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Lonavala

Mon, 21 Jan – Tue, 22 Jan (1 Night)  |  1 Room  |  1 Guest

Rajmachi Base Camp

Lonavala , 410401  |  Show on map

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OVERVIEW

Offering accommodation in Lonavala, Rajmachi Base Camp provides a view of the environs through the sit-outs available outside the tents. The property is roughly 16 km from Valvan Dam and 15 km from Khandala Railway Station.With its two well-appointed cottages to choose from, the property offers a decent stay.

Available conveniences include bed and drinking water.Apart from good accommodation in Lonavala, laundry, luggage storage and room service are a few of the conveniences guests can avail during their stay. Furthermore, backup generator is available in case of emergencies.Rajmachi Base Camp is at a distance of 81 km from the Pune Airport.

Nearby points of interest to drop by include Karla Caves (23 Km) and Celebrity Wax Museum (16 Km).

ABOUT PROPERTY

  • check-in: From 11:00 AM
  • check-out: Until 10:00 AM

Amenities

  • Gardens
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry facilities
  • Parking
  • 24 Hour Power Supply
  • Room service

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Mon, 21 Jan - Tue, 22 Jan | 1 Room
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  • Overall Rating

    • 4.5
    • Rajmachi Base Camp

      (based on 21 reviews)

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  • RATING SUMMARY

    • Location
      5.0
    • Sleep Quality
      4.0
    • Rooms
      3.0
    • Service
      4.5
    • Value
      5.0
    • Cleanliness
      4.5

A convenient trek A convenient trek

by Vaibhav_Agrawal_23 on July 27, 2018

We started the trek from the base village via caves which is the longest path to take for the top. The ascend is easy save few rough patches which are also manageable. Also there are so many shops set up by villagers at the path which can help your with water, Maggi and other things. If you are lucky you may also spot some fireflies during evening.

Trekking Trekking

by 373namishb on June 19, 2018

Rajmachi trek is moderately difficult trek. It was very good experience. The night camp and next whole day trek with local good food. The trek to fort is easy but the return trek to base is moderately difficult. Dont forget to carry treking shoes, and big water bottel. One will require a good guide for it, i will recommend our trekking guide who was good; Ajay. He is frequently doing trekking camps at different places. Trekking a must experience of life.

Walk it down & drive it down. Walk it down & drive it down.

