Fireflies Special Trek to Prabalmachi

Fireflies Special

Place: Prabalmachi

Type: Sahyadri

Endurance: Low

Difficulty: Easy

Activities: Camping, Photography

Cost: Rs.1050.00


Categories:

Camping

Photography

Western Ghats

SAHYADRI, TREKS, WESTERN GHATS

SAHYADRI

WILDLIFE

Tags:

TMI EVENT

TMI

PHOTOGRAPHY EVENT

TREK MATES INDIA

FIREFLIES SPECIAL TREK TO PRABALMACHI


Day 0:

Meeting Point for Mumbai and Pune People: Panvel Railway Station at 06:15 pm
From here we will move ahead to Thakurwadi by Private vehicle.
Reach Base Village by 07.00 pm
Introduction Round and Start Our Trek at 07.15 pm
Reach Prabal Machi by 8.30 pm
Dinner at Prabal Machi by 9.00 pm
Post Dinner walk at Machi and spotting Fireflies
Rest for the day

 

Day 1:

Wake up call at 7:00 am
Post Breakfast starts to descend by 8:30 am
Start our back journey by Private vehicle.
Reach Panvel by 11.00 am. (approximately)

• Torch
• Identity Proof
• warm jacket (compulsory)
• A bottle of water (Minimum 2 Ltrs),
• Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
• A good trekking shoes
• Camera
• Cap
• Some ready to eat food
• Plum cakes
• Biscuits etc.
• Sleeping Bag
• Pleases do not carry sling bags
• Jholas
• Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

Travelling from Panvel to Panvel
Dinner (for Saturday), Breakfast (for Sunday)
TMI Expertise

Mineral Water, Cold Drink
Anything other than above-mentioned inclusions

By Air

By Train

By Road

Description

Fireflies

Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms,
mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. To do this, the fireflies contain specialized cells in their
abdomen that make light.

Prabalgad

Prabalgad is situated on northeast side of Panvel, on Mumbai-Pune road. One can see it from the express highway a V-Shaped one. The Left one is Kalwantin Durg & right side is Prabalgad. It is located on a plateau very close to Matheran. It was known as Muranjan until it was taken over and renamed by the Maratha forces under Shivaji’s rule.
There is a dense forest on the way till the top of fort Prabal. Historical references indicate that Freedom fighter Umaji Naik made a stay here in 1826.
The fort top commands an excellent view of the surroundings with Kalavantin in the front. Matheran, Chanderi, Shrimallang, Irshal Karnala, Manikgad, etc can be easily identified.