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Harishchandragad is a hill fort located in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, India. It is a part of the Western Ghats and is known for its historical and natural significance.

  • Location: Harishchandragad is situated in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, near the town of Malshej Ghat. It is part of the Western Ghats range and is known for its rugged terrain and stunning vistas.

  • Elevation: The fort stands at an elevation of approximately 1,424 meters (4,672 feet) above sea level, making it one of the higher peaks in the region.

  • Historical Significance: Harishchandragad has historical and mythological significance. It is believed to have been built during the 6th century and has been a site of various historical events and legends.

  • Trekking Routes: There are multiple trekking routes to reach Harishchandragad, each offering its own challenges and scenic views. The most common routes start from the villages of Khireshwar, Pachnai, and Belpada.

  • Points of Interest: The trek to Harishchandragad offers breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys, waterfalls, and the Konkan region. Key attractions include the Konkan Kada, a massive cliff offering panoramic views, the Taramati Peak, Kokankada, and the Kedareshwar Cave Temple.

  • Difficulty Level: The trek to Harishchandragad is considered to be challenging, particularly during the monsoon season when the trails become slippery and the weather conditions can be unpredictable. The terrain includes steep ascents, rocky patches, and dense forests.

  • Cultural Aspects: Harishchandragad has historical significance and is home to ancient temples and caves. Trekkers may come across local villagers during the trek, offering a glimpse into the local culture and traditions.

  • Ecological Considerations: Harishchandragad and its surrounding regions are ecologically sensitive areas with diverse flora and fauna. Trekkers are encouraged to follow responsible trekking practices, such as not littering and respecting the natural environment.

  • Best Time to Visit: The best time to trek to Harishchandragad is during the post-monsoon season (October to February) and the pre-monsoon season (March to June), when the weather is relatively stable and the landscape is lush green..

Highlights

  • Kedareshwar Cave Temple: This ancient cave temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a remarkable architectural marvel. The temple is carved out of a single rock and features intricate carvings and sculptures.

  • Konkan Kada: Also known as Konkan Cliff, this is a breathtaking semi-circular cliff that offers panoramic views of the Konkan region. It's a popular spot for trekkers and nature enthusiasts.

  • Taramati Peak: The highest point on the fort, Taramati Peak provides stunning vistas of the Sahyadri mountain range and the nearby valleys.

  • Caves: Harishchandragad has a number of caves, including the Kedareshwar Cave Temple mentioned earlier, as well as the Ganesh Cave .

About Harishchandragad Trek 

  • Location : Pachnai village
  • Elevation : 4,670 ft. above sea level
  • Fort Type : Hill Fort 
  • Trek Distance : 6 km approx 
  • Trek level : Moderate
  • Trek Duration : 3 hrs one way
  • Endurance : Medium to High

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DAY - 0

  • 10:00 PM : The journey will start from Ch. Shivaji Nagar in Front of Bank of Maharashtra 
  • 10:30 PM : Followed by further pickup points; Nashik Phata, Bhosari, Chakan.

DAY - 1

  • 03:00 AM : Reach at base village & freshen up.
  • 04:00 AM : Start our trek to Harishchandragad post briefing and instructions by Trek Leaders.
  • 05:00 AM : Reach at the Harihareshwar Temple and have rest for sometime.
  • 05:30 AM : Start trek Towards Taramati Peak. 
  • 06:15 AM : Reach Taramati Peak. and enjoy Beautiful sunrise view. Do photography. relax for sometime.
  • 07:30 AM : Start trek towards Konkankada.
  • 08:30 AM : Reach konkankada, get relaxed and Have Breakfast. Explore konkankada and do photography.
  • 09:30 AM : Start trek to Harihareshwar Temple.
  • 10:00 AM : Explore the Harihareshwar Temple, Shiv Linga, Pushkarni 
  • 11:30 AM : Start descending towards to the Base. 
  • 01.00 PM : Return to the base village. 
  • 01.30 PM : Enjoy the delicious Maharashtrian food. 
  • 02.00 PM : Start return Journey after Lunch. 
  • 09.00 PM : Reach back to Pune & bid farewell to all amazing souls with beautiful memories.

