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Visit Manranjan Fort

Out of two hill forts constituting Rajmachi fortification, Manoranjan Fort is one of them. The fort is located around 8.5km away from Lonavala in the Sahyadri mountain ranges at an elevation of around 2700 feet. Trekking is one of the best ways to reach Manoranjan Fort from where the mesmerizing views of Rajmachi village can be enjoyed. It rests like a lazy giant tortoise with an extended head. The outer walls are still intact for where the towering watch towers can be viewed.
 

Out of two hill forts constituting Rajmachi fortification, Manoranjan Fort is one of them. The fort is located around 8.5km away from Lonavala in the Sahyadri mountain ranges at an elevation of around 2700 feet. Trekking is one of the best ways to reach Manoranjan Fort from where the mesmerizing views of Rajmachi village can be enjoyed. It rests like a lazy giant tortoise with an extended head. The outer walls are still intact for where the towering watch towers can be viewed.

Many may not know the fact that Manoranjan Fort is one of the favourite trekking destinations for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts visiting the Western Ghats. The entrance to the fort is in a state of ruin and watchmen houses and ammunition deposits can be seen here. A square lake filled with clean water throughout the year adds to the beauty of the fort.

Some of the important points one should keep in mind while visiting the fort are:

  • Khandala railway station is the nearest railway station to Manoranjan Fort
  • Shreevardhan Fort and Rajmachi wildlife sanctuary are other prominent attractions near the fort.
  • Upper Deck Resort is an amazing luxury hotel nearby Manoranjan Fort that is furnished with spacious cottage style rooms and numerous leisure amenities.


 

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Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Education Center
  • Altitude

    560 m
  • STD Code

    020
  • Best Season

    Jul - Feb
  • State/Code

    Pune/4110xx
  • LANGUAGES

    Marathi, Hindi and English