Harishchandragad Trek

Entry : free

Address : Harishchandragad Trek Hotel, Paachnai, Maharashtra, India

Why to visit Harishchandragad Trek

One of the most well-known hill forts in the Western Ghats is Harishchandragad, which is regarded as one of the most picturesque paths. The vistas are stunning and a treasure for adventurers and environment lovers thanks to a huge cliff that overlooks the Konkan side.

The Harishchandragad Trek is the ideal weekend hike for individuals in Mumbai and Pune who want to try out hiking. There are numerous picture-perfect vistas throughout the route, which starts from the MalshejGhaton road and continues to the base settlement and the summit. Old Shiva temple located on the plateau at the summit.

Details about the Harishchandragad Trek:

  • Height: 4691 ft.
  • Grade: Medium (Difficult in monsoon)
  • Nearest Railway station: Kalyan
  • Cost: 500 per person
  • Gang: Rajeshwar, Shlok & Me
  • Base village: Khireshwar

FAQ on Harishchandragad Trek

What time of year is ideal for visiting Harishchandragad?

The ideal season to visit Harishchandragad, home to the world's tallest peak, is winter. This time of year offers lovely scenery and comfortable temperatures. All seasons are wonderful for this hike. However, it is advisable to go when it's dry if you intend to hike in the winter.

How to reach Harishchandragad Trek ?

Igatpuri Train Station, located 41 kilometres from Harishchandragad Fort, is the closest railway station to the fort. But you need to board a train from Kalyan to get here (Mumbai). Trains from all around India, including Howrah, Nagpur, Allahabad, and Chennai, connect at Kalyan for this hill fort.

What are the places to visit near Harishchandragad Trek?

Nearby attractions includes: Nageshwar Temple at base Harishchandreshwara Temple Konkan Kada Taramati Peak (Maharashtra’s 2nd highest peak)

Special Tip

Trekking shoes provide you with more grip and comfort when you're hiking. A good torch should have a spare battery. It is necessary to consume some dry fruits, dry snacks, and energy bars.

By Shobhna J.

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