Harishchandragad Fort Trek


Harishchandragad Fort Trek

Harishchandragad Fort Trek

Climbing the third highest peak in Maharashtra can be physically daunting, especially when you consider its approximately 80 degree ascent to a cliff that looks like a cobras hood. One of the most challenging treks in Western Ghats, this route to the ancient hill fort of Harishchandragad is visually rewarding. It take you through a rocky gorge to the Konkan Kada, a vertical overhang with a concave fall of 1423 m, which provides panoramic views of the surrounding green hills shrouded in monsoon mist and clouds.

Harishchandragad Fort
Harishchandragad Fort 

Believed to have been carved out in the 11th century, the area is also home to numerous caves and temples, the most prominent being Harishchandreshwar - cut out of a single rock and Kundareshwar, a cave which houses a Shiva lingam surrounded by water.

Ideal For : 

Experienced trekkers and climbers

Grade :

Moderate to difficult

Trekking Distance :

Approximately 8 km

Duration :

2 days, including reaching the flag off point, Khireshwar, from Kalyan, Pune or Mumbai 

How to Reach : 
Harishchandragad Fort
Harishchandragad Fort Route 

Harishchandragad fort is approximately 170 km from Pune. 


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