We @Nisargamitra Panvel invite you for a Trek to Harishchandragad Via Nalichi Vaat and Descend via Rajmarg (Junnar Darwaja) on 27-28th February 2016.
Type: Hill Fort
Grade: Medium (7 hours trek) (Experience Required)
Height: 4500 Feet above MSL (Approx)
District: Thane, Nagar, and Pune
Base Village: Bailpada
Harishchandragad - The fort is quite ancient, considered to be from the medieval period. The Great sage Changdev (one who wrote the epic Tatvasaar), used to meditate here in 14th century. The caves are also from the same period. Harishchandragad was captured by the Marathas in 1747 from the Moguls.
Taramati: This is the topmost point on the fort. It is the second highest peak in Maharashtra after kalsubai. Leopards are seen in the forests beyond this peak. From here we can have a glimpse of the whole range of Naneghat and the forts near Murbad (This will be visited only if time permits.)
Konkan Kada: The most interesting point on this fort is this cliff, which has always fascinated many people from many years. The cliff faces west and looks down upon the Konkan with a breathtaking view of the surrounding region and sunset. This cliff is not just vertical; it is an overhang, almost like a cobra's hood.
Kedareshwar: The cave of Kedareshwar has a big Shivlinga, which is totally surrounded by water.
Meeting point: 08:00 p.m. Panvel Bus Stand on 26th Feb 2016
Charges - INR 1200/-
(Includes Travel Fare from Panvel to Panvel + Tea + Veg Meals and Breakfast)
Things To Carry
- Lunch For Saturday
- Water 3.5L (Must)
-Torch With Extra Batteries
-Sleeping Bag/ Proper Bedding
-Extra Pair of Clothes.
- Good Trekking Shoes
- Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
- Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
- A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
- Personal Medicines