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GUTS N GLORY  - Off-roading  Ride to  Rajmachi

Ride / drive on the long 14 km off - road stretch from Lonavala to Rajmachi, spend the evening by the lake, trek up to the fort or take in a short night trail, enjoy piping hot, home-made dinner and stay under the open, starry sky on the Rajmachi Plateau or the top of the fort.. Not to mention, get away from the crowds and noise of Mumbai..


If this sounds to be your type of Adventure, Join Canvas N Chrome this weekend as we head to one of our favourite destinations.




Detailed Itinerary: Saturday, April 23, 2016


  • Meet at Shree Dutta snacks at Panvel at 7:00 hrs.

  • Introductions and instructions (~0.25hrs)

  • Have breakfast and Start the Ride / Drive towards Lonavala via Old Mumbai Punee highway

  • Reach Khopoli - 10 Minute Halt @ Khopoli just before the ghats begin & then ride non-stop to Khandala

  • Washroom Break @ Kamat Hotel (Khandala) at 09:00 hrs


** This will be the meeting point for people joining from Pune or locations other than Mumbai or for those running late.


  • Start the ride towards Rajmachi village by 09:30 hrs

  • Reach the village, have refreshments and relax

  • Set up camp, enjoy the sunset (and perhaps a bonfire) and head to dinner

  • Post dinner, a short night trail

  • Lights out by 11 p.m. and we snuggle into the sleeping bags or on mats and enjoy sleeping under the open sky and stars 


Day 2 : Sunday, April 24, 2016

  • Wake up early to a beautiful sunrise

  • Head to the village for breakfast

  • After breakfast start return off-roading journey to Khandala. Target departure time would be 10.00hrs



 Important Notes:


  • Wearing full clothes (Track pants + Full sleeve Shirt/Tshirt) is advisable – Prevents cuts & bruises while walking through the forest & also protects from insect bites.

  • Track pants advisable – Jeans can get uncomfortable on treks & also tend to soak & retain water if it rains, avoid as far as possible

  • Trekking/Sports shoes advisable – Covered feet provide safety from stubbing your toes on rocks, etc and also from insect/snake bite.

  • Extra Floaters/Footwear advisable – for ease of moving around campsite.

  • A sturdy & comfortable haversack advisable – To stock all the gear & keep hands free while hiking.

  • A good torch is compulsory – since campsite will have no lighting or electricity

  • 2 liters of water handy at camp is compulsory

  • Additionally pack a sleeping mat, sleeping bag (if reqd inside the tent), spare set of change of clothes and insect repellent!


  • To ensure that guests can make the most of the Serene & Peaceful location, No Speakers/Music from Phone at Loud volume would be permitted

  • A Guitar/Flute/Or any other musical instrument is however most welcome 

  • Closed Toilet/Bathroom facility is NOT available at the campsite but is available at the village

  • The lights out time needs to be honored & Guests wanting to sit up late & chat need to move away from the sleeping area



Our Belief System:


  • Possession and/or consumption of Alcohol will not be permitted & flouting of this basic rule will lead to immediate expulsion from the group.

  • Smoking will only be permitted after consultation with the Leader and the person will have to move away from the group to smoke. Smoking will only be permitted while we stop at a clearing and not otherwise.

  • The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.

  • Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.

  • Please do not wear any jewelry or gold chains/rings.

  • Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “Leave only footprints, Take back only memories”




** We strive to provide the best of services & adhere to the planned tour program, However the Program can be subject to change **





Trip Highlights


  • Enjoy the long ride / drive to Khandala

  • A delightfully challenging off-road experience on the twisty, tricky, muddy roads leading to Rajmachi

  • Relax by the lake side and an old village temple.

  • A short night trail or trek up to the fort

  • Enjoy local maharashtrian veg cuisine

  • Sleep under the open sky & stars

  • Small Group size


Trip Date: April 23-24, 2015


Cost: Rs. 950 per person


Group Size : 12 explorers maximum






  • Registrations will be confirmed on first come first served basis upon receipt of full payment.


  • This is a no frills event. The camp will be under the open sky and not in tents


Cost inclusions


  • Lunch, Evening snacks and tea + Dinner at Rajmachi village on Day 1

  • Breakfast at Rajmachi village on Day 2

  • All Expertise and Guide Charges



Cost exclusions


  • Travel cost from Mumbai & back

  • Breakfast on Day 1 & Lunch on Day 2

  • Packaged Water, Snacks during Travel, etc

  • Anything other than that mentioned in the inclusions above




To register, please get in touch with us on:




Rohit Nayak: (+91) - 961 901 7717


or send us a message via the 'contact us' box at the end of the page.


To register for the trip, please download the registration form here , fill it, save a copy and mail it to us on the above email.



Payment details will be communicated upon receipt of registration request and registration will be confirmed upon receipt of full payment.


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