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.

Base Village:

Pachani - Direct access route

Khireshwar - via tolar kind route

Belpada - Nali chi waat

Kothale - via tolar kind waat

District: Ahmednagar

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.

Region:Malshej ghat

Trek Leader: Rajesh Mhaddalkar

Contribution: Rs 1600.00 per participant.


TreksandTrails itinerary for the trek to Harishchandragad

Day 1

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

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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:

Cost includes travel from Kalyan to Kalyan travel, two morning tea, 1 Veg Lunch, 1 veg dinner and TreksandTrails charges if any.

Cost Excludes:

All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered. Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc. Any kind of personal expenses. Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above. All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather


How to register

For Registration and Confirmation transfer Rs. 1600/- per person in the given a/c

  • State Bank of India
  • Account No: 32248535175
  • Account: Savings
  • IFSC Code: SBIN0014771

Once payment is done, please send an email to with Transaction ID, Participant Name, email ID, mobile phone number, emergency contact number.

For any queries please call or email 

  • Rajesh Mhaddalkar +919869629288 / +919768341848 (Trek Leader)
  • Sarfaraz 9619095743

Cancellation Policy:

50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date

No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.

Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation

Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation


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