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Fireflies Festival.

About Fireflies Festival at Rajmachi:
There are about 2000 firefly species. These Insects live in a variety of warm environments. Fireflies love moisture & often live in humid regions. Fireflies have dedicated light organs that are located under their abdomens. The insects take in oxygen & inside special cells, combine it with a substance called luciferin to produce light with almost no heat. Females deposit their eggs in the Ground, which is where larvae develop to adulthood & journey continues…

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  • Last date of Enrollment for Fireflies Festival: Before 3 days of the date of departure or till seats left.
  • Departure Date & Time for Fireflies Festival: Day 1 by Sharp 01.00 pm from shivajinagar railway station.
  • Arrival Date & Time for Fireflies Festival: Day 2 around 01.00 pm at shivajinagar railway station.
    (We may come to Pune ONE Hour Before OR After the given time)
  • Meeting Time and Place for Fireflies Festival: Day 1 by Sharp 12.30 pm at shivajinagar railway station.
  • Walking Time (estimated) for Fireflies Festival: 1 Hour to climb the Shrivardhan fort & 30 minute for Manoranjan fort.
    (If due to Rainy Season vehicle is unable to reach till Rajmachi Village then Plain walk of 2 Hours will be additional.)
  • Difficulty Grade of Fireflies Festival: Easy
  • Endurance Grade of Fireflies Festival: Easy
  • Age Group for Fireflies Festival: 10 to 60 years (people above 60 years will be allowed after meeting at Explorers Office)
  • Batch Limit for Fireflies Festival: 25 Participants.
  • Mode of Transport for Fireflies Festival: Pune – Lonavala – Pune by Local train. Lonavala – Rajmachi – Lonavala by Local Sumo.
  • Route for Fireflies Festival: Pune – Lonavala – Pune.
  • Two wheeler parking: Paid parking available at shivajinagar railway station at owner’s risk at an extra cost.
  • DAY 1

    12.30 pm

    Report at Shivajinagar railway station. Give attendance to Team Explorers.

    01.00 pm

    Board Lonavala Local. (No Seats Reservation)

    02.20 pm

    Reach Lonavala, immediately moved towards Rajmachi by local sumo.

    04.30 pm

    Reach base village. Have Evening Tea & Snacks.

    05.00 pm

    Start a Trek of 1 Hour to Shrivardhan Fort. (If we reach in time otherwise Trek will be cancel.)

    07.30 pm

    Reach Local Home Stay.

    08.00 pm

    Dinner Time

    09.00 pm

    Roam around Jungle for Fireflies. Please follow instructions given by Team Leader.

    10.30 pm

    Campfire at our Private campsite which will not affect any harm to Jungle / Fireflies.

    12.00 pm

    Good Night

    DAY 2

    06.30 am

    Wake Up call… Freshen-up. Common Washrooms are available at our Campsite. (No Bath Facility)

    08.00 am

    Have Tea & breakfast at Village.

    09.00 am

    Moved towards Lonavala by local sumo.

    10.30 am

    Reach Lonavala railway station. Start return journey towards Pune with happy memories by 11.30 am

    Some Basic ethics in fireflies sightseeing….

    • Do not use Strong Spotlight/Torch/Headlamp. Apply a Blue Colour Filter which normally do not disturb fireflies.
    • Do not point any kind of light towards trees/fireflies.
    • Do not use Flash while taking Photographs, Do not use Hard Smell Deodorants.
    • Be quiet & experience the show. Fireflies lives at very eco sensitive zone. Do not disturb their Habitat.
    • Strictly No Smoking, Drinks / No Littering. Do not collect fireflies or larvae.
    • Strictly No Music (Light or DJ).
  • Rs. 1600/- Per Head Pune to Pune


    • Pune to Pune transport by local (No seats reservation)
    • Lonavala – Rajmachi – Lonavala by Local Sumo.
    • Day 1 – Evening Tea, Dinner – Veg. / Non veg. Unlimited
      Day 2 – Tea & Breakfast (Limited)
    • Accommodation: Local Home Stay.
    • Trek to Rajmachi forts.
    • Experts Team of Explorers.
    • First Aid
    • GST.


    • Sleeping Bags, Lunch On Day 1 & 2.
    • Cold drinks, Mineral water, etc.
    • Private orders of Tea, Breakfast, Meals, etc.
    • Personal expenses of any kind.
    • Insurance Coverage.
    • Medical expenses other than “First aid”.
    • Any other charges not mentioned in “Fees Include“.
  • What to Bring?

