Harihar Fort, also known as Harshgad, is a historic fort located in Maharashtra’s Nashik district. Several trekking enthusiasts visit this fort in monsoon for a new and refreshing experience. It appears rectangular from the base village and is situated on a triangular rock. One of the fort’s vertical sides facing the Nirgudpada Village got the name ‘Scottish Kada’ because it was first climbed by Doug Scott in 1986. He was a popular Himalayan mountaineer, who took about two days to ascend to the top of the cliff, which stands at 170 m. Harihar Fort trek is one of the must-try Treks in Western Ghats and makes for a great weekend getaway.
Embark on an enthralling Harihar Trek and enjoy a unique trekking experience. Starting from Dadar station, you will travel to the base village, Nirgudpada in Trimbakeshwar. Begin walking and climbing the rocky stairs while enjoying views of greenery all around you. After reaching the top of the fort, explore the small temples, caves, and other structures standing intact till date. After an adventurous trek, return to the base village and head back home. Have you always wanted to go on an adventurous trek like this one to one of the most picturesque and distinct destinations? Then, this is the best package for you!
Day 1: Mumbai – Trimbakeshwar
Finish your packing and keep the bags ready. At 11:00 PM, leave for Kotak Mahindra Bank ATM, near Dadar (E) station and join your team. By 11:15 PM, you will board the train and depart from Dadar to Thane. At 12:00 AM, you will be picked up from Thane’s Teen Hath Naka Junction for traveling further to the base village, Nirgudpada.
Day 2: Trimbakeshwar – Mumbai
Arrive at the base village by 5:00 AM and get some rest. Freshen up and enjoy a hearty breakfast at 6:00 AM. At 7:00 AM, introduce yourself to the team and after breaking the ice with your group, start with your Harihar Fort Trek by 7:30 AM. Built on a triangular rock, the fort has two edges and three faces and stands vertically at 90 degrees. You will be trekking along steep, rocky stairs with scenic views around you. Though a little tough, with around 117 steps in total, it is a beautiful hike worth all the effort. On reaching the top, by 10:30 AM, have a wonderful time exploring the fort. The Fort houses a plateau in the center, a small Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman Temple, small caves, and a pond with drinkable water. As you explore further, you can find a palace with two rooms. Enjoy picturesque views of the surrounding ranges from the top. Have a filling lunch at 1:00 PM while gazing at the scenery. You will start descending at 2:30 PM and get to the base village by 4:30 PM. After resting for a while, have your evening snacks on the way back to Mumbai. Reach Mumbai by 9:00 PM and head back home.
Departure Dates: August 2017 – 6th
September 2017 – 3rd