Fireflies Special: Rajmachi Fort & Kondane Caves

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2 June 2019
Available: 30 seats
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02 June 2019


Fri, 31 May, 21:00 Hrs

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About Place

Rajmachi Fort is one of the many historical forts & most exciting trekking place in the rugged hills of Sahyadri mountains. It has two stronghold forts, Shrivardhan and Manranjan; with a wide plateau (Machi) surrounding the two Balekillas. Udhewadi is a small village of about 22 houses situated on the Machi, at the southern foot of Manaranjan Balekilla of Rajmachi Fort. It is a famous spot for trekking.

The best season to visit Rajmachi is the monsoon and the winter season. Nature is at its best during this time and one can see amazing waterfalls and lush green forests en route.
In monsoon, you can view the beautiful Kataldhar Waterfall from Shrivardhan Fort.

The fort played a strategic role in the First Anglo-Maratha War. Rajmachi Fort has been declared as a protected monument.

Unparalleled and memorable, Rajmachi Fort trek is sure to prompt you to keep coming back!

Kondane Caves:
Kondane Caves situated in Karjat offers the ancient lifestyle of Buddhist followers. Ancient rock-cut caves, Kondane Caves are very famous Buddhist caves. These caves enclose sculptures, Vihara, Chaitya and Stupa. Sculptures and stupas are specimens of the ancient period Buddhist architecture. There was a natural disaster in the form of an earthquake in early 1900 by which many stupas, front entrance and floor of the caves were damaged.

Facts about Fireflies
काजव्यांबद्दल अधिक जाणून घ्या.

Fireflies are nocturnal insects. Despite the name, they aren’t flies, but rather a type of winged beetle. The light produced by fireflies is a chemical reaction used to signal members of the opposite gender.

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pieces of information
Base CampUdhewadi Village
Height (ft.)2710
Walking08 Hrs


Pune to Pune
Bus Route

Shivajinagar > Aundh > Wakad > Lonavala > Udhewadi (Base)

22:00 – Shivajinagar
22:30 – Aundh
22:59 – Wakad

  • Please arrive before 15 min. at your pickup point to avoid getting late.
  • Sun, 02 June 2019
  • 21:00
  • Shivajinagar, Pune-05


  • Transfer from/to Pune
  • Breakfast, Evening Tea
  • Lunch
  • Group Medical Kit
  • An Experienced Trek Leads
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusion list.


DAY 00 SATNight Travelling

22:00 – Reporting to the SG Team.
22:59 – Travel to the base village from Pune.

DAY 01 SUNNight Trek with Fireflies

01:30 – Reach starting point of the trek.
01:45 – Group introduction & briefing about the trek.
02:00 – Commence trek to Rajmachi Fort.
– – Enjoy the Fireflies at both sides of trail & reach the base village i.e. Udhewadi.
07:00 – Freshen up. Breakfast+Tea.
08:00 – Explore Shrivardhan & Manranjan Forts.
11:00 – Lunch Break.
14:00 – Descend to Kondane Caves.
16:00 – Travel to Pune
20:00 – Reach Pune with Happy Memories & Non-Biodegradable waste. 🙂

Trek Essentials

Basic Gears

• Backpack (30-40 ltr.): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame.
• Trekking / Sports shoes in good condition. (require A good grip.)

Outdoor Apparels

• Full Sleeved & Collared T-shirts: To prevent sunburns on the neck and arms.
• Full Trekking Pants. (Avoid shorts & 3/4th.)
• Carry an extra pair of cloth; to use after the trek ends.
• Sweaters / Sweatshirt: To protect from cold at night.
• Thermals: Those who are more susceptible to cold can carry thermals to wear at night.
• Cap / Rain jackets / Warm wears / Windcheater. (Seasonal)
• Napkin or towel.


• Min. 3-4 ltr. Water/Hydration pack.
• Snacks: Fruits, Dry-fruits, Cookies & Chocolates, etc.
• Energy drink like electrolyte powder.
• Personal medicines, if any.


• Torch / Headlamp.
• Sunglasses, Cap, Trekking Pole, Camera etc.
• Extra slipper to use after the trek or at the campsite.
• Utensils: Plate, Bowl, Spoon & Glass, etc. (Mandatory)

Personal Utilities

• Sunscreen cream, Hand sanitizer, Moisturiser, etc.
• Toilet Paper & wipes, Toothbrush, and Toothpaste & Quick dry towel.

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