Rajmachi Fireflies Trek
Lonavala, Maharashtra, India
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  • Duration in Days
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  • Trip introduction

    The early monsoon is the mating season for fireflies. The time when the Sahyadri forests come abuzz with countless fireflies. Situated in the heart of these ranges is Rajmachi, which is one of the best locations to witness the joyous season of fireflies. On this trip, you will go on a night trek around the base village of Rajmachi in the company of thousands of fireflies. On the second day, you will trek to the Rajmachi Fort and you'll see the radiant greenery of the Western Ghats from the top.

    Destination

    Located at an altitude of 2710 feet, Rajmachi Fort is a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and trekkers. It is easily accessible to Mumbai and Lonavala. Located at the foot of the fort is a small village which is surrounded by lush forest. This forest comes abuzz with millions of fireflies during the pre-monsoon season, which makes it a perfect destination for fireflies spotting.

    Destination highlights

    • Walk through dense forests in the company of thousands of fireflies.
    • Watch as countless fireflies light up around you.
    • Trek to the Rajmachi Fort and see enjoy the radiant greenery of the Western Ghats.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

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

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the Rajmachi fireflies.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 15 days before departure of the Rajmachi Fireflies Trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 15-10 days before departure of the Rajmachi Fireflies Trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 9-7 days before departure of the Rajmachi Fireflies Trek: 30% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 7 days before departure of the Rajmachi Fireflies Trek: No refund.

    In case of no show: No refund.

    No refunds will be given if the trip is cancelled due to weather conditions or any unforeseen conditions.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are requested to be punctual and arrive at the pick-up point of the trek on time.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the Rajmachi fireflies trek.

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

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Lonaval Railway Station
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    Drop off point
    Lonavala Railway Station
    Mode of transport
    Private shared vehicle
    Start point
    Jambhul Pada
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    End point
    Rajmachi
    Time of departure
    04:00 PM
    Time of return
    01:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    5 hrs
    Total distance covered
    8 kms
    Start point elevation
    2296 feet
    Maximum elevation
    2710 feet
    Minimum elevation
    2047 feet
    Average per day distance
    4 kms
  • Day 1 of the Rajmachi Fireflies Trek: Spot fireflies

    Today, you will report to the Lonavala Railway Station at 16:00 hrs, from where you will be driven to Jambhul Pada in a jeep. You will then begin your jungle trek towards Rajmachi. After dinner, you will go on a short jungle trek to watch the fireflies. Overnight in tents/homestay at Rajmachi base village (depending on the weather).
    /Rajmachi Lonavala Mumbai Fireflies Trekking Sahyadris Forests Night The Great Next Trek through dense forests in the company of countless fireflies.

    Day 2 of the Rajmachi Fireflies Trek: Return to Lonavala

    Today, you will begin your day with breakfast and then trek to Shrivardhan Fort. Upon returning, you will have lunch and depart for Lonavala. Your trip ends here.
    /Rajmachi Lonavala Mumbai Fireflies Trekking Sahyadris Forests Night The Great Next Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Sahyadris from the Rajmachi Fort top.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lonavala
    End point
    Rajmachi
    Day start time
    06:00 PM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Rajmachi
    End point
    Lonavala
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Transportation from Lonavala and back by private shared vehicle
    • Meals from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 2
    • Accommodation in tents/homestay on triple sharing basis
    • All the equipment required for camping, trekking
    • Basic first aid kit
    • Services of experienced guide and trek leader
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Transport from homecity to Lonavala
    • Lunch on Day 2
    • Mineral water
    • 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
    • Comfortable, quick try apparel
    • Full trek pants
    • Trekking shoes with good grip
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Sandals/slippers/floaters
    • Any gold jewellery

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • All equipment required for camping
    • Transportation in private shared vehicle from Lonavala to Lonavala
    • First aid kit
      You need to get
    • Government issued ID card
    • Water bottle (3 ltrs)
    • Torch with spare batteries
    • Dry snacks like chikki, dry fruits, energy bar, etc.
    • Umbrella, raincoat, poncho or windcheater
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Personal medicines and first aid kit
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Rajmachi Fireflies Trek: Spot fireflies

    Overnight in tent/homestay at the base village.

    Today, only dinner (veg/non-veg) will be served today at the base village.

    Day 2 of the Rajmachi Fireflies Trek: Return to Lonavala

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast (veg) and lunch (veg). Both the meals will be served at the base village.

    Food

    Dinner
    Food variations
    Veg
    Non-veg

    Food

    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Food variations
    Veg
    Non-veg
  • Marker on map shows trip start point.