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Meetup details changed: Raging with Torrents @ Rajmachi Trek - 4th July

From: Manideep K
Sent on: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 10:38 AM

I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:

When: Friday, July 4,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Rajmachi & Fort, Kondane Caves, Ulhas valley

Raging with Torrents @ Rajmachi Trek -4th July

Trek to Rajmachi-Shrivardhan fort+Manaranjan fort - Kondane Caves-Ulhas Valley

Not for guys who don't like Getting Drenched in Rain & waterfalls,

Don't like Walking in the Clouds

Only for Ages 18+ 

Difficulty level : Easy-Medium

Rajmachi is one of the most scenic treks in the Sahyadris. Picturesquely located between Khandala and Lonavla, Rajmachi actually consists of two forts Shrivardhan and Manaranjan.



At the base of the Mountain is the serene Tungarli Lake surrounded by waterfalls while Kondhavi Caves can be found on top of the fort. There is a beautiful temple of Kal-Bhairavi between the twin forts. The view from top of the Fort is panoramic comprising Ulhās River, Duke’s Nose,


This Trek has a punch!






Kondana Caves

There are 8 Buddhist caves of the Hinayana Buddhist tradition which is a one hour trek from the Kondane village near Karjat. The Kondana caves enclose sculptures, vihara and stupas of ancient Buddhist architecture.



Although there was an earth quake in the early 1900s many stupas, the front entrance and the floor of the caves were damaged. But what remains intact is the beautiful Chaitya that welcomes you to the rock cut caves that were created around 200 BC

Tentative Plan::

4th July  (Friday):

20:30hrs: Catch MUMBAI EXPRESS (17032) from HYDERABAD to KARJAT

5th July (Saturday):

11:00 Reach Karjat

12:00 Start to Kondane Caves- Reach by 15.00 hrs.

15:00 Start trek to Rajmachi Fort

19:00 Reach the Fort and look for Camping site, dinner, fun time, sleep under the stars

6th July (Sunday)

05:00 Wake-Up and get ready

06:00 to 11:30 Explore Summit - Sheevardhan and Manaranjan forts.

Trek trough the most scenic Route -Ulhas valley and reach Lonavala , Buy Chikk


7th July (Monday)

07.50 Reach SECUNDERABAD and Tata, Tata, Bye, Bye

Cost Approx 2000/- , we have to share extra expenses, if occur.

More or less will be shared.



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