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.
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.
of Harishchandragad is like a deep pan. Because of its distinctive
shape and height, Harishchandragad is a popular trekking spot.
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
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
By Road: Harshandra gad is about 30-40 km
away from Thane.
Rail : Nearest railhead is thane 30-40 kms away.
By Air : Mumbai is nearest airport