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.
and yes fun never ends with Trek Mates India.
Day 0, 22nd January, Friday :
Meeting Point: Kalyan station, Platform no 1, at 10.00 pm sharp
(Late comers won’t be entertained, as we will be Starting by the 10.30 pm bus)
Day 2, 24th January, Sunday:
Explore the remaining fort.
Start descend via the Rajmarg (Junnar Darwaja Route) by 9 am.
Lunch at the Base, and start our return journey.
Reach Mumbai approx by 10 pm
Day 1, 23rd January, Saturday:
Bus journey till murbad, followed by jeep journey till Bailpada.
Reach by 2 am.
Rest till morning (06.00 am), have tea, and start our trek by 7 am.
Lunch in the way, reach the top by 04:00 pm approx.
Here we explore Konkan kada, and head towards the caves for our dinner, Campfire and night stay in Caves
- Identity proof (must)
- Torch with Extra Batteries (must)
- Good trekking shoes (must)
- Water (at least 3 Ltrs)
- Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.,
- Lunch for Saturday
- Extra Pair of Clothes, Warm Jacket to wear in the morning.
- Sleeping Bag / Bedding.
- Bunch of Newspaper.
- Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Traveling from Kalyan to Kalyan by Local Transport
Food (2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinner )
TMI Expertise charges.
Lunch for Saturday
Mineral Water, Beverages etc.
Anything other than mentioned above
It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.