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Rajmachi Fireflies Festival

Rajmachi

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  • 2 Days  1 Nights 
  • For 12+ years
  • Best Season - May June

Embark on a magical journey through the enchanting landscapes of Rajmachi with our exclusive Fireflies Festival Trek. Experience the surreal spectacle of countless fireflies lighting up the night, turning the serene surroundings into a twinkling fairyland. This unique adventure, guided by Wandering Souls, promises not only a visual delight but also a soulful retreat into nature's embrace.

About Rajmachi
Nestled in the rugged Sahyadri ranges, Rajmachi is renowned for its historical forts and breathtaking natural beauty. The trip to Rajmachi is an exhilarating experience, with trails winding through dense forests and ancient pathways that tell tales of bygone eras. As the sun sets, watch in awe as the landscape transforms with the shimmering dance of fireflies—an unforgettable natural phenomenon.

About Fireflies
Fireflies or lightning bugs(Jugnu) make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. This breath-taking show put on by nature resembles a psychedelic combination of stars falling and fireworks exploding – It is an immersive experience you will never forget.

The fireflies do not always flash in unison. They may flash in waves across hillsides, and at other times will flash randomly. Synchrony occurs in short bursts that end with abrupt periods of darkness.

Private Vehicle

Homestay

Dinner

Train Schedule: Catch 12:20 CSMT-Khopoli Fast

  • 12:20 pm – CSMT
  • 12:27 pm – Byculla
  • 12:33 pm – Dadar
  • 12:41 pm – Kurla
  • 12:45 pm – Ghatkopar
  • 1:01 pm – Thane
  • 1:17 pm– Dombivali
  • 1:26 pm – Kalyan
  • 1:45 pm – Badlapur
  • 2:19 pm – Karjat
  • 2:44 – Khopoli
  • 03:00 PM: Meet the team at Khopoli Station. Here, we transition from train to Jeep. Journey to the base village, immersed in anticipation (If the roads are bad due to rains then we leave the vehicles at highway and walk 8kms to the base village).
  • 05:15 PM: Reach the base village
  • 05:30 PM: As the sun begins its descent, we go for an exhilarating trek to Shrivardhan Fort.
  • 06:30 PM: Conquer the summit, bask in the glorious sunset, and let the moment sink in.
  • 07:00 PM: Commence the descent with a heart full of sunset hues.
  • 08:00 PM: Back at base village, where dinner awaits under a canopy of stars
  • 09:30 PM: Savor a delightful dinner and then lose yourself in a mesmerizing fireflies walk.

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Stay Not Applicable

Breakfast

  • 06:30 AM: Awaken to the chirping of birds and fresh mountain air. Freshen up and seize the day!
  • 07:00 AM: Stroll to the nearby lake and temple, immersing in the tranquil morning vibes of Rajmachi.
  • 08:00 AM: Relish a hearty breakfast back at the village, sharing tales of last night's luminescent encounters.
  • 08:30 AM: Wave goodbye to the wilderness as we embark on our return journey to Khopoli.
  • 10:00 AM: Arrival in Khopoli and catch the train back to Mumbai.

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We’re a team of travellers and dreamers who know how to inspire the memories you’ll have for the rest of your life. Our team consists of people from various backgrounds such as travel & adventure experts, event managers & ex-MNC employees. We have been in the travel industry for 5+ years and have organised 1000+ trips and events. We create travel experiences that exceed clients' expectations. Come discover what you have been missing!

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Amisha jain
Amisha jain

went on garbett plateau trek on them good experience, everything nicely organised,

Shilpa Nair
Shilpa Nair

Trekking with wandering souls was a safe and good experience. The team leads were genuinely caring and made sure of everyone's safety despite having a large group.The trek was well designed and it also had an introduction session which served as an icebreaker and made the batch more friendly towards eachother. The crowd was decent and blending, you can meet and make new friends. It was my first time trekking with a group and I would join them soon 💪🏽👍🏽

Shiavngi Singh
Shiavngi Singh

It was my first trekking experience and I am glad I planned it with the best. Overall experience was very great. The weather, the people, the view everything at its best. Wandering souls made my first trekking experience memorable. Looking forward to planning more trips with them.

