Overview

Rajmachi & Kondane Caves Monsoon Trek Rajmachi (Udhewadi) is a small village in the rugged mountains of Sahayadri in India.  The fortification at Rajmachi consists of two forts, namely Shrivardhan Fort and Manoranjan Fort. Rajmachi Fort is a popular trekking destination. It is a very famous fort located near two famous hills of Maharashtra, Lonavala and Khandala.

Historically, Rajmachi fort was a strategic fort to control Borghat(ghat between Khopoli and Khandala on Mumbai-Pune route) which was a historical trade route. The fort played a strategic role in the First Anglo-Maratha War. Rajmachi Fort has been declared as a protected monument.

1 Night 2 Days 14 Jul, 28 Jul, and 11 Aug Lonavala, Maharashtra
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Transportation by Local Jeep from Lonavala to Karjat
  • Food: Breakfast & Dinner on Day 1, Breakfast & Lunch on Day 2
  • Accommodation in Rustic houses
  • Trikon Trekking Expertise Charges
  • 5% GST Charges

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Lunch on Day 1
  • Train Travel from Mumbai to Lonavala or Pune to Lonavala
  • Any personal expenses such as soft drinks, etc.
  • Anything other than above mentioned inclusions
Highlights
  • Kondane Waterfalls
  • Rustic Stay
  • Ancient Lake & Shiva Temple
  • Sunset from Shreevardhan Fort
  • Early morning Trek to Manoranjan Fort
Itinerary

Day 1:  Saturday Morning

009:00 am: Meet the Travel Trikon Team at Lonavala Station

09:15 am: Breakfast at Lonavala

10:00 am: Move to Fanasrai Village by Local Transport

11:00 am: Introduction Round

12:00 pm: Start Trek towards Rajmachi (12 KM / 3 Hours Trek)

01:00 pm: Lunch Break amidst the hills

03:00 pm: Reach Village and rest for sometime

05:00 pm: Start Trek for Shreevardhan Fort and enjoy Sunset view from fort

07:00 pm: Back to Village

08:00 pm: Dinner

10:00 pm: Night Walk toward the Lake

11:00 pm: Sleep

Day 2:   Sunday Morning

06:00 am: Wake-up call

06.30 am: Trek to Manaranjan Fort

09:00 am: Back to Base Village, Have Breakfast

10:00 am:  Post Breakfast start descend back to Karjat Side

12:00 pm: Explore Kondane Caves and Waterfall

01:00 pm: Reach Kondane Village

01:30 pm: Lunch at Kondane Village

03:30 pm: Move Toward Karjat Station

04:30 pm: Reach Karjat Station, Start travel for Mumbai

07:00 pm: Reach Mumbai

Train timings & reporting time for Saturday

We will be starting with the 12127 / INTERCITY EXP

CSTM - 06:40 am

Dadar - 06:50 am

Thane - 07:12 am

Lonavala - 08:48 am


Things to Carry

  • Identity Card
  • 2 ltrs water
  • Lunch
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
  • Snacks & biscuits
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Clean napkin or towel
  • Rain coat/ Poncho / Wind cheater (Avoid umbrella)
  • Cap, sunglasses, scarf
  • Haversack or backpack (No sling bags)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Please carry personal medicines if any
  • Hand Sanitizer

Monsoon Safety Measures

  • Put clothes, money, camera, phone etc in polythenes while packing
  • Wear shoes with good grips
  • Use repellents to keep bugs away
  • Make note of nearest railway station, bus stop, taxi stand etc.
  • Do not stray away from your group during the trek
  • Keep family & friends informed about your whereabouts

IMPORTANT:

  • Avoid wearing precious Jewelry while trekking, as Travel Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
  • Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
  • Dear Trikoners, always remember SHOES are your best companion on a trek! Please wear a good pair of TREKKING SHOES and not sports or running shoes. Make sure they are durable and firm enough to withstand tough conditions. You can carry floaters to wear only after the trek is completed. Feel free to contact Trikoner buddies prior to the trek in case of any confusion.

Fitness & Health:

Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.

Pickup point
Lonavala Railway Station Ticket Booking Office, Rao Colony, Lonavala, Maharashtra, India View on Map