Rajgad fort, As the name, suggests King of forts. It is to the south-west 40 Kms from Pune. It boasts the highest number of days stayed by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on any fort. He spent almost 25 - 30 years approx. Rajgad is famous for its construction. The fort can be divided into four different parts based on geographical terrain and fortification. There are the three sub-plateaux (Machee) namely PadmavatiMachee, SuvelaMachee and SanjevaniMachee, and at the center is the Ballekilla. PadmavatiMachee (north end) This machine is the site of Padmavati Temple, Padmavati Lake, ChorDarwaja, PaliDarwaja, GunjavaneDarwaja, DaruKothar (storage of arms and ammunition), Diwankhana, Rajwada (ruins), Ghod Tale (Horse Lake), Sadar (office) and Dhalkathi (flag hoisting place).
Difficult level: Medium. Endurance level: High. Category: Trekking & Camping. Type: Hill Fort Height: 4182 feet. Base Village: Gunjavne.
More about Rajgad: SanjeevaniMachee (southwest/west end): This huge, beautiful and royally constructed machee faces west and has a three-stepped (layered) fortified structure. Each of the lower levels is separated from the higher one by a fortified bastion with a gate that could be defended independently. The lowest level is beautifully fortified by double curtain walls (chilkhathi) separated by a deep trench, on average 12 feet across. One can walk between these walls. The outer wall has openings to let soldiers out for a sudden attack.
SuvelaMachee (south-east): This is another grand machee facing east with lots of secret routes and doorways. This one is a double-stepped fortified machee with the steps separated by a beautiful bastioned doorway. At the end of the first step, a hole cuts across the rock; one can sit in this hole (nedhe). The final (lowest) step like SanjeevaniMachee has a double curtain wall. To the south side of this machee one can see a beautiful triangular bastion called Kaleswariburuz having an escape door near it. The home of the renowned military leader TanajiMalusare was in this machee.
Bale Killa (center): This is the highest part of the fort which has remains of palaces, water cisterns, and caves. It has a beautiful entrance door called Mahadarwaja. One can view the whole fort and the vast surrounding expanse. Torna fort, the highest fort in Pune. It is to the south-west 75 Kms from Pune. The fort can be divided into four different parts based on geographical terrain and fortification. Torna is one of the most favored treks around Pune. Being the tallest mountain of Pune district, this trek becomes challenging one. Those who want to shift towards slightly tough treks, Torna fort trek is ideal. From a historical point of view, this fort is important because it was the first fort won by Shivaji Maharaj. Also, it is said that during repairs of the fort Shivaji Maharaj found pots full of gold coins. This money helped in the construction of Rajgad fort.
Type: Hill Fort Height: 1403 m. Base Village: Welhe
More about Torna: Torna Fort, also known as Prachandagad, is a large fort located in Pune district, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is historically significant because it was the first fort captured by Shivaji Maharaj in 1643, at the age of 16, forming the nucleus of the Maratha empire. The hill has an elevation of 1,403 meters (4,603 ft) above sea level, making it the highest hill-fort in the district. The name derives from Prachanda (Marathi for huge or massive) and gad (Marathi for fort).The way to the top is moderate to difficult, with some precautions to be taken in the rainy season. It is a two- or three-hour climb to the "BiniDarwaaja", the main entrance to the fort.Britishers said "If Sinhagad fort is lion's den then Torna is Eagles Nest.Two machines namely BudhlaMachi&ZunjarMachi are main attractions.
For Pune Participants Departure at 6 am. From Swargate Pune (2hrs journey for base village).
For Mumbai: Participants from Mumbai will depart from Dadar Railway Station by 1:00 AM.
On Saturday( Dadar to Pune is 5hrs journey By Private Vehicle ).
After roll count, proceed by private transportation towards the small base village of Gunjawne.
Breakfast Start the Trek by 9:30 pm.(3 hrs trek), Reach fort by 12 pm.
Rest, visit the temple, lunch Enjoy the view of the surrounding, Balekilla, machi, temple, etc.
Camping, games and other activity.
Have dinner and go to sleep.
Early morning wake up call at 4.30 am
Freshen up, Have Tea & breakfast.
Start Trek towards Torna by 6 am
Reach Temple on the fort, explore the fort. Star descending towards Welhe by 12 pm.
Have Lunch in Velhe and start return journey by 5 pm.
Reach Pune by 8 pm. And Mumbai by 12-1 am.
We may reach an hour early or late.
Tour Concludes with Happy Memories.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions & Exclusions
All veg meals on tour (2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner). Tasty local food. > Accommodation in tents (3-4 person in one tent)/ house of local people if it rains. (only in the case of camping activity).
Expertise & Guide Charges, Permits for the Trek.
Basic First-Aid kit.
Once in a lifetime experience with us
Cold drinks, mineral water, fast food articles, biscuits etc.
Anything not included in the whats included list.
Things to Carry
Things to Carry
Luggage packed in big good trekking sack, all luggage packed in plastic bag.
Complete spare set of extra clothes & socks
Water bottle (atleast 3 ltr) compulsory
Electrical/ Glucon-d energizers and personal Medicine.
A sweater/warm wear/rainwear. Wear comfortable items of clothing during treks (full sleeves).
Good trekking/sports shoes (sandals, chappals, floaters not permitted).
Torch with Extra pair of Batteries (must)
Camera, Binocular (Optional)
Identity proof (must).
Toiletries (Napkin, facewash, tissue paper etc.).
Cap, goggles, sunscreen, moisturizer, mosquito repellent etc. 12.Sleeping bag/mat/bedsheet.(Rentals available on demand) in the case of camping.
1 Slippers (optional - at the end of day/trek so that your feet can relax).) (Missing anything from above. We provide rentals for adventure gear, please contact us)
Terms & Conditions
Terms & Conditions
Pay attention to the tour leaders or instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.
Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the tour.
No Smoking during the tour/trek.
Roaming during the nights not permitted without our permission.
Participants have to fill undertaking form given by Adventure Club Pune.
Remember that this is Adventure related activity, means you are away from comfort
zone We are here to provide you with the best experience & 100% safety.
Event Risk Profile:
Heavy rains are expected so please double pack your valuables to save them from getting wet.
Wear good trekking shoes & clothing.
Due to the monsoon season and various rock patches in this route, we recommend you to please take care while walking/climbing / trekking.
Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewelry etc. is prohibited.
Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky.
For all such a events, you are at your own risk.
Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner.
You should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside.
Do not misinterpret it as a Picnic or Leisure Tour.
We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition.
Note, this trek route may or may not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.
If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees
If cancellations are made 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be canceled and in such cases, the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same.
We need the minimum of 9 participants for the trek, if we didnt get sufficient bookings then we have right to cancel the trek and the full amount paid by participants will be refunded to them within 2-3 days.