Rutika Joshi
Rutika Joshi

Your search for amazing adventures ends here. The most reliable and trustworthy group I have been with. The coordinators are excellent. The arrangements are great and you'll have a best experience in every events. I joined their first event back in 2018 and enjoyed each events since then :) Kudos team! you're doing fab job.

Prerana Rane
Prerana Rane

Amazing Trek and proper Instructions given by the tour leaders Vijay and yaksha. Would definitely love to go on more treks with y'all..

Shilpa Nair
Shilpa Nair

Trekking with wandering souls was a safe and good experience. The team leads were genuinely caring and made sure of everyone's safety despite having a large group.The trek was well designed and it also had an introduction session which served as an icebreaker and made the batch more friendly towards eachother. The crowd was decent and blending, you can meet and make new friends. It was my first time trekking with a group and I would join them soon 💪🏽👍🏽


Inclusions

  • Khopoli to Khopoli Transport by Local Jeep
  •  Evening Tea & Snacks on Day 1
  •  Dinner (Veg/Jain) on Day 1
  •  Breakfast (Veg/Jain) on Day 2
  •  Homestay
  •  Entry Fees & Permit
  •  Expertise and Guide charges
  •  First Aid
  •  Wash Rooms & Changing rooms facilities Anything other than the above-mentioned things 

Exclusions

  • Anything other than the above-mentioned things
  •  Travel from Mumbai to Khopoli and back
  •  Any Personal Expenses

THINGS TO CARRY

  • Identity Proof (Mandatory)
  • Bottle of Water (at least 2 litres)
  • Torch with extra batteries
  • Ready to eat food like plum cakes, dry fruits etc.
  • Cap, Camera
  • Exrta Bedsheet / Pull Over / blanket /Sleeping Bag (A pair would be provided)
  • Good Trekking shoes
  • Jacket / Wind cheater as it could get cold in the night
  • Personal care stuff, ORS, medicines which you require usually
  • Haversack to put all the things in, please do not carry sling bags or jholas


PICKUP LOCATIONS

Khopoli Station



HOW TO REACH

Train Schedule: Catch 12:20 CSMT-Khopoli Fast

  • 12:20 pm – CSMT
  • 12:27 pm – Byculla
  • 12:33 pm – Dadar
  • 12:41 pm – Kurla
  • 12:45 pm – Ghatkopar
  • 1:01 pm – Thane
  • 1:17 pm– Dombivali
  • 1:26 pm – Kalyan
  • 1:45 pm – Badlapur
  • 2:19 pm – Karjat
  • 2:44 – Khopoli


Policy and Terms

  • Cancellation charge of 15% would be deducted from the booking if cancelled 2 days before the event
  • No refund would be granted if cancelled within 2 days of the event.
  • No refund (Partial or otherwise) will be made if you voluntarily leave or drop out of a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transportation, sightseeing, meals or services not utilized

Terms and Conditions

  • Basic Washroom facility (Indian Toilets) available at the campsite, it is a camping activity and not a leisure trip so one needs to prepare themselves accordingly. 
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited
  • Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery.
  • A planned activity or programs may be cancelled or revised depending on the weather or any other unavoidable circumstances
  • We require atleast 8 participants to conduct the event. In a unlikely case where we don’t get the requisite number of participants, you have an option for FULL Refund or shifting to any other event.
  • Bioluminescence by Fireflies is a natural phenomenon. The trip dates have been planned as per the mating season of fireflies i.e pre-monsoon during which we witness this phenomenon. We may or may not get to witness it. Wandering Souls won’t be held responsible for low or no sightings.

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