Travellers from Mumbai can board the local train to Karjat departing CSMT railway station at 21:26 hrs.
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Embark on a surreal adventure on this fireflies trek to Kothaligad to experience the thrill of a night trek and watch a hundred fireflies light up the forest. Your trek begins at night from the base village of Ambiwadi and leads you up rock-cut stairs and narrow trails to a historic fort. En route, you will spot fluttering fireflies glowing in the trees and bushes. At the fort, you can explore ancient caves, water cisterns and the ruins of Kothaligad. Before hiking back down in the morning, you'll also witness a mesmerizing sunrise from the fort.
Kothaligad, also known as the Peth Fort, is located near Karjat at an altitude of about 3,100 feet. It is a must-see fort for nature enthusiasts since the trail offers spectacular views of the plush green hills of the Western Ghats. As you climb up the trail in the thick of darkness, you'll encounter steep stairs and large boulders. All throughout, the dim light of fireflies all around you will present an amazing view.
Witness the dance of a hundred fireflies as they light up the forest. | Trek through a forest at night to reach the Kothaligad Fort. | Watch the brilliant sun rise over the lush green Western Ghats.
Report at the Karjat railway station at 23:00 hrs. From here, you travel with your fellow campers to Ambiwadi in a jeep or tum-tum. Your night trek begins from Ambiwadi. Overnight in transit.
Overnight in transit.
Please be punctual in reporting to the Karjat railway station. Since no meals are included in today's meal package, be sure to have dinner before you reach the pick-up point.
No meals are provided today
For cancellations made more than 8 days before departure of the Kothaligad fireflies trek: 75% refund.
For cancellations made 4-7 days before the departure of the Kothaligad fireflies trek: 50% refund.
For cancellations made less than 3 days before departure of the Kothaligad fireflies trek: no refund.
In case of no show: no refund.
All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.
Travellers are required to follow all instructions of the trek leader during the Kothaligad fireflies trek.
Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek.
Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.
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