Rajmachi Camping and Trek

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Rajmachi Trek is nestled in the midst of two popular hill stations – Lonavala and Karjat. The trek can be approached either via the Lonavala side or the Karjat side and offers trekkers to climb two forts starting from the same base village of Udhewadi. 

Manaranjan Fort is at 2510 feet and west-facing fort while Shriwardhan Fort at 2710 feet faces to the east.

This trek is known for the fireflies which flock to the area in the late evenings.

If you are trekking via Lonavala, the trail is much longer but easier to trek and reach the two forts. You will be trekking through mud trails along the forest section most of the way until you reach Udhewadi. 

The Kandala route starts at the caves and waterfalls of Khondane. This has a steeper climb through a forest section and joins Udhewadi village.

These forts were built by the Satavahanas but gained fame under the rule of Shivaji Maharaj, who took over the fort in the 15th century. Shivaji Maharaj fortified and expanded the fort by adding several structures within the premises. The forts have seen battles between the Marathas and the Mughals. Later in the 19th century, it was taken over by the British. 

The fort was also a popular trade route connecting present-day Mumbai and Pune


Sunrise Trek

Night Jungle camping

Offroad jeep to reach base village


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04:30 PM :From Pune - Assemble near pick-up Shivajinagar Station. As we will be traveling by local so you can board from various stations like khadki,Dapodi, kasarwadi, pimpri, Chinchwad, Akurdi, Talegaon (according to train timings) Note: Leaders will board from Shivajinagar Station 

04:30 PM Take Pragati Express from CSTM to Lonavala
06:30 PM: Reach Lonavala station and report to the trek Leaders
07:00 PM:Board the sumo's from Lonavala to Rajmachi 
08:00 PM: Reach Base village 
09:30 PM: Enjoy the delicious Maharashtrian food & start return journey after Dinner.
10:30 PM: Enjoy the overnight camping stay with strangers turned into family, nearby the lake and under the sky full of stars, Have rest and reenergize yourself for the next morning's trek.

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05:00 AM: Wake up call, Get freshen up
05:20 AM: Start trek to Rajmachi Fort
06:30 AM: Reach the peak and enjoy the beautiful view of sunrise and surrounding. Click photos.
08:00 AM: Start descending to the base village
09:00 AM: Reach Base Village, Wrap your tents, and have Breakfast
09:30 AM: Explore Shiv Temple and lake outside the Village
10:30 AM: Start return journey to Lonavala.
11:30 AM: Reach Lonavala. Goodbye until the next time!!!
Reach Pune as per the train availability schedule
Note - 1-2hrs buffer time is possible depending on the speed of trekkers, traffic on the road & other unavoidable circumstances during the trip.

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Trekking / Travel Company based in Mumbai / Pune we organise treks in Maharashtra / Himalayas India. Also we organise Backpacking Trips in Maharashtra and all over India Maharashtra Desha Adventure was established in 2017. As Traveller ourselves, we believe in doing adventure activity yet be responsible.

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My most awaited trip to Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar with Maharashtra Desha was an amazing, power packed experience. I was extremely satisfied with the itinerary and management. Team members were friendly.
Highly recommended for people travelling solo, with group or with family.
Thank you once again Maharashtra Desha team. Looking forward to more travels with you

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Pranav Lad

It was a great experience with Maharashtra Desha Adventure. I went to Sambhajinagar trip with them and the overall journey & the arrangements were so good.
They not only cover all the iteranary on time but also they shown us some additional places too. Trek leaders were punctual, friendly and cooperative in all manners.
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