Harishchandragad

Harishchandragad Trek

(With History Information) – Camping @ Kokankada – Stargazing With Telescope

Fascinating Spots

  1. Saptatirtha Pushkarni
  2. Kedareshwar Cave
  3. Konkan Kada
  4. Taramati peak
  5. Caves on Harishchandragad
  6. Nageshwar temple near Khireshwar
  7. Temple of Harishchandreshwar

History

The fort is quite ancient. Remnants of Microlithic man have been discovered here. The various Puranas (ancient scriptures) like Matsyapurana, Agnipurana and Skandapurana include many references about Harishchandragad. 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. 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 (one who created the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate here in the 14th century. The caves are from the same period. The various constructions on the fort and those existing the surrounding region point to the existence of diverse cultures here. 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 Moguls. The Marathas captured it in 1747

Details

Day 1 (29th Nov 2019)

Board Kasara Local Timings

Kasara Slow Train
09:32 pm Cst
09:40 pm Byculla
09:50 pm Dadar
10:00 pm Kurla
10:06 pm Ghatkopar
10:27 pm Thane
10:50 pm Dombivli
11:01 pm  Kalyan                                                                                                            11:35 pm Asangaon
12:11 am  Kasara

Day 2 (30th Nov 2019)

12:15 am Arrival at Kasara Railway Station.                                                           12:45 am Travel by Jeep for Pachnai Village
04:30 am Reach Pachnai Village (Rest Till 06:00 am)                                               07:00 am Breakfast
08:30 am Start Ascending
11:30 Reach Campsite (Rest Till 01:00 pm)                                                                   01:00 pm Lunch                                                                                                             2:00-04:30 pm Explore HCG Temple and Saptatirtha Pushkarani Cave Complex (With History Information About Fort)                                                                                                                                05:00-06:30 pm Enjoy Your Time At Kokankada                                                             06:30 pm Tea & Snacks Time                                                                      07:30-09:00 pm Session – 1 (Stargazing With Telescope)
09:00 pm Dinner                                                                                                       10:00-12:00 am Session -2 (Stargazing With Telescope)

Day 3 (01st Dec 2019)

7:00 am Breakfast
08:30 am Start Trek Towards Taramati Shikhar (With History Information About Peak & Surrounded Area)                                                                                                      10:30am Start Descending to Pachnai Village
01:30 pm Reach Pachnai Village                                                                            01:30 – 02:30 pm Lunch
3:00 pm Travel by Jeep for Kasara Station
6:00 pm Reach Kasara Station.                                                                             09:00 pm Reach Mumbai

Trek End with lots of memories

Cost Include:
Transportation from Kasra – Pachnai – Kasara by Private Local Vehicle(NON AC), 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner, 2 Evening Tea & Snacks, Tented Sharing Accommodation, Guide-Expertise Charges & Stargazing With Telescope.

Note :- Any kind Of Cost Which Is Not Mentioned In The Cost Include Above

Things To Carry:-
A Water Bottle (3 Ltrs) a must, Good Grip Shoe, Goggle, Some Ready To Eat Food (Plum Cakes, Biscuits etc), Extra Pair Of Cloths, Rain Cheater/Thermal, Personal Basic Medical Kit, Cap, Gulcon –D, ORS, Identity Proof, Sleeping material (Sleeping bag or 2 bedsheets), A Haversack To Put All These Things. (No Zolas And Side Bag).

Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Thorns-Spines-Prickles & Insects.

Note: No Drinking – No smoking, Try to wear track pant(Full) bcus it will protect you from insects bites.

Event Rules

  • Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek.
  • We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR.
  • The leader’s decision will be final and all the members should abide by it.
  • We do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments, natural habitat on the trek.
  • Any kind of addiction is strictly prohibited, e.g. drinking, smoking. Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewelry, etc.
  • For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner.
  • We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside.
  • Hills and Highways reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.

It’s an adventure activity not a picnic ……….don’t forget that. 

Booking and Cost: INR 2100/-                                                                              Booking Trough 100% Advance Payment (Non Refundable). The Amount Is To Be Deposited IN The Following Account.
Last date of registration 20.11.2019

Account Details
•NEFT/IMPS:                                                                                                                   Name:- Vishal Rajendra Budhavalekar                                                                   Bank Name :- ICICI BANK (MAHIM BRANCH)                                                                                                                        A/C No.:- 032001508671                                                                                                       IFSC Code:- ICIC0000320

 

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