Ulhas Valley Third Plateau - Sundown to Night Trek

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Experiences: Cool evening trek, Night Trek with Flash Lights, Sunset view from 3rd Plateau, 2000 years old heritage caves, rural village experience at (Kondivita), Nature, Heritage Fort, Temples, etc.

Trek Grade: Moderate to Easy  (2 hours of uphill climb till 3rd plateau) 

Date: April 2nd, 2022

Trek group size: Small 

Mode of Travel: Private Vehicle.

Trek budget: Rs.1250/- per person

Transport Mumbai to Base Village and back, Mountain Guide, General First Aid

Any meals (Carry Packed meals/snacks)
Any kind of insurance
Tips, Parking charges, etc.
Anything that is not included is excluded

Altitude: 2700 feet above mean sea level.

Location: Karjat (Ulhas Valley)

Duration: 1 Day

Planned Schedule:
12:00pm Andheri West, S V Road, Near Merwan's Bakery 
12:15pm Shaan Bridge Signal (S V Road)
12:20pm Airport Signal (Vile Parle), Western Express Highway
12:30pm BKC Signal near Western Express Highway
12:45pm Chembur Diamond Garden Signal
01:00 pm Vashi (Junction of Station Road and Highway) near Bus Stand
01:20 pm Belapur
01:30 pm Mc Donald (Before Express Highway)
02:30 pm Karjat (Shree Ram Pool)
03:00 pm Kondivita Village
04:00 pm Start of Trek after tea at the village
06:00 pm reach 3rd plateau, rest till sunset
06:30 pm Start Return Trek
08:15 pm Return to base village
08:30 pm Start Return Trek
Packed dinner in Bus (everyone carries their own dinner); we will just stop for a cup / snack/ freshen-up break
11:30 pm / 12:00 am arrive back at Andheri

Meals during travel;
Travel or accident insurance
Meals that are not part of the package
Tips/ Shopping etc.

Contact for Inquiries and Booking: 

9619182010 / 9082730241/ info@natureknights.net 

What to Carry?  (Mandatory Checklist)
Attire: Trekking Pants or Track Pants or Leggings (Quick Dry material)
T-Shirts (Quick dry and full sleeves)
Trekking Shoe or Tough Canvas Shoe
Spare floaters
Water Bottles for Trek (2 liters per head)
Munching Snack and Fruits/Dry Fruits
Flash Lights
Personal Medical Kit and toiletries 
Own Waste Paper Bag
All items properly packed in Backpack

More about Rajmachi

A place to Start Trek: Lonavala (from Tungarli Lake) or Kondivita Village (Near Karjat) or Fanasgaon if you have a Jeep with you.

Things to do: Trek, Fort to be explored, Camping, Pond for a swim, Good place for Bird watching and Butterflies during winter.

Rajmachi is the name given to the twin hill forts located around 18 kilometers from Lonavala, the twin forts are called 'Shrivardhan' and 'Manaranjan'.

Rajmachi can be accessed either from Lonavala or Karjat (Base Village Kondivita). The approach from Lonavala is longer but easier; from the Karjat side it is a little steep. The best way to do a Rajmachi trek is to start from Lonavala (Near Tungarli Dam) very early in the morning. An easy trek would take you to the base village around Lunch time, stay over at the base village near the twin peaks 'Shrivardhan' and 'Manranjan', a few simple village dormitories/ lodges available for stay would be happy to provide you with simple village food for a fee.

Evening takes a Dip in a Pond located at a walkable distance from Village, the trail to the pond leads to a cool patch of greenery.

You can cover twin forts near base village next day early morning. After early Lunch, you can start your trek towards Karjat. You can get Rickshaws/ ST Bus from some distance at Kondivita Village.

More about Rajmachi

Shrivardhan and Manaranjan can also be considered as two separate forts. There is one small plateau in between them. The temple of 'Bhairoba' is very beautiful. Shrivardhan is the 'Bale killa' of Rajmachi. It is almost 3000 feet high. But it was mainly built to keep watch on the Konkan area. The other - Manaranjan is 2700 feet high. Manaranjan consists of strong walls, 3 doors, and many water tanks. One can see Ulhas river, Dukes Nose (Nagphani), Karnala, Matheran, Mahuli, and Bhimashankar, etc. The old caves of 'Kondhavi' on Rajmachi fort are worth seeing. The way to the fort is long but truly with a good view. One can enjoy a nice forest, Tungarli lake, and many waterfalls as well.

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