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Bhandardara Fireflies Camping 2023

The fireflies envelop the entire Bhandardara campsite and put up a magical show for the campers. Yes, sweet dreams are made up of this. Treat your eyes to this grand event. The shining blue-green water of Bhandardara and the surrounding lush green mountains embellished by the fireflies are a sight to behold. Imagine camping amidst the shimmering fireflies near the enchanting Bhandardara Lake. 

Spend a quiet weekend among the fireflies in Bhandardara to get away from the monotony of city life. The pre-monsoon time is firefly mating season, and you may see millions of fireflies fluttering about in the dismal environment.

It's a sight to behold as if the twinklers had descended upon the world. At Arthur lake Bhandardara camping, soak up the allure and abundance of nature and its many experiences.


Fireflies Festival Information 

Summer vacations are usually memorable. A fantastic way to finish summer vacation is to watch fireflies in the evening before the monsoon arrives. In English, they are called Fireflies. In Marathi, Kajawa, and Hindi, Jugnoo.

A total of 2,000 different types of firefly bugs have been identified. There is still much unknown information and riddles for our professionals to uncover. The following is a list of things we've learned about fireflies.

  • Fireflies belong to the beetle order; they are not flies.
  • Fireflies produce light using bioluminescence through the night to lure mates or prey. 
  • Fireflies chemically generated glow from the lower belly can be yellow, green, or light red.
  • Each Firefly Varieties performs its strobe pattern.
  • Males perform light flashing patterns to attract mates or prey.
  • Females fireflies respond using light patterns to select a mate.
  • They complete their cycle of life and die before the monsoon begins. 


Brief Details of Bhandardara Fireflies Festival Camping

The incredible firefly experience is not just limited to the night but can be also seen during the evening. Bhandardara Kajava Mahotsav 2023 is back to making a special mark!

  • Region Bhandardara - Harishchandragad Kalsubai Forest Sanctuary 
  • Camping in Bhandardara Hill Station 
  • Double/Triple sharing camping
  • Fireflies Depend on the weather
  • 4 Proper Toilets are available (2 Indian and 2 Western)
  • If it rains, we`ll try for a homestay
  • For transport Kasara to Kasara minimum of 5 people is required.
  • Fireflies camping at Bhandardara is a seasonal event

Plan A - Bhandardara Fireflies Camping Cost (without transport) 

  • Child (4 to 9 yrs): Rs. 999/- (per person)
  • Adult (10 yrs and above): Rs. 1399/- (per person)

Plan B - Bhandardara Fireflies Camping Cost (with transport – Kasara to Kasara) 

  • Child (4 to 9 yrs): Rs. 1699/- (per person)
  • Adult (10 yrs and above): Rs. 2099/- (per person)


Bhandardara Fireflies Event 2023 Itinerary - Plan A (Reach on our own)

Day One - Saturday Bhandardara lake camping

16:30 Arrive at Base Village & have snacks with tea.

17:30 Check in at the campsite and Freshen Up

Enjoy the sunset from the campsite.

19:30 Enjoy BBQ (Veg & Non-Veg limited), & Leave for a jungle walk to Witness Live Fireflies

22:30 Dinner (Veg & Non-Veg Unlimited)

Day Two – Sunday Bhandardara Firefly Festival Maharashtra 2023

08:00 Wake up and freshen up.

08:30 Breakfast and Morning Tea

09:30 Check out from the Bhandardara Fireflies Festival Campsite.


Bhandardara Fireflies Event 2023 Itinerary - Plan B (Kasara to Kasara)

Day One – Saturday 

Train Time Table for Saturday

Catch CSMT to Kasara Local Train

  • 12:30 pm Mumbai CST
  • 12:37 pm Byculla
  • 12:43 pm Dadar
  • 12:50 pm Kurla
  • 12:54 pm Ghatkopar
  • 01:06 pm Mulund
  • 01:12 pm Thane
  • 01:28 pm Dombivli
  • 01:37 pm Kalyan
  • 02:47 pm Kasara

15:00 pm - Assemble near the ticket counter our jeep driver will meet you

Lunch on your own at Hotel

16:30 Arrive at Base Village & have snacks with tea.

