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Harishchandragad Trek

Harishchandragad Trek

Price

1399

Duration

1 days

Trip Type

Min Age

16

Max People

25

Meeting Point

Overview

Harishchandragad is a hill fort in the Ahmednagar district of India. It is known for its scenic beauty and charm. The fort is quite ancient. Remnants of Microlithic man have also been discovered here. Its origin is said to have been in the 6th century, during the rule of Kalachuri dynasty.

Altitude: 4650 ft. Approx.

Major Attractions:

Kedareshwar Cave – 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. here are sculptures carved out in the cave. In the monsoon it is not possible to reach this cave, as a huge stream flows across the way.

KokanKada – This cliff faces west and looks down upon the Konkan. It provides outstanding views of the surrounding region.

Caves on Harishchandragad – These caves are spread out all over the fort. Many of these are situated at the foot of Taramati peak and are the place of accommodation. A few are near the temple, whereas some are near the citadel and some far away in the forests.

Included/Excluded

  • Kasara to Kasara Transport (Jeep)
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Entry Fees
  • Expertise and Guide charges
  • Washrooms & Changing rooms facilities
  • First Aid Certified Trek Leads
  • Local Guidance
  • Anything other than the above-mentioned things
  • Any Personal Expenses

Tour Plan

Day 0 - Saturday

  • Catch the Kasara Local starting from CSMT at 8:44PM from your respective stations
  • 11:15 pm - Meet the team at Kasara Railway Station leave for the base village. We will halt at a dhaba, you can have something to eat here if you are hungry.

Day 1 - Sunday

  • 04:30 am - Reach Base village freshen up
  • 05:00 am - We will start the trek after a brief introduction round.
  • 7:30 am - Reach Harishchandragad and explore Kedareshwar Temple, Caves &  konkankada and bask in the beauty of the surrounding.
  • 10:00 am - We will start our trek back to the base village.
  • 12:30 pm - Reach base and have and lunch and get ready to leave for Kasara station
  • 1:30 pm - Leave for Kasara Station
  •  4:30 pm - Reach Kasara Station. This brings us to the end of an amazing weekend or rather beginning of your adventures with Wandering Souls

Calendar & Prices

FAQs

How will you contact me once I register?

We will be mailing you the details a day or two before the event.

Can I come alone?

Yes, many of our participants are solo travellers.

Is it safe for a female solo traveller?

It is completely safe for a female solo traveller as our representatives will be there with you all the time. Moreover, most of our events have 60% female participation.

Can we smoke or drink alcohol?

Smoking or drinking alcohol is prohibited.

What if I have a medical emergency?

We will carry first aid kit with us. The coordinators will be first aid certified. If the problem increases, we will quickly get you to closest medical attention possible.

What is the Train Schedule for Harishchandragad Trek?

Train Time Table –
  • 8:44 pm: CSMT
  • 8:51 pm: Byculla
  • 8:58 pm: Dadar
  • 9:07 pm: Kurla
  • 9:11 pm: Ghatkopar
  • 9:22 pm: Mulund
  • 9:26 pm: Thane
  • 9:42 pm: Dombivali
  • 9:52 pm: Kalyan
  • 11:04 pm: Kasara
You can catch the train from your respective stations. *If you miss the train you miss the trek!

Will I be able to do this trek? I have not trekked before.

We encourage you to come and experience the trek with us. Trekking is not about speed and our representatives will be there to encourage you to complete the trek

What is the age limit for this trek?

The age limit for the trek is 18 years with no upper limit. Participants below the age of 18yrs need to be accompanied by a guardian

Can I Bring my Car?

Yes, you can bring your car. Parking is available at the base village

Are washrooms available during the trek?

You will not get washrooms during the trek. Washrooms are available at the base village.

Will I get water during the trek?

You won’t get water during the trek, you need to carry at least 2 litres of water with you

What kind of clothing we need to wear?

We recommend you wear full sleeve t-shirt and full pants.

Do I need special shoes?

We recommend trekking shoes or good quality sports shoes with firm sole

Things to Carry

  • Identity Proof (Mandatory)
  • Bottle of Water (at least 2 litres)
  • Ready to eat food like plum cakes, dry fruits etc.
  • Cap, Camera
  • Good Trekking shoes
  • Jacket/Windcheater
  • Personal care stuff, ORS, medicines which you require usually
  • Haversack to put all the things in, please do not carry sling bags or jholas

Disclaimer

  • Basic Washroom facility (Indian Toilets) available at the campsite, it is a camping activity and not a leisure trip so one needs to prepare themselves accordingly. 
  • Smoking or drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited
  • Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery.
  • A planned activity or programs may be cancelled or revised depending on the weather or any other unavoidable circumstances
  • We require at least 6 participants to conduct the event. In an unlikely case where we don’t get the requisite number of participants, you have an option for FULL Refund or shifting to any other event.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation charge of 15% would be deducted from the booking if cancelled 2 days before the event
  • No refund would be granted if cancelled within 2 days of the event
  • No refund (Partial or otherwise) will be made if you voluntarily leave or drop out of a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transportation, sightseeing, meals or services not utilized.

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