For Mumbai trekkers, Dadar can easily be reached via public transport within Mumbai. For Pune trekkers, Lonavala station can be reached via train or road.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.