17:30 Check-in at the Bhandardara lake camping and Freshen Up

Enjoy the sunset from the campsite.

19:30 Enjoy BBQ (Veg & Non-Veg limited), & Leave for a jungle walk to witness live fireflies.

22:30 Dinner (Veg & Non-Veg Unlimited)

Day Two – Sunday Bhandardara Firefly Festival

08:00 Wake up and freshen up.

08:30 Breakfast and Morning Tea

09:30 Check out from the Bhandardara Fireflies Festival Campsite.



  • The sighting of fireflies is a natural phenomenon that depends on weather conditions. We can hope to have a beautiful experience of exploring nature in their presence.
  • If it rains, we`ll try for a homestay
  • Boating Depend on the weather
  • Please Inform me about your medical issue in advance.
  • Participants will be responsible for their own belongings and health issues.
  • Avoid wearing gold or other costly jewelry.
  • Keep in mind we are going for Trek, not for trips, so maintain discipline and follow the leader's instructions.
  • Trek leader's decision will be final and binding.

It's time to explore a mesmerizing landscape at Bhandardara camping fireflies. Join us in the summertime for a spectacular experience in Bhandardara, Maharashtra. The summer is a spectacular time to be there, with fireflies lighting up the night and picturesque villages dotting the landscape. What are you waiting for? Bhandardara camping price group discount is available; please chat with us for a coupon code. 

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    What is included in the tour

    • 1 Evening tea & snacks, BBQ (limited), 1 Dinner (Unlimited), and 1 Breakfast
    • Tent Stay on sharing basis with a camping mat
    • Campfire, Music.

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Lunch
    • Any transportation in Plan A
    • Travel till Kasara and back in plan B
    • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
    • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
    • Any kind of personal expenses
    • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost including above
    • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
    • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required


    Things to Carry
    Things to Carry
    • 2/3 litres of water.
    • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars.
    • Ready to eat food (biscuits, chips)
    • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets.
    • Good Torch must with an extra battery.
    • Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on the trek.
    • One Day Backpack 20 to 30 litres.
    • Sun Cap and Sunscreen.
    • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine.
    • Identity Proof.
    • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect you from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles.


    Cancellation Policy

    • 75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
    • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
    • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to the event date 
    • No show No Refund.
    • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
    • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
    • If Trek gets cancelled we will refund "Trek Amount" only.
    • If the event is canceled due to any natural calamity, political unrest or other such reasons beyond our control the same cancellation policy will apply.


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why choose Fireflies Bhandardara Camping 2023?

    Fireflies Bhandardara camping is a scenic spot in Maharashtra surrounded by hills and forests, and it is a perfect place to spend a weekend. The pre-monsoon time is the best time to visit Bhandardara as it has fewer tourists and offers excellent views of the fireflies, called Kajawa in Marathi.

    If you're looking for a weekend getaway, Fireflies Bhandardara camping is the place to go. This hill station sits at an altitude of 3,000 feet and is surrounded by lush green forests.

    Bhandardara has a wide range of activities that you can indulge in. Whether it's a hike in the hills or camping among the fireflies glowing at night, you can find something that suits your taste. The pre-monsoon time is perfect for camping and hiking as there is no rain to spoil your experience, and it isn't too cold either.

    Give yourself a break from the daily grind and explore an enthralling new landscape Bhandardara Jugnu Festival. It's one of the most beautiful regions in Maharashtra, with there being no other place as serene and exotic. The best time to visit is during summer when you can experience an enchanting view of fireflies. Bhandardara Kajava Mahotsav 2023 is available to chat with us for more details.

    Fireflies festival in Maharashtra 2023 is back! This year, we'll be hosting the festival in Bhandardara, Maharashtra. 


    Frequently asked questions Camping Bhandardara Fireflies Festival? 

    Question 1: Can we reach the campsite using our transport for the Bhandardara Firefly Festival Maharashtra?

    Answer: Yes, we will provide Google Maps location for navigation purposes. There is no network here, and please reach out before sunset. Fireflies festival Bhandardara 2023, we have limited spots available kindly register in advance to avoid last-minute disappointments. 

