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: Arrival in Rajmachi
Meeting Point: Lonavala Railway station
05.45 pm: Move to Rajmachi Village by local Transport
07.00 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 ( Tents will be provided ) or enjoy camping activities
Day 2: Trekking and sightseeing
06:00 am: Wake up call and freshen up.
06:30 am: Trek to Shreevardhan for Sunrise. Also visit Manarajan for interested people.
09:00 am: Back to base village and enjoy breakfast
10:30 am: Visit Uday sagar Talav, Shiva Temple
11:30 am: Lunch
12:30 pm: Leave for Lonavala station
01:30 pm: Reach Lonavala and catch train
04:00 pm: Reach Mumbai/Pune
Things to Carry for Rajmachi Fireflies Special Camping
Extra pair of clothes
Sweater/Extra Blanket (We promise it would be cold at night.)
Torch with extra batteries.
Photo ID card.(must)
Some ready to eat food (plum cakes, biscuits)
Rucksack to carry all things. (No handbags/jholas)
Sports Shoes/Trekking Shoes (Compulsory)
Transportation from lonavala to lonavala.
All Meals, Entry fee
Mineral water, Soft drinks etc.
Any kind of personal expenses.
Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the “Cost Includes” column above.
All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like Road blocks,bad weather.
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.