• Trip introduction

    Visit the remote village of Purushwadi, tucked in the folds of Sahyadri hills, and witness the swarms of fireflies dotting the village. As the evening turns to night, you will spot bright yellow fireflies lighting up all around you. A village walk to explore the area will show you the rustic lifestyle of the people in Purushwadi and the lush greenery of the Western Ghats. You will also sleep in cosy tents pitched outdoors and visit the nearby Kurukundi Dam before the adventure is over.


    Purushwadi, located close to Nashik, is a charming village set to the backdrop of the Sahyadi range. As the monsoon gets going in the state, the weather in Purushwadi gets quite pleasant as the region sees an overgrowth of lush greenery. This attracts a great many number of fireflies, turning dull nights into a sight to behold.

    You will spend the night in cosy tents, pitched under the starlit sky, or in case it rains, at a local home-stay in the village.

    Destination highlights

    Watch as hundreds of fireflies light up in Purushwadi. | Explore the rustic landscape of the Sahyadri range. | Indulge yourself in some traditional, local cuisine. | Go camping in tents with all of your friends.

    Activity Details




    3 km

    2 hrs

    3 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Purushwadi fireflies trek: Camp at Purushwadi

    Report to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park's main gate in Borivali at 10:00 hrs. From here, you'll travel to Purushwadi, reaching after a 3-hr scenic drive. Spend some time at the village and explore the surroundings. As the evening turns to night, you will encounter more and more fireflies in the bushes and shrubs around you. You will return back to the village for dinner, and then continue out exploring nature trails in and around the area. Overnight in tents or a dormitory at Purushwadi.

    Overnight in tents or a dormitory at Purushwadi.

    Today's meal package includes lunch and dinner. Lunch will be had en route to the village. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with some refreshments and drinks. Dinner will be served to you in the late evening after which you will continue exploring the village. You'll be accommodated either in tents or a dormitory. Please remember to bring your own blankets.

    Day 1 Milestone



    10:00 AM


    Lunch | Dinner

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

    For cancellations made more than 6 days before departure of the fireflies trek to Purushwadi: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made between 3-6 days before departure of the fireflies trek to Purushwadi: 30% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 3 days before departure of the fireflies trek to Purushwadi: 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 trek leader during the fireflies trek to Purushwadi.

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

    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 carry your own blankets for use during overnight stay in tents, since sleeping bags will not be provided.

    Please be punctual in reporting to the pick-up point on time. Tardiness in reaching the pick-up point will lead to missing the trek, without a refund.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the fireflies trek to Purushwadi to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff. Any additional costs arising due such a change in itinerary will be paid by the travellers.
    • Fireflies Trek Purushwadi Nashik Mumbai Pune Maharashtra The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes


    • Travel arrangements between Mumbai and Purushwadi in a private AC bus or similar vehicle

    • Accommodation for 1 night in a dormitory or tents on a multi-sharing basis
    • All meals from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 2
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes


    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Mumbai

    • 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-length track pants
    • Comfortable t-shirt/shirt
    • Sports shoes with socks
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Not to wear - Restrictive or uncomfortable clothing
    • Expensive gadgets and 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: tents
    • Private AC bus or similar vehicle for transport between Mumbai and Purushwadi

    You need to get

    • Backpack
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Torch (with extra batteries)
    • Blankets or sleeping bag
    • Water bottle (2+ ltrs)
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

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