Dear Friends we invite you all for Fire Flies night trek to RajMachi and Kondave cave (Lonavla) with MumbaiRangers on 6 & 7 June 2015.
Little info about the fort
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3600 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Easy- medium
Trek Leader : Amit Bhadouria.
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 make light.
Rajmachi is a fort in Karjat region. There are two forts which were built by Shivaji Emperor during 17th century. It is a famous spot for trekking.
It is a 17 km trekking distance from Lonavla. Rajmachi fort is a strategic fort overlooking Borghat(ghat between Mumbai and Pune) which was a historical
trade route. Rajmachi peak has two fortified structures - the Shrivardhan fort and Manoranjan fort. Rajmachi can be reached by 2 ways, 1St route
from Kondivide village near Karjat and the other long way route from Lonavala. In rainy season this place is filled with giant waterfalls and greenery.
The tentative itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Day 1 : 6th June 2015 , Saturday
Meeting Point: Karjat station at 04:43 pm 6th June 2015.
We will be starting with the CST - Karjat fast Local (time-table given below)
Mumbai CST 02:54 pm
Byculla 03:01 pm
Dadar 03:07 pm
Kurla 03:14 pm
Ghatkopar 03:18 pm
Thane 03:34 pm
Dombivili 03:46 pm
Kalyan 03:53 pm
Karjat 04:43 pm
You may board the same Karjat train from the station of their convenience and meet us in the train directly.
(Get into second compartment from CST side) (Missing the train means missing the trek, So be on time)
Travel from karjat station to Kondivade base village by Private Jeep or tumtum
Reach Kondane Village by 6:15 pm
Start Trek for Rajmachi by 6:30 pm
Enjoy fireflies at the Rajmachi Jungle
Reach Udhewadi village by 10:30 pm
Dinner at Villagers House
We will staying at the Villager House , So please carry Bedding / Sleeping Bag.
Optional Interested People can go for Night Walk to see more Fireflies,, Others who not coming for night walk can take rest at villagers House.
Day 2 : 7th June 2015 , Sunday
Wake up at 6am
Visit Shreevardhan Fort optional Or can opt for Fun in the Lake
Back to Villager House for Breakfast
Post Breakfast we will start our return Journey by 10:30 oclock
Travel to Karjat Station In Tata Sumo. We are not Opting for Trek back to karjat via kondave caves because it will be hot in day time.
From Karjat station catch Local Train around 12:00 oclock
Reach Dadar by 2 oclock.
Things To Be carried:
Identity proof (must)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs) Compulsory
TORCH with extra batteries (compulsory)
Sleeping bag or Proper Bedding (compulsory)
Windsheater if it rains
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
A good trekking shoes, extra pair of flotters.
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried....so that one has ones hands free while trekking.
Pleases do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Pack your bags to save them from getting wet.
The cost for the trek is Rs 950/- per head which includes
Travelling from Karjat station to base kondave village,
From Rajmachi to Karjat station via lonavla in Private jeep or Tata sumo.
Dinner on Saturday night,Breakfast on Sunday Morning..
Please carry snacks for saturday evening only..
Guide and MumbaiRangers Expertise Charges..
Anything not mentioned above.
For Registration call us:
Nishant Sheth : 8879418581
Amit Bhadouria :9819299164/7045655654
Registration accepted only through phone call..
Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Narcotics and any kind of intoxication, firearms and gambling strictly prohibited.
Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “When you go to the mountain leave only your footprints and bring back only memories”
The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care.
The club will not be responsible for injury / accident / death to the participant while on trek.
Medical Disclaimer: Its Important to be fit before going for Treks. It is Important to have a medical fitness check up done.
If suffering from any allergy or ailment, please bring prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke,
sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma bronchitis, blood pressure,
migraine, diabetes etc should Take permission from their physicians before treks.