10 Best Things to Do in Harishchandragad in 2019 (137 Reviews)

Harishchandragad is a wonderful fort located on a beautiful hill in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. It is popularly known to be an exceptionally exciting trekking spot for adventure lovers. It is one of the most exciting treks in the Sahyadris and often called one of most challenging treks in Western Ghats. The main attraction of Harishchandragad Fort is accepted to be established in the sixth century and the fundamental fascination here is the Konkan Kada and precipice which offers an awesome perspective of Konkan. The place has historical relevance to Malshej Ghat, Kothale village, and played a crucial role as a front line, controlling and surrounding the region. It offers a breathtaking landscape where you can take a weekend break to revive your senses. The amazing hill fort is dotted with diverse flora and fauna which makes it an amazing place for nature lovers.


If you are visiting this place during the rainy season, one of the best things to do in Harishchandragad is to take a stroll in the mists on this fort. It takes around 6 hours to trek to the highest point of Harischandragad where you'd discover the Harishchandrareshwar temple. The rocky trail offers some of the breathtaking vistas of verdant green landscape. The excellence of the track isn't getting to the peak but appreciating the awe-inspiring perspective with light mists, fog, mist and captivating dusk. The pleasant climate and the gorgeous natural landscape have made it a heaven for trekking enthusiasts all around the year. Many devotees are drawn here to pay obeisance to Lord Vishnu at the superbly carved Vishnu Temple here. Another well-known attraction here is the Buddhist Caves situated close to the Harishchandragad Fort. Wondering how to plan your weekend break to take a retreat from the humdrum life on a trip to Harishchandragad? Your search ends here! All you need to do is just pack your bags and go on your trip after having a look at our carefully assorted itinerary on best things to do in Harishchandragad.

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Trek to Harishchandragad from Pune Featured
Trek to Harishchandragad from Pune

2D/1N

Harishchandragad

About the Activity:Escape city life and trek to Harishchandragad. During your 2 days’ stay here, you can explore history with a touch of nature and revel in the majesty of the Ganesh Caves and stand transfixed at the depth of the valleys of Konkan Kada! Feel mesmerized in the comforting wisps of the fog and the soothing weather during your trek to Harishchandragad.Start your journey by getting picked up from S.P. College and travel overnight to reach the base village situated from where the trek to Harishchandragad will start. Reach early morning and freshen up and listen to the guide carefully while he explains you all the safety instructions. Start your trek at around 6 AM and enjoy a delicious breakfast on the way.Continue your trek and reach atop Kokankada at around 2 PM. Relax and stroll around the area and have your lunch. After that start descend and reach the caves where you will spend overnight.On the next day, wake up and go for the exploration of Harishchandreshwar temple, followed by a delicious breakfast.Start your descent to Khireshwar, reaching at around 12 PM. Have lunch and start your journey back to Pune.
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INR 2,400

Overnight trek to Harishchandragad via Tolarkind
Overnight trek to Harishchandragad via Tolarkind

2D

Ahmednagar

About the Activity:Indulge in this exciting trekking expedition that provides with the most enchanting picturesque of the valleys and the caves.Explore the famous hill fort Harishchandragad and trek to the top of the mountains and caves with its mind blowing views from the Konkan Kada.Trek through the lush green thickets and the paddy fields while enjoying its alluring beauty.Hike through the steep rocky trails and feel the thrill as the trip gets more challenging.Admire the stunning beauty of the western ghats after reaching Khireswar.Enjoy the sight of the glorious sunset and end your tour here with lots of memories.
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24 Ratings

3.0

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INR 1,500

Rappelling at Konkan Kada
Rappelling at Konkan Kada

2D/1N

Harishchandragad

About the Activity:A hill fort in Ahmednagar region in Maharashtra, Harishchandragad towers in the environs of Malshej Ghat.The fort rises to a height of 4,671ft MSL and is most well-known for its rocky façade called Konkan Kada.The trek starts as you depart from Kasara, which is the base village. After a night trek, you will be resting in natural caves.The rappelling starts the next morning from the cliff of Konkan Kada and is a truly thrilling experience that lasts almost 4 hours and ends at Belpada.As you arrive at Kalyan from Belpada, the trek comes to an end.
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27 Ratings

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27 Ratings

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INR 3,599

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Harishchandragad Trek by Khireshwar Route
Harishchandragad Trek by Khireshwar Route

2D/1N

Harishchandragad

About the Destination: Breathe in fresh air as you trek to Harishchandragad and stand at the top of the famous Fort to witness the beauty of the great lands ofMaharashtra! The historical fort is located at a staggering height of about 4,671ft and holds an amazing view of the thick vegetation that blankets the rich Indian soil. The Sahyadri range is well known for its tourist attractions, Harishchandragad trek and for its natural scenic beauty, making it a haven for adventurers! There are seven routes leading to this fort, but the most popular and challenging route is the Khireshwar route due to the beautiful scenery that you pass through during the Harishchandragad trek in monsoon. Located at about 126km from Pune and over 100km from Mumbai, the Harishchandragad fort is a treat for the nature lover’s eyes!  About the Activity: The Harishchandragad trek exposes you to boasts of raw, rustic Indian design; one that only nature could upgrade over the years with thick, luscious forests and green hills everywhere. Escape city life and don the trekkers gear; it’s time to get your nature therapy with Harishchandragad trek! The trek via the Khireshwar route is moderately challenging but offers several scenic sights; especially for nature lovers and photographers with a keen eye.  While here, you can explore history with a touch of nature and revel in the majesty of the Ganesh caves and stand transfixed at the depth of the valleys of Konkan Kada! Feel mesmerised as you in the comforting wisps of the fog and the soothing weather during your trek to Harishchandragad. 
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24 Ratings

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INR 1,950

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Trek to Harishchandragad via Pachnai
Trek to Harishchandragad via Pachnai

2D/1N

Ahmednagar

About the Activity: Fixed Departure - 12 Aug 2017Difficulty Level: Easy Embark on a trek to Harishchandragad and see the breathtaking beauty of the landscapes of the Western Ghats.The fort stands in the Ahmednagar district of India and straddles the divide between Konkan coast and Deccan plateau.The fort stands at a height of 1,294m and is one of the most important sites in Maharshtra.This trek starts from Kasara and will take you to the base of the fort i.e. the Pachnai village.One of the most significant features of the fort is Konkan Kada which is an imposing rock face on the fort.
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33 Ratings

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16 August 2015
Superb
I really enjoyed this trek. Would certainly recommend this. Went in a group of 4 people and had gala time.

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