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  • Trip introduction

    Trek through the dark and dense forests of Rajmachi, climb over mountains to visit the historic forts of Manaranjan and Shrivardhan, and spend the night breathing in the beauty of the Sahyadri range. On this trek to Rajmachi, you'll leave behind the noise of the city life and escape into beautiful, hilly landscapes at Rajmachi. Trekking across through the monsoon-inspired greenery, you'll visit the twin forts of Manaranjan and Shrivardhan, hill forts used as watch towers to guard the gateway to Western Ghats. From atop the forts, you'll get gorgeous views of the Shirota Lake, the Ulhas river valley and panoramic views of the rugged countryside terrain of Maharashtra.

    This overnight trek to Rajmachi will take you over a trail of relatively easy to moderate difficulty, making it perfect for fit beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

    Destination

    Located near Lonavala, accessible via Khopoli, this trek to Rajmachi takes you to the twin forts of Manaranjan and Shrivardhan, that together make the Rajmachi fortification. The region comes alive in the monsoon with the rains leading the mountains to an overgrowth of forests.

    The Shrivardhan Fort, at an impressive altitude of 3,000 feet, was built to serve as a watch tower. With no visible structure of the fort remaining, the history and culture of the fort has been lost to the tide of time. Yet, it serves as a great vantage point for trekking enthusiasts. The Manaranjan Fort, smaller of the two at 2,700 feet, continues to exist in ruins with ancient stone walls, edifices, doors and water tanks.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to Rajmachi and explore dense forests and deep valleys. | Trek to the twin forts of Manaranjan and Shrivardhan. | Catch gorgeous views of forest and mountains in the Sahyadri range. | Climb up to an altitude of 3,000 feet in the Western Ghats.

    Activity Details

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    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Rajmachi trek: Trek to Manaranjan Fort

    Arrive at the Khopoli railway station by 10:15 hrs. You may board the local train to Khopoli departing CSMT railway station by 07:53 hrs to arrive on time. At Khopoli, you'll meet your trek leader and depart for the start point of the Rajmachi trek in private vehicles. After a 1-hr drive, you'll disembark and begin trekking to the Rajmachi village on foot. You'll pause for rest, upon arriving at the village, and continue trekking towards the Manaranjan Fort, located a short 30-min walk away from the village. Spend some time exploring the fort and the wide range of views from the top, and return back to the village by early evening. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Rajmachi village in tents or dormitory homestay.

    Overnight at Rajmachi in tents or dormitory homestay.

    Your trek to Rajmachi begins from the Khopoli railway station. Travel to the base village of Rajmachi will be arranged in private, shared SUV/bus or similar vehicle. Today's meal package includes dinner served at the base village after completing the trek to Manaranjan. You'll also be served evening snacks at the base village before beginning the trek. Depending on logistical concerns, you'll either stay in tents pitched under the stars or a dormitory homestay at Rajmachi village.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Khopoli

    Rajmachi village

    10:15 AM

    Food

    Snacks | Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Rajmachi trek: Trek to Shrivardhan Fort
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 3 days prior to departure of the Rajmachi trek: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made on or less than 3 days prior to departure of the Rajmachi trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Rajmachi.

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

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Rajmachi.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers may board the local train to Khopoli departing CSMT railway station by 07:53 hrs and arrive at Khopoli railway station by 10:30 hrs. Tardiness is arriving at the pick-up point will lead to missing the trek, without any refund.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Rajmachi to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements from Khopoli-Khopoli in private, shared SUV/bus or similar vehicle

    • Accommodation in tents or dormitory homestay
    • Vegetarian meal package including dinner on Day 1 and breakfast on Day 2
    • Services of experienced trek leader
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements from base city to Khopoli

    • 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.
    • Adventure travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick-dry apparel
    • Trekking footwear
    • Windcheater or jacket
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Full-sleeved shirts/t-shirts
    • Full-length track pants
    • Extra set of clothes
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Slippers, sandals and non-trekking footwear
    • Restrictive or uncomfortable apparel

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private, shared SUV/bus or similar vehicle for transport from Khopoli-Khopoli

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Extra set of clothes
    • Energy drinks (Glucon D, Gatorade etc.)
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication
    • Personal first-aid kit