Rajgad fort is a great location for camping. The Padmavati temple can easily accommodate about 20 people however its advisable to carry your own tent and sleeping bags. The Bale Killa is the best place to pitch a tent however choose a spot which gives protection from the strong winds.
Rajgad to Torna Fort
Rajgad to Torna is a difficult and thrilling trek. This trek is advisable only for the experienced trekkers. From Rajgad the trek to Torna starts from the 'Alu darwaja' on the 'Sanjivani machi'. This trek route is a narrow strip atop the ridges for most part of it. There are a few rock patches which are very steep and one needs to be very careful while negotiating them.
'Bale Killa' is the highest part of the fort which has remains of residential buildings, water cisterns and caves. One can see the whole fort and the vast surrounding expanse. Its easy to spot Torna, Sinhagad and Purandar from Bale Killa. There are three plateaus on Rajgad Fort - 'Sanjeevani' 'Suvela' and 'Padmavati'. 'Nedh' giant hole in the rock face carved by the force of wind is on the 'Suvela Machi'.
Bale Killa is the highest point on the Rajgad fort. To the Bale Killa also there is more than one route that one can take. The most used path to the Bale Killa is the deviation on the way to 'Suvela machi'. The climb up the Bale Killa is slightly tricky, though protected with railings one needs to be very careful while climbing up the bale killa. From atop the Bale killa one can see the entire Rajgad fort.
The trek to Rajgad is an easy to moderately difficult route. The duration of the trek would be approximately 3hrs depending on individuals pace of trek. The Gunjawane 'chor darwaja' route is the most popular trek route to Rajgad which is the shorter trek route, however slightly more difficult than the 'raj marg'. Bale Killa is further ahead and the climb up the Bale Killa though protected with railings is slightly more difficult.
Rajgad Trek Routes
There are many trek routes to Rajgad but the two significant routes are the Gunjawane 'chor darwaja' route and the 'Raj-marg' or the Pali route via Vajeghar. The 'chor darwaja' route is the most popular route and the rock patches are protected with railings for the safety of the climbers. The Pali gate is a huge entrance unlike the chor darwaja and is beautifully constructed.