Rajmachi Fireflies Trek 2022 | Fireflies near Mumbai Pune
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- 2 Days 1 Nights
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- Difficulty - Moderate
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Rajmachi fort is already very well known for its majestic views and beautiful trails in the Sahayadri mountains. Surrounded by lush green mountains, beautiful flora and fauna, waterfalls, and green valleys, this fort is a perfect place for trekking. But what most people do not know is the amazing fireflies show that takes place there naturally. Embark on this trek that gives you a chance to witness the unique show of fireflies in an exciting night trekking experience.
Zeep From Lonavala to Base Village
Local Home For Rest
(Unlimited Meals ( Veg, Non-Veg, Jain))
07:30 PM- Assemble at Lonavala Railway Station and Move towards Jambhul pada by Jeep (sharing) 08:30 PM- Reach Jambulpada (base village), introduction time and start jungle trek towards Rajmachi. 10.30 PM- Reach the base village and relax for a while. 11.00 PM- Enjoy your dinner and stay in home stay. 11:30 PM- Begin your small jungle trails by the lake and see fireflies. 12:30 PM- Relax and retire for the night.
Zeep Base Village to Lonavala station
06.00 AM - Wake Up & enjoy the beautiful sunrise on the top. 06:30 AM - Enjoy the breakfast in the morning. 08:30 AM - Visit the Shrivardhan Fort and explore the nearby area. 12:00 PM - Start your journey towards the Lonavala. 01:30 PM - Reach Lonavala railway station and catch a train back to your home with loads of memories.
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We are thankful to this company for organising significant trek for kalsubai this place is magnificent. Our sherpa (Smit) and (Kapil) was very interactive , entertaining , magnanimous and knowledgeable of history. I will not hesitate to recommend this company to my colleagues , family and friends. Thank you
The best trek I’ve ever gone to. I’ve travelled with many other tours but they are the best. From travelling to climbing, I was never bored. The trek leader is so interactive that you won’t feel lonely even if you go solo. They are punctual about their time and also they provide all the necessary services as per our needs. Enjoyed a lot during this trek and hoping to go on the same with this tours and travels.
Great team of admirable and fun people. Made the trek and the whole tour very enjoyable. The best part is the team actually takes interest in making the trip fun for everyone as a group
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Had an amazing trip to kalsubai wid Bhatakna ppl , well coordinated & yess dey keep u motivated throughout d jurney Local food was yumm😊 for begginers ~ dnt worry dey dnt leave u alone unless d trekk gets over #adrenaline rush👌👍thumbs up👍
Awesome trip, well must say organizers- Sameer, Abhijeet & Pranay were bang on & very helpful. About the camp - movies under the stars is one of your USP, food was great, fabulous arrangement. In short had a great time. Thank u Bhatakna team.
Had an amazing trip. The local food was delicious. The people are extremely welcoming and treat you well. The overall experience was very good. The only thing which I could suggest is that the washrooms could have been cleaner. Overall enjoyed it :)
Lonavala to Lonavala travel by local jeep. 1 Dinner. (Veg / Non-veg / Jain) 1 Breakfast. Home stay on sharing basis Bhatakna India expertise charges Fort Entry Fees
Lunch on both day Travel till Lonavala and back. (as per your bookings) All kinds of Extra Meals / Drinks Ordered Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc. Any kind of personal expenses (camera charges, etc.) Any kind of cost, which is not mentioned in the cost, includes above All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
THINGS TO CARRY
2/3 liters of water
Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on trek
Good Torch must with extra battery
Sleeping material (sleeping bag or 2 bed sheets)
Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars
Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets
One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters
Sun Cap and Sunscreen
Personal First aid and Personal Medicine
Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles
HOW TO REACH
Catch 12123 DECCAN QUEEN Departing from CSTM at 05:10 PM • 05:10 PM CSTM • 06:35 PM Karjat • 07:20 PM Lonavala. Itinerary for Pune People Pune People can catch Pune to Lonavala Local 04:25 pm - Departure from Pune 06:00 pm - Arrival at Lonavala Wait for Mumbai participants to reach Trek leader will meet you by 07:00 PM.
