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Fireflies Special Trek to Peth (Kothaligad)

Sat, 22 Jun 2019 5:00PM - Sun, 23 Jun 2019 11:00AM
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Fireflies Special Trek to Peth (Kothaligad)

Fireflies :
Fireflies are sometimes called lightning bugs. Many a child have spent summer evening chasing them. And maybe you 've wondered how and why are these insects able to light up.

The answer is that Fireflies contain an organic compound in their abdomens called luciferin. As air rushes into the abdomen, it reacts with the luciferin. A chemical reaction gives off the familiar glow of a firefly. This light is sometimes called cold light because it generates so little heat. The fireflies can regulate the airflow into the abdomen to create the pulsating pattern.

Some experts think the fireflies flashy style may warn predators of the insect's bitter tastes. On the other hand, some frogs don't seem to mind. They eat so many fireflies that they themselves begin to glow. Males fireflies also light up to signal that desire for mates and willing females attract their mates with flashes of their own.

But not all the flashing of fireflies is motivated by romance. While each firefly species has its own pattern of flashing, some females imitate the pattern of other species. Male land next to them only to be eaten alive. So the next time you see a firefly keep in mind that it flickering isn't. Just a unique & sometimes deadly language of love.

Little info About The Fort
Type: Hillforts
Fort Range: Karjat
District: Raigad
Grade: Medium
Height: 3100 ft.

Kothaligad is more commonly known as the fort of Peth because the village of Peth is situated at its base. The pinnacle of the Peth can be seen from the village. It looks like a filed surface. On reaching the top of the fort, we see caves carved in huge rocks. The first one is the cave of Goddess, besides which is a water cistern and the last one is the specious Bhairoba cave. A flat floor and well-sculpted pillars are a specialty of the cave. Along the Bhairoba cave, steps are carved leading the pinnacle.
FourFive potholes and some cannon balls are scattered in the fort. Kalwawantinicha Mahal, Nagfani, Siddhagad, Malanggad, Chanderi, Prabalgad, Manikgad, and Matheran all these surrounding historical places are visible from the top of the fort Peth.

The tentative itinerary for the Trek is as given below:
Catch the 4:30 pm CST-karjat fast local. People who live on slow track station please come to your nearest station

The time table is as follows:-

Karjat Fast local
CST :16:30 Hrs
Byculla :16:37
Dadar : 16:43
Kurla : 16:50
Ghatkopar : 16:54
Mulund : 17:06
Thane :17:10
Dombivali : 17:22
Kalyan : 17:30
Karjat : 18:20 Hrs.

Note:- Missing the train means missing the event.

Meeting Point: Karjat Station 06:20 pm
06:30 pm: We will proceed to the base village Ambivali by tum-tum or private vehicle.
07:30 pm: Reach Ambiwali, Introduction round & Snack
Ascend Enjoy Fireflies en-route
Reach Pethwadi by 9.30 pm
10.00 pm: Have Dinner and stay
10:30 pm: Star Trek & Enjoy Fireflies on the way while trekking.
12.00 pm: Off to sleep

3rd June 2018 Sunday
06:00 am: Wake up call, Sunrise view, Explore & Photography & Breakfast
06.30 am. start to ascend
08:00 am: Reach on top, Explore and rest
09:30 am: Have breakfast and start descending.
11:30 am: Reach Base Villages
12:00 pm: Leave for Karjat by bus/ Private Vehicles
01:30 pm: Reach Karjat and take local to Mumbai.

Members are requested to take return ticket till karjat by their own.

Board the second compartment from the Karjat side which is the second last from the CST side.
Everybody will board the same local and we meet in the train itself

The cost of the trek will be Rs. 999/- per head.

Transportation from Karjat to Karjat,
Breakfast and tea
Guide & Expertise Charges

Any personal expenses
Any other charges non mentioned above.

Things to be carried:
Identity proof.
Wind Cheater a must
Sleeping bags, bed sheets, mattress,
A bottle of water (at least 2 Ltrs),
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes,
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.

Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet. Double pack your valuables in plastic bags

Note :
Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek. We shall travel together as a group.
We all are going for an adventurous activity. Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments. Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewelry, etc. If carried, then we Do Not take any liability for the same. Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner. We should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or even local people. Due to the Monsoon season, we recommend you to please take care of every place while walking /climbing/trekking. No plastic littering on the way or in hills/mountains.

Rules and Regulations:
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
2. Sleeveless, low neck, figure-hugging shirts/skirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
3. Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewelry (at own risk).

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Time to go gaga over Fireflies Trek and be at the Fireflies Festival this season! Fireflies Treks are among the best things to do, this pre-monsoon in Mumbai & Pune! Fireflies Trekking and Camping events having been one of the popular buzz are quickly becoming a favorite unwind. Camping spots along places like Bhandarada, Rajmachi, Parabalmachi and more, show perfect trail for a Fireflies Trekking and Camping. Maharashtra has some of the best trekking spots and has always been an adventure adda for adventure junkies throughout the country. From old hill forts, to defined ... Read More

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Kothaligad Peth, Maharashtra 415407, India
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