Camping in Harishchandragad/Kokan Kada - The Empire Of The Clouds

Tripoto
25th Sep 2015

Camping is one surreal experience. We are second year engineering students who just got frustrated with the mundane city life and decided to go and trek some mountain. That's when we got the inception for camping.

With close to nil previous experience on camping alone, it is WAY difficult than it seems. After researching on the Internet for all the requirements the both of us were ready to go.

Photo of Harishchandragad, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India by Yashvardhan Rathi

We took a train to Kasara station and then a local ST bus for a place called Khobi Phata. The conductor just threw us out of the bus when we reached Khobi Phata.. and there we were standing on a National Highway in the middle of no where with our 8kg backpacks.

We didn't know the route to the summit so we asked the locals for help who guided us faithfully. At one point we went on the wrong path and reached this amazing place which I nicknamed 'The Fountain Of Youth'.

Photo of Harishchandragad, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India by Yashvardhan Rathi

This water is just too chilled. You take a dip here and all your body is back to 100%.

After going the wrong way for almost 2 hours we somehow reached the summit 'Kokan Kada' at 18.30 having started at 7 in the morning from Mumbai.

There were 2 more fellow campers we met at the summit. We lit the bonfire and cooked while gazing the stars.

Photo of Camping in Harishchandragad/Kokan Kada - The Empire Of The Clouds by Yashvardhan Rathi
Photo of Camping in Harishchandragad/Kokan Kada - The Empire Of The Clouds by Yashvardhan Rathi

Release your adrenaline and get out of the comfort zone.

It can't be described. Just see the pictures, plan, and go there immediately.

'Kokan Kada' signifies a concave formation.

Photo of Harishchandragad, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India by Yashvardhan Rathi

This was just half way up.

Photo of Harishchandragad, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India by Yashvardhan Rathi

It can't be described. Just see the pictures and go and visit the place.

With the fellow campers we met on the top.

Photo of Harishchandragad, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India by Yashvardhan Rathi

What you see when you come out of the tent in the morning.

Photo of Harishchandragad, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India by Yashvardhan Rathi

The Fountain Of Youth. 

Photo of Harishchandragad, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India by Yashvardhan Rathi
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