Fire Flies to Rajmachi 

Rajamachi Fireflies

As we await the upcoming monsoon season first showers we welcome the season of fireflies. Western Ghats jungles will soon twinkle with small light, this period is known as the mating season for fireflies. Enjoy Firefly camping at Rajmachi Village near Lonavala. Fireflies at night cover the forest with small twinkling lights. 


Who are these beautiful 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 helps to create light.


About Rajmachi Fireflies Event 

Rajmachi Fort has two forts Shirvardhan and Manoranjan which were built by Shivaji Maharaj during 17th century. It is a famous spot for trekking. It is a 16 km trekking distance from Lonavala Station. Rajmachi fort is a strategic fort overlooking Borghat which was a historical trade route. Rajmachi peak has two fortified structures - the Shrivardhan fort and Manoranjan fort.

Batches for Rajmachi Fireflies 2018

  • Registration is Closed for 9th 10th June 2018

Event Details

Rajmachi Firefly Trek & Camping Event Details

  • Height of fort: 2710 feet approx.
  • Nearest City: Lonavala.
  • Tent Stay on 3 triple sharing.
  • Campfire.
  • Shrivardhan Fort and Manoranjan Fort Exploration.
  • Local Village Food.
  • Separate Stay for Females.
  • Cost: Rs 1500


Event Itinerary

Event Itinerary: Fireflies at Rajmachi & Kondhane Caves

We meet at 17:20 Hrs. (sharp) at Lonavala Railway station

Suggested train to board is the 11009/Mumbai CST-Sinhagad Express, timings are:

14:30 CST

14:40 Dadar

15:08 Thane

15:28 Kalyan

16:08 Karjat

17:08 Lonavala


17:20 Assemble at Lonavala Railway Station and Move towards base village by Jeep (Half Way)

18:00 Start Trek towards base village and watch fireflies on the way and at base Village

20:30 Reach Base Village (6 km trek)

22:00 Dinner - Stay in Village House Dormitory


07:30 Fort visit and exploration.

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Descend from Rajmachi to Kondhane Caves.

16:00 Visit Kondhane caves

17:30 Reach Kondhane village & travel towards Karjat Station.

19:00 Disperse at Karjat railway station.

Cost Includes - Rajmachi Fireflies 

  • Travelling Lonavala to base village by Jeep (Half Way)
  • 1 Veg Dinner, Breakfast, 1 Veg lunch
  • Treks and Trails India charges if any
  • Villager House Homestay Dormitory
  • Travelling Kondhane Village to Karjat Station

Cost Excludes - Rajmachi Fireflies 

  • 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.


  • Incase it rains Jeep is only available half the way as road becomes not motorable, participant will have to walk 8 km till pickup point.
  • Due to visitor rush during this period jeeps are sometimes unavailable or overbooked participant are requested to wait patiently for their jeep.


How to Register

Batches for Rajmachi Fireflies

Registration is Closed for 9th 10th June 2018 


For Registration and confirmation transfer Rs. 1500.00 per person in the given a/c

Account Name - Treks and Trails 

Bank Name - Axis Bank

Account Number - 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate – Mumbai

IfSC Code - UTIB0000695

Account Type - Current Account

Once payment is done, please send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   with Transaction ID, Participant Names, email ID, Whatsapp mobile number, emergency contact number.

Please Call or email for any clarification: 

  • Treks and Trails Mumbai mobile/Whatsapp - 8828746865 / 8828004949 

Cancellation Policy:

  • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 3 days prior to the event date.
  • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days. No show No Refund.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
  • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.

Things to carry

Things to carry on Trek

Please note: Participant wearing Sports Shoes / Running Shoes / Repaired Shoes, kindly buy good trekking shoes. Trekking is specialist activity. Trekking shoes are must.

  • A haversack / Backpack to put in all the things to be carried, so that one has one's hands free while trekking.
  • Double pack your valuables / phones in plastic bags.
  • Please wear full sleeves t-shirts and long pants.
  • Identity proof (must)
  • Carry Sleeping Bag or Two Bedsheets.
  • Torch with new batteries - Compulsory per person.
  • Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc. For Energy while you Trek. Glucon D / Energy bars.
  • Water (at least 2 - 3 Litters).
  • Sun Cap.
  • Avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
  • Medicine those if you require usually.
  • Odomos gel or cream to avoid mosquitoes or insect.

Evenr Rules

TreksandTrails, India rules:

  • Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
  • TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
  • Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact us, please send us a text message.
  • Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed. Please do not carry handbags or jolas or sling bags.


Frequently Asked Questions - Rajmachi Fireflies Trek & Camping

1.  Can we drive till Rajmachi Village?

           Not in monsoon. You need good 4WD vehicle as last 8 km is completely off road with small turning radius. 

2. How far it is from Mumbai/Pune?

           Three hours drive from Mumbai, 125 km approx.

3. Number of days required for this event?

Two days and One Night

4. Where can we park our cars?

           Lonavala at your own risk

5. Is there any parking charge?

            Yes parking and forest fees applicable 

6. Do you provide sleeping bags?

           Mattress: Like Yoga Mat is provided.

            Sleeping bag: NO - For hygiene reasons we don't provide sleeping bags.

           Please carry personal sleeping material or two bedsheets

7. Are Toilet Available?

           Provision for toilet tents will be made at Villagers House - eastern style commode.

8. Do Single Travellers Female sign up for these events?

           We have 60 - 40 % or more Male - Female ratios on our events.

            Many Single Travelling Female join our events.

9. Are Kids allowed on treks?

           Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only

10. What type of food will be provided?

           Food preference only Veg local home cooked is available.

11. Phone Connectivity?

           Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular services

12. Where will we stay?

           Homestay will be in Dormitory Villagers house simple sleeping mat is provided.

11. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?

Registration against 100% upfront payment only via Paytm / UPI / NEFT / IMPS / Payment Gateway on the spot payment not accepted.

We need to book in advance bus and stay and make other arrangements upfront payment is must.

12. Will I get bottled water?

           Normal well water shall be provided.

13. Can I charge my phone?

           No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required.

14. How is the weather now?

           Summer Temperature Night 17- Day 39°C approx

           Monsoon it rains very heavily please double pack your expensive phones and gadgets.  

15.Can we smoke or drink alcohol ?

People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit event on immediate basis.

16. Can we listen to music on Bluetooth speaker?

Listening to music on earphones or bluetooth speaker is not allowed while trekking, bluetooth speaker not allowed inside homestay.

17. How do I make payment?

           You can pay online on our website in how to register tabs.

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