Grade : Moderate
Region : Nashik
Base village : Nirgudpada
Landmark : Upper Vaitarna Dam
Number of Routes : 1
Highest Altitude : 3676 Feet (1120m)
Trek Duration : 3 Hours for ascend, 2.5 hours for descend
Surrounding Peaks : Bhaskargad, Anjaneri, Bhramagiri
Ideal Season : Harihar can be done in both season i.e. Monsoon and Winter, however from last few years Harihar was banned in prime Monsoon month and was only opened in late monsoon months, hence September to January can be ideal months to visit this fort.
Major Attarction :
Thrilling Climb on Steep Rock cut stairs, Small Pond, Temple of Lord Hanumana and Lord Shiva on the plateau.at Top
Water Sources :
A small pond is there in front of this temple. Water from this pond can be used for drinking. However at times water is not potable hence it is recommended to carry water from Base Village itself.
Special thing about structure/route :
Steep Rock Cut Stairs near the top. A palace having two rooms in it. 10 to 12 persons can be accommodated in this palace. There are five cisterns along one side of the palace, one of which has water suitable for drinking.
History Info :
Ancient Name & Meaning (if any) :
Built around 1636 by Pankaj Panchariya
Brief War History :
Harihar fort was built during the Pankaj panchariya period. It was surrendered to Khan Zamam in 1636 along with Trymbak and other Poona forts. The fort was captured by Captain Briggs in 1818 along with 17 other forts.