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  • Trip introduction

    Embark on this short weekend trip near Bhandardara and spot thousands of bioluminescent fireflies. Your trek begins in Samrad and takes you to Kokan Kada through dense forests of the Western Ghats. On the trail, you will see the joyous dance of the fireflies all around you. You'll also get to explore the Sandhan Valley and do a rappelling course on Day 2.

    Destination

    Bhandardara is located in close proximity to Mumbai and is a popular spot for fireflies spotting. Your campsite for this trek is located in a nearby village of Samrad, on the slopes of the mighty Western Ghats. It is surrounded by thick forests which is home to countless fireflies.

    Destination highlights

    Witness the gorgeous dance of the fireflies. | Trek in the late evening through the dense forests of the Western Ghats. | Go rappelling while exploring the Sandhan Valley.

    Activity Details

    2300

    4065

    2300

    2-3 km

    2 hours

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Fireflies Trek near Bhandardara: Spotting fireflies

    You will report to Kasara Railway Station at 14:00 hrs, after which you will be driven to Samrad. From there, you will begin your evening trek to Kokan Kada and you will get to see the amazing lightshow of fireflies all around you. You will return to Samrad by early night. Overnight in tents/homestay at Samrad.

    Overnight in tents/homestay at Samrad.

    Today's meal package includes evening snacks and dinner (veg/non-veg). Evening snacks will be served to you once you reach Samrad and dinner will be served once you come back from the trek.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Kasara

    Samrad

    14:00 PM

    Food

    Evening Snacks | Dinner

    Veg|Non-veg
    Day 2 of the Fireflies Trek near Bhandardara: Return to Kasara
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made more than 15 days before departure of the Fireflies Trek near Bhandardara: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 15-10 days before departure of the Fireflies Trek near Bhandardara: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 9-7 days before departure of the Fireflies Trek near Bhandardara: 30% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 7 days before departure of the Fireflies Trek near Bhandardara: No refund.

    In case of no show: No refund.

    No refunds will be given if the trip is cancelled due to weather conditions or any unforeseen conditions.

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

    Rules on trip

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

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the fireflies trek near 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

    Travellers are requested to be punctual and arrive at the pick-up point of the trek on time.

    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 near Bhandardara.

    Travellers will be required bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Fireflies Trekking Bhandardara Sahyadris Mumbai Maharashtra The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transportation from Kasara to Samrad and back by private shared vehicle

    • Meals from evening snacks on Day 1 to breakfast to Day 2
    • Accommodation in tents/homestay on triple sharing basis
    • All the equipment required for camping, trekking, rappelling
    • Basic first aid kit
    • Rappelling charges
    • Services of experienced guide and trek leader
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Transport from Mumbai to Kasara

    • Lunch on Day 2
    • Mineral water
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, quick try apparel
    • Full trek pants
    • Trekking shoes with good grip
    • Not to wear - Restrictive clothing
    • Sandals/slippers/floaters
    • Any gold jewellery

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • All equipment required for camping, trekking, and rappelling
    • Transportation in private shared vehicle from Kasara to Samrad
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • Government issued ID card
    • Water bottle (3 ltrs)
    • Torch with spare batteries
    • Dry snacks like chikki, dry fruits, energy bar, etc.
    • Umbrella, raincoat, poncho or windcheater
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Personal medicines and first aid kit
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

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