Overview
  • Base Village: Udhewadi
  • Fort Name: Shrivardhan
  • Nearest City: Lonavala (15 km Approx. from Udhewadi- offroading)
  • Meals: Maharashtrian Veg food
  • Washrooms: Basic Village Toilets / Toilet Tents

Its Pre-Monsoon !! Waiting eagerly for rains to quench your thirst. Why not enjoy the firework of fireflies while waiting.

Moon and stars have always been there to follow your path and guide you.

Ever seen fireflies do the same. Imagine a dark trail brightened by fireflies flying all around you. Imagine to be in a mysterious forest lighted by fireflies.

What are fireflies and why do they ignite ?

Fireflies are a family of insects which glow in the dark. The phenomenon of glowing is called as bioluminescence which occurs due to a chemical reaction inside their bodies. Fireflies use this luminescence to attract mates or prey.

 

Batches: 

  • 25-26 May 2024
  • 01-02 June 2024
  • 07-08 June 2024

Important Note:

  1. In case it's starting to rain, we assure you to provide you with a common hall of the villager's home, where you can sit or sleep. The hall will be accommodating 40-50 people, it won't be convenient but that's the best possible solution to the situation.

 Cost: 

  • Lonavala to Lonavala : 1399/- per person
  • Base Village (Udhewadi): 999/- per person

Add-ons :

  • Couple Tent: Rs 200/- per person
1 Night 1 Day 01 Jun and 08 Jun Pune, Maharashtra
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Udaysagar Lake constructed in 1712.
  • Temple of Mahadev by the side of Udaysagar Lake.
  • Temple of Bahiroba on the plateau near Shrivardhan and Manaranjan.
  • Shrivardhan Fort and Caves.
  • Manaranjan Fort if time permits.
Itinerary

Day 01 :

  • 04:30 PM: Reach Lonavala Railway Station and report to the Trek leaders 
  • 05:00 PM: Post briefing and instructions start the journey towards the Base Village by private Jeeps.
  • 08:00 PM: Enjoy beautiful jungle trail hiking with mesmerizing view of fireflies and reach the base village. Get relaxed and settle down.  
  • 10:00 PM: Have a delicious Dinner ( Authentic Maharashtrian Veg Thali)
  • 11:00 PM: tent allotment by Trek Leaders and time to Enjoy the overnight camping stay turned into the family under the sky full of stars, and enjoy the view of lightning fireflies. 

Day 02:

  • 05:00 AM: Wake up call, Get freshen up
  • 06:00 AM: Start trek to Rajmachi Fort (Shrivardhan Fort)
  • 07:00 AM: Reach the peak and enjoy a beautiful view of sunrise and the surrounding. Click photos.
  • 08:00 AM: Start descending to the base village
  • 09:00 AM: Reach base village, relax, and have breakfast
  • 10:30 AM: Start return journey to Lonavala by private vehicle

  • Due to sudden High Demand and low availability of jeeps, it might take longer than usual to get the return jeep for Lonavala to the base village. we recommend you take Mumbai to Mumbai or Pune to Pune package to avoid unnecessary waiting time at the base village for jeeps.
  • 11:30 PM: Reach Lonavala. Goodbye until the next time!!!

Note:

Due to the heavy rush of trekkers in this season and the scarcity of local vehicles, return transportation service from Base Village to Lonavala may get delayed by a few hours. also, we may have to transfer the participants in batches, so we request you to be patient and cooperative)


How to Reach the Lonavla:

From Mumbai:

Option 1:

Take Konark Express 11019 (Mumbai to Bhubaneswar)

  • 01:45 PM: CSMT
  • 02:15 PM: DADAR
  • 02:33 PM: THANE
  • 02:55 PM: KALYAN 
  • 04:27 PM: LONAVALA 

Option 2:

  • HYDERABAD EXP (22732)

  • 02:10: C SHIVAJI MAH T 
  • 04:43: LONAVALA

Option 3:

Take the Local train to Khopoli. From Khopoli, take local jeep transportation to Lonavala Railway Station.

(For Pune Participants)

Take Pune To Lonavala Local Train 

  • 03:00 PM: PUNE 
  • 03:04 PM: SHIVAJI NAGAR 
  • 03:23 PM: CHINCHWAD
  • 03:44 PM: TALEGAON
  • 04:20 PM: LONAVALA 

How to Register:

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 [email protected] with transaction id, name, and Mobile No.

You can make payments using any of the following modes

  • UPI – 7666606704
  • Google Pay / Phone Pay/ Amazon Pay – 7666606704

NEFT – Deposit the Amount into the Following Account:

  • Name: SAHYADRI RANGERS TREKS AND TOURS
  • A/c type: Current account
  • Bank: Yes Bank
  • Branch: Goregaon
  • A/C no.: 100263400000762
  • IFSC: YESB0001002

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 full address.

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

For Details/Bookings Drop Whatsapp: +91 7666606704


Things to carry

  • Some ready to eat food like- plum cakes, fruits, chocolates, biscuits, etc
  • 2 Litres of water must
  • Good trekking shoes
  • Torch with extra batteries
  • Extra pair of clothes, socks optional
  • Cap, Camera as Optional
  • 1 packet of electrol, enerzal, glucon-D
  • Medications if required for individual
  • Avoid wearing precious ornaments on an event, if possible
  • And a haversack or backpack to put all the above things to be carried, so hands are free to help each other while trekking. Sling bags / jholas / trolley bags etc not allowed on the event. Please pack accordingly.

Important Notes:

  • As Rajmachi is famous for Fireflies season many trekkers and travelers Visit this place in this season which leads to a huge rush on weekends.
  • The visibility of fireflies is an absolutely natural phenomenon depending upon climatic conditions and the Atmosphere on that particular day.
  • We provide Tent Accommodation on a Triple sharing basis in 3 Men Capacity and 4 men capacity tents respectively with ground sheets inside the tent for overnight camping stay. If you do not find it comfortable you have the option to choose a Twin/Couple Sharing Tent (3 Men capacity) while booking with an additional charge of 200 Rs per person. No arguments and requests from participants will be entertained at the campsite for tent allotment.
  • These events are happening in pre-monsoon time and thus it may rain on the day of the event during our camping stay. In such a situation, we will try to provide available homestay in the village but considering the huge rush of trekkers, there might be a shortage of the stay facility, so trekkers are expected to adjust and cooperate accordingly. 
  • The Base Village is situated in a very remote location and does have a scarcity of Basic Facilities like washrooms, Stay, network, hotels, etc. So participants have to adjust and cooperate with each other and the organizers.
  • Lonavala to Base Village Road is offroad and if it rains heavily it becomes Muddy and not motorable. In this case, trekkers may have to walk halfway to the Base Village and Return (5-7 KM one way). 
  • Due to the huge rush of trekkers and shortage of local vehicles, there might be a long queue for return transportation from the base village to Lonavala and thus return time may get delayed. so we request you to be patient and cooperative.
  • Above mentioned circumstances totally depend upon weather and technical conditions and are beyond our control hence the alterations that we will have to make in our scheduled itinerary, camping stay, transport, etc. are not liable to claim for any sort of refund.
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Transportation by Jeep from Lonavala to the Base Village and return from the Base village to Lonavala
  • Dinner (Veg Thali)
  • Breakfast & Tea 
  • Accommodation: Camping Tent Stay with Ground sheets inside the tent (Triple)
  • Forest Entry Charges.
  • Experienced Trek leaders and Trek Expertise Charges. 
  • First Aid Charges

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Travel till Lonavala and back 
  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
Pickup point
Directions.
Rajmachi Fort, Pune, Maharashtra, India View on Map