Rajmachi Fort, Khandala

Rajmachi Fort

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About Rajmachi Fort

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.

What travellers are saying about Rajmachi Fort

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Pradeep Menon

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  • Pradeep Menon
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  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2372 readers

"Bike riders will love this trip"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 29, 2015
A awesome place to go on bikes, bike riders will love to ride. There is an awesome lake down there, must go and have a bath, it clears out all the tiredness you had.
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Hemendra M

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  • Hemendra M
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Feels like you are on cloud"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 21, 2015
Khandala is a good place for short holiday. Rajmachi Fort is like to live on clouds. Weather is pleasant most of the time. Nice and cool place to spend some time off work. Food is good too. Would love to visit again.
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Hiten  Hiten

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  • 13 Reviews
  •  94 helpful votes
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"A must visit place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 26, 2014
Good place. Sight seeing is awesome. Must visit this place.
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