Policy and Terms
75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to the event date
No show No Refund.
Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
If Trek gets canceled we will refund "Trek Amount" only.
If the event is canceled due to any natural calamity, political unrest or other such reasons beyond our control the same cancellation policy will apply.
Rajmachi Fireflies Trek 2021 & Camping
1. Can we drive till Rajmachi Village?
Not in monsoon. You need a right 4WD vehicle as last 8 km is entirely off the road with a small turning radius.
In case it rains road is not motorable
Mobile network is bad on this road will be difficult to arrange help quickly
2. How far is Rajmachi Fireflies Festival from Mumbai or Pune?
Three hours drive from Mumbai, 125 km approx.
One hour drive from Lonavala completely off road 4WD car required.
3. The number of days required for the Fireflies Festival event?
Two days and One Night
4. Where can we park our cars?
Lonavala at your own risk, we will try to find secure parking.
You will have to pay for parking charges if spot is available.
5. Is there any parking charge a forest entry fee?
Yes, parking and forest entry fees apply collected by Forest Officer
6. Do you provide sleeping bags?
No, we don't provide a sleeping bag, you can bring your own sleeping bag
In case you don't have a sleeping bag please carry two bedsheets.
For hygiene reasons, we don't provide sleeping bags.
7. Are Toilet and Bathing available at Rajmachi?
Provision for toilet tents will be made at Villagers House eastern style commode
There is a water shortage in the village and no electricity so Western style commode not possible.
Due to water shortage at Udhewadi village bathing is not possible.
8. Do Single Travellers Female sign up for these events?
Fireflies Mumbai event we have 60 - 40 ratio for Male - Female
Many Solo Travellers Female & Male join our events
9. Are Kids allowed on Fireflies treks?
Ideal for parents who want to introduce kids to trekking, camping, outdoors, adventure, forts.
We take Kids below 15 with Parents or Guardian supervision only.
10. What type of food will is available?
Food preference only Veg local home cooked is available.
Jain Food is available please inform in advance to make arrangements.
11. First aid and Medical Doctor?
First Aid Kit is available always with our trek leaders
Please carry your personal medicine as there are no doctors or medicals available at base village.
11. Phone Connectivity at Rajmachi Firefly Festival?
Limited phone connectivity is available for most cellular services
The range is available at some location when you climb the fort you will get network at the top.
12. Where will we stay?
Camping in tents mostly 2 people or 3 person tents
In case it rains heavily we will try to shift you to local homestay
The homestay will be in Dormitory Villagers house simple sleeping mat is provided.
13. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?
Registration against 100% upfront payment only via Paytm / UPI / NEFT / IMPS / Payment Gateway
on the spot cash payment are not accepted.
We need to book in advance jeep and stay and make other arrangements upfront payment is a must.
14. Will I get bottled water?
Natural well water is only available, you can buy bottled water in the village.
Please take the empty bottles with you and avoid littering the village.
15. Can I charge my phone at Fireflies Mumbai Festival?
No electricity is available in the village
Please carry a power bank if required.
16. How is the weather now at Rajmachi Fireflies Festival?
Summer Temperature Night 26 - Day 39°C approx
Evening Rain showers are possible
Monsoon rains very heavily please double pack your expensive phones and gadgets.
17. Can we smoke or drink alcohol?
People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit the event on an immediate basis.
Rajmachi Fort is sacred to locals and they will get offended if they find you consuming alcohol or smoking
18. Can we listen to music on Bluetooth speaker?
Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speaker is not allowed while trekking
Bluetooth speaker not allowed inside the homestay
Bluetooth or Loud music not allowed at the campsite
19. How do I make payment?
You can pay online on our website on the book now button
20. Lonavala places to visit after the event?
Wet N Joy Water Park
A1 Chikki shop
Cooper's Fudge And Chikkis
Sunil's Celebrity Wax Museum
Manshakti Lonavala for snacks
In case your question is not listed above you can email us [email protected]
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