About the Tour :
Fireflies Festival :
We are all set to host one of the most eye-catching outing of this season – The Fireflies Festival. Pre-monsoon climate is the ideal period for fireflies and glow-worms for mating and in pursuit of the mate, hundreds of fireflies gather together on a tree displaying their bio-luminescent lights in the dark nights. Dense forests is just the perfect place for these twinkling creatures for this kind of ritual and this is the exact time when we can experience synchronous twinkling of hundreds of fireflies- one of the most beautiful phenomena in nature.
Peth Fort is situated in Shahapur taluka, Karjat district. Height of this fort is 3100 ft above sea level. This fort is also known as Kothaligad because of the internally excavated stairs at the fort top. During the specific period of pre-monsoon, thousands of fireflies males glow in mating display to attract females. This is one of the best natural phenomena one can expect…This fort is very small in size but was used as an ammunition storage and defense station during Sambhaji Maharaj’s era. This fort is surrounded with other forts like Bhimashankar, Rajmachi, Dhak, Sidhhagad and Prabalgad
What is included in the tour
1. Transportation from Karjat to Ambivali and back by local transport
2. Dinner, Tea, Breakfast, Lunch
3. Accommodation in local home-stay
4. Guide & Expertise Charges
What is NOT included in the tour
1. Anything mentioned then above other expenses.
2. Any applicable taxes
3. Any other personal expenses
- Pinnacle of the Peth fort with internally carved stairs
- Bhairoba Mandir
- Bhairoba Cave. This cave is well-sculpted and accommodate 30 to 40 people
- Water cisterns
- Bastions of the fort well in condition
- From the Fort top we can have glimpse of Bhimashankar, Rajmachi, Dhak and Siddhagad
Day 01 : Depart to Karjat by Fast Local Train from CSTM departing by 04:30 pm. Reach Karjat by 06:30 pm. On arrival at Karjat we will proceed towards Ambivali village in Tumtum(auto rickshaws : 8 seater). Have introduction and briefing round. Freshen-up and start ascending. Enjoy the glowing fireflies while ascending till Pethwadi. We are staying at the villager’s homestay at Pethwadi village and will have simple homely local food in dinner. Post dinner, wander around for a short night trail for Fireflies activity. Overnight at Pethwadi.
Day 02 : Morning freshen up at Pethwadi village followed by breakfast and hot cup of tea. Post breakfast climb atop to visit Pinnacle of Peth fort, caves, enjoy the scenic view from the top. After some happening photography session on the top of pinnacle, descend down to Pethwadi. Lunch at Pethwadi village and then start descending towards Ambivali. Further back to Karjat by local transport. Reach Mumbai by 3 pm.
Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :)