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TreksAndHikes.com - Monsoon Trek To Harishchandragad and KonkanKada
Trek: Harishchandra Gad
Fort Height: 4500 ft.
The fort is quite ancient, considered to be from the medieval period. The various Puranas (ancient scriptures) like Matsyapurana, Agnipurana and Skandapurana include many references about Harishchandragad. The Great sage Changdev (creator of the epic Tatvasaar) used to meditate on Taramati/Rohidas in 14th century. The caves are also from the same period. Harishchandra gad was captured by the Marathas in 1747 from the Moguls.
Taramati: Also known as Taramanchi. This is the topmost point on the fort. It is the second highest peak in Maharashtra after kalsubai. Leopards are seen in the forests beyond this peak. From here we can have a glimpse of the whole range of Naneghat and the forts near Murbad and Napta twin peaks, Ghodishep (865 meters), Ajoba (1375 meters), Kulang fort (1471 meters) in the north near the Kasara region.
Konkan Kada (Konkan cliff):
The most fascinating spot on this fort is this cliff, which has always fascinated many people from many years. The cliff faces west and looks down upon the Konkan with a breathtaking view of the surrounding region and sunset. This cliff is not just vertical; it is an overhang, almost like a cobra's hood. One amazing phenomenon that can be observed at this place is the vertical cloud burst, in which the clouds nearing the cliff get sucked into the pit fall area below are thrown vertically into the sky reaching more than 50 feet (15 m).
Caves on Harishchandragad
Temple of Harishchandreshwar (ancient India)
Kedareshwar Cave (big Shiva Linga)
Konkan Kada (Konkan cliff)
Itinerary of the event:
We will be leaving by Second Last Kasara Fast Local.
Train Time Table –
10:50 pm: CST
10:57 pm: Byculla
11:04 pm: Dadar
11:12 pm: Kurla
11:17 pm: Ghatkopar
11:27 pm: Mulund
11:31 pm: Thane
11:54 pm: Dombivali
00:03 am: Kalyan
01:18 am: Kasara
It is advised to board the second compartment of the train from your respective stations so that we can meet in the compartment itself.
Also take return tickets to Kasara
Day 1: Sunday
Reach Pachnai by Private vehicle
Breakfast at base village
Start trek by 6.00 am
Reach top by 8.30 am
Explore the fort, visit Konkankada and descend
Have lunch at Base village, Start Return Journey.
The Cost of the Trek is INR 950 includes transportation from Kasara to Kasara, Morning BF/Tea and Guide Charges
For Registration :
Email us : firstname.lastname@example.org
Dhara: 76663 33214
Arijit: 84518 85666
Things to Carry:
A bottle of water (1.5 ltr)
Lunch for the day
Torch with extra batteries
A good trekking shoes
Windcheaters (avoid Umbrellas)
Camera, Cap, etc. (Optional)
Electoral / Energy powder some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those u require usually.
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried….so that one has ones hands free while trekking.(Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.)
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Pack your bags to save them from getting wet.
Travelling expenses from Kasara to Kasara
Mineral water, Softdrinks etc.
Anything other than above mentioned inclusions
Limited seats, Registrations on First Come First Serve Basis.
**Cancelation and Refund applicable on the entire trek cost :
1. If cancelation done prior to 10 days of the trek 75% of the total cost will be refunded.
2. If cancelation done prior to 5 days of the trek 50% will be refunded.
3. If cancelation done after that, no refund will be provided.
SMOKING AND DRINKING STRICTLY PROHIBITED DURING THE TREK (Offenders will be expelled from the program on the spot)