hiiii all adventure lovers,
We are glad to invite you for NOMAD HIKERS trek to RAJMACHI descend via KONDNA CAVES
Height : 3000 ft
Grade : EASY
Type : Hill Twin fort
Cost : 350/- per head
DATE : 18TH JANUARY 2015 (sunday)
Charges including : morning breakfast & tea, travelling from lonavala to udhevadi & kodhane to karjat, and all expertise charges including.
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 was a strategic fort to control Borghat(ghat between Khopoli and Khandala on Mumbai-Pune route) which was a historical trade route.
Kondana caves in Karjat are a group of 16 Buddhist caves, located 33 km north of Lonavala . Records suggest that these caves were excavated sometime during the 1st century BC. The Chaitya or the prayer hall has one inscription which gives information about the donors. One can reach the cave by climbing down from the Rajmachi village. These are rock-cut Buddhist caves with a stupa, chaitya, vihara, and sculptures. It is believed that during an earthquake in the early 1900s, much of the front, floor and stupa were damaged. This left the pillars in the chaitya suspended like huge stalactites from the ceiling
Mumbai - Pune Indrayani Express schedule:-
# Code Station Distance Arr. Time
2 DR Dadar (Central) 05:51 05:53
3 TNA Thane 06:14 06:16
4 KYN Kalyan 06:35 06:37
5 KJT Karjat 07:15 07:17
6 LNL Lonavala 08:00
Meeting Point- Lonavala station : 08:15
08:15 to 09:45 - Tea & Breakfast
09:15 to 09:45 - Base village udhewadi (lonawala) by sumo
09:45 to 10:00 - introduction round
10:00 to 11:30 - hiking towards fort.
11:30 to 01:00 - Explore Shrivardhan and Manoranjan Fort, dip in to lake, ancient shankar mandir.
01:00 to 03:30 - towards kondana caves
03:30 to 04:30 - exploring and experience sharing, activities (if possible)
04:30 to 05:30 - reaching base village
05:30 to 06:00 - karjat station by tum-tum or any public transport
06:00 - karjat Railway station.
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P.S : please hurry and confirm your seats only 20 seats availble