The Rajmachi trek and Kondane Caves: The ideal weekend getaway


Rajmachi Fort is a medieval fort located in Lonavala with two forts of the stronghold. Shrivardhan as well as Manaranjan is Rajmachi Forts in Lonavala. They are visible on the Mumbai Pune Freeway, on its right side, is Borghat which is also popularly known as The Rajmachi View Point near Khandala. Rajmachi is a famous trekking spot within and around the Lonavala Hill Stations. The distance from Lonavala to Rajmachi Fort is 16 kilometers. Rajmachi Fort may be reached through a variety. In the winter and summer seasons, we’d be staying in Udhewadi Village, which is located beneath Balekilla and Balekilla. At Shrivardhan Fort, you can observe the gorgeous Kataldhar waterfall.

Visits around rajmachi fort:


Udai Sagar Lake was constructed in 1712. Udai Sagar Lake was constructed in 1712.

Near the shores of the Udai Sagar Lake, there is a Mahadev temple.

Bahiroba Temple is located near Shrivardhan and Manaranjan in the mountain plateau.

Walking in Rajmachi In the months of June and May There are fireflies at the close of summer.

The view from Shrivardhan Fort’s viewpoint from Kataldhar Falls (In monsoon only)

The view of Shirota Lake from Shrivardhan Fort.


Itinerary plan:


Day 1. Rajmachi Trek


17:00 – Then we will arrive at 17:00 – Arrival at Lonavala Train Station to meet our trek guides.

17:20 – Ride an auto from the village of the base.

18:40 – Meet at the village where you started.

The allocation of tents starts at 20:00.

Dinner is served at 21:00.

Then you are able to walk through the the jungle if you wish to


Day 2: Rajmachi Trek


06:30 – Time to rise and go to the Fort.

A sunrise trip from Shrivardhan around 6:30 a.m.

Then back to the base of the village to eat breakfast, which starts at 8:15 a.m., and then visits the temple and lake around 9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. Then begin the return journey to Lonavala with a local vehicle.

Get to Lonavala about 11:30 a.m. and then disperse.


Rajmachi is often known as the Rajmachi fort. The place is called Rajmachi but it’s also called Udhewadi village. Udhewadi will be the trekking’s beginning location. As you reach the place you’ll see that Rajmachi Fort was actually a couple of fortresses: Shrivardhan Fort as well as Manaranjan Fort.


The Satavahanas built the two garrisons in Rajmachi to protect the most important trade route, Borghat. Borghat is officially designated as a national landmark. In earlier times this road linked the inner Deccan plateau (now Pune) to India’s western shoreline (now Mumbai). The fort was then acquired by Chp. Shivaji Maharaj. This was followed by Emperor Aurangzeb and Shahu Maharaj and finally was taken over by the British.


At the foot of Rajmachi’s twin forts, there are a variety of camping opportunities. You can set up a tent and camp near Udai Sagar Pond or at the Kaal Bhairav temple in the event that you own a camper and food. If you don’t have a camping tent Udhewadi village could provide one. Another option is to stay the night in Udhewadi village’s traditional living quarters. The other option is a local homestay, the choice of our trek’s organizers.


Udhewadi Village is a small collection of houses located in the hills below the Rajmachi two forts. There are about 22 families within the region. Because tourism is the mainstay of their lives they are extremely accommodating. They offer fantastic accommodation at affordable prices.


Caves of Rajmachi

Along the way to the cave, we found an area where we stopped to rest. The Rajmachi Cave is where the first image in this blog was shot. The cavern is also a great location to set up your tent. Rajmachi’s caves can accommodate 40 guests. It is difficult to set up an outdoor tent in this area as the mountain is often turbulent. The best place to stay the night is in the cave that is located on top of Shrivardhan Fort.


It is believed that the Kalbhairavnath temple is situated at the bottom of the hill near Shrivardhan Fort. The temple is an ideal spot to put up your camp at night. Due to their proximity to nearby mountains, they appear to be quite high. We stopped here while on our way toward Shrivardhan Fort. It’s evident in the picture above, which was shot from the summit of Shrivardhan located near the caves. The temple is constructed in the traditional Konkani style.


We walked past Manaranjan fort as we had to get to Kondane village prior to the darkness. From the highest point at the top of Shrivardhan Fort, Manaranjan could be clearly seen. Manaranjan Fort was utilized for recreation, just as its name suggests. At the top, there are still Jacuzzis cut from rock that are full of natural water. On a clear day, Dhak Bahiri, Sinhagad, Rudraprayag, Rajgad, Lohagad, and a variety of Matheran mountains can be seen from the top of the Manaranjan fort. It is a challenge to determine which mountain is part of the fort you are a fascinating activity. Because of its proximity, Dhak Bahiri is easily observed.

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