ABOUT FIREFLIES FESTIVAL IN BHANDARDARA
Initial Monsoon climate is the ideal period for fireflies and glow-worms for mating
and in pursuit of the mate, hundreds of fireflies gather together on a tree displaying
their bio-luminescent lights in the dark nights. Dense forests are just the perfect
place for these twinkling creatures for this kind of ritual and this is the exact time
when we can experience synchronous twinkling of hundreds of fireflies one of the
most beautiful phenomena in nature. Experience doesn’t need any explanation its
phenomenon and visuals leave you with moments to cherish for a lifetime. And live
band in such surrounding is a perfect gateway plan to soothe your daily routine
pattern and soulful music is a perfect remedy to rejuvenate.
Just before the monsoon arrives, the tiny bioluminescence beings sparkle and shine
to emit a glow. It's nature’s own light show that amuses one and all. Fireflies
typically shine at twilight to attract mates or prey. These fireflies bring magic to
your summer night. Play with these little creatures while they keep amusing you all
night long. Photographers be ready with your cameras, so as to capture the sight
and save it forever. Add to this the fun of a camping-night in the folds of majestic
What are fireflies and why do they ignite?
Fireflies are a family of insects which glow in the dark. The phenomenon of glowing is called bioluminescence which occurs due to a chemical reaction inside their bodies. Fireflies use this luminescence to attract mates or prey.
Some interesting facts about fireflies:
Certain species of female fireflies pick mates based on specific male flash pattern characteristics. Higher male flash rates and increased flash intensity have been found to be more attractive to females among two different fireflies species.
Many fireflies do not illuminate at all. They use pheromones to attract their mates. Using pheromones for the sexual signal is an ancestral condition, whereas, using luminous sexual signals are a recent phenomenon. Certain species of fireflies deploy both pheromones and luminous component to identify their mates.
There are varieties of use of luminescence by fireflies apart from attracting mates. luminescence is also used for attracting prey, making themselves unpalatable to predators, for identifying other members of their species etc.
• Memorizing view of the Fire Flies. • Bhandardara Dam & nearby area's • Night Jungle safari
• Tent Stay / home Stay
• Local famous food
Day 1 –
05:00 PM Reach base Hotel Samadhan Bhandaradara Refresh and take a high tea 05:30 PM Moves towards Camping Side
05:35 PM Introduction Round and brief about the rules and regulation to be followed by every Fire Flies Lover.
06:00 PM Settle Down in tent and take a Rest
07:30 PM Bonfire
09:00 PM Dinner
Post / After Dinner Leave the Campsite & go for Jungle trails & See Fireflies
It’s our Enjoyment and Dancing, Stories, sharing experiences, fun filled chit-chats and lots more. (If whether give permission we can Tent stay)
11:00 PM Take rest for the day. (Tent/Home Stay)
08:00 AM Good Morning, Breakfast
09:30 PM Start Return Journey with lots of memories and Natural Things.
Reach Your Location and bid adieu with a promise to meet soon.
The cost per head includes the following.
.Transportation ( C & D only)
.Meal (Evening high tea, Dinner and Morning Breakfast)
. Jungle trial & see Fireflies
All kinds of extra meals / soft drinks ordered.
Insurance, tips, porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.
Any kind of personal expenses.
Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like road blocks, bad weather.
Things to carry
ID Card mandatory
Some ready to eat food like- plum cakes, fruits, chocolates, biscuits, etc
Torch with new cells (compulsory)
3 Liter of water must ( for Night sightseenig)
Good trekking shoes must
Power bank optional
Extra pair of clothes, socks must,
Cap, Camera as Optional
1 packet of electrol, enerzal, glucon-D must
Medications if required for individual
Avoid wearing precious ornaments on an event, if possible
And a haversack or backpack to put all the above things to be carried, so hands are free to help each other while trekking. Sling bags / jholas / trolley bags etc not allowed on the event. Please pack accordingly.
found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
Due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g. bad weather), the event MAY be called off. In which case, you will receive your entire refund.
Firefly sightings are depended 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 simple village food this is a budget nature trip. The facilities available at the campsite are minimal.
The tents are simple but cozy, non-luxury tents. The food will be simple but tasty authentic village food. Since the campsite is at an eco- sensitive zone, permanent toilets are not available at the campsite but can be accessed at a walking distance. In case of any unexpected change in weather or other unforeseen situations that are beyond our control and due to which camping may not be feasible, the operator will try their best to make alternate stay arrangements in the nearby homestay OR village (subject to availability). In case it rains, campfire will not be possible. The itinerary is indicative only. A circumstantial delay can be expected on the day. Please make post trip plans after adding a buffer accordingly
Basic Washroom facility (Indian Toilets) available at the Fort, its Trekking, not a leisure trip so one needs to prepare themselves accordingly. We won't allow any traveler to reach at the base Village by their own vehicle, as the route is complicated and it creates too much of chaos, we want a smooth and super happening trip. You can come till meeting point by your own vehicle and park it there and join our transport from there itself.
Please go through the complete itinerary, we won't entertain any request of leaving early from the event. It’s a group event, not a customized one, so please adhere to the schedule and take back lovely memories.
No drugs are allowed. If you are seen handling, consuming or appear under the influence of any illegal substances we have the right to deny you entry and ask you to leave the premises
Indulge yourself in an adventure of camping in Bhandardara and carry back memories of an exciting and unforgettable experience. The reservoir of Bhandaradara is located at an ideal
and easy drive away from Mumbai, near Igatpuri. The beauty of Igatpuri itself is legendary since it is full of the beauteous charms of hills, lakes and dense forests. The sparkling waters of Bhandardara that reflects the lush green mountains around also lives up to the
Best suited for groups, solo campers, corporates, couples, families and pets.
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