Overnight trek to Rajmachi and Kondane Caves on 17 - 18 October 2015
A double delight, two forts one weekend. Rajmachi is the base village with two forts Shrivardhan and Manoranjan. Overnight home-stay with some awesome local Maharashtrian dinner with rice dal, and papad. Join us to explore and experience an adventure.
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3600 ft (Approx.)
Grade: Easy- medium
Range: Karjat Lonavala
Rajmachi is a fort in Karjat region. It is a famous spot for trekking. It is a 17 km trekking distance from Lonavala. Rajmachi fort is a strategic fort overlooking Borghat which was a historical trade route. Rajmachi peak has two fortified structures - the Shrivardhan fort and Manoranjan fort. Rajmachi can be reached by 2 ways, the tough route from Kondivide village near Karjat and the other easy but long way route from Lonavala. In rainy season this place is filled with giant waterfalls and greenery.
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 Shreewardhan and Manaranjan
Fireflies pre monsoon only
Kataldhar waterfall during monsoon only
We meet at 17:15 Hrs. (sharp) at Lonavala Railway station on Saturday 17 October 2015.
Suggested train to board is the 11009/Mumbai CST-Sinhagad Express, timings are:
17:30 Auto rickshaw ride from Lonavala ST bus depot till Tungarli dam base.
18:00 Tungarli Dam
18:30 Walk/Hike from Tungarli Dam to Rajmachi - 4hrs/17 kms max.
22:00 Reach base village.
06:30 Wake Up
08:00 Manoranjan fort and Shrivardhan fort exploration.
13:30 Descend from Rajmachi to Kondane (3 hrs.)
16:00 Kondane caves
17:00 Kondane village
18:30 Karjat railway station
We would reaching Dadar at 21:00 (Subjective).
Travel cost from Lonavala to Tungarli dam base on Saturday,
1 Veg Dinner, Breakfast, 1 Veg lunch, TreksandTrails India charges if any and travel cost from Kondane village to Karjat railway station on Sunday.
Exclusions: Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption. Food/Tea purchase while travelling to site and back. Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required. Travel cost from Mumbai to Lonavala / Karjat and back.
Things to carry
Haversack to keep hands free, water bottle 3lts. One extra pair of clothes. Ready to eat food – dry ration, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc. Electoral or GluconD powder. Sleeping bag, carry mat. Personal medicine prescribed by family doctor. Sweaters if required. Please do not carry handbags or jolas for this trek. Wear good trekking shoes. Torch with extra an set of batteries, headlamp. Bed sheets; please carry your personal tea mugs, spoon and a small Swiss-knife, plate, spoon, tea mug.
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
2. TreksandTrails 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)
Disclosures on medical conditions
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.
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