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Cost exclusions


  • Train Tickets or any travel cost from Mumbai to Lonavala/Karjat & back

  • Meals other than those mentioned in inclusions.

  • Packaged Water, Snacks during Travel or Trek etc

  • Anything other than that mentioned in the inclusions above


Cost inclusions


  • Refreshments & Dinner on Saturday

  • Breakfast & Lunch on Sunday

  • Travel from Kondhane village to Karjat Railway station (for trekkers)

  • Cost of Sumo travel from Lonavala to Udhewadi and back for people opting for taxi service.

  • Dormitory type accommodation in Rajmachi village with Bathroom facility

  • Entry/Forest Fees @ Rajmachi village

  • All Expertise and Guide Charges





  • Registrations will be confirmed on first come first served basis upon receipt of full payment.


  • The trek will be cconducted subject to minimum number of 10 registrations.



Trip Date: 

Batch 1 : June 03-04, 2017

Batch 2 : June 10-11, 2017


Cost: Including Sumo transport from Lonavala to Udhewadi & back : Rs. 1200 / person


Group Size : 30 explorers maximum


Living in the city comes with its own set of creature comforts and luxuries; however we tend to gradually lose touch with Nature and the Wonders it has to offer.


One such natural phenomenon which tends to bedazzle its spectators is the dance of the fireflies! The little Beetles with their bio-luminescence flash their underbelly lights in a sequence to attract mates or prey. The bushes and trees are hub for this mating frenzy and closely resemble a lit up Christmas Tree and this is a Sight to See!


Join Canvas N Chrome as we head off into the wilderness not too far away from the Hill station of Lonavala in our search for the Mating Fireflies and the Dazzling Spectacle on offer in the first weekend of June.




Detailed Itinerary: 


  • Board Sinhagad Express (Train no - 11009) from Dadar/Thane/Kalyan to Lonavala (~2.5hrs)

  • Instructions & Safety Briefing (~0.5hrs)

  • Hike/Sumo as per choice from Lonavala to Rajmachi village via Tungarli dam (~4.5/1.5hrs - 16kms)

  • Take in the beauty of the route lit up by dazzling fireflies

  • Refreshments, Dinner, & Rest on reaching Rajmachi

  • Night Trail to ancient Shiva temple for another view of fireflies spectacle (~1.0hrs)



  • Morning bell would be sounded at 05.30hrs Sharp

  • Head for sightseeing to fort Srivardhan (~2.5hrs)

  • Refreshments & Breakfast at Rajmachi village (~1.0hrs)

  • Trekkers Hike back down to Kondhane village (~3.0hrs)

  • Refreshments & Lunch at Kondhane (~1.5hrs)

  • Rickshaw to Karjat station (~0.5hrs)

  • Tentative arrival at Karjat – 16.00hrs

  • People opting for taxi / self ride / drive will have lunch at Rajmachi and depart for Lonavala in time for departure of Deccan Express (Train no - 11008) @ 16.30hrs

 Important Notes:


  • The Hike/Trek is graded as Medium difficulty because of an easy trail from Lonavala to Rajmachi and the slightly challenging descend from Rajmachi to Karjat; Endurance grade is High as it is a 16km hike from Lonavala to Rajmachi and a 8km descend from Rajmachi to Karjat.

  • For those opting for the Sumo, the Difficulty as well as Endurance Grades are Easy as there is minimum hiking/trekking involved.

  • Wearing full clothes (Track pants + Full sleeve Shirt/Tshirt) is advisable – Prevents cuts & bruises while walking through the forest & also protects from insect bites.

  • Track pants advisable – Jeans can get uncomfortable on treks & also tend to soak & retain water if it rains, avoid as far as possible

  • Trekking/Sports shoes advisable – Covered feet provide safety from stubbing your toes on rocks, etc and also from insect/snake bite.

  • Extra Floaters/Footwear advisable – Sports shoes tend to open up/tear during treks through rain & having an extra pair of floaters helps.

  • A sturdy & comfortable haversack advisable – To stock all the gear & keep hands free while hiking.

  • Packing of all essentials in polythene advisable – To protect from getting wet in the rain.

  • A good torch is compulsory – for the night trek

  • 2 liters of water is compulsory.


Our Belief System:


  • Possession and/or consumption of Alcohol will not be permitted & flouting of this basic rule will lead to immediate expulsion from the group.

  • Smoking will only be permitted after consultation with the Leader and the person will have to move away from the group to smoke. Smoking will only be permitted while we stop at a clearing and not otherwise.

  • The leader’s decision will be final and binding on all members. No Arguments will be entertained.

  • Each member will be responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.

  • Please do not wear any jewelry or gold chains/rings.

  • Please do not litter, we believe in the saying, “Leave only footprints, Take back only memories”




** We strive to provide the best of services & adhere to the planned tour program, However the Program can be subject to change **







To register, please get in touch with us on:




Rohit Nayak: (+91) - 961 901 7717


or send us a message via the 'contact us' box at the end of the page.


To register for the trip, please download the registration form here , fill it, save a copy and mail it to us on the above email.



Payment details will be communicated upon receipt of registration request and registration will be confirmed upon receipt of full payment.






Trek Highlights


  • A comfortable hike from Lonavala to Rajmachi with the chance of seeing Fireflies

  • Rummage through History with a visit to a beautiful fort

  • Explore the positive vibes of a temple from an Era bygone

  • A 3.5 hour gradual descend through undulating terrain & dense tree cover to Karjat

  • A night walk through an unexplored trail

  • Simple & Nutritious Home cooked Meals with the experience of staying in a village house or on a fort


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