VRangers trek to Harishchandragad on 28th Ngt- 29th -30th June 2013

Harishchandragad is a hill fort in the Nagar district & also famous for its height, toughness

and beautiful surrounding. Its history is linked with that of Malshej Ghat, and it has played

a major role in guarding and controlling the surrounding region.Will start for the trek on

Friday Ngt.

Trek: Harishchandra Gad

Date: 28th Ngt-29th Jun-30th Jun 2013.

Region: Malshej.

Height: 4500 ft (aprx.)

Grade: Medium.

Last Date for Registration: - 25th June 2013.

Charges: 700/- Which includes travelling from Kalyan to kalyan by local vehicles like ST/Truck, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 1 dinner.

History:

Harishchandragad: The fort is quite ancient, considered to be from the medieval period.  The

various Puranas (ancient scriptures) like Matsyapurana, Agnipurana and Skandapurana

include many references about Harishchandragad. The Great sage Changdev (creator of the

epic Tatvasaar) used to meditate on Taramati/Rohidas in 14th century. The caves are also

from the same period. Harishchandra gad was captured by the Marathas in 1747 from the

Moguls.

Taramati: Also known as

Taramanchi. 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

and Napta twin peaks,

Ghodishep (865 meters),

Ajoba (1375 meters),

Kulang fort (1471 meters) in the north near the Kasara region.

Konkan Kada (Konkan cliff): The most fascinating spot 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. One amazing phenomenon that

can be observed at this place is the vertical cloud burst, in which the clouds nearing the cliff

get sucked into the pit fall area below are thrown vertically into the sky reaching more than

50 feet (15 m).

Kedareshwar: The cave of Kedareshwar has a big Shivlinga, which is totally surrounded by

water. It is quite difficult to reach the Shivlinga because the water is ice-cold. There are

sculptures carved out here. Local legend holds that when the forth piller breaks, the world

will come to an end.

Meeting Point & Train time table:

28th June 2013: Get in the train from your respective stations & meet in kalyan(W) ST Bus depo near inquiry counter (just outside the railway station) sharp by 9.50pm.

Trek Schedule:

28th Jun 2013:

10 pm: will catch the bus for khireshwar – Khubi phata.

12.30 am: Will get down at Khireshwar.

29th Jun 2013:

01.30 am: Will reach to Khireshwar School and will rest till 5.00 am

05.40 am: with breakfast & Intro will strat the trek

11.00 am: With Breathtaking view and scenes will reach to the Ganesh cave.

12.30 pm: Will have Lunch in caves & will take rest.

02.30 pm: will move towards Kokan kada the amazing location like heaven.

06.00 pm: Will back to caves.

08.00 pm: Will have Village food made by local villager.

11.30 pm: Good night All.

30th Jun 2013:

05.30 am: Good Morning Rangers.

06.00 am: Will move to have see Sunrise at Taramati.

09.00 am: will visit kedareshwar Temple.

09.30 am: Will start descending towards Khireshwar.

01.00 pm: Will have Lunch at Aishwarya Hotel.

02.00 pm: At Khubi Phata to catch ST for Kalyan.

05.00 pm: Will reach to Kalyan.

Payment Details:

For confirmation of your registration please deposit Rs. 400/-(non Refundable) in the following. (Please Specify your name & trek name-mandatory)

Acc Name: Ananda Shivaji Govekar

Acc No   : 00000032353269021

IFS Code: SBIN0000562

MICR Code: 400002007

Bank     : SBI Bank

Branch   : Bhandup (W)

After transaction plz do sms to Ananda Govekar 98922 19155.

Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry for the trek:

Compulsory items:

A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while

trekking, id proof, Approx 3 ltr water, Saturday Lunch, Torch with extra batteries, some

snacks, Should ware good trekking shoes, extra cloths like full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full

Pant,Towel, Bedding like mat-shawl or Sleeping Bag,Raincoat.

if you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid.

Non compulsory items:

Cap, Sunglasses, Woolen Jacket, Camera , Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry, mosquito’s

repellent, Electoral / Energy powder, 2 Lemon, & 2 plastic bags for weight distribution.

(It’s totally self responsibility to take care of your things.)

VRangers Rules & Regulation: http://vrangers.com/rules-a-regulation

For Reg. & more details, contact our "Rangers”,

Sudhir 97-028-78447.