Timings : All year
Time Required : 2-3 days
Rajgad trek is a moderate level trek that begins at the Gunjavane Village in Pune District and ends at the Rajgad Fort. It is a favourite trekking trail among intermediate level trekkers who are looking for a great location to satisfy their urge for the thrill. The climb is through a hill called Murum Dev Dongar in the Sahyadri Mountain Range. The fort is located over 1400 metres above sea level amidst scenic surroundings of the Western Ghats of India. This provides for a beautiful and thrilling terrain for the adventure activity.
The most preferred time for a Rajgad Trek is during the monsoon and the winter seasons. The weather remains cool and pleasant all through the day and allows adventure seekers to complete the hike. Some areas of the hill have railings to aid the hike. However, trekkers need to be aware of the tricky, slippery and dangerous parts of the terrain to be careful during their climb, especially during the monsoon season. Some may even enrol themselves in trekking groups and climb the hill under the guidance of a trainer.
Rail: Pune is connected to every major city in India and you can find a train up to this point without any inconvenience. But from Pune, the only option for the rest of the trip is to make it by road.
Road: One can take a bus directly from Pune as busses run from Swargate bus stand to Gunjavane village frequently multiple times a day. Also, you can easily find a bus from Pune to Margasani Village and from there hire a jeep for the rest of the journey. If you are making the journey from Mumbai, then the village is about 200 kms away (about 5-6 hours).
Approx trek time : 4 to 5 hours
Availability of night trek : Availble
Base Camp : Gunjavane Village
Days required for the trek : 2 to 3 days
Difficulty level : Easy - Moderate
Height above sea level : Approximately 4200 feet
Nearest Airport : Pune
Nearest Railhead : Pune
Region : Sahyadris
Starting point of trek : Gunjavane village
Type : Hill - Fort