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.
For Details & Registration Whatsapp : 9819155259
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.