Kurungwadi Fireflies Trek

This special fireflies trek to Kurungwadi lets you spend a magical evening in the company of bioluminescent fireflies in countryside Maharashtra. From a lakeside campsite in the Sahyadri range, you'll go for a short walk to explore the surrounding villages. You'll spot fluttering fireflies as they fly from tree tops to shrubs as tiny dots of glowing bright lights. After a night of merry fun with your fellow campers, you'll spend the night in tents and wake up to a gorgeous sunrise over the mountains.


Kurungwadi is a small village enclosed in the dense forests of the Sahyadri hills. The village is accessible via a short 1-hr drive from the Kasara railway station. In the monsoon, the entire landscape surrounding the village blooms with lush greenery, attracting hundreds of small glow-in-the-dark fireflies. Kurungwadi is also located at the base of several hill forts, including the sister forts of Alang, Madan, Kulang as well as the tall Kalsubai peak.

Your campsite is located on the banks of the Kurungwadi Lake, a man-made lake created by the Bhavli Dam on the Darna River.

Destination highlights

Spot the glowing fireflies on a trek to Kurungwadi. | Explore the rural landscape on a short village walk. | Make a quick getaway from the city life into the lap of nature. | Stay in tents pitched at a lakeside campsite.




3 km

2 hrs

3 km

Kasara railway station at 16:30 hrs

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Kasara railway station at 10:00 hrs

Shared jeep or similar


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Arrive at the Kasara railway station by 16:30 hrs. Here, you'll meet the team with a short round of introductions. Soon, you'll board a local jeep or similar vehicle and travel to the Kurungwadi village. Reach the campsite after a 1-hr drive, in time for some evening snacks. As the night falls, you'll head out from the campsite for a short village trek to spot fireflies in the woods.

You'll return to the campsite after a 1-hr walk for some dinner and night of fun games with the team. Overnight in tents at the Kurungwadi campsite.

Overnight in tents at the Kurungwadi campsite.

Pick-up time is at 16:30 hrs from the Kasara railway station. Today's meal package includes evening snacks served after arriving at the campsite and dinner served after the fireflies trek. You'll spend the night in a tent that comes with a bedsheet and blanket.


Snacks | Dinner


Day 1 Milestone



16:30 PM

Wake up to the sound of chirping birds and get views of the morning dew over the forest. After breakfast, you'll pack-up and depart for Kasara. You'll return to the Kasara railway station by 10:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.

Your trip ends by 10:00 hrs.

Today's meal package includes breakfast with tea. Drop-off time is by 10:00 hrs at the Kasara railway station.




Day 2 Milestone



07:00 AM

Includes / Excludes


  • Travel arrangements between Kasara railway station and Kurungwadi campsite in shared jeep or similar vehicle
  • Accommodation in tents for 1 night on a triple-sharing basis
  • In-tent amenities: bedsheet, blanket
  • All veg/non-veg meals from evening snacks on day 1 to breakfast on day 2
  • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
  • All applicable taxes


  • Travel arrangements between your home city and Kasara railway station
  • 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

  • Warm jacket
  • Full-length track pants
  • Comfortable t-shirt/shirt
  • Sports shoes with socks
  • Extra pair of dry clothes
  • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and gadgets
  • Hard luggage such suitcases or trolley bags
  • Slippers or sandals

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: tent, bedsheet, blanket

You need to get

  • Backpack
  • Water bottle (2+ ltrs)
  • Insect repellent
  • Dry snacks (chocolates, biscuits etc.)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Light towel or napkins
  • Camera
  • Torch (with batteries)
  • Govt-issued ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat/ca

Medical Kit

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

Cancellation policy

For cancellations made 10 days or more before departure of the Kurungwadi fireflies trek: 75% refund.

For cancellations made 5-10 days before departure of the Kurungwadi fireflies trek: 50% will be refund.

For cancellations made 0-5 days before departure of the Kurungwadi fireflies trek: 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 Kurungwadi.

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

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

Pick-up time for the Kurungwadi fireflies trek is at 16:30 hrs and the drop-off time is at 10:00 hrs. Pick-up and drop-off will be at the Kasara railway station.

Please be punctual in arriving at the pick-up point. If you miss the pick-up due to tardiness, you will not be eligible for a refund.

The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the fireflies trek to Kurungwadi to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff.

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