Harishchandragad is a small town of tourist interest from the Pune District of Maharashtra. It is part of picturesque Malshej Ghat and is an excellent trekking place for adventure enthusiasts. The cities nearest to Harishchandragad are Kalyan (75 km), Mumbai (118 km), and Bhiwandi (89 km). Harishchandragad enjoys fair weather for most of the year and is especially beautiful in summer and monsoon. There are a fair number of places of tourist interest in Harishchandragad for the eager traveller.
Places to Stay
Although there are no hotels in Harishchandragad, nearby Malshej Ghat has a few good budget hotel options. Hotel Su-Shant Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1000) and Hotel Nisarga (Tariff – Rs. 1000) are the two best choices for tourists.
The official language of Harishchandragad is Marathi. Hindi is also spoken here.
The important festivals of Harishchandragad are the Hindu festivals of Ganesh Chathurthi, Diwali, Dussehra, and Sri Rama Navami.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Harishchandragad. Igatpuri (50 km) and Junnar (22 km) are two historically-relevant places near the town. Malshej Falls, Shivneri Fort, Nane Ghat and Vigneshwar temple are all within walking distance of Harishchandragad.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Harishchandragad is the Gandhinagar Airport. The airport is located about 78 km away from the town.
Ghoti Railway station (48 km) is the station nearest to Harishchandragad. It connects the town to the rest of Maharashtra and beyond on the Western Railway Line.
There are daily bus services Kalyan, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad and other nearby places. The best bus operators that offer good service to passengers are National Tourist Aurangabad and Bhagyalaxmi Travels. For online bus booking, log on to Ticketgoose.com and get your tickets.