Rajmachi One Day Trek from Karjat Side


Trek Grade: Moderate to Tough (3 to 4 hours of uphill climb till Rajmachi village then one more hour for return trek to Srivardhan Fort)


Experiences: During monsoon Plenty of waterfalls, 2000 years old heritage caves, rural village experience at (Kondivita and Rajmachi), Nature, Heritage Fort, Temples, Village Pond (Swim only permitted if you have your own life jackets), Village Food etc.


Altitude: 2700 feet above mean sea level.

Best Season: July to March

Location: Lonavala Region



Duration: 1 Day











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.
9:00 am start of trek at Kondivita after village breakfast
12:30 pm arrival at Rajmachi Village
Srivardhan fort trek
02:00 pm Village lunch
2:30 pm Return trek
5:30 pm Arrival at Kondivita Village
Back at Kondivita
Windup with tea biscuits and start back home



Trek cost: 

Rs.1000 per person (Those who are reaching directly to Kondivita - base village Rs.100/- discount for them). Minimum group size for billing purpose 5 pax. Without meals Rs.650/- per person.


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






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

Account Name: OFFBEAT MANDALA
Account No.: 50200006370273
Bank Name: HDFC Bank Limited
RTGS/NEFT/IFSC: HDFC0000019
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JUHU-VERSOVA LINK ROAD,
WARK-K, (WEST), ANDHERI (WEST), MUMBAI – 400053, MAHARASHTRA
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Excludes:

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


Terms and Conditions / Cancellation








What to Carry?  (Mandatory Check list)
Attire: Trekking Pants or Track Pants or Leggings (Quick Dry material)
T-Shirts (Quick dry and full sleeves)
1 Set of Change Clothes and 1 Extra T-Shirt (Full Sleeves); Shorts and lite quick dry towel
Trekking Shoe or Tough Canvas Shoe
Spare floaters

Rain Wear and Cap or Hat
Water Bottles for Trek (2 liter per head)
Munching Snack and Fruits/Dry Fruits
Flash Lights for emergency
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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