Note :- 1-2hrs buffer time is possible depending on the speed of trekkers, traffic on the road & other unavoidable circumstances during the trip.

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Inclusions

  • Pune to Pune Travel by Non-AC bus
  • Breakfast and Tea
  • Lunch (Unlimited)
  • Basic First Aid (if required)
  • Trek leader expertise
  • Forest entry charges
  • Our Badge

Exclusions

 

  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the inclusion of this package.
  • Any kind of personal expense like Mineral water/lime water/ Soft Drinks/ Extra snacks or meals that are not mentioned in the inclusions, purchased for personal consumption. 
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather, accidents etc. 
  • Any Medical/Emergency evacuations if required. 
  • Any kind of Insurance is not included.

THINGS TO CARRY

ESSENTIALS : ID Proof, Water Bottle, Power Backup, Wallet, Backpack. 

CLOTHING : Full sleeve shirt/top & full pants for Trek, Extra pair of Clothes as per need, Raincoat /Jacket / Sweater, Trekking shoes, Quick Dry Towel, Cap.

ADDITIONALS : Energy Drinks/Supplements, Dry Snacks, Facewash, Sunscreen, Brush & Toothpaste, Sunglasses, Hankerchief, Gloves, Camera, Torch, Personal medicines if any, etc.


PICKUP LOCATIONS

Ch. Shivaji Nagar in Front of Bank of Maharashtra


Nashik Phata


Bhosari


Chakan




Policy and Terms

  • '75℅ Refund' of total trip cost, if cancelled before 21 days prior to the trip date.
  • '50℅ Refund' of total trip cost, if cancelled before 14 days prior to the trip date.
  • '25℅ Refund' of total trip cost, if cancelled before 7 days prior to the trip date. 
  • "No Refund" if cancelled less than 7 days before the event date.
  • "The advance booking amount paid is non refundable."
  • 'No Show, No Refund'
  • Trip Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Trip Tickets can be transferred to another person of same age group, replaced by you against cancellation.
  • If Event gets cancelled by us, we will refund "Trip Amount" only.
  • "NO REFUND" will be given due to sudden closure of the destinations, natural or unexpected calamities after reaching the venue.
  • If the event is cancelled due to any natural calamity, political unrest or other such reasons beyond our control the same cancellation policy will apply.

Terms and Conditions

  • Please confirm on call about the seats availability before paying.
  • Once the payment is completed, inform our team via sharing a screenshot/copy of the payment confirmation. Make sure the date, time, and UTR number are visible in the copy and please fill the registration form to confirm your seats, names & age with the team.
  • Do note that your registration will be confirmed only after the acceptance of complete trek/tour charges.
  • Please make sure you are added in the whatsapp group 6-8 hours prior to the trip as all the pickup & lead details would be shared in the group.  
  • Food and Stay arrangements are done as per the availability of the locations so kindly don't expect too luxurious. 
  • Backpacking trips are arranged for the people who are looking out for pocket friendly trips and are more about chasing experiences. 
  • First two seats will always be reserved for leaders to lead & show route to the driver. 
  • Seats arrangement will be on first come first serve basis at the time of pickup and it will be same throughout journey. (Any disputes regarding seating arrangement would result in dismissal of both the parties and would not be liable for any refunds.)
  • Please note that the advance amount paid would not not refunded in any case, except if the trek/tour departure is cancelled by us. Do check cancellation policy in case any refunds or cancellations.
  • No compensation would be given due to sudden closure of the destinations, road accidents, unexpected circumstances, vehicle breakdown, any natural or unexpected calamities after reaching the venue.
  • If the event is cancelled due to any natural calamity, political unrest or other such reasons beyond our control the same cancellation policy will apply.
  • We need at least 12-14 Travellers to manage our Trip, so our team reserves all the rights to cancel the Trip if the minimum batch size is not enough.
  • Your payment implies that you have read & complied with all our terms and conditions.

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