Fort Rajgad – Trek to Rajgad – Rajgad Trek from Pune – Trekking near Pune

Fort Rajgad is very famous trekking destination just 65 kms from Pune. With Gunjawane as base village, fort of Rajgad trek

Rajgad fort Suvela machi

Rajgad fort Suvela machi

mesmerizes trekkers around Pune. With awesome flora and fauna, panoramic landscapes, water and food availability around the year and magnificent built of the fort trek to Rajgad is pure delight for trekker around Pune.

Rajgad trek routes : Trekkers have many ways to climb Rajgad

  1. From chor darwaja on Padmavati machi : Little difficult from Gunjawane
  2. Pali Darwaja from Pali village: Easiest from Pali road
  3. Torna to Rajgad route again from Pali road to Sanjivani machi

Rajgad History:

  • Rajgad was capital of Shivaji Maharaj’s empire for 25 years before shifting to Raigad.
  • Rajaram Chhatrapati birth took place on Rajgad fort
  • Apart from that demise of Shivaji’s Queen Saibai, miraculous return of Shivaji from Agra, Tanaji Malusare’s funeral procession to his Konkan village and burial of Afzal Khan’s head in the Mahadarwaja walls of Ballekilla ,Rajgad has many stories to tell !!

How to reach Rajgad

Rajgad fort-padmavati machi

Rajgad fort-padmavati machi

  • Just 65 km from Pune, catch MSRTC bus from Swarate in morning which will take you to Gunjawane village.
  • You can drive to Nasarapur on Satara highway and take right


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Rajgad from Major cities
  • Pune to Rajgad             65km
  • Mumbai to Rajgad      200 km
  • Kolhapur to Rajgad   200 km
  • Nasik to Rajgad           265 km
  • Nagpur to Rajgad       750 km
  • B’lore to Rajgad           825 km
Best season to trek Rajgad is after monsoon (november-december) with greenery on high and best views of the year.Fort of Rajgad

Trek to Fort Rajgad tips:

  1. Rajgad trek can be completed in one day
  2. Carry water only needed on way as ample drinking water available on Padmavati machi
  3. Start early in morning by 5-6 am
  4. You can order food from Gunjawane and it will be delivered on fort 🙂
  5. Can be done through out the year
  6. Only bsnl netowrk is present
  7. You can connect Torna fort trek to this

4 thoughts on “Fort Rajgad – Trek to Rajgad – Rajgad Trek from Pune – Trekking near Pune

  1. Praveen Kamthe on

    Respected Author,
    We are planning to got to Rajgad fort on coming Sunday So please tell us if you have any contact no at gunjavane to order food. We want it on the fort or else we can carry it on ourselves. Only thing is we want to place the order before we reach there so that we can get the food when we reach there

    • admin on

      We do not maintain contact numbers. There are lots of options at Gunjavane, before you begin trek you can order food there and they will deliver it on the fort. Even on the fort there is very small food stall within temple premises.

  2. Sujith Ail on

    We are planning To go this June.
    1.how can we get to Pali village?
    2.approx tym from torna to base village while descending?
    3.are local ppl present at the top?
    4.tym from Pune to base village (either Gunjawne or pali)?
    5.mode of transport other than msrtc?
    6.tym to cover distance between Rajgad and torna?

    • admin on

      1.how can we get to Pali village? ( ST buses from Swargate, very low frequency)
      2.approx tym from torna to base village while descending? (3-5 hours)
      3.are local ppl present at the top? (Yes)
      4.tym from Pune to base village (either Gunjawne or pali) (Its approx 100km so 2-3 hours)?
      5.mode of transport other than msrtc? ( Shared Jeeps or PVT vehicles)
      6.tym to cover distance between Rajgad and torna? (Depends on your skills 4-8 hours)

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