At a distance of 8 km from Khireshwar, 50 km from Bhandardara, 166 km from Pune & 218 km from Mumbai, Harishchandragad is a historical hill fort situated in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. The height of the fort is 1,424 meters.. Harishchandragad is very popular place for trekking in Maharashtra and also one of the famous Bhandardara tourist places.
The fort originally dates back to the 6th century during the rule of Kalchuri dynasty. The citadel was built during this era and various caves probably have been carved out in the 11th century AD. Sage Changdev used to meditate here in 14th century AD. Later the fort was under the control of Mughals and Marathas captured it in 1747 AD. Remnants of Microlithic human inhabitants have been discovered here. The various Puranas like Matsyapurana, Agnipurana and Skandapurana have many references about Harishchandragad.
Rohidas, Taramati and Harishchandra are the three peaks in Harishchandragad.
How to Reach:
Nearest airports are Aurangabad and Pune. Airport Shirdi (limited flights).
Ahmednagar is nearest railway station.
Regular State Transport Buses are available from Any Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation Bus Stand.