Finally we reach base village after 3-4 hr difficult trek and got relaxed at khireshwar base village.
Here is the brief summary.
Khubi Phata to Khireshwar : 1 hour
Khireshwar to Tolar Khind : 1 hour 30 min
Tolar Khind to 1st Hut above rock patch : 35 mins
Hut to Temple : 2 hour
Temple to Konkan kada - 30 Min
Konkan Kada to Taramati peak- 1 hour 30 min
Konkan Kada to kalyan Darwaja - 1 hour
kalyan Darwaja to rock patch - 30 Min
Rock patch to Khireshwar
Harischandragad is an irregular tabletop with base height of 1200m, there are two peaks on this tabletop, namely Taramati which is the highest point on the fort at 1424m and the balekilla which is at 1390m, also there is Rohidas peak nearby which is at 1412m. There are lots of streams flowing throughout the fort in the months of monsoon, these streams feed water to rivers in both ghats and the Konkan region. The plateau is rich in flora and fauna, lots of wildflowers and butterflies can be seen, namely the Blue Mormon butterfly is a treat to watch. There are carpets on Sonki flowers all along the route in the month of October. Harischandragad has been inhabited since Monolithic age (Stone age man approx 8000 BC – 33000 BC). Tools used by them have been found on this fort.
After having darshan at the temple, I decided to have lunch in one of the food stall, there is food facility available on the fort every weekend and for rest of the days you have to call before you come to the fort for a particular day. I had also contacted the person named Mr Bhau Bharmal (mobile no +91-7507033350). These people are friendly and would take care of food and lodging arrangement. They also provide tents at reasonable price.