Rajmachi Fort Trek

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Rajmachi Fort

Rajmachi Fort is an historical forts has two stronghold forts, Forts of Rajmachi are Shrivardhan and Manaranjan. Visible from Mumbai Pune Expressway on right hand side of Borghat which is a popular spot near Khandala known as Rajmachi View Point. Rajmachi is a famous spot for trekking in popular Lonavala Hill Stations. Lonavala to 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 Balekilla. 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 during the rainy season 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 an historical trade route in Sahyadri Mountains. 

 

Rajmachi Fort History - Source websites 

Established by the Satavahanas, this citadel was captured in 1657 by Shivaji Maharaj from the ruler of Bijapur. From 1704 to 1705, it was under the Mughals, before the Marathas regained its control. When the Maratha kingdom witnessed a downfall in 1818, the British took over the ownership of this fort.

 

Places to visit at Rajmachi Fort

  • Udaysagar Lake constructed in 1712
  • Temple of Mahadev by the side of Udaysagar Lake
  • Temple of Bahiroba on the plateau near Shrivardhan and Manaranjan
  • Fireflies pre monsoon only
  • Kataldhar waterfall during monsoon only

 

 

Batches for Rajmachi Camping 2018

  • 26th 27th May 2018 (Fireflies Event)
  • 2nd 3rd June 2018 (Fireflies Event)
  • 9th 10th June 2018 (Fireflies Event)
  • 16th 17th June 2018 
  • 23rd 24th June 2018
  • 30th 1st July 2018

Event Details

Event Details:

Camping Rajmachi Fort Event Details:

  • Height of fort: 2710 feet approx.
  • Nearest City Lonavala.
  • Tent Stay on 3 triple sharing.
  • Campfire.
  • Night Jungle Trail Walk.
  • Shivardhan Fort and Manoranjan Fort Exploration.
  • Local Village Food.
  • Separate Stay for Females. 

 

Event Itinerary

Rajmachi Fireflies Trek - Event Itinerary

Day 1 – Saturday

We meet at 11:20 Hrs. (sharp) at Lonavala Railway station on Saturday.

For Mumbai Participant 

Catch Koyna Express 11029 – Mumbai to Kolhapur.

08:40 CST

08:51 Dadar

09:18 Thane

09:32 Kalyan

10:15 Karjat

11:07 Lonavala

For Pune Participant 

Catch Pune – Lonavala local

09:55 am Pune

09:59 am Shivaji Nagar

10:41 am Talegaon

11:15 am Lonavala

11:20 am Meet at Lonavala Railway Station near Ticket Counter.

11:30 am Move towards Rajmachi Village by local Jeep

01:00 pReach Rajmachi Village

01:30 pLunch and rest

04:00 pManoranjan Fort and Shrivardhan fort exploration

06:00 p Evening tea

07:00 p After sunset enjoy fireflies

09:00 pDinner

Day 2 – Sunday

07:00 am Wake Up

07:30 am Breakfast and Tea

08:30 am Check out from campsite and move towards Lonavala station by local Jeep

10:30 am Reach Lonavala station

Cost Includes - Rajmachi Fireflies 

  • Trek to Rajmachi Village base.
  • Meals 1 Veg Lunch / 1 Evening Tea / 1 Veg Dinner / 1 Veg Breakfast and tea.
  • Treks and Trails India charges.
  • Travel by local Jeep from Udhewadi village to Lonavala railway station.
  • Tent Stay on triple sharing basis.
  • Incase of rains participant will be shifted to homestay 

Cost Excludes - Rajmachi Fireflies 

  • All kinds of Extra Meals / Drinks Ordered.
  • Travel till Lonavala and back.
  • Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any kind of cost, which is not mentioned in the cost, includes above.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.

