Fireflies in Dang with Pune Travel ClubJungle Camping
What's This About?
As summer ends, it is the perfect time to witness thousands of fireflies twinkling in the forests of Dang.
There are about 18 species of fireflies that emit different patterns of lights to attract females in this region. It is a sight worth watching, especially in the wilderness.
Along with witnessing the fireflies, stay at the humble yet beautiful villages of Dang, experience their daily life routine. Learn the basics of bamboo handicrafts, which is an art indigenous to the tribal communities.
Fireflies and tribal culture are a combination to make your weekend an awesome experience.
Everyone who loves vacation and likes to connect with nature. It will not only be a weekend getaway but also an insight into the tribal life. The raw life of Village will be a lifetime experience for you and your family. An ideal weekend getaway for family, friends, solo backpacker, students, and everyone.
Travel from and to Pune
All meals on Day 1
Breakfast on Day 2
Bamboo Workshop (raw material and expertise) - Take home the art you make
Stay in fields/tents
Anything mentioned above
Fireflies, Village Walk and Bamboo Workshop
Firefly sighting Bamboo Workshop
Day 0: June 7, 2019
We will be leaving from Pune on June 7, 2019, at 11:00 PM and will be reaching Dangs early the next morning.
Day 1: June 8, 2019
a) Welcome: A traditional welcome in the local dangi style, with a hearty breakfast. This is your time to get familiar with the tribal and get an insight into how their lives are different from ours. Also, a tour of the village and experience the importance of old age beliefs and traditions.
c) An afternoon with a delicious Dangi meal,
d) Bamboo Workshop: A typical family income in Dangs is dependant on Bamboo. Through this DIY workshop, we will get familiar with the bamboo and its uses in general and learn how to make basic stuff like coasters and mats from it.
e)The evening will take you to the land of stars and fireflies. A Forest walk to witness fireflies in their full glory.
A night with stars, bonfire, music, and memories to cherish forever.
Pit-stop at Saputara
Spending time at Saputara
Day 02: Sunday
Wake up early morning and freshen up.
Bid farewell to the tribal communities
Lunch pit-stop at Nashik
Reach Pune 07.00PM
About Your Hosts
Tales And Treasures
Living in the comfortable urban life of metro cities, do you ever realize that there is a parallel India that exists, one that is starkly opposite to our own idea of the country?
This parallel world isn’t very far from you, too.
This is the heart of India - our villages and our native communities, the remotest of the tribes and lands.
Tales and Treasures is a venture started by three SBI Youth for India fellows - Saumya Omer, Kriti Gupta, and Anvi Mehta. The three were working in well-established careers in the metro cities of the country before they came across the opportunity to work in rural India for a year.
Having worked in the villages of Gujarat and Uttarakhand individually, they saw a huge gap between rural artists/enterprises and the urban market. To continue working for the development of our rural counterparts, the three decided to start this venture which aims at providing a platform for rural-based enterprises as well as an attempt to create awareness of the art, traditions, and craft of the country that is fading away because of urbanization.
Tales and Treasures connect artists, rural enterprises directly to urban clientele by marketing their products at the right platform. Each and every product under the venture is curated by the different groups across the country, some by using the traditional knowledge passed on through generations and others using innovative production techniques to promote sustainable consumption.
We have also conceptualized workshops and excursions to the villages across India, which are hidden gems rich in their traditions, culture, and art. We spread awareness of our rich culture through tete-a-tete’s and talks, conduct art-based workshops and lead travelers to places which promise unique rural experiences.
Pune Travel Club
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.
An environmental engineer turned journalist, she worked in DNA publication for three years before joining SBI Youth for India fellowship programme. Post her fellowship, she worked as a Deputy Program Manager for SBI Foundation. A year into her job and she realized that she had fallen in love with rural India and wanted to do something that benefits the enterprises and artists in the interiors of our country. To take her passion forward, Anvi is now a part of the founding team of Tales & Treasures.
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