Fireflies : 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.
Rajmachi is a fort in Karjat region. There are two forts which were built by Shivaji Emperor during 17th century. It is a famous spot for trekking. It is a 17 km trekking distance from Lonavla. Rajmachi fort is a strategic fort overlooking Borghat(ghat between Mumbai and Pune) which was a historical trade route. Rajmachi peak has two fortified structures – the Shrivardhan fort and Manoranjan fort. Rajmachi can be reached by 2 ways, the tough route from Kondivide village near Karjat and the other easy but long way route from Lonavala. In rainy season this place is filled with giant waterfalls and greenery.
Day 1: Saturday, 27th May 17
Meeting Point: 03.05 pm @ Karjat Station on 27th May 17
We will be starting with the CST - Karjat fast Local (time-table given below)
Catch Local Transport for Kondivade from Karjat Station
Reach Kondane Village by 4pm
Evening Tea / Snack at Kondane
Start Trek for Rajmachi by 5pm
Enjoy fireflies at the Rajmachi Jungle
Reach Udhewadi village by 9pm
We will staying at the Villager House , So please carry Bedding / Sleeping Bag.
Post Dinner , we will go for Night Walk to see more Fireflies
Day 2: Sunday, 28th May 17
Wake up at 6am
Visit Shreevardhan Fort
Back to Villager House for Breakfast
Fun in the Lake
Post Lunch we will start our return Journey
Reach Kondane Village by 6pm
Reach Karjat by 7pm
Catch Karjat - CST Fast Local and Reach Dadar by 9.30pm
Identity proof (must)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs) Compulsory
TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory)
Sleeping bed, warm clothes (compulsory)
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
A good trekking shoes, extra pair of flotters.
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried….so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Pack yr bags to save them from getting wet.
Travelling from Karjat to Karjat,
Breakfast on Sunday and Evening Snacks on Sat/Sun, Evening Tea and 2 Meal (Saturday Night Dinner / Sunday Lunch)
Guide and TMI Expertise Charges
Mineral water, Softdrinks etc.
Anything other than above mentioned inclusions
We will be starting with the CST – Karjat fast Local (time-table given below)
Mumbai CST 01.15 pm
Byculla 01.22 pm
Dadar 01.28 pm
Kurla 01.35 pm
Ghatkopar 01.39 pm
Mulund 01.51 pm
Thane 1.55 pm
Dombivili 02.07 pm
Kalyan 02.14 pm
Karjat 03.04 pm
You may board the same Karjat train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly. (Get into second compartment from CST side) (Missing the train means missing the trek, So try to be on time)
It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.