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Fireflies season Rajmachi trek

Hike to the twin forts along with fireflies sighting

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Fireflies season Rajmachi trek
Fireflies season Rajmachi trek

Time & Location

10 Jun 2023, 2:45 pm – 11 Jun 2023, 11:00 am

Pune, R9JW+G3J, Pune, Maharashtra 410405, India

About the Event

Experience Fireflies along with hiking to the twin forts at Rajmachi. We travel from Lonavla/ Khopoli to Rajmachi. Once we reach Rajmachi, embark on a hike towards Rajmachi Lake and Godhaneshwar Temple. This time, you'll have the chance to witness the mesmerising display of fireflies during the night. It's a truly enchanting experience to see these tiny creatures light up the surroundings. We will stay at a villager's house for a homestay experience. Enjoy the warm hospitality and relish homemade local food.

Next day we set out to hike the twin forts of Shrivardhan and Manaranjan. These forts offer panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Explore the historical structures, enjoy the trekking experience, and soak in the natural beauty of the region.

Highlights:

  • Fireflies sighting
  • Homestay at Rajmachi
  • Local homemade cuisine.
  • Hike to Shrivardhan and Manaranjan forts.

Itinerary from Mumbai:

Day 1

  • Reporting at Khopoli Railway Station – 02:45PM (Board 12:20PM Khopoli Fast Local from CSMT)
  • For Pune Participants: Reporting at Lonavla Railway Station – 04:30PM
  • Travel by hired jeep from Khopoli to Lonavla - 45 minutes.
  • Snacks break (at own expense)
  • Travel by hired jeep from Lonavla to Rajmachi -  1 ½ hours.
  • Event Briefing & Introduction – 15 min.
  • Hike to the interiors to witness the fireflies – 2 hours.
  • Dinner Break – 1 hour
  • Homestay at Villager's house.
  • Bedtime

Day 2:

  • Wake-up Call – 05:00AM
  • Hike to the twin forts Shrivardhan and Manaranjan - 3 hours.
  • Fresh up & Breakfast – 1 hour.
  • Return journey to Khopoli Railway station – 2 hours.

Itinerary from Pune:

Day 1

  • Reporting at Lonavla Railway Station – 04:30PM
  • Travel by hired jeep from Lonavla Railway station to Rajmachi -  1 ½ hours.
  • Event Briefing & Introduction – 15 min.
  • Hike to the interiors to witness the fireflies – 2 hours.
  • Dinner Break – 1 hour
  • Homestay at Villager's house.
  • Bedtime

Day 2:

  • Wake-up Call – 06:00AM
  • Hike to the twin forts Shrivardhan and Manaranjan - 3 hours.
  • Fresh up & Breakfast – 1 hour.
  • Return journey to Lonavla Railway station – 1 ½  hours.

How to Reach

From Mumbai:

By train – Board 12:20PM Khopoli Fast Local from CSMT

From Pune:

By train – Board the 03:00PM Pune to Lonavla local train.

For Mumbai: ₹1600

Included

✔ Transport by hired vehicle from Khopoli Railway Station

✔ Veg Dinner on DAY 1

✔ Breakfast on DAY 2

✔ Homestay on sharing basis

✔ Forest entry fee

Excluded

✘ Travel to Lonavla

✘ Any personal expenses

For Pune: ₹1400

Included

✔ Transport by hired vehicle from Lonavla

✔ Veg Dinner on DAY 1

✔ Breakfast on DAY 2

✔ Homestay on sharing basis

✔ Forest entry fee

Excluded

✘ Travel to Lonavla

✘ Any personal expenses

How to Register:

Step -1: Book your seat through online payment on our website (UPI/ NEFT details available on Manual Payment Mode).

Step-2: Fill up the Mandatory participation disclaimer form, which will be sent after payment confirmation.

Step -3: We will create a WhatsApp group of the registered participants in the morning on the day of the event departure for coordination.

Checklist

What to Wear:

  • Hiking boots/ trekking shoes.
  • Comfortable quick dry full sleeve clothes.

Things to Carry:

  • Minimum 2 liters of water.
  • Poncho/ raincoat/ umbrella.
  • Toiletry kit, sunscreen lotion, mosquito repellent.
  • Extra set of clothes, flip-flops.
  • Torch with spare batteries.
  • Personal medicines.
  • Identity Proof.

Instructions:

  • Participants should bring an ID Card for their safety.
  • After payment, a registered participant will need to fill up the mandatory disclaimer online form with accurate details, else will be asked to refill by the event host.
  • Inaccurate details in the disclaimer form won’t be accepted and our team may request to refill the disclaimer.
  • Below 16 must take the consent of the parents to participate.
  • Please do not cause delay and cause inconvenience for others and impact the schedule.
  • Participants will be notified in advance when the itinerary is modified/the event gets canceled due to any unforeseen circumstances.
  • If there is an unexpected change in weather during the event, the organizer has the right to withdraw/ retreat.
  • Homestay accommodation is on a sharing basis with fellow participants.
  • Participants are liable for spending during trek and travel intermissions.
  • The event schedule may delay or advance due to unforeseen conditions, so timings aren't mentioned except the event start time.
  • Alcohol consumption/ smoking/ any kind of intoxication is strictly prohibited. Will be expelled from the event If found with consumption.
  • Any kind of misconduct from the participant will not be tolerated by our team.
  • Please do not litter any plastic; we commit to keeping our events clean.
  • The basic washroom facility is available at the homestay.
  • If it rains heavily then we need to go by walk to Rajmachi from a certain point being an off-road.
  • Participants should coordinate, maintain discipline and align together as a team during the event.
  • Avoid wearing expensive accessories/ Jewelry.
  • Please do not expect luxury facilities and appreciate being cooperative with fellow participants.
  • Though we assure safety as a top priority, the RamblersIndia team is not responsible for any severe injuries or fatal events.
  • No concession for bringing your own tent.
  • No group discount is applicable.
  • We rely on third-party payment gateways to make the registration process simple and easy, it also includes the convenience fee along with the event fee which is to be borne by the participant during check out.
  • Refer to the Payment & Refund Policy on our website about cancellation refunds.
  • No refund will be provided if the participant doesn't show up on the day of the event, and also no refund if missed the train.

Tickets

  • For Mumbai: Khopoli reporting

    For Mumbai: ₹1600 Included ✔ Transport by hired vehicle from Khopoli Railway Station ✔ Veg Dinner on DAY 1 ✔ Breakfast on DAY 2 ✔ Homestay on sharing basis ✔ Forest entry fee Excluded ✘ Travel to Lonavla ✘ Any personal expenses

    ₹1,600.00
    Sale ended
  • Reporting at Rajmachi

    Included ✔ Veg Dinner on DAY 1 ✔ Breakfast on DAY 2 ✔ Homestay on sharing basis Excluded ✘ Travel to Rajmachi Homestay ✘ Forest every fee/ parking ✘ Any personal expenses

    ₹850.00
    Sale ended
  • For Pune: Lonavla Reporting

    For Pune: ₹1400 Included ✔ Transport by hired vehicle from Lonavla ✔ Veg Dinner on DAY 1 ✔ Breakfast on DAY 2 ✔ Homestay on sharing basis ✔ Forest entry fee Excluded ✘ Travel to Lonavla ✘ Any personal expenses

    ₹1,400.00
    Sale ended

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