Lying southwest of Bhor-Pune, this is a prominent 8km long plateau. At the temple here, Shivaji Maharaj, a teenage 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.
Season of Wild Flowers
At Raireshwar Plateau
The lord Shiva temple is on a plateau, which has a full variety of wild & beautiful flowers after the monsoon. On the whole plateau, in different shapes and sizes, colourful flowers appear, which are rarely found in other places.
Indian Arrowroot (चवर) species of flowers are very popular on the main plateau. It is said that this flower of this species cannot be found anywhere else in the Raireshwar plateau.
Day 1Raireshwar Flower Spl. Trek
06:00 Please reach your pickup point and meet with SG-Trekkers representatives to mark your attendance.
06:30 We will travel by private bus to the starting point of the trek.
07:30 – 08:30 An hour of breakfast and tea break. Resume the rest of the journey.
09:45 We arrive at the base of Raireshwar. Our field experts will provide pre-trek information and instructions to all participants.
10:00 – 11:00 Now we start the trek to Raireshwar. We need to ascend approximately 650 ft. only.
It takes one hour to reach the top of the Raireshwar Plateau. It’s an easy trek. There is an iron ladder along the way. Easy to climb. There is support for a tight grip on both sides. You reach the plateau by climbing the ladder.
11:00 – 14:00 Explore the Raireshwar Plateau.
Holy temple of Raireshwar Visit the holy Raireshwar temple to worship Lord Shiva and remember Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj; It was here that he took the oath of Hindavi Swarajya.
Visit an ancient cave.
14:00 – 15:00 An hour of lunch break. Let’s have a meal together. Served hot and tasty vegetarian local food.
15:00 – 16:00 Visit the 7 colour soil.
16:00 – 16:30 Now we begin to descend; It takes 30-40 min to reach the base.
16:30 – 20:30 Start the journey back to Pune with very pleasant memories and non-biodegradable garbage.
21:00 Reach Pune and now it’s time to say goodbye to your travel companion. Let’s keep in touch via phone / social media and meet again on another memorable trip.
SEE YOU SOON! 😀
Day 1: Highlights
• Altitude Gain / Loss (ft.): ⇑ 650 ft.; ⇓ 650 ft. • Walk (approx.): 5 hrs., 4 km. • Accommodation: N/A • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea