Overnight Camping at Rajmachi near Lonavala

Type: Overnight Camping Trek
Region: Karjat / Lonavala
Recommended: Corporate outings/ family / group overnight stay


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Why Camping?
Camping is usually a time when you go back to basics and enjoy simple pursuits such as reading, watching stars, hiking, swimming and playing games together as a group. Camping offers peace and quiet and relaxing atmosphere, helps to get close to nature.

Rajmachi - Shrivardhan and Manoranjan can also be considered as two separate forts. There is one small plateau in between them. A temple of 'Bhairoba' is very beautiful. Shrivardhan is 'Bale killa' of Rajmachi. It is almost 3000 feet high. But it was mainly built to keep watch on Konkan area. Manoranjan is 2700 feet high. Manoranjan 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 cavesof 'Kondhavi' on Rajmachi fort are worth to see. The way to the fort is long but truly with a good view.

How do I get here?

* Take the share a cab service from Dadar if you are coming from Mumbai
* Come by state transport buses till Lonavala depot.
* You could also drive down in your own vehicle.
* Or come by the 16351/Mumbai CST-Nagercoil Balaji Express timings are as follows:

12:05 CST
12:20 Dadar
12:42 Thane
13:10 Kalyan
13:50 Karjat
14:38 Lonavala.

Where do we meet?
We meet at 15:00 Hrs (sharp) at Lonavala Railway station


What next?

Our coordinators will greet you at Lonavala railway station. After a short introduction we depart from here by private vehicle till Rajmachi base village. Approx drive is for 16km or 60 minutes drive.

TreksandTrails suggested camping event details are:

Day: 1

16:10 Reach base village.
16:30 Tent pitching activity and camp setting up.
17.00 Evening tea
19:30 Dinner
20:30 Barbeque session, camp fire

Day: 2
06:30 Wake Up
07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Manoranjan fort and Shrivardhan Fort exploration.
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Driven down till Lonavala bus depot
14:30 Disperse at Lonavala city/ railway station

What do we need to carry?
Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc.
Water 1 lt (Mandatory).  Wear good footwear (Mandatory) preferably closed shoes.
Sleeping Bag / Mattress / Bed sheet / Pull over / Carry mat
Head Torch / Torch (Mandatory). Extra pair of clothes, Towels & Napkins (Optional).
Slippers or floaters (just to relax your feet before & after the trek) (optional)
Personal small medical kit. (Which you require usually/Optional)
Electrol powder Cap / Goggles. (Optional). Other things as per your choice (Camera, Binoculars, etc.)
Haversack to put all these things.

TreksandTrails advisory note
Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek. It’s not a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR.
We all are going for an adventurous, interesting trekking exploration & travel together as a group.
The leader’s decision will be final and all the members should abide by it.
Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments.

TreksandTrails Rules
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
2. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
3. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
4. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/skirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
5. Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at own risk)

Cost per adult Rs.2700.00
Cost per child > 12 yrs Rs.1500.00
Check in Time 16:00 (day 1)
Checkout Time 13:30 (day 2)

This includes travel cost from travel from Lonavala railway station to Rajmachi village by private vehicle on sharing basis,
Day: 1 – Evening tea, veg/non barbeque starters (unlimited) 1 Veg /non veg dinner (limited)
Day: 2 – Veg Breakfast, 1 Veg/non veg lunch (limited) TreksandTrails India charges if any.


Some Frequently Asked Questions for Rajmachi Camping


Can we drive till Rajmachi village?

How far it is from Mumbai/Pune?
3 hours drive from Mumbai, 125 km approx.
4 hours drive from Pune 168 km approx.

Can we get our car till campsite?
Yes close to the campsite. Its 15 minutes walking from there.

Number of days required for this event?
2 days and 1 Night

Where can we park our cars?

Is there any parking charge?

Do you provide sleeping bags?
Mattress: NO
Sleeping bag: NO - For hygiene reasons we don't provide sleeping bags.

Is there any bathing facilities?

How are the toilets?
Provision for toilet tents will be made - eastern style commode.

Tent light provided?
One basic tent light for each tent.

Can we get children?
Campsite is children friendly from 6 years onwards

Chairs for sitting around the tent?

Are there mosquitoes?
Maybe sometimes depending on the season

Are pets allowed?

Is it safe & secure?

Can we do corporate training programmes?
Yes, get your own trainer or let us know if we need to arrange for a trainer well in advance.

Do we need to make our own barbecue?
You could try, it will be fun. We will provide marinated food for dry barbeque.

What’s the temperature during the day here?
Summer: 17-39°C approx
Winter: 12-30°C approx

Do we have mobile coverage?
Little or No mobile network coverage

Is there phone charging point?
No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required

What is per tent accommodation capacity?
2 or 4 men capacity.

Minimum Group size?
5 adult person or 10 Children

Maximum Group size?
25 adult persons or 35 Children

What type of Drinking Water is given?
Mineral Water shall be provided for drinking purpose throughout camp duration only.
For other Utilities services: Normal well water shall be provided e.g. hand washing

Is any other Activities possible?

List of other activities possible: Free
Night trek, Treasure Hunt, Fort visit to Shrivardhan and Manoranjan

Chargeable Activity that can be arranged:
Rappelling on Rajmachi fort walls – cost is variable depending upon the group size.

Customization possible?
Yes, we could also conduct it on week days, multiple batches.
How do I confirm participations?
Confirmations should be done via Telephonic confirmation at least 15 days prior to the event date and 50% camp cost to be paid. Balance payment to be paid to our coordinators at Lonavala railway station before the start of the event.

What is the Cancellations Policy?
0 – 8 days before the event date – NO REFUNDS
9 – 14 days before the event date 50% will be refunded only

How to get camping at Rajmachi with TreksandTrails
Call us and check available slots and with suggested dates for your visit.
Inform the number for participants
Veg / Non Veg preference
We shall get back you via email or telephonic conversation
Sit back and relax we shall organised an awesome trip for you all.


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