Rajmachi trek in Maharashtra, India

About Rajmachi

The most perfect way to enjoy the Maharashtra monsoon is to head out into the Western Ghats. Rajmachi is a quaint village in the Karjat region of Maharashtra. Rajmachi Fort is among the most popular trekking destinations in the Sahyadri range. The trek is ideal for first time trekkers as it has a lot to offer in terms of views and an overall experience. Rajmachi peak has two fortified structures - the Shrivardhan fort and Manoranjan forts, built by the warrior-king Shivaji during the 17th century. Situated 17 kms from Lonavala, the Rajmachi fort was a strategic one, overlooking Borghat which was a historical trade route.

About the Rajmachi trek

The Rajmachi trek is a high-endurance trek and is suitable for experienced trekkers, or very fit first-timers.

On this trek, you'll get to explore Shrivardhan fort and Manoranjan fort, and stay in a village home stay. Rajmachi treks can be scheduled to be one day trips, overnight trips and weekend trips. The overnight trek is a challenging one, suitable for those with some experience, or for fit beginners who can manage long stretches of walking. The trail is a long one, but you'll have a chance to visit the two forts and Kondane caves as well. A total of 36 kms to and fro, the Rajmachi trek is a long one, but absolutely beautiful during or soon after the monsoons. Nature lovers can revel in the streams, waterfalls, and lush green paddy fields that surround this trek. You can even spot crabs and fireflies along the way. And if you're lucky, you may even spot nightjars, sambhars and palm civets on this exciting trek.

Route for the Rajmachi trek

Participants assemble at Lonavala railway station at 5.15 p.m. After a short introduction and orientation meeting, head to Tungarli dam in shared autos from where the trek begins. This is a long route that takes roughly 4 hrs to traverse. From here, you'll begin your trek to the base village, Rajmachi. Pitch in your tents for the night or choose to stay in dormitories nearby. Then, head out the next morning to explore Manoranjan and Shrivardhan forts. There's plenty to see here. Finally, you'll descend towards Kondane village, visiting the caves en route. After reaching Kondane village at around 5 p.m., participants travel to Karjat, and arrive at Karjat railway station by 6.30 p.m. Trip ends here.

Best time to visit Rajmachi

The monsoons are a good time to visit Rajmachi, when the entire route is covered in a blanket of green with patches of wildflowers. The Rajmachi trek is a memorable monsoon adventure. Here, the waterfalls and streams are fast and furious, the hills turn a hundred shades of green, and the weather is always perfectly cool.

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Night trek to Rajmachi
Lonavala, Maharashtra
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The trek to Rajmachi is a double delight, where participants get a chance to explore two beautiful forts - Shrivardhan and Manoranjan, on one weekend. The trip includes an overnight homestay with some delicious local Maharashtrian cuisine.

A moderately challenging trek, the route for the trek is not too steep and the challenge lies in stamina owing to the length of the route. This trek is perfect for fit beginners and seasoned trekkers alike.

IMPORTANT: Participants need to reach the pick-up point at 5.15 p.m. sharp. Trip inclusions only cover the transport costs from Lonavala railway station (meeting point) to Karjat railway station (drop-off point).
    Inclusions
  • Travel cost from Lonavala to Tungarli dam base
  • Travel cost from Kondane village to Karjat railway station
  • Expertise and supplier charges
  • Meals as specified
    Exclusions
  • All kinds of extra meals or drinks (bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.)
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Porter charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Any medical/emergency evacuations if required
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather
  • Any costs or services not listed in the inclusions
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Weekend trek to Rajmachi
Lonavala, Maharashtra
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This trek is counted as one of the most exciting and endurance testing treks in Maharashtra. The trek covers a distance of about 18 kms, but is a medium intensity trek, so is suitable for those with even moderate trekking experience. It's a great training trek for those planning to visit the Himalayas, and can be a good weekend adventure escape from the city.
    Inclusions
  • Camping tents equipped with tent lights and Karimats
  • Comfortable dry toilet tent commodes with tissue rolls, hand sanitizer and water
  • Mineral water
  • Meals as specified
    Exclusions
  • Travelling to the start point and back from the end point
  • Beverages
  • Tips, porters, phone calls
  • Parking expense
  • Any kind of personal expense/insurance
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather
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Weekday trek to Rajmachi
Lonavala, Maharashtra
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This trek is counted as one of the most exciting and endurance testing treks in Maharashtra. The trek covers a distance of about 18 kms, but is a medium intensity trek, so is suitable for those with even moderate trekking experience. It's a great training trek for those planning to visit the Himalayas, and can be a good weekend adventure escape from the city.

IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip, so a minimum group size of 10 pax is required to make a booking. This will be a private trip, just for your group.
    Inclusions
  • Camping tents equipped with tent lights and Karimats
  • Comfortable dry toilet tent commodes with tissue rolls, hand sanitizer and water
  • Mineral water
  • Meals as specified
    Exclusions
  • Travelling to the start point and back from the end point
  • Beverages
  • Tips, porters, phone calls
  • Parking expense
  • Any kind of personal expense/insurance
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather
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Two Day Trek to Rajmachi and Kondane Caves
Lonavala, Maharashtra
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Rajmachi is one of the best loved trek routes in Maharashtra. It is a 2-day trek that requires high endurance levels, but is perfect for a monsoon adventure. With lush green meadows, high waterfalls, and dozens of species of flora and fauna, Rajmachi will be an unforgettable experience.

The fortification at Rajmachi consists of two forts, Shrivardhan and Manoranjan. Rajmachi is the base village for both these forts. After exploring both these forts, you'll also get to visit the the Kondane caves near Karjat. With overnight accommodation at a home-stay, this trek also offers a good local and cultural experience.

IMPORTANT: This is a high-endurance trek and is suitable for experienced trekkers, or very fit first-timers.
    Inclusions
  • Transport charges from Lonavala to Tungarli dam and from Kondane village to Karjat railway station by shared auto rickshaw.
  • Meals as specified
  • Accommodation in home-stays
  • Service tax
    Exclusions
  • All kinds of extra meals / soft drinks
  • Personal or travel insurance
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather etc.
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Trek to Rajmachi
Lonavala, Maharashtra
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The most perfect way to enjoy the Maharashtra is to head out into the Western Ghats.

On this trek, you'll get to explore Shrivardhan fort and Manoranjan fort, and stay in a village home stay. This overnight trek is a challenging one, suitable for those with some experience, or for fit beginners. There are long stretches of walking, but the rewards are great!
    Inclusions
  • Travel cost from Lonavala to Tungarli dam base
  • Travel cost from Kondane village to Karjat station
  • Veg dinner
  • Veg breakfast
  • Veg lunch
  • Event organizing charges if any
    Exclusions
  • All kinds of extra meals / soft drinks
  • Insurance
  • Bottled water
  • Aerated drinks
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any medical/emergency evacuations
  • Travel cost from Mumbai to Lonavala, and from Karjat to Mumbai
  • Any cost or service not mentioned in the inclusions
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Night trek to Rajmachi
Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Join us on a night trek to Rajmachi. This trek is counted as one of the most exciting and endurance testing treks, as we have to walk about 18 kms one way. This is a medium intensity trek with the thrill of a night climb for those of you with relatively less trekking experience but looking for a quick adventure escape from the city.
    Inclusions
  • Camping tents equipped with tent lights and carry mats
  • Comfortable dry toilet tent commodes with tissue rolls, hand sanitizer and water
  • Time bound campfire at night (*subject to weather)
  • Mineral water
  • Home cooked dinner buffet on day 1 and breakfast on day 2
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  • Travelling
  • Beverages
  • Tips, porters, phone calls
  • Parking expense
  • Any kind of personal expense/insurance
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions section
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