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Rajmachi Day Trek


Trek, Off-Road Ride, Time enough to explore one of the two Rajmachi ancient fortress, Nature Trail, Dip in Pond (if time permits), and rural village food


Proposed Plan


Reporting time 08:00 hrs at Lonavala


08:30 hrs to 09:30 hrs - Off Road ride Lonavala to Fanasgaon ; Packed breakfast.

09:30 hrs - Trek from Fanasgaon to Shrivardhan Fort to Rajmachi Village
Swim in Lake (Depend trek time 2 Hr to 2:30 Hrs to reach shrvardhan fort)


12:00pm shrvardhar port

30 Min Break we will rest there and explore shrivardhan fort. Take clicks and enjoy scneic view


12:45 Pm we will descend to village rajmachi


13:30 Reach Village and lunch


14:30 we will start from village 


5:00 Reach Jambun thata 


17:00 Start back for Lonavala in jeep.


18:00 Reach back at Lonavala
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

Good plastic bag to carry back wet clothes


Click here to understand more about out door checklist / etiquette / dos and don'ts


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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Where Lonavala
Duration 1 Day
Difficulty Moderate
Capacity 30 Seats
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