Rajmachi - Kondana Caves

Rajmachi - Kondana Caves

Overview

Lonavala was established as hill station during British era but the twin forts of Rajmachi have guarded the area for over 2500 years. The forts look over Borghat. One side of the fort can guard Pavna river valley which had forts like Tunga Tikona, Lohagad etc. and other side would over looks at the forts of Peth, Dhak, Gorakhgad, Siddhagad etc. It is apparent that this fort must have been an important military station. The twin citadels are known as Shrivardhan and Manaranjan.

The Kondane caves are a group of caves belonging to Buddhist sect. Apart from quick access from Kondane village near Karjat, One can trek down from Rajmachi. The main caves are Chaitya, Vihara, Bhojan Mandap along with few damaged ones and a water cistern. The rains have played major role in destruction of the caves.

Zenith Odysseys plans to trek here on 15 & 16 June 2018. Join us then.

                    Departure                     Arrival
         07:30 on 16 June 2018 at Lonavala Railway Station          18:00 on 17 June 2018 at Pune

    Trek Type: One Night Two Days

    Difficulty Level: Medium

    Endurance Level: Medium

    Duration of Trek 5 Hours & 5 Hours

    Base Village: Udhewadi - Kondane

    Distance From Pune: 85 Kms

    Regions: Lonavala - Karjat

    Pick up Points: LOnavala Railway Station

            Day One             Day Two
      07:00 Reporting at Lonavala Station

      07:30 Departure towards Udheadi by Private Jeep    

      09:00 Arrival at Udheadi & Breakfast

      10:00 Exploration of Shrivardhan

      13:30 Arrive at Base & have lunch

      14:30 Rest

      16:30 Exploration of Manaranjan

      18:30 Arrive at Base & have Tea

      20:00 Dinner & Rest there after

      05:00 Wakeup Call

      05:30 Breakfast

      06:00 Start the trek

      11:30 Arrive at Kondane Caves & Explore

      12:30 Leave for Karjat

      13:00 Lunch & Departure to Pune by private non ac bus.

      17:00 Arrive at Pune

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                    Compulsory                     Suggested

    1) Waterbottle (2 of one litter each) (Non Disposable only)

    2) Good Rucksack

    3) Personal Medicines if any

    4) Everything packed in a good rucksack

    5) ID Proof

    6) Non Disposable Plate, Spoon, Bowl (vati / katori) & mug

    1) Dry foods like: Chikki, Chocolates and cakes etc.

    2) Extra Pair of clothes & sleepers/ floaters

    3) Rain protection / wind cheater/ cap / scarf as per the weather.

    4) Hand Towel

    5) Sunscreen lotion / face wash

    6) Camera or Binoculars

We recommend that you wear full sleeved T-shirt, full length track pants along with good gripped shoes & socks.

Rs. 1850 per person

                    Inclusions                     Exclusions
    1) Travel by a private non AC bus.

    2) Morning Tea & Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Tea & Snacks

    3) Adventure Experts & Leaders

    4) First aid kit.

    5) Safety & Tested Equipments

    6) Government Service Tax

    7) Personal Entry, Toll & Parking etc

    1) Personal orders of Tea, coffee, Cold Drinks, Mineral Water, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, etc.

    2) Personal expenditure of any kind.

    3) Insurance Coverage.

    4) Medical expenses other than “First aid”.

    5) Any other charges not specifically mentioned in "Fee Includes"

    1) Less explored fort

    2) Pristine forests

    3) Tryst with History

    4) Quick get away from Pune

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