Harishchandragad is one of the best high forts near Mumbai, Maharashtra. Strong fortifications of this fort have multiple entry routes such as the Junnar gate route, Sadhale ghat, Nalichi wat, and Indore Vaat.
The carvings on the temples of Nageshwar in Khireshwar village, in the Harishchandreshwar temple, and in the cave of Kedareshwar indicate that the fort belongs to the medieval period since it is related to Shaiva, Shakta, or Naath. Later the fort was under the control of Moghuls. The Marathas captured it in 1747. Main attractions on Fort: Sapta Tirta Pushkarini, Kedareshwar Cave, Konkan Kada - Konkan cliff, Taramati peak, Temple of Harishchandreshwar.
Harishchandragad Trek Event Details
Harishchandragad trek grade difficulty level medium
Harishchandragad trek endurance level medium
Harishchandragad trek height 4650 feet approx above sea level
Region: Igatpuri, Ahmednagar, Junnar
Total time required for climbing: 3 hours uphill climb one way.
Harishchandragad trek distance from Pachnai village five kilometers uphill
Drive from Mumbai: 220 km one way
Cost for Harishchandragad Trek: Rs. 1399/- per person
Day 0 - Saturday Night
Catch CSMT – Kasara local
Kasara slow local
08:44 pm - CSMT
08:51 pm - Byculla
08:58 pm - Dadar
09:07 pm - Kurla
09:11 pm - Ghatkopar
09:26 pm - Thane
09:42 pm - Dombivli
09:52 pm - Kalyan
11:04 pm - Kasara
11:15 pm - Meet Trek Leader at Kasara Railway Station.
11:30 pm - Move towards the base village in by private local vehicle.
04:30 am - Reach at base village - Paachnai.
05:00 am - Start ascending.
07:30 am - Reach on top and explore. Visit Harishchandreshwar temple, Kedareshwar temple, Pushkarani, Caves.
08:30 am - Start trek towards Kokankada.
09:00 am - Reach Kokankada and have a breakfast.
10:00 am - Start descending.
12:30 pm - Reach at base village and have lunch.
01:30 pm - Start return journey towards Kasara station.
04:30 pm - Arrival at Kasara railway station and disperse.
People may board same train from their respective stations of convenience.
Missing the train is missing Harishchandragad Trek, no refund will be provided.
What is included in the tour
1 veg Breakfast and 1 veg Lunch.
Travel from Mumbai to Mumbai (Bus option)
Kasara to Kasara travel by local vehicle (Train option)
Trek Leader expertise charges
Forest Fees Charges.
Things to Carry
2/3 liters of water
Proper face mask or shield
Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on the trek
Good Torch must with an extra battery
Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars
Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets
One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters
Sun Cap and Sunscreen
Personal First aid and Personal Medicine
Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles
75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to the event date
No show No Refund.
Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
If Trek gets canceled, we will refund "Trek Amount" only.
If the event is canceled due to any natural calamity, political unrest or other such reasons beyond our control the same cancellation policy will apply.