Rajmachi One Day Trek


Easy to Moderate grade Trek, Off-Road Ride,  Dip in Village Pond, Village Tour and rural village food

Rajmachi Trek from Karjat Side scheduled 

Trek Grade - Easy to Moderate

Altitude - 2700 feet above mean sea level.

September 25th Rajmachi from Karjat side

planned Schedule:

7:30 am Meeting at Karjat ( Near Rickshaw stand, near bridge), 15 minutes walk from station or a short rickshaw ride from station.
8:30 am start of trek at Kondivita after village breakfast
12:00 pm arrival at Rajmachi
Srivardhan fort trek
Village lunch
2:30 pm
Return trek
5:30 pm
Back at Kondivita
Windup with tea biscuits

Trek cost: 1000 per person (Those who are reaching directly to Kondivita - base village Rs.100/- discount for them).
Trek cost Ex. Mumbai with private transport: Rs.1300/- per person. (Limited seats).

Includes trek management
Safety equipment and 1st aid
Village meals
Breakfast, lunch and evening tea and biscuits
Rickshaw fare from Karjat to base village and back.

Location: Lonavala Region

Duration: 1 Day

Stay: Not Applicable

Trek Category Moderate

Custom Trek Camp Fee: 

Ex. Mumbai - Rs. 1750/-
(Includes - Trek Support and Nature Knights Expertise; Transport Mumbai to Lonavala and back; Village Meals - breakfast; lunch and evening tea/snack); Trek Management; Offroad ride Lonavala to Rajmachi base village and back.

Ex. Lonavala - Rs. 1000/-

(Includes - Trek support and Nature Knights Expertise, Village Meals - breakfast; lunch and evening tea/snack); Trek Management; Offroad ride Lonavala to Rajmachi base village and back.  

Details for Internet Banking Transfers (RTGS / NEFT / IFSC):

Account No.: 50200006370273
Bank Name: HDFC Bank Limited

Meals during travel;
Travel or accident insurance
Meals that are not part of package
Tips/ Shopping 

Terms and Conditions / Cancellation

Proposed Plan

Day 1
Ex. Mumbai 
Pickup points
6:00 am Andheri
6:20 am Santacruz (Vakola - Highway)
6:25 am Bandra - Kala Nagar Junction
6:30 am Sion Station
6:45 am Chembur Diamond Garden
7:00 am Vashi (Pune Bus Stand)
7:30 am Belapur
Reporting time 08:00 hrs at Lonavala
08:30 hrs to 09:30 hrs - Off Road ride Lonavala to Rajmachi
breakfast at Rajmachi Village.
Trek to Shrivardhan Fort
Dip in pond
Lunch at Rajmachi Village
Rest / Explore village
Evening tea snack
04:00 pm Depart for Lonavala (offroad ride)
05:30 pm - Start back for Mumbai
End of tour

What to Carry? 
Water Bottles for Trek
Munching Snack and Fruits/Dry Fruits
Flash Lights for emergency
1 Set of Change Clothes and 1 Extra T-Shirt (Full Sleeves)
Shorts/Swimming Trunks for Swim and towel
Personal Medical Kit and toiletries 
Own Waste Paper Bag
All items properly packed in Backpack

More about Rajmachi

Best Seasons for camping: November to March
Trekking season round the year.

Place to Start Trek: Lonavala (from Tungarli Lake) or Kondivita Village (Near Karjat) or Fanasgaon if your have Jeep with you.

Things to do: Trek, Fort to be explored, Camping, Pond for a swim, Good place for Bird watching and Butterflies during winter.

Rajmachi is the name given to the twin hill forts located around 18 kilometers from Lonavala, the twin forts are called 'Shrivardhan' and 'Manaranjan'.

Rajmachi can be accessed either from Lonavala or Karjat (Base Village Kondivita). The approach from Lonavala is longer but easier; from Karjat side it a little steep. Best way to do a Rajmachi trek is start from Lonavala (Near Tungarli Dam) very early in the morning. An easy trek would take you till base village around Lunch time, stay over at the base village near the twin peaks 'Shrivardhan' and 'Manranjan', few simple village dormatory/ lodges available for stay would be happy to provide you with simple village food for a fee.

Evening take a Dip in a Pond located at walkable distance from Village, the trail to pond leads to a cool patch of greenery.

You can cover to twin forts near base village next day early morning. After early Lunch you can start your trek towards Karjat. You can get Rickshaws/ ST Bus from some distance at Kondivita Village.

More about Rajmachi

Shrivardhan and Manaranjan can also be considered as two separate forts. There is one small platue in between them. A temple of 'Bhairoba' is very beautiful. Shrivardhan is 'Bale killa' of Rajmachi. It is almost 3000 feet high. But it was mainly built to keep watch on Konkan area. The other - Manaranjan is 2700 feet high. Manaranjan consists of strong walls, 3 doors and many water tanks. One can see Ulhas river, Dukes Nose (Nagphani), Karnala ,Matheran, Mahuli and Bhimashankar etc. The old caves of 'Kondhavi' on Rajmachi fort are worth to see. The way to fort is long but truly with a good view. One can enjoy a nice forest, Tungarli lake and many waterfalls as well.

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