Overview

Adventure Geek invites you to the Rajmachi Fireflies Festival 2024
Information

Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. To do this, the fireflies contain specialized cells in their abdomen that make light. Silvery waterfalls, streams, lush green forests, and meadows, in the thick of all this is a spectacle of Magical Fireflies in the most luminous way! Leave behind the city chaos and lose yourself to the mountains by spending some fun time with the glowing fireflies.

About Rajmachi Fort:-
Rajmachi (Udhewadi) is a small village in the rugged mountains of Sahyadri in Maharashtra. The fortification at Rajmachi consists of two forts, namely Shrivardhan Fort and Manaranjan Fort. Rajmachi Fort is a popular trekking destination. It is a very famous fort located near the famous hill stations of Maharashtra, Lonavala, and Khandala. Historically, the Rajmachi Fort was a strategic fort to control Borghat (ghat between Khopoli and Khandala on the Mumbai-Pune route) which was a historical trade route. Rajmachi fort played a strategic role in the First Anglo-Maratha War. Rajmachi Fort has been declared a protected monument.
Rajmachi - Wikipedia

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Rajmachi Fireflies Festival Camping Cost

  • Child (3 to 9 yrs): Rs. 1249/- per person
  • Adult (10 yrs and above): Rs. 1349/- per person

 

18 Hours 25 May, 01 Jun, 08 Jun, and more Rao Colony, Maharashtra
Batches Available

Batch 1 : 18th - 19th May 2024

Batch 2 : 25th - 26th May 2024

Batch 3 : 01st - 02nd June 2024

Batch 4 : 08th - 09th June 2024

Batch 5 : 15th - 16th June 2024

Highlights

Combining fireflies viewing with trekking and exploring historic forts along with enjoying local cuisine sounds like a fantastic itinerary for a memorable adventure.
 

  1. Fireflies Trekking Experience:

    • Start your journey by joining a guided night trek to witness the mesmerizing display of fireflies. Trekking through the forests of Rajmachi or Bhandardara during the monsoon season offers the perfect opportunity to witness thousands of fireflies lighting up the night sky.
       
  2. Local Cuisine:

    • After your night trek, indulge in delicious local cuisine to satisfy your hunger. Explore the culinary delights of the region, which may include traditional Maharashtrian dishes such as vada pav, misal pav, poha, bhajiya, and more. Don't forget to try local specialties like Kolhapuri cuisine or Lonavala chikkis for a delightful culinary experience.
       
  3. Visit Shrivardhan Fort:

    • Plan a visit to Shrivardhan Fort during the day to explore its historical significance and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Located near Rajmachi or Bhandardara, Shrivardhan Fort offers a glimpse into the region's rich history and provides an excellent vantage point for taking in the natural beauty of the Sahyadri mountains.
       
  4. Visit Manaranjan Fort:

    • Extend your exploration by visiting Manaranjan Fort, another historical fortification in the vicinity. Trek to Manaranjan Fort to experience the thrill of adventure and immerse yourself in the region's history and culture. Enjoy breathtaking views from the fort's vantage points and capture memorable moments against the scenic backdrop.
       
  5. Overnight Camping:

    • Consider camping overnight near one of the forts or in the vicinity of Rajmachi or Bhandardara to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region. Camping under the starry sky amidst the tranquil ambiance of the mountains offers a serene and unforgettable experience.
       
  6. Photography Opportunities:

    • Throughout your journey, seize the opportunity to capture stunning photographs of the fireflies, forts, scenic landscapes, and local cuisine. The picturesque surroundings and unique experiences offer endless possibilities for photography enthusiasts to document their adventures.
Itinerary

Rajmachi Fireflies Festival 2024
Rajmachi night trek
Rajmachi Firefly Trek


Detailed Itinerary Rajmachi Firefly Festival 2024

Day 01- Saturday 

  • NOTE: Mumbai people  - Catch 11019 Konark EXPRESS Departing from CSTM at 02:00 PM
  • NOTE: Pune People - Catch the Local Train from Pune Station at 3.00 PM
  • NOTE:  Khopoli to Lonavala share taxi available, You come by local train and then use this option 


Meeting Point – Lonavala Railway station Platform No. 1 near ticket counter i.e Exit Gate
What if we say we got Sleeper tickets for you One Side only
you just need to Board the Train from CSMT / Dadar/ Thane 

Konark Express timetable for Rajmachi Firefly.
01.45 pm - CSMT
02.10 pm - DADAR
02.30 pm - THANE
02.50 pm - KALYAN
04.30 pm - LONAVALA

04.40 pm Meet Leader at Lonavala Station near the ticket counter and Wait for Jeep to come
Please be Patient as on weekends jeep takes time to receive you 
05.00 pm – Move to Rajmachi Fireflies Festival Village via jeep 
Enjoy a humpy and Dumpy Jeep ride to Rajmachi Fort
07.30 pm – Reach Rajmachi fireflies festival and freshen up.
08.00 pm – Settle Down and enjoy Gupshup with friends
                   Enjoy Fireflies in the Jungle till dinner time.
09.30 pm – Dinner.
After dinner again night walk for Fireflies around the lake under the sky
11.30 pm – Retire for the day

