Package Name: Trekking around Pune: Harishchandragarh
Pune is blessed with cool climate the year round and it is surrounded by rolling hills of the Sahyadri range with an end number of forts, ancient temples and caves. These make attractive tourist spots and ideal weekend getaways and fantastic trekking routes. Trekking is one of the best recreational activities to do in Maharashtra. There are about 40 trekking routes in and around Pune. Harishchandragad is one of the most popular trekking routes.
Distance from Pune: 118 kms
Harishchandragad is a historic hill fort which is located in MalshejGhat . There are various caves on the top of the fort. The Kedareshwar Cave is one of the must-see structures on top of the hill fort and is a fascinating structure – it is a cave below a hill and only one pillar stands between the roof and base of the cave!
The fort dates back to no less than 6th Century and, many ancient texts and puranas speak of its existence. The relics discovered at the fort, point to the existence of Microlithic man here!
Trekkers can approach the hill from 5 different routes and the caves make very interesting accommodation at night. Besides, there are fresh water streams with continuous water supply.