Rajmachi Fort OverviewRanked 3 of 28 sightseeing in Khandala
Rajmachi Fort is located mid-way between Khandala and Lonavala. To reach the fort, tourists can follow a trekking trail from Tungarli Lake. Standing on Shrivardhan and Manaranjan Peaks, the fort overlooks the highway from Khopoli Town to Khandala-Lonavala Junction. Known as Borghat, this path was once a historical trade route. Located on the top of the Western Ghats, the complex comprises two forts that are individually located at the Shrivardhan and Manaranjan Peaks.
Between the peaks, there is a small plateau that connects the Manaranjan and Shrivardhan Peaks. Known as 'Bale killa', the fort that is positioned atop the Shrivardhan Peak has an elevation of 3,000 ft. Built to monitor the activities in the Konkan Area, the fort enables tourists to get an aerial view of Rajmachi.
Situated at a height of about 2,700 ft, the fort at Manaranjan Peak consists of 3 doors, numerous water tanks and walls. From the fort, tourists can catch an aerial view of Duke's Nose, Karanala, Mahuli, Bhimashankar, Matheran and Ulhas River. The fort also enables tourists to get a view of the old caves lying at Kondhavi and Tungarli Lake.
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- Best Time: During Day
- Length of visit: 1-2hrs
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