Rajmachi Fort is a historical fort nestled in the lap of the magnificent hills of the Western Ghats. This fort, 95 km from Mumbai, is the favorite destination of trekkers. People from far away come here for trekking. From Rajmachi Fort you can see an unprecedented view of Bor Ghat.

This magnificent fort was built by the Satavahanas though it was captured by Shivaji Maharaj in 1657. This fort has seen the time from British occupation to independence and is still maintaining its heritage. As soon as the Maratha rule ended in 1818, this fort was completely captured by the British. However, after India gained independence, this fort was declared an ancient heritage site and a protected monument of Maharashtra. Rajmachi Fort, which became the center of attraction for the tourists now, used to be a major trade route in the olden times. The fort is surrounded by greenery during the monsoon season, as a result of which the tourists who come here feel refreshed. The ponds and waterfalls present near the fort enhance the beauty of this fort. Lonavala track 16 km from Rajmachi is famous for hiking on flat land. The trek starts from Rajmachi village and ends at the fort. Once you complete the Rajmachi trek, you can go to the Rajmachi Fort.

 

When to visit Rajmachi Fort? 

The best time to trek on Rajmachi Fort is after the monsoon. Because crossing the water stream during monsoon season can be difficult and dangerous for the trekkers. Two trails are present for trekking at Rajmachi Fort. The easiest of these is Lonavala. It will take two days to trek here. One day camping and another day visiting Rajmachi Fort.

 

How to reach Rajmachi fort? 

By Air: Nearby airports to Rajmachi are Pune and Mumbai Airport from where you can take the train or cab to Lonavala or Karjat and start your trekking journey. 

By Train: You can also reach Karjat or Lonavala by taking a local train from Mumbai and start your trekking journey from Kondivade or Tungarli village. 

By Road: You can also take the Mumbai-Pune route to reach Rajmachi Fort. Several cabs are available at Mumbai or Pune airport you can rent a cab once you reach the airport.

 

Where to stay during Trek Rajmachi? 

1. Meritas Adore Resort

Tourists can easily reach this resort because it is housed in Lonavla and is accompanied by attractions such as Kune Falls, Bhushi Dam, Lion's Point, Tiger Point, and it is only 1.6 km from Lonavala Railway Station. Hence, if you are coming from Lonavla railway station then you can easily reach this resort. This site boasts world-class amenities rooms with advanced furnishings, all modern amenities, cozy beds. It has also an outdoor swimming pool, a garden, an eatery, a seating area, a children 's play area, etc. 

 

2. Rhythm Lonavala

This luxury resort, influenced by Traditions, is an innovator of its kind, residing in the enchanting foothills of the Western Ghats. Their suites comprise wooden furnishings and advanced amenities such as iPod docks, minibars, and rainfall showers. In the open eatery of this resort, you'll get a chance to taste Mediterranean delicacies. A spa, an art museum, and a swimming pool with a bar and sundeck guarantee a relaxing vacation.

 

3. Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa

The lavish white and brown villas housed in small splendid forested hills will surely set the mood for a perfect vacation. Private balconies with stunning hill views add to the value of the resort. Luxurious suites include great facilities such as a private pool. Visitors can also enjoy yoga, meditation, and spa treatments in the resort. The eatery of the resort offers multi-cuisine delicacies with a sophisticated bar with a wine cellar.

 

4. Novotel Imagicaa, Khopoli

The resort nestled next to India's best theme park promises an all-in-one family holiday destination and a dreamy retreat. The resort boasts modern rooms with stylish wooden decorations and home accessories, as well as a swimming pool, games, and meeting/banquet facilities. Eateries comprising tempting Indian meals and recreational refreshments. 

 

5. The Dukes Retreat

The hotel standing on a hillside features stunning views of Khandala ghat, forest land, and waterfalls. The hotel has a swimming pool, conference halls, a tavern, and a multi-cuisine eatery, as well as comfortable and wonderfully designed rooms. Visitors can also get a chance to work out at the gym or play tennis on the in-house tennis court.


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