• Trip introduction

    Travel to a remote village in countryside Maharashtra for a special trek to spot small, bioluminiscent fireflies. Set in a scenic destination in the folds of the Sahyadri hills, this fireflies trek takes you for a short village walk to explore the rural community and lush greenery. On the walk, 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 travellers, you'll spend the night in the village and wake up to a gorgeous sunrise over the mountains.


    Purushwadi is an idyllic village in the Western Ghats, accessible via a 6-hr drive from Mumbai. Located very close to Nasik, this village hosts a wealth of monsoon-inspired greenery from the flowing rivers of Kurkundi and Mula. This attracts hundreds of small glow-in-the-dark fireflies that dot the landscape in the evening dusk. Purushwadi village is located on the outskirts of the Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sancutary, a short distance from the Bhandardara Dam.

    You'll spend the night either in alpine tents, pitched under a starry sky, or at a rural home-stay in the Purushwadi village.

    Destination highlights

    Spot the glowing fireflies on a trek to Purushwadi. | Explore the rural landscape on a short village walk. | Make a quick getaway from the city life into the lap of nature. | Sign up for a seasonal fireflies trek to Purushwadi.

    Activity Details




    3 km

    2 hrs

    3 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Purushwadi fireflies trek: Check-in and explore

    Arrive at the pick-up point in Dadar by 11:00 hrs. Here, you'll meet the team with a short round of introductions. Soon, you'll board a private AC bus and travel to the Purushwadi village. Reach the campsite after a 6-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 or home-stay at the Purushwadi campsite.

    Overnight in tents or home-stay at Purushwadi.

    Pick-up time is at 11:00 hrs from Dadar. Today's meal package includes evening snacks served after arriving at the campsite and dinner served after the fireflies trek. You'll stop mid-way en route to the campsite at a location where you can have lunch at your own expense. You'll spend the night in a tent that comes with a bedsheet and blanket.

    Day 1 Milestone



    11:00 AM


    Snacks | Dinner

    Day 2 of the Purushwadi fireflies trek: Check-out and depart
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  • Cancellation policy

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

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

    For cancellations made 0-5 days before departure of the Purushwadi 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 Purushwadi.

    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 Purushwadi fireflies trek is at 11:00 hrs and the drop-off time is at 14:00 hrs. Pick-up and drop-off will be at the Kotak Mahindra Bank, near Pritam Hotel in Dadar East.

    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 Purushwadi 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.
    • Fireflies Trekking Camping Purushwadi Maharashtra Adventure Travel The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes


    • Travel arrangements between Dadar and Purushwadi campsite in a private AC bus

    • Accommodation in tents or home-stay for 1 night on a triple-sharing basis
    • In-tent/room 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 Dadar

    • Any meals not mentioned in inclusions (lunch on day 1)
    • 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

    • Private AC bus for transport between Dadar and Purushwadi
    • 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/cap

    Medical Kit

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