Overview/Itinerary

Rajmachi Fort

Rajmachi Fort is an historical forts have 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. you can see the beautiful kataldhar waterfall from Shrivardhan Fort. Rajmachi Fort has many caves used by trekkers for night halt. Rajmachi Fort is located strategically overlooking Borghat an historical trade route in Sahyadri Mountains.

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 in end of Summer
  • Kataldhar waterfall.

Rajmachi and Kondana Caves Trek Event Details

  • Height of fort: 2710 feet approx.
  • Nearest City Lonavala.
  • Shivardhan Fort Exploration.
  • Local Village Food.
  • Separate Stay for Females.
  • Cost: Rs 1600/- per person

Rajmachi & Kondhane Caves Event Itinerary

Day 1 – Saturday

Mumbai Participant please board Sinhagad Express 11009 – Mumbai to Pune.

  • 14:30 CSMT
  • 14:41 Dadar
  • 15:03 Thane
  • 15:28 Kalyan
  • 16:08 Karjat
  • 17:03 Lonavala

For Pune participants - Catch Pune – Lonavala local

  • 15:00 Pune
  • 15:04 Shivaji Nagar
  • 15:47 Talegaon
  • 16:25 Lonavala

17:15 Assemble at Lonavala Railway Station and Move towards base village by Jeep (Half Way).

19:00 Start Trek towards the base village - 8 km trek.

22:30 Reach Base Village.

21:30 Dinner.

Day Two - Sunday Rajmachi Trek

06:30 Wake up and freshen up

07:00 Breakfast.

07:30 Start ascending Shrivardhan Fort.

08:30 Reach on top. Explore the fort and watch the sunrise.

09:30 Start descending.

10:30 Reach at base village.

Visit Udaysagar lake and temple.

12:00 Lunch.

13:00 Start descending towards Karjat side.

Visit Kondhane Caves.

17:30 Reach Kondhane village and start journey towards Karjat station by local vehicle.

18:30 Disperse at Karjat railway station

Please Note

  • People may board the same train from their respective stations of convenience.
  • Missing the train is missing Rajmachi and Kondhane Caves Trek, no refund will be provided.
1 Night 2 Days Available on request Udhewadi, Maharashtra
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

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

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Travel till Lonavala and back from Karjat
  • 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.
Things to Carry
Things to Carry
  • 2/3 liters of water
  • Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on trek
  • Good Torch must with extra battery
  • Sleeping material (sleeping bag or 2 bed sheets)
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets
  • One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters
  • 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
  • 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

 

Cancellation Policy

  • 75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to the event date 
  • No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
  • If Trek gets canceled we will refund "Trek Amount" only.

 

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Route Map

Rajmachi-Trek-Route-Map

FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can we drive to Rajmachi village?

     Not in monsoon, Roads are closed during monsoon by villagers.  

     After the monsoon, you can drive Rajmachi base village with good SUV Car only 

 

2. How far it is from Mumbai/Pune?

    Three hours drive from Mumbai, 125 km approx.

 

3. The number of days required for this event?

    Two days and One Night

 

4. Where can we park our cars?

     Lonavala at your own risk. In case you drive till Udhewadi please make sure you have an SUV as the roads are in bad condition. 

 

5. Is there any parking charge?
    Yes payable to local forest officer. 

 

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 it will be enough as the weather is pleasant. 

 

7. Is Toilet Available at the base village?

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

    Please note during the trek there are no toilets available. 

 

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

    Parents with small kids please call us before making a booking. 

 

10. What type of food will be provided?

      Food preference only Veg local home-cooked is available.

      Jain food is available kindly mention in comments your requirement. 

 

11. Phone Connectivity or Mobile Network during Rajmachi Trek?

      Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular services

      After you gain height on the forts you will get good connectivity 

 

12. Where will we stay at Udhewadi Village?

       Kindly note during monsoon tent stay is not possible under any circumstances 

      Tent Stay available - Twin Sharing and Triple Sharing Tents available. ( WInter and Summer )  

      The homestay will be in Dormitory Villagers house simple sleeping mat is provided during monsoon 

       Homestay is an Indian Commode toilet as running water is not available. 

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 jeep and arrange to stay and make other arrangements upfront payment is a must. 

 

12. Will I get bottled water?

      Normal well water shall be provided. Please bring reusable water bottles you can refill them. 

13. Can I charge my phone?

      Udhewadi village doesn't receive electricity. Please carry a power bank if required.  

 

14. How is the weather now?

      Summer Temperature Night 17- Day 39°C approx.

      Monsoon 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 the event on an immediate basis.

 

16. Can we listen to music on Bluetooth speakers? 

      Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speaker is not allowed while trekking.

      Bluetooth speaker not allowed inside the homestay          

17. How do I make payment?

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

In case your question is not listed above you can email us highfive@treksandtrails.org 

 

Rajmachi Trek 2019 | Rajmachi Fort Trek With Kondane Caves

Trek to Rajmachi Fort and Kondane Cave located near Lonavala offers a fantastic view of the Sahyadri mountains and the backwater of the Shirota dam. Rajmachi Fort is one of the many historical forts in the rugged hills of Sahyadri mountains. It consists of two twin fortresses Shriwardhan Ballekilla and Manaranjan Balekilla, with a wide machi surrounding the two Balekillas.

Know detailed information about the Rajmachi Trek including duration, base camp, best season and explore waterfalls, temples & enjoy camping. Get information of Rajmachi Fort and a general trekking guide for Rajmachi.

 

Rajmachi fort is one of the most famous forts around the Lonavala region. The height of this fort from sea level is 2710 feet above sea level, and it offers a fantastic view of the Sahyadri mountains and the backwaters of Shirota Dam. Rajmachi is one of the many historical forts located amidst the Sahyadri forts, and it is a popular destination amongst nature lovers and tourists for trekking. The fortress of Rajmachi is famous among trekkers and adventure enthusiasts. If you want to experience a full-fledged trek, you can start from the side of the Kondhane cave which will take 4 hours of climbing.

You can also drive right upto Udhewadi village from the Lonavala side and then trek for hardly 20-30 minutes to the top of the fort only possible during winter and summer months. Overnight Trek to Rajmachi Fort from Lonavala is adventurous during full moon night. Explore the flourishing forests of the Western Ghats. On this trek, you'll hike your way to the Kondhane Caves where you can see Buddhist inscriptions from centuries ago.

Treks and Trails India invites you for a wondrous Rajmachi fort and Kondana Caves trek. Rajmachi Fort jewel in Sahyadri Forts overlooks Bor Ghat between Khandala and Khopoli, which was once a vital trade route. Shrivardhan Fort and Manaranjan Fort are its major attractions, luring numerous trekking enthusiasts all year round.

 

Pickup point
Directions.
Treks and Trails India Camping Rajmachi, Udhewadi, Maharashtra, India View on Map
Duration
2 Day 1 Night