VRangers Monsoon Trek to Harishchandra Gad via Rohidas on july last week

Short Info:

Trek: Harishchandra Gad Via Rohidas top.

Date: 25th Ngt -26th-27th July 2014

Region: Malshej

Grade: Medium.

Fort Height: 4500 ft.

Last Date of Reg: 20th July 2014.

Registered member Fees: 800/- Per Person

Non-Registered member Fees: 850/- Per Person

Fees Included: Includes Travelling from Kalyan to Kalyan by via public transport like Jeep / ST, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch -1 dinner (VEG) & expertise charges etc…..

Fee Not Included: Insurance,medical Coverage or anything other than mention above.


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.

25th July 2014:

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.

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

12.30 am: Will get down at Khireshwar.

26th July 2014:

01.30 am: Will reach to Khireshwar School by 3.00 am and will rest till 6.30 am

07.50 am: with breakfast & Intro will start the trek towards rohidas (approx 3.30 hr. from base)

11.30 am: With Breathtaking view and scenes from rohidas will reach to the Ganesh cave.(approx 1 hr.)

01.00 pm: Lunch in caves & 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 (Veg) made by local villager.

11.30 pm: Good night All.

27th July 2014:

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:

To Confirm your registration please deposit Rs. 500/-(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 98922 19155.

Check List: (Rain Shower expected so please pack your bags accordingly.)

Compulsory items:

A proper two sided haversack to put all the things, So that one has hands free while trekking, id proof, approx 4 ltr water, Lunch for Saturday, Plate, Bowl, Spoon, Bedding like shawl & mat Or Sleeping bag. Torch with extra batteries, 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, carry some extra cloths.

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

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

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

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

Sudhir  97028 78447 / Ananda  98922 19155.

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