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About the Tour :

Fireflies Festival :

We are all set to host one of the most eye-catching outing of this season – The Fireflies Festival. Pre-monsoon climate is the ideal period for fireflies and glow-worms for mating and in pursuit of the mate, hundreds of fireflies gather together on a tree displaying their bio-luminescent lights in the dark nights. Dense forests is just the perfect place for these twinkling creatures for this kind of ritual and this is the exact time when we can experience synchronous twinkling of hundreds of 
fireflies- one of the most beautiful phenomena in nature.

Peth Fort is situated in Shahapur taluka, Karjat district. Hight of this fort is 3100 ft above sea level. This fort is also known as Kothaligad because of the internally excavated stairs at the fort top. During the specific period of pre-monsoon, thousands of fireflies males glow in mating display to attract females. This is one of the best natural phenomena one can expect…This fort is very small in size but was used as an ammunition storage and defense station during Sambhaji Maharaj’s era. This fort is surrounded with other forts like Bhimashankar, Rajmachi, Dhak, Sidhhagad and Prabalgad

Outing Date : 

04th-05th June 2016 

SHORT INFORMATION :

Category : Trekking
Duration : 1 Night / 1 Day
Level : Easy 

Highlights of the Trek :

Pinnacle of the Peth fort with internally carved stairs
Bhairoba Mandir
Bhairoba Cave. This cave is well-sculpted and accommodate 30 to 40 people
Water cisterns
Bastions of the fort well in condition
From the Fort top we can have glimpse of Bhimashankar, Rajmachi, Dhak and Siddhagad

ITINERARY :

Day 01 : Depart to Karjat by Fast Local Train from CSTM departing by 04:30 pm. Reach Karjat by 06:30 pm. On arrival at Karjat we will proceed towards Ambavali village in Tamtam(auto rikshaws :10 seater). Have introduction and briefing round. Freshen-up and start ascending. Enjoy the glowing fireflies while ascending till Pethwadi. We are going to stay at the villagers’ homestay at Pethwadi village and going to taste homely local food in dinner. Post dinner, wander around for a short night trail in search of Fireflies activity. Overnight at Pethwadi.

Day 02 : Morning freshen up at Pethwadi village followed by breakfast and hot cup of tea. Post breakfast climb atop to visit Pinnacle of Peth fort, caves, enjoy the scenic view from the top. After some happening photography session on the top of pinnacle, descend down to Pethwadi. Lunch at Pethwadi village and then start descending towards Ambivali. Further back to Karjat by local transport. Reach Mumbai by 8 pm.

Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :)

COST :

Tour Cost : Rs.1,100/- per person
For Lifetime Members : Rs.1,050/-per member

Inclusions:
Transportation from Karjat to ambavali and back by Local transport
Dinner, Tea, Breakfast, Lunch & Refreshments
Accommodation in homestay
Guide & Expertise Charges

Exclusions:
Anything mentioned then above other expenses. 

PAYMENT DETAILS :

For booking you need to deposit Rs.1100/- per person in the following Account:

NAME: MUMBAI TRAVELLERS
BANK: ICICI
ACCOUNT: CURRENT AC
A/C: 623805029453
BRANCH: MULUND WEST
IFSC CODE ICIC0006238

Cancellation and Refund applicable on the whole tour cost :
1. If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
2. If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded
3. After that no refund will be provided.

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