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  • Trip introduction

    Night trekking through the rough greenery of the Rajmachi forests offer a spectacular experience of spotting glowing fireflies in the darkness of the night. On this fireflies trek to Rajmachi, you'll venture out into the wilderness and catch views of these exotic insects glowing between trees, in the bushes, up in the sky, behind rocks and all around you. Apart from exploring the mystical natural phenomenon of fireflies, you'll also trek to the twin hill forts of Shrivardhan and Manarajan to catch a glorious sunrise. You'll also visit the nearby Uday Sagar Talav and the Shiva Temple before the trip ends.

    Rich in natural beauty, the fireflies trek to Rajmachi is ideal for nature lovers and urban dwellers looking to plan a weekend getaway into the heart of nature.

    Destination

    Perched atop the rugged mountains of the Western Ghats, the Rajmachi Fort sits at an altitude of 2,710 feet alongside the twin hill forts of Shrivardhan and Manarajan. With close proximity to Lonavala, the fort is an often frequented destination for nature enthusiasts from Mumbai and Pune. On this fireflies trek to Rajmachi, you'll be staying in tents pitched near the base village of Rajmachi Fort. After short treks around the campsite to spot glowing fireflies, you'll sleep in alpine tents and wake up to a beautiful morning at the campsite.

    Destination highlights

    Witness magical, glowing insects on a fireflies trek to Rajmachi. | Trek to the forts of Shrivardhan and Manarajan. | Visit the Uday Sagar Talav and Shiva Temple. | Spend the night in the wilderness of dense forests.

    Activity Details

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    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Rajmachi Fort fireflies trek: Spot fireflies

    Arrive at the ticket counter on platform no. 1 of the Lonavala railway station by 17:00 hrs. Here, you'll meet your fellow trekkers and move to the base Rajmachi village via local, public transport. You'll reach the village in a hour where you'll find and set up your campsite for the night. Soon, you'll head out to spot fireflies in the greenery near Rajmachi. You'll take a short break at night to have dinner before resuming your journey to spot fireflies in the forests near Rajmachi. You'll return back to the campsite a little before midnight and retreat into your tents. Overnight at Rajmachi in tents.

    Overnight at Rajmachi campsite in tents.

    Your trip begins as you arrive at the ticket counter on platform no. 1 of the Lonavala railway station by 17:00 hrs. Travel to the base village of Rajmachi will be arranged via local, public transport. Today's meal package includes dinner, served at night after a journey through the forests of Rajmachi to spot fireflies. Make sure to eat lunch before reporting to the start point at Lonavala railway station and carry additional dry snacks in case you get hungry during transit. You'll be accommoda

    Day 1 Milestone

    Lonavala

    Rajmachi

    14:30 PM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Rajmachi Fort fireflies trek: Trek to Rajmachi, return to Mumbai
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 6 days before departure of the Rajmachi Fort fireflies trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 3-6 before departure of the Rajmachi Fort fireflies trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 3 days before departure of the Rajmachi Fort fireflies trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek leader during the fireflies trek to Rajmachi Fort.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and 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.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The meeting point for this fireflies trek to Rajmachi Fort is the Lonavala railway station at 17:00 hrs. Travellers from Mumbai may board the 14:30 hrs Sinhagad Express from CST while travellers from Pune may board the 15:00 hrs Pune-Lonavala train from Pune station.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the fireflies trek to Rajmachi Fort to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements from Lonavala-Lonavala in local, public transport

    • Any technical equipment required for trekking
    • Alpine tents and mattresses
    • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 2
    • Services of an experienced trekking guide
    • Permit charges, entry fees and camping charges
    • Basic first aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel costs between base city and Lonavala

    • Extra blanket
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Quick-dry apparel
    • Trekking footwear
    • Windcheater or jacket
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Shirt/t-shirt and track pants
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Denim jeans
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • All equipment required for camping
    • Alpine tents and mattresses
    • Any technical equipment required for the trek
    • Basic first aid kit

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Extra blanket
    • Insect repellent
    • Water bottle
    • Torch (extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Dry snacks (biscuits, energy bars etc.)
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.