Day 2: Sunday
06:00 am - Wake up call and get fresh and have Breakfast with hot tea/coffee
06:30 am - Trek to Shrivardhan Fort.
09:00 am - Back to base village and enjoy breakfast.
10.00 am - Start our Return Journey Back to Lonavala by Local Transport
12:30 pm - Reach Lonavala and catch the train
04:00 pm - Reach Mumbai/Pune
 

Booking Procedure:

  • Click on the "BOOK NOW" button.
  • Select your date & proceed.
  • Select the Number of TIckets. (If you have a coupon code, apply at this stage)
  • Fill in our details and proceed.
  • Select your payment type (UPI, Debit Card, Credit Card) and proceed.
  • Once your tickets are booked, you will receive a confirmation email and WhatsApp on your Number 
  • WhatsApp group will Make and will add you in the Group one day before the Departure 
  • Further details about the trip will be shared on that WhatsApp group 1 day before the trip. 

Step 1: - Send your money to the following account ---

√ Payment details:

NOTE:

  1. While online transfer, please provide your name in the notes section.
  2. Once payment is done, please send an email to adventuregeekk@gmail.com with the transaction id, name, and Mobile No.

You can make payments using any of the following modes

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Step 2: After payment, you will be requested to fill up the Mandatory disclaimer form online where you have to fill in relevant details including your complete address.

Step 3: Now your participation is confirmed the organizer will create a WhatsApp group on the event day for coordination, We will coordinate through SMS/ Call if the participant is not available in WhatsApp.

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FAQ for Rajmachi Fireflies Festival

1) Where is Rajmachi Fort Located?

  • Rajmachi Fort is located in the Sahyadri mountain range of the Western Ghats, in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is situated near the towns of Lonavala and Khandala, approximately 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) west of Lonavala. The fort is nestled amidst lush greenery and offers panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and hills. Rajmachi Fort is a popular trekking destination and attracts visitors from across the country who come to explore its historical significance and natural beauty.

2) Can we drive to Rajmachi Fort Fireflies Camping?

  • Yes , Driving to Rajmachi Fort for fireflies camping is possible, it's essential to consider the road conditions, parking availability, and local regulations to make the journey safe and hassle-free.

3) Rajmachi Fort Fireflies Festival Mumbai distance or Mumbai to Rajmachi fireflies festival Distance?

  • 140 km from Mumbai to Rajmachi Fireflies Festival Mumbai. 

4) Is it safe for Solo/Female Travellers at Rajmachi Fort Fireflies Camping?

  • Yes it is safe for Female and solo travelers at Bhandardara Fireflies Camping from Mumbai. 

5) Are kids allowed for Rajmachi Fort Fireflies Camping?

  • Yes kids are allowed under parental Supervision . Children can have a memorable and enjoyable experience at Rajmachi Fort Fireflies Camping events. It's an excellent opportunity for them to connect with nature, learn new skills, and create lasting memories with their family.

6) How are the washroom facilities at Rajmachi Fort Campsite?

  • Yes, the Eastern Commode toilet is available which is Fixed

7) Do you provide sleeping bags for the Bhandardara camp?

  • We don't provide sleeping bags please carry bed sheets. 

8) Do you organize a trek in the Monsoon Rajmachi fort?

  • Yes, We do organize treks in Monsoon at Rajmachi fort
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Transport from Lonavala Station to Rajmachi Base back.
  • Dinner (Veg / Non Veg)
  • Tea and Breakfast on Day 2
  • Entry fee.
  • Homestay/ Tent Stay 
  • Adventure Geek Expertise Charges

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Mineral water.
  • Any kind of insurance, Soft-drinks etc.
  • Anything other than above-mentioned inclusions.
  • Train Tickets from Mumbai / Pune - Lonavala.
Things to carry
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Torch
  • Photo ID card
  • Some ready to eat food (chips, cakes, biscuits)
  • Drinking water
  • camera
  • Personal medication if any
  • Sleeping Bag/Mat/Bedsheet/
Note
  • Since it is not a luxury trip, do not expect any luxury.
  • All food is hygienic and authentic local delicacy.
  • You are joining an outdoor activity where any incident, reasons beyond control like Natural calamities, landslides, bad road conditions, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc.; Man-Made calamities, Vehicle breakdown, vehicle dysfunction can happen & you agree that the organizer/leader shall not be held responsible for any accident, mishap (including death) caused by any circumstances.
  • Adventure Geek is not responsible for any loss of illegal substances or items being carried by the participant.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
  • Cancellation within 12 hours of payment 100% refundable. (Not applicable on payments made before or less than 36 hours of the event.)
  • If cancellation is done prior to 6 days of outing 70% will be refunded.
  • If done prior to 3 days of outing 30% will be refunded
  • After that, no refund will be provided.

  • Advance Payment will not be refunded.
    Pickup point
    Lonavala Railway Station Ticket Booking Office, Rao Colony, Lonavla, Maharashtra, India View on Map