Rajmachi Fort is a very famous attraction known for its ancient remains and strategic location. It lies at a distance of 15 kilometres from the hill stations of Khandala and Lonavala. It comprises of two fortresses namely Shrivardhan and Manaranjan and is surrounded by a vast plateau and can easily spot the Bor Ghat which was a significant trade route between Mumbai and Pune. The Rajmachi fort, also known as 'Bale Killa', is constructed on top of the Shrivardhan Peak at the height of about 3000 feet to keep an eye on the activities taking place in the Konkan Area and now gives an amazing view to the tourists in mid-air. Rajmachi is one of the many historical forts located amidst the Sahyadri mountains, and it is a popular destination amongst nature lovers and tourists for trekking.
Fort Rajmachi is one of the many historical forts in the Sahyadri hills. It is a unique fort with 2 twin fortresses, with abundant natural beauty in its surroundings. All historical forts in the Sahyadri hills, including Rajmachi, are icons of great deeds. Besides the fortress, the Rajmachi fort has numerous temples too, some of which existed there even before the fort was built. The temple of Kal Bhairava, a local deity lies between the two forts. There are some ancient Buddhist caves too which are present on the western side of the Rajmachi plateau which was carved a long time back, probably the 200 BC.
Location wise, this pathway between Khopoli and Khandala also known as 'Borghat' was an important trade route in the past. Trekking which originates from Tungarli Lake is an exciting way to reach the fort. It lies on the Shrivardhan and Manaranjan Peaks on top of the Western Ghats. A small plateau which connects the Shrivardhan Peak and Manaranjan Peak lie between them. Rajmachi Fort is endowed with an amazing natural beauty of deep valleys and green forests.
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