• Trip introduction

    Experience the thrill of walking through lush, green forests and meadows of the Sahyadri range to reach the top of one the most picturesque forts built by Shivaji. The 2-day trek to Rajmachi begins from the famous tourist destination of Lonavala and ends the next day with a descent to the Kondivade village near Karjat.

    This trek is relatively easy and is great for first time trekkers, photographers and nature lovers.


    The trek to Rajmachi is among the most popular routes for trekking enthusiasts in the Sahyadri range. Ideal for fit beginners as well as experienced trekkers, the trail has a lot to offer in terms of views and an overall experience.

    The Rajmachi fort rests at a height of 2710 ft and was built by Shivaji in the 17th century. There are 2 routes to get to the fort - the first one is from Karjat, which is more difficult, and the second is from Lonavala. You will be covering both these routes. The trail on both the routes passes through a dense forest and participants can discover different species of birds and animals. Once on top, participants have enough time to explore Manranjan, Shrivardhan and the Rajmachi lake.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to Rajmachi and climb to a height of 2,710 ft. | Explore the Shrivardhan, Manranjan forts and Rajmachi Lake. | Photograph the panoramic views of the surrounding villages. | Discover local culture and cuisine during the overnight stay at Rajmachi.

    Activity Details




    9 km

    4.5 hrs

    4.5 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the trek to Rajmachi fort: Lonavala to Rajmachi

    Arrive at the Lonavala railway station, where you'll meet the trek leader and grab a bite to eat. From here, you'll travel to the start point of the trek. The Rajmachi village is just an hour and half away from the base. Today, you'll also explore the Manoranjan and Shrivardhan forts and the Rajmachi Lake. Overnight at Rajmachi village.

    You'll stay overnight in cozy homestay/dorms.

    Day 1 Milestone



    08:00 AM


    Breakfast | Dinner

    Day 2 of the trek to Rajmachi fort: Rajmachi to Karjat
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 21 days or more before departure of the Rajmachi trek: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made 16-21 days before departure of the Rajmachi trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 8-15 days before departure of the Rajmachi trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 0-7 days before departure of the Rajmachi trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction costs.

    Rules on trip

    Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited 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.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

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

    A basic level of health and fitness is required to book this trip. 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 this trek to Rajmachi.
    • Maharashtra Sahyadri Trekking Adventure Nature Rajmachi Lonavala Karjat
  • Includes / Excludes


    • 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner during the trek

    • Transportation from Lonavala to Rajmachi
    • Kondivade to Karjat by public transport
    • Accommodation in Rajmachi village
    • Expertise and guide charges
    • All applicable taxes


    • Lunch on Day 1 (trekkers must carry their own packed lunch)

    • Anything that is not listed in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • T-shirt
    • Comfortable trouser
    • Trekking boots
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Sports shoes/floaters/slippers
    • Restrictive clothing

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Qualified guides

    You need to get

    • Waterproof backpack
    • Raincoat
    • Sleeping bags (optional)
    • An extra pair of T-shirts
    • Torch
    • Socks
    • Water bottle (1 lt at least)
    • Towel
    • Camera
    • Identity cards
    • Floaters/sandals to wear at campsite
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.