Harishchandragad in Monsoon

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June 17, 2022

Harishchandragad in Monsoon

Harishchandragad is a hill in the Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra. Its set of experiences is connected with that of Malshej Ghat kothale town and it has assumed a significant part in guarding and controlling the encompassing area. The fort is very old. Remainders of Microlithic man have been found here. The different Puranas like Matsyapurana, Agni Purana, and Skanda Purana incorporate numerous references about Harishchandragad. It originated in the sixth century, during the standard of Kalachuri tradition. This hill cliff faces west and peers downward on the Konkan. It gives a picturesque view of the encompassing locale and the sunset. The cliff has a shade, yet has been climbed ordinarily. Now and again around rainbow can be seen starting here. It very well may be seen just when there is a touch of fog in the valley, and the sun is directly behind the person confronting the valley. During the rainy season, you’d be walking in the clouds on this fort. 


The different caves have been carved in the eleventh century. In these caves are icons of Lord Vishnu. Despite the fact that the cliff is named Taramati and Rohidas, they are not identified with Ayodhya. Incredible sage Changdev used to ponder here in the fourteenth century. The caves are from a similar period. The different developments on the fortress and those surrounding the encompassing area highlight assorted societies here. The carvings on the sanctuaries of Nageshwar, in the Harishchandreshwar sanctuary, and the cave of Kedareshwar demonstrate that the fortification has a place with the middle age time frame identified with the Mahadeva emblem of clans Mahadev Koli. They were controlling the fortress before Moguls. Later the stronghold was heavily influenced by Moguls. The Marathas caught it in 1747.

Places to visit in Harishchandragad:

  • Konkan Kada:

The most entrancing spot on this fortification is this cliff, which has consistently captivated numerous individuals for numerous years. The cliff faces west and peers downward on the Konkan with an amazing view of the encompassing area and dusk. This cliff isn’t simply upward; it is a shade, practically like a cobra’s hood. One astonishing marvel that can be seen at this spot is the upward cloud exploded, in which the mists approaching the cliff to get sucked into the pitfall region underneath are tossed upward into the sky arriving at in excess of 50 feet.


  • Harishchandra temple:

This is a stone-cut Ganpati temple situated here. This temple was developed in the eleventh century and looks like the temple engineering styles of northern India. There’s a lake in the temple, one thing intriguing about this lake is that it seems like you’re in touch with snow in any event, when you remain there in the genuine Summer heat.


  • Kedareshwar cave:

As you move towards the Harishchandreshwara temple is the wonderful cave of Kedareshwar. This cave has a 5 ft tall shivalinga and is somewhat difficult to get to on account of the ice-cold water it is encircled by. The columns here are said to have an unconventional meaning. The water shows numerous shades of blue and is incredibly cold in any event, during summers making it hard for you to visit this cavern.


  • Saptatirtha lake:


Toward the east of the sanctuary is a very much assembled lake called Saptatirtha. On its bank are temple-like developments in which there are icons of the god Vishnu. As of late, these symbols have been moved in the caves close to the temple of Harishchandreshwar. Nowadays numerous travelers have been liable for the dismal predicament of this wonderful spot, as they throw plastic and different things in the lake. 7 years back the water was consumable, and now it isn’t appropriate even to swim.


  • Taramati peak:

Taramati peak is a 30 minutes climb from Harishchandragad Fort. The route prompting the top is quite steep and goes through thick forests and rock patches. One can get an all-encompassing view of the whole range of Malshej Ghat from the peak. Those staying at Harishchandragad Fort for the night can climb the cliff promptly in the first part of the day for awesome dawn. A few closes mountain reaches can be spotted from Taramati peak.


Monsoon trek to this place is a major attraction of this place, hence it has various trek routes. The routes are as follows:

  • Khireshwar/ Tolar Khind:


This is one of the simplest routes to arrive at Harishchandragad. The trip begins from Khubi town. A stroll along the dividers of Khireshwar dam will take you to Khireshwar town. Keep strolling for another a few hours and you will arrive at Tolar Khind. The intersection of the Tolar Khind is a little interesting as the space is rocky. There is a wellbeing railing introduced here for help. In the wake of climbing this rough fix, you will arrive at the Harishchandreshwar temple.


  • Nalichi Vaat:


This route is viewed as the hardest one. The climb is very steep. At certain spots, you should climb in excess of 75 levels of rising. The trek begins from Belpada Village. Begin climbing corresponding to Kokan Kada. In the wake of arriving at the top, you will discover three to four path courses. Take the course that is on the right. You should carry traveling gear as you would be needed to climb rocks utilizing ropes and these courses just suggested for professional trekkers.


  • Sadhleghat: 


Sadhale ghat, The path is behind to the popular Naalichi Vaat. The trek route goes through the thick cover with slow rising to the col, scarcely any stone fixes that include climbing, later it finishes close to Kokankada. The trek is going to be another unique trip by means of Junnar Darwaja, a least utilized excellent path that goes through edges, crosses just as the fissure. 


Monsoon Camping at Harishchandragad:

Setting up camp in the monsoon season is a most loved action among the travelers here. The caves situated close to the temple are reasonable for setting up camp and 4-5 of these caves offer convenience. The greatest cave here is the Ganesh Guha that can oblige near 30 persons. There are no restaurants here except for food that can be made accessible from the close by Pachnai town. 



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