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Fireflies Trek To Prabalmachi

Fireflies Trek to Prabalmachi

Type: Hill Fort
Height: 2320 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Medium
Base Village: Thakurwadi
Region: Panvel

Prabal Machi is located near Panvel Taluka of Raigad District. It is 65 kms and 110 kms away from Mumbai & Pune respectively. Trek to Prabal Machi is moreover of a Jungle Trail of around 2 hours. This Machi is base for Kalavantin and Prabalgad where you can camp and stay overnight.

From Prabal Machi, trek to Kalavantin is of almost vertical Jungle trail and later stone cut steps to reach top. One must be careful while climbing those steps as there are no railings to support. Once you reach the top, you will get 360-degree view. You can see the Matheran range, Vikatgad/ Peb, Irshalgad, Prabalgad, Chanderi, Nakhind, Karnala and other nearby forts. If the weather is clear you can also test your eye to identify the places of Navi Mumbai.


Fireflies or lightning bugs are constituted with specialized cells in their abdomen that produce light. Scientifically, this process is called bio luminescence and is observed in many marine organisms. Pre-monsoon climate is the perfect time for fireflies and glow-worms for breeding, they light up to attract their mate. Hundreds and thousands of fireflies gather together on a nearby tree exhibiting their bio-luminescent lights in the dark nights.


Day 1

We are Waiting for you

Meet at Panvel Railway Station at 6:30 pm. We will travel in the Transfer Vehicle to Thakurwadi which is the base village for Prabalmachi/ Kalavantin.

Trek with Fireflies

We will reach Thakurwadi village around 7:30 pm. Begin the trek in the company of Fireflies after a fun round of introduction and instructions.

Delightful Dinner

Around 9 pm we will reach Prabalmachi. This is where we are going to camp. But before that feast on the local delicacies freshly cooked by local villagers.

Lights Out

As our day will start early tomorrow, sleep early and sleep well. But do not forget to gaze at the stars before dozing off.

Day 2

Good Morning Folks

Wake up at 5 am freshen up and head for the Kalavantin Durg to enjoy the sunrise view.

Kalavantin Durg, we are here

By 6:30 am we will reach the top of Kalavantin Durg. Enjoy the 360-degree with sunrise as an icing on the cake. Please take ample photographs and safe selfies. These are the moments you should capture.

Breakfast is calling

Descend back to Prabalmachi by 7:30 am to fill your stomach with delicious breakfast.

Wow, What an Amazing Experience

Head back to the base village, Thakurwadi around 9 am. It will take around 1 hour to reach. We will travel in the transfer vehicle once to Panvel Railway Station once we reach. Do not forget to share your experience and feedback on the way back.


INR 1300 per adult


● Dinner (Veg / Non-Veg)
● Toilet facility
● Camping in tent/ dormitory
● Breakfast & Tea
● Travelling from Panvel to Panvel
● First aid kit
● Expertise charges

Exclusions: -

● Any other personal expenses other than Inclusions & GST

Cancellation and Refund applicable on the tour cost: 

● If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
● If cancellation done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded.
● After that no refund will be provided.



● At least 2 litres of drinking water
● Torch with extra batteries
● Photo ID card
● Good trekking or sport shoes
● Some ready to eat food (plum cakes, biscuits)
● Jackets (photo acche aate hey)
● Electral/ Tang powder/ Glucose-D/ salt
● Cap, camera, mobiles phones, socks, extra pairs of cloths. (if required)

● Bedsheet/ chaddar/ Blanket
● Any personal medicine.



● In Mountains & Jungles, smoking attracts honeybees and one has to face dangerous "honeybee attack" where survival of the person is difficult, hence smoking is strictly prohibited.
● Drinking Alcohol is strictly prohibited.
● Leader's Decision will be Final and Binding.
● Small Steps Adventures reserves all the right to Change/ Deviate/ Cancel the plans without prior notice.
● Telephonic Confirmation for booking is Mandatory; if unable to contact us then send a text message and we will call you back.
● Please do not carry Handbags or Jholas or Sling bags on treks.
● Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewellery, etc. If carried, then we do not take any liability for the same.


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