    If you're looking for a summer escape, forget about the typical beach holiday. For an immersive experience, head to the firefly festival Bhandardara. Stay at a campsite and enjoy the local cuisine while you get lost in the wild forests and mountains.

    Bhandardara camping location will be shared with our guests. They can quickly drive using any navigation app. Our campsite manager will take you on the trail for the Kajva festival.

    Bhandardara jungle camping is located inside the Kalsubai Harishchandragad Forest Reserve. Kajva Mahotsav Bhandardara receives special permissions for night entry and stay for a limited period and registered guests. 


    Question 2: Does the Bhandardara Firefly Campsite has fixed toilets?

    Answer: Yes, the Eastern Commode toilet is available. Fireflies event 2023 is happening in spots where there is no continuous supply of running water. Western toilets are not possible in such remote locations. Kajwa Mahotsav Bhandardara 2023 happens for a month please chat with us for any questions. 

    Bhandardhara camping, the Jugnu festival in Maharashtra, offers a remarkable chance to explore the fascinating geography of Bhandardara, one of the most isolated regions in Maharashtra. What better way to spend your summer break than amidst a stunning country with twin lakes, Jugnu festival Bhandardara, and picturesque villages?


    Question 3: What is the distance of the Bhandardara Fireflies Festival from Mumbai or Mumbai to Bhandardara Distance?

    Answer: The campsite is located 210 km from Mumbai to Bhandardara Fireflies Festival Mumbai. It will take you 5 to 6 hours to reach the camp. 

    The fireflies festival is a yearly event for the people of the town. It has been a tradition for many years and is one of the most awaited events of the year. The Bhandardara fireflies Festival 2023 will be held in May last week, and it lasts for three to four weeks. 

    Bhandardara camping contact number is 8828004949. We offer a group discount on the Bhandardara tent booking.   


    Question 4: Do you provide sleeping bags for camping?

    Answer: We don't provide sleeping bags; please carry two bedsheets. Kajwa Mahotsav Bhandardara 2023 will happen before the start of the rainy season. Group discount available on Bhandardara camping cost kindly chat with us for more details.


    Question 5: What are the Bhandardara Fireflies Festival 2023 dates?

    Answer: This festival is a celebration of the fireflies. It is held in the summer, and it has been happening for many years now. Bhandardara Fireflies Festival 2023 dates will be from the last week of May, and it will be available for three to four weeks. 

    The people of this village have a special connection to these insects, and they consider them to be their friends, and they celebrate all year round by singing songs about the fireflies. Bhandardara fireflies season 2023 will be three to four weeks before the rainy season. 


    Question 6: Which is the best location for fireflies camping near Mumbai?

    Answer: The fireflies festival is a yearly event in May and June, and it is located near Mumbai. The festival celebrates the start of monsoons and has been marked by the local people who have lived there for many years.

    Bhandardara Fireflies Camping is one of the best locations for fireflies camping near Mumbai. There are many different activities during this festival, including watching fireflies and enjoying their glow, listening to traditional folk music, or just spending time with family and friends. Bhandardara Kajwa festival is the most popular spot for fireflies camping. 


    Question 7: Kajwa Mahotsav 2023 dates Nashik?

    Answer: The fireflies festival is a new event that the local villagers of Maharashtra have created. It is aimed at promoting eco-tourism and wildlife conservation in India. Kajwa Mahotsav 2023 dates Nashik will be from May last week till June 2nd week. Fireflies near Nashik can be seen in the Bhandardara kajava festival, Vaitarna, fireflies Igatpuri regions.

    The fireflies festival will occur in the Bhandardara Jugnu region of Maharashtra, near Mumbai. This is one of India's most popular tourist destinations, with various activities to offer tourists, such as camping and trekking. If you have any questions about Fireflies festival Bhandardara 2023 dates please chat with us. 


    Question 8: How to spot the fireflies in Bhandardara at night? 

    Answer: Fireflies are a type of beetle found in the temperate regions of the world. They can be seen at night, but they are not always easy to spot.

    The firefly's light helps it find mates and stay safe from predators. It does this by sending out light signals in a specific pattern, which other fireflies will respond to with their signal. Bhandardara Kajwa festival you will find many fireflies in the nearby forest. 


