Camping at Rajmachi

Spend a fun weekend with your friends on this Rajmachi camping trip, the perfect getaway for travellers from Mumbai and Pune. You'll stay at a scenic campsite with views of the sprawling Sahyadri range, perfect to click amazing photos. In the evening, explore dense jungles with a thrilling night walk and enjoy a fun night with your fellow campers. After a good night's sleep, you'll wake up in the morning and trek to the twin forts of Shrivardhan and Manaranjan for the morning sunrise. From scenic views to historic forts, this is a great option for a quick and fun holiday.


Located near the hill stations of Lonavala and Khandala, Rajmachi, also known as Udhewadi, is a small village in the midst of the tall mountains and rich history. The village serves as the base camp for treks to the twin forts of Shrivardhan and Manaranjan, 17th century forts in the Sahyadri range. Winter and summer months at Rajmachi bring unique views of brown-painted hills, while monsoon months flood the landscape with plush greenery. Easily accessible from Lonavala, Rajmachi is a popular destination for a short, weekend getaway from Mumbai and Pune.

Destination highlights

Sign up for a quick, weekend getaway near Lonavala. | Trek to the twin forts of Shrivardhan and Manaranjan. | Get gorgeous views of the Sahyadri mountains. | Spend a night in tents pitched in the outdoors. | Have fun with your friends and meet new people.

14 years and above


Lonavala railway station at 17:30 hrs

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Lonavala railway station by 12:00 hrs

Non-AC vehicle

Rajmachi village

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Meet your fellow campers at the Lonavala railway station and travel to the village of Rajmachi. After arriving at the campsite, you can freshen up and spend the day at leisure. Enjoy gorgeous views from your tents, click amazing photographs and explore your surroundings. In the evening, you'll head out for a short jungle walk. After a night of joyful fun with your fellow campers, you'll have a hot dinner and retire for the day. Overnight in tents at the Rajmachi campsite.

Overnight in tents at the Rajmachi campsite.

Pick-up time is at 17:30 hrs from the platform #1 of the Lonavala railway station. Travel to the campsite and spend the day at leisure. Today's meal package includes dinner at the campsite. You'll be accommodated in alpine tents. However, you'll have to carry your own blankets and pillows.




Day 1 Milestone


Rajmachi campsite

17:30 PM

After an early morning wake-up call, you'll head out for a short, morning trek to visit the twin forts of Shrivardhan and Manaranjan. This is an optional, easy, 3-hr trek to visit two historical hillforts in the Sahyadri range. You'll return to the campsite for breakfast and leave for Lonavala. En route, you'll visit the Uday Sagar lake and a small Shiva Temple. You'll reach the railway station by noon. Your trip ends here.

Your trip ends by 12:00 hrs.

Trek to hillforts near the campsite and depart for Lonavala. Today's meal package includes breakfast at the campsite, after the trek. Drop-off time is at 12:00 hrs at the Lonavala railway station.




Day 2 Milestone

Rajmachi campsite


06:30 AM

Includes / Excludes


  • Travel arrangements between Lonavala railway station and the campsite
  • Accommodation for 1 night in tents on twin/triple-sharing basis
  • All vegetarian meals including dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 2
  • Services of a trek leader and support staff
  • All government permits and charges
  • All applicable taxes


  • Travel arrangemets between your home city and Lonavala
  • Any blankets or pillows inside the tents
  • Costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
  • Personal expenses such as extra meals, beverages etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • Warm jacket
  • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
  • Full-length track pants
  • Sports shoes or trekking shoes
  • Sun cap/hat
  • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
  • Slippers or sandals

What not to Wear

  • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
  • Restrictive clothing
  • Flip-flops

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Tents for accommodation
  • Non-AC vehicle for transport between Lonavala and the campsite

You need to get

  • Daypack
  • Bedsheets and pillows or sleeping bags
  • Water bottle
  • Insect repellent
  • Dry snacks
  • Personel toiletries
  • Torch (with batteries)
  • Govt-issued ID card

Medical Kit

  • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.

Cancellation policy

For cancellations more than 6 days before departure of the Rajmachi camping trip: 70% refund.

For cancellations made 4-6 days before departure of the Rajmachi camping trip: 50% refund.

For cancellations made 2-3 days before departure of the Rajmachi camping trip: 30% refund.

For cancellations made less than 2 days before departure of the Rajmachi camping trip: no refund.

In case of no show: no refund.

All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

Rules on trip

Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trip leader during the Rajmachi camping trip.

Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the trip.

Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

Travellers are required to arrive at the meeting point on time. Delay in arriving at the meeting point may lead to missing the trip, without any refund.

The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the Rajmachi camping trip to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff. Costs arising due to such changes in the itinerary will be borne by the traveller.

Photographs taken by the tour operator during the trip may be published online for publicity purposes.

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