Dear All,

We @ शिखर वेध is glad to announce HOLI Special Night trek – Pournima Moonlight trail 2 Rajmachi on Friday 6 March 2015

Hope 2 c u there 2 NJoy …
Rajmachi, located in the Lonavala region is accessible from both Karjat as well as Lonavala. The village of Udhewadi lies on the massive plateau that greets one on getting to Rajmachi. The twin forts of Srivardhan & Manoranjan grace the backdrop of the village.
A little distance down from the village lies a serene and beautiful lake called Uday Sagar Talav, no trek to Rajmachi is complete without taking a dip in this lake.
Behind the lake lies an ancient Monolith, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Here is some info abt the forts: – Srivardhan & Manoranjan

Height: 3000/2700 feet above MSL
Grade: Easy
District: Pune
Region: Lonavala
Base Village: Lonavala/Kondivade


Rendezvous: Meet at 23:00 Hrs (Sharp) at Lonavala Railway station on Thursday 5 March  2015

Train Timings for Mumbai People

12163: Chennai Express

20:30 Hrs: Dadar
22:48 Hrs: Lonavala


17411: Mahalakshmi Express

20:23 Hrs: Dadar
22:58 Hrs: Lonavala

1) Those staying on the central line en-route can hop in at Dadar-Thane-Kalyan-Karjat. Check on देश का मेल, भारतीय रेल website for timings at respective stations
2) If u wish, u can take sleeper class tkt till Lonavala if available; else be in tht compartment for comfortable journey with SL tkts
3) People close by Panvel can avail ST facility & get down @ Lonavala bus depo

PUNE people

Catch Pune -Lonavala local … Timings as follows

21:10 Hrs: Pune Staion
21:16 Hrs: ShivajiNagar
21:21 Hrs: Khadki
21:33 Hrs: Pimpri
22:35 Hrs: Lonavala

The itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Thursday 5 March 2015

23:00 Hrs: @ Lonavala railway station

Walk/Hike from Lonavala to Rajmachi (~4.0hrs/16kms)

Friday 6 March 2015

04:00 Hrs: @ Udhewadi – base Rajmachi
04:30 Hrs: @ Shrivardhan atop
Rest till dawn
06:00 – 08:00 Hrs – Explore Shrivardhan fort
Breakfast  – Tea in village
09:30 Hrs – Explore Manoranjan fort
11:45 Hrs – Dip in Uday sagar Talav
13:30 Hrs – Lunch (Veg Only)
14:30 Hrs – Move to Lonavala by private jeeps
16:30 Hrs – @ Lonavala Railway station

From there by train / bus to home …. We would be getting back to Dadar / Pune at approx 21.30 PM (That’s Subjective)

The cost of this trek would be Rs. 750/- per head would include:

> Morning Breakfast – Tea, 1 Veg Lunch

> Rajmachi-Lonavala by Jeeps

>Shikhar Vedh Charges

Things To Carry:-

A Water Bottle (~2.5 Ltrs) (a must)
Sleeping Mat / bags (a must)
Torch with batteries ( a must)
Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc.
Good trekking shoes preferably ACTION,
Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

A haversack to put all these things

Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
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