Rajmachi Fireflies Special

Rajmachi Fireflies Special




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Embark on a magical journey through the enchanting landscapes of Rajmachi with our exclusive Fireflies Festival Trek. Experience the surreal spectacle of countless fireflies lighting up the night, turning the serene surroundings into a twinkling fairyland. This unique adventure, guided by Wandering Souls, promises not only a visual delight but also a soulful retreat into nature's embrace.

About Rajmachi
Nestled in the rugged Sahyadri ranges, Rajmachi is renowned for its historical forts and breathtaking natural beauty. The trip to Rajmachi is an exhilarating experience, with trails winding through dense forests and ancient pathways that tell tales of bygone eras. As the sun sets, watch in awe as the landscape transforms with the shimmering dance of fireflies—an unforgettable natural phenomenon.

About Fireflies
Fireflies or lightning bugs(Jugnu) make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. This breath-taking show put on by nature resembles a psychedelic combination of stars falling and fireworks exploding – It is an immersive experience you will never forget.

The fireflies do not always flash in unison. They may flash in waves across hillsides, and at other times will flash randomly. Synchrony occurs in short bursts that end with abrupt periods of darkness.


  • Khopoli to Khopoli Transport by Local Jeep
  • Evening Tea & Snacks on Day 1
  • Dinner (Veg/Jain) on Day 1
  • Breakfast (Veg/Jain) on Day 2
  • Homestay
  • Entry Fees & Permit
  • Expertise and Guide charges
  • First Aid
  • Wash Rooms & Changing rooms facilities Anything other than the above-mentioned things A
  • Anything other than the above-mentioned things
  • Travel from Mumbai to Khopoli and back
  • Any Personal Expenses

Tour Plan

Day 1 - Mystical Night at Rajmachi

Train Schedule: Catch 12:20 CSMT-Khopoli Fast

  • 12:20 pm – CSMT
  • 12:27 pm – Byculla
  • 12:33 pm – Dadar
  • 12:41 pm – Kurla
  • 12:45 pm – Ghatkopar
  • 1:01 pm – Thane
  • 1:17 pm– Dombivali
  • 1:26 pm – Kalyan
  • 1:45 pm – Badlapur
  • 2:19 pm – Karjat
  • 2:44 – Khopoli
  • 03:00 PM: Meet the team at Khopoli Station. Here, we transition from train to Jeep. Journey to the base village, immersed in anticipation (If the roads are bad due to rains then we leave the vehicles at highway and walk 8kms to the base village).
  • 05:15 PM: Reach the base village
  • 05:30 PM: As the sun begins its descent, we go for an exhilarating trek to Shrivardhan Fort.
  • 06:30 PM: Conquer the summit, bask in the glorious sunset, and let the moment sink in.
  • 07:00 PM: Commence the descent with a heart full of sunset hues.
  • 08:00 PM: Back at base village, where dinner awaits under a canopy of stars
  • 09:30 PM: Savor a delightful dinner and then lose yourself in a mesmerizing fireflies walk.

Day 2 - Farewell to Rajmachi

  • 06:30 AM: Awaken to the chirping of birds and fresh mountain air. Freshen up and seize the day!
  • 07:00 AM: Stroll to the nearby lake and temple, immersing in the tranquil morning vibes of Rajmachi.
  • 08:00 AM: Relish a hearty breakfast back at the village, sharing tales of last night's luminescent encounters.
  • 08:30 AM: Wave goodbye to the wilderness as we embark on our return journey to Khopoli.
  • 10:00 AM: Arrival in Khopoli and catch the train back to Mumbai.

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Things to Carry

  • Identity Proof (Mandatory)
  • Bottle of Water (at least 2 litres)
  • Torch with extra batteries
  • Ready to eat food like plum cakes, dry fruits etc.
  • Cap, Camera
  • Exrta Bedsheet / Pull Over / blanket /Sleeping Bag (A pair would be provided)
  • Good Trekking shoes
  • Jacket / Wind cheater as it could get cold in the night
  • Personal care stuff, ORS, medicines which you require usually
  • Haversack to put all the things in, please do not carry sling bags or jholas

Instructions for Fireflies Season

  • Keep you distance from the trees or bushes where the fireflies are present and observe the phenomenon from a distance
  • Do not touch the fireflies
  • Do not flash torch lights at the fireflies
  • Please keep silent while observing the fireflies


  • Basic Washroom facility (Indian Toilets) available at the campsite, it is a camping activity and not a leisure trip so one needs to prepare themselves accordingly. 
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited
  • Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery.
  • A planned activity or programs may be cancelled or revised depending on the weather or any other unavoidable circumstances
  • We require atleast 8 participants to conduct the event. In a unlikely case where we don’t get the requisite number of participants, you have an option for FULL Refund or shifting to any other event.
  • Bioluminescence by Fireflies is a natural phenomenon. The trip dates have been planned as per the mating season of fireflies i.e pre-monsoon during which we witness this phenomenon. We may or may not get to witness it. Wandering Souls won’t be held responsible for low or no sightings.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation charge of 15% would be deducted from the booking if cancelled 2 days before the event
  • No refund would be granted if cancelled within 2 days of the event.
  • No refund (Partial or otherwise) will be made if you voluntarily leave or drop out of a trip for any reason after the trip has begun. No refunds will be made for any accommodation, transportation, sightseeing, meals or services not utilized

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