About Rajmachi

Rajmachi has one of the many historical forts in the rugged hills of the Sahyadri mountains. It consists of two twin fortresses Shriwardhan Ballekilla and Manaranjan Balekilla, with a wide machi surrounding the two Balekillas. Rajmachi is a popular destination for nature lovers, trekkers, and outdoor campers. In the rainy season from mid-June to mid-October, this region is all the more beautiful with clouds, silvery waterfalls, streams, lush green forests, and meadows. Local families at Udhewadi on Fort Rajmachi welcome trekkers and nature lovers. The local families provide food and camping accommodation to the tourists. Tourism has enabled the local community to give up traditional occupations like agriculture and cattle rearing. Historically, Rajmachi Fort was a strategic fort to control Borghat which was a historical trade route. It was in the possession of the Angre family, the head of the Maratha navy in the 18th century. There are historical water reservoirs and ruins of fortifications, ramparts, and gateways on both the Ballekillas.
Shrivardhan Fort

Shrivardhan Fort is one of the two hill forts that constitute the Rajmachi fortification, the other being Manaranjan Fort. It is located in Rajmachi village which 8.5 km from Lonavala in the Sahyadris mountain range.
Krishnamai Mandir

Krishnamai Mandir is a traditional Hindu place of worship honoring the namesake goddess, with scenic Krishna river views.
Rajmachi Point

Rajmachi Point is located within walking distance of The Dukes Retreat. This spot got its name because Rajmachi Fort of the incredible Maratha ruler Chatrapati Sivaji is situated opposite this point. The point offers spectacular views of Rajmachi Fort, the surrounding valley, and waterfalls.
Manoranjan Fort

Manaranjan fort is one of the two hill forts that constitute the Rajmachi fortification, the other being Shrivardhan fort It is located in Rajmachi village which 8.5 km from Lonavala in the Sahyadris mountain range. Manaranjan fort is 2700 feet high which makes it shorter than the neighboring Shreevardhan fort.
Bhairavnath Temple

Bhairavnath Temple is an ancient golden-hued temple located in Dhak, a place in Rajmachi near Lonavala, is dedicated to an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Displaying the spectacular Konkan architectural design amidst the thick forest of Lonavala.
Tungarli Dam

Tungarli Dam, which is built across Tungarli lake and is a famous weekend spot.
Rajmanchi Wildlife Sanctuary

Rajmachi Wildlife Sanctuary is the blissful abode of the numerous rare species of flora and fauna, that one can spot in the densely forested foothills of the Western Ghats of Sahyadri. The rare mammoth Indian squirrels found here, stand out to be the magnetic attribute of this sanctuary.
Best Time To Visit Rajmachi

The best time to visit Rajmachi is between June to September during monsoon. The whole landscape will look fresh and make you feel rejuvenated. Trekking can be done during monsoon as well and you might encounter streams of water through the trail. However, if you are a beginner, it is advised to visit Rajmachi post-monsoon, since trekking through such streams might be difficult or dangerous. The summer season is from April to June and the temperate average from 23°C to 37°C. November to February is the period of winters and this season is a bit colder with temperatures ranging from 13°C to 25°C. Monsoon season begins in June and lasts till September and the town experiences medium to heavy waterfalls that add to the natural beauty and charm of the region.

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