July 8 - 9 | 6:40AM
ajmachi Fort is a popular destination for nature lovers, trekkers and for outdoor campers. In rainy season from mid-June to mid-October, this region is all the more beautiful with clouds, silvery water falls, streams, lush green forests and meadows. Local families at Udhewadi on Fort Rajmachi welcome trekkers and nature lovers. The local families provide food and camping accommodation to the tourists. The tourism has enabled the local community to give up traditional occupations like agriculture and cattle rearing.
Rajmachi can be approached via two routes,
Via Lonavala and Via Karjat.
The route from Lonavala is almost a plain walk till the base village ???Udhewadi.
Though lengthy, it is a walk on the plains, approximately 15km from Lonavala. We will be taking the Lonavala route while going and descend via Karjat route , our jeep will drop us half way from where we need to trek.
The Karjat route is about 7km, but the height gain is approximately 600mt within a short distance. We will be descending via this route. Lonavala on the other hand is gradual with 15km to be covered and just 250mt of height gain.
Why you should trek here?
View : Rajmachi offers breath taking views of the surrounding plateau. On a clear day one can easily see the following region/forts from the top, Irshalgad, Karnala, Peb fort, Manikgad, Dukes Nose , Tung, Lohagad, Dhak bhairi. Its a paradise for panorama lovers. Check the photo album link above.
Kondana Caves Exploration.
Food : Be a nomad for a day and get to taste the local cuisines.
Health : Hiking/Trekking is one of the best way to stay in good shape and good health.
Comfort zone : Coming out from our closets to meet new people, share travel stories and ideas is what Team Mapping Journeys offers and looks for.
Day 1 : 8th July
We will be boarding Intercity express which starts from CSTM at 06:40 am, Dadar : 06:50 am, Thane : 07:12 am.
Once at Lonavala we will proceed for breakfast, after which we would proceed in jeeps to cut short the trek distance. The trek till the base village will take around 3hrs. Once at the village Lunch awaits followed by much needed rest. Rajmachi has twin forts Shrivardhan and Manaranjan.
We will be trekking up to the Manaranjan and Shrivardhan fort on day one.
Day 2 : 9th July
The wake up call will be 6 am, after breakfast we will be proceeding towards the Karjat route to get down at Kondivade village.This route is a whole descend trek which takes around 1.5hr Though lengthy, it is a walk on the plainsto complete.
At Kondivade we will take a short tea break before concluding our event at Karjat station before 1 pm.
Jeep from lonavala to Trek start point.
Day 1 : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 2 : Breakfast, Tea after trek.
Guide and Professional Expertise.
Safety and First aid
Mapping Journeys team along with.
Please note : After 4th July you need to do the train bookings on your own.
Insurance of any kind.
Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses.
Any item not covered under “inclusions”
Smoking and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. For confirmation of the seat, full amount needs to be deposited prior to the event. Prior to making any payments please confirm about the seat availability.
CST, Fort, Mumbai