Grade: Moderate
Altitude: Approx 4514 feet above sea level
Village: Paachnai
District: Ahmednagar

An ancient fort finds references in various Puranas. The fort stands a
s a guard of Malshej Ghat, & has played a major role in guarding the surrounding region. It is supposed to be buit in 6th century, during the rule of Kalchuri dynasty.
Famous spots to visit
It is most famous for the majestic views of Kokan Kada.
Harishchandreshwar: One of the best temple carving sculptures out of stones.
Kedareshwar: It is a huge cave and one huge Shivalinga inside the cave surrounded by ice cold water.
Taramati peak: Top most point of the fort.

1 Night 2 Days Available on request

# Schedule
Friday 13th December 2019

2330 hrs: Reporting at Kothrud Office, Karve Road, Near McDonalds (Karishma Chowk)
2345 hrs: Departure
Saturday 14th December 2019
0500 hrs: Reach Paachnai Village
0500 - 0730 hrs: Freshen up and have Breakfast @ Paachnai Village
0730 - 1200 hrs: Hike to Harishchandragad + Explore Temple & Caves
1200 - 1500 hrs: Lunch + Rest + Group Interaction
1500 - 1830 hrs: Taramati Summit + Sunset at Majestic Kokan Kada
1830 - 2200 hrs: Group Interaction + Dinner & Lights off ​
Please note: stay is in tents on multiple sharing & the toilet arrangement is in a dry pit toilet tent
Sunday 15th December 2019
0600 - 0715 hrs: Wake Up & Get ready
0715 - 0800 hrs: Breakfast
0800 - 1000 hrs: Descend to Paachnai Village
1000 hrs: Travel back to Pune
1330 - 1430 hrs: Lunch en-route
1800 hrs: Reach Pune - End of Trip

Deadline for Registration: 12th December 2019, 1800 hrs

Here are some tips for a Happy and Safe Excursion!
Things to Carry : (Of course along with your ‘Energy and Enthusiasm’)
✦ Keep this list handy while Packing the Bag ✦

  • Small Sack / Backpack (At least 25 - 30 lit). (Compulsory)
  • Minimum 2 ltr water bottle(s) & Electoral / ORS (to keep yourself hydrated) (Compulsory)
  • Light Snacks for self (Fruits / Energy Bars / Chocolates / Dry Fruits etc) (Recommended)
  • Wear Dry-fit track pants and T-shirt (full sleeves) (Recommended)
  • Extra set of clothes & Towel/Napkin (Recommended)
  • Winter wear / Warm Clothes / Blanket (Sweater / Jacket / Windcheater) (Compulsory)
  • Ear Muffs / Ear Protection Crochet for covering Ears
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, hand sanitizer, Toilet paper)
  • Bedding (2 Blankets, Travel pillow)
  • Sun Cap / Hat / Sunglasses (Compulsory)
  • Small torch with extra batteries.
  • Sports / Trekking shoes (Compulsory) (Avoid Woodland / Canvas / Converse / Sandals)
  • Floaters / Sports Loafers / Crocs (Useful while return bus journey)
  • Trekking Pole & Knee Cap (As per personal requirement)
  • Provisional cash Rs.500/- per person
  • Please note: stay is in tents on multiple sharing & the toilet arrangement is in a dry pit toilet tent

Optional Kit:

  • Personal Medication if any.
  • Camera, Binoculars (Also bring a bag to protect this equipment from dust and Moisture).
  • Covers for Electronic gadgets (Camera, Phone, etc)

Things NOT to be brought:

  • Avoid Wearing Denim wear. (Full track pants & full sleeve T-shirt is suggested to avoid injury)
  • Large amount of cash and costly ornaments.
  • Loud Music Instruments.
  • Liquor and any of the tobacco items. (Consumption of these items) is NOT ALLOWED on FOLIAGE OUTDOORS EXCURSION.

Transport: Chartered Non-AC Vehicle.

​After Registration *Temporary What's App group" will be formed for further instructions & coordination.
What's App group will be formed by two days prior to the departure date.

Contact Number:
Trek Leader: 9822763638 (Aditya Joshi)
Back-up contact : 7720012720 (Anupam Tamboli)


What is included in the tour

  • Travel from Pune to Pune by Non-AC Chartered Vehicle (Tempo Traveller / Bus)
  • Meals: Starting from Breakfast on Day 1 till Evening Tea on Day 2
  • Accommodation: Very basic Tent on Multiple Sharing & the toilet arrangement is in a dry pit toilet tent.
  • Exploration as per Itinerary
  • Services of Resource Person from Foliage Outdoors

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any accommodation other than mentioned in the Inclusions
  • Any Food / Packaged Drinking Water / Beverages other than mentioned in Inclusions
  • Any kind of Insurance
  • Any change in program due to reason beyond the control of organisers (Like Road Blocks, Weather etc)