Fireflies Photography Special Trek
Ticket Counter, Panvel Railway Station,
Central Railway, New Colony, Panvel, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 410206, India
A firefly is actually a beetle. A one of a kind insect which emits Bioluminescence to impress its female counterpart. Its a celebration, before the shower of love!
Witness the glowing magic of millions of flies through your naked eyes, and capture this mesmerizing action with your lens.
Prabal machi is a huge meadow perched on a hilltop which is not too high above the sea level. Its an ideal setting for camping as its got all the basic amenities (washroom etc.). Interestingly, Prabalmachi is also the base village for a popular trek in the area, Kalavantin Durg. Enthusiasts can join us for a morning trek to catch the first sunrise from the top of this geological wonder!
Dinner, Breakfast, accommodation in Homestay with bedding, transport from Panvel station to the campsite and back to Panvel station, Guided Trek to Kalavantin Durg, Expertise charges
Excludes Lunch and other charges not mentioned.
05:30 PM - Meet at Panvel Station.
06:30 PM Reach the base village and have an introduction session.
07:00 PM Start the trek
09:00 PM Reach Prabalmachi, freshen up and have Dinner.
10:00 PM Night trail to spot and photograph Fireflies.
11:00 PM Come back, bond over stories, campfire and music.
12:00 AM Lights out
06:00 AM Wakeup call and tea.
07:00 AM Trek to Kalavantin Durg.
10:30 AM Come back, have breakfast and then leave for the base village.
12:00 PM Leave back with beautiful memories.
Note If you miss the train, you miss the trek! Also, since the monsoons can arrive anytime, we wont be camping in tents (but the fun of camping is always there!) So do bring along a sleeping bag, if you have one. A blanket and mat will also be provided to sleep in a homestay shelter at Prabalmachi.
Things to wear:
- Full/ Half sleeve T-shirt with stretchable Gym Pants/ Yoga/ Track pants/ Shorts. Please DO NOT WEAR Denim or formals.
- Trekking/ Hiking shoes (Floaters and Sandals are not allowed) or a comfortable pair of sports shoes with a good grip.
Things to be carried by you:
- Water (2 Liters) Compulsory
- Torch (compulsory)
- Personal First Aid Kit
- Windcheater/Raincoat/ Poncho
- Cap, goggles, sunscreen etc.
- Electrol powder / Glucon D / Tang
- A backpack to carry everything (No handbags or jholas)
- Personal Sanitary Kit
- Extra Pair of Clothes and socks.
- A light pair of slippers in the bag (for post trek).
- Sleeping bag (optional).
How to reach?
Catch a CST Panvel bound train.
Timings mentioned below
04:00 PM CST
04:18 PM Vadala Road
04:29 PM Kurla
04:48 PM Vashi
05:18 PM Panvel
Once you reach Panvel, meet us at the ticket counter.
NOTE: Please refrain from consuming Alcohol or any intoxicant up till 24 hours before the trek as it may cause severe dehydration and risk to life.