"Hike More, Worry less"....Kya bolta Bantai....!!
Harishchandragad is a hill fort in the Ahmednagar district of India. And for trekking, there are 3 routes available:
1) Via Naalichi Vaat - difficult one.
2) Via Khireshwar village - medium one.
3) Via Paachnai village - easy one. (We opted for easy one)
One can opt for public transport in order to reach Paachnai, but it restricts you to a schedule and it took more time as well. So we (me, @artimagar & Pooja Magar) booked Zoomcar (Tata Tiago) for two days from pune. It cost us around Rs 5700 with fuel.
We started around 10:30 A.M. from Pune towards Paachnai via Rajur. As direct route shown on google map takes a left turn from Kotul which is not a car route.
We took a tea break on the way at Purohit's around 12:30 P.M., they serve very good Tea, Coffee, Vada Pau & Sabudana Vada which costs Rs 150.
There after we kept on driving till Kotul, where we had some local ice cream and choose right direction instead of what was directed by google maps.
From Kotul to Rajur, very less food options are available. Around 3 P.M. near Rajur we had our lunch in midway and to our amaze it tastes outstanding (costs Rs 300 for rice, 6 tandoori roti, dal and bhindi masala).
We again started moving towards our destination and we reached Paachnai around 5:30 P.M.