Harishchandragad, a hill fort in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, is one of the most challenging treks in the western ghats. Situated in the Malshej region of the ghats, it is at a distance of approximately 105 km from Pune. The fort comes under Kalsubai-Harishchandragad wildlife sanctuary. The Harishchandragad, known for its size and spectacular ‘Konkankada’- the cliff overlooking the Konkan belt, has been a hot pick amongst adventure enthusiasts and trekkers for several years.
The Khireshwar village route is the one that most people prefer as it offers a lot of scenic beauty while trekking. Walking a few minutes from Tolar Khind, there is a rock-patch on which railings are fixed. After ascending the railings, we come to the plateau region in which less dense forests are seen. From here, we have to cross 7 hills & after a walk of 2–3 hours, we reach the temple of Harishchandreshwar, the temple of lord shiva.