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Adventure Monsoon Trek
RAJMACHI & KONDHANE CAVES
DATE:- 21st & 22nd July
DIFFICULTY LEVEL:- Easy
ENDURANCE LEVEL:- Medium
ALTITUDE:- 2710 ft. approx
DURATION:- 1 Night 1 day
TREK FEES:- INR 899/- only
Rajmachi Fort (Killa) is one of the many historical forts in the rugged hills of Sahyadri mountains (Western Ghats). It 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 situated on the machi, at the southern foot of Manaranjan Balekilla of Rajmachi Fort.
Established by the Satavahanas, this citadel was captured in 1657 by Shivaji Maharaj from the ruler of Bijapur. From 1704 to 1705, it was under the Mughals, before the Marathas regained its control. When the Maratha kingdom witnessed a downfall in 1818, the British took over the ownership of this fort.
Historically, Rajmachi Fort was a strategic fort to control Borghat (the Ghat between Khopoli and Khandala on Mumbai-Pune route) which was a historical trade route. It was in the possession of Angre family, the head of the Maratha navy in the 18th century.
There are historical water reservoirs and ruins of fortifications, ramparts, and gateways on both the Ballekillas. A Shiv Mandir built in the Hemdapanti style of architecture, approximately in the 8th century, on the west end of a big historical water reservoir is worth visiting. The water reservoir was constructed in 1780, by Ramrao Narayanrao Desmukh, Mamalatdar of Danda Rajpuri.
KONDHANE CAVES INFO:-
This is a group of total 16 Buddhist caves where Buddhist monks used to stay during the monsoon months. Kondane Caves were excavated in the 1st century BC. Kondana caves karjat are among few rock-cut Buddhist temples in Maharashtra so many art lovers visit this spot regularly. The sculptures and stupa’s show ancient Buddhist type of architecture. The caves have lot of rooms and are located next to each other and they are accesible by climbing the steps. Kondana caves karjat are certainly among the best mountain caves in Maharashtra.
3) Old temples & Monuments
4) Kondhane Caves
5) Full Enjoyment
1 Morning Breakfast & tea
1 Packed Lunch
Travel from Lonavala station to the trail point into Jeep
Travel from Pune lonavala
Travel from Karjat to pune
Travel from Kondivade to Karjat Railway station
Cold drinks, Mineral water, etc.
Private orders of Tea, Breakfast, Meals, etc.
Personal expenses of any kind.
Medical expenses other than “First aid”.
Any other things not mentioned in “INCLUSIONS“.
THINGS TO CARRY:-
1) Good Sport Shoes (COMPULSORY)
2) ID Card [ AADHAR card, License or Pan card *ANY 1*]
3) Water (2 1/2 Litres)
4) Rain wear
5) Cap, Glares, Camera( Optional)
6) Personal Medicines (if any)
7) Snacks( if you want)
8) Extra Clothes