Overview

Adventure Geek invite for Harishchandragad Trek
Harishchandragad, located in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, India, is a picturesque hill fort that draws both adventurers and environment lovers. This old fort, positioned at an elevation of 1,424 meters, provides a stunning view of the Western Ghats and is well-known for its demanding but rewarding trekking paths.
Trekking to Harishchandragad is an exciting experience that draws trekkers from all across the country. The fort provides a variety of trekking paths, each with its own beauty and difficulty level. Beginners prefer the popular Pachnai path, which features a gentle rise and stunning views of the surrounding valleys. On the other hand, the Nalichi Vaat trail is a test of endurance, requiring expert trekkers to climb sheer rock faces and gushing waterfalls.
Harishchandragad is an important historical site. The fort has witnessed the rise and fall of dynasties and is a tribute to the architectural prowess of times past. Explore the ancient caves, such as Kedareshwar and Taramati, which are decorated with beautiful carvings and mythological stories. These caves give trekkers with shelter while also adding a sense of mystery to the walk.
When embarking on the Harishchandragad trek, safety comes first. It is best to hike with an experienced guide who can navigate the terrain and provide useful information on the fort's history and local mythology. Trekkers must also pack important hiking gear, plenty of water, and energy-rich snacks to keep them going during the route.
Harishchandragad is also recognized for its religious and spiritual significance. The Harishchandreshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is a pilgrimage site that draws devotees year-round. Seek solace in the holy atmosphere of the temple tucked in the foothills.
As visitors walk the way to Harishchandragad, they are treated to a symphony of natural beauty. From the melodic singing of birds to the whispering breeze, every moment spent on this trip is a connection with the peaceful beauty of the Western Ghats.
As trekkers make their way to Harishchandragad, they are greeted by lush foliage, trickling streams, and diverse wildlife. The trip reveals a variety of natural treasures, including the captivating Kokankada, a massive cliff with breathtaking views. Marvel at the golden hues of sunrise or the ethereal beauty of sunset, which paints the sky with bright colors.
Finally, Harishchandragad provides a wonderful blend of history, adventure, and natural beauty. It's a walking paradise that tests hikers while rewarding them with breathtaking views and a sense of achievement. Immerse yourself in the mysticism of Harishchandragad, and allow this remarkable hill fort to leave an indelible impression on your psyche.
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Harishchandragad Trek Information:

  • Fort Elevation: Fort trail
  • Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.
  • Trek Endurance: Medium to High
  • Trek Length: Approx. 6 km 
  • Trek Duration: 3 hrs one-way


 

1 Night 1 Day 25 May Harishchandragad, Maharashtra
Highlights
  • A trek to a hill that looks over the Konkankada region.
  • Mesmerizing views of the surrounding regions on the way to the summit.
  • Experienced the paradise of Sahyadri.
  • Visit Harishchandreshwar temple and Kedareshshwar cave
  • Authentic food
  • A Lot of Entertainment
Itinerary

Harishchandragad Trek 
Pre Monsoon Clouds Harischandragad Trek

Itinerary
Meet Our Leader at
09:00 pm: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East
10:00 pm: Pritam Hotel, Dadar East
10:30 pm: Teen Hath Naka, Thane East
10:40 pm: Leave for Base Village
05:00 am: Reach Paachnai and have breakfast.
06:00 am: Start Trek to Harishchandragad, Instructions, and Briefing session by Trek Leaders
08:30 am: Reach Harishchandreshwar Temple and Explore the Harihareshwar Temple, Shiv Linga, Pushkarni  and move towards Kokankada.
9:30 am: Reach Kokankada and Enjoy the mighty clouds, photography, etc.
10:30 am: Move towards the temple
11:00 am: reach temple and explore
11:30 am: Start descending towards the base village
01:30 pm: Reach Base Village and have lunch.
02:30 pm: Post lunch leave for Mumbai
08:00 pm: Reach Mumbai and disperse with Great Memories

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Things to do at Harishchandragad Trek:

