A Night with the Fireflies

After the successful summer Tadoba tour, we are back again with our off-beat trips. As we await the upcoming monsoon season’s first showers, we welcome the season of Fireflies (Jugnu). Sahyadris are twinkling with small flickering yellow lights, this period is known as the mating season for fireflies. Just before monsoon starts, millions of fireflies gather to attract their mates. Opportunity to witness them live is available only now.

Some villages near Harishchandragad has a biodiversity hotspot for fireflies. We get to see these beautiful phenomenon dancing around all over in lakhs. This place offers serene valley views, river, forest, etc.

So, Explore the beautiful hill-village, admire lakhs of fireflies, lie down under the stars, relish the fresh home-cooked food, swim or just laze in the river, play village games, eat freshly picked local fruits like mangoes, jamuns, karvandas, etc., participate in rural activities, accommodation in home-stays will truly add warm touch to the experience & detox from the hustled city life. 

Dates: B1 – 9-10th June, B2 – 16th – 17th June, B3 – 23rd-24th June

Venue: Eco-Tourism in Akola, near Harishchandragad – less than 200kms from Mumbai (just 4 hours drive from Mumbai & Pune)

Charges: All this at Just at Rs. 1499/- per person. Last minute bookings from Wednesday will be Rs. 1799/-pp.

Includes: rustic home-stay; 3 wholesome organic home-cooked meals (1 – breakfast, lunch, dinner, evening snacks & tea); swim in the river; admire an ocean of fireflies around you; scenic valleys, river & nature trails; feast on local fruits from the trees; play village games; star gazing; a guide to take you around the village & forests for fireflies.

Excludes: Travel to & from the Village (assistance will be provided); bottled drinking water; any personal & emergency expense.

Contact: 9819155259

Hurry, as we have only smaller batch sizes available. 

Note: Smoking & Drinking is strictly prohibited at this trip. No refund on cancellation.

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A Night with Fireflies

Fireflies at Prabalmachi

As we await the upcoming monsoon season’s first showers, we welcome the season of Fireflies. Sahyadris are twinkling with small flickering yellow lights, this period is known as the mating season for fireflies. Just before monsoon starts millions of fireflies gather to attract their mates. We get opportunity to witness these amazing bugs only now & very nearby to Mumbai.

Prabalgad Fort is located between Matheran and Panvel. It was built on a plateau very close to Matheran, but unlike Matheran it does not have a good source of water. It was known as Muranjan until it was taken over and renamed by the Maratha forces under Shivaji’s rule. The fort contains a temple of Ganesh and some stone ruins. Its sister fort is Irshalgad. The Ulhas River runs to the east of the fort. The Gadhi River, and the Chanderi and Peb forts are to the west. To the south is the Patalganga River, and Manikgad and to the north is the Karnala fort. Kalavantin durg, a 685m high pinnacle is on the northern edge.

Type : Hill forts
Place : Prabalmachi
Location: Near Panvel
Elevation : 390 Metres, Simple 1.5 hour ascend
Difficulty Level: Easy

Itenary: 10-11th June, Saturday-Sunday, 2017

6pm: Meeting point at Panvel Station on Saturday

7pm: Travel & reach to base of the hill

9pm: Reach Prabalmachi, 1.5 hour ascend, watch glowing fireflies on the way

10pm: Have dinner, explore surrounding places & off to sleep

6.30am: Wakeup, Breakfast

9am: Back to base of the hill

10am: Reach Panvel station on Sunday

Early Bird Price is Rs. 950/- per person. Bookings from 7th June is Rs. 1100/-

Includes: Travel expenditure from Panvel to Panvel, basic stay on plateau, village type dinner, next day breakfast, tea, first-aid, guide & expertise.

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Watching Fireflies in this season are high possibilities. But if in any circumstances we are unable to site them then Organizers are not responsible.

Limited seats, Registrations on First Come First Serve Basis.
One has to pay full amount for booking seats

The location is completely raw but beautiful. Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care. The Organizers will not be responsible for injury / accident / death to the participant while on trek.

Medical Disclaimer: Its important to be fit before going for Treks. It is important to have a medical fitness check up done.
If suffering from any allergy or ailment, please bring prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, severe headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc. should take permission from their physicians before treks.