|| 09-10 June 2018 || Wild Rangers Fireflies Special Trek to Kondane Caves

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Looking for a escape in the coming weekend ?? Sahyadri always has an answer.  As the summer ends and monsoon knock our door, a beautiful phenomena takes places in nature. It the perfect time to witness synchronous twinkling of hundreds of fireflies which sparkle and shine to emit a glow as their mating ritual. These tiny creatures give a spectacular touch to your weekend.  The sight is worth capturing in your DSLR. A camping worth to end the summer vacations for your kids !! Witness this wonderful aspect of nature along with your family & friends at a popular destination for nature lovers & trekkers with lush green forests and meadows !!

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    All about the || 09-10 June 2018 || Wild Rangers Fireflies Special Trek to Kondane Caves.

    Fireflies : Fireflies or lightning bugs are structured with specialized cells in their abdomen which emit light. This process is called bio luminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Pre-monsoon climate is the ideal period for fireflies and glow-worms for mating, they light up to attract their mate. Hundreds of fireflies gather together on a tree displaying their bio-luminescent lights in the dark nights.

    Kondana Caves:

    Kondana Caves are located in the small village of Kondana, This cave group has 16 Buddhist caves. The caves were excavated in first century B.C. The construction on wooden pattern is notable.

    About four miles from the Karjat station, on the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, and at the base of the old hill fort of Rajmachi, is the Kondane group of caves.They are in the face of a steep scarp, and quite hidden from view by the thick forest in front of them. Water trickles down over the face of the rock above them during a considerable part even of the dry season, and has greatly injured them. So much so indeed that it is now difficult to determine whether they or the caves at Bhaja Caves are the earliest. The Vihara at Kondane certainly looks more modern, while the Chaitya, which is very similar in plan and dimensions to that at Bhaja.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Local Transport from Karjat to Karjat
    • Saturday: evening tea & biscuits, dinner. Sunday breakfast
    • Triple Sharing Tented Accommodation​/ Home stay
    • Wild Rangers Expertise Charges
    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Travel expense Mumbai to Karjat.
    • Any sort of personal expense.
    • Mineral water.
    • Anything which is not included
    1. Day 1 Saturday, 09 June 2018- Gathering at Karjat Railway station by 18.00 Hrs

      Train Time Table for Saturday

      Catch CST-Karjat Fast  Local @ 15.53 hrs

      || 15.53 Mumbai CST || 16.00 Byculla || 16.04 Dadar || 16.13 Kurla || 16.17 Ghatkopar || 16.28 Mulund || 16.32 Thane ||16.45 Dombivali || 16.53 Kalyan || 17.12 Badlapur || 17.45 Karjat17:50 Hrs       Gathering at Karjat Station. Proceed towards Kondivate

      • 19.00 Hrs      Reach Kondivate & Sip in a hot cup of tea.
      • 19.30 Hrs    Start trek to Kondane Caves to spot fireflies.
      • 22.30 Hrs    Relish the local cuisine
      • 23.30 Hrs    Share your travel experiences with the group along the campfire
    2. Day 2 Sunday, 10 June 2018
      • 06:30 Hrs      Wakeup call and freshen up
      • 07:30 Hrs      Have breakfast
      • 08:15 Hrs      Start return journey to Karjat Station
      • 09:15 Hrs      Reach Karjat Station. Board the 09.45 hrs local for CST
    Things to Carry
    • Identity card
    • 2 ltrs water
    • Camera (Optional)
    • Bedding for night
    • Electrol or Glucon D powder
    • Plum cakes & chocolate
    • Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Hand sanitizer
    • Good Torch (must)
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Haversack or Backpack (Sling bags not allowed)
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Personal medication (if any)

    For Registration one needs to call and SMS us Name and Email Address of participant along With alternate contact number, to any of the coordinator mention in below contact and Transfer full payment of event in the account details mentioned below.

    Account Details:
    A/C Name: – Pallavi Dhanawade
    A/C Number: – 911010044825634
    IFSC Code: – UTIB0000124
    MICR Code: – 400229080
    Branch: – Axis Bank, Dadar (East)

    Contact :- 
    Roshan:- 9028271859 | 8007857825

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