Fascinating Rajmachi

Fortification of Rajmachi
     Suppose that you are on top of clouds and walking over it. And you can see your shadow on the clouds and your shadow is encircled by beautiful rainbow and it looks like enlightenment around devata's, How would you feel? Is it just imagination? Certainly not, its not imagination, its my true experience when I visited 'Rajmachi' for first time. Though we were tired by walking for 5-6 hrs, the pleasant weather and scenery at this place made us feel energetic. We fall in love of this fascinating place. Since then during every monsoon I have been there. Rajmachi is small fort or watch tower where you can enjoy the true nature. If you want to experience all sheds of rainy season in a single day then it is right place.  

The Rajmachi

Beautiful Waterfall, this is the view from Rajmachi
      During monsoon, people go to Lonava, Khandala hill stations to see picnic points like Bhushi Dam, Monkey point and the park in Khandala and these are the most crowded places where one may not enjoy the true nature and it's beauty. Most of people don't know the remote and untouched points like Rajmachi. However the trek lovers from Pune, Mumbai knows this beautiful place near Lonavala and few of them might had visited it. 

On the way of Rajmachi there are such Water streams

     It is the only destination where you can also enjoy the way towards it. While walking to this fort you can see many small big water falls, also you can enjoy playing in water streams. During monsoon and Winter the weather is fantastic and you can enjoy air conditioning of nature. This place is great delight for nature photographer.  

     Rajmachi is situated at north of Lonavala (Maharashtra) city. The distance from Lonavala city is around 22-24 km. This is ideal place for horizontal trek, one can start from Tungarli village which is adjacent to Lonavala. You need to cross Pune - Mumbai express way and at the first hill there is a telephone tower which is visible form most parts of expressway. On that hill there are many beautiful dwelling. From here you can see Rajmachi emerging out of clouds.

   Till the end there is rough road available and you can drive using vehicles like 4 x 4. However this road is not suitable for other vehicles. From last 2-3 years motorcyclist trying to use this route but due to some muddy areas and water streams on road diving is not easy and you need to leave your vehicle in between. However during winter this option may be feasible. If you are trekker then keep in mind that you have to walk for 5-6 hrs from Lonavala to Rajmachi and then come back. The trekkers which had been gone there 2-3 times sometimes prefer to trek in nights. I had tried this 2 times, the only drawback in night trekking is that you cannot enjoy surrounding nature until morning.

   Near Rajmachi there is a small village called Thakurvadi. Here you can find some food and breakfast. The villagers says that they can go to Lonavala within 2 hours. But urban guys like us can not make it within 4 hrs. To reach here, there is another route from a small train station between Karjat and Khandala. 

1 comment:

  1. Rajmachi- The best place for trekking. U will love it....