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  • Trip introduction

    Picked right out of an adventure movie scene, this fireflies trek to Bhandardara has everything a perfect camping experience should have. From great company to cosy camps, a fabulous location, a bonfire and a thrilling session of ghost stories. But the highlight is the amazing phenomenon of glowing fireflies lighting up the sky! Whether you see them in secret nooks, between tree leaves or just fluttering about above you, the sight is absolutely magical. Add to that, the lush green forest around, a shining lake and countless waterfalls! The best part is, this campsite is so easily accessible from Mumbai. All you have to do is pack your bag, book a seat and catch a train!

    Destination

    Located in the Western Ghat of Ahmednagar, Bhandardara is holiday destination that is a short 185 kilometers from Mumbai. Being situated between mountains, this region contains a wide variety of vegetation, not to mention some of the most beautiful scenery. Besides being a home to millions of fireflies, this place is also home to the highest peak in Maharashtra, Mount Kalsubai. Apart from that, you will find gorgeous views of Pravara River, Randha Falls and the famous Bhandardara Lake, making it a perfect location for this fireflies trek to Bhandardara.

    Destination highlights

    Experience the magic of glowing fireflies on this trek to Bhandardara. | Stay in tents pitched on the edge of a shimmering lake. | Escape the city for a quick getaway into the lap of nature.

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the fireflies trek to Bhandardara: Spot fireflies!

    Catch the local train from CST at 11:34 hrs to get to Kasara on time. You'll reach Kasara by 14:00 hrs, and will head to the ticket counter to meet your group. After a short briefing session, you'll board vehicles and begin your drive towards beautiful Bhandardara. En route you will get a chance to stop for lunch. Once you reach the camp site by 17:00 hrs, enjoy a welcome drink before venturing out to explore the scenic delights of this location. As it gets darker, you'll witness the surreal phenomenon of fireflies in the sky, twinkling like stars Return to your campsite at night for dinner and a bonfire as you bond over ghost stories. Overnight at Bhandardara in tents.

    Overnight in tent.

    Upon your arrival in Bhandardara, you will be given a cool, refreshing drink. You'll be provided with a cozy triple sharing tent, however you will have to bring your own sleeping bag/blankets, sheets, mat and pillow. There will be temporary camp toilets installed for your convenience. Today's package includes tea in the evening, and a hot dinner.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kasara

    Bhandardara

    14:00 PM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the fireflies trek to Bhandardara: Return to Kasara
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 21 days or more before departure of the Bhandardara fireflies trek: 100% refund.

    For cancellations made 16-21 days before departure of the Bhandardara fireflies trek: 75% refund.

    For cancellations made 8-15 days before departure of the Bhandardara fireflies trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 0-7 days before departure of the Bhandardara fireflies trek: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the fireflies trek to Bhandardara.

    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 due to limited availability of services, the campsite will be equipped with common, temporary toilets.

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the trek guide during the fireflies trek to Bhandardara.

    A basic level of health and fitness is required to book this trip. If you have any cardiac or respiratory conditions, or suffer from knee or spinal problems, please inform the tour operator and consult your doctor before booking the fireflies trek to Bhandardara.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the fireflies trek to Bhandardara.

    Travellers will be required bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation in triple sharing tents

    • Camping toilets
    • Transportation from Kasara-campsite-Kasara by local Traxx
    • Meals during the trip (dinner-breakfast-lunch)
    • Tea and welcome drink
    • All permissions, tolls and expertise
    • Guide
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Any transport from Mumbai to Kasara and back

    • Train tickets
    • Glass, bowl, spoon and plate
    • Sleeping bag, mat and bedsheet
    • Lunch on day 1
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
    • Insurance of any kind
    • Personal expenses like additional snacks, beverages, etc

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable camping clothes such as full sleeve t-shirt and jeans
    • Raincoat
    • Jacket
    • Night wear
    • Undergarments
    • Sweater
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Floaters

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Tents
    • Guides
    • Camping toilet

    You need to get

    • 2 Litre water bottle
    • Electral powder
    • Energy bars and dry snacks (dry fruits, biscuits, plum cakes )
    • Trekking shoes
    • Personal medication and first aid kit
    • Toiletries (napkin, facewash, tissue paper, tooth brush, tooth paste etc.)
    • Cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen and moisturizer
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Backpack
    • Camera (optional)
    • Glass, bowl, spoon and plate
    • Sleeping bag, mat and bedsheet
    • ID proof

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.