Rajmachi Fort-Renowned attraction of Khandala
Rajmachi Fort, a renowned attraction, in the Sahyadri mountain range of the Konkan region. Rajmachi consists of two citadels - Shrivardhan and Manaranjan forts, located near two famous hills of Khandala. At the base of the fort is the village Udhewadi which is another name for Rajmachi. Many changes had been seen in Rajmachi fort by the hands from Shivaji Maharaj, Emperor Aurangzeb, Shahu Maharaj and eventually the British reign.
Rajmachi is the popular tourist attraction of Khandala. The fort of Rajmachi is famous among trekkers and adventure enthusiasts. You can start trekking from the Kondhane caves side which will take 3-4 hours of climbing if you want to experience a full-fledged trek, but otherwise you can drive right upto Udhewadi village from the Lonavala side and then trek for hardly 20-30 minutes to the top of the fort. Rajmachi is very popular beginner's trek as it has simple and clearly marked trail on both sides the paths.