Kondana Caves Fireflies Trek

Kondana Caves Fireflies Trek

 

About Kondana Caves

Kondana Caves situated in Karjat offers the ancient lifestyle of Buddhist followers. Ancient rock-cut caves, Kondana Caves are very famous Buddhist caves. These caves enclose sculptures, vihara, chaitya and stupa. Sculptures and stupas are specimens of the ancient period Buddhist architecture. There was a natural disaster in the form of an earth quake in early 1900 by which many stupas, front entrance and floor of the caves were damaged. These ancient caves attract lots of tourists and Buddhist devotees all through the year. Kondana Caves is around 15 KM from Karjat.

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.

Batches for Kondana Caves Fireflies

  • 16th 17th June 2018

 

Event Details

Kondana Caves Fireflies Trek Event Details

  • Kondana caves trek difficulty level: Easy.
  • Base village Kondana caves: Kondhane.
  • Kondana caves height: 60m above Sea Level (Approx.).
  • Time required climbing Kondana caves: 1 hour (one way).
  • Cost: Rs 1300

 

Event Itinerary

Kondana Caves Fireflies Trek Event Itinerary

Day 1 – Saturday

Catch Karjat fast local from CSMT.

CSMT – Karjat fast local time table.

16:30 CSMT

16:37 Byculla

16:43 Dadar

16:50 Kurla

16:54 Ghatkopar

17:10 Thane

17:22 Dombivali

17:31 Kalyan

18:21 Karjat

 

18:25 Meeting at Karjat railway station.

18:30 Journey towards base village by local tumtum

19:30 Reach at base village.

20:30 Dinner

22:00 Start trekking towards Kondana Caves

Enjoy fireflies while ascending.

23:00 Reach at Kondana caves.

Enjoy fireflies, explore the cave.

Late night we came back to village.

Night stay at villager’s house

 

Day 2 – Sunday

06:30 Wake Up and freshen up.

07:00 Breakfast

08:00 Start return journey towards Karjat station by tumtum

09:00 Reach Karjat station and disperse.

 

Please note

  • People may board same train from their respective stations of convenience.
  • Missing the train is missing Kondana Caves Fireflies Trek, no refund will be provided.

 

Cost Includes

  • 1 veg Dinner and 1 Breakfast.
  • Trek Leader Expertise Charges.
  • Travel Karjat to Karjat by local auto.

 

Cost Excludes

  • Travel cost from Mumbai to Karjat and back.
  • Travel from Pune to Karjat 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.

 

How to Register

Batches for Kondana Caves Fireflies

16th 17th June 2018  - Buy Ticket - 

 

For Registration and confirmation transfer Rs. 1300.00 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

Thing to carry

  • 2/3 liters of water.
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars.
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets.
  • Good Torch must with extra battery.
  • Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on trek.
  • One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters.
  • Sleeping material. (Sleeping bag or 2 bedsheets).
  • Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.
  • Double pack your valuables / phones in plastic bags.
  • Rainwear / Poncho / Waterproof jacket etc. if you don’t want to get wet.
  • Sun Cap and Sunscreen.
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine.
  • Identity Proof.
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles.

 

FAQ Kondana caves

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can we drive till Kondhane?

Yes.

2. Kondana caves Map - Drive through Map?

Please refer google maps or google earth.

3. Distance from Mumbai to Kondhane?

Two hours drive from Mumbai - 80 km approx.

4. Distance from Pune to Kondhane?

Three hours drive from Pune - 125 km approx.

5. Number of days required for this event?

One night and one day.

6. Where can we park our cars?

Base Village at your own risk.

7. Is there any parking charge?

Yes.

 8. Do you provide sleeping bags?

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

 9. Are toilet available on Kondana caves?

Not available. During the trek toilets are not available.

10. 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.

11. Are kids allowed on treks?

Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only.

12. What type of food will be provided?

Food preference only Veg local home cooked is available.

 13. Phone connectivity?

Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular services.

14. Where will we stay?

Homestay at village.

15. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?

Cash payment is not 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 / jeep and make other arrangements upfront payment is must.

16. Will I get bottled water?

Normal well water shall be provided.

17. Can I charge my phone?

No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required.

18. 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.

19.Can we smoke or drink alcohol?

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

20. 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.

21. How do I make payment?

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

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