Lonavala is a very popular hill station near Mumbai. It is well connected by means of road and rail. You can board the Sinhagad Express from CST at 14:30 hrs to get to Lonavala by 17:00 hrs.
This Rajmachi trek 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 stay in tents.
There is no trekking involved on Day 1 as you'll be driven directly to the campsite. On Day 2, you'll set off from Rajmachi village to explore Manoranjan and Shrivardhan forts. This takes about 3 hours, and is a fun morning trek for anyone.
IMPORTANT: Participants need to reach Lonavala station by 17:30 hrs to meet the group.
Rajmachi is a quaint village in the Karjat region of Maharashtra. Rajmachi peak has two fortified structures - the Shrivardhan fort and Manoranjan forts, built by the warrior-king Shivaji during the 17th century. Situated 17 km from Lonavala, the fort was a strategic one, overlooking Borghat which was a historical trade route. The monsoons are a good time to visit Rajmachi, when the entire route is covered in a blanket of green with patches of wildflowers.
Trek on one of the most challenging trails in Maharashtra | Experience camping under the twinkiling stars | Capture some stunning views during this night trek | Witness the beautiful forts of Maharashtra
You'll have to get to Lonavala by 17:30 hrs, where the rest of the team will meet at the ticket counter. From here, you'll board vehicles and will be driven to Rajmachi village. It's about 3 hours away, so you'll reach by about 21:00 hrs. A hot dinner will be waiting for you. After that, you'll unwind around a campfire and play some fun games. At night you'll retire to triple sharing tents to sleep.
Overnight in tents
You'll spend the night near Rajmachi village. You'll sleep in triple sharing tents. Do make sure you bring along the sleeping bags/blankets that you'll need to be comfortable at night. Today's package includes dinner.
Rajmachi Base Camp
If cancellation is done 3 days prior to the Rajmachi trek: 50% refund
If cancellation is done less than 3 days before Rajmachi trek: No refund
No show: No refund
Smoking and drinking alcohol while on the Rajmachi trek is strictly prohibited.
The trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
NOTE: This Rajmachi trek route does not have any fixed/proper washrooms or bathrooms.