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Trek India Welcomes you for the Fireflies Special Event at Rajmachi
Batch:- 25-26th May 2019 01st -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/tents stay and authentic home-cooked food.
About Fireflies:- 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.
About Rajmachi:- Rajmachi Fort is one of the many historical forts in the rugged hills of Sahyadri mountains (Western Ghats). 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 situated on the machi, at the southern foot of Manaranjan Balekilla of Rajmachi Fort.
06.10 pm - Assemble at Lonavala Railway Station and Move towards Jambhul pada by Jeep 07:00 pm - Reach Jambulpada, Introduction time and start jungle Trek towards Rajmachi 09.00 pm - Reach Base Village 09.30 pm - Dinner - Stay in Tent or Home Stay 10:00 pm - Go for the jungle trails and see fireflies 11.00 pm - Lightouts Sleep
Day 2 – Sunday
06.00 AM - Wake Up 06:30 AM - Breakfast 08:30 AM - Shrivardhan Fort visit and exploration 11:30 AM - Lunch 12:00 PM - Return Towards Lonavala. 01:30 PM - Reach Lonavala railway station and catch a train back to your home with loads of memories.
Cost of the event:- Rs. 1600/- per person.
Cost Includes:- Transportation from Lonavala to Rajmachi & Return Dinner (Veg & Non-Veg) Breakfast & Tea Lunch (Veg Only) Tents Stay or Homestay Forest Entry Charges Basic First Aid
Cost Excludes:- Anything not mentioned in the inclusion Any Kind of Personal Expenses.
Things to Carry:- Some Ready to eat like Pulm Cake, Chocolate, Biscuits, etc. 2 Ltrs of WaterTorch with Extra Batteries (Compulsory) Good Trekking Shoes 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.