Fireflies Festival - Bhandardara

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Experience The Magical Fire Flies!! Bhandardara Fireflies Trip : Type : Jungle Trail + Camping Stay Type : In Tents Difficulty Level : Normal Endurance Level : Normal Highlights: • Twinkling Fireflies are the main attraction • Lakeside camping. • Sandhan Valley view • Amruteshwar Temple & Pandav kalin mandir • Bhandardara Backwaters • Night Strolls, mystery stories around villages will keep you hooked! • Night-time photography “You would not believe your eyes as ten million fireflies light up the night.” Fireflies are a proof that magic is real and its beautiful. We are so excited to organize a first ever multi location “Fireflies festival” at 6 locations simultaneously, all away from the from the brightly lit cities. From the hills in Lonavala to the backwaters in Bhandardara, choose from these scenic places to experience the best of the fireflies season! Venues: • Rajmachi • Bhandardara • Purushwadi • Bhimashankar • Dangs (Gujarat) • Radhanagari (Kolhapur)

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We will leave to Samrad (base village) around 11pm from Pune & Mumbai.

Sandhan Valley in Aug
Bhandardara - Umbrella Waterfalls in Sept
Amruteshwat Temple - Ratanwadi

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Twin Sharing Basis

All Meals

(Limited BBQ in dinner)

• We will reach Samrad (Base Village) by 6 am in the morning. • Post Freshen-up & Breakfast, we will head to Sandhan Valley by 8 am to witness the magnificent valley. • We will head back to Samrad by 12 pm for lunch and relax in the Village homestay for a while. • Around 3:30 pm, we will leave to Amruteshwar Temple in Ratanwadi and Pandav khali mandir. • For the Sunset, we will head to Bhandardara backwaters and spend the evening near the backwaters. • By 8 pm, We will reach our Lakeside Campsite for an amazing night filled with music, fun games, bonfire and awesome stories. • Post Dinner, we will stroll around to witness the beautiful fireflies in wilderness.


Private Vehicle

Stay Not Applicable


• We will have a late start today. • Post Breakfast & Chai, we would spend sometime in Camping site indulging in few activities and games. • We will leave to Lahghar Kokankada View Point around 10 am to witness the masjectic Kokankada. • We will start out return journey to Pune & Mumbai around 12 pm (lunch enroute). • We will be reaching Pune & Mumbai by 8 pm.

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It is all about travel & adventure. That is what Pune Travel Club was founded upon and what the community is all about. Discovering countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts and jungles; exploring this amazing planet we all live on. The Pune Travel Club (PTC) is a non-profit, volunteer based group which organizes outdoor, sports, green and social events throughout the year on weekends and weekday mornings. Upcoming events are informed to our members through a mailing list, write-ups on completed events are posted on our blog, ongoing member discussions happen in our Facebook group. PTC is a place where like-minded, nature loving and outdoor passionate souls come together in a open, volunteering environment, overcoming challenges together as a team, breaking out of oneself physical and mental boundaries, coming out as friends for life and recharged human beings with a different perspective on life. The non-profit nature of equal cost sharing and volunteering based environment focusing on a shared passion brings out the best in people.

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Kaustubh Zokarkar
Kaustubh Zokarkar

It was my first ever trekking experience and PTC made it worthwhile. Enjoyed a lot....Went with a very nice group from Pune to Bhandardara Fireflies festival..... Shraddha our co-ordinator was very humble, soft spoken and an outstanding person who guided us throughout the trekking....I would definitely love to attend more events.....


• Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks, BBQ (limited) & Dinner on Day 1 and Breakfast on Day 2 • Pune to Pune & Mumbai to Mumbai Transport in Private Bus. • Overnight accommodation in Camping site (Twin sharing). • Refreshment kit. • Expertise & guidance.


• Lunch on Sunday. • Packaged Water. • Anything not mentioned above.


Along with *ID proof* and *Screenshot/Email of booking confirmation* Please Carry For Trek Proper Trekking Shoes along with 2 extra pairs of socks. Full body covered clothes - Recommended. Trekking Stick/Hiking Pole Min. 2 to 3 liters of Water. Torch Light Backpack Energy Drinks - Recommended Lemon Tablets, chocolates etc. - Recommended Sleeping Bags/Blanket For Backpacking : Extra Clothes Swim Wear Clothes Food during travel. Extra pair of Sandals - Recommended Amazing Camera General Things : Personal Medicines Odomos Suncream, Cap and goggles Personal things if any. Fun Things : Fun games like uno, jenga etc. Some exciting things like guitar, mouth organ etc


Pick Up Points : From Mumbai : At Dadar Railway Sation at 11 pm From Pune 1. From Koregaon Park - Lane No. 5A - Near The Good Food Cafe - at 11 pm 2. From Shivajinar - Infront of Shoppers Stop - at 11.20 pm 3. At Nashik Phata - Near ST Bus Stop - at 11.45 pm

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If a event is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc), Pune Travel Club will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in six months. In case, you wish to cancel your trek, please email us on [email protected] Cancellation requests will not be taken over phone or whatsapp. The cancellation charges are as under • Cancellations prior to 15 days from the start of the event/trek/backpacking trip - full refund. • Cancellation between 15 days and 2 days to the start of the event/trek/backpacking trip - 50% refund. • Cancellation less than 2 days to the start of the event/trek/backpacking trip - no refund. Please note: In case of refund, there will be a deduction of 5% (cancellation charges) from the total fee you have paid.

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