Harishchandragad Fort is situated near
Malshej Ghat in Junnar
region. It is one of the best forts to trek and very popular fort for
trekkers and nature lovers. It is famous for its height, its toughness and
the famous 'Konkan Kada'.
The fort houses a beautiful temple of Harishchandra, which is the pride of the fort. The temple is very old and some sculptures can also be read. It is said that Sant Changdev stayed here for some time and completed his manuscript - "Tatwasaar". The Nandi and Shivling in the temple are really wonderful. A cave nearby is always full of very cold water.
Konkan Kada is at a height of 3,500 feet and is really tough, but worth seeing. It is a challenge for trekkers. The Konkan Kada is to the backside of the temple. The view of Konkan Kada is very deep.
There are 3 peaks in Harishchandragad namely - Rohidas,
Taramati and Harishchandra. Taramati peak is the highest one in the fort.
Many peaks, fort and other beautiful places such as Malshej Ghat, Jivdhan,
Nane Ghat, Ratangad, Kalsubai, etc. can also be seen from here. There are
some old caves on Taramati, which are used by trekkers to rest and relax.
Forest lovers always enjoy 'Harishchandragad'. Lucky tourists can spot animals such as Tigers, Cheetah, Snakes, Swallow and Flamingo's, etc. One must visit Harishchandragad to enjoy the beauty of forest, especially for Konkan Kada.
Air: Nearest airport is in
Rail: Nearest railway station is Kalyan.
Road: Mumbai-Malshej Ghat is 154-km via Murbad. The Pune-Malshej Ghat via Alephata is 164-km, while Alephata-Malshej Ghat is 39-km. There are regular buses from Shivajinagar to the fort.
Accommodation is available at the hotels in Pune as well as in Mumbai.