Special Fireflies Night Trek to Rajmachi and Konadane Caves on 30-31st May 2015

Special Fireflies Night Trek to Rajmachi and Konadane Caves on 30-31st May 2015


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Special Fireflies Night Trek to Rajmachi and Konadane Caves on 30-31st May 2015  


Type: Hill Fort

Height: 3600 Feet above sea level (Approx)

Grade: Easy- medium

Range: Karjat Lonavala

Cost: Rs 1000.00


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.



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, the tough route from Kondivide village near Karjat and the other easy but long way route from Lonavala. In rainy season this place is filled with giant waterfalls and greenery.


We meet at 17:15 Hrs (sharp) at Lonavala Railway station on Saturday 30th May 2015. We all can come by the 11009/Mumbai CST-Sinhagad Express, timings are:



14:30 CST

14:40 Dadar

15:08 Thane

15:28 Kalyan

16:08 Karjat

17:08 Lonavala.



17:30 Auto rickshaw ride from Lonavala ST bus depot till Tungarli dam base.

18:00 Tungarli Dam

18:30 Walk/Hike from Tungarli Dam to Rajmachi - 4hrs/17 kms max.

22:00 Reach base village.

22:30 Dinner



06:30 Wake Up

07:00 Break fast

08:00 Manoranjan fort and Shrivardhan Fort exploration.

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Descend from Rajmachi to Kondhane (3 hrs)

16:00 Kondhane caves

17:00 Kondhane village

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, TrekandTrails India charges if any.

if any and travel cost from Kondhane Village to Karjat station.


Things to carry

Haversack to keep hands free, water bottle 3lts. Extra Pair of Clothes. Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc. Electoral or Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder. Sleeping bag, carry matt. Personal medicines. Sweaters if required. Please do not carry handbags or jolas for this trek. Wear good trekking shoes. Torch with extra batteries, head lamp. Bed sheets; please carry your personal tea mugs, spoon and a small Swiss-knife, plate, spoon, tea mug, and candles.


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. Please do not carry handbags or Jolas or Sling bags. 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.


Bank Name: Citibank

Account No: 5490671112

Account Type: Savings Bank Account

Account name: Muhammed Yahya Virani

IFSC code: CITI0100000


Cash deposit please add Rs 75.00 towards bank charges

One the payment is done please send us the transaction reference number, participant name, contact number to connect@treksandtrails.org


Call for confirmations

Ankit Savla +919821912078

Yahya Virani +919768143706

TreksandTrails +919970043706


Disclosures on medical conditions

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. The cost mentioned above is for Indian citizens ONLY payable in Indian Rupees.


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