Carrying or consuming alcohol and addictive substance is strictly prohibited in #trek. If caught, you will be expelled from group without any further discussions or refund.
If you want to see the dazzling fireflies in the dark, then come for the trek to Rajmachi Fort. This trek is most spectacular in weeks preceding the monsoon when tiny insects come out of a long slumber for mating season. Fireflies exhibit bioluminescence, a phenomenon which makes them glow in the dark to attract a mate.
Rajmachi fort is a strategic fort overlooking borghat/ khandala ghat which was a historical trade route. There are two fort - Shrivardhan and Manaranjan which were built by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj during 17th century. Rajmachi can be reached by 2 ways, the tough route from kondivade village near #Karjat and the other easy route from #Lonavala.
Elevation: - 3600 feet (approx.)
23:00 - Assemble at Dadar (East) near Pritam hotel. We wont wait for latecomers.
23:15 - Start travelling on a bus to Lonavala. Pickup is possible from Nerul, Kharghar etc.
02:00 - Reach Lonavala and start travelling towards Rajmachi in a Jeep. Please note that only jeeps and bikes can reach Rajmachi. We may have to walk half the distance if it rains as the road to Rajmachi becomes too muddy to drive.
03:00 - You will be able to see the fireflies everywhere along the mud road and then again in Rajmachi
04:30 - Reach Rajmachi and rest for an hour.
05:30 - Start trekking to Shrivardhan fort. It is half an hour #trek and if the horizon is clear then we will get a chance to see beautiful #sunrise across the mountains of Lonavla.
08:00 - Reach back to Rajmachi village. Get fresh and have #breakfast
09:00 - 20 mins trek to the Manoranjan fort. While coming back we will also see the temple of Rajmachi and have some fun near the lake.
12:00 - Start travelling back to Lonavla in a Jeep (where our bus will be waiting). We may have to walk half the distance if it rains as the road to Rajmachi becomes too muddy to drive..
14:00 - Have lunch at Lonavala
15:00 - We will start our journey back to Dadar on the same bus.
- Travelling from Dadar to Lonavala and back in a bus
- Travelling from Lonavala to Rajmachi in a jeep (subject to weather condition)
- #Morning tea & breakfast
- Entry charges at Rajmachi
- Guidance & expertise charges
- Bottled water/cold drinks
- Any other charges not mentioned above
Things to be carried:
- At least 2-litre water (preferably in personal reusable bottles)
- Torches (other than mobile)
- Good #trekking or sport shoes
- Sleeping bag or blankets etc.
- Hats, Sunglasses, etc.
- We appreciate participants carrying juice packets, fruits and dry fruits