Brief Event Description
|Event Organiser||Kolhapur Hikers|
|Pickup Point||Gardan Hotel near Siber Clg|
|Things to Carry||1) 1 trek pants / Loose Trousers / Full sleeves preferred. Carry Light Weight Cloths so that your bag is not heavy. 2) A water bottle (at least 2 liters (1 liter each) carry 2 bottles separately) 3) Shawl and sweater as it is very cold weather. 4) Good Trekking shoes. 5) Cap & sunglasses. 6) Dinner Plate, Spoon, 2 bowl, Glass, ( Compulsory ) 7) Bag-pack or trekking bags no hand bags to be carried. 8) Torch with extra Batteries. 9) Medicine (for those who require usually) and basic medicine for headache. Body pain etc 10) Mosquito repellent cream. 11) sleeping bags or bedding stuff ( satranji or bedsit and light weight blanket )( Compulsory ) 12) Toilet kit.|
|Itinerary||Day-1, 30/13/14, Tue 09:00 pm - Meeting point-Gardan Hotel near Siber Clg. 10:00 pm - Travel Harishachandra Gad base village by Bus( night travelling ) Day-2, 31/12/2014, Wed 08:00 am - Tea & breakfast 11:00 am - Start Trek to Harishchandra gad 02:00 pm - Lunch (village Food) at Harishchandra gad Temple 03:30 pm - After lunch, visit Taramati peak. 05:00 pm - Visit to Konkan kada & enjoining sun set of last day of the year 07:00 pm - Campfire / Games .etc 09:00 pm - Dinner (Village Food) 11:00 pm - Stay in Tents on 1800ft Konkan kada. Day-3 01/01/2015, Thu Explore remaining fort, Nageshwar temple, Caves etc… Breakfast & Descending, Lunch at base village 03:00 pm -Return journey We will be returning to Kolhapur by 03:00 am tentatively (depends on traffic conditions ) Cost Includes : * Transportation Kolhapur to Kolhapur by private Bus * Accommodation in Tents on Multiple Sharing Basis * Vegetarian Food : 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner (Village Food) * All Taxes and Service Charges Cost Does not Include : * Food ordered other than included meals in the Cost * Personal Expenses like Soft Drinks, Mineral water, etc. * Dinner on last day of trek.|
|Instructions & Guidelines||Kindly note : Participants will have to reach 25 mins before at the starting point Trek Fee once paid will not be refunded on any circumstances.|
About Harishchandragad : Harishchandragad is a fort located in the Ahmednagar part of Maharashtra state in India. It holds a lion's share in controlling the surrounding areas. This fort has got an eye pleasing natural beauty, along with a diverse flora and fauna. Harishchandragad is famous for a lot of specialties such as its marvelous natural beauty, tough trek & none other than the beautiful Konkan Kada. It is also famous as the best fort in Maharashtra for camping. There are nearly 9 caves in total including 2 big caves on Harishchandragad which can accommodate around 100-150 campers. History of Harishchandragad : Harishchandragad is one of the oldest leading forts in the Sahyadris. The existence of Microlithic man has been discovered here. The fort is estimated to be built during the reign of Kalchuri and references about Harishchandragad can be found in various manuscripts like Skandapurana & Matsyapurana. It is said that the great sage Changdev used to meditate in the caves present here in the 14th century. Idols of Lord Vishnu which are carved in the 11th century are found in the caves beside the temple of Harishchandreshwar. The carvings in the Harishchandreshwar temple and in Kedareshwar cave denote that the fort belongs to medieval period. The fort has played a major role in guarding the Malshej Ghat region and the surrounding areas. Later, the fort was captured by Moghuls which was then captured by the Marathas in 1747.