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.
Places to Visit Nearby:
- Harischandragad, the hill fort, is a part of the glorious Maratha legacy.
- It has played a vital role in guarding and controlling the surrounding areas of Malshej Ghat and kothale village.
- This erstwhile Maratha fort was a part of the Mughal Empire until 1747.
- This fort receives its name from the Harischandreshwar Temple.
- Come fall in love with the carved sculptors and the intricate artwork of the temple.
- Carved from a single rock, it is a testimony to the marvelous artistry of the ancient artisans.
- Built during the medieval times, the architectural grandeur of this hill fort astounds you.
- River Mangal Ganga originates from the tanks near the Harischandreshwar Temple.
- Three caves are located near the temple for the visitors to explore.
- When you move towards the right direction of the Harischandreshwar Temple, you will come across a huge cave that houses the Shiva Linga- it is the Kedareshwar Cave.
- The unique attraction here is the Linga that is completely surrounded by water.
- The ice-cold water proves as a deterrent to the enthusiasts interested in swimming to the deity.
- A large rock with four pillars around the Linga works as a support for this cave.