by bobbysings on February 3, 2018

Even if one missed the presence of an impending long weekend of 26th Jan until 28th Jan 18 one could possibly not miss the messages about the same being religiously circulated on social media , advising all & sundry to make good use of the extended weekend . Thats when the hiking & trek to Rajamachi was conceived, so all those souls lovingly called forwarders on whatsapp heres my heartfelt thanks . Big Data on Wikipedia , tripadvisor, stand alone blogs, twitter et al prepared us for the onset . Portals offering the services of taking one with random people was steeply priced at INR 1400 1800 for an overnight trek. Found that a local, Mr. Nilesh 9922282388 a consummate gentle man from the base village of Rajamachi called Udewadi , offers a home stay ( INR 50 per head ) or a Tent which can accommodate three people ( INR 500 per tent ). We choose to do it our way & the per head expense amongst four of us footloose souls was : Petrol + Toll : 334 Homestay: 50 Dinner : 130 ( Veg ) or 160 ( Non Veg ) Break fast: 50 Transport one way from the Village to Della: 200 ( we were sharing 1200 cost of whole jeep ) Total : 694 !!! We left Mumbai after lunch at 1300 hrs on Saturday 27th Jan 18 for Lonavala. We hit Lonavala at 1530 hrs due to smooth & traffic free route of Express way which included a 30 minutes pit stop at the food court on the express way. Asking directions for Rajamachi to an autorickshaw driver got us unsolicited advice of not taking our sedan there due to the roadless trail. Of course we intended to hike the trail without his advice too. Soon we were outside Della Resorts from where the trail was to start. We did a recce with some locals & figured out that the trail is almost 14 kms from here & should ideally take 3.5 hours to complete & also that some village homes here would allow one to park your vehicle overnight at INR 100. Bright sun was up in its full glory which led to a quick round table conference on the pros & cons of hiking immediately and in the benefit of humanity , country & us in particular we decided to start the hike at 1730 hours. Since 1730 hours was faraway we drove back to main street of Lonavla which is perennially crowded & settled ourselves at RAMA KRISHNA restaurant . Lollygagging over tea & snacks we eventually left at 1715 hours & by 1730 were done with parking on a sly at Dellas open air parking which is for their guests only . - INR 100 saved ! Schlepping our backpacks on & high on adrenaline rush we started at 1740 hours. It was a beautiful hike & there was not a soul all the way up except random SUVs hurtling past us every half an hour or so. Past 1900 hours it got completely dark & out came our heavy duty torch for clear visibility. I also used my cycles detachable tail light tied to my calf to keep the monstrous SUVs & their crazy drivers alert about our presence. Jokes & silly talks punctuated the silence of the trail , Jestfully we the called the occasional people driving past in SUVs as losers ;) . Eventually saw them at the village too & chuckled amongst ourselves saying.look .. the instagramed losers are on a prowl ready to shoot. It was a beautiful cool moonlit night so we did reduce our carbon imprint by not using the torch for the stretches which were not covered by trees. The trail was easy -peasy with few segments that were moderately steep. Just when our reservoir of patience was fast depleting we found that we have reached the udewadi village at 2045 hours - in short anyone with fair stamina & will power can manage it in 3 hours. The tranquil village is nestled amidst the imposing forts & cobbled lanes bisect the village homes , which are powered with electricity sourced from solar panels . Found that our host Nilesh is a young man staying with his wife & parents . A very warm family they served us simple hot home made food which was tasty, Unlimited food included Chicken - was tender , veggies palatable , papad , chutney ,onions lentils rice . For desserts it was kheer which was perfectly sweet without being cloying. We were provided with only thick mats on the tiled floor for sleeping. Next day morning we were up by 6 am with two of us complaining of incomplete sleep due to lack of mattresses & pillows! Couldnt help but comment remember its homestay chosen by us while we were in senses ! After the daily ritual of ablution , Tea was served by the lady of the house along with biscuits. By 7 am we were out on the trek which was a moderate gradient & beautiful . We reached the top by 7.30 am. Spent close to an hour feasting our eyes on the beautiful landscape. Once down in the homestay we were served piping hot poha with tea. We missed visiting the local pond due to an unscheduled engagement in the evening & therefore left early & joined the losers gang by hiring the shared SUV upto DELLA RESORTS to save on time. We also missed getting to light up bonfire the night of arrival since we crashed on the improvised beds after dinner. Things to carry: torch, whistle, yoga mat + thick bedsheet or sleeping bag only , 3 ltr water per head - enough in winter season, citric fruits, toiletries , powerbank for cell phones (charging facility available only during sunlit hours due to solar power based supply ), dried fruits/ nuts snacks, medicines if any.change of clothes. The toilet is Indian style with no running water so if you are one of the OUCH kinds stay clear of treks. PS: For those who did the math & found that the total is INR 794 & not INR 694 under the per head expense section a 21 gun salute for your sharpness & for others - buckle up , its a big bad world out here.

A hard Trek worth the efforts A hard Trek worth the efforts

by Indieopus on January 15, 2018

Rajmachi is a 12km trek from Della Adventures, Lonavala. Keep walking and explore the great nature with some crazy waterfalls, Animals and lovely weather! Try going in Rains to experience the beauty! Reaching the village you can talk to anyone for a home stay with awesome food and you also have options for Tents there!

Mud-Biking trail and Camping with Fireflies at Rajmachi base village Mud-Biking trail and Camping with Fireflies at Rajmachi base village

by PreranaS45 on June 7, 2017

If you are looking out for camping with Fireflies this place is a perfect destination. June 1st week is the perfect time to visit to experience millions of fireflies. We left at around 2pm from Wakad (Pune) on 3rd June and reached Lonavala on our bikes. For Rajmachi we headed straight towards Khandala and took a right turn towards the Della Adventure. It's on the same route. Road is very good till here. After Della the real biking challenge begins with off-road biking and mud-Biking. Make sure you and pillion rider wear a helmet and drive carefully. Carry torches for the night. We reached base Village at around 5pm.. Yes it takes 2hrs drive since the road is slippery and muddy. If you are visiting in May the road is much better. At the base Village we took our tents from Hotel Atul which we had booked prior to visiting. You can contact on +91-9011564522 for bookings. They charge 600rs per tent. Dinner is 120rs per Thali. We took the tents ordered our dinner and headed straight towards the camping area. This area is around 1km walk from the village. There is Gondhaneshwar temple and a small lake at camping site. This temple is ancient and a perfect shelter if it rains heavily. After we reached there, first task was to fix our tents. We took 4 tents for 10 people. The tents are pretty good and well ventilated. Later we enjoyed the dusk clicking snaps by Lake side. From dusk onwards you can see the fireflies around. As it becomes darker and darker they get brighter and brighter and countless in number. It is a wonderful experience. We gathered woods for bonfire and barbecued chicken, potatoes and paneer in it. We had carried chicken from Lonavala and paneer from our home. One of our friend was generous enough to go back to the base Village and get our dinner packed in tiffins which we enjoyed with drizzle of rain and dazzling fireflies. In morning if you are not tired you can trek to the Shrivardhan Fort after having breakfast. It is a beautiful place and tranquility of place is worth experiencing.

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