      • Morning Utilities – Hair Oil, Sun Cream, Lip guard, Comb, Tooth Brush, Tooth Paste, Paper Soap, Towel & Napkin
      • Shawl / Blanket/ Sleeping Bag.
      • ID Proof Compulsory. (Aadhar/Pancard/School-College ID/Driving License)
      • A Good Quality Rucksack suitable for One day Trek with all Luggage packed inside in a Plastic Bag.
      • Minimum 2 Ltr. Water Bottles.
      • Extra Dress in a plastic Bag.
      • Rainproof / Sun Cap / Warm Wear as per Season.
      • Carry bags to cover your phone from rain.
      • Glucon – D OR Electrol – Optional
      • Shoes Compulsory in a Good Condition while trekking.
      • Dress Code – T-shirt, Flexible Track pant. (HALF PANT NOT ALLOWED.)
      • Any type of addictions like tobacco, Liquor, etc is strictly not allowed.
      • Personal Medicines, if any.

    * This is just a reminder list of what to Bring. You can bring other things as per the Need.

    Some useful tips for HAPPY TREKKING

    • Don’t keep valuable things while trekking.
    • Use plastic carry bags to save your mobile & Wallet.
    • Avoid Jean pant for inconvenience in Walking / Climbing.
    • Always keep your Original Photo ID with you.
    • Follow all the Instructions given by Team Explorers.
    • Don’t expect similiar food quality of your home town. Try local food to have some different experience.
    • Respect the Local Religion & Traditions.
    • While taking photographs don’t click photo’s of local people without their permission.
    • Keep Healthy environment & helpful nature while Trekking & at the time of Activity.
    • Don’t keep anything like mobile, Wallet, Gold ornaments at the time of Adventure Activity.
    • Make New friends & share your thoughts in a Group.
    • Share your Happy memories with Explorers on Facebook

    Follow the Rule – “Leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time, and shoot nothing but photographs and bring back nothing but memories”

    1. Food: Pure Vegetarian Food will be served by Explorers. If you want Non veg. Food, you can take it at Extra Cost at Actual. Please take the Railway Food (Tea, Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner) in Proper time at Own Cost.
    2. Medicine: Bring personal medicines, if any & the necessary things given in a list.
    3. Railway Reservations: It is not possible for Explorers to ensure that the Participants will get Railway Reservations together or in the same compartment because of random seat allotment by Railway Computerized System.
    4. Transport & Jungle Safari: For Jungle Safari six people can travel in a Gypsy, but it is not sure that same Group / Family can travel in a same Gypsy. If any Natural Calamity or Technical problem results into late or Safari get cancelled then Explorers or the leaders of Explorers are not responsible for same & in that case No refund is admissible.
    5. Jungle Safari Zone: For Jungle Safari Explorers will choose the Safari zones as per the availability. We are not giving commitment of any specific zone Safari.
    6. Room Allotment: In case of Odd number of Participants or Male / Female Ratio, It is not possible for Explorers to ensure that same Group / Family will accommodate in a same Room. TWO Persons on Bed & TWO persons will be provided by Mattresses, Blanket, Pillow, etc.
    7. Hot Water: In Early Morning Warm Water will be served for Refreshment & in Afternoon Hot Water for Bath.
    8. Drinking Water: Mineral Water Bottles will not be provided by the Explorers throughout the Tour.
    9. During the Camp all the participants should obey all the instructions and decisions taken by the authorised representative of Explorers or Camp Leader.
    10. During any type of event, in case of any dispute for whatsoever reasons, the decision of the Camp Leader or authorized representative of Explorers shall be final and binding on all the participants. The Participants shall be solely liable for the risks, responsibilities and consequences.
    11. Medical Treatment: In case of any medical ailments, a disorder etc. which the participants are suffering or have suffered from, it is his/her responsibility to inform the organisers in advance, before commencement of the camp or trek. If required, the participant(s) will have to take medical treatment from the doctor / attendant available on the campsite or from the nearest available medical centre or hospital. The expenses for all medical treatment and arrangements for the same will be solely borne by the participant ONLY. The Camp Leader or the authorised representative shall have complete discretion to continue the camp without the participant(s) suffering from medical problem.
    12. Photographs or Video Clips: Explorers reserves the right to use Photographs / Video Clips of the tourist taken on tour and / or given by tourist, for promotion of the Company’s Business without obtaining prior permission of the concerned tourist.
    13. Consumption of liquor, tobacco products, cigarette etc. is strictly prohibited during any type of Event. The trek will be considered over only when we are back to our decided arrival place.
    14. Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Any breach of the above two rules will be taken seriously, and will be removed from the trek or camp, and no refund is admissible in such cases.
    15. In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; Explorers, it’s instructors, organisers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
    16. If the participants have enrolled for the activities like wildlife camping or any type of adventure sports activity, then all the risks and responsibilities related to and arising from such activities shall be solely upon such participants and Explorers shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever.
    17. Insurance: Neither participants nor any event shall be insured by Explorers, unless mentioned specifically.
    18. Please Note that any Claims, disputes, court case, etc. shall be subject to Pune Jurisdiction only.

  • Registration FormFull Brochure
    • Name & No. of Trek Leader will be send to you by SMS & Email before 2 days of departure.