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Overview

One of the most visited places in Maharashtra sure has to be the famous Rajmachi Village in the Lonavala region. Considered to be the most scenic and adventurous trek in the lap of Sahyadris, Rajmachi village trek is made an even more exhilarating experience by including the summer special of Maharashtra, the fireflies trek. 
This tour starts with your arrival at Lonavala station and then proceeds to see you trek to Rajmachi Village. Experience thousands of fireflies lighting up the area with their glow in the dark summer night. Spend a night and trek to the fabled Rajmachi Fort the next day
About the activity:
- People coming from Mumbai/Pune need to arrive at the Lonavala Railway Station. 
- From here, a transfer will take you to Udhewadi and Valvand, from where you will start the trek to Rajmachi Village.
- Spend the evening talking and playing games, followed by dinner and a session of sightseeing for the fireflies.
- Spend the night in a tent or dorm as per your choice, and wake up the next morning to visit the Shrivardhan and Manaranjan Fort to see the sunrise.
- Have your breakfast and explore the area for a while before deciding to either go to Lonavala or Karjat
- People going to Lonavala end the trek here, and for Karjat, you will trek down to reach the base village and take a transfer to railway station for your return journey

*Note- For people staying in tents, if it rains, you will be shifted to the homestay

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Lonavala | Fireflies Trek

    You will be arriving at Lonavala Railway station at around 5 in the afternoon, from where the transfer will take you to the 'Y' Fork Junction of Udhewadi and Valvand village.

    From this place, you will start the trek to Rajmachi Village.

    After reaching here, you will be indulging in some games and thought sharing, before getting served dinner.

    Post having your meal, you will be leaving for fireflies sightseeing in the areas around.

    Overnight in Rajmachi

  • Day 2 - End of the trek

    You will be given a wake-up call at 6 AM, and you will visit the Shrivardhan and Manaranjan Fort to see the sunrise.

    Have your tea and then go for exploring the temples and lakes of the region

    After breakfast, spend some more time exploring the area, before lunch is served at around 11 AM.

    From here, people willing to go to Lonavala will end the trip here, and the rest will descend to the small village of Kondiwade. On the way down, you will also be visiting the Kondana Caves

    You will get a transfer from Kondiwade to Karjat railway station for your onward journey.

Stay

    7
  • Stay in tents or dorms on sharing basis

Meal

    7
  • 1 each of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Activity

    7
  • Trekking

Other Inclusions

    7
  • Guide Charges
  • 7
  • Permits for the trek as required
  • 7
  • First Aid Kit

Transport

    7
  • Transport from Lonavala to the trek location.
  • 7
  • Kondiwade to Karjat transfer.

Things To Carry

    7
  • Backpack
  • 7
  • Plastic bag to cover the inside of Backpack
  • 7
  • Extra pair of clothes and socks
  • 7
  • Water Bottle
  • 7
  • Energizers and personal medicines
  • 7
  • Comfortable clothing and something warm like a sweater
  • 7
  • Trekking shoes
  • 7
  • Torch and an extra pair of batteries
  • 7
  • Camera
  • 7
  • Identity Proof
  • 7
  • Toiletries
  • 7
  • Cap, goggles, sunscreen, moisturizer, mosquito repellent etc.
  • 7
  • Mat and/or sleeping bag

Advisory

    7
  • The timings mentioned in the itinerary are tentative and are subject to change
  • 7
  • It is a weather dependent activity, hence we or the operator does not take responsibility in case the traveler does not see any fireflies during the trek

Tour Type

    7
  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

    7
  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • 7
  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • 7
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

    7
  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

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