Adventure Geek invites you for the Harischandragad Fort trek.
Harischandragad Fort Trek is quite ancient. Its origin is said to have been in the 6th century, during the rule of the Kalachuri dynasty. The various caves probably have been carved out in the 11th century. In these caves are idols of Lord Vishnu. The carvings in the Harishchandreshwar temple and in the shelter of Kedareshwar indicate that the fort belongs to the medieval period. Later the defense was under the control of Moghuls. The Marathas captured it in 1747.
Konkankada is one of the best places for camping. Harishchandragad Trek from Mumbai by bus and Train
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- A trek to a hill which looks over the Konkan region.
- Mesmerizing views of the surrounding regions on the way to the summit.
- Experienced and welcoming hosts.
- Visit Harishchandreshwar temple and Kedareshshwar cave
- Campfire, Music!
- Authentic food
- A Lot of Entertainment
Harishchandragad Fort Trek 2023
Konkanda Harishchandragad Trek
Harishchandragad trek route is Pachnai
Cost Via Train:- 1499/- pp
- Trek Trail: Hiking
- Base Village: Pachnai Village
- Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
- Trek Endurance: Medium/ Average
- Trek Duration: 6 - 8 hrs (both sides)
- Best Time: Throughout the year
- Distance from Mumbai: 210 km
Catch Kasara Semi-Fast Local – Slow from Mulund.
09:32 PM – KASARA Semi-fast Local from CST ) – Catch Second Compartment towards Kasara to get together,
- CST:- 09:32 PM
- Byculla:- 09:40 PM.
- Dadar:- 09:50 PM
- Kurla:- 10:00 PM
- Ghatkopar :- 10:06 PM
- Mulund:- 10:22 PM
- Thane:- 10:27 PM
- Dombivali :- 10:51 PM
- Kalyan:- 11:03 AM
- Kasara:- 12:13 AM.
Participants on the slow tracks request you join the nearby fast local station.
After Reaching Kasara all the Participants have to gather near the Ticket Window post counting we will start our journey to Harishchandragad
Meeting point Kasara Ticket counter @12:20 am.
12:25 am: Leave for Base Village
03:00 am: Reach Pachnai and freshen up
03:30 am: Intro round and start Hiking toward Harishchandragad
05:30 am: Reach Harishchandreshwar Temple and move towards Kokankada.
07:00 am: Reach Kokankada and Enjoy the mighty clouds and photography.
08:00 am: Start descending toward the base village
10:00 am: Reach Base village and have lunch
12:30 pm: Post lunch leave for Kasara
03:30 pm: Reach Kasara and disperse
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- Select the Number of TIckets. (If you have a coupon code, apply at this stage)
- Fill in our personal details and proceed.
- Select your payment type (UPI, Debit Card, Credit Card) and proceed.
- Once your tickets are booked, you will receive a confirmation email and WhatsApp on your Number
- WhatsApp group will Make and will add you in the Group one day prior to the Departure
- Further details about the trip will be shared on that WhatsApp group 1 day prior to the trip.
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Step 2: After payment, you will be requested to fill up the Mandatory disclaimer form online where you have to fill in relevant details including your complete address.
Step -3: Now your participation is confirmed the organizer will create a WhatsApp group on the event day for coordination, We will coordinate through SMS/ Call if the participant is not available in WhatsApp.
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FAQ of Kokankada, Harishchandragad Fort trek
From where do you start Harishchandragad Trek in Mumbai?
We Started our bus from Borivali, But we have pickup from many locations in Mumbai.
Is it Safe to Trek in the Monsoon here?
Yes, Harishchandragad Trek is Safe and we are regular trekkers on that route.
Do you provide pick-up and drop service from Mumbai or Pune for Harishchandragad Trek?
Yes, we have picked up from Borivali, Dadar for Mumbai Trekkers, and Swargate for Pune trekkers. During the winter and summer seasons, we go by train. Train Schedule and other itinerary are there on our other event where trekkers need to reach Kasara railway station and Meet our Guide.
What is the Harishchandragad Trek batch size regularly?
Usually, Harishchandragad Trek group has 10 - 30 people which comprises women, men, children, and solo travelers. We send trek leaders as per the batch size to make sure you enjoy your trek and receive proper guidance whenever needed. The bigger the group the more fun, our trek leader engages with trekkers and travelers to keep the group motivated.
I am a Female traveler or Solo traveler can I join Harishchandragad Trek?
Harishchandragad Trek route is very safe for female trekkers, locals are very friendly. Leaders will take care of your safety.
Do Solo Travellers females sign up for these events?
Many Solo traveling females join our events. We also send female trek leaders whenever possible and are available to lead. We have 60 - 40 % or more male-to-female ratios at our events.
Is a Toilet Available on Harishchandragad Trek?
Yes, Available at the base of Harishchandragad Trek During the trek, toilets are not available on Harishchandragad Trek. You will need to go in the open or Behind the Shades. Water is scarce so English toilets are not available.
Are Kids allowed on the Konkankada Trek?
Kids below 15 with Parents' supervision only. We have had 4.5 years old kids complete the trek with their parents
Many kids love to go on trekking. Adventure Geek like kids on treks.
What type of food will be provided?
Depending on your preference Veg-NonVeg/ Jain food(Need to let us know in Advance ) will be provided at the local Villagers House. The food is home-cooked. On top, we provide breakfast Poha and Tea unlimited.
Distance from Mumbai Harishchandragad Trek in Maharashtra?
