WSR Firefiles Special Trek to Rajmachi on 04-05th June 2016
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, located in the Lonavala region is accessible from both Karjat as well as Lonavala. The village of Udhewadi lies on the massive plateau that greets one on getting to Rajmachi. The twin forts of Srivardhan & Manoranjan grace the backdrop of the village.
A little distance down from the village lies a serene and beautiful lake called Uday Sagar Talav. Behind the lake lies an ancient Monolith, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Here is some info abt the forts: - Srivardhan & Manoranjan
Height: 3000/2700 feet above MSL
Base Village: Lonavala/Kondhane
Trek Leads: Deepak / Yamini
Meet at 15:10 Hrs (Sharp) at CST on Saturdays
Saturday 4 June 2016
We will b starting with CST- Khopoli with fast local (time-table as below)
Mumbai CST : 15:25 Hrs
Byculla : 15:32 Hrs
Dadar : 15:40 Hrs
Kurla : 15:48 Hrs
Thane : 16:08 Hrs
Dombivali : 16:20 Hrs
Kalyan : 16:28 Hrs
Karjat : 17:22 hrs
Catch Deccan Express ... Timings as follows
15:30 Hrs: Pune Staion
16:33 Hrs: Lonavala
17:28 Hrs: Karjat
Move Kondhane Village by local Transport
18:30 Hrs: @ Kondhane
Ascend to Rajmachi (~4.0 hrs)
Enjoy Fireflies in the Jungle
22:30 Hrs: @ Udhewadi - base village
Post Dinner - Night Walk for Fireflies
Stay @ Villagers House
Sunday 5 June 2016
06:00 Hrs: @ Wake up call
07:30 Hrs: @ Shrivardhan atop
Explore Shrivardhan fort.
Breakfast - Tea in village .
Explore Manoranjan Fort
11:30 Hrs - Visit Uday sagar Talav, Shiva Temple
13:00 Hrs - Lunch (Veg Only)
14:30 Hrs - Move to Lonavala station by pvt transport
16:30 Hrs - @ Lonavala station
We would be getting back to Dadar / Pune at approx 21.30 PM (That's Subjective)
Travelling from Karjat to Kodana, Rajmachi to Lonavala by Local Transport
Dinner, Breakfast & lunch
Equipment & Expertise Charges.
Insurance, Packaged water, cold drinks and anything which is not mentioned above.
One needs to deposit Rs.1000/- amount in advance to book your seat into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
HDFC Account No: 00021140008004
Name: Deepak P Jat.
IFSC code: HDFC0000002
Branch: Khar West, Mumbai
Any adventure activity is a disciplined fun so please check our "Rules and Regulation" page.
Please fill the form on our website (Registration) and mention which event you are joining
For Booking Call Us on:
Important Points to keep in mind:
1 The leader's decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.
2 Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
3 Please do not wear any jewelry.
4 Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, wherever you go, leave only your footprints and take back only memories.
5 Alcohol is strictly prohibited on the any events. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the event. NO REFUND will be provided.
6. Please wear dull/dark colored full sleeves clothes while in the safari.
It is mandatory that you visit your personal physician before enrolling for the trip if you suffer from any illness of any kind and disclose the same and your medical history to the organizers of the trip so that best possible arrangements can be carried out post approval. As organizers of the trip, we will be responsible for providing basic first aid throughout the trip. In case of unexpected mishaps or accidents, we will arrange for the injured patron to be taken to the nearest medical hospital wherever possible. The medical expenses will have to be borne by the patrons themselves.