Raireshwar is a place of historical importance that is located towards the south west of Pune near Bhor. This is a beautiful place to visit during the monsoon or winter season. The breathtaking views and the feeling of untouched nature is just mind-blowing. Ideal place for a one day trek.
Raireshwar has a temple famous for its historical importance. The temple is very old and of the stone structure, but it was later reconstructed in the 18th century. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj took the oath of Maratha Samrajya in this temple at the age of 16 in 1645. It’s said that he had cut his little finger and taken the oath by dripping blood onto the Shivling. There is a large portrait of Shivaji Maharaj and his friends inside the temple. Thus Raireshwar played a part in Maratha history. The temple is on a plateau, which has many beautiful flowers after the monsoon.
A route from Vaghdara:
The Raireshwar Plateau has spread around 15-16 km from east to west. Trek is started from Dakhkeghar village after Rayri village near Bhor. About 700-800m climbed we have reached to the plateau in Dhaniwali village which has very few homes. From there we can go to the Raireshwar temple in two hours approx.
On the whole plateau, different shapes and sizes, colorful flowers appear, which are rarely found in other places.
Shivajinagar – Swargate – Katraj – Bhor – Base
05:00 – Shivajinagar
05:30 – Swargate
06:00 – Katraj
05:00 – Reporting to SG Team.
06:00 – Travel to the base village from Pune.
07:30 – Breakfast+Tea.
10:00 – Reach Rayri village.
10:15 – Group introduction & briefing about the trek.
10:30 – Commence trek to Raireshwar Plateau.
13:00 – Reach Raireshwar Plateau & Explore the plateau.
14:00 – Reach Raireshwar Temple. Lunch Break
15:30 – Descend at base village and travel to Pune.
21:00 – Reach Pune.
Shivaijnagar – Aundh – Nashik Phata – Nashik Highway – Base
23:00 – Shivajinagar
23:45 – Nashik Phata