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Event Name: Rajmachi & Kondane Caves Monsoon Trek Event Cost : Rs 1550/- per pax Total Seats : 30 Location: Lonavala Base Village: Udhewadi Village Altitude: 2710 ft above MSL (Approx.) Grade: Medium Endurance - Medium Approximate Duration: 2-3 hrs of Ascent
A mighty fort with a backdrop of silvery waterfalls and lush green landscapes, The mesmerizing Rajmachi makes for a perfect weekend escape!
Rajmachi (Udhewadi) is a small village in the rugged mountains of Sahayadri in India. The fortification at Rajmachi consists of two forts, namely Shrivardhan Fort and Manoranjan Fort. Rajmachi Fort is a popular trekking destination. It is a very famous fort located near two famous hills of Maharashtra, Lonavala and Khandala.
Major Attractions Kondane Waterfalls Rustic Stay Ancient Lake & Shiva Temple Sunset from Shreevardhan Fort Early morning Trek to Manoranjan Fort
Historically, Rajmachi fort was a strategic fort to control Borghat(ghat between Khopoli and Khandala on Mumbai-Pune route) which was a historical trade route. The fort played a strategic role in the First Anglo-Maratha War. Rajmachi Fort has been declared as a protected monument.
Detailed Itinerary Time Activity Day 1: Saturday Morning 09:00 am: Meet the Travel Trikon Team at Lonavala Station 09:15 am: Breakfast at Lonavala 10:00 am: Move to Fanasrai Village by Local Transport 11:00 am: Introduction Round 12:00 pm: Start Trek towards Rajmachi (12 KM / 3 Hours Trek) 01:00 pm: Lunch Break amidst the hills 03:00 pm: Reach Village and rest for sometime 05:00 pm: Start Trek for Shreevardhan Fort and enjoy Sunset view from fort 07:00 pm: Back to Village 08:00 pm: Dinner 10:00 pm: Night Walk toward the Lake 11:00 pm: Sleep
Day 2: Sunday Morning 06:00 am: Wake-up call 08:00 am: Post Breakfast start descend back to Karjat Side 11:00 pm: Explore Kondane Caves and Waterfall 01:00 pm: Reach Kondane Village 01:30 pm: Lunch at Kondane Village 03:30 pm: Move Toward Karjat Station 04:30 pm: Reach Karjat Station, Start travel for Mumbai 07:00 pm: Reach Mumbai
Train timings & reporting time:
We will be starting with the 12127 / INTERCITY EXP CSTM - 06:40 am Dadar - 06:50 am Thane - 07:12 am Lonavala - 08:48 am
Please note if you miss the train, you miss the trek. No refunds shall be entertained for the same
Inclusions Local transportation wherever applicable Food: Breakfast & Dinner on Day 1, Breakfast & Lunch on Day 2 Accommodation in Rustic houses Trikon Trekking Expertise Charges 5% GST Charges
Exclusions Lunch on Day 1 Train Travel from Mumbai to Lonavala or Pune to Lonavala Any personal expenses such as soft drinks, etc. Anything other than above mentioned inclusions
Things to Carry ID Card 2 litres of water Saturday Lunch Trekking Shoes Torch with extra batteries Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder Snacks & Biscuits Extra Pair of Clothes Clean napkin or small towel Rain coat/ Poncho/ Wind cheater (Avoid umbrella) Cap, sunglasses, scarf Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags) Camera (Optional) Sunscreen, Mosquito repellent, Hand Sanitizer Medicines (as per personal requirement)
Monsoon Safety Measures Put clothes, money, camera, phone, etc. in polythene bags while packing Wear shoes with a good grip Use insect repellents to keep bugs away Make note of nearest railway station, bus stop, taxi stand, etc. Do not stray away from your group during the trek Keep family & friends informed about your whereabouts
IMPORTANT: Avoid wearing precious Jewellery while trekking, as Travel Trikon wont be responsible for any losses for the same. Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance thats illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
Fitness & Health Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.
Important Information: Dear Trikoners, always remember SHOES are your best companion on a trek! Please wear a good pair of TREKKING SHOES and not sports or running shoes. Make sure they are durable and firm enough to withstand tough conditions. You can carry floaters to wear only after the trek is completed. Feel free to contact Trikoner buddies prior to the trek in case of any confusion.