Rajmachi Fireflies Special Night Trek

Udhewadi, near Lonavla

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 There are about 2,000 firefly species. These insects often live in humid regions of Asia. Fireflies also known as "Kajwa" are indeed fascinating creatures known for their bioluminescent displays. They use their light to “talk” to other fireflies and find a mate. They have special organs under their abdomens that take in oxygen. Inside special cells, they combine the oxygen with a substance called luciferin to make light with almost no heat. They use this light, called bioluminescence, to light up the ends of their abdomen. There are indeed thousands of species worldwide, each with its own unique flashing pattern used primarily for mating purposes. In India, particularly in May and June, these enchanting insects light up the night skies, engaging in their brief but vital reproductive cycle. There average life span is about 1-2 months only. 


  • Two Fortress : Manranjan & Shrivardhan
  • Fun Camping
  • Magical Fireflies
  • Games and Gossips
  • Magical Sunrise
  • Delicious local food​

About Trek 

  • Location : Udhewadi, near Lonavla
  • Elevation : 2710 ft above sea level
  • Fort Type : Hill Fort 
  • Trek Distance : 5 km approx 
  • Trek level : Easy
  • Trek Duration : 3-4 hrs Trek
  • Endurance : Medium

  • 11:00 PM : Assemble near JM Food Corner, JM Road, Shivaji Nagar.
  • 11:30 PM : Followed by pickup from Xion Mall, Hinjewadi.
  • 01.30 AM : Reach the start point of the Trail & start the night trek.
  • 02:00 AM : Take the jungle walk and spot the magical Fireflies. 
  • 04:00 AM : Reach the Base village and have breakfast, later start the hike for Shrivardan Fort.
  • 06:30 AM : Reach the peak and enjoy the beautiful view of sunrise and surrounding.
  • 08:00 AM : Start descending to the base village
  • 09:00 AM : Reach Base and have Breakfast.
  • 10:00 AM : Start your Return Journey towards Pune
  • 01.30 PM : Reach back to Pune by the lunch time with lots of memories and new friends.
  • Meals - Breakfast 

Note -

  • 1-2hrs buffer time is possible depending on the speed of trekkers, traffic on the road & other unavoidable circumstances during the trip.
  • Additionally, please wear full-sleeved shirts and full-length track pants to shield your skin and body from the sun, thorns, insects, prickles, and other potential hazards.

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  • Transport (Pune to Pune by Bus)
  • Trek leader expertise
  • Forest Entry Charges
  • Our Badge
  • Basic First Aid (if required)
  • Breakfast and Tea


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  • Any kind of extra Meal/Soft Drink/Lime Water/Mineral Water ordered for personal consumption.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen & unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks or bad weather etc.


JM Food Corner

Xion Mall, Hinjewadi

Terms and Conditions

  • Please confirm on call about the seats availability before paying.
  • Once the payment is completed, inform our team via sharing a screenshot/copy of the payment confirmation. Make sure the date, time, and UTR number are visible in the copy and please fill the registration form to confirm your seats, names & age with the team.
  • Do note that your registration will be confirmed only after the acceptance of complete trek/tour charges.
  • Please make sure you are added in the whatsapp group 6-8 hours prior to the trip as all the pickup & lead details would be shared in the group.  
  • Food and Stay arrangements are done as per the availability of the locations so kindly don't expect too luxurious. 
  • Backpacking trips are arranged for the people who are looking out for pocket friendly trips and are more about chasing experiences. 
  • First two seats will always be reserved for leaders to lead & show route to the driver. 
  • Seats arrangement will be on first come first serve basis at the time of pickup and it will be same throughout journey. (Any disputes regarding seating arrangement would result in dismissal of both the parties and would not be liable for any refunds.)
  • Please note that the advance amount paid would not not refunded in any case, except if the trek/tour departure is cancelled by us. Do check cancellation policy in case any refunds or cancellations.
  • No compensation would be given due to sudden closure of the destinations, road accidents, unexpected circumstances, vehicle breakdown, any natural or unexpected calamities after reaching the venue.
  • If the event is cancelled due to any natural calamity, political unrest or other such reasons beyond our control the same cancellation policy will apply.
  • We need at least 12-14 Travellers to manage our Trip, so our team reserves all the rights to cancel the Trip if the minimum batch size is not enough.
  • Your payment implies that you have read & complied with all our terms and conditions.

Frequest Questions

  • What is the best time to go for Rajmachi Fort Trek?

The optimal time to embark on the Rajmachi Fort is best throughout the year. Fireflies season is one among the best time to opt for Rajmachi Trek. Even the monsoon season is the best as entire region is adorned in lush greenery, with the flora and fauna bursting into magnificent displays that are a treat for the eyes.

Additionally, winter presents another excellent opportunity for trekking in Rajmachi. The weather during winter is cool and pleasant, with light fog enveloping the mountains and dew-kissed trek trails evoking a sense of joy. The sight of fog and clouds veiling the mountains during this season is truly captivating. 

  • How far is the Rajmachi trek from Pune?

The distance from Pune to Rajmachi is roughly 82 km via road through Lonavala. You'll need to reach Lonavala first, which is around 65 km away from Pune. From Lonavala, the distance to Rajmachi is approximately 17 km.

  • What is the height of Rajmachi Fort?

Rajmachi Fort stands at an altitude of approximately 2750 feet. Its moderate elevation makes it accessible for trekkers, especially beginners. Moreover, the well-marked trails allow for a comfortable trek even without a guide. To ensure a pleasant trekking experience, it's advisable to wear comfortable attire and sturdy trekking or sports shoes.

  • How long does it take to climb Rajmachi Fort?

The total duration of the Rajmachi Fort trek is around 5 hours, covering a distance of approximately 16 kilometers. While there may be some ups and downs along the way, the trek mostly involves walking on relatively even terrain. Trekkers can expect a leisurely journey without encountering much rocky terrain or steep ascents.

  • Is Rajmachi Trek difficult?

Rajmachi trek is categorized as easy to moderate. The trek trail is not overly steep or rocky, primarily consisting of long walks. As a starting point for many new trekkers, Rajmachi offers a manageable challenge suitable for men, women, and children who are in good health and fitness.

  • Is Rajmachi Fort Trek safe?

Yes, the Rajmachi Fort trek is entirely safe for both men and women, whether trekking solo or in a group. Professional trek leaders accompany trekkers throughout the journey, providing guidance and ensuring safety. Before commencing the trek, participants receive comprehensive safety instructions. Additionally, bringing along essential items such as a windcheater, personal medications, insect repellent, and energy drinks enhances safety measures.

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