So we have come up with a weekend getaway for you to Rajmachi Fort and Kondana Caves on 19th & 20th August.
Rajmachi Fort is one of the many historical forts in the rugged hills of Sahydri mountain. Rajmachi Fort (Killa) consists of two twin fortresses Shriwardhan Ballekilla and Manaranjan Balekilla, with a wide Machi (plateau) surrounding the two Balekillas. Udhewadi is a small village of about 22 houses stuated on the Machi (plateau), at the southern foot of Manaranjan Balekilla of Rajmachi Fort.
Kondana Caves are located in small village, Kondana, 33 km north of Lonavala and 16 km northwest of Karla Caves. This cave group has 16 Buddhist caves. The caves were excavated in first century B.C. The construction on wooden pattern is notabale.
Rajmachi Fort to Kondana Caves Trek Details:
Cost - 1299/-
Gathering Point- Mumbai CST station
Time - 06:30 Am
Bookings on spot payment Rs - 700/- and rest amount a week before the trek.
Things to do:
Trek to twin forts at Rajmachi
Waterfall Rappelling (at your own cost)
Camping at Rajmachi
Board the Lonavala train from CST on Saturday morning,
07:00 Am - CST
07:11 Am - Mumbai Dadar Central
07:33 Am - Thane
07:53 Am - Kalyan Junction
09:28 Am - Lonavala
10:30 Am - Pick up in a private vehicle from Lonavala to Rajmachi Base Camp.
11:30 Am - We reach at the base camp have lunch and rest for a while.
1:30 Pm - Start the trek to Shriwardhan Ballekilla and Manaranjan Balekilla. Explore and click pictures and enjoy the Fireflies.
07:30 Pm - We reach at the base camp and rest for a while and start with games and music session.
10:00 Pm - Have dinner and rest.
Note:- Stay would be in village and sleeping mats will be provided. Carry your own blanket.
Tents available for a group of 3.
You can also get your own tent or sleeping bag.
06:00 Am - Wake up call
06:30 Am - Have breakfast
07:00 Am - Pack your bags and trek to kondana caves
10:30 - Am - Reach kondhane village and proceed towards Karjat in TUM - TUM.
We reach Karjat station and board a local train to CST.
Travel Cost from Lonavala till Karjat station.
Tent if required - Rs - 1000/- for a group of 3.
Waterfall Rappelling - Rs - 400/-
Any expense of personal nature.
Any other expense not mentioned in the cost.
Things to carry:
Back pack/ Rucksack
Waterproof backpack/rucksack cover
Pair of extra clothing
Pair of extra trekking shoes.
Disposable plastic bags
Scout knife (optional)
Age Bar - 18-45 years without any cardiac or respiratory medical history.
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