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Rajmachi Fireflies Camping & Trekking

Sat, 29 Jun 5:00PM - Sun, 30 Jun 11:30AM
Rajmachi Fort
Rs 500 onwards
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ADVENTURE CLUB PUNE invites you to Fireflies Night Trek To Rajmachi to Witness the natural glooming light amidst the mountain and dense forest, a perfect ambiance created by the twinkling little fireflies for their mating ritual. Summer is the perfect time when we can experience synchronous twinkling of hundreds of fireflies- one of the most beautiful phenomena in nature

Fireflies: Fireflies or lightning bugs are structured with specialized cells in their abdomen which emit light. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Pre-monsoon climate is the ideal period for fireflies and glow-worms for mating, they light up to attract their mate. Hundreds of fireflies gather together on a tree displaying their bio-luminescent lights in the dark nights. Fireflies experience is completely a weather dependent activity. We do not take guarantee under any circumstances if we cannot experience the same                                                                                 


 About Rajmachi: Rajmachi is one of the famous trek destinations in Sahyadri mountains and one of the favorite destinations for every trekker and beginners. Fort stands at a height of 2750 feet overlooking the Bhorghat Pass (a major old trade route during Maratha empire). This fort built by Shivaji in the 17th century. You can spend lots of time over the fort by exploring twin forts Manoranjan & Shrivardhan. Visit Bhairavnath Temple, Mahadev Temple & Rajmachi lake. There are 2 routes to reach Rajmachi, first from Lonavala and other being Karjat route.

We are going to cover both the routes, from Lonavala partly by jeep and then walk up to Udhewadi which is approximately 6 km. The next day we shall descend through Karjat route and visit Kondhane Caves en-route to Kondivade village.

Places of Interest:

    Kondana Caves
    Bhairavnath Temple
    Mahadev Temple 
    Rajmachi Dam
    Shirvardhan Fort
    Manoranjan Fort

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Day -1 :

Travelers from Mumbai/Pune are supposed to join us at Lonavala station (Platform no. 1) by 5 pm.  

Start jeep/auto ride till Y fork junction Udhewadi and Valvand village.                                                         

From here night  trek to Rajmachi (2 hrs. approx..) 

You will get to see fireflies en route.                                                                                                                   

Evening activities like thought sharing, games followed by dinner.                                                

Then time for fireflies search.

Tent Stay/ Dormatory Stay.


Day -2 :                                    

Wake up call 6 am.  Tea. 

Visit Shrivardhan & Manoranjan fort. sunrise                                                                                                               

Breakfast & Tea.                                                                                                                                            

Visit temples and lakes in the vicinity.                                                                                                                           

Explore the remaining places till 10 am. 

Start return journey  towards Lonavala  by Vehicle/2 hrs trek (Depending upon weather conditions)   

Interested people start descending towards Kondhane Caves it will take 3-4 hrs to reach base village Kondivade, en-route visit Kondhana Caves and then tumtum will drop us at Karjat station by around  3-4 pm.

We may come an hour early or late.

Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :)




Refunds And Cancellation Policy :

  • If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 5% of the booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.

  • If cancellations are made 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 40% of the booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be canceled and in such cases, the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same.

Advisory :

  • Pay attention to the tour leaders or instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.
  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the tour.                                                   
  • No Smoking during the trekking or other adventure activity.
  • Roaming during the nights is not permitted without our permission.
  • Participants have to fill an undertaking form given by Adventure Club Pune.                                               
  • Remember that this is Adventure related activity, which means you are away from the comfort zone.                          
  • We are here to provide you with the best experience & 100% safety 
  • Heavy rains are expected in monsoon season (June-September) in Maharashtra so please double pack your valuables to save them from getting wet.
  • Wear good trekking shoes & clothing.
  • Due to the monsoon season and various rock patches in this route, we recommend you to please take care while walking /climbing/trekking.
  • Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewelry, etc. is prohibited.
  • Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky.
  • For all such events, you are at your own risk.
  • Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner.
  • You should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside.
  • Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR.
  • We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition.
  • Note, this trek route may or may not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.

Things To Carry

Things To Carry
  • Luggage packed in big good trekking sack.
  • Complete spare set of extra clothes & socks if required.
  • Water bottle (2-3 litres) compulsory
  • Electral/ Glucon-d /energizers and personal Medicine.
  • A sweater/warm wear/rainwear. Wear comfortable clothing during treks (full sleeves).
  • Good trekking/sports shoes (sandles, slippers, floaters not permitted).
  • Torch with Extra pair of Batteries (must) during night trek.
  • Camera, Binocular (Optional)
  • Identity proof (must).                                                               
  • Toiletries (Napkin, facewash, tissue paper etc.).
  • Cap, goggles, sunscreen, moisturizer, mosquito repellent etc.

What Included

What Included

What included in Fees :

  • Transportation from Lonavala to Lonavala.  

  •  Kondiwade to Karjat by Auto.

  • Chasing Fireflies
  • All veg meals on tour (1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner,) tasty local food.                                                                                     
  • Accommodation in tents (2-3 person in one tent)/ house of local people if it rains.
  • Trekking & Camping, Chasing Fireflies.                                                                                                               
  • Once in a lifetime experience with us.


What's Not Included in Fees :

Cold drinks, mineral water, fast food articles, biscuits, etc.

 Anything not included in the what's included list.


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Rajmachi Fort Pune, Maharashtra 410405, India
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