Travellers are requested to board the second last compartment of the fast, local train to Panvel that departs from CST railway station at 16:51 hrs.
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Embark on this mesmerizing trek to the Prabalmachi plateau and see the twinkling dance of brightly-lit fireflies all around you. This trek takes you to deep forests of the Prabal plateau, far away from light pollution of the urban crowd, where you will be able to spot fluttering fireflies in all their glory. At night, after a short and easy fireflies trek, you will be treated to a delicious Maharashtrian dinner. You will sleep in cosy alpine tents and wake up to a beautiful sunrise over the Sahyadri hills.
Prabalmachi is a small village placed atop the Prabal plateau. Located at the base of the Prabalgad Fort and the Kalavantin Pinnacle, the Prabal plateau overlooks the valley and rolling hills of the Western Ghats. It is a perfect rustic location for a fireflies trek as the surrounding greenery attracts these glowing beetle bugs and the lack of light pollution makes them stand out. Your trek begins from the base village of Thakurwadi and leads you to the Prabal plateau through a trail full of fireflies.
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Report to the Panvel railway station at 18:15 hrs. Here, you'll meet your trek leader and leave for the Thakurwadi village in a local tum-tum. At the village, you'll have a short briefing before beginning the trek to Prabalmachi. Spot fireflies and enjoy evening views as you reach your campsite. You'll have dinner, followed by a short walk to spot fireflies and explore surroundings. Overnight in tents at Prabalmachi.
Overnight in tents at Prabalmachi.
Today's meal package includes only dinner which will be served to you when you reach the campsite atop the Prabal plateau. You'll stay in tents at Prabalmachi. Please remember to carry your own blankets or sleeping bags for overnight use.
For cancellations made more than 15 days before departure of the fireflies trek to Prabalmachi: 90% refund.
For cancellations made between 5-15 days before departure of the fireflies trek to Prabalmachi: 50% refund.
For cancellations made less than 5 days before departure of the fireflies trek to Prabalmachi: 20% 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 fireflies trek to Prabalmachi.
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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