- Rajmachi Fort is an ancient fortress located in Lonavala with two castles. Shrivardhan and Manaranjan are the Rajmachi Forts in Lonavala.
- They can be seen on the Mumbai Pune Freeway, on the right, Borghat also known as The Rajmachi View Point near Khandala.
- Within and around Lonavala Hill Stations, Rajmachi is a popular hiking destination. Lonavala is 16 kilometers away from Rajmachi Fort.
- There are several ways to reach Rajmachi Fort. In winter and summer, we will stay in Udhewadi Village, which is under Balekilla and Balekilla.
- At Shrivardhan Fort, you can view the beautiful waterfall of Kataldhar.
Additional accommodation in Rajmachi Fort:
Udai Sagar Lake was built in 1712. Udai Sagar Lake was built in 1712. Near the shores of Udai Sagar Lake, there is the Mahadev temple. Bahiroba Temple is located near Shrivardhan and Manaranjan in the mountainous region. Traveling to Rajmachi In the months of June and May There is a bright light at the end of summer.
- Day 1. Rajmachi Trek
- 17:00 – Arriving at Lonavala Railway Station to meet our travel instructions.
- 17:20 – Ride a car from the village.
- 18:40 – Meet in the village where you started.
- 8 p.m – The distribution of tents begins
- 9 p.m – Dinner is served. Then you can walk in the forest if you like
Day 2: Rajmachi Trek
- 06:30 a.m – Time to get up and go to Fort. The morning trip starts from Shrivardhan around 6:30 a.m.
- 9:00 p.m – Then return to the bottom of the village for breakfast, which begins at 8:15 a.m., and visit the temple and lake at about
- 10:00 a.m – Then start the journey back to Lonavala by local car
- 11:30 a.m – Arrive in Lonavala
Rajmachi is often known as the Rajmachi fortress. This place is called Rajmachi but it is also called Udhewadi village. Udhewadi will be the first place for the trip. As you arrive in the area you will see that Rajmachi Fort was actually a few castles: Shrivardhan Fort and Manaranjan Fort.
The Satavahanas formed two Rajmachi forces to protect the most important trade route, Borghat. Borghat has been officially designated as a national symbol. In earlier times the road connected the inner Deccan plain (now Pune) with the west coast of India (now Mumbai). The fort was then acquired by Chp. Shivaji Maharaj. This was followed by Emperors Aurangzeb and Shahu Maharaj and was eventually taken over by the British.
Under the two Rajmachi towers, there are various camping opportunities. You can set up a tent and camp near the Udai Sagar Pond or the Kaal Bhairav temple in case you own a camp and food. If you do not have a tent camp the town of Udhewadi can offer you. Another option is to spend the night at the traditional Udhewadi accommodation. Another option is home accommodation, the choice of our trip organizers.
Udhewadi Village is a small group of houses located on the lower hills of Rajmachi castles. About 22 families in the region. Tourists are extremely receptive to them since tourism is a pillar of their lives. Good accommodations are available at an affordable price.
On the way to the cave, we found a place where we stopped to rest. Rajmachi Cave is where the first photo on this blog was taken. The cave is also a great place to pitch your tent. Rajmachi Caves can accommodate up to 40 guests. It is difficult to pitch an outside tent in this area as the mountain tends to be rugged. The best place to stay overnight is in a cave above Shrivardhan Fort.
It is believed that the Kalbhairavnath temple is located at the foot of a hill near Shrivardhan Fort. The temple is an ideal setting for camping at night. Because of the proximity of the nearby mountains, they appear to be very high. We stop here on our way to Shrivardhan Fort. It can be seen in the photo above, shot from the top of Shrivardhan near the caves. The temple is built in the traditional Konkani way.
We passed the Manaranjan castle as we were to reach Kondane village before dark. From the highest point at the top of Shrivardhan Fort, Manaranjan was clearly visible. Manaranjan Fort was used for entertainment, just as its name suggests. At the top, there is still a rock-cut Jacuzzi filled with 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 tower. It is a challenge to determine which mountain is part of the castle is a fascinating task. Because of its proximity, Dhak Bahiri is easily visible.