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!
The Rajmachi trek is a memorable adventure trek. The trail is a long one, but you'll have a chance to trek through forests twinkling with yellow fireflies and explore the historic Kondhane caves.
Trek to Rajmachi and photograph stunning views of the Sahyadri mountains.| Trek on one of the most challenging trails in Maharashtra. | Catch spectacular views of fireflies in the Rajmachi forests. | Visit the Kondhane Caves.
Meet your fellow trekkers at the Lonavala railway station by 17:15 hrs and proceed towards the base village in shared jeeps or similar vehicle. En route, you'll stop and continue the rest of the journey on foot. After an 8-km trek, you'll reach the base village where you'll have dinner. Post dinner, resume trekking and explore the village and surrounding forests to spot fireflies. Overnight at base village in dormitory homestay.
Overnight in dormitory homestay
Your trip begins from the Lonavala railway station by 17:15 hrs. You'll be accommodated at the base village in a dormitory on a multi-sharing basis. Today's meal package includes dinner after arrival at the base village.
Day 1 Milestone
Rajmachi Base Camp
Day 2 of the trek to Rajmachi: Explore Kondhane Caves
Wake up to a beautiful morning in the hills, surrounded by nature. You'll eat a hearty breakfast and then head out to explore Rajmachi Fort. There's plenty to see here. After lunch, you'll descend towards Kondane village, visiting the Kondhane Caves en route. Vehicles are waiting at Kondhane village to take you to Karjat railway station. Your trip ends here.
Your trip ends before nightfall
Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch. Your trip ends as you reach Karjat railway station by late afternoon.
For cancellations made 3 days or more before departure of the Rajmachi trek: 50% refund.
For cancellations made 0-3 days before departure of the Rajmachi trek: No refund.
All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.
Rules on trip
Travellers are required to adhere to the 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 liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek to Rajmachi.
Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions
A basic level of health and fitness is required to book this trek to Rajmachi. If you have any cardiac or respiratory conditions, or suffer from knee or spinal problems, please inform the tour operator and consult your doctor before booking the trek to Rajmachi.
Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the trek to Rajmachi.
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
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
What to Wear
What to Wear
Full sleeves cotton t-shirts
Full-length trousers or track pants
Dry fit clothes
Dark and dull coloured clothes are preferred
Good trekking shoes
Not to wear - Avoid clothes that will not offer you any protection from sun and insects, such as shorts, etc.
Do not carry handbags or jholas or sling bags.
Any valuables, ornaments, jewellery etc.
What not to Wear
Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
Equipment / Gear
Technical equipment needed for the trek, if any.
You need to get
Water bottle (3lts)
Extra pair of clothes
Ready to eat food, and dry snacks
Torch with a spare set of batteries
Personal plate, spoon and tea mug
Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
Directions towards the Pick up Point
Lonavala is a very popular hill station near Mumbai. It is well connected by means of road and rail. Participants coming from Mumbai may board the 11009 Mumbai-Sinhagad Express from CST at 14:30. The Lonavala Bus Depot is close to the railway station. The train reaches Thane at 15:08 and Kalyan at 15:28.
Directions towards the Start Point
The operator will guide you to the start point of the trek.