Overview

Rajmachi Trek and Camping’- the name itself tells what this trek is most famous for in Maharashtra. One of the wonders you will witness on this trek is watching Fireflies at night. The environment here in Sahyadri Hills is very favorable for fireflies to live and flourish. During Rajmachi camping at night, you can easily enjoy nature's light show by playing with them while the little creatures will amuse you, the whole night. Stargazing during the night while camping on this fort would nurture the astronomical interest in one. The Rajmachi trek will be a lifetime experience for you. 

Note:

  • Minimum 2 people are required to book this package.
  • The minimum age requirement for this activity is 8 years of age.
  • Children above 10 years of age will be counted as adults.
  • Individuals availing of the 'Without Transfer' package need to reach Bari Village by 5:00 PM. The distance from Kasara Railway Station to Bari base village is 2.5 hours approximately.
1 Night 2 Days Available on request
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Embark on this trekking activity to one of the most gorgeous hills of the Sahyadri mountains
  • Explore the heritage of Shrivardhan and Manaranjan Forts & marvel at the beautiful architecture
  • Go on a trekking experience between two popular hill stations- Lonavala, and Karjat
  • Enjoy a hassle-free experience with the help of a professional trek leader
  • See the lush green mountains, waterfalls & beautiful fauna during your trek
Offers
Use any one code to avail this offer
- Save on group of 5 and more
- Save on group of 10 and more
- Bhatakna Monday Offers & Coupons
Itinerary

(Lonavala To Lonavala)

  • 06:00 PM: Reach Lonavala Railway Station and report to the Trek leaders 
  • 06:30 PM: Post briefing and instructions start the journey towards the start point of the trek by private Jeeps.
  • 07:15 PM: Reach starting point of the trek. We will start the trek to the base village post briefing and instructions by Trek Leaders.

  • 09:30 PM: Enjoy beautiful jungle trail hiking with mesmerizing view of fireflies and reach the base village. Get relaxed and settle down.  
  • 10:00 PM: Have a delicious Dinner ( Authentic Maharashtrian Local Veg Thali)
  • 11:00 PM: tent allotment by Trek Leaders and time to Enjoy the overnight camping stay with strangers turned into the family under the sky full of stars, and enjoy the view of lightning fireflies. Have rest and reenergize yourself for the next morning trek.
  • 05:00 AM: Wake up call, Get freshen up
  • 06:00 AM: Start trek to Rajmachi Fort (Shrivardhan Fort)
  • 07:00 AM: Reach the peak and enjoy a beautiful view of sunrise and the surrounding. Click photos.
  • 08:00 AM: Start descending to the base village
  • 09:00 AM: Reach base village, relax, and have breakfast
  • 10:30 AM: Start return journey to Lonavala by private vehicle
  • Due to sudden High Demand and low availability of jeeps, it might take longer than usual to get the return jeep for Lonavala to the base village. we recommend you take Mumbai to Mumbai or Pune to Pune package to avoid unnecessary waiting time at the base village for jeeps.
  • 11:30 PM: Reach Lonavala. Goodbye until the next time!!!

Note:

Due to the heavy rush of trekkers in this season and the scarcity of local vehicles, return transportation service from Base Village to Lonavala may get delayed by a few hours. also, we may have to transfer the participants in batches, so we request you to be patient and cooperative)

Also, If you're going to book Return Journey train/ bus/ flight tickets to your respective cities in advance, kindly concern with Sales and Operations team once so that you will not face any inconvenience in your return journey.

Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Transportation by Jeep from Lonavala to the Starting Point of the trek and return from the Base village to Lonavala.
  • Dinner (Veg Thali)
  • Breakfast & Tea 
  • Accommodation: Camping Tent Stay with Ground sheets inside the tent (Triple/ Quad sharing)
  • Forest Entry Charges.
  • Experienced Trek leaders and Trek Expertise Charges. 
  • First Aid Charges

What is NOT included in the tour

  • 5% Gst
  • Travel till pickup points
  • Lunch for the second day
  • Pillow and sleeping bag (however you can carry a shawl or chaddar as per your requirement)
  • Mineral water or Lime water or purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered 
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost including above
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
  • Any kind of Health/ Medical Insurance
Things To Carry

(Highly Required and Mandatory Things)

  • ID proof
  • backpack (waterproof or covered with waterproof cover) 
  • trekking shoes or any sports shoes with a Good grip
  • Trekking pants (compulsory), 2 T-Shirts (Preferably full sleeves or Half T-shirt with sleeves), Raincoat/ waterproof jacket/ windcheater, Handnapkin/Towel, etc
  • Water Bottle (1- 2 ltr)
  • Ready-to-eat food like plum cakes, Dry fruits, dry snacks and biscuits, Chikki, chocolate bars, etc.
  • Torch 
  • Personal Medicines and Personal First aid 

(Required but Optional Things)

  • Sleeping Bag/ Shawl etc
  • To change after trekking - Facewash, Extra pants/ shorts, Extra T-shirt, sleeper/ floaters, an extra bag to carry your trekking shoes, innerwear, etc
  • Sweater For bus journey
  • Electoral or Glucose D powder. 
  • Portable Phone Charger, Earphones, etc.
  • Sun protection cap, sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, toothbrush-toothpaste, etc
  • Proper face mask or shield 
  • Sanitizer 
  • Extra Pair of clothes.

(Note:

  • We provide Tent Accommodation with a ground sheet. We request you to carry a sleeping bag/shawl/chaddar and pillow as per your requirement.
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pants,  this will protect your body and skin from Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles, etc) 
Additional Information

Things to do at Rajmachi:

Trekking:

  •  Trekking up to Rajmachi Point is the only way you are going to reach the top. Surrounded by lush tall grasses, with the flitting butterflies and the chirping birds, a trek to Rajmachi is what any urban trekker would ask for.

 Off-Roading:

  • If you have your bike then there is a patch of about 16 km from Lonavala to the base of the hill, full of pebbles and slippery mud, where you can enjoy off-roading.

Bird watching:

  • The Rajmachi Wildlife Sanctuary has several endemic and migratory birds that fly in for the winter. So if you go at the right time, you will get a chance to watch different birds and enjoy their chirping while climbing the trek.

Photography:

  • Caves, Temples, westerns Ghats, Birds, and Flourished nature are some of the many reasons why one should carry a camera on the trek.

Vlogging:

  • If you want quality rich content and gain some subscribers to your channel, vlogging is the best option to do here.

Camping:

  • Camping is another favorite thing trekkers like to do here. Camping on the fort in caves with like-minded people and sharing experiences with each other would help you to lose all the trekking fatigue. There is another option of camping out in Udhewadi- the base village where you can get some good food and the best hospitality from the villagers.

Fireflies Spotting:

  • The most important thing to do while night camping is to watch fireflies. Come early monsoons and late summers, you will find a hoard of these little creatures, illuminating the night sky like millions of stars.

Stargazing:

  • Stargazing is yet another favorite thing people come to do. Due to the lack of any artificial light during the night, one can easily take fun stargazing.

Site seeing:

  • Carrying a telescope will surely give a feast to your eyes as the view of Pune- Mumbai expressway, Karnala fort, Shirota dam backwater, and a lot more waterfalls is a way different experience.