Six hours drive from Mumbai - 190 km approx. The road is under repair in certain and in bad condition. After you enter Ighatpuri mobile network is not available for most parts of your journey.
Distance from Pune Harishchandragad, Igatpuri?
Five - Seven hours drive from Pune - 198 km approx.
The number of days required for Harishchandragad trekking?
Normally it takes 10-12 hours to complete the Harishchandragad Trek. Depending upon the speed of the trekker
During monsoon, we start the trek early morning due to dense fog covering the peak.
During winter and summer, we do the Monsoon trek so we start at midnight and reach early in the morning to see the sunrise from the summit of Harishchandragad, Konkankada
Where can we park our cars near the Harishchandragad?
Base Village at your own risk. Locals might ask for parking fees.
Do sleeping bags Required for Harishchandragad Trekking?
No. For a day trek, you don't require Sleeping Bag. One can carry it for a Camping event
Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular services
Where will we stay?
No stay is required for this event. We will only stop at the base village for some time for introduction and instruction to be given by the trek leader.
Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?
Cash payment is not accepted
Registration against 100% upfront payment only via Paytm / UPI / NEFT / IMPS / Payment Getaway on the spot payment not accepted.
We need to book an advance bus/jeep and make other arrangements upfront payment is a must.
Will, I get bottled water?
Normal well water shall be provided. Villagers now sell bottled water on the route on weekends. Please carry a reusable water bottle it helps in reducing waste on the route of Harishchandragad
Can I charge my phone?
No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required.
How is the Harishchandragad weather now?
Summer Temperature Night 21- Day 41°C approx. It is extremely windy at the summit and cold.
Monsoon rains very heavily please double pack your expensive phones and gadgets
The winter temperature is 09 to 18 degrees and very windy please carry a windproof jacket for the summit.
Can we smoke or drink alcohol?
People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit the event on an immediate basis.
Harishchandragad and the trekking route are sacred to all Maharashtrians anyone caught smoking or consuming alcohol will be at the mercy of local
Please enjoy the sound of nature on the trek.
Trek leaders keep giving instructions throughout the trek you will miss important communication if listening to music.
Harishchandragad Trek from Mumbai?
During the monsoon, we arrange the Kalsubai trek from Mumbai and Thane via a private bus. After the monsoon, we arrange Kalsubai Monsoon Trek from Kasara Railway Station.
Harishchandragad trek Height?
Harishchandragad Peak is also known as the Paradise Place of Maharashtra. Harishchandragad is one of the best peaks in Maharashtra. Harishchandragad, Konkankada is located at 4600 Feet above sea level.
Harishchandragad Hill Station?
Harishchandragad is located at Bhandardara The weather is pleasant and it offers beautiful views of Wilson Dam, Bhandardara Lake, Ghatghar Dam, Sahyadri forts, and Deep valleys. Plans have been discussed to convert Kalsubai into a hill station with a ropeway. Bhandardara to Kalsubai peak, we can arrange for Bhandardara camping and Kalsubai camping together as a custom event for large groups.
Kalsubai trek from Mumbai by train? How to reach Kalsubai?
We shared the train timings for Kasara Train on the central railway in the itinerary. Our Trek Leaders will meet you at Kasara Railway Station. You will now proceed to the base village in Local jeeps. Trek will start at Bari Village. After the trek participant will be dropped back at Kasara Railway Station. You can now proceed to Mumbai or Pune using local trains. Cst to Kasara Railway Station ticket will cost Rs 60 for the return ticket.
How do you to go Harishchandragad from Mumbai?
The meeting point for this trek will be at SGNP, Borivali East, and Pritam Hotel, Dadar East. We have mentioned the timing in the itinerary. Kindly board accordingly. Our trek leader will meet you at the Bus. From here we will move towards the base village of Harishchandragad Trek Mumbai to Harishchandragad is well marked on Google Maps.
How to go to Harishchandragad from Pune?
By train, you need to reach Kalyan Railway Station and board Kasara Local from Kalyan. Or You can drive to Pachnai Village we will provide you with navigation details you can follow to reach Bari Village. It will take a good five hours to reach Pachnai Village the starting point of Harishchandragad.
Harishchandragadi Map - Drive Through Map?
Please refer to google maps or Google Earth. We will send you the Google Maps navigation link after your booking is completed. You can follow the navigation to reach Pachnai Village which is the starting point for the Harishchandragad trek in Maharashtra.
How many Harishchandragad trek route has?
There are 7 trek routes are there to climb to Harishchandragad from Beginner level to High Level
What is included in the tour
- Traveling from Kasara to Paachnai village Base of Harishchandragad and return to Kasara
- Morning Breakfast and Lunch
- Entry Charges
- First Aid Charges
- Adventure Geek Expertise
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any meals/services not mentioned in the inclusions
- Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
- Water, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
- Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, etc.
- Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
- Extra pair of clothes
- Photo ID card
- Some ready to eat food (chips, cakes, biscuits)
- Drinking water
- Personal medication if any
- Backpack to keep things
- Since it is not a luxury trip, do not expect any luxury.
- All food is hygienic and authentic local delicacy.
- You are joining an outdoor activity where any incident, reasons beyond control like Natural calamities, landslides, bad road conditions, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc.; Man-Made calamities, Vehicle breakdown, vehicle dysfunction can happen & you agree that the organizer/leader shall not be held responsible for any accident, mishap (including death) caused by any circumstances.
- Adventure Geek is not responsible for any loss of illegal substances or items being carried by the participant.