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Rajmachi & Kondane Caves Trek

Sat, 21 Sep 2019 9:00AM - Sun, 22 Sep 2019 3:00PM
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Rajmachi (Udhewadi) is a small village in the rugged mountains of Sahyadri in Maharashtra. The fortification at Rajmachi consists of two forts, namely Shrivardhan Fort and Manaranjan Fort. Rajmachi Fort is a popular trekking destination. It is a very famous fort located near famous hill stations of Maharashtra, Lonavala, and Khandala. Fort has been declared as a protected monument.

Kondana Caves are located in the small village of Kondana. This cave group has 16 Buddhist caves. The caves were excavated in first century B.C. These consist of intricate and delicate carvings of Buddhist architecture.

The beauty of these caves is enhanced in the monsoons by the waterfalls nearby. It is a sight that should not be missed and the water descends from the top of the caves.

Difficulty: Medium|| Endurance: Medium || Type: Two day Trek

Major Attractions:

  • Silvery waterfalls and Mighty fort
  • Explore the Ancient Buddhists Caves
  • Lush green landscapes
  • Stay at Local Villagers Place
  • A fun trail to hike on
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Day 1 – 21st Sept, Saturday

  • 06:30 hrs – Catch the train for Lonavala from Mumbai or Pune.
  • 09:00 hrs – Reach Lonavala, meet the team and catch a private vehicle for Fanasrai(The Trek Start Point)
  • 10:30 hrs – Start the trek after breakfast & a brief introduction session. 6 km plain hike to Rajmachi from Fanasrai i.e. 2 2.5 hrs. Enjoy waterfalls on the way
  • 13:30 hrs – Reach Udhewadi and have homely local lunch.
  • 16:30 hrs – Start trek to Shreevardhan Fort, Reach the top, explore the fort and spend some time soaking in the beauty
  • 18:30 hrs – Come Back to the village & have tea.
  • 20:00 hrs – Dinner is served!!!
  • 22:00 hrs – Play some games and have a good nights sleep

Day 1 – 22nd Sept, Saturday

  • 06:30 hrs – Wake up & get fresh!!
  • 08:00 hrs – Have breakfast & Get ready to start the descend
  • 08:30 hrs – Start the trek towards Kondana Caves(Karjat Side)
  • 11:30 hrs – Reach Konadana Caves and explore the area.
  • 12:30 hrs – Reach the base village and have a delicious Lunch.
  • 13:30 hrs – Say your goodbyes with a promise to meet again, leave for Karjat in our private vehicle. We will each Karjat Station by 3 pm (we may reach 1 hour early or late) catch the train back to Mumbai/Pune. This brings us to the end of our trip, Or rather just the beginning of your adventures with Wandering Souls

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Lonavala to Fanasrai Transport
  • Kondivade to Karjat Transport
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on Day 1
  • Breakfast & Lunch on Day 2
  • Expertise and Guide charges
  • First Aid Certified Co-ordinators
  • Local Guidance


  • Train Tickets
  • Anything other than the above-mentioned things

Things to Carry

Things to Carry
  • Identity Proof
  • Bottle of Water (at least 2 liters)
  • Ready to eat food like plum cakes, dry fruits, etc.
  • Torch
  • Extra Pair of Clothes
  • Cap, Camera
  • Good Trekking shoes
  • Raincoat/ Poncho / Windcheater please avoid umbrellas
  • Personal care stuff, ORS, medicines which you require usually
  • A haversack to put all the things in, please do not carry sling bags or jholas


  • Basic Washroom facility available at the village, it is trekking activity and not a leisure trip so one needs to prepare themselves accordingly
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  • Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry.
  • A planned activity or programs may be canceled or revised depending on the weather or any other unavoidable circumstances.

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