Fireflies Special Camping at Rajmachi - The Glowing Mating Dance
Meeting Point - Dadar Railway Station: Mumbai,
Platform No. 7, Dadar T T Dental Clinic, Khodadad Cir, Dadar East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400014, India
Sat 26 May, 08:00 PM
Sat 02 Jun, 08:00 PM
Sat 09 Jun, 08:00 PM
Sat 16 Jun, 08:00 PM
Fireflies will be back this monsoon to show their magic show. Join them to watch these tiny magical messengers of hope. Magic happens when these tiny flies glow like ferry lights. It's one magical sight. Imagine thousands of fireflies lighting up at precisely the same time, over and over, from dusk to dark. The most spectacular show is said to be the mass synchronous display of several Pteroptyx species in Southeast Asia. Masses of male fireflies congregate in groups (called leks) and in unison emit rhythmic courtship flashes. Fireflies or lightning bugs are from the family Coleoptera: Lampyridae and they may well be our most beloved insect, inspiring poets and scientists alike. Most importantly to remember, fireflies are neither flies nor bugs. Fireflies are actually beetles and there are 2,000 species on our planet. The destination is a completely isolated and newly explored location and such an event is taking place for the first time on this spot.
Duration: 1 Night 1 Days.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Meet the Leader at Dadar Junction on Platform No. 7 at 8 pm, Board the Dadar Central - Chennai Egmore Superfast Express (Train No.- 12163) for the journey towards Lonavala. Reach Kasara by 10.45 pm. Get into the local vehicles and start your journey to Rajmachi. Reach Rajmachi. Refresh and go for a walk around the lake for fireflies sighting, spend plenty of time watching the extraordinary mating dance of the Fireflies. Come back and enjoy some old school games with a bonfire at the Center along with some ghost stories for an added punch in the fun. Relax in the tents and rest for the night.
Wake up early morning by 5:00 AM. Start trekking to Srivardhan fort.(30 mins trek). Spend time at your leisure on the fort, descend back to Rajmachi and have breakfast, stroll around the village. Visit the Kalbhairavnath Temple and Rajmachi Lake. Have lunch and take rest. Pack your stuff to head back to Mumbai. Get into the vehicles and start your journey back to Mumbai. Catch 04:28 PM Khopoli - CST fast local. Reach CST by 6:48 PM.
Things to carry
1. Id Proof Compulsory
2. Good Quality Trekking / Sports Shoes.
3. Water (2ltr Minimum compulsory)
4. Torch with an Extra pair of Batteries. (Mobile flash won't be entertained).
5. Personal First Aid kit / Medics as per prescriptions if any.
6. Toiletries (Napkin, facewash, tissue paper etc.).
7. Backpack to carry all stuff. (No Handbags or Jholas will be allowed.)
8. Odomos (for protection from mosquitoes).
9. Camera (Optional).
1. Transportation from Lonavala to Rajmachi and Rajmachi to Khopoli.
2. Breakfast and Lunch for Day 2.
3. Leaders Expertise Charges
1. Train tickets / Expenses for Mumbai to Mumbai.
2. Dinner for Day 1.
Anything other than mentioned above.