Trek to Harishchandragad Via Pachnai Route

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Grade: Easy
Endurance Level: Medium
Height of fort: 4665ft approx.
Location: Ahmednagar
Meeting Point : Kasara Railway Station at 01:20 am
Total time required to reach base: 2.30 hours from Kasara railway station
Total time required for climbing: 3 hrs of normal climb
Duration: 1 Night 1 day

Harischandragad, situated in the Maslej region of the Western Ghats is one of the most famous hill forts in the region. Located in Ahmednagar, the fort is decorated with lush greenery a sheet of clouds. A trek to this fort in the monsoons is the perfect way to spend the weekend with your friends or family.

About the trek
The trek starts from a base village in Ahmednagar, where you will be resting before and after the trek. The trek will give you beautiful views of the lush green valleys covered with a thick grey sheet of clouds. You will come across Saptatirtha Pushkarni Temple and the Kedareshwar Cave where resides a big Shiva Linga, which is completely surrounded by water. 
You will also witness the Temple of Harishchandreshwar and Konkan Kada which provides a scenic view of the surrounding region and the setting sun. Taramati peak is the topmost point on the fort which offers great views of the surroundings. Click beautiful pictures of the views and make those friends at home jealous.

Breakfast, tea and refreshments are included in the package.

Travel Schedule
We’ll be boarding the below train from our nearest local station. Train timings are shared below for convenience.

Kasara Semi Fast
10:50 pm CST
10:57 pm Byculla
11:05 pm Dadar
11:13 pm Kurla
11:18 pm Ghatkopar
11:34 pm Thane
11:57 pm Dombivli
12:07 am Kalyan
01:18 am Kasara

Cost Excludes
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.
All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather.

Details on this Activity


Day 1

  • 01:30 am Meet-up, freshen up, move towards the base village in a taxi
  • 04:30 am Reach Base village, and take some rest
  • 04:30 am Wake up call, freshen up, gear up for the trek
  • 05:30 am Breakfast/tea to start our day
  • 06:00 am Introduction round and brief on rules and regulations to be followed by everyone on the event
  • 08:30 am Reach Kedareshwar temple, have some rest with refreshments
  • 09:00 am Reach konkankada, cherish the mighty scenery and enjoy the glimpse of the surrounding
  • 09:30 am Enjoy a second round of refreshments and tea
  • 10:30 am Start the descend from konkankada
  • 11:00 am Reach kedareshwar temple and caves and explore the surroundings
  • 11:15 am Leave from kedareshwar to reach the base village
  • 01:00 pm Reach base village, have some rest followed by the Lunch
  • 04:00 pm Reach Kasara railway station
  • 07:00 pm Reach Mumbai and bid adieu with a promise to meet soon

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