Venue Type : Lakeside,Riverside,Jungle Stay,Homestay,Mountain
Stay Type : Tents,Dormitory,Room Sharing
5 or more sharing
Kids Below 5 Years : Free
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Trek India Welcomes you for Fireflies Special Camping at Prabalmachi (Leaving on Saturday)
| Fireflies And Their Mating Dance | Tent Stay |
Heya peeps! Looking for more share of fireflies without having to travel too far?
25-26th May 2019 01-02nd June 2019 08-09th June 2019 15-16th June 2019
Well, leave it on us then. Trek India has got wonderful plans for you to enjoy another fun-filled weekend with fireflies, homestay, and authentic home-cooked food.
Fireflies belong to the family of beetles, and not flies as they are commonly mistaken for. These nocturnal winged beetles use bioluminescence, a chemical reaction when oxygen combines with luciferin, which is present in the lower abdomen of the insect to produce light. All fireflies glow as larvae. Bioluminescence serves a different function in the larvae than in adults. It appears to be a warning signal to predators, for, the larvae contain chemicals that are either distasteful or toxic.
Prabalmachi is situated between Matheran and Panvel in Raigad District in Maharashtra, India. A rustic village, the base of Fort Prabalgad and Kalavantin, is filled with greenery and is away from hustle and bustle of the city. The height of the Prabalmachi village is 390 meters above sea level. The Prabalgad Fort stands at an elevation of 2,300 feet in the Western Ghats.
Day 1:- Saturday 06:00 pm - Assemble outside of Panvel Railway Station 06:15 pm - Move towards base village "Thakurwadi" by Local private Vehicle. 07:00 pm - Reach Thakurwadi & move to Prabalmachi. Enjoy the serene view of fireflies lightning your way towards to Prabalmachi. 09:00 pm - Reach Prabalmachi. 09:30 pm - Have a dinner (Veg) 10:30 pm - A night walk to the nearby forest area of Prabalmachi to see fireflies. 12:00 pm - Rest under the millions of stars, sharing your travel experiences with the like-minded people.
Day 2:- Sunday
05.00 am:- Wake Up Call, Freshen Up and get ready for the Kalvantin Trek (optional) 05.30 am:- Start the Trek 06.30 am:- Reach the top of the peak 08.00 am:- Start Descending 09.00 am:- Reach the Campsite & Have breakfast 10.30 am:- Reach the Thakurwadi 11.00 am:- Start the Journey to Panvel Station 12.00 pm:- Reach Panvel Station
Transportation from Panvel to base village & Return to Panvel Station Dinner Breakfast Tent Stay 2 sharing (Blanket & Mattress) Prabalmachi Entry Fee Basic First Aid Local Guidance
Cost Exclude:- All Kind of Personal Expenses. Anything not mentioned in the inclusion.
Things to Carry:- Id Card Some Ready to eat food like Plum Cake, Biscuit, Chocolate Power Bank (Optional) Torch with Extra Batteries (Compulsory) Cap, Camera (optional) Medicine if required Avoid wearing precious ornaments And a haversack or backpack to put all the above things to be carried, so hands are free to help each other while trekking. Sling bags / jholas / trolley bags etc not allowed on the event. Please pack accordingly.
Please Note:- Firefly sightings are dependent on weather conditions. Ideally, this is the best time to sight them. However, we do not take responsibility for low firefly sightings. In case of any unexpected change in weather or other unforeseen situations that are beyond our control and due to which camping may not be feasible, the operator will try their best to make alternate stay arrangements in the nearby homestay OR village (subject to availability). Washrooms are available at the base village Don’t except VIP or luxurious treatment, as we are going for the trekking/camping, so be adventures and be free.