Lying southwest of Bhor-Pune, this is a prominent 8km long plateau. At the temple here, Shivaji Maharaj as a teen-aged boy vowed to establish “Swarajya”. It is a place of worship. There is a small village at the top.
There are many approaches to this plateau; from Rayari village, Korle village or a long zigzag ridge connects the plateau to Kenjalgad. The breathtaking views and the feeling of untouched nature is just mind-blowing. Ideal place for a one-day trek.
The places worth visiting on Raireshwar are Raireshwar Temple, Gomukh Lake, Nakhinda, and Pandavleni. It is a very beautiful place to visit from June to February.
Raireshwar has a temple famous for its historical importance. The temple is very old and of a stone structure, but it was later reconstructed in the 18th century.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj took the oath of Hindavi Swarajya in this temple at the age of 16 in 1645 and then created history. It 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 can be considered an important place in Maratha history.
Transfer from Pune by private vehicle. Everyone will be informed about the trek once we reach the Rayari village i.e. the starting point of our trek. After this our trek will start.
Trek begins from Rayari. The height of the Raireshwar Plateau is at a distance of 600 meters from Rayari village. That’s all you need to climb on this trek. Climbing is not very intense but normal. Visit the Raireshwar Temple on the plateau and descend via a regular route.
Our trip concludes with warm & delicious local food. After having a meal we will travel to Pune with happy memories & non-biodegradable waste.
Reach Pune and it’s time now to say goodbye to our travel companions.
Let’s stay in touch with each other through Phone, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and meet again on yet another memorable trip.
See you all!
Shivajinagar > Swargate > Katraj > Bhor > Rayari (Base)
06:00 – Shivajinagar
06:30 – Swargate
06:59 – Katraj
Please come 15 minutes before at your pickup point to avoid getting late.
सुरेख पदभ्रमण !! अगदी दरवेळेस सारखं !! निसर्गाच्या कुशीत एवढ्या समविचारी लोकांच्या समवेत फिरणं म्हणजे मज्जाच !! त्यात विशाल सारखा ट्रेकगुरु सोबत असेल तर मग कसली चिंताच नाही.
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It was an amazing experience.
Knowledge of the place and route was good.