Note

  • Incase it rains Jeep is only available half the way as road becomes not motorable, participant will have to walk 8 km till pickup point.
  • Due to visitor rush during this period jeeps are sometimes unavailable or overbooked participant are requested to wait patiently for their jeep 

Monsoon Itinerary

Rajmachi & Kondhane Caves Event Itinerary Starting from 16th 17th June 2018

We meet at 17:20 Hrs. (sharp) at Lonavala Railway station

Suggested train to board is the 11009/Mumbai CST-Sinhagad Express, timings are:

  • 14:30 CST
  • 14:40 Dadar
  • 15:08 Thane
  • 15:28 Kalyan
  • 16:08 Karjat
  • 17:08 Lonavala

Saturday

17:20 Assemble at Lonavala Railway Station and Move towards base village by Jeep (Half Way).

19:00 Start Trek towards base village.

21:00 Reach Base Village (8 km trek).

23:00 Dinner - Stay in Village House Dormitory.

Sunday

07:30 Fort visit and exploration.

12:00 Lunch.

13:00 Descend from Rajmachi to Kondhane Caves.

15:30 Visit Kondhane caves.

16:00 Reach Kondhane village & travel towards Karjat Station. 

17:00 Disperse at Karjat railway station.

 

Cost: Rs 1600

 

Cost Includes:

  • Travelling Lonavala to base village by Jeep (Half Way).
  • 1 Veg Dinner, Breakfast, 1 Veg lunch.
  • Treks and Trails India charges if any.
  • Villager House Homestay Dormitory.
  • Travelling Kondhane Village to Karjat Station

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch for the trek.
  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered.
  • Any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.

 

How to Register

Batches for Rajmachi Camping 2018

26th 27th May 2018 (Fireflies Event) - Buy Ticket -  

2nd 3rd June 2018 (Fireflies Event) - Buy Ticket - 

9th 10th June 2018 (Fireflies Event) - Buy Ticket -  

 

For Registration and Confirmation transfer Rs 1600 per person in the given a/c

Account Name: Treks and Trails 

Bank Name: Axis Bank

Account Number: 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate – Mumbai

IfSC Code:  UTIB0000695

Account Type: Current Account

Once payment is done, please send an email to     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   with Transaction ID, Participant Names, email ID, Whatsapp mobile number, emergency contact number.

Please Call or email for any clarification: 

  • Treks and Trails Mumbai mobile/whatsapp - 8828746865 / 8828004949 

Cancellation Policy:

  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
  • Refund on Trek amount only Rs 1600 /- 

Batches for Rajmachi & Kondhane Caves 2018

16th 17th June 2018 - Buy Ticket - 

23rd 24th June 2018 - Buy Ticket - 

30th 1st July 2018 - Buy Ticket - 

 

For Registration and Confirmation transfer Rs 1600 per person in the given a/c

 

Account Name: Treks and Trails 

Bank Name: Axis Bank

Account Number: 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate – Mumbai

IfSC Code:  UTIB0000695

Account Type: Current Account

 

Once payment is done, please send an email to     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   with Transaction ID, Participant Names, email ID, Whatsapp mobile number, emergency contact number.

 

Please Call or email for any clarification: 

  • Treks and Trails Mumbai mobile/whatsapp - 8828746865 / 8828004949 

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.

 

Things to Carry

Learn how to plan your trek - http://www.treksandtrails.org/index.php/18-explore-more/546-first-trek-essentials

Please note this is not a picnic people with good fitness and endurance should join

Rajmachi Camping - Things you need 

Please note : Participant wearing Sports Shoes / Running Shoes / Repaired please buy trekking shoes, Trekking is specialist activity Trekking shoes are must.

  • A haversack / Backpack to put in all the things to be carried, so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
  • Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. 
  • Double pack your valuables / phones in plastic bags.
  • Rainwear / Poncho / Waterproof jacket etc. if you don’t want to get wet.
  • Please wear full sleeves t-shirts and long pants. 
  • Identity proof (must) 
  • Carry Sleeping Bag or Two Bed sheets .
  • Torch with new batteries - Compulsory per person.
  • Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc. For Energy while you Trek.Glucon D / Energy bars.
  • Water (at least 2 - 3 Litres)
  • Sun Cap .
  • Avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
  • Medicine those if you require usually.
  • Odomos gel or cream to avoid mosquitoes or insect.

Event Risk

Rajmachi Trek Rules - Treks and Trails India 

1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.

2. Treks and Trails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.

3. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact send us a text message.

4. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.

5. Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at your own risk)

6. People caught using Narotics substances will be handed to police

Medical Disclosures

Disclosures on medical conditions and Event Risk Profile:

It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY payable in Indian Rupees.

We recommend you to please take care while walking / climbing / trekking. Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc. is prohibited. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events, you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We 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 does not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

1.  Can we drive till rajmachi Village?

     Not in monsoon 

2. How far it is from Mumbai/Pune?

    Three hours drive from Mumbai, 125 km approx.

3. Number of days required for this event?

    Two days and One Night

4. Where can we park our cars?

     Lonavala at your own risk 

5. Is there any parking charge?
    Yes.

6. Do you provide sleeping bags?

    Mattress: Like Yoga Mat is provided 

    Sleeping bag: NO - For hygiene reasons we don't provide sleeping bags.

     Please carry personal sleeping material or two bedsheets 

7. Are Toilet Available ?

    Provision for toilet tents will be made at Villagers House - eastern style commode.

8. Do Single Travellers Female signup for these events ?

    We have 60 - 40 % or more Male - Female ratios on our events 

    Many Single Travelling Female join our events 

9. Are Kids allowed on treks ?

    Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only

10. What type of food will be provided ?

      Food preference only Veg local home cooked is available

11. Phone Connectivity ?

      Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular services

12. Where will we stay ?

      Homestay will be in Dormitory Villagers house simple sleeping mat is provided 

11. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted ?

      Registration against 100% upfront payment only via Paytm / UPI / NEFT / IMPS / Payment Getaway on the spot payment not accepted

      We need to book in advance bus and stay and make other arrangements upfront payment is must 

12. Will i get bottled water ?

      Normal well water shall be provided

13. Can i charge my phone ?

      No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required

14. How is the weather now ?

      Summer Temperature Night 17- Day 39°C approx.

      Monsoon it rains very heavily please double pack your expensive phones and gadgets 

     

15.Can we smoke or drink alcohol ?

     People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit event on immediate basis.

16. Can we listen to music on bluetooth speaker ? 

     Listening to music on earphones or bluetooth speaker is not allowed while trekking, bluetooth speaker not allowed inside homestay 

17. How do i make payment ?

      You can pay online on our website in how to register tabs.

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2nd 3rd June 2018

For Registrations Call 

Treks and Trails Mumbai - 8828746865 / 8828004949 

 

Trekking Event

1. Tikona Fort Trek on 3rd June 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/n7Ji18 -  Rs 1000.00 per person.

2. Korigad Night Trek on 2nd 3rd June 2018 Learn More https://goo.gl/CdE2tx - Rs 1200.00 per person.

3. Kalsubai Night Trek on 2nd 3rd June 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/gi99q2-  Rs 1200.00 per person.

4. Tung Fort Trek & Camping on 2nd 3rd June 2018 Learn More -  https://goo.gl/JYsR5P Rs 1800.00 per person.

 

Fireflies Event 

1. Fireflies Night Trek to Kothaligad (Peth) on 2nd 3rd June 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/j55vJz- Rs 900.00 per person.

2. Fireflies Night Trek to Prabalmachi on 2nd 3rd June 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/i1486K - Rs 1300.00 per person.

3. Fireflies Night Trek to Kondana Caves on 2nd 3rd June 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/hsA8rc  - Rs 1300.00 per person.

4. Rajmachi Fireflies Camping on 2nd 3rd June2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/txRWX8 - Rs 1600.00 per person.

5. Fireflies at Lonavala Camping on 2nd 3rd June 2018 Learn More -  https://goo.gl/RzSG1z- Rs 1600.00 per person.

5. Fireflies Camping at Bhandardara on 2nd 3rd June 2018 Learn More -https://goo.gl/3zYx59 Rs 1800.00 per person.

 

9th 10th June 2018

For Registrations Call 

Treks and Trails Mumbai - 8828746865 / 8828004949 

 

Trekking Event

1. Tikona Fort Trek on 10th June 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/n7Ji18 -  Rs 1000.00 per person.

2. Korigad Night Trek on 9th 10th June 2018 Learn More https://goo.gl/CdE2tx - Rs 1200.00 per person.

3. Kalsubai Night Trek on 9th 10th June 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/gi99q2-  Rs 1200.00 per person.

