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Harischandra Fort:

Harischandra gadh is situated in Ahamadnagar District. Harischandra gadh Sattle on the Mumbai-Nagar road via Murbad you have to cross the Malshej Ghat. To the left of the road is an imposing mountain wall with three distinctive peaks.
 

The slightly shorter one visible to the left as soon as you enter the Malshej ghat is Rohidas. In the centre, and the tallest, is Taramati, while the one to the right is Harishchandragad. Although little remains of the actual fort, once upon a time, Harishchandragad was probably the largest in the Deccan region.


The view of the sheer rock wall of Harishchandragad from the Malshej Ghat is awe-inspiring. Standing at a height of 4,671 feet from mean sea level, the edge of the hill plunges straight down into the Konkan. In fact, the unique feature of this entire mountain range which includes the mountains of Nakta, Ghodishep, Aajoba and Ratangad, right up to Kulangad, is that the western slopes plunge directly into the Konkan.

The edge of Harishchandragad is like a deep pan. Because of its distinctive shape and height, Harishchandragad is a popular trekking spot.


Among the ruins of the Harishchandra fort are visible a portion of the boundary wall and the Junnar gateway. There are nine caves on the Taramati hill, and though there is not much sculpted work here, the caves are a good place to spend the night. The temple is probably the most astonishing part of the Harishchandra fort.

Before you enter it you have to cross a stone bridge under which flows the Mangalganga River. Adorned with rock cut sculptures, there are several inscriptions on the temple walls.


Marching Destination:
By Road: Harshandra gad is about 30-40 km away from Thane.
By Rail : Nearest railhead is thane 30-40 kms away.
By Air : Mumbai is nearest airport

 
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