Rajmachi Fort is one of the many historical forts in the rugged hills of Sahyadri Mountains (WesternGhats). It consists of two twin fortresses Shriwardhan Ballekilla and Manaranjan Balekilla, with a wide machi (plateau) surrounding the two Balekillas. Udhewadi is a small village of about 22 houses situated on the machi, at the southern foot of Manaranjan Balekilla of Rajmachi Fort.
A view from the top of the forts of the surrounding hills and valleys is quite mesmerizing. A Shiv Mandir built in the Hemdapanti style of architecture, approximately in the 8th century, on the west end of a big historical water reservoir is worth visiting.Shrivardhan This citadel is the highest point of Rajmachi and its bastions and fortification wall are still in good shape.The remnants hint to a possibility that there might have been a dual fortified wall. The door arch is still standing and there are porches for the gate keepers besides the entrance door. On the approach way to the fort there are two water tanks and a cave. This cave served as an arms and ammunition storage chamber. To the summit of the citadel there is a flag post. The rugged and fascinating pinnacle of Dhak-Bhairi and Shirota lake besides it is visible from here.
Day 1 (Saturday)
(NOTE - Catch 12125 PRAGATI EXPRESS Departing from CSTM at 04:25 PM)
07:00 PM - Meet Bhatakna team at Lonavala station.
07:30 PM - Travel by jeep with some new experience
08:45 PM - Start the Trek towards Base village with Cashing Fireflies on the way
10:30 PM - Reach Rajmachi Village
11:00 PM - Dinner
11:30 PM - Night walk by the Lake & Enjoy the glimpse of Fort , Sing Songs & Go to Sleep.
DAY 02 (Sunday)
06:00 AM - Wake Up.
07:00 AM - Breakfast
07:30 AM - Visit Shrivardhan
09:00 AM - Start the Trail & Depart for Lonavala
02:00 PM - Reach Lonavala. Off to Mumbai.
Travel Help [Train Schedule]
*Catch 12125 PRAGATI EXPRESS*
Departing from CSTM at 04:25 PM
04:25 PM CSTM
04:37 PM Dadar
04:54 PM Thane
05:29 PM Panvel
06:07 PM Karjat
06:48 PM Lonavala
Lets your memories be your travel bag.
Lonavala to Lonavala Transport.
Dinner Veg & Non-Veg.
Fort Entry fees.
Experienced Bhatakna Representatives.
EXTRA MEALS COLD DRINKS.
TRAIN TICKETS TO LONAVALA AND BACK WATER BOTTLES
ANYTHING NOT MENTIONED ABOVE Under INCLUSIONS.
CONFIRMATION ONLY AFTER FULL PAYMENT ON FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.
SO PLEASE REGISTER AT EARLIEST AND BOOK YOUR TENTS IN ADVANCE!
BOOKING IS NON REFUNDABLE.
NOTE ENTRY WILL BE CONFIRMED ONLY AFTER THE FULL PAYMENT.
Things to carry:
Bottle of Water (at least 2 litres)
Ready to eat food like plum cakes, dry fruits etc.
carry blanket / (Carpets would be provided with the tents) Jackets and woollens as it would get cold in the evening and morning.
Good Trekking shoes
Personal care stuff, ORS, medicines which you require usually
Haversack to put all the things in, please do not carry sling bags or jhola
Trek leaders decision will be final and binding.
Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
Team reserves all the right to change / deviate / cancel the plans without prior notice.
Due to unforeseen circumstances (eg. bad weather), the event MAY be called off. In which case, you will receive your entire refund.
Avoid carrying heavy weight backpack for this trek. Keep everything covered in a plastic bag as there can be chances of raining.
The food provided would be simple village food
This is a budget nature trip. The facilities available at the campsite are minimal.
The food will be simple but tasty authentic village food.
Since the campsite is at an eco- sensitive zone, permanent toilets are not available at the campsite but can be accessed at a walking distance.
In case of any unexpected change in weather or other unforeseen situations that are beyond our control and due to which camping may not be feasible, the operator will try their best to make alternate stay arrangements in the nearby homestay OR village (subject to availability).
The itinerary is indicative only. A circumstantial delay can be expected on the day. Please make post trip plans after adding a buffer accordingly
Basic Washroom facility (Indian Toilets) available at the Fort, its Trekking, not a leisure trip so one needs to prepare themselves accordingly
We won't allow any traveler to reach at the base Village by their own vehicle, as the route is complicated and it creates too much of chaos, we want a smooth and super happening trip.
You can come till meeting point by your own vehicle and park it there and join our transport from their itself.
Please go through the complete itinerary, we won't entertain any request of leaving early from the event. Its a group event, not a customized one, so please adhere to the schedule and take back lovely memories.