Trek Mates India invites you to Trek to Rajmachi and Kondhane Caves 13th-14th August 16.
Little info about the Trek to Rajmachi and Kondhane Caves
Date: 13th-14th August 16
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3600 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Easy- medium
Range: Lonavala / Karjat
Rajmachi is a fort in Karjat region. There are two forts which were built by Shivaji Maharaj during 17th century. It is a famous spot for trekking. It is a 14 km trekking distance from Lonavla. Rajmachi fort is a strategic fort overlooking Borghat(ghat between Mumbai and Pune) which was a historical trade route. Rajmachi peak has two fortified structures - the Shrivardhan fort and Manoranjan fort. Rajmachi can be reached by 2 ways, the tough route from Kondivide village near Karjat and the other easy but long way route from Lonavala.
Itinerary of the event:
Meeting point Lonavala Station at 8.00 am
Mumbai people can Reach lonavala by Indrayani Express
Pune people can reach Lonavala by Local Trains
Pls refer 'Travel Help' for Time Table.
Breakfast at Lonavala
Travel by Public Transport till Fanaswadi
Reach Fanaswadi by 11am
Introduction Round , Start Trek for Rajmachi (8 KM Trek)
Lunch on the Way
Reach Udhewadi Village by 3pm.
Rest for some time
Start Trek for Shreevardhan Fort , Enjoy Sunset from the Fort
We will be staying at Villager House , So please carry Bedding / Sleeping Bag.
Post Dinner , we will go for Night Walk.
Wake up at 6am
Visit Manaranjan Fort
Back to Villager House for Breakfast
Fun @ the Lake
Start Descend toward Karjat Side by 10am
Reach Kondane Cave by 12pm
Explore Kondane Cave till 1.30 pm
Lunch at Kondane Village
Post Lunch we will start our return Journey
Reach Karjat by 6pm
Catch Karjat - CST Local and Reach Dadar by 8-8.30pm
TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory)
Sleeping bed, warm clothes (compulsory)
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes, extra pair of flotters.
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried….so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Pleases Do Not carry sling bags/ Jholas/ Trolley Bags.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Pack yr bags to save them from getting wet
Travelling from Lonavala to Fanaswadi and Kondane Village to Karjat
Breakfast , Evening Tea and 2 Meal (Saturday Night Dinner / Sunday Lunch)
Guide and TMI Expertise Charges
Lunch for Saturday,
Mineral water, Softdrinks etc.
Anything other than above mentioned inclusions
Indrayani express: Mumbai to Lonavala
Mumbai CST: 05.40
Local Train Pune to Lonavala
Time Table: http://www.punediary.com/html/upside_local.html
Pune: 6.30 am
Lonavala: 7.55 am