Kokankada Festival Special Trek To HARISHCHANDRAGAD

Kokankada Festival Special Trek To HARISHCHANDRAGAD 

SEASON :- WINTER
DURATION :- 2 DAY
EVENT TYPE :- ADVENTURE
RANGE :- MALSHEJ
LEVEL :- MEDIUM
LOCATION :- AHMEDNAGAR
BASE VILLAGE :- PACHNAI
HEIGHT :- 4665 ft. from MSL

ABOUT HARISHCHANDRAGAD


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.

Highlights of the Fest are,

  • Local Bamboo Handicrafts Exhibition & Sale
  • Presentation Of Short Films & Documentaries On/In Sahyadries.
  • Local Folk Dance & Music
  • Sharing of Experiences By Various Experience People In Their Respective Fields.(Photography, Climbing,Trekking, Himalayan Expeditions, Sahyadri, Safety Techniques Etc.)
  • Journey Details: –
    (Everyone meet near KASARA STATION (EAST) TICKET COUNTERThe train scheduled @ 22:50 hrs from CST that will drop us at Kasara around 01:18 Hrs. This is fast train …
    Pls be sure abt the timing … Following is timing where train halts … u can catch wherever it is comfortable to u …

    ITINERARY
    Train Timings (07th Feb 2020)
    CST – Kasara (Semi Fast Local)
    CST – 22.50 HRS
    Bycalla – 22.57 HRS
    Dadar – 23.05 HRS
    Kurla – 23.13 HRS
    Ghatkopar – 23.18 HRS
    Thane – 23.34 HRS
    Dombivli – 23.57 HRS
    Kalyan – 00.07 HRS
    Titwala- 00.21 HRS                                                                                                                                         Kasara – 01.18 HRS

    Just Check that if u miss the train … u miss the trek/CAMPING with us …

    Itinerary for the CAMPING is as given below:

    Day 1 08th Feb 2020

01:30 Hrs – Move towards Pachnai Village by Jeep
04:30 Hrs –Rch Pachnai                                                                                                                     04:30 Hrs – Rest (Base Village)                                                                                      07:00 Hrs – Breakfast                                                                                                      08:00 Hrs – Ascend Harishchandragad                                                                          11:00 Hrs – Rch Harishchandragad Top (Rest)
12:30- Hrs-13:30-Lunch
14:30 Hrs – Explore Near By Places
16:30 Hrs – Tea & Biscuits
17:00Hrs -18:30Hrs- Visit Koknkada (Sunset Photography)
18:30Hrs – Veg Soup
20:30Hrs – dinner
21:30Hrs – 23:30 Hrs – Campfire Fun (games/antakshari/drum sharaj etc)
00:00Hrs- TIME FOR SLEEP (GOOD NIGHT)


Day 2 09th Feb 2020

06:00Hrs- Wake up call
06:00Hrs-06:30Hrs- TIME FOR (Nature call / Brush)
06:30Hrs-07:00Hrs- Breakfast Time.                                                                              08:00 Hrs – Ascend Taramati Peak                                                                                09:30 Hrs – Reach Top (Explore Top)                                                                            10:00 Hrs – Descend Tramati Peak
11:30Hrs- 01:30Hrs – Descend Pachnai
14:00Hrs-15:00Hrs – Lunch
15:30 Hrs- Move towards Kasara By Jeep (TEA + SNACKS ON THE WAY)
19:30 Hrs- Rch Kasara
20:15 Hrs-Catch Train For CST.
22:31Hrs-Rch Kurla Station

TRANSPORT
PRIVATE JEEP (kasara to kasara)


THINGS TO CARRY

Identity Card
2 ltrs water
Trekking Shoes / Good Grip Shoes
Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
Snacks & biscuits
Extra pair of clothes
Clean napkin or towel
Rain coat/ Poncho / Wind cheater (Avoid umbrella)
Cap, sunglasses, scarf
Haversack or backpack (No sling bags)
Camera (optional)
Please carry personal medicines if any
Hand Sanitizer
Trek Fees :- Rs.1700/- Per Person

50% Advance Mandatory For Seat Confirmation

POLICY

INCLUSIONS
1) TRANSPORATION FROM KASARA TO KASARA (JEEP)
2) 2 BREAKFAST,2 LUNCH,1 DINNER 2 EVENING TEA & BISCUITS (ALL VEG MEAL)
3) GUIDE & EXPERTISE CHARGES
4) ACCOMMODATION IN TENT

EXCLSIONS
1) ANY PERSONAL EXPENSES SUCH AS SOFT DRINK ETC.
2) ANYTHING OTHER THAN ABOVE MENTIONED INCLUSION
TERMS & CONDITIONS
1) NOTE:- Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
2) ”Hills and Highways” or there leaders would not be responsible for any uncertainties happening to him and also the members who accompanies him
IMP. NOTE
It’s an adventure activity not a picnic ……….don’t forget that.

PAYMENT
• NEFT: Vishal Rajendra Budhavalekar, ICICI BANK A/c No.: 032001508671 IFSC Code: ICIC0000320 Branch: Jamshedji Road, Mahim (W)

Google Pay No. 9930849930 (Vishal Budhavalekar)

FOR BOOKING
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Vishal : 9930849930

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