Fireflies or lightning bugs are structured with specialized cells in their abdomen which emit light. This process is called bioluminescence 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.


Prabalmachi is an unseen offbeat village en-route of Kalavantin & Prabalgad Trek, its name itself indicates its huge plateau & offering a magnificent view of Prabalgad Fort & Kalavantin Pinnacle. It is a huge Plateau provides one of the best locations for camping.


  • Type: Hill Fort
  • Height: 2320 Feet above MSL (Approx)
  • Grade: Easy
  • BaseVillage: Thakurwadi
  • Region: Panvel


18 Hours 30 Minutes Available on request Panvel, Maharashtra
  • Fireflies
  • Camping in a Tent
  • Breathtaking View of Prabalgad and Kalavantin Durg
  • Awesome view of Panvel
  • View of Matheran & Chanderi Fort
  • Walk Through Tribal Village

Day 1

  • 06:00 pm - Assemble outside of Panvel Railway Station 
  • 06:15 pm - Move towards base village "Thakurwadi" by Local private Vehicle.
  • 07:00 pm - Reach Thakurwadi & move to Prabalmachi. Enjoy the serene view of fireflies lightning your way towards to Prabalmachi.
  • 09:00 pm - Reach Prabalmachi.
  • 09:30 pm - Have a dinner (Veg)
  • 10:30 pm - A night walk to nearby forest area of Prabalmachi to see fireflies.
  • 12:00 pm - Rest under the millions of stars, sharing your travel experiences with the likeminded people.

Day 2 

  • 05:00 am - Wake up call. Get ready for Kalavantin Pinnacle Trek
  • 05:15 am - Start trek towards Kalavantin Pinnacle
  • 06:15 am - Reach Top and Enjoy Sunrise, Photography, Take rest for some time.
  • 08:00 am - Start Descending, 
  • 09:00 am - Reach Campsite.
  • 09:15 am - Refreshments, breakfast Starts to descend to the base village "Thakurwadi".
  • 10:30 am - Start the journey to Panvel.
  • 11:00 am - Move toward Panvel.
  • 12:00 pm - Reach Panvel railway station.

What is included in the tour

  • Transportation from Panvel to Base village to Panvel by private vehicle.
  • 1 Breakfast- Sunday
  • 1 Dinner - Buffet (Veg/Non-Veg) (Saturday)
  • Tent 2 People Sharing Basis. (Blanket, Mattress)
  • Adventure Equipment
  • Changing Rooms
  • Basic First Aid
  • Guide & expertise charges.
  • Prabalmachi Area Entry Fee

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Train Ticket
  • Mineral water
  • Any personal expense
  • Any other charges not mentioned above
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.
Things to Carry
  • Identity proof (Must)
  • A bottle of water (At least 3 Liters) Must
  • 1 Torch (Must) with spare batteries (Must)
  • Bunch of Papers, Camera, Cap, etc.
  • Some Ready to eat food - Chikki, Dates, Plum Cake, etc.
  • Umbrella, Raincoat, rain poncho, or windcheater
  • Extra Pair of dry clothes
  • Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
  • A good trekking shoes, an extra pair of floaters.
  • Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

Tip: Keep minimum weight, makes the trek pleasant and comfortable!

Please Note :

  • Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  • Trek leaders decision will be final and binding.
  • Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage
  • There is a freshen up / washroom facility at the top. There are 3 toilets at the base village.
  • Avoid carrying heavy weight for the trek.
  • Floaters and Sandals are not allowed, please wear sports shoes or trekking shoes of good quality
  • Important: Participant with any medical issues /history are not allowed to opt for this event. If he/she does so that it is done at the participant's risk. The management won't be responsible for any incident.
Pickup point
Panvel Suburban Railway Station, Forest Colony, Panvel, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 410206, India View on Map