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Dear Friends we invite you all for Trekking and Camping at Rajmachi on 13 & 14 Dec 2014.

Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3600 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Easy
Range: Karjat
Trek Leader : Nishant Seth.

Rajmachi (Udhewadi) is a small village in the rugged mountains of Sahyadri in India. The fortification at Rajmachi consists of two forts , namely Shrivardhan fort and Manaranjan Fort. Rajmachi Fort is a popular trekking destination. It is a very famous fort located near two famous hills of Maharashtra, Lonavala and Khanadala. Historically, Rajmachi fort was a strategic fort to control Borghat(ghat between Khopoli and Khandala on Mumbai-Pune route) which was a historical trade route.

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Some Information about the Fort:

Rajmachi can be reached by 2 ways, the tough route is from Kondivade village near Karjat and it involves climb-up of about 2000 feet. The other route is from Lonavala, which is almost a plain walk of about 15 km. Opposite to Kalbhairavnath Temple, there is another fort called Shreevardhan. The fort has lots of secret tunnels leading to battlements. There is a place called Manranjan behind the temple that gives one a nice view of the plains. Kal Bhairava temple is situated in the col between Shrivardhan and Manaranjan. Local inhabitants worship Kal Bhairava even today. The Buddhist caves on the western slope of Rajmachi plateau (at present known as Kondhane caves) were carved in the period around 200 BC. The existence of these ancient caves indicates that Rajmachi had been identified as an important place right from the Buddhist period.

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The itinerary for trek is:

Meeting at : 8:15 am at Karjat Station

New Train Timing (Please Note Train Timings have changed from Saturday 15th Nov 2014)  This is a Fast train till Kalyan

CST – Karjat Fast Local
CST – 06:10 am
Byculla – 06:18 am
Dadar – 06:24 am
Kurla – 06:31 am
Ghatkopar – 6:35 am
Thane – 6:50 am
Dombivali – 7:02 am
Kalyan – 7:10 am
Badlapur - 07:27 am
Karjat - 08:00 am

(If you miss the train you miss the trek so make sure you are on time to catch the train.)

Day 01
Breakfast on the way in lonavla
Reach Rajmachi around 11.30
Introduction Round
Have lunch
Fun time near lake
Visit Kal Bhairava temple
Pitch tents
Start Trek for Shreevardhan Fort, Enjoy Sunset from the Fort.
Campfire & Dinner
Day off

Day 02
Wake up at 6am
Tea & breakfast
Visit Manoranjan Fort
Start Descend towards Karjat Side by 9.30am
Reach Kondane by 12pm.. Enroute visit Kondane caves
Lunch at Kondane Village
Post Lunch we will start our return Journey
Reach Karjat by 4pm
Catch Karjat local- CST Fast Local and Reach Dadar by 7.30pm

We will be sleeping in tents near campsite and lake.

The cost for the trek will be INR 1350/- per head. It includes, Transport from Karjat station to Rajmachi & Return to Karjat station in private vechile, All meals 2 Breakfast 2 lunch Veg 1 Dinner Veg for The Trek That is 2 Days Sat & Sun Both ,Tent charges Guide charges and Mumbai Rangers Administration Charges if any.

For Registration call us:
Nishant sheth : 8879418581
Amit Bhadouria :9819299164
Registration accepted only through phone call..

Important things to carry :
Water Bottle (Atleast 2 Ltrs)
Electrol 1 pack
Extra pair of clothes
Camera
Some ready to eat food biscuits,cakes,etc
Cap
Compulsory Torch with Extra Batteries
Proper Bedding or sleeping bag.
Medicines if required
Good Trekking shoes

Medical Disclaimer: Its Important to be fit before going for Treks. It is Important to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any allergy or ailment, please bring prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should Take permission from their physicians before treks.

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