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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  • August 10, 2017
    Must visit in rainy season . Beautiful place and amazing fud. A Hanuman Bhagwan temple is the only place wr yu will get network on your cellphone next to Konkan gate sign board.  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    The actual trek begins from the Rajmachi base village but there are 2 ways of getting there one by vehicle or by walk( for those who wants to explore the entire area of lush green nature). in monsoon ...  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    If going via car, take innova, no tempo travellers. You can cover upto 7kms via car, go via della road. Road is muddy in monsoon, wear proper shoes, only from the stairs to the fort is little risky, e...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    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.
  • July 5, 2017
    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!
  • April 24, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    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.
  • June 11, 2017
    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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