• Trip introduction

    Monsoon, the peak season for glowing yellow fireflies, is about to shower Maharashtra's sprawling hills and forests. During this misty weather, hundreds of fireflies can be spotted twinkling and fluttering in the rustic villages and greens of the Sahyadri range. On this camping trip to Purushwadi, you'll explore the dark night and see these little, scintillating beetle bugs called fireflies hovering all around you. You'll lie down in cosy tents and sleep under the cover of remote wilderness.


    Purushwadi is an idyllic village located on the outskirts of the Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary, at a short distance from the Bhandardara Dam. When the monsoon showers begin in Maharashtra, the village is teeming with a burst of greenery and a cloud of fireflies. Travellers from nearby cities like Mumbai or Nashik have only recently unearthed this little gem in the Sahyadri hills, offering a new and offbeat experience. You'll stay in cosy alpine tents or in case it rains, at a local home-stay in the village.

    Destination highlights

    See twinkling fireflies all around the Purushwadi village. | Explore the rustic village with a sunset walk. | Stay in comfortable tents away from the city.

    Activity Details

    10 and above years


    Trip details
  • Day 1 of Purushwadi fireflies camping: Spot fireflies!

    Board a private AC bus from the pick-up point in Dadar by 10:15 hrs. On the way, you'll halt in Igatpuri for a short break and arrive at Purushwadi village by 17:00 hrs. Enjoy a cup of hot tea and snacks at the campsite and enjoy the evening. After sunset, you'll head out for a stroll through the village to see the beautiful glowing fireflies. A short village hike later, you'll return to a hot dinner and a night under the twinkling sky. Overnight in tents at Purushwadi.

    Overnight in tents at Purushwadi village.

    After reaching Purushwadi village in the evening, tea and snacks will be offered to you. Hot dinner will be served around 22:00 hrs. You'll spend the night in tents at Purushwadi. In case it rains, you'll move into a local home-stay. Please remember to bring your own bed sheets and blankets.

    Day 1 Milestone



    10:15 AM


    Evening snacks | Dinner

    Day 2 of Purushwadi fireflies camping: Return to Mumbai
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 8 days or more before departure of this Purushwadi fireflies camping trip: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 4-7 days before departure of this Purushwadi fireflies camping trip: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 4 days before departure of this Purushwadi fireflies camping trip: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to follow all instructions of the camp leader during the Purushwadi fireflies camp.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trip.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Please note that sleeping bags will not be provided for the overnight stay in tents. Travellers are requested to carry their own bed sheets or blankets.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the Purushwadi fireflies camping trip to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff. Any additional cost arising from such a change in itinerary will be borne by the travellers.

    Travellers are requested to be punctual in arriving at the pick-up point of the Purushwadi fireflies camping trip. Tardiness in reaching the pick-up point will lead to missing the departure without any refund.
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  • Includes / Excludes


    • Travel arrangements between Dadar and Purushwadi in a private AC bus

    • Accommodation in tents or a home-stay for 1 night on triple/quad-sharing basis
    • Meal package including dinner on day 1 and breakfast on day 2, including evening snacks with tea
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support staff
    • All applicable taxes


    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Dadar

    • Any meals not mentioned in inclusions (lunch on both days)
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as apparel, gear, additional meals, beverages etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Full-sleeved shirt/t-shirt
    • Full-length track pants
    • Sports shoes
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Slippers or sandals

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private AC bus for transport between Dadar and Purushwadi
    • Tents for accommodation

    You need to get

    • Backpack
    • Water bottle (2+ litres)
    • Dry snacks (energy bars, chocolates etc.)
    • Personal toiletries
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Govt-issued ID card

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.