VRangers Harishchandra Gad Nalichi vaat trek on 24th-25-26 Jan 2014

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.

Short info:

Trek: Harishchandra Gad via Nalichi Vaat.

Date: 24th Ngt-25th Jan-26th Jan 2014.

Region: Malshej.

Height: 4500 ft (aprx.)

Grade: Medium.

Cost:

Registered Member: Rs 1250/- per head.

Non Registered Member: Rs 1300/- per head. (To get Register yourself CLICK HERE )

Which includes travelling from Kalyan to kalyan by local vehicles like ST/Truck, 2 breakfasts, 1 Sun -lunch & 1 Sat-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 top most 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:

24th Jan 2014: @ Kalyan ST Depo 9.50 pm.

Trek Schedule:

24th Jan 2014: @ Kalyan ST Depo 9.50 pm.

10.00 pm: will catch the bus for Tokavade.

25th Jan 2014:

12.10 am: From tokavade will go by local transport to belpada.

01.10 am: @ Rest at belpada.

06.00 am: Wake up call.

07.10 am: Breakfast and intro round.

07.55 am: Will start for the trek.

01.00 pm: Lunch

03.00 pm: @kokan Kada & Explore suppbb views.

05.30 pm: At Harishchandra Gad Caves.

06.30 pm: garam garam Eve refreshment.

08.30 pm: Diner.

10.00 pm: Good night.

26th Jan 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. 300/- (non Refundable) in the following.

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 9987553959.

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

Compulsory items:

A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, id proof, Lunch for Saturday, approx 4 ltr water, Torch with extra batteries, plate, spoon, bowl, beading like shawl-mat Or Sleeping Bag, woolen jacket, towel, some snacks, Should ware good trekking shoes, full sleeve shirt/T-shirt & Full Pant, if you have any medical issue please carry your own medicine as we carry only First aid.

Non-compulsory items but helpful:

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.

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For Reg. & more details, contact Our "Rangers"

Sudhir   970 28 78 447.

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