Rajmachi Fort has two stronghold forts, Shrivardhan and Manaranjan. Visible from Mumbai Pune Expressway on the right-hand side of Borghat. It is a famous spot for trekking. Rajmachi Fort is 16 km trekking distance from Lonavala there are many routes to reach Rajmachi Fort. We will be camping at Udhewadi Village located below the two Bale Killa. Surrounded by huge waterfalls during monsoon you can view the beautiful Kataldhar Waterfall from Shrivardhan Fort. Rajmachi Fort has many caves used by trekkers for night halt. Pre-monsoon the forest around the forts is glowing with Fireflies at night. You can also trek towards Kondane Caves during monsoon and enjoy the beautiful caves and waterfall. Rajmachi Fort is located strategically overlooking Borghat a historical trade route.
Places to visit at Rajmachi Fort
Uday Sagar Lake constructed in 1712 Temple of Mahadev by the side of Uday Sagar Lake Temple of Bahiroba on the plateau near Shrivardhan and Manaranjan Fireflies pre-monsoon only Kataldhar waterfall during monsoon only
Dates: 13th-14th,20th-21st,27th-28th July 2019 Category: Trek Duration: 2 Day 1 Night Difficulty Level: Medium Trek Endurance: Medium Stay: Villager House Homestay Dormitory during monsoon only
For Pune participants - Catch Pune – Lonavala local
15:00 Pune 15:04 Shivaji Nagar 15:47 Talegaon 16:25 Lonavala
Meet Trek Leader near Lonavala Railway Station Ticket Counter
17:20 Assemble at Lonavala Railway Station and Move towards base village by Jeep (Half Way). 19:00 Start Trek towards the base village - 8 km trek. 21:00 Reach Base Village. 22:00 Dinner.
Day Two - Sunday Rajmachi Trek
06:30 Wake up and freshen up 07:00 Breakfast 07:30 Start forts exploration. 12:00 Lunch. 13:00 Start descending towards Karjat side.
Visit Kondhane Caves.
17:30 Reach Kondhane village and start the journey towards Karjat station by local vehicle. 18:30 Disperse at Karjat railway station.
People may board the same train from their respective stations of convenience. Missing the train is missing Rajmachi Trek, no refund will be provided. Jeep is only available half the way as the road is not motorable, Participant will have to walk 8 km one way.
Things to carry : 1. Id Proof Compulsory 2. Good Quality Trekking / Sports Shoes. 3. Water (2 ltr minimum compulsory) 4. Electoral Powder / Energy bars / Dry Snacks (dry fruits. biscuits, plum cakes, etc). 5. Raincoat / Ponchos. 6. Personal First Aid kit / Medics as per prescription if any. 7. Toiletries (Napkin, facewash, tissue paper, etc.) 8. Backpack to carry all stuff. (No Handbags or Jholas will be allowed) 9. Extra Pair of Clothes (as a backup if you need a change after the trek is over) 10. Camera (Optional) 11. Torch with Extra pair of Batteries.
1. Traveling Lonavala to base village by Jeep (Half Way) 2. 1 Veg Dinner, Breakfast, 1 Veg lunch 3. Villager House Homestay Dormitory 4. Travelling Kondhane Village to Karjat Station 5. Leaders Expertise charges
1. Travel till Lonavala and back from Karjat 2. All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather 3. Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required 4. Anything other than mentioned above.