Mumbai travellers may board the Sinhagad Express departing CST railway station at 14:30 hrs, while Pune travellers may board the Pune-Lonavala train departing Pune railway station at 15:00 hrs.
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Escape into the lush landscape of the Sahyadris with this exciting camping in Rajmachi trip. On this adventure, you not only get to spend the night in tents under the cover of the starry skies but also spend the next morning trekking to the Rajmachi Fort. You follow a trail through rich forests to reach the two forts of Shrivardhan and Manaranjan, and explore their historic ruins. And you also get to indulge in some local cuisine while camping.
NOTE: A jeep is arranged for travel between Lonavala and Udhewadi, but if the road is not motorable, then you will be required to walk 8 km to the base village.
Perched amidst the folds of the Western Ghats, the Rajmachi Fort sits at an altitude of 2,700 feet and dates back to the 17th century. The fort has seen its fair share of history and has now become a popular destination for trekkers and nature lovers near Mumbai and Pune. And at the foot of the fort lies Udhewadi, acting as the base village of the Rajmachi fort trek and also as the Rajmachi campsite. The forests surrounding the village and the trail uphill flourish with rich flora and fauna, making it perfect for nature getaways for the city dwellers.
Trek to the Rajmachi fort and explore its historic ruins. | Spend a night in tents and wake up to the stunning sunrise over the Western Ghats on this Rajmachi camping trip. | Trek through the lush forests of the Sahyadris. | Indulge in some local cuisine at the campsite.
15 and above
You have to report to the Lonavala railway station by 17:30 hrs. Here, you'll meet the operator. Once the entire team has assembled, you'll board the local jeep that will take you to the campsite. Once at the campsite, you'll enjoy a relaxing bonfire session followed by a hot dinner. You'll then retire into your tents for the night.
Overnight in tents.
You will reach the base camp near Rajmachi Fort by 20:00 hrs. Dinner will be served at the campsite. You'll spend the night in tents. Please carry a blanket for overnight use since sleeping bags will not be provided.
For cancellations made more than 8 days before the departure of the Rajmachi camping trip: 75% refund.
For cancellations made 4-7 days before the departure of the Rajmachi camping trip: 50% refund.
For cancellations made less than 3 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.
Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the campsite leader during the Rajmachi camping trip.
Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek.
Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments, and causing general disturbance.