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Trek & Camping at Harishchandragad 01-02 Jun'19

Event Details
Harishchandragad is a hill fort in the Ahmednagar district. Its history is linked with that of Malshej Ghat, and it has played a major role in guarding and controlling the surrounding region. Its origin is said to have been in the 6th century, during the rule of Kalachuri dynasty. The citadel was built during this era. The various caves probably have been carved out in the 11th century. Great sage Changdev used to meditate here in the 14th century. 

Temple of Harishchandreshwar-  This temple is marvelous example of the fine art of carving sculptures out of stones that prevailed in ancient India. It is about 16 m high from its base. Around this temple there a few caves & water tanks. The river Mangal Ganga is said to originate from one of the tanks located close to the temple. The top of the temple resembles construction with the north-Indian temples. A similar temple is situated in Buddha-Gaya.

Saptatirtha Pushkarni-  To the east of the temple is a well-built lake called “Saptatirtha”. On its bank are temple-like constructions in which there are idols of Lord Vishnu. Recently these idols have been shifted in the caves near the temple of Harishchandreshwar.

Kedareshwar Cave-  Towards the right of Harishchandreshwar temple, 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. There are sculptures carved out in the cave. A stream that flows near the cave is the origin of River Mangalganga.

Kokan Kada-  This cliff faces west and looks down upon the Konkan. It provides views of the surrounding region. The cliff has an overhang. Sometimes a circular rainbow (the Broken spectrum phenomenon) can be seen from this point. The other phenomenon that can be observed at this place is the vertical cloud burst, in which the clouds nearing the cliff get sucked into the pit fall area below and are thrown vertically into the sky reaching more than 50 feet, creating the impression of a wall that is rising straight from the edge of the cliff without entering the landmass area.

Taramati peak-  This is the top most point on the fort (1429 meters). . From here we can have a glimpse of the whole range of Naneghat and Malshejghat. Forts Siddhagad, Ajoba, Kulang, Kalsubai peak , Bhimashankar Napta twin peaks,can be seen.

Nageshwar temple near Khireshwar-  This is a great antique construction, and diverse artistic works are seen on this temple. The main attraction of the carvings here is the 1.5 m long sculpture of Lord Vishnu in the sleeping posture, popularly known as "Sheshshayi Vishnu" in Marathi. It is rare and hence holds a lot of importance. 
Itinerary
Day 0:  31st May Friday

  • Catch local train to Kasara 
(Starting from CSMT @ 10:50 pm/ Dadar @ 11:05 pm/ Kurla @11:13 pm/ Thane @ 11:34 pm/ Kalyan @12:07 am/ Kasara @ 01:18 am)

Day 1:  1st Jun Saturday

  • Get down at Kasara @ 01:18 am
  • Board private jeep and reach Pachnai village in morning by 4:30 am; rest till 6:30 am
  • Freshen up and Breakfast by 7:30 am
  • Start trek and reach top by 11:00 am, explore Harishchandershwar  temple and caves on way
  • Lunch by 1:00 pm and rest till evening
  • Enjoy evening and Sunset at Konkan kada 
  • Dinner by 8:00 pm and goodnight by 10:30 pm

Day 2:  2nd Jun Sunday

  • Good morning by 06:00 am
  • Freshen up and Breakfast by 7:30 am
  • Explore Taramati peak and start descending towards Khireshwar by 10:30 am 
  • Reach base village by 01:30 pm
  • Lunch and board private jeep to Kalyan
  • Reach Kalyan by 5:30 pm (Subjective)
Event Cost
Trek cost Rs. 1,500/- per person
 
Includes:
  • Private jeep transfer from Kasara to Pachnai And Khireshwar to Kalyan
  • Day 1- B'fast, Lunch, Hi-Tea, Dinner/ Day 2- B'fast, Lunch
  • Standard First Aid Kits
  • NB expertise and guide charges

Excludes:
  • Train ticket charges
  • Any other charges not mentioned in the Includes sections.
Registration

For Registration, Contact – 91679 66042/ 83695 80471/ 98695 09488/ 99306 91186

To register your seat please transfer event cost in the account below:

Account Name: Nisarga Bhraman Eco Tours
Account No.: 50200024447001 (Current)
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Bank: HDFC Bank
Branch: Shantivan, Borivali (East)

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Things To Carry
  • Sun protection (Sunscreen/ Sunglasses)
  • Illumination (Headlamp or flashlight (Plus spare - Extra batteries)
  • Personal medical Kit.
  • Energy Food
  • Hydration Bag or Water Bottle
  • Proper trekking Shoes
  • Camera and memory cards - Optional
  • Insect repellent
  • Toothbrush and/or toiletry kit
  • Poncho Or rain-cheater if it rain
  • Spare set of cloth
Rules & Regulations
  • Consumption of alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics is strictly banned on the event & should lead to expulsion from the trek
  • The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No arguments will be entertained
  • Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage
  • Avoid medication such as sleeping tablets, sedatives, strong painkillers, and anti-histamines Which depress the respiration and increase the risk of AMS- (Acute Mountain Sickness) especially while sleeping
  • Please do not wear any jewellery or gold chains/rings
  • Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “Wherever you go, leave only your footprints and take back only memories.”

Disclaimer:

Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen despite taking utmost caution and care. The organization will not be responsible for any injury / accident / death to the participant while on trek.
 

Medical Disclaimer:
It is Important to be physically fit while on treks. If suffering from any allergy or ailment, please bring prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, severe headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc. should take permission from their physicians before treks.

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