TreksandTrails, India invites you for Fireflies Special Night Camping to Rajmachi and Kondane Caves on 22nd - 23rd May 2015



Type: Hill Fort

Height: 3600 Feet above MSL (Approx)

Grade: Easy- medium

Range: Karjat Lonavala

Cost: Rs 1000.00



Rajmachi is a small village located in Karjat. It is known for trekking, and the best one for a begineer to start with. There are two forts named Shrivardhan and Manaranjan to climb and enjoy the view from about 2,700 feet height.

[One can enjoy this location in every season, Summer (May-June) for fireflies, Monsoons for greenary and waterfalls, Winter for camping]

We meet at 11:30 at CST station on Friday 22nd May. Catch the train to Lonavala (16351/Mumbai CST-Nagercoil Balaji Express)



Following timings of the train is available from these station. 

(CST is more preferable as we can find seats and travel comfortably)

12:05 CST

12:20 Dadar            

12:42 Thane

13:10 Kalyan

13:50 Karjat

14:38 Lonavala.


15:15 Auto rickshaw ride from Lonavala ST bus depot till Tungarli dam base.

15:30 Tungarli Dam

16:00 Walk/Hike from Tungarli Dam to Rajmachi Village - Walk through the trees full of fireflies (15-17kms)

20:00 Reach to the base village.

20:30 Dinner

21:00 Go to the campsite, pitch the tents, sit beside the campfire, enjoy games.

(You may choose to sleep and miss out on all the late-night fun, completely optional)









06:30 Wake Up (For those who slept)

07:00 Breakfast

07:30 Start the climb to Manoranjan fort and Shrivardhan Fort.

12:30 Lunch and rest

13:30 Start the descend from Rajmachi to Kondhane Village (3 hrs)

16:00 Explore Kondhane caves on the way

17:00 Reach to the village, have some refreshments and leave for Karjat.

18:30 Karjat railway station

We would be getting back to Dadar at 21:00 (Subjective).

This includes travel cost from Lonavala to Tungarli dam base,

1 Veg Dinner, Breakfast, 1 Veg lunch, travel cost from Kondhane Village to Karjat station. TrekandTrails India charges (Tents / accomodation / guide). 

Things to carry

- Haversack (Bag) to keep hands free.

- water bottle 2-3 litres (Mandatory)

- Good pair of shoes. (Mandatory)

- Torch with extra batteries (Mandatory).

- Extra Pair of Clothes. 

- Ready to eat food (plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks, biscuits, etc) 

- Electoral or Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder. 

- Sleeping bag or yoga mattress and a blanket. 

- Personal medicines. 

- Sweaters if required. 


(Please do not carry handbags or jolas for this trek. Please carry your personal tea mugs, spoon, paper plates, tissue papers)


TreksandTrails rules:

1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

2. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.

3. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.

4. Telephonic confirmation is mandatory, if unable to contact send us a text message.

5. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.

6. Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at your own risk)

7. You can carry your camera at your own risk. 


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Payment made is non refundable and non transferable.

For Registration transfer Rs. 1000.00 per person in the given a/c. 

Important Note: One needs to deposit full payment into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.



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