I don’t know how to limit and write an experience about this beautiful, legendary and a grand trekking place - Harishchandragad I had been to. After I entered into photography and started exploring, I decided to go on an adventure spree on every weekend to live my life as if there’s no tomorrow. After trekking to various places at Maharashtra what came on my to-go list was this spectacular place known as Harishchandragad, may be due to its elevation and I had heard that it is a dream trek on the itinerary of every avid trekker who loves Sahyadri and likes to explore the beauty of nature around him/her.
Harishchandragad trek is one of the best trek that can be done in the Sahyadris having 3 different routes all having different levels of difficulty viz. Nalichi vat (very difficult), Khireshwar (moderate) and Paachnai (easy). This trek can be done in a day or you can also plan to stay on the top by setting up your tents & have a wonderful night.
In spite of it being May and the May heat I decided to trek but from the easy route from Paachnai. The base village was small having not more than 10-12 houses and a school. Here you will find people staring you out of curiosity and after you talk to them or smile at them, a million dollar smile will come up. The people there can speak only in Marathi and broken Hindi and since I can speak in Marathi I connected with them in no time & they invited me for a cup of chai & kanda poha.