Rajmachi trek in Maharashtra, India

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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.

Top Rajmachi treks

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Trek to Rajmachi and Kondane Caves
Pune, Maharashtra
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This 2 day moderate trek to Rajmachi takes you up to one of the most famous forts in Maharashtra, and gives you a chance to go wild in the rolling Sahyadris. You'll climb through green forests, ramble through the moss-covered ramparts of the twin forts of Manoranjan and Shrivardhan fort, and explore the famous Kondane caves and the waterfall here.

In the evening, you'll watch the sun going down over the hills, and then retire to rustic village homes for the night. You'll also go for a night walk, away from the village and to the lake nearby, while the stars shine above and the owl hoots at you. It's a great getaway for adventure-seekers from Mumbai or Pune, and will let you get your feet muddy.
    Inclusions
  • Transport from Lonavala station to Fanasrai village by local SUV/jeep
  • Transport from Kondane caves to Karjat station by local SUV/jeep
  • Veg breakfast and dinner on day 1
  • Veg breakfast and lunch on day 2
  • Accommodation in homestays
  • Expertise charges
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Lunch on day 1
  • Return train transport
  • Any personal expenses such as soft drinks, packaged water, extra meals etc.
  • Anything other than above mentioned inclusions
  • Insurance
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Trek to Rajmachi
Lonavala, Maharashtra
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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 to Rajmachi, you'll get to explore the Kondhane Caves, catch views of glowing fireflies, 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 arrangements from Lonavala railway station to base village in shared jeeps or similar vehicle
  • Return travel from base village to Karjat railway station in shared jeeps or similar vehicle
  • Accommodation in dormitory homestay on a multi-sharing basis
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 2
  • Services of an experienced trek guide
  • Basic first aid kit
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Travel costs from base city to Lonavala
  • Travel costs from Karjat to base city
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
  • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
  • Travel or medical insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions