Rajmachi- A Fireflies Special Event | Mischief Treks

Multiple days 11:20 AM - Lonavala · Lonavala · Mumbai

Event : Rajmachi- A Fireflies Special Event

Region : Lonavla, Karjat

Grade : Easy

Max Altitude : 3600 ft

At a height of 3600 ft above MSL, Rajmachi is situated between Lonavla and Karjat and can be reached from either of these places. Lonavla is the easier route than Karjat. The fortification of Rajmachi consists of twin forts, Srivardhan (the taller one) and Manaranjan. Climb to the 17th Century Srivardhan Fort and get an awe-inspiring glimpse of Lonavla, Duke’s Nose, Ulhas valley, Shirota backwaters and Khandala Ghat.

About Fireflies:

Fireflies belong to the family of beetles, and not flies as they are commonly mistaken for. These nocturnal winged beetles use bioluminescence, a chemical reaction when oxygen combines with luciferin, which is present in the lower abdomen of the insect to produce light. All fireflies glow as larvae. Bioluminescence serves a different function in the larvae than in adults. It appears to be a warning signal to predators, for, the larvae contains chemicals that are either distasteful or toxic.

The adult male beetles use light to primarily attract their mates. The interested female flashes back from her lower perch and the male flits overhead. What a romantic way of courting! The first few showers of monsoon is the best time to witness the fireflies since this is the time best fit for fireflies to start darting around. Fireflies cannot tolerate heavy raindrops and die. So, make sure you get to witness these lightning bugs with us.


DAY 1 - Saturday

  • 11:20 am - Meet us at Lonavala Railway Station and move towards Rajmachi by Jeep.
  • 1:00 pm - Reach Rajmach. Freshen up and have Lunch.
  • After lunch Stroll around the village. Visit the Kalbhairavnath Temple and Rajmachi Lake.
  • Around 4pm short trek to Shrivardhan Fort.
  • Start descending back to Rajmachi village after watching sunset from the peak
  • 7:00 pm - Evening tea.
  • Once it gets dark, the fireflies get into action, we will go for a forest walk to witness the mesmerizing phenomenon.
  • 9:00 pm - Dinner and then you can laze around fireflies as long as you want or chose to sleep.
  • Stay in Tents/ village home (depending on weather conditions)

DAY 2 - Sunday

  • 06:30 am - Wake up and freshen up.
  • 07:00 am - Breakfast and have some rest.
  • 08:00 am - Start return journey to Lonavala station.
  • 09:30 am - Disperse at Lonavala railway station.
  • Catch 10:14 am train from Lonavala railway station
  • Reach CST by 01:05 pm.


Transport: In case it rains Jeep will drop only till halfway as the road becomes not motorable, the participant will have to walk 3-6 km. Due to overcrowding during this period, jeeps are sometimes unavailable or overbooked, the participant is requested to wait patiently for their jeep. Missing the train is missing Rajmachi Fireflies Trek, no refund will be provided.

Tents Stay : Tents will be allocated on 3/4/5 sharing basis depending on tent size. (In case of rains, an attempt will be made to provide shelter in the forest/mountain region. Tents cannot be pitched in rains or if its windy or the weather for the night is expected to be bad)

The main focus of the event is Fireflies and this is not a Camping focused event. Tents/dormitory stay are just a medium to provide shelter for the night.

If weather goes bad, accommodation will be provided in homestay/ dormitory instead of tents

Washroom : Washroom is available at a walking distance of 10 min.

IMP : Please make sure you are physically fit to complete the event and have gone through the disclaimer and FAQ / Points to note


Q: I have booked/paid for the event, is my booking confirmed ?

Ans. No ! , your booking can become invalid if you do not submit the "Most Important Details" required for emergency situations. For any Trek/Adventure event the organizers need to have your details atleast 24 hours prior to the event. We do not allow anyone to campsite until we have complete and authentic details of the person. This info is crucial in case of emergency, and is a mandatory KYC parameter. The link for the "personal details form" will be sent along the ticket confirmation email. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case.

Q. We are coming by our own vehicle for the event, where should we reach ?

Ans. You need to reach Lonavala Station at scheduled meeting time, from here you can follow our vehicles. After this point cellphone network coverage is bad and our team wont be contactable. You will be given exact coordinates after you finish booking formalities.

Q. How do we get in touch after reaching meeting point ?

Ans. we will be creating a whatsapp group for coordination where you will be provided all the necessary information regarding contact person, exact point to meet etc..

Q. How many people will share the tent OR can we have separate tent for ourselves ?

Ans. We have tents of 3 different size . 3/4/5 person capacity tents, you can chose from any of these as per number of persons coming along with you (depending on availability). Tent size is as per standard international norms for tents. The 3 person tent has dimensions 200 x 200 x 130 cm. The 4 person tent has dimensions 220 x 250 x 150cm. Rajmachi Fireflies is not a luxury camping event. Basic tent setup will be provided for shelter.

Q. What is provided in meals ?

Ans. Meal will consist of veg and nonveg options. rice, chapati, daal, seasonal veg, salad, Chicken curry.

Q. How many people will be at the coming for this trek ?

Ans. Depends on number of people booking the event. Generally the batch size is approximately 25 participants.

Q. Is it safe for solo participants?

Ans. Yes, mostly 30% of participants come up solo and blend in.

Q. Is it safe for girls?

Ans. Mischief Treks has a track record of making our trekking and camping events extremely safe for girls. Normally 60 – 75 % of our participants are females.

How to reach:

For Mumbai participants:Suggested train to the board is the 11029/Koyna Express,

  • 08:40 CSMT
  • 08:51 Dadar
  • 09:18 Thane
  • 09:32 Kalyan
  • 10:15 Karjat
  • 11:07 Lonavala

For Pune participants : Catch Pune Lonavala local

  • 09:55 Pune
  • 09:59 Shivaji Nagar
  • 10:41 Talegaon
  • 11:15 Lonavala
Inlcusions & Exclusions


  • Food: Lunch, evening tea, Dinner, and Breakfast (Veg / Non-veg).
  • Emergency Equipment: Well-stocked First Aid kits.
  • Accommodation: Village Homestay (dormitory) / Tents.
  • Transport: Travelling Lonavala to the base village and Traveling from base village to Lonavala station.


  • Train tickets / Expenses to reach Lonavla
  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption and any kind of personal expenses.
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.
Things to carry


  • Identity proof (must)
  • A haversack / Backpack
  • Torch with Extra batteries - (Compulsory Per Person)
  • Water bottle (at least 2 - 3 Litters Compulsory).
  • Personal Medical Kit
  • Double pack your valuables/phones in plastic bags.


  • Trek pants
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking shoes , Floaters/flip-flops
  • Extra pair of clothes a bedsheet and blanket to comfort in tents.
  • Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc. For Energy while you Trek.


  • Sunscreen cream
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Quick dry towel


  • Sun cap
  • Scarves
  • Sunglasses
*Organizers/Venues are solely responsible for the service, availability and quality of the events including all or any cancellations/modifications/complaints.
Know about Location & Place
Address :

Lonavala, Maharashtra, India

Terms & Conditions

1. HighApe does not take any responsibility for the activities going on inside or outside the event. The entire responsibility of it is of the organizer/venue.

2. Venues/Organizers are solely responsible for the service; availability and quality of the events.

3. Venue rules apply.

Cancellation Policy

  • 90% will be refunded if cancelled 60 days in advance.
  • 75% will be refunded if cancelled 50 days in advance.
  • 50% will be refunded if cancelled 40 days in advance.
  • 25% will be refunded if cancelled 30 days in advance.
  • 0% refund if cancelled 0-to-29 days from date of trek.

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Bio :

Mischief Treks is a trekking and adventure sports group that soared to heights of success rapidly and is a trusted brand for trek enthusiasts. Having significant experience in Sahyadris and Western Ghats, we are also among the best for guided Himalayan treks.

Born out of passion for treks, camping, photography and adventure, Mischief Treks is the brain child of a group of trekkers with an experience of 150+ treks in 8 years. “Being at the right place at right time backed with research and recce of any place is the key behind making every event a 100% success”

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dates Saturday, 15 Jun 11:20 AM - onwards
prices 1500 INR

organiser Organised by: Mischief Treks

details Special Details: Pickup starts at Lonavala Railway Station.
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