Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध is glad to announce Monsoon special trek to Rajmachi & Kondhane cave waterfall on 27th-28th August 2016 … Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy …

Rajmachi, located in the Lonavala region is accessible from both Karjat as well as Lonavala. The village of Udhewadi lies on the massive plateau that greets one on getting to Rajmachi. The twin forts of Srivardhan & Manoranjan grace the backdrop of the village.


A little distance down from the village lies a serene and beautiful lake called Uday Sagar Talav, no trek to Rajmachi is complete without taking a dip in this lake.
Behind the lake lies an ancient Monolith, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Here is some info about the forts: – Srivardhan & Manoranjan 

Height: 3000/2700 feet above MSL
Grade: Easy
District: Pune
Region: Lonavala
Base Village: Lonavala/Kondhane

Plan:Rendezvous: Meet at 08:00 Hrs (Sharp) at Lonavala

 Railway station on Saturday 27 August 2016

Train Timings for Mumbai People

22105: Indrayani Express

05:40 Hrs: CST
05:50 Hrs: Dadar
06:10 Hrs: Thane
06:35 Hrs: Kalyan
07:15 Hrs: Karjat
08:00 Hrs: Lonavala

If u miss this train u miss the breakfast wid us :P bt still u can catch Intercity Express 6:45 am from Dadar & reach Lonavala @ 8:45 am ;)

Notes: 1) Those staying on the central line en-route can hop in at Dadar-Thane-Kalyan-Karjat
2) People close by Panvel can avail ST facility & get down @ Lonavala bus depo

PUNE people

Catch Pune -Lonavala local … Timings as follows

06:30 Hrs: Pune Staion
06:36 Hrs: ShivajiNagar
06:41 Hrs: Khadki
06:53 Hrs: Pimpri
07:55 Hrs: Lonavala

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Saturday 27 August 201608:10 Hrs :: Meeting point @ Lonavala railway station Ticket counter near platform 1


Intro & Breakfast – Tea time

08:50 Hrs: Public transport till Fanasrai

10:00 Hrs: @ Fanasrai
Walk / Hike from 


Fanasrai to Rajmachi (~2.5hrs / 8kms)

12:30 Hrs: @ Rajmachi

Lunch – Rest Time

16:00 Hrs: Move 2 Shrivardhan fort

Explore & post sunset back 2 village

Dinner & Stay in villager house
Sunday 28 August 201606:00 Hrs: Wake up call


Manaranjan fort

Breakfast / Tea in village

09:30 Hrs -
 Descend from Rajmachi to Kondhane (~3.5 hrs)
12:30 Hrs – @ Kondhane caves
Fun in waterfall
14:00 Hrs – Lunch @ Kondhane
16:30 Hrs – @ Karjat Railway station

We would be getting back to Dadar / Pune at approx 19:00 Hrs (That’s Subjective)

The cost of this trek would be Rs. 1300/- per head & would include: 


 Lonavala – Fanasrai by public transport 2 Breakfast, 3 Veg meals

 Kondhane – Karjat by tumtum

Accommodation in village house & Shikhar Vedh charges

Please book yourself with advance payment of Rs. 800/- (Non-refundable) … Deposit the amount on following account.

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

IFSC Code : ICIC0000268


Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)
Sleeping bags / Mats (a must)
Torch with extra pair of battery ( a must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Some ready to eat food.
Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Good trekking shoes preferably Action,
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)
A haversack to put all these things

For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagadish Patil: 09702121373 (Whtsapp) / 09869369836

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