Malshej Ghat – Nane Ghat – Jivdhan – Chawand

Malshej Ghat – Nane Ghat – Jivdhan – Chawand

Nane Ghat (830 m): This is a historical pass which once in history, enjoyed prime importance. At Nane Ghat the inscription, the steps, the rock-cut rest houses, and the cisterns show that as far back as the 1st century B.C., this route was frequently used. Even now , it carries heavy trade traffic of local tribal people.

Jivdhan (1145 m): An important historical hill fort standing at the edge of the ghats. To the west it’s rock walls drop a sheer 1000 m into the Konkan. It has a prominent isolated pillar, about 60 m high, known as Vanar Lingi (Monkey’s Point) OR Khada Parsi. It commands an excellent view across the Nane Ghat. It has Caves, cisterns and Mohammedan construction on the top.

Chawand (1065 m): It is conical in shape and a prominent landmark. The deep narrow precipice near the summit is an interesting rock climbing proposition. On the top is a small shrine of Local Tribal Peoples and the hill is considered sacred in the region.

Malshej Ghat: This is one of the old trade route connecting Konkan to Ghats. Malshej ghat opens up easy access to many surrounding hill in the valley. This is a most beautiful place to visit in Monsoon.

Places to see Mumbai – Malshej Ghat – Nane Ghat – Jivdhan – Chawand
Duration 8 – 10 Days
Maximum Height 3754 ft.
Region Malshej Ghat Region
Difficulty Rating Medium
Takeover Point Mumbai / Pune
Best Season to visit Any time – Best in Monsoon

Day 1:-  Mumbai
Arrive in Mumbai and takeover from Airport, Transfer to the Hotel. Rest day.

Day 2:- Malshej Ghat
Travel to Malshej ghat. exlore surrounding and stay in a base village of Nane Ghat.

Day 3:Nane Ghat
Trek to Nane Ghat. Explore it’s surrounding. Night stay in Camp.

Day 4:Nane GhatJeevdhan_naneghat
Stay at Nane Ghat. Visit to surrounding tribal villages. Night stay in Camp.

Day 5 :- Nane Ghat – Jivdhan
Trek to Jivdhan. Explore it’s surrounding Night stay in Camp.

Day 6:- Jivdhan – Ghatghar (Base Village)
Back to the base village. Travel to base village of Chawand. Night stay in Camp.

Day 7:- Chawand
Trek to Chawand. Explore it’s surrounding. Back to base village. Night stay in Camp.

Day 8:Chawandwadi – Kukdeshwar (A village)
Trek to Kukdeshwar. Here we will see one ancient temple having very beautiful rock carving. Stay in village

Day 9:- Mumbai / Pune
Back to the takeover point. Night stay in Hotel. Tour End.

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Harishchandragad – Bhairavgad – Kunjargad

Harishchandragad – Bhairavgad – Kunjargad

Places to see Mumbai – Harishchandragad – Bhairavgad – Nane Ghat
Duration 8 – 10 Days
Maximum Height 4671 ft.
Region Malshej Ghat Region
Difficulty Rating Easy
Takeover Point Mumbai / Pune
Best Season to visit Any time – Best in Monsoon and Winter

Harishchandragad: This hill top is a irregular table-land about 5 km across. On the top there is Ancient temple of lord Siva, large water reservoir and long chain of Brahmanical caves. The major attraction of Harishchandragad is Kokan Kada which is a huge semi-circular rock wall of about 400 m and a most frightening sight. Its beyond description, one should actually see it to experience the nature’s architecture. Konkan kada should be visited in the evening as well as morning. In evening one is enchanted by the sunset where as in the morning one can experience the divine feeling of being in the heavens. Harishchandragad, are also worth visiting as they offer beautiful views of the sahyadri ranges. An ancient temple caves present at the base village Khireshwar are also worth seeing.

Bhairavgad: It is a small hill having lot of Jungle around and a Temple of Tribal people on the top. There are lot of Bhairavgad in Sahyadri – ‘Bhairav’ is a God of Tribal people, among 5 to 6 tribal villages there is one Bhairavgad.

Kunjargad: Kunjar means Elephant, this hill looks like an Elephant so local people call it Kunjargad. There are ancient caves on this hill.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 :- Mumbai
Arrive in Mumbai and takeover from Airport, Transfer to the Hotel. Rest day.

Day 2:- Khireshwar (Base Village)
Travel to the base village Khireshwar. We will come through Malshej Ghat, stay in this base village and explore it’s surrounding.

Day 3:- Khireshwar – Harishchandragad
Trek to Harishchandragad. This trek is very enjoyable in monsoon and winters. Night stay in camp.

Day 4: – Harishchandragadharishchandra
Explore Harishchandragad – Ancient Temple, Kokan kada, Ancient Caves and much more to see. Night stay in camp.

Day 5:- Harishchandragad – Kothala
Descend from Harishchandragad to another village – Kothala. Stay in this village and explore village life.

Day 6:- Kothala – Bhairavgad – Kothala
A short trek to Bhairavgad and back to village.Night stay in camp.

Day 7: – Kothala – Kunjargad
Trek to kunjargad. Explore top of this hill. Night stay on Kunjargad in camp.

Day 8:- Kunjargad – Kohna
Back to the base village Kohna. Night stay in this village.

Day 9:- Kohna – Mumbai
Back journey to Mumbai. Night stay in Hotel. Tour End

Note: You can customize this trek according to your plan. Please do not hesitate to contact us for your questions and concerns.

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