Rajmachi trek aka Rajmachi fort trek, located near Lonavala, is one of the most famous forts treks in Maharashtra and popular among trekkers from Pune and Mumbai. The distance between Rajmachi fort and Pune is 75 Kms North West and Distance between Rajmachi fort and Mumbai is 20095 Kms towards South East.
Rajmachi fort trekking Guide:
There are two main trekking routes for the Rajmachi trek. You need no guides and permission for that. You just need the Google Map installed on your mobile device and you are ready to go for the trek. Here are the Rajmachi trekking routes:
Note: There are no public transport facilities to Rajmachi fort trek from either of the trekking route side.
Rajmachi trekking guide from Kondhane Side:
Just search on Google maps for “Rajmachi Trek, Kondhane, Maharashtra 410201” and you will see a driving route on the Google Maps from your place until the point from where the trek starts. This trekking route should be preferred by the trekkers coming from Mumbai side.
Rajmachi fort trek distance from Kondhane side: around 3.5 Kms
Time to trek: Almost two hours
You can also download the Rajmachi trek route and use the GPS to trek to the Rajmachi fort.
- You can find water bottle and snacks in the last village before starting the trek
- You can also hire a guide if you want
- Kondhane caves are also on the way to the Rajmachi fort from this side.
- They also provide lunch and tents at the village
- You can park your vehicle near the village.
Rajmachi fort trekking guide from Udhewadi Side:
Just search on Google maps for ‘Udhewadi, Maharashtra‘ and you will get a driving route to Udhewadi village. This route is preferred from the Pune side.
Be reminded that the road from Lonavala to Udhewadi is very bad and becomes worst during the rainy season. During the rainy season, even bikes find it hard to get driven upon. This stretch of 15 Km is purely a four by four offroad.
If you want to get a vehicle from the Lonavala, you can contact Della Adventures. They hire four by four to the base of the village but I am not sure about the charges.
Rajmachi fort trek distance from Udhewadi side: around 2.5 Kms
Time to trek: Around 45 minutes
- Try to return before the sunset else you might get stuck
- There also a taxi facility from Lonavala to Rajmachi/ Udhewadi village.
- You can also park your vehicle near the village
Rajmachi trek camping information:
There are two big caves at the Rajmachi fort which can together accommodate around 60 people. You can take a local with you, locals take some money can carry firewood and prepare delicious dinner for the trekking group. On the other hand, if you want to stay at the base village then you can also do that. Locals will take some money and lend their front yard to you for a night.
Places to see around Rajmachi fort:
- Shrivardhan Ballekilla
- Bhairavnath temple
- Manranjan Ballekilla
- Kondane caves