Rajmachi is a small village situated in the Sahyadri mountain range of the Konkan region of Maharashtra. Rajmachi has two fortified peaks – Shrivardhan and Manaranjan forts, located near two famous hills of Lonavala and Khandala.
At the base of the fort is the village Udhewadi which is another name for Rajmachi. Rajmachi has seen many change of hands from Shivaji Maharaj, Emperor Aurangzeb, Shahu Maharaj and eventually the British reign.
If you want to test your endurance this is perfect trek. You can start from the Kondhane caves side which is at the base of Rajmachi from Karjat side. This is a steep climb which will take 3-4 hours.YOu can also start from Lonavala and go 20km cross country. This is a pleasurable trek in monsoon crossing several ranges on the way and experiencing village life.