Overview

Harishchandragad is a hill fort located in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, India. It is a part of the Western Ghats and is known for its historical and natural significance. The fort is situated at an elevation of about 4,671 feet (1,424 meters) above sea level and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.

Key features and attractions of Harishchandragad include:

  1. Kedareshwar Cave Temple: This ancient cave temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a remarkable architectural marvel. The temple is carved out of a single rock and features intricate carvings and sculptures.

  2. Konkan Kada: Also known as Konkan Cliff, this is a breathtaking semi-circular cliff that offers panoramic views of the Konkan region. It's a popular spot for trekkers and nature enthusiasts.

  3. Taramati Peak: The highest point on the fort, Taramati Peak provides stunning vistas of the Sahyadri mountain range and the nearby valleys.

  4. Caves: Harishchandragad has a number of caves, including the Kedareshwar Cave Temple mentioned earlier, as well as the Ganesh Cave 

2 Nights 2 Days Available on request Pune, Maharashtra
Highlights
  • Taramati Peak
  • Kedareshwar Cave Temple
  • Konkan Kada
Itinerary
DAY - 0
  • 10:00 PM - The journey will start from Ch. Shivaji Nagar in Front of Bank of Maharashtra
  • 10:30 PM - Followed by further pickup points: Nashik Phata, Bhosari, Chakan, Moshi.
DAY - 1
  • 03:30 AM - We Will, Start the Trek Early in the Morning from Base Village & Will Reach The Top by 7 AM
  • 07:00 AM - Breakfast & Explore After a trek for 30 Min, Take a Rest. We Will Finish Our Breakfast And We Will Start Exploring Harishchandragad.
  • 12.00 PM - After Exploring Temple, Caves by 12 PM and We Will Return to Our Campsite.
  • 02:00 PM - Have a Delicious Lunch & Take A Rest for 2 hrs
  • 06:00 PM - Sunset and Camping : Witness The Peaceful Sunset at Kokankada And Then Get Ready For Camping, Sunset, Games & Much More.
DAY - 2
  • 04.30 AM - Wake up Call. Get Ready To Witness Beautiful Sunrise From 4th Highest Point In Maharashtra. Taramati Peak.
  • 01.30 PM - Return To Base village  & Have a Lunch & Return Journey to the base Village .
  • 10.00 PM - Reach back to Pune & bid farewell to all amazing souls with beautiful memories.

Note - 1-2hrs buffer time is possible depending on the speed of trekkers, traffic on the road & other unavoidable circumstances during the trip.

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Pune to Pune Travel by Non-AC bus
  • 2 Breakfast and Tea
  • 2 Lunch (Unlimited)
  • 1 Dinner 
  • Tents 3/4 sharing basis
  • Basic First Aid (if required)
  • Trek leader expertise
  • Forest entry charges
  • Our Badge

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any kind of Extra Meal/SoN drink/Lime Water/Mineral Water ordered for personal consumption.
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks or bad weather.
  • Cost of any Medical/Emergency evacuaBons if required.
Things To Carry

ESSENTIALS : ID Proof, Water Bottle, Power Backup, Wallet, Backpack. 

CLOTHING : Full sleeve shirt/top & full pants for Trek, Extra pair of Clothes as per need, Raincoat /Jacket / Sweater, Trekking shoes, Quick Dry Towel, Cap.

ADDITIONALS : Energy Drinks/Supplements, Dry Snacks, Facewash, Sunscreen, Brush & Toothpaste, Sunglasses, Hankerchief, Gloves, Camera, Torch, Personal medicines if any, etc.

How To Book
  • Step 1: Scroll down & tap on "BOOK NOW"
  • Step 2 : Select your departure date from the calendar and proceed.
  • Step 3 : Select your ticket type & no. of participants. (At this step you can use the coupon code if you have any)
  • Step 4 : Fill your details and proceed.
  • Step 5 : Tap on review & Payment to select your payment type (UPI, Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking) and proceed.
  • Step 6 : Once your tickets are booked, you will receive confirmation mail. WhatsApp us the booking ID details on  8799856476 & fill the google registration form.  

OR 

  • Step 1 : Make Payment on PhonePay/Google Pay   8799856476 (Maharashtra Gadkille)
  • Step 2 : Send a screenshot of the payment on WhatsApp number  8799856476 for confirmation.
  • Step 3 : Fill the registration form for the final booking procedure.
Offers
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Pickup Points
  • 10:00 PM : Ch. Shivaji Nagar in Front of Bank of Maharashtra 
  • 10:15 PM : Bremen Chowk, Aundh
  • 10:30 PM:  Shivar Garden, Pimple Saudagar
  • 10:40 PM : Nashik Phata 
  • 10:45 PM : Bhosari
  • 10:55 PM :  Chakan
Terms and Condition
  • Please confirm on call about the seats availability before paying.
  • Please note that your registration will be confirmed only after the acceptance of complete trek/tour charges.
  • Please check cancellation policy in case any refunds or cancellations. 
  • First two seats will always be reserved for leaders to lead & show route to the driver. 
  • Seats arrangement will be on first come first serve basis at the time of pickup and it will be same throughout journey. (Any disputes regarding seating arrangement would result in dismissal of both the parties and would not be liable for any refunds.) 
  • Please make sure you are added in the whatsapp group 6-8 hours prior to the trip as all the pickup details.
  • Food and Stay arrangements are done as per the availability & locations so kindly don't expect too luxurious. 
  • Backpacking trips are arranged for the people who looking out for pocket friendly trips and are more about chasing experiences.
  • We need at least 12-14 Travellers to Manage our Trip, so our team reserves all the rights to cancel the Trip if the minimum batch size is not enough.
  • Once the payment is completed, inform our team via sharing a screenshot/copy of the payment confirmation. Make sure the date, time, and UTR number are visible in the copy and please fill the registration form to confirm the names & age with the team.
  • Your payment implies that you have read & complied with all our terms and conditions.
FAQs
  • Are washrooms available on the trek?

Washrooms are available at the base village only. No facility is available during the trek.  

  • Is this trek safe for girls?

This trek is completely safe for girls And have separate changing rooms.

  • What about extra baggage?

You can safely keep your extra bags in bus

  • Are changing rooms available?

Changing rooms and washrooms are available at the base village

  • What are the pickup points?

Pick up is available if your location comes in between our route for this you have to contact us before.

  • What is the type of bus?

The bus is NON/AC Tempo Traveler with decent seating comfort. 

Harishchandragad Camping Blog

Harishchandragad Camping: A 2-Day, 2-Night Adventure

Embark on an unforgettable adventure to Harishchandragad, a magnificent hill fort in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. This 2-day, 2-night camping event promises breathtaking views, historical exploration, and serene moments amidst nature. Here’s a detailed account of what to expect during this thrilling excursion.

Our journey begins from Ch. Shivaji Nagar, where we gather in front of the Bank of Maharashtra. With excitement in the air, we proceed to our pickup points at Nashik Phata, Bhosari, Chakan, and Moshi. The bus ride is filled with anticipation as we prepare for the adventures ahead.

We arrive at the base village early in the morning, ready to embark on our trek. The early morning start ensures we can take full advantage of the cooler temperatures and serene morning ambiance. The trek begins with enthusiasm as we make our way up to the top, taking in the natural beauty around us.

Upon reaching the top, we enjoy a well-deserved breakfast while taking in the stunning views. After refueling, we set off to explore the historic Harishchandragad. The exploration includes visiting ancient temples and fascinating caves, each with its own unique story and significance.

By midday, we head back to our campsite. After a morning of trekking and exploration, it’s time to relax and recharge. A delicious lunch is served, followed by a much-needed rest period.

As the evening approaches, we make our way to Kokankada to witness one of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see. The peaceful sunset provides a perfect backdrop for an evening of camping. We gather around, play games, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow adventurers under the starlit sky.

An early wake-up call sets the tone for another exciting day. We get ready to witness the sunrise from Taramati Peak, the fourth highest point in Maharashtra. The view from the peak is nothing short of spectacular, offering a panoramic vista of the surrounding landscape bathed in the golden hues of dawn.

After savoring the sunrise, we begin our descent back to the base village. The journey down is filled with reflections of the amazing experiences we've had. Upon reaching the base village, we enjoy a hearty lunch before starting our return journey to Pune.

We reach back to Pune by late evening, bidding farewell to new friends and carrying back memories of an incredible adventure. The experience of Harishchandragad leaves us with stories to share and a longing to return to nature’s embrace.

Join us for this adventurous camping trip to Harishchandragad and immerse yourself in the natural beauty and historical wonders of this remarkable location. Whether you’re an experienced trekker or a nature enthusiast, this journey promises an experience like no other.