Hargad

Type: Hill Fort

Height (Approx in ft.): 4450

Grade: Medium

Base Village: Mulher

District: Nasik

Nearest Railway Station: Nasik Road

How to reach:

Presently there exists only a single way to reach the fort-top. This path traverses through the village of Mulher. After leaving the village we reach a tar-road. A walk of about 20 minutes along this road brings us to a bifurcation. The way to the right, passing by a banyan tree, leads to a shepherds’ colony on a hillock. At this point one has to turn towards right and reach the pass between fort Mulher and fort Hargad. This can be arrived in about an hour and half. From this pass, the way on the left takes to the fort of Mulher and the one on right to the Hargad. The trail leading to fort Hargad is not much in use and hence is not distinctly visible. An hour’s time is sufficient to reach the fort-top from the pass.

Time to reach from base village: 2 hrs from Mulher

What to see:

The top of this fort is so wide, that it can almost be called a plateau. There are some remnants of the fortification on the top. Ruins of a temple, of the residential structures and a couple of water cisterns can be seen here. However, the water in these tanks is not potable and hence it is necessary to carry enough quantity of water. A cave with a temple of goddess Kapaar Bhavani can also be found on the plateau during the fort-walk. Apart from these places there isn’t much to be seen on the fort. One can either return by the same path to visit the Mulher fort or go back to the village of Mulher. The whole walk on the fort can be completed in an hours time.

Accommodation Facility: Not available

Food Facility: Not available

Drinking Water Facility: Not available

Best Season to Visit: All the year

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