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Night Trek to Harishchandragad with Mumbai Mountain Hiker
Harishchandragad fort is in the Ahmadnagar District of Maharashtra, situated in Malshaje Ghat. The history of Harishchandragad for is quite ancient. It’s name mention Indian scripture like Matshpuran, Agnipuran and Skandhpuran. Its origin is said to have been in the 6th century, during the rule of the Kalacury dynasty. Great sage Changdev (one who created the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate here in the 14th century. The temples of Nageshwar (in Khireshwar village), the Harishchandreshwar temple and the cave of Kedareshwar fort belongs to the medieval period it was the period of tribes Mahadev Koli. They were controlling the fort before Mugal. Later the fort was under the control of Moguls. The Marathas captured it in 1747.
There are another place to visit; Towards the right of Harishchandreshwar temple, there is the huge cave of Kedareshwar, in which there is a big Shiva Linga, which is completely surrounded by water. Its height from the base is five feet, and the water is waist-deep. It is quite difficult to reach the Shiva Linga because the water is ice-cold.
The main attraction of this hill fort remains the Konkan Kada, an almost 1423 m concave fall. It is a vertical overhang, like a cobra’s hood, providing a panoramic view of the surrounding hills and an enchanting sunset. The cave of Kedareshwar and the temple of Harishchandreshwar are other places around of tourist interest.
There are four to five route to reach Harishchandragad Ford. First route from Belapada, second route from Kireshwer (there are two routes). Third route from Nalchi Vaat and fourth and easy route from Pachnai Village.
Base Village: Pachnai
Distric & Region: Ahmad Nagar, Malshej Ghat
Height: 4665 feet
Duration: 2 Days
For convenience we have put up local train time table below:
This is a Fast Local Up to Kalyan
09:32 PM CST
09:35 PM Byculla
09:50 PM Dadar
10:00 PM Kurla
10:06 PM Ghatkopar
10:22 PM Mulund
10:27 PM Thane
10:50 PM Dombivili
12:11 AM Kasara
5:00 am reach Pachnai by Private vehicle
5:30 am Start trek
8:00 am Reach top Morning Tea / Breakfast at Konkankada
09:45 am Explore Konkankada, Kedareshwar,
10:30 am Start descend
01:00 PM Reach back to base village
05:00 pm Reach Kasara Station
07:00 pm Reach Dadar Station
THINGS TO CARRY
- Backpack to put in all the things to be carried, so that one has one's hands-free while trekking. -Double pack your valuables/phones in plastic bags.
-Please wear full sleeves t-shirts and long pants.
-Identity proof (must).Torch with extra batteries.
-Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
-1 packet of electoral, enerzal, gluon-D
-Two liter Water.
-Avoid wear Gold and other ornaments.
- Medicine those if you require usually.
-Odomos gel or cream to avoid mosquitoes or insect.
- Bear good trekking shoes.
Transport to base Village
The cost per head includes the following.
Breakfast in the morning
Tea in the morning
Mumbai Mountain Hiker expertise charges.
Forest Department fee
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.
-No refund if the cancellation requested from your side.
-Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
-If Trek gets canceled we will refund "Trek Amount" only.
- Amount will refund within 7 working days.
-Participants suffering from chronic condition like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes, joint pain, fracture, ask advice to family doctor before join Trek/any adventure activity.
-Adventure activity (Trekking, Camping, Rappelling, and Cycling) can be reason of harmful/dangerous/Disability/ Death. In case of any misshape happing; Mumbai Mountain Hiker will not be responsible
-All participant should be careful for bag and own things. If anything misplaced group leader/ Mumbai mountain Hiker will not be responsible.
-On the event trek leader decision will be final decision no argument will be entertain.
- “Nature Nourish us all the way, it is our responsibility to Nourish the nature. If it is possible bring minimum garbage and keep it with you/ place it respected place.”
-Any type of drug consumption is not acceptable before and during the event. It can be harmful/reason of death. In that condition trek leader/trekking group will not be responsible.