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Rajmachi Fireflies Camping & Trekking

Created with Sketch. Udhewadi, Lonaval, Maharashtra, India.
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Duration

2 Days / 1 Night

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

40 people

Languages

English, Hindi, Marathi

Overview

About Rajmachi Firefly Festival?

Pre-monsoon during May and June months you can spot thousands of fireflies around Mumbai and Pune. Rajmachi Fort Trek and Camping is the best location in Maharashtra to spot firefly. We will be trekking till the base village of Rajmachi Fort total trek distance 8 km one way. Spot fireflies after sunset around the Udhewadi village. Fireflies are called Kajawa in Marathi.

Who are these beautiful Fireflies?

Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine plants. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. The fireflies contain specialized cells in their abdomen that helps to create light.

About Rajmachi Fort

Rajmachi Fort is one of the many historical forts in the rugged hills of Sahyadri Mountains (WesternGhats). It consists of two twin fortresses Shriwardhan Ballekilla and Manaranjan Balekilla, with a wide machi (plateau) surrounding the two Balekillas. Udhewadi is a small village of about 22 houses situated on the machi, at the southern foot of Manaranjan Balekilla of Rajmachi Fort.

Cost for Rajmachi Fireflies

Option 1 – Khopoli : Rs. 1800/- per person

Option 2 – Lonaval : Rs. 1300/- per person

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Walk through dense forests in the company of thousands of fireflies.
  • Trek to the Rajmachi Fort and see enjoy the radiant greenery of the Western Ghats.
  • Experience rustic village stay camping / homestay.
  • Night Strolls, mystery stories around villages will keep you hooked!.
  • Night-time photography.

Itinerary

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Travel Help [Train Schedule]
12:20 CSMT
12:27 Byculla
12:33 Dadar
12:40 Kurla
12:44 Ghatkopar
13:00 Thane
13:13 Dombivali
13:22 Kalyan
14:20 Khopoli
Let’s your memories be your travel bag

Day 1 (Saturday)
Departing from CSTM at 12:20 PM)
14:30 Reach Khopoli and Meet Bhatakna team & move towards Lonavala by local vehicle.
15:30 Reach Lonaval & have lunch or refreshments.
16:15 Meeting time for Lonavala to Lonavala participants.
16:30 Move towards mid village by local vehicle.
17:45 PM - Start the trek into dense forest towards Base village
19:30 PM - Reach Rajmachi Village Udhewadi.
Tent allotment or homestay depends on whether
21:00 PM: Prepare for a night under the sky have Delicious Local cuisine for Dinner.
22:00 PM: Enjoy the glimpse of Fireflies night walk towards lake.
23:30 PM: let the Arijit Singh in you come out, play few games, share stories ( especially ghost stories), make new friends & enjoy the Bonfire Nights.Off to the tents for sound sleep( for those who are very sleepy.

DAY 02 (Sunday)
06:00 AM - Wake Up & Sunrise trek to Shrivardhan
08:30 back to base village and breakfast
10:00 AM - Depart for Lonavala by local vehicle
12:00 Reach Lonavala and start travelling towards Khopoli by local vehicle.
12:45 PM - Reach Khopoli. Off to Mumbai.

Return journey option Khopoli-CSMT fast local

13:48 Khopoli
16:09 CSMT

Things to carry:

• Identity Proof
• Bottle of Water (at least 2 litres)
• Power-Bank
• Ready to eat food like plum cakes, dry fruits etc.
• Torch
• carry blanket / (Carpets would be provided with the tents) • Jackets and woollens as it would get cold in the evening and morning.
• Cap, Camera
• Good Trekking shoes
• Personal care stuff, ORS, medicines which you require usually
• Haversack to put all the things in, please do not carry sling bags or jholas

Rules

Trek leaders decision will be final and binding.
Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
Team reserves all the right to change / deviate / cancel the plans without prior notice.

Please Note

In case it rains Jeep is only available half the way as the road becomes not motorable, the participant will have to walk 8 km till pickup point.
Due to visitor rush during this period, jeeps are sometimes unavailable or overbooked, the participant is requested to wait patiently for their jeep.
If it rains, we'll try for homestay.
Missing the train is missing Rajmachi Fireflies Trek, no refund will be provided.

Covid-19 safety precautions

Undre the current situation, we are taking the utmost precautions to avoid any pandemic at the campsite.

The staff follows strict rules laid down by the Goverment and the WHO.

Our aim is to offer you a pleasant and fun holiday with the best health and safety conditions

Terms & Condations

Age Limit: 10+
Drugs, Narcotics and any kind of intoxication, firearms and gambling strictly prohibited.
Organiser’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
The Bhatakna Tours will not be responsible for injury/accident / death to the clients.
Any damage caused to the property will be Chargeable.
Cancellation Policy: 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 5 days prior to the event date.
No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days.
No show No Refund.
Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.

Included/Excluded

  • Khopoli to Khopoli travel by local jeep.
  • Dinner Veg & Non-Veg, Breakfast, Tea
  • Tent Camping or Homestay (on sharing basis Depends on whether)
  • Guide & Expertise Charges
  • Fort & Forest Entry fees
  • Travel till Khopoli / Lonavala and back. (as per your bookings)
  • Lunch on both day
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / Drinks Ordered
  • Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.
  • Any kind of personal expenses (camera charges, etc.)
  • Any kind of cost, which is not mentioned in the cost, includes above
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required

Durations

2 days / 1 night

Languages

English
Hindi
Marathi

Pickup Point

Khopoli

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Udhewadi, Lonaval, Maharashtra, India.

FAQs

Can we drive till Rajmachi Village?
Not in monsoon. You need a right 4WD vehicle as last 8 km is entirely off the road with a small turning radius.
In case it rains road is not motorable
Mobile network is bad on this road will be difficult to arrange help quickly
How far is Rajmachi Fireflies Festival from Mumbai or Pune?
Three hours drive from Mumbai, 125 km approx.
One hour drive from Lonavala completely off road 4WD car required.
The number of days required for the Fireflies Festival event?
Two days and One Night
Where can we park our cars?
Lonavala at your own risk.
You will have to pay for parking charges if spot is available.
Is there any parking charge a forest entry fee?
Yes, parking and forest entry fees apply collected by Forest Officer

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