Lonavla is a hillstation approximately 85 kms from Mumbai in Maharashtra. You can take the Intercity Express from CST, Dadar or Thane and reach Lonavala by 09:00 hours. Lonavla is also accessible by road.
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.
Located at an altitude of 2710 feet, Rajmachi has two towering forts, Shrivardhan and Manoranjan, built by the Maratha rulers, and still standing strong to this day. You will also trek to the Kondane caves and explore these spectacular Buddhist structures that have been carved into the rock. During the monsoon, there is a waterfall gushing over the top of the cave, and you'll often see waterfall rappelling taking place.
Tick the Rajmachi trek off your adventure to-do list. | See two ancient forts in one trek. | Enjoy the thrill of a late night walk to the lake nearby. | Catch a spectacular sunset (and sunrise, if you wake up early enough) over the hills around you.
You will have to get to Lonavala station by 09:00 hours, and will be met by the operator. After a quick breakfast, you'll be driven to Fanasrai village from where your trek begins by about 11:30 hrs. You'll get there by about 15:00 hrs. You'll have some time to rest and freshen up here, and then head up to Shrivardhan Fort by 15:00 hrs, so that you can catch the sunset. You'll come back for dinner, and then go for a night walk to the lake. You'll come back by 23:00 hrs and then it's bed time. Overnight in homestay.
Overnight in homestay.
You'll be picked up from Lonavala station and driven to the start point of the trek. Today's package includes breakfast in Lonavala and dinner at the homestay, but you'll have to carry your own packed lunch. Do carry some dry snacks like fruit, plum cake, biscuits, etc. At night, you'll be staying in a basic homestay in the village.
Breakfast | Dinner
If cancellation is done 10 days or more before the start of the Rajmachi trek: 75% will be refunded.
If cancellation is done 5-10 days prior to the start of the Rajmachi trek: 50% will be refunded.
If the cancellation is done 0-5 days before the start of the Rajmachi trek: No refund.
No show: no refund.
If you wish to transfer your booking to someone else, or reschedule to another date, the cancellation policy will apply, and only the applicable refund amount will be transferred or rescheduled.
Smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco or consuming alcohol is prohibited on the trek to Rajmachi.
You must stick with your group at all times.
No damage should be inflicted on monuments or natural environments.
You must adhere to the instructions of the trek leader at all times.
Taking photos or selfies near the edges are not allowed.
Participants are requested to carry trash back to the city and dispose it in dustbins.