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Harishchandragad Fort, Junnar

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  • A good 2 day trek. We started at around 3 pm and reached till the temple at around 6 pm. A pleasant and easy trek with lots of good views. We camped at night. Locals are very helpful and you will get ...  more »
  • For the regular trekkers, Harishchandragad (Hgad) is more than just a mere weekend getaway; it is more like a second home! This place has an aura and energy of its own that each trekker soaks in. It's...  more »
  • Harishchandra Gad is a great weekend getaway from Mumbai . The trek is moderately difficult , but the view from Taramati is amazing . 
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  • This is one of most scenic and beautiful fort in Maharashtra state. Its totally enjoyable hike. Difficulty level is easy. Only problem is reaching to base of Harishchandragad fort. There is only one Government owned state transport bus running every day. So, you have to reach there on your own with private vehicle. Experience of visiting this fort will be entirely different with different season. Most pleasant of all is in Monsoon season. There are waterfalls flowing everywhere. And you will find plenty of clean water streams. So it is not at all required to carry water for hike. There are small pools created in rocks because of flowing water. Those are really good for taking a quick bath or even leisurely swim. On the top there is temple of Shiva. And few caves carved in rock. Those are well covered, and can be used for night camping and tenting. Just that in Monsoon, you wont find those caves and temple dry. So its better to cry plastic sheets or floor mats if you are planning to stay at night. Its possible to cook food as well. But difficult to find dry wood in Monsoon. Its dry in Winter season, but still water stream are flowing. And finding drinkable water is not of issue. If you are willing to make a 3-4 km walk from Temple towards west, it ends up into Konkan Kada (On edge of Konkan region). Konkan edge is one the most amazing terrifying and amazing site. You are standing directly on a cliff, 1000+ meters deep and wind is flowing up in direction in very higher speed. Anything you throw down, will just go up and up. Its a hike worth going. I will sincerely recommend it to hikers to put this on their list.
  • Great place for trekking. You will find a shop over there where you can park your vehicles and can start your trekking from that point. You can also go for night trek. You will find camps also once your reached on the top of the hill. You can take them for a night at very normal price.
  • Every trekker at a point in his/her life must complete the Harishchandragad trek. We had been planning for this trek for almost 5 years and never got an opportunity to really do it until this year. It was a dream come true for few of us who were eagerly waiting for this opportunity for long. After a 7-8 hr climb starting from khireshwar and then watching the scenic sunset atop kokankada, brought tears to our eyes. It was a true sense of satisfaction. The camping atop kokankada setting up tents, collecting firewood, preparing food over the fire and enjoying the campfire played parts in making this a memorable experience. Sad not to have got a chance to climb the taramati peak and an opportunity to see the "Indra Vajra" I. e. Circular Rainbow.
  • Fantastic place.. must visit But keep it clean it's our responsibility.
  • To Test endurance and capabilities Visit this fort via "Nalichi vaat" route