About This Place
Rajmachi Fort is a very popular trekking point in the Sahyadri mountains. Built in the 17th century by Shivaji, it has stood through time and seen many battles and rulers come and gone. After Shivaji it was passed on to Aurangzed, recaptured by Shahuji Maharaj and then finally in the hands of the British.
Rajmachi has two fortified peak points namely, Shrivardhan Balekilla and Manaranjan Balekilla. It also has a samll temple of Kalbhairav and Jogeshwari at the top. The trek is easy and takes at most 45 mins to 1 hour to reach the top from Udhewadi Village. Another route is from the Kondhane caves that would take 3-4 hrs and is a bit hard owing to its endurance.
Best Time to Visit
Though open all round the year but the best time is from November to April, moreover the monsoons are famous for fireflies festivals here.
Marathi (major), Hindi
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Airport : Pune and Mumbai
Railway station : Lonavala is nearest railway station to reach Rajmachi fort
Bus stand : Lonavala
Commonly Visited From
Udhewadi Village, Maharashtra
From Pune :
Via Road : From Pune head towards Lonavala to Fanasrai --> Valvand --> Udhewadi. Udhewadi is 15 km from Lonavala. State transport is good till Lonavala. From Lonavala to Udhewadi one can hire a shared cab that is readily available.
Via Train : Lonavala is the nearest railway station.
Via Air : No options available.
From Mumbai :
Via Road : From Mumbai use the Panvel route to reach Lonavala via Mumbai-Pune express way. Then use the following route Fanasrai --> Valvand --> Udhewadi.
Mumbai has good connectivity for Lonavala with all the state transport. From Lonavala to Udhewadi one can hire a shared cab that is readily available.
Via Train : Nearest railway Station is Lonavala.
Via Air: No options available.