You'll have to catch the 00:14 hours Kasara fast local from CST station to get to Kasara by 02:55 hrs. Board the second compartment to meet up with other travellers for this trek. If you miss this train, you'll miss the Harishchandragad trek.
This trek to Harishchandragad Fort takes you over the rugged terrain that is typical of the Sahyadris. You’ll negotiate steep slopes and rocky outcrops to summit to the top and witness a gorgeous sunset from Konkankada. There is also a stunning sunrise to be witnessed from the top of Taramati peak where the marshmallow clouds sail only a few feet above. You'll camp at the iconic Konkankada cliff that looks like cobra’s hood, and will return the next day.
IMPORTANT: This is a moderate to challenging trek and is not recommended for first-time trekkers. This trek does NOT take the tougher route via Nali chi Vaat, but it is still suitable only for trekkers with prior experience.
Harishchandragad is an ancient fort which stands at an astounding altitude of 3500 feet. On the trek to Harishchandragad fort, you’ll be trekking into the forested interiors of Maharashtra, through picturesque tiny hamlets, steep hills, and waterfalls. You’ll also trek to Maharashtra’s second highest peak, Taramati, from where you can see the Ajoba Hills and the Alang, Madan, Kulang forts.
Witness a stunning sunset from the top of Konkankada. | Trek over craggy slopes and rocky outcrops. | Delve into the history of the Harishchandragad fort and explore its ancient remnants. | Take photographs of the Kedareshwar Caves. | Trek to Taramati Peak to witness a scenic sunrise. | Enjoy a fun-filled bonfire and camping on the Konkankada cliff.
Board the 00:14 hours Kasara fast local from CST Station and arrive at Kasara Station by 03:00 hours. You'll meet the operator here and be driven to Pachnai Village. You'll freshen up and eat a delicious breakfast at the base village before starting your trek at 08:15 hours. You'll ascend to Konkankada by 11:00 hours where you can rest and eat a packed lunch. You'll then explore the remnants of the ancient fort at the summit before returning to your campsite at Konkankada, where you can take a nap or just relax for a while. Witness a scenic sunset from here before you dig into an early dinner at 20:00 hours. You'll enjoy a warm bonfire before retiring to bed early. Overnight stay in tents.
Overnight stay in tents.
You'll be driven from Kasara Station to Pachnai Village where you'll freshen up and have sweet tea and breakfast. You'll eat a packed lunch at Konkankada and your tents will be set up on the cliff. Spend the night on Konkankada cliff in alpine tents on triple or quadruple sharing basis. You'll have sweet tea in the evening before enjoying a fun-filled bonfire and dinner before retiring to bed early.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
If cancellation is done 10 days or more prior to the departure of the Harishchandragad trek: 75% of the trip cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.
If cancellation is done 5-10 days prior to the departure of the Harishchandragad trek: 50% of the trip cost will be refunded, minus any transaction charges.
If the cancellation is done 0-5 days prior to the departure of the Harishchandragad trek and camping: No refund.
No show: No refund.
If you wish to transfer your booking to someone else, or reschedule to another date, the cancellation policy will apply, and only the applicable refund amount will be transferred or rescheduled.
Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited during the Harishchandragad trek and camping.
You must stick with your group at all times.
No damage should be inflicted on monuments or natural environments.
You must adhere to the instructions of the trek leader at all times.
Taking photos or selfie near the edges are not allowed.
Participants are requested to carry trash back to the city and dispose it in dustbins.