Rajgad Fort Trek

Rajgad is huge vast fort. Rajgad means King of all forts. Located south-west 40 Kms from Pune. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj spent a great deal of his time on this fort close to 25 years. Rajgad is famous for its construction layout. The fort can be divided into four different parts based on geographical terrain and fortification. There are the three sub-plateaux (Machee) namely Padmavati Machee, Suvela Machee and Sanjevani Machee, and at the centre is the Ballekilla. 

Batches for Rajgad Trek

   November 2018

  • 24th 25th November 2018
  • 8th 9th December 2018
  • 22nd 23rd December 2018

Rajgad Fort Trek Event Details 

  • Rajgad Fort Type: Hill Fort
  • Height: 4182 feet
  • Grade: Medium
  • Endurance: Medium
  • Base Village: Gunjavne
  • Stay at Padmavati Temple
  • Cost - Rs. 1800      


Day 1 – Saturday

05:15 Meet at Bank of Maharashtra, Shivajinagar branch.

05:30 Departure for Rajgad Fort.

05:40 Pick up at McDonald’s, J.M. Road.

06:00 Pick up at P. L. Deshpande garden.

06:20 Pick up at Navale bridge.

07:30 Reach at base village and Breakfast.

08:00 Start ascending.

11:00 Reach on top. Explore Padmavati Machi and Temple.

12:30 Lunch.

14:00 Visit Balekilla.

16:00 Move towards Sanjivani Machi.

Enjoy sunset at Sanjivani Machi.

After sunset back to the Padmavati Temple.

21:00 Dinner.

Day 2

05:00 Wakeup and freshen up.

05:30 Move towards Suvela Machi for sunrise.

Watch sunrise from Suvela Machi.

Back to the Padmavati Temple and Breakfast.

08:30 Start descending.

11:30 Reach at base village and Lunch.

12:30 Start return journey to Pune.

14:00 Approx. arrival at Pune.

1 Night 2 Days Available on request
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Pune to Pune travel by private non-AC vehicle
  • Saturday – 1 veg Breakfast and 1 veg Dinner, Sunday - 1 veg Breakfast and 1 veg Lunch
  • Treks and Trails expertise charges

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Lunch for Saturday
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / Drinks Ordered
  • Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.
  • Any kind of personal expenses. (Camera charges, etc.)
  • 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
Things to Carry
Things to Carry
  • Lunch for Saturday
  • Trekking shoes are must
  • 2/3 liters of water
  • Good Torch must with extra batteries
  • A haversack to put in all the things to be carried so that our hands free while trekking
  • Sleeping material – sleeping mat and sleeping bag or 2 bedsheets
  • Jacket, extra pair of clothes, towel
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets
  • Sun Cap and Sunscreen
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine
  • Identity Proof
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles
Frequently Asked Questions

Rajgad Fort Trek | Monsoon/Weekend Trek from Pune

A Monsoon trek to Rajgad Fort, takes you into history as you take this exciting weekend trek from Pune, visit the Padmavati temple and the fort ruins.

Rajgad is a hill fort situated in the Pune district of Maharashtra, India. Formerly known as Murumdev, the fort was the capital of the Maratha Empire under the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj for almost 26 years, after which the capital was moved to the Raigad Fort.

This fort was initially the capital of Shivaji Maharaj's Hindavi Swarajya.

Rajgad Fort provides you with impeccable views of the region. Enthrall in this amazing camping experience with friends and family!

Rajgad Fort Trek is situated around 65 kms from the Pune City and from the top of Rajgad Fort, one can enjoy the breathtaking views.

Rajgad fort or King of all Forts is the epitome of high class architecture of the great Maratha Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja.

Often in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, we get so caught up with the monotony that we miss out the little things that the world has to offer us.

These hill forts not only provide its visitors with ancient legends but also soothe their nerves. If you are keen to explore one of these beautiful hill forts, then it is advisable to plan a tour of Rajgad Fort.

The Rajgad Fort situated in Pune City is Maharashtra is one of the many military fortresses that have been camp for the Maratha dynasty during their reign.

A fort that served as a home to the legendary Chhatrapati Shivaji lies safely tucked in Pune district of Maharashtra. Rajgad Fort was home to the warrior king.

Rajgad is truly the King of all forts. It is famous for its structure. Rajgad is surrounded by Sinhagad, Torna, Mangalgad and Purandar.

Rajgad fort is a formidable fort near Pune. A trekking and weekend destination from Pune; Rajgad, lies at a distance of about 65Km from pune.

How long does it take to climb Rajgad fort?

Difficulty level is moderate. It takes approximately 2 1/2 hours to reach to the top via Pali and 3 1/2 hours via Gunjawane. The highest point of Rajgad is Balekilla which is a fort on Rajgad.

How can I go to Rajgad fort?

How To Reach Rajgad Fort

By Air: The nearest airport to the fort is located in Pune at a distance of around 75 km. ...
By Rail: You can catch a direct train to Pune railway station and then from there, you can either hire a direct cab or public transport to reach Pali.

Who built Rajgad fort?

Formerly known as Murumdev, Rajgad Fort was the capital of the Maratha Empire during the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj for 25 years, before moving the capital to Raigad Fort. The Rajgad Fort was built with the treasure found on the adjacent Torna Fort.

How can I go to Raigad fort from Pune by bus?

There are no direct flights or trains or buses between Pune to Raigad. The convenient and fastest way to reach from Pune to Raigad is to take a taxi from Pune to Raigad. The cheapest way to reach Raigad from Pune is to take Pune Bsl Exp from Pune to Mumbai then take train with train number 50103 from Mumbai to Raigad.

Which is the capital of Shivaji?

Raigad fort
Capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji's kingdom. Located in the majestic Sahyadri range, a part of the Western Ghats, the Raigad fort is a glorious symbol of the early days of the Maratha empire. It is here that the Maratha warrior king Shivaji was coronated as the Chhatrapati.

How many steps are in Raigad Fort?

1737 steps
The fort rises 820 metres (2,700 ft) above the sea level and is located in the Sahyadri mountain range. There are approximately 1737 steps leading to the fort. The Raigad Ropeway, an aerial tramway exists to reach the top of the fort in 10 minutes.

What is the old name of Raigad Fort?

Shivaji renovated and expanded the fort of Rairi and then renamed it as Raigad which means the King's Fort. It was also considered as the capital of the Maratha kingdom. Shivaji Maharaj also built fort Lingana near the Raigad Fort after capturing it.

Rajgad trek or Rajgad fort trek is one of the most famous forts treks in Maharashtra and popular among trekkers from Pune and Mumbai.

Take a step into history as you take this exciting trek from Pune, visit the Padmavati temple and the fort ruins.

Rajgad trek is a moderate level trek that begins at the Gunjavane Village in Pune District and ends at the Rajgad Fort.

Rajgad is truly the King of all forts. It is famous for its structure. Rajgad is surrounded by Sinhagad, Torna, Mangalgad and Purandar.

A trekking and weekend destination from Pune; Rajgad, lies at a distance of about 65Km from pune. Rajgad fort to torna fort trekking is popular amongst trekkers.

Today the fort is attraction for trekkers because of it's huge size, its skyrocketing height, the difficult route and the historical importance of the fort.

Rajgad fort is a popular trekking destination located at 51KM (via Sinhagad road) from Pune in Maharashtra.


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