Kasara railway station is connected to the Mumbai Suburban railway system. You can board a train from any of the railway stations in Mumbai and travel to Kasara.
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Fireflies are tiny, little winged insects that nestle in the wilderness of forests and mountains. At night, they flutter out of their nests and glow with a bright, yellow hue. The bushes, shrubs and trees near Bhandardara make for a great trek through the jungle to spot these insects resting in their natural habitat. On this fireflies camping trip in Bhandardara, you'll get together with fellow campers and embark on a magical trip through nature to spot fireflies and stay in tents pitched in the green outdoors.
This short 2-day trip is perfect for urban dwellers looking to escape the city life and plan a perfect getaway with friends or family.
Bhandardara, located in close proximity to Mumbai and Pune, is a popular holiday destination near Igatpuri. Located on the banks of the vast Lake Arthur fed by the waters of the Pravara River, the little village of Bhandardara is surrounded by rough mountains and abundant greenery. After hiking to spot the glowing fireflies in the darkness of the night, you'll stay in the tents pitched at a photogenic campsite. For a perfect weekend getaway, you'll spend the night having fun with your fellow campers and reconnect with nature at a beautiful campsite.
Spot the glowing fireflies on a camping trip in Bhandardara. | Spend the weekend in the midst of nature. | Stay in tents pitched at a picturesque campsite.
3 and above years
Arrive at the Kasara railway station by 15:00 hrs. You can board the 12:28 hrs fast train from CST that arrives at Kasara by 14:55 hrs. From here, you'll board jeeps or other private vehicles that will take you to Bhandardara. En route, you will eat a packed lunch. After reaching the campsite at Bhandardara, you'll undergo a quick orientation session and take a short sunset walk around the campsite. Once the sun is down, the glow of the fireflies will become more prominent. Spot fireflies in trees, behind rocks and every nook and cranny of bushes and shrubs. You'll return to the campsite by midnight for hot dinner, stargazing and campfire. Overnight at Bhandardara campsite in tents.
Overnight at Bhandardara in tents.
Your trip begins from Kasara railway station on 15:00 hrs. Travel the Bhandardara campsite will be arranged in jeep or similar private vehicle. Today's meal package includes lunch and dinner. Lunch may be a packed lunch served en route to the Bhandardara campsite. Dinner will be served after coming back from a hike to spot fireflies. You will be accommodated in shared alpine tents with pillows and blankets. You may upgrade to a twin-sharing tent for an additional cost.
Lunch | Dinner
For cancellations made more than 6 days before departure of the Bhandardara fireflies camp: 75% refund.
For cancellations made 6-3 days before departure of the Bhandardara fireflies camp: 50% refund.
For cancellations made less than 3 days before departure of the Bhandardara fireflies camp: No refund.
No show: No refund.
All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.
Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the tour guide during the fireflies camping trip in Bhandardara.
Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited while camping.