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Bhandardara Fireflies Festival Camping 2024

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Immerse yourself in the magical spectacle of fireflies at the Bhandardara campsite. The glittering blue-green waters of Bhandardara Lake, surrounded by lush green mountains and illuminated by countless fireflies, create an enchanting atmosphere.

Escape the monotony of city life and spend a quiet weekend amidst this natural wonder. Pre-monsoon is the firefly mating season, offering a breathtaking display of millions of fireflies fluttering in the dark.

Experience the mesmerizing Fireflies Festival before the monsoon arrives. Here's what we know about these fascinating creatures:

  • Fireflies, also known as Kajawa in Marathi and Jugnoo in Hindi, belong to the beetle order.
  • They produce bioluminescent light to attract mates or prey, emitting yellow, green, or light red glows from their lower abdomen.
  • Each firefly species has its own strobe pattern, with males flashing to attract mates and females responding with light patterns to select a partner.
  • Fireflies complete their life cycle and die before the monsoon begins.

Witness the beauty and abundance of nature at Arthur Lake Bhandardara camping

Highlights

Bhandardara Lake View Premium Camping Highlights

  • Located in Most beautiful part of Bhandardara,
  • Trained & Friendly Hosts
  • Camping tents with camping mat (Double / Triple)
  • Multipurpose pavered court
  • Board games
  • Amphi-theatre
  • Common washrooms
  • Lake view

Bhandardara Fireflies Event 2024 Itinerary

Plan A (Reach on our own)

Day 1

04:00 pm - Arrive at the campsite. Tent allotment & check-in formality

06:00 pm - Get relaxed by beautiful scenery at High Tea

07:00 pm - Fun activities

09:00 pm - Dinner Time

10:00 pm - Enjoy the acoustic guitar tunes or music session along with the campfire. Also enjoy Fireflies watching sessions

Day 2

07:30 am - Get fresh.

08:00 am to 09.30 am - Breakfast

09:30 am - Checkout

 

Plan B (Kasara to Kasara)

Day One - Saturday Bhandardara lake camping

Catch CSMT - Kasara fast local

  • 11:42 am CSMT
  • 11:49 am Byculla
  • 11:55 am Dadar
  • 12:02 pm Kurla
  • 12:06 pm Ghatkopar
  • 12:22 pm Thane
  • 12:38 pm Dombivli
  • 12:47 pm Kalyan
  • 01:58 pm Kasara

02:00 pm - Arrive at Kasara railway station start journey towards campsite by local vehicle.

04:30 pm - Arrive at the campsite. Tent allotment & check-in formality

06:00 pm - Get relaxed by beautiful scenery at High Tea

07:00 pm - Fun activities

09:00 pm - Dinner Time

10:00 pm - Enjoy the acoustic guitar tunes or music session along with the campfire. Also enjoy Fireflies watching sessions

Day 2

07:30 am - Get fresh.

08:00 am to 09.30 am - Breakfast

09:30 am - Checkout and move towards Kasara station.

11:30 am - Disperse at Kasara railway station.

 

Plan C (Mumbai to Mumbai by Ac bus)

Day One - Saturday

  • 08:45 am - Meet at Borivali National Park main gate.
  • 09:00 am - Leave for the camping.
  • 09:30 am - Pick up at Andheri WEH.
  • 09:45 am - Pick up at Kalanagar bus stop (on the highway), Bandra.
  • 10:00 am - Pick up at Sion station circle.
  • 10:10 am - Amar Mahal, Ghatkopar.
  • 10:45 am - Pick up at Teen Hath Naka, Thane.
  • 11:45 am - Pick up at Kalyan Bypass.

Lunch on the way. (by your own)

04:30 pm - Arrive at the campsite. Tent allotment & check-in formality

06:00 pm - Get relaxed by beautiful scenery at High Tea

07:00 pm - Fun activities

09:00 pm - Dinner Time

10:00 pm - Enjoy the acoustic guitar tunes or music session along with the campfire. Also enjoy Fireflies watching sessions

Day 2

07:30 am - Get fresh.

08:00 am to 09.30 am - Breakfast

09:30 am - Checkout and Start return journey.

