Harishchandragad Fort, Junnar
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breathstopping views, best of Shayadri has to offer, waterfalls, flowers, trekking..monsoon is best time to explore this place. you can enjoy the beauty of mother nature. If you are an admirer of natu... read more »
It was an awesome experience trekking up to Harishchandragad. On the way we came across couple of beautiful waterfalls & Standing below them was an awesome feeling. The View from Konkan Kada was compl... read more »
Harishchandragad is a trekker's delight with some of the best views of Maharastra! Had recently been in the first week of June to Harishchandragad on a family camping and trekking two day weekend trip... read more »
Nice Trekking place near pune. Cant compare with trekking at himalaya. good for novoice. Nikle to the main, ramu aur rajesh GOA ke liye..per pahunch gaye pune... enjoyed alot with padam and team..xmas of 2005... The place is Harshchandragarh Wild life century.. 120 km from pune.. on NH222 Harishchandragad is a hill fort in the Ahmednagar region of India. Its history is linked with that of Malshej Ghat, Remnants of Microlithic man have been discovered here. 6th century, during the rule of Kalchuri dynasty. The citadel was built during this era. The various caves 11th century. In these caves are idols of Lord Vishnu. Though the cliffs are named Taramati and Rohidas, they are not related to Ayodhya. Great sage Changdev used to meditate here in 14th century. The caves are from the same period. The carvings 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 Moguls. The Marathas captured it in 1747.
Harischandragad lies at an altitude of 1,294 m. is humongous, we feel like we are in a village after reaching the top as it’s lively on weekends. The place got few hotels so there won’t be any issue for food. Even for stay you can hire tents on spot or you can fancy a cave, getting space in caves on weekends isn’t so easy unless you reach the fort in early hours before noon. As per locals, heavy rush is expected during Shivratri. The architecture we see here dates back to 13th century and beyond. There is a small pond to fresh up, adjacent to that there is a ganesh temple where drinking water is available. Believe me here water is tasty as well as pure compared to bottled water. A few yards from here there is Shiva Linga in the cave surrounded by water that’s very freezing. The most popular attractions over here are Kokankada and Taramati Peak. Kokankada is concave shaped rocky mountain; Don’t miss the sunset from this place. Taramati peak at a height of 1,429 m. is one of the highest in Maharashtra takes 30 minutes to ascend. From the top you could see surrounding places i.e. Malshej ghats, Kalsubai range etc. How to reach: From Kalyan bus depot there is a good frequency of buses to Ahmednagar that goes via malshej ghat road. You need to request a stop at Khubiphata as there is no stop over here which is next to Malshej ghat. The base village Khireshwar is 6 km and then the trek begins from here which is 8 km to reach Harishchandragad. For beginners it will take approx 4 – 5 hours. The last bus from Kalyan bus depot is at 12:30 am where as first bus starts from 5.00 am, for inquires contact kalyan depot We descended to pachnai village that takes less than an hour from harishchandragad. Pachani has first bus at 6:00am and the last bus at 11.00 am to Rajur. From Rajur to Kasara jeeps/ buses are available.
One of the best trek of my life.
Thrilling trekking location. Provides an awesome view
Must go twice in monsoon to see and experience awesome waterfalls covered in fogs and in winter to see kokan cliff and other views that cannot be seen in monsoon fog ... The place looks like pandora planet from avatar movie in monsoon season...
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