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It was my first trek and had an amazing experience. Enjoyed a lot. Rajmachi trek,Shrivardhan fort visit, uday sagar lake side camping at night and mus...
It was one of the most exciting trip of my life. It was very beautiful, specially the moonlight trekking we did to reach the base village, it was amaz...
Location: Lonavala, Maharashtra
Activity Timings: 6:30 PM (Day 1) to 1:30 PM (Day 2)
Rajmachi fort is already very well known for its majestic views and beautiful trails. But what most people do not know is the amazing fireflies show that takes place there naturally. This Rajmachi Fireflies Trek gives you a chance to witness the unique show of fireflies in an exciting night trekking experience.
The Rajmachi Fireflies Trek starts from the village of Jambulpada which is just a short drive away from the Lonavala Railway Station. The to and fro transportation from there is included in the package. You will then be trekking to the top of the fort where you will be witnessing the amazing fireflies show. You will be accommodated in camps or dormitories or huts as per the availability.
The next day, you will be doing a short trek to the Shreevardhan fort and then heading back home. You will also come across the Kalbhairavnath temple, the Udaysagar lake, and a tribal village while trekking. Delicious meals including breakfast and dinner are included in the Rajmachi Fireflies Trek package. You can also avail lunch at an extra cost.
Suitable for : Friends, family and corporate outings
How to Reach: The meeting location for the activity is Lonavala Railway Station and you can reach with the help of private and public transportation.
Note: Minimum 2 persons are required to book the activity.
Around 06.10 pm - Assemble at Lonavala Railway Station and Move towards Jambhul pada by Jeep (sharing)
Around 07:00 pm - Reach Jambulpada, Introduction time and start jungle Trek towards Rajmachi
Around 09.00 pm - Reach Base Village
Around 09.30 pm - Dinner - Stay in Tent or Home Stay
Around 10:00 pm - Go for the jungle trails and see fireflies
Around 11.00 pm - Lightouts Sleep
06.00 AM - Wake Up & enjoy the beautiful sunrise.
06:30 AM - Breakfast
08:30 AM - Shrivardhan Fort visit and exploration
12:00 PM - Return Towards Lonavala.
01:30 PM - Reach Lonavala railway station and catch a train back to your home with loads of memories.
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Rated : 5.0
It was my first trek and had an amazing experience. Enjoyed a lot. Rajmachi trek,Shrivardhan fort visit, uday sagar lake side camping at night and music by our wonderful cordinator Hemant. Overall experience was awesome. ???? fully satisfied.
Rated : 5.0
It was one of the most exciting trip of my life. It was very beautiful, specially the moonlight trekking we did to reach the base village, it was amazing. At mid night they take us to a lake near the base village, which was astoundingly beautiful. Overall I suggest everyone should have this trek in their collection, it is not very difficult, the organisers are also very good people and it is easily one of the best things to do in your weekend.
Rated : 4.0
It was an amazing and thrilling experience.. We reach lonavala station and from there our guides take us on a jeep to the top.. Its 1 hour off road journey.. That was really fun. And we gotta stop at some point and walk from there to the village which is again 1 hour trek.. I must say that trekking in the middle of the night was so good.. I enjoyed it completely.. We reach the village.. Food was decent enough nothing great.. We go to sleep and wake up at night and wake up early and start our trek to fort. And that wind.. That wind could take you . Seriously it has that much pressure.. I felt so good when the wind was hitting my face. We stay there for some time and trek back to the village and trek back to the vehicle point and back to Mumbai
Rated : 5.0
Atit our trek organizer was a simple, sincere and very balanced. Had to make a lot of effort just to get together a bunch on diverse individuals and groups at the station, then while hiking and trekking. However, Atit and his co-organizers were smart enough to neither diminish the enthusiasm of trek lovers nor force the laggards to move fast. Dinner was very good and breakfast was provided as promised. Atit also managed to call the Jeeps a lot further near the the base village than originally planned, reducing inconvenience to a lot of group member. I really appreciate the way the whole trek was organized. I'll do another trek with the organizers sometimes soon.
Rated : 5.0
We had a great trekking and camping experience in Rajmachi at a very affordable price which includes everything, Our guide was very approachable and informative. We had a very special trek to the base village the people were nice and after dinner, we went to the jungle to witness the fireflies it was so pretty and breathtaking. I like everything about this trip got to learn and explore the place to the fullest. I am fully filled with special memories.
