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Sat 25th May 2019 - Sun 26th May 2019 05:00 PM - 10:00 AM Hotel Samadhan, Bhandardara
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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. 

Major Attractions:

• 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)

Day 2

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)

.Tent stay

.Meal (Evening high tea, Dinner and Morning Breakfast)

. Jungle trial & see Fireflies

Cost Excludes:

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.


  • Avoid wearing precious Jewelry while trekking, as “LOCALCAMPINGWALA” won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
  • LOCALCAMPINGWALA Have Rights to change schedule at any time
  • Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind
  • of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody

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.


Thanks and regards

Team localcampingwala

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Hotel Samadhan, Gramin Hospital Road,
Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India (get direction)
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