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  • Trip introduction

    This Rajmachi trek takes you deep into the rugged mountains of the Sahyadris, to see the magical dance of fireflies during the short season when they appear. The pre-monsoon showers are prime mating time for these bugs, and you'll see them light up the night sky to find their mates. You'll also get a chance to view the iconic Rajmachi fort and enjoy a monsoon trek.

    NOTE: This trip includes transport from Dadar to Lonavala and back for participants from Mumbai. For participants coming from Pune or other cities, please meet at Lonavala station. The cost for those coming from Pune will be INR 950 per person.

    Destination

    Located near the famous hills of Matheran and Lonavala, the Rajmachi fort stands at an altitude of 2710 feet and offers you a fabulous trekking route. You'll take the Lonavala route starting from Udhevadi vilage.

    Destination highlights

    Spend a weekend in the wild | Witness the magical phenomenon of fireflies in the dark | Learn about the history of Rajmachi fort | Catch gorgeous views of neighboring hills and hill stations along your trek

    Activity Details

    2296

    2710

    2047

    26 km

    6 hrs

    13 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Rajmachi Firefly trek: Trekking to Rajmachi

    Report at the Dadar station by 15:00 hrs (for Mumbai participants) or Lonavala station by 17:30 hrs (for Pune participants). You will be transported to Tungarli, which is the start point. After a quick briefing session, begin your trek to Rajmachi, watching the sunset, and seeing the beautiful fireflies emerging in the dark. Reach the base village of Udhewadi by 10 pm, where you will be given dinner. Post dinner, venture out into the darkened forests, as this is the best time to spot more fireflies. Return to your campsite for the night. Overnight in tents.

    Overnight in tents.

    Spend your night in Udhevadi village in a cozy triple sharing tent. Although mattresses will be given to you, you must carry your own sleeping bags and blankets. On reaching Udhewadi village, you will also be given a delicious vegetarian dinner.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Dadar/Lonavala

    Udhevadi Village

    14:30 PM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Rajmachi Firefly trek: Fort visit and return
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  • Cancellation policy

    If you cancel the Rajmachi Fireflies trek 7 days prior to the departure date: 50% of the trek price will be refunded.

    If you cancel the Rajmachi Fireflies trek 7 days prior to the departure date: 100% of the trek price will be forfeited.

    Rules on trip

    Consumption of alcohol, tobacco or substances that will alter your state of mind is strictly prohibited before, during or after the Rajmachi trek.

    Since it is a nature trek, any form of littering is not permitted.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    All decisions made by the operator are final. During the camp, the participants shall abide by the instructions and decisions of the trek leader.

    The operator will not be responsible for any losses incurred for any train/air/bus/taxi bookings, due to cancellation of the event.
    • Rajmachi Fort Fireflies Trek Maharashtra Lonavala Trekking Camping Adventure Activity Nature
    • Rajmachi Fort Fireflies Trek Maharashtra Lonavala Trekking Camping Adventure Activity Nature
    • Rajmachi Fort Fireflies Trek Maharashtra Lonavala Trekking Camping Adventure Activity Nature
    • Rajmachi Fort Fireflies Trek Maharashtra Lonavala Trekking Camping Adventure Activity Nature
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • For Pune trekkers, transport from Lonavala to Lonavala

    • For Mumbai trekkers, transport from Dadar to Dadar
    • Dinner on Day 1 and breakfast on Day 2
    • Professional guide and expertise
    • First aid kit
    • Tents and sleeping mats
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    • Insurance of any kind
    • Personal expenses like additional meals, beverages, snacks, etc

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Good trekking clothes such as full sleeve t-shirt and jeans
    • Raincoat
    • Jacket
    • Night wear
    • Undergarments
    • Sweater
    • Socks
    • Trekking shoes
    • Not to wear - Slippers or sandals
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Expensive jewellery or watches

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Trek guide
    • Tents
    • Sleeping mats
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • Water bottle
    • Dry snacks
    • Toiletries (napkin, facewash, tissue paper, tooth brush, tooth paste etc.)
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen and moisturizer
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Backpack
    • Camera (optional)
    • Sleeping bag
    • ID proof

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.