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Trek to Harishchandragad and Konkankad with Mumbai Mountain Hikers

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:30PM - Sun, 20 Oct 2019 7:00PM
pachnai grampanchayat
Rs 1100
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Harishchandragad fort is in Ahmadnagar District of Maharashtra, situated in Malshaje Ghat. The history of Harishchandragad fort is quite ancient. Its name mentions Indian scripture like Matshpuran, Agnipuran, and Skandhpuran. Its origin is said to have been in the 6th century, during the rule of 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 is another place to visit; Towards the right of Harishchandreshwar temple, there is a 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 cobras 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 is four to five route to reach Harishchandragad Ford. The 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.

Fort: Harishchandragad

Base Village: Pachnai

District & Region: Ahmad Nagar, Malshej Ghat

Category: Trek

Height: 4665 feet

Grade: Easy

Endurance: Easy

Duration: 2 Days

Trek Leader: Arun


For convenience we have put up local train time table below:

This is a Fast Local Up to Kalyan

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

Dombivili 11:57 PM

Kalyan 00:07 AM

Kasara 01:18 AM

From Kasara station we will reach Pachnai by Private vehicle by 5:00 am

Start trek by 5:30 am

Reach top by 8:00 am

Morning Tea / Breakfast at Konkankada

Explore Konkankada, Kedareshwar, Caves till 09:45 am

Start to descend at 11:00 am

Reach back to base village 01:00 PM

Reach Kasara Station by 05:00 pm

Reach Dadar Station by 07:00 pm


- 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 wearing 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

Local guidance

Mumbai Mountain Hiker expertise charges.

First Aids.

Forest department fee

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pachnai grampanchayat harichandragad road, Paachnai, Maharashtra 422604, India
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