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.
Rajmachi Fort is among the most popular trekking destinations in the Sahyadri range. The trek is ideal for first time trekkers as it has a lot to offer in terms of views and an overall experience.
The 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.
• Explore the Shrivardhan, Manranjan forts and Rajmachi Lake
• Climb to a height of 2710 ft
• Photograph the panoramic views of the surrounding villages
• Discover local culture and cuisine during the overnight stay at Rajmachi
Participants will meet trek leaders at Lonavala Station, grab a bite to eat and then travel to the start point of the trek. The Rajmachi village is just an hour and half away from the base. Participants will be provided with tea, after which they can explore the Manoranjan and Shrivardhan forts and the Rajmachi Lake. Overnight stay will be in Rajmachi village.
Day 2: Trek from Rajmachi to Kondivade
After breakfast, participants start descending towards Karjat. It takes about 3 hrs to reach the village of Kondivade. En route, participants can visit Kondhana Caves. Lunch will be served at the village and then participants will be dropped to Karjat station.
Day 1 - Milestone
Start point Lonavala
End point Rajmachi
Day start time 08:00 AM
Trekking distance 3 kms
Trekking time 1.5 hrs
Day 2 - Milestone
Start point Rajmachi
End point Kondivade
Day start time 06:00 AM
Trekking distance 6 kms
Trekking time 3 hrs
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Includes / Excludes
2 Breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner during the trek
Transportation from Lonavala to Rajmachi
Kondivade to Karjat by public transport
Expertise and guide Charges
1st day's lunch (trekkers must carry their own packed lunch)
Anything that is not listed in the 'includes' list.
What to Wear
What to Wear
What not to Wear
Expensive jewellery or watches
Equipment / Gear
You need to get
Sleeping bags (optional)
An extra pair of T-shirts
Water bottle (1 lt at least)
Floaters/sandals to wear at campsite
• Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.