4. Tung Fort Trek & Camping on 9th 10th June 2018 Learn More -  https://goo.gl/JYsR5P Rs 1800.00 per person.

 

Fireflies Event 

1. Fireflies Night Trek to Kothaligad (Peth) on 9th 10th June 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/j55vJz Rs 900.00 per person.

2. Fireflies Night Trek to Prabalmachi on 9th 10th June 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/i1486K - Rs 1300.00 per person.

3. Fireflies Night Trek to Kondana Caves on 9th 10th June 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/hsA8rc  - Rs 1300.00 per person.

4. Rajmachi Fireflies Camping on 9th 10th June 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/txRWX8 - Rs 1600.00 per person.

5. Fireflies at Lonavala Camping on 9th 10th June 2018 Learn More -  https://goo.gl/RzSG1z- Rs 1600.00 per person.

6. Fireflies Camping at Bhandardara on 9th 10th June 2018 Learn More -https://goo.gl/3zYx59 Rs 1800.00 per person.

 

16th 17th June 2018

For Registrations Call 

Treks and Trails Mumbai - 8828746865 / 8828004949 

 

Trekking Event

1. Kothaligad (Peth) Trek on 17th June 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/qcRrJT - Rs 900.00 per person.

2. Tung Fort Trek on 17th June 2018 Learn More -  https://goo.gl/JYsR5P Rs 900.00 per person.

3. Tikona Fort Trek on 17th June 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/n7Ji18 -  Rs 1000.00 per person.

4. Kalsubai Night Trek on 16th 17th June 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/gi99q2-  Rs 1250.00 per person.

5. Korigad Trek on 17th June 2018 Learn More https://goo.gl/CdE2tx - Rs 1300.00 per person.

6. Rajmachi & Kondhane Caves Overnight Trek on 16th 17th June 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/ErjCgh -  Rs 1600.00 per person.

 

Fireflies Event 

1. Fireflies Night Trek to Prabalmachi on 16th 17th June 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/i1486K - Rs 1300.00 per person.

2. Fireflies Night Trek to Kondana Caveson 16th 17th June 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/hsA8rc  - Rs 1300.00 per person.

 

23rd 24th June 2018

For Registrations Call 

Treks and Trails Mumbai - 8828746865 / 8828004949 

 

Trekking Event

1. Kothaligad (Peth) Trek on 24th June 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/qcRrJT - Rs 900.00 per person.

2. Tung Fort Trek on 24th June 2018 Learn More -  https://goo.gl/JYsR5P Rs 900.00 per person.

3. Tikona Fort Trek on 24th June 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/n7Ji18 -  Rs 1000.00 per person.

4. Kalsubai Night Trek on 23rd 24th June 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/gi99q2- Rs 1250.00 per person.

5. Korigad Trek on 24th June 2018 Learn More https://goo.gl/CdE2tx - Rs 1300.00 per person.

6. Rajmachi & Kondhane Caves Overnight Trek on 23rd 24th June 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/ErjCgh - Rs 1600.00 per person.

 

30th 1st July 2018

For Registrations Call 

Treks and Trails Mumbai - 8828746865 / 8828004949 

 

Trekking Event

1. Kothaligad (Peth) Trek on 1st July 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/qcRrJT - Rs 900.00 per person.

2. Tung Fort Trek on 1st July 2018 Learn More -  https://goo.gl/JYsR5P Rs 900.00 per person.

3. Tikona Fort Trek on 1st July 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/n7Ji18 -  Rs 1000.00 per person.

4. Kalsubai Night Trek on 30th 1st July 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/gi99q2-  Rs 1250.00 per person.

5. Korigad Trek on 1st July 2018 Learn More https://goo.gl/CdE2tx - Rs 1300.00 per person.

6. Rajmachi & Kondhane Caves Overnight Trek on 30th 1st July 2018 Learn More - https://goo.gl/ErjCgh -  Rs 1600.00 per person.