Assembly Point for Pune/Mumbai: Lonavala Station Platform-1 at 5:00 pm.
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 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. Rajmachi is one of the famous trek destinations in Sahyadri mountains and one of the favorite destination 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. Next day we shall descend through Karjat route and visit “Kondhane Caves” en-route to Kondivade village.
Places of Interest:
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 fork junction Udhewadi and Valvano village. From here trek to Rajmachi village.
Chasing fireflies and photography.
Evening activities like thought sharing, followed by dinner. Then time for fireflies search.
Day -2 :
Wake up call 6 am. Visit Shrivardhan & Manaranjan fort. sunrise. Have tea at base village and visit temples and lake in the vicinity. Breakfast & Tea. Explore the remaining places till 11 am. Lunch by 11 am and rest and will start the journey towards Fanasrai(Lonavala).
Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :)
What included in Fees :
> Transportation from Lonavala to halfway of the trek.
> Kondiwade to Karjat by private transportation.
> All veg meals on tour (1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner, 1 Lunch). Tasty local food.
> Accommodation in tents (3-4 person in one tent)/ house of local people if it rains.
> Expertise & Guide Charges, Permits for the Trek.
> Basic First-Aid kit.
> Trekking & Camping.
> 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 whats included list.
We are group of adventures and enthusiastic boys ,we undertake trekking and camping in and around Pune and Maharashtra.we try to connect you with nature.jungle give you a sense of wilderness and freedom from your day to day life for some time. Trekking and activities also helps you be fit and check your health time to time .
Map & Directions
Map & Directions
Rajmachi ( Outside Pune )
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