04:00 pm - Approx. arrival at Mumbai. 

 

Plan D (Pune to Pune by non-Ac bus)

Day 1 - Saturday

Lunch on the way. (by your own)

04:30 pm - Arrive at the campsite. Tent allotment & check-in formality

06:00 pm - Get relaxed by beautiful scenery at High Tea

07:00 pm - Fun activities

09:00 pm - Dinner Time

10:00 pm - Enjoy the acoustic guitar tunes or music session along with the campfire. Also enjoy Fireflies watching sessions

Day 2

07:30 am - Get fresh.

08:00 am to 09.30 am - Breakfast

09:30 am - Checkout and Start return journey.

04:00 pm - Approx. arrival at Pune. 

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Shibani Goutam
Shibani Goutam

I have planned many trips before with various travel agents and I must say you are one of the best Trek planner/Trek leads I have had the pleasure to interact with. We thank you very much for all your work and dedication to make this trip happen! Thanks to Satish and nikhil to complete the trek before sun burn .

Saloni Patil
Saloni Patil

Had my best time in Sandhan Valley trek even our guides were friendly, fantastic, showcasing expertise.I must highlight the remarkable quality of the meals provided during our trek.Highly recommended! your company and guide to anyone seeking an unforgettable outdoor experience.

Akshay Badiya
Akshay Badiya

I recently embarked on a trek with treks and trails, and the experience exceeded my expectations. The trek leaders were not only knowledgeable but also exceptionally friendly, creating a welcoming atmosphere throughout the journey. Their expertise shone through, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable trek.

Puneet Kadapatti
Puneet Kadapatti

Did Kalsubai Trek with the TNT team(Sunny/Sagar and Neha)
Met them on the Kasara Train and the moment we all gathered I had a Vibe this treks gonna be Awesome,

Utkarsh Kumbhare
Utkarsh Kumbhare

The trek leaders have good experience and are very helpful during trek with all the necessary details that one need to know.
I would suggest to carry minimum luggage as possible as the trek is demanding with high endurance so keeping the luggage at minimum only essentials like water, energy bars and drinks, will help you once the 75% bar of the trek is done😅....also would be nice if you practice cardio beforehand atleast 15-20 days if you don't go to gym, it will really aid you.
Overall a very good experience with treks and trails.


Inclusions

  • Accommodation in Tents on Multiple Sharing basis. (Double/triple)
  • Veg Meals during the camping
    • Hi-tea with snacks
    • Dinner - Roti, Rice, 1 snack, 1 subzi gravy,1 dal, salad, achar, desert
    • Breakfast - Tea,coffee,butter/jam toast, one main dish
  • Bonfire - if weather permits
  • Local support at Campsite
  • All permissions and expertise
  • Kasara to Kasara travel by local vehicle (Plan B)
  • Mumbai to Mumbai travel by private vehicle (Plan C)
  • Pune to Pune travel by private vehicle (Plan D)

Exclusions

  • Any other meals than mentioned in inclusions
  • Tax as applicable
  • Any transportation (Plan A)
  • Travel till Kasara and back (Plan B)
  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost including above
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required

THINGS TO CARRY

  • 2/3 litres of water.
  • Blanket or 2 bed sheets
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars.
  • Ready to eat food (biscuits, chips)
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets.
  • Good Torch must with an extra battery.
  • One Day Backpack 20 to 30 litres.
  • Sun Cap and Sunscreen.
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine.
  • Identity Proof.
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect you from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles.


PICKUP LOCATIONS

Borivali National Park main gate (Bus Pickup Point )


Gundavali Bus Stop, Andheri East. (Bus Pickup Point)


Kalanagar bus stop, Bandra. (Bus Pickup Point)


Sion Station Circle.


Amar Mahal, Ghatkopar


Teen Hath Naka, Thane.


Kalyan Bypass.


Kasara Railway Ticket Counter




Policy and Terms

Cancellation Policy

  • 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 the 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 the event is cancelled due to any natural calamity, political unrest or other such reasons beyond our control the same cancellation policy will apply.

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