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Prabal Machi & Kalavantin - Fireflies Special Trek

The cool monsoon winds will start blowing in from the sea’s to quell the summer heat, the looming black clouds will start to make their presence felt. Soon the rains will arrive in their full glory to quench the thirst of the parched earth.
The small window in time just before the rains arrive gives us the opportunity to witness a beautiful spectacle of dazzling fireflies. It’s the mating season for these fireflies & as a result thousands of them light up around trees and shrubs making it a rare and beautiful sight.
We at Backpack Holidays have arranged a Fireflies Special Trek to Prabalgad Machi on 4-5th June 2016, 

Prabalgad is situated on northeast side of Panvel, on Mumbai-Pune road. One can see it from 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 Historical references indicate that Freedom fighter Umaji Naik made a stay here in 1826.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.

The tentative itinerary for the Event is as given below:

Meeting Point for Mumbai and Pune People: 
Panvel ST stand (rural route platform) at 06:15 pm ( Please check recommended train timing as given below )

CST to Panvel @ 04:52PM, Thane to Panvel @ 5:20PM
From here we will move ahead to Thakurwadi by Public Transport.

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
Wake up call at 6:00 am

7.00 Ascend Kalavantin durg.

Post Breakfast starts descend by 9:30 AM
Start our back journey by ST Bus/Jeep.
Reach Panvel by 11.00 am. (approximately)

The charges for the trek will be Rs 1111/- per head and Rs 999/- for Backpacker Club Members.  
Click here for Backpacker Club Membership details


Travelling from Panvel to Panvel
Dinner (for Saturday), Breakfast (for Sunday)
Expertise and Guide charges

Here is a list of all the things that we need to carry:
1. A haversack to put in all the things to be carried. So that one has hands free while trekking.
2. A bottle of water (1.5 ltr).
3. Camera (Optional), Avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry.
4. Electoral / Energy powder, some snacks & biscuits (optional).
5. Torch with extra batteries.
6. Personal medicines
7. A good trekking shoes.

To register, get in touch with us on:
Dimesh Patel: (+91) – 887 994 1420
Whatsapp: 9892974968

Registration will be confirmed on receipt of full payment.

You need to deposit full amount (No Cash Deposit) in following Account:
Bank Name: Corporation Bank 
Branch: Yogi Nagar (0648)
Account Holders name:
 Backpack Holidays 
Account Number: 064800201100166
A/c Type:
IFSC: CORP0000648


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