Report to the main gate of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali (East), located 15-min walk away from the Borivali railway station.
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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.
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.
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.
Lunch | Dinner
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.
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.
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