  • Trekking: Harishchandragad is known for its trekking prospects. Embark on an exciting journey to the fort, experiencing several paths and admiring the picturesque splendor of the surroundings.
  • Visit Konkan Kada: Konkan Kada is a spectacular cliff on Harishchandragad with stunning panoramic views. Experience the breathtaking splendor and make unforgettable memories at this iconic location.
  • Explore the caverns: Harishchandragad is riddled with old caverns that are historically and architecturally significant. Take your time exploring magnificent caverns, such as Kedareshwar Cave Temple, and admire the beautiful carvings and sculptures.
  • Attend Sunrise or Sunset: Watch the spectacular sunrise or sunset from the fort and be amazed by the stunning colors that decorate the sky. It's a relaxing and calm experience that you shouldn't miss.
  • Camping: Spend the night under the starry sky in Harishchandragad. Set up your tent and enjoy the calm of nature. Enjoy the bonfire and the serene atmosphere.
  • Explore Harishchandreshwar Temple: Visit the Harishchandreshwar Temple, which is devoted to Lord Shiva. Admire the architecture and experience the spiritual ambiance of this old temple.
  • Animals Spotting: Keep a look out for animals when trekking through Harishchandragad. You may see langurs, monkeys, several bird species, and, if you're lucky, some elusive wildlife.
  • Taramati Peak is the highest peak on Harishchandragad, and it may be reached by trekking. From here, you may see panoramic views of the surrounding valleys, peaks, and fort.
  • Photography: Harishchandragad provides a fantastic opportunity for photography enthusiasts. Photograph the stunning landscapes, old structures, and the interplay of light and shadows on the fort.
  • Experience Monsoon Magic: During the monsoon season, Harishchandragad transforms into a lush green paradise complete with waterfalls and hazy sceneries. Experience the splendor and serenity of the monsoon-soaked fortress.


FAQ For Harishchandragad Trek

What is Harishchandragad?
Harishchandragad is a hill fort in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, India. It is well-known for its historical significance, scenic beauty, and demanding trekking paths.

Which is the ideal time to visit Harishchandragad?
The best time to visit Harishchandragad is from October to February when the weather is nice and suitable for trekking. However, the monsoon season (June to September) brings lush green scenery and breathtaking waterfalls.

How to get to Harishchandragad?
Harishchandragad is accessible by road from major cities such as Mumbai and Pune. The nearest town is Ghatghar, from which the fort is accessible via a 4-5 hour journey.
Nearest Railway Station is Ighatpuri
And local Train from Mumbai is Kasara.

What are the most popular trekking routes on Harishchandragad?
Harishchandragad's most popular trekking routes are the Nalichi Vaat, Pachnai, and Tolar Khind trails. Each path has varying levels of difficulty and visual beauty. Also, Harishchandragad has 7 different Routes 

Is there any accommodation available in Harishchandragad?
Yes, there are modest accommodations accessible on Harishchandragad, such as caves and camping sites. It is advised to bring your camping gear and necessities.

What are the most prominent attractions in Harishchandragad?
Harishchandragad's noteworthy features include the Konkan Kada (a magnificent cliff with panoramic views), the Kedareshwar temple (an old cave shrine), and Taramati Peak (the fort's highest point).

Can I visit Harishchandragad during monsoon season?
Visiting Harishchandragad during the monsoon season is doable, but difficult owing to heavy rain and muddy trails. It is advised for experienced hikers who are ready for the rain and love the beautiful green scenery.

What are some local attractions or places to visit in Harishchandragad?
The lovely Bhandardara Lake, located near Harishchandragad, provides breathtaking vistas and a tranquil ambiance. Randha Falls, located nearby, is a renowned tourist destination known for its rushing cascade. Furthermore, the famous Kalsubai Peak, Maharashtra's highest peak, is accessible and provides a demanding trekking experience.

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Travelling from Mumbai to Paachnai Base village of Harischandra and Back
  • Breakfast 
  • Lunch
  • Entry charges
  • Toll and Permit 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.
  • Insurance 
Things to carry
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Torch
  • Photo ID card
  • Some ready to eat food (chips, cakes, biscuits)
  • Drinking water
  • camera
  • Personal medication if any
  • Backpack to keep things
Note
  • 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.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
  • Cancellation within 12 hours of payment 100% refundable. (Not applicable on payments made before or less than 36 hours of the event.)
  • If cancellation is done prior to 6 days of outing 70% will be refunded.
  • If done prior to 3 days of outing 30% will be refunded
  • After that, no refund will be provided.
  • Pickup point
    Harishchandragad, Maharashtra View on Map