Friday, November 2, 2007

Rajmachi trek

Rajmachi became my dream destination after knowing about this place from different trekkers and reading more about this place, so planned the trek with my Fujitsu friend's and decided to do a night trek, total team size was four including me because of last minute plan we had to go ahead with this small number.Sundeep my friend from Pune have been to this place before he was our navigator, we took the 11pm local from Chinchwad to Lonavala reached lonavala around 1215am.
This trek was one the toughest trek i did till this date, one should have high endurance even though the terrain is not difficult.

Rajmachi consists of two beautiful peaks namely 'Shrivardhan' and 'Manaranjan'. Rajmachi is very famous fort near twin hill stations in Maharashtra - Lonavala and Khanadala it is nearby 20 Kms from Lonavala but a nice way to reach the fort is from Tungarli Lake.
Shrivardhan and Manaranjan can also be considered as two separate forts. There is one small platue in between them. A temple of 'Bhairoba' is very beautiful. Shrivardhan is 'Bale killa' of Rajmachi. It is almost 3000 feet high. But it was mainly built to keep watch on Konkan area. The other - Manaranjan is 2700 feet high. Manaranjan consists of strong walls, 3 doors and many water tanks. One can see Ulhas river, Dukes Nose (Nagphani), Karnala ,Matheran, Mahuli and Bhimashankar etc. The old caves of 'Kondhavi' on Rajmachi fort are worth to see. The way to fort is long but truly with a good view. One can enjoy a nice forest, Tungarli lake and many waterfalls as well.Rajmachi is one of the good places to visit around Pune. And its the awesome place for trekkers and nature photographers.

Slideshow of Rajmachi trek


Andrew said...

Yes..It is really a great place to trek.I must thank Samson fir such a detailed description of the place.It will be cetainly very useful for all the trekkers.good show indeed.Keep it up..Samson..You are doing fine for the trekking community.
Andrew Samuel

Kaaviyam said...

Sorry for this long delay! Another wonderful travelogue, Samson!! Breathtaking views, wonderful greeny landscapes and beautiful/colorful! amazing pictures and lovely writeup, Samson! Seems very adventurous trekking experiences! Long back, I had a time to view your Picasso album too!! Really exciting and I am sure its always great to go and enjoy the trekking and scenery with group of friends!! Waiting for another one!...Happy adventurous trekking! :-)

AJ said...

Beautiful writeup. There are many more spectacular destinations around. Good blog.