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A fort hill in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, Harishchandragad is one of the most challenging monsoon treks in Maharashtra. We would not recommend hiking up via the Nalichi vast or Taramati Ghal during monsoon. But going to the top via the Khireshwar route or Pachnai is possible and equally enjoyable as well. The major focus of this hill fort remains the Konkan Kada (Konkan cliff), an almost 1,800 feet high concave fall. It is a vertical projection providing a panoramic view of the surrounding hills. But exercise extreme caution as it can get extremely windy. Harishchandragad fort is quite ancient, with its origin dating back to the sixth century. There are caves situated all over the fort, believed to be carved out in the eleventh century. Harishchandragad fort is situated at 160 km from Pune and 218 km from Mumbai
Trekking in the monsoon is an experience like no other. One of our favorite monsoon treks is Harishchandragad. Located in the Western Ghats, this trek offers stunning views of the surrounding hills and valleys. The rains make the trails slipperier, the leeches more active and the weather more unpredictable. But there’s something magical about trekking in the rain, especially in Maharashtra. The state is home to some of the most beautiful treks in India, many of which come alive during the monsoon.
The best time to trek is between June and September when the rains are at their heaviest. The trail to Harishchandragad is fairly straightforward and can be completed in a day. A monsoon trek is a great way to enjoy the beautiful trekking paths during the monsoon. If you’re looking for a challenging monsoon trek, Harishchandragad monsoon trek is definitely worth checking out!
Yes. harishchandragad monsoon trek is completely safe for solo travelers and female travelers. Liveb4youdie team takes extra care and attention to the safety of our travelers. We also provide separate stays for male and female travelers.
June to September is the best time to do monsoon trek to harishchandragad.
This monsoon trek is having medium difficulty where first timer or a less experience trekker can also complete the hike. Our team will give extra care and guidance to those who are less experienced.
No, Washroom facilities are available at the base village only
We will be providing Veg/Non-Veg/Jain food during the trek
Kids under 15 years old are strictly allowed under the observation of their parents only.
Summer Temperature Night 13- Day 39°C approx.
Smoking or drinking is strictly prohibited. If anybody caught smoking or drinking will be asked to exit the trek.
Monsoon trek to harishchandragad is having medium difficulty with a 2 hour hike to the top.
The Day 1 starts from SGNP Borivali at 8 pm. This is the place where you can meet Liveb4youdie team. By 8.15 pm we will settle down at our private vehicle and start our journey towards the base village. The following are the pick up points on the route with time
on day 2 morning around 5 am we will reach the base village from where you can have the first view of Harishchandragad fort. By 5.30 am we will freshen up and have some healthy morning breakfast. By 6.30 you all will have a short brief and introduction about the trek. By 7 am will start our hike to the top. It is going to be a 3-4 hour long journey where we will take required breaks in between also.
Around 10.30 am we will reach the top. Let us explore what Harishchandragad has to show us. Take some group pics. We are going to spend some quality time at the top. By 11.30 we will start moving back to the base village. by 2.30 pm we will reach the base village and have some local Maharashtrian food for lunch. By 4.30 pm we will start our journey to Mumbai in private vehicle and reach by 9.30 pm. Time to say good byes
Had an amazing experience with them. Everything was perfect and at the end of the trek we had zero complaints.