Monsoon Special: One day Trek to Harishchandragad via Pachnai.
Grade: Easy Endurance: Medium Height: 4665 feet Date: 11th Aug 2019 (10th-night traveling) Base Village: Pachnai Meeting point: Kasara station
About Harishchandragad: The fort is quite ancient. Its origin is said to have been in the 6th century, during the rule of 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 cave of Kedareshwar indicate that the fort belongs to the medieval period. Later the fort was under the control of Moghuls. The Marathas captured it in 1747.
Brief Itinerary : Catch kasara local from CST at Saturday night at 10:50 PM Day 1: Saturday CST 10:50 pm Byculla 10:57 pm Dadar 11:05 pm Kurla 11:13 pm Ghatkopar 11:18 pm Mulund 11:30 pm Thane 11:34 pm Dombivli 11:57 pm Kalyan 12:07 am Titwala 12:21 am Asangaon 12:41 am Kasara 1:18 am Meeting point Kasara Ticket counter @1:20 am.
01:30 am : Leave for Base Village 05:00 am : Reach Pachnai and have breakfast. 06:00 am : Start Hiking towards Harishchandragad 08:30 am : Reach Harishchandreshwar Temple 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 the temple and explore 11:30 am : Start descending towards base village 01:30 pm: Reach Base village and have lunch. 02:30 pm: Post lunch leave for Kasara 06:00 pm: Reach Kasara and disperse
Event Cost: Rs. 999/-
Inclusions : - Traveling from kasara to base village and return - Breakfast - Lunch - Entry charges
Exclusions : - Any expenses of personal nature. - Any expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusions.
Things To Be carried: Identity proof (must) Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.(optional) A bottle of water (at least 2 Ltrs) Compulsory Windcheater (Compulsory) TORCH with extra batteries Cap, etc. Medicine those if u require usually (Optional) Camera(Optional) A good trekking shoes, extra pair of floaters, extra clothes. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried so that one has one's hands-free while trekking. Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas. Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags.
Rules No Smoking, tobacco, and alcohol Be a group - it's not a race NO littering please...we are educated :) The leader's decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.