Camping Under the Dark Sky with Glowing Fireflies !!
About Fireflies Festival at Bhandardara :
Fireflies are basically insects which display the bio-luminescence character!! They actually throw out fluorescent green light from the body to attract their mate. This phenomenon of natural lighting is so mesmerizing that at times one can experience thousands of fireflies flashing the light which is one of the best natural sights to behold.
Mumbai Travellers has happily coupled this beautiful experience with camping. The shining blue green water of Bhandardara and the surrounding lush green mountains are treat to eyes. Imagine a camping trip near the glowing fireflies and visiting the Bhandardara lake along with friends for fun. This is what we aim in our camping trips with fireflies !!!
Category : Fireflies Festival and Camping
What is included in the tour
1. Accommodation in Tents on Triple Sharing basis (Three in one tent)
2. Transportation Ex-Dadar by non-ac private vehicle
3. Meals during the trip (Dinner-Breakfast) with tea and refreshment
4. Self-cooked Barbeque (Veg + Non Veg)
5. Sleeping Bags and Pillows
6. All permissions, Tolls and expertise
Note : We have Indian toilet facility covered with toilet tent, which is the best offered when in woods.
What is NOT included in the tour
1. Lunch for both days
2. Tax as applicable
3. Anything mentioned than above
Day 1 :
Depart from Dadar by 11:00 am & start our journey towards the scenic Bhandardara. Enroute pick up at Thane and halt for lunch near Shahapur (on your own). Enjoy the journey with beautiful nature-scapes, gupshup and songs during the journey. Reach Campsite by 05:00 pm. On arrival refresh & set yourself free ! As it gets darker and darker, experience the magnificent phenomena of fireflies lighting display near the campsite. We might come across a number of places during this trail where we can observe this unique phenomenon of Fireflies Synchronization. Late evening return back for dinner. Celebrate the night with fireflies, ghost stories and more. Let that night have no end…Let your travel stories go on and on…meanwhile, for those who are very sleepy, let the night take charge of you. Off to your tents for sweet dreams. Day ends.
Day 2 :
Wake up to witness the refreshing view of Bhandardara Lake from our campsite. It’s a small walk of 10-15 minutes to reach the lakeside, one can enjoy early morning walk to the lake. Freshen up and enjoy the beautiful view. Have good breakfast and explore the area near water. Go get some water splashes on your face or click a cool selfie with the beautiful lake in background.
Get back to campsite by 9:30 am and start wrapping up the tents and pack up your bags. Time for a memorable group photo and around 11 am we will start the return journey towards Mumbai in our private vehicle. En route halt for lunch (on your own). Reach Mumbai by 05:00 pm with beautiful memories.
Tour concludes with Happy Memories :D
1. There might be alteration in the itinerary as per the situation.
2. Its firelies camping, so the campsite will be not be near the lakeside but near the trees where we expect good activity of fireflies.
3. This itinerary includes a small walk at the night for watching fireflies, so be prepared accordingly.
4. Its a nature dependent activity and can get affected by rains, but this is the only season when we get to see it. So come prepared and enjoy the nature.