Fireflies Night Trek to Kothaligad  2024 - Overview
Watching fireflies is always exciting, but imagine thousands of fireflies twinkling lights together in a dark forest. This is what you can witness in Fireflies Night Trek to Kothaligad. This event usually takes place during pre-monsoon time which is the ideal period for fireflies and other glow worms for mating. They light up to attract their mate. This process is called bioluminescence. In Kothaligad you can see thousands of fireflies creating a beautiful spectacle and magical pattern. You are definitely gonna amaze by the view and the surrounding, we bet on that.

Kothaligad is attracted by many visitors during the fireflies event. Kothaligad is also known as Peth fort because the village of Peth is situated at the bottom of Kothaligad. The Peth fort is getting a great view from the base village. Steps are made to reach the top of the Peth fort. Caves carved out of huge rocks, Bhairoba cave, small water tanks, and some cannonballs are the best things to visit in Kothaligad fireflies camping. In the morning, descend with memories or challenge yourself for an adventure as you can hike up the carved leading the head.

So, what are you waiting for? Just put on your trekking shoes, take your camera, and begin the Fireflies Night Trek to Kothaligad with Bhatakna

1 Night 1 Day 18 May, 25 May, 01 Jun, and more
What makes this tour special
  • Twinkling Fireflies are a highlight of this journey
  • Witness historical views of Kalwawantinicha Mahal, Nagfani, Siddhagad, Malanggad, Chanderi, Prabalgad, and Manikgad.
  • Thrilling stair climb towards the peak.
  • Easy and fun-filled climb that gives lots of memories.
  • Fort exploration – Canon marks, temples and Potholes
Dates and Rates
date & duration price
  • Sorry no more departures available. You could get in touch with us at bookings@bhatakna.com if you'd like to make a booking.
  • Itinerary


    11.30 pm:- Meet Bhatakna team at Karjat Station.
    12.30 Am:- Reach the Base Village and Get Freshen Up
    01.00 Am:- Small Introduction Round
    01.30 Am:- Start the trek to the fort and See the fireflies enroute
    04.10 Am:- Reach the Top of the Fort and Rest till the Sunrise
    06.40 Am:- Start Descend after the sunrise and clicking lots of photos
    09.00 Am:- Reach the Base Village, Freshen and have Breakfast
    10.00 Am:- Leave for the Karjat
    11.00 Am:- Reach the Karjat Station
    01.20 pm:- Reach Mumbai and Make a promise to meet soon.

    Train Time Table:-
    09:26 pm CSMT
    09:33 pm Byculla
    09:40 pm Dadar
    09:47 pm Kurla
    09:51 pm Ghatkopar
    10:03 pm Mulund
    10:07 pm Thane
    10:20 pm Dombivli
    10:29 pm Kalyan
    11:19 pm Karjat

    What we'll give. What we won't

    What is included in the tour

    • Transportation from Mumbai to Base village & back by private vehicle.
    • 1 Breakfast- Sunday
    • Bhatakna Expertise Representatives
    • All guide and local expertise charges.
    • First-aid assistance

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Anything other than mentioned above.
    • Any kind of personal expenses.
    Things To Carry

    Identity proof (Must)
    A bottle of water (At least 2 Litters) Must
    Camera (on your own risk)
    Some ready to eat food - Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
    Raincoat, rain poncho, or windcheater
    Extra Pair of dry clothes
    ORS, Glucose, Electrol, Personal Care Medicine those which you require usually.
    A good a trekking shoe, and extra pair of floaters and socks
    Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
    A haversack to put in all the things to be carried, so that one has ones hands-free while trekking.

    Additional Information

    Firefly sightings are dependent on weather conditions. Ideally, this is the best time to sight them. However, we do not take responsibility for low firefly sightings.
    Avoid carrying heavy weight backpack for this trek. Keep everything covered in a plastic bag as there can be chances of raining.
    The food provided would be a simple village food

    Frequently Asked Questions

    I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?
    Yes. We usually have many solo travelers. Fireflies Night Trek to Kothaligad is completly safe to sole and female travelers. Liveb4youdie team takes extra care to make this trek memorable for you.
    What are the compulsory things to carry for a night trek?
    Identity proof
    Extra pair of clothes
    Rain wear
    Good pair of trekking shoes
    Torch, hat, mosquito repellent
    Personal medicines if any
    Bottle of water (at least 2 liters)
    Food is provided at Fireflies Night Trek to Kothaligad?
    Yes. We provide homely veg food during the trek. 
    Jain food is available?
    Yes. We can arrange Jain food based on the requirement.
    Can i come to the base village in my own vehicle?
    Yes. we will share you the coordinates after the confirmation. Parking is available at the base village with some parking charges. Parking is at your own risk. Liveb4youdie trek guide will be there at the base village to assist you

    Cancellation Policy:

    1. Tickets once booked cannot be exchanged or refunded

    2. An Internet handling fee per ticket may be levied. Please check the total amount before payment

    3. We recommend that you arrive at-least 30 minutes prior at the venue for a seamless entry 

    4. Please do not purchase tickets if you feel sick

    5. Unlawful resale (or a empted unlawful resale) of a ticket would lead to seizure or cancellation of that ticket without refund or other compensation

    6. Rights of admission reserved

    7. These terms and conditions are subject to change from time to time at the discretion of the organizer

    Rs.500 Advance payment is Non Refundable 
    75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
    50% refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
    No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to event date
    No show No Refund.
    Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
    Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
    If Trek get cancelled, we will refund "Trek Amount" only.