Rated : 4.0
It was one of the best treks I ever took part so far, The accommodation provides to us was nice and comfortable. Good transfers and amazing trekking experience with the group in the jungles, we come across many exciting places on the way. Delicious foods and good support from the guide and staff. it was good and worth the money.
Rated : 4.0
I and my friends had this trip and it was good. Everything was under control with no single problems. Nice stay, nice guide, nice foods, and nice adventure. Everything was on-time as planned by the team. We really appreciate it.
Rated : 5.0
Great trek, great experience, and a very helpful and friendly guide. The place was beautiful and breathtaking, Smooth tour ever.
Rated : 5.0
It was my first trek and enjoyed it thoroughly only problem is that to see Fireflies you need to visit at the right time of the year which is a very short window of 2-3 weeks
Rated : 5.0
Loved it. They should charge more.
The cost of the Rajmachi Fireflies Trek is 1300 rupees per adult. This is an all-inclusive cost that covers meals, accommodation, and transport from Lonavala.
The distance between Mumbai and Rajmachi is approximately 315 km. It is a drive of about five and a half hours via AH 47.
Pune city is located approximately 171 km from Rajmachi, and it takes about 3 hours to cover the distance.
Rajmachi is just a short distance of 15 km from Lonavala, which is well connected with major cities.
You can take a bus or catch a train to Lonavala from Mumbai or Pune. The nearest railway station is Lonavala, and it is the meeting point of the activity. You will be picked up from the station by jeeps, which will drop you at Jambhulpada, the starting point of the trek.
The best time for the Fireflies Rajmachi Trek is from June to October. The monsoon season offers ideal temperatures and lush greenery along the route of the trek. The weather is perfect, and the views throughout the trek are amazing. You will see numerous small rivers and beautiful waterfalls with abundant greenery all through the trek.
If you are a nature lover and the main reason you are attracted to this trek is fireflies, the best time to visit is in June. Although fireflies are visible in monsoons as well, the best time to witness fireflies is in the first week of June.
Yes, washroom facilities available at the basecamp and the top. There are three toilets at the base village and a washroom facility at the top. This is a camping activity, and the accommodation is very basic in nature.
There is no age limit for booking the trek, and it is an activity suitable for all age groups. However, this is a moderate level trek, and it is advisable that only people who deem themselves to be fit enough should book this trek, as it involves walking and trekking.
During the monsoon season, the path can be a bit slippery, and there can be a few rough patches. People with any medical issues should not opt for this activity. Also, kids should be accompanied by adults for the trek.
Yes, the Rajmachi Firefly Trek is a safe activity. The trek is conducted by experienced and professional trek leaders who are familiar with the trek and the route. They will brief you about the guidelines before the beginning of the trek. The Rajmachi Trek is a very popular activity, and many people from nearby cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, and Pune come together for this trek. The area of the trek comes under the government forest reserve land and is completely safe, and permission is required to enter.
There is a village at the base of the trek where you will spend the night in tents or homestays. Food is included in the package, and if you get tired, specially designed meals will keep you energetic throughout the trek. The trek leaders carry a basic first aid kit if there is any minor injury. You should inform about any such injury to the trek leader. It is advisable to listen carefully and clear any doubts before trekking to avoid any unforeseen situations.
The meals included in the Rajmachi Fireflies Trek package are breakfast and dinner. You can also avail the option of lunch at an additional cost. On reaching the base village, you will be served dinner at the campsite.
The dinner will be vegetarian and non-vegetarian. The next morning before the hike to Shrivardhan Fort, you will be served breakfast. Before returning to Lonavala, you can avail of the option of lunch based on your preference.
For the Rajmachi Trek, you should carry the following items:
Valid ID Proof Rucksack
Extra set of clothes
Flashlight with extra batteries
Some Ready to eat food(Chikki, Dates, Plum Cake, etc.)
Personal Medication(if any)
Also, you should avoid carrying any valuable items.
The inclusions for the Fireflies Rajmachi Trek are:
- Transportation from Lonavala To Lonavala
- 1 Breakfast & Tea Welcome Drink
- 1 Dinner (Veg-Non Veg)
- Tent Stay or Homestay on multiple sharing basis
- Forest Entry Fee
- Basic First Aid
- Expertise Charges
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