Rajmachi- The twin forts
Rajmachi is a famous and most scenic and beautiful trek. The experience it will give you will leave you awestruck. Rajmachi is not one fort but two forts. Manoranjan and Shrivardhan. It is a long trek not a hard one. It has two routes.
2. Karjat-Kondane Caves-Rajmachi
The first one is easy and long has all the scenic view and is like a heaven in monsoon. The second one is bit tricky has rock patches and passes through Kondane caves.
We took the first route i.e via Khandala. This route is 16km long till the base of fort. It took us 6 hrs to reach the base (we took quite long breaks). We started our trek at 6.50am on 12 August 2017. It was a rainy day which was indeed good for us. We caught the Mumbai-Pune Intercity express from Dadar. It dropped us at Lonavla station at 9 am. From Lonavla Station we hired a rick till a little ahead of Della Adventures till the road was good. Its better to take your own vehicle because the rickshaw charges too much.
Here is where your trek begins at the end of good road ahead of Della Adventure.
After reaching that point we had our breakfast at local food point there. It was a weekend so there were ample number of people around. The weather was cloudy and there was drizzling. The view from that place itself was amazing.