You can board the local train to Kasara departing from the CST railway station by 14:25 hrs to reach the pick-up point on time.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.