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Rajmachi Fort, Khandala

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Rajmachi 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.It is about 15 km treking distance from Lonavala and famous for bike trek ride.Historically, Rajmachi fort was a strategic fort to control Borghat which was a historical trade route. Rajmachi peak has two fortified structures - the Shrivardhan fort and Manaranjan fort. Rajmachi can be reached by 2 ways, the tough route is from Kondivade Or Salpe-Kharmare 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. In rainy season this region all the more beautiful with silvery water falls, streams and lush green forests and meadows.OverviewRajmachi is also unique in the way that an NGO, Rajmachi Rural Aid and Development Program has done commendable work in Udhewadi village by providing the villagers with better education, medical aid, drinking water, houses and Economic Development through Eco-tourism.As examples, in the recent times better sanitation facilities have been provided. Solar panels have also been installed. This has helped the villagers to power CFL bulbs during the evenings.
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  • I was fortunate that we got a overcast as soon as we arrived. So we could witness only clouds and then the rains. A view not to miss  more »
  • We had hired a maxxi cab from lonavala station to the base village. we started from the rajmachi village and it took us an hour to reach the top. Quite an easy trek and didn't require breathing halts....  more »
  • Its a great place to visit. You can Experience the historicness of the place. I used to study in Sinhagad Public School in Lonavala and all our group had actually visited the place by walk. I visited ...  more »
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  • Awesome place for one day trek. If you are travelling on bikes make sure you don't travel in heavy rain as the road are muddy and bike may slip. Place is beautiful great views and amazing environment. Must visit place.
  • This was my first 27kms trek. We started at 8pm night and trekked for 16kms and then we took rest for 2-3 hrs. After that we trekked for Rajmachi fort and the weather was really awesome. Then we came back and had lunch and again we were ready to trek. Wonderful experience!
  • This is the best place I have visited till now. A bit hard to trek but is worth for those efforts. You will get to see breath taking views once you reach the top. Amazing place.
  • Awesome place to be on monsoon and the best way to spend a say in Picnic. With family and friends . dont get much food there but good u get essentials food. Like Maggie misal. Parking can be done on the way.
  • Best place to visit in monsoon season. After sunset we can see too many fireflies . Small village but everyone here serves really great food.

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