Rajmachi is one of the best places to see millions of fireflies at one place in India. 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 Fort is one of the many historical forts in the rugged hills of Sahyadri mountains. It consists of two twin fortresses Shriwardhan Ballekilla and Manaranjan Balekilla, with a wide machi surrounding the two Balekillas.
Attraction to explore in Rajmachi
Religious Places- St. Mary’s Catholic Church Malayalam, Bhairavnath Temple, Shree Narayani Dham Temple
Point of Interest- Gupta’s Emu Park, Rajmachi Fort, Zenith Waterfall, Songiri Fort
Trip from Mumbai or Pune to Rajmachi
Route from Mumbai to Rajmachi- Mumbai-Navi Mumbai-Madap-Lonavala-Rajmachi
Distance from Mumbai to Rajmachi- 90 km
Route from Pune to Rajmachi- Pune-Pashan-Kiwale-Lonavala-Rajmachi
Distance from Pune to Rajmachi- 80 km
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Detailed Itinerary For Rajmachi Fireflies Special Camping
Day 1: Saturday
Meeting Point – Lonavala Railway station Platform No. 1 near ticket counter i.e Exit Gate
Mumbai People – Please catch 17031 – Hyderabad Express
Pune People – Please catch 01.00pm Pune-Lonavala local.
Train Details from Mumbai
17031 – Hyderabad Express
12:45 PM Mumbai CST
12:57 PM Dadar
01:37 PM Kalyan
02:18 PM Karjat
03:07 PM Lonavala
Pune-Lonavala local timetable
01.00 pm – Pune Staion
01.05 pm – Shivaji Nagar
01:22 pm – Pimpri
01.26 pm – Chinchwad
01.47 pm – Talegaon
02.20 pm – Lonavala
03.15 pm Meet Leader at Lonavala Station
03.45 pm – Move to Rajmachi Village by local Transport
08.00 pm – Reach Rajmachi and freshen up.
Enjoy Fireflies in the Jungle till dinner time.
08.30 pm – Dinner.
Post Dinner again night walk for Fireflies
10.30 pm – Retire for the day
Day 2: Sunday
06:00 am Wake up call and freshen up.
06:30 am Trek to Shrivardhan Fort .
09:00 am Back to base village and enjoy breakfast.
10.00 am Start our Return Journey Back to Lonavala by Local Transport
12:30 pm Reach Lonavala and catch train
04:00 pm Reach Mumbai/Pune
Things to Carry for Rajmachi Fireflies Special Camping
- Extra pair of clothes
- Photo ID card
- Some ready to eat food (chips, cakes, biscuits)
- Drinking water
- Personal medication if any
- Transport from Lonavala to Lonavala.
- All Meals.
- Entry fee.
- Dormitory Accommodation
- Expertise Charges
- Mineral water.
- Any kind of insurance, Soft-drinks etc.
- Anything other than above mentioned inclusions.
- Train Tickets
If cancellation done prior to 6 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
If done prior to 3 days of outing 50% will be refunded
After that no refund will be provided.