Rajmachi is a beautiful dainty village that is located amidst the Sahyadri mountain ranges. This place is popular as a trekking destination in Mahrashtra among the adventure lovers. Rajmachi has two peaks -Shrivardhan and Manaranjan forts, which are located very close to Lonavala and Khandala. Owing to its proximity to the metros, Rajmachi is a popular weekend getaway from Pune and Mumbai.
The climb up to the fort starts with the village Udhewadi that is located right at the bottom. The village was a prominent spot during the Shivaji rule. The entire trek route is beautiful and challenging at the same time. It requires skill and resilience to complete the entire trek up to the fort. One can start the trek from the Kondhane caves or drive up to Udhewadi and start off from there. The trail is clearly defined and well-maintained owing to the number of adventure lovers coming here every year.
Rajmachi Fort is one of the most significant attractions here. It is a magnificent fort that has 2 beautiful fortresses set amidst natural beauty of its surroundings. The fort also has a number of temples including the famous Kal Bhairava temple, which is worshipped as a local deity by the villagers here. The view from the Rajmachi fort comprises of deep valleys and magnificent hill ranges that make it a divine view for the visitors. While the place is beautiful and greener during the monsoons, trekking during this period is quite restricted. A number of campers also set their base at Rajmachi to enjoy some quality time with their groups amidst abundance of nature. The climb from Udhevadi is about half an hour but is fun and an experience to remember.