What do you think of when someone mentions the word ‘monsoon’? Road trip, right? Not only is a monsoon road trip the best way to take a break from the routine, it is also a great way to explore the beauty of nature during this splendid season. Mumbai is blessed to be surrounded by a number of holiday spots that turn into lush green bounties of natural beauty when the rains hit them. One such spectacular destination in the lap of nature is Rajmachi. (ALSO SEE How to reach Rajmachi from Mumbai by road) Here are 5 reasons why a drive to rajmachi from Mumbai can be a rewarding monsoon experience.Also Read - Popular Trekking Trails Near Pune

Rajmachi is located in the picturesque Sahyadri mountain range

Rajmachi during monsoon

Rajmachi during monsoon

Rajmachi is a small hamlet located near Lonavala amidst the Sahyadri mountain ranges. As a result, it is surrounded by breathtaking views of lush green mountains which are adorned with several cascading waterfalls during monsoon. Also Read - Top 10 International Destinations for Monsoon 2018

Rajmachi is known for its historic forts

Rajmachi Fort is known to be one of Maharashtra’s most historic forts. It consists of two twin fortresses – Shriwardhan Ballekilla and Manaranjan Balekilla, with a wide machi (plateau) surrounding them. Also Read - Places Where it Rains the Most in India: 5 Wettest Places for Those Who Love the Rains

Local food at Rajmachi is lip smacking

A visit to Rajmachi is incomplete with a taste of the local food that friendly families provide to tourists. They also provide camping accommodation leading to a growth in tourism here which is aiding economy here. CHECK OUT Best two-day monsoon weekend getaways from Mumbai

Rajmachi is a delight for trekkers

Photograph Courtesy: Vinay Nair/Creative Commons

Photograph Courtesy: Vinay Nair/Creative Commons

The trek to Rajmachi begins at Udhewadi which is a small village on the machi (plateau) at the southern foot of Manaranjan Balekilla of Rajmachi Fort. The beautiful and easy trail is a delight for nature lovers and trekkers. During monsoon, the trek takes you through the clouds, and across lush green meadows overlooking stunning waterfalls.

The drive to Rajmachi is extremely scenic

The route to Rajmachi from Mumbai via Lonavla or Khandala in Mawal Taluka of Pune District is the best way to drive down to this beautiful monsoon destination. The distance from Lonavala to Rajmachi is 15 km and during the monsoon season, you can drive right up to the Udhewadi village. The route is extremely picturesque and makes for an excellent drive from Mumbai. NOW SEE Best night treks near Mumbai and Pune to escape the routine

What better way to spend a happy monsoon weekend than to take a road trip to a place like Rajmachi? Just pack your bags, fuel up your car and drive down to this beautiful trekking delight this weekend!

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