate route, Sadhle ghat, Nalichi wat and Indore waat.
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. Main attractions on Fort: Saptatirtha Pushkarni, Kedareshwar Cave, Konkan Kada (Konkan cliff), Taramati peak, Temple of Harishchandreshwar
Introduction and Event Summary:
Difficulty Level: Medium to Tuff
Endurance Level: High
Transport: Limited ST buses are available from Kalyan bus depot to the base village
Height of fort: 4650 ft approx.
Pachani - Direct access route
Khireshwar - via tolar kind route
Belpada - Nali chi waat
Kothale - via tolar kind waat
Region: Malshej ghat
Route from Pune: Pune - Manchar - Narayangoan - Ale phata - Kotul - Khireswar
Route from Mumbai: Mumbai - Kalyan - Murbad - Khireshwar
Distance from Mumbai: To Pachal 235 km approx. and to Khireshwar 180 km approx.
Distance from Pune: To Pachal 210 km approx. and to Khireshwar 135 km approx.
Total time required for climbing: 3.5 hours uphill climb one way
Total distance for climbing: 6 km approx. one way.
Assembly: Kalyan railway station
Duration: 2 Days and 2 Nights.
Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar
Contribution: Rs 1600.00 per participant.
TreksandTrails itinerary for the trek to Harishchandragad
22:00Report at Kalyan ST bus stand
22:30Travel Kalyan Khubi Phata by bus. Reach Khubi phata.
00:00General Instruction/ Orientation & Night halt at Khireshwar village
06:30Start Trek toward Harishchandragad fort
11:00Reach top Of Harishchandragad. Explore - REST - Lunch - Explore – Photography
12:30Visit Konkan Kada & back to the temple. Dinner & night stay in the cave near temple.
07:00Visit Taramati peak & back to temple.
08:30Start descending Harishchandragad
13:00Lunch in the village.
15:00Reach Khubi Phata & proceed towards Kalyan.
20:00Disperse at Kalyan ST bus depot (subjective)
Cost includes travel from Kalyan to Kalyan travel, two morning tea, 1 Veg Lunch, 1 veg dinner and TreksandTrails charges if any.
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