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Midas : Rajmachi trek via Kondane caves - With Rajmachi Via Kondane Caves

Sat, 26 Oct 2019 8:00AM - Sun, 27 Oct 2019 10:00AM
Rajmachi Fort
Rs 1600
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 Midas : Rajmachi trek via Kondane caves

Easy to Medium Level Trek

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. 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.

Kondana Caves :
Kondana Caves are located in the small village of Kondana, 33 km north of Lonavala and 16 km northwest of Karla Caves. This cave group has 16 Buddhist caves. The caves were excavated in first century B.C. The construction on wooden pattern is notabale. One can reach the cave by descending from Rajmachi village. The cave only one inscription on the front of the Chaitya, which gives information about donors.

Trek to Shrivardhan fort
Trek to Manaranjan fort
Kondana Caves Visit
Ancient Shiva Temple
Udaysagar lake
Plenty of water falls during trek
Delicious home made food


Day 1 Saturday

Meeting point: Karjat Station on Platform Number 1 ticket window at 8:05 AM

Pune People : Travel by Sinhgad Express
06.05am Pune Staion
06.10am Shivaji Nagar
06.25am Pimpri
06.30am Chinchwad
07.15am Lonavala
08.00am Karjat

Pune People Train Timing:
CST Karjat Fast Local
06:10 am : CST
06:18 am : Byculla
06:24 am : Dadar
06:31 am : Kurla
06:35 am : Ghatkopar
06:50 am : Thane
07:02 am : Dombivali
07:10 am : Kalyan
07:20 am : Ambernath
07:27 am : Badlapur
08:00 am : Karjat

08:45 am: After breakfast Move to Kondane
09:30 am: Start trek to Ancient Kondane Caves
10:00 am: Will reach Kondana Caves.
Enjoy waterfall(if active). Photography Etc.
11:30 am: Start trek to Rajmachi
Lunch on the way, Carried by own
03:30 pm: Will reach Udhewadi Village
04:30 pm: Move to Manranjan Fort (30 Min Trek), Explore Fort, Photography,

Descend to base village
Visit Ancient Shiva Temple & Udaysagar lake
Enjoy Sunset
07:00 pm: Back to base have a tea
08:30 pm: Dinner time (Delicious food cooked by villagers)
09:00 pm: Retire for the day. (Local Home stay)

Day 2 Sunday

06:00 am : Wake Up Call.
07:00 am : Start trek to Shrivardhan fort (Easy 40 Min climb)
09.00 am : Breakfast and Tea after reaching base
10:00 am : Start flat walk trek towards Fanasrai
12.00 pm : Travel to Lonavala from Fanasrai
01:30 pm : Reach Lonavala station. Snacks and disperse
start our journey towards Mumbai/Pune

Cost Rs. 1600 /-PP

It Includes :
Transport from Karjat to Kondhane and Fansarai to Lonavala
Accommodation in villagers home
All Meals (Except Saturday Lunch )
All permissions, toll, taxes Etc.
Expertise charges

Lunch for Saturday
Train tickets, Mineral water, Any kind of insurance, Soft-drinks etc.
Anything other than above mentioned inclusions.

Cost Excludes:
Mineral water, Any kind of insurance, Soft-drinks etc.
Anything other than above mentioned inclusions.

Things to Carry :
3 lit water and Lunch for the day (Must)
- Proper rain-gears like Umbrella / Raincoat / Windcheater (Must)
- Packs things properly to protect from rain (Must)
Torch with extra batteries (Must)
Full sleeve T-shirts and full pant.(Must)
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of socks (Must)
Sunscreen, Mosquito repellant,Towel, a napkin, Extra Pair of clothes (Must)
For oevrnight or two day trek please carry bedding. (For 1 day trek bedding is not needed)
- Proper Bedding like Sleeping Bag and Mat / 2 Shawls / 2 bed-sheets (Must)
Camera, Cap etc. (Optional)
Electrolyte packets as energy drinks (optional)
Carry eatable like fruits, dry fruits to munch on during trek and to avoid dehydration.
A haversack to put in all the things.
Good to have stick for support.
Identity Card

No smoking.
No plastic littering.
Wear full sleeves, full track suite for protection.
Proper footwear/shoes are essential for trek.
Conserve and preserve our heritage.
No deodorant / perfume. After trek its OK.
We reserves all right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without any prior notice.
No Extra adventure/out of itinerary behavior during trek.
Trek leaders decision will be final and binding.
Photographs taken during the activity which can be used for publicity purpose.
Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety, Jewellery, Cash and baggage.

It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking.
While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done.
If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia.
Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.

No refund of advance amount.
If cancellation done prior to 20/10/7 days of outing 70%/50%/30% will be refunded respectively for 3-4 days event/ Dudhsagar. No refund after that.
If cancellation done prior to 6/3/2 days of outing 70%/50%/30% will be refunded respectively for 1-2 days event. No refund after that.
No cancellation amount will be refunded on Advance Payment.
All the activities & programs carry an amount of risk of injury and you are aware that outdoor activities have an inherent risk of personal injury.
You are joining an outdoor activity where any incident(reasons beyond control (like Natural calamities, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc.)/ Natural calamity can happen & you agree that organizer shall not be held responsible for the any accident, mishap (including death) caused by any circumstances. Refund shall be payable with respect to the given refund norms.
Midas reserves all rights to modify/change the camp/ program and to pre-pone (advance)/postpone the event and Midas Group will not be liable to refund booking charges in such a case.

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Rajmachi Fort Pune, Maharashtra 410405, India
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