Imagine a thousand twinkling lights in the forest. Enchanting right? Now imagine witnessing this phenomenon live. One of the most brilliant spectacles put on by Mother Nature at Prabalmachi, before the onset of the monsoon. This is, of course, the annual mating congregation of fireflies who descend upon this plateau to start a wonderful beginning. Their bioluminescence creates magical patterns in the dark and makes you dream with eyes open. But the magic doesn't end there. Indulge in setting up your tents, make your own barbecue as you sing under the moonlight and the starlit sky around bonfires while relishing in locally cooked food and experiencing the warm hospitality of the locals of Prabalmachi.
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 2320 Feet above MSL (Approx)
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.
Cost - Per Adult Rs 1100
04:30 pm - Reach Thakurwadi & move to Prabalmachi.
00 pm Have Tea
00 pm - Enjoy the serene view of fireflies lightning your way at Prabalmachi.
09:30 pm Have dinner (Veg/Non- 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 likeminded people.
07:00 am - Wake up call. Enjoy Sunrise, Photography.
00 am - Freshen and have breakfast,
09:00 am - Start Descending the base village "Thakurwadi".
10:00 am - Reach Campsite.
10:30 am - Start the journey to Panvel.
1 Breakfast & Tea
1 Dinner (Veg-Non Veg-Jain)
Tent Stay (Couple Tent With Blanket, Bedsheet)
Basic First Aid
Any personal expense
Any other charges not mentioned in Inclusions
All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.
Things to carry
Valid Photo ID Proof (Aadhar Card/Driving License)
Water bottle (2 litres each person)
Mosquito Repellent Cream
Extra Set of Clothes
Compulsory Torch with Extra batteries
Blankets or (Chaddar)
Electoral 1 pack
Medicine if required
Portable Mobile Charger
Torch with extra batteries
Some ready to eat food like- plum cakes, fruits, chocolates, biscuits, etc
Wind Cheater and Good trekking shoes
Extra pair of clothes, socks
Cap, Camera as Optional
1 packet of electrol, enerzal, glucon-D Medications if required for individual
Avoid wearing precious ornaments on an event, if possible
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.
There is a freshen up / washroom facility at the campsite.
Avoid carrying heavy weight for the trek.
Floaters and Sandals are not allowed; please wear sports shoes or trekking shoes of good quality.
Alcohol not allowed.
100% amount to be paid in advance to book the trip.
If the booking is canceled 10 days or before the event date then 50% of the booking amount will be refunded.
If the booking is canceled 5 days before the event date then no refunds will be given.
Basic Washroom facility (Indian Toilets) available at the base Village, it's Trekking/Camping, not a leisure trip so one needs to prepare themselves accordingly.
One can come till meeting point by own vehicle and park it there, then start the trek towards Prabalmachi.
Please go through the complete itinerary, Its a group event, not a customized one, so please adhere to the schedule and take back lovely memories.
The tour is weather based and depends on the weather conditions. There may be last minute alterations if weather conditions deteriorate. Payment once done is non-refundable. Trek Leader Decision will be final. No argument will be entertained Visionesta Events reserves the right to change/deviate/cancel the plan without any prior notice. Participants Safety is the prime concern for us and will not compromise for the same. Registration Form should be filled up after the registration is done, so we will have the emergency contact database. Visionesta Events is not Responsible for any baggage or personal belonging loss/damage and participant are responsible for the same.