    Question 9: How do fireflies attract mates? 
    Answer: There are many fireflies globally; Fireflies use bioluminescence to attract mates and communicate with other fireflies.

    The firefly is not just a pretty light in the sky. It's a fascinating creature that has been around for millions of years and can teach us a lot about evolution and ecology.

    The generation and emission of light by a living creature is bioluminescence, which is how it's manufactured. Bioluminescence is caused by a chemical process that creates light energy within an organism's body. For a reaction to occur, a species must possess luciferin, a molecule that produces light when combined with oxygen.


    Question 10: Why are the fireflies endangered?

    Answer: Fireflies everywhere are endangered because of the use of pesticides, habitat loss, and light pollution. Pesticides are a problem because they kill off the insects that fireflies feed on, and light pollution is a problem because it prevents fireflies from mating.

    Experience the best summer of your life this season at the firefly festival Bhandardara. Witness firsthand the incredible phenomenon of tens of thousands of fireflies illuminating the dark sky. Travel through this unexplored region, with its beautiful villages and untouched forests.


    Question 11: Amazing facts about Fireflies?

    Answer: Fireflies are beetle with a unique light organ in their abdomen, and they use this organ to produce light. Fireflies have been around for millions of years, and they are found worldwide; they are also the only insects that can produce their light—some amazing facts about the Fireflies.

    • Fireflies glow and use light to communicate with one another.
    • "Cold light" is produced by fireflies.
    • The eggs of fireflies sparkle
    • Fireflies eat fireflies, and fireflies eat fireflies.
    • Fireflies have a limited life expectancy.
    • Fireflies imitate one another.
    • On practically every continent, fireflies may be found.
    • Medically and scientifically, fireflies are beneficial.
    • Fireflies' habitat is reducing every year due to deforestation. 

    Fireflies festival Bhandardara 2023 is one of the best places near Mumbai and Pune to observe fireflies. Kajwa Mahotsav in Bhandardara is one of the most remote regions in Maharashtra. The summer is a spectacular time to be there, with vibrant fireflies and picturesque villages dotting the landscape. Join us for Bhandardara night camping when the fireflies take over Bhandardara!


    Question 12: Fireflies festival Pune dates 2023? 
    Answer: We have regular batches for the Fireflies festival from Pune. We conduct fireflies camping at Bhandardara, Rajmachi, Igatpuri, Vaitarna, and more. 
    Fireflies are insects that use light to communicate with each other. The fireflies emit a greenish-yellow light from their abdomens. This is because they have a chemical called luciferin in their bodies which reacts with oxygen and produces light. Please chat with us to book your spot for the Fireflies festival in Maharashtra. 


    Question 13: Fireflies how do they glow?

    Fireflies are the only insect that has their own light. They produce a chemical called luciferin, which reacts with oxygen to produce light.

    This chemical reaction is called bioluminescence, and it is one of the most efficient ways for an animal to produce light—fireflies in India can be found in almost all states. Fireflies festival Bhandardara 2023 dates are available now please chat with us for any questions. 

    Embrace India's beautiful summer with a trip to the remote mountains of Bhandardara, the valley of fireflies. The most remote area in Maharashtra is the last frontier where people live as they always have. Kajwa festival Bhandardara 2023 is here book now to avoid last moment disappointment. 


    Question 14: Can you tell me more about the Kajava Mahotsav Bhandardara?

    It's a festival where you get to experience nature at its best. You get to enjoy all this in the midst of a remote area, with fireflies illuminating the night sky. Come explore and experience! Kajava Mahotsav Bhandardara is an experience like no other. 

    Bhandardara camping packages for Firefly Festival Maharashtra is a nighttime event where you can enjoy the mesmerizing spectacle of fireflies in this secluded, off-the-beaten-path oasis. If you've ever wanted to see the Milky Way or stars in a light pollution-free environment, this is your chance. You'll be able to explore local villages, learn about the rich tradition of folk music & dance, and experience life on a family farm. 


    Question 15: What are the best dates for the Fireflies festival Bhandardara 2023 dates?

    Join us for the most exhilarating weekend of your life, at the fireflies festival in Maharashtra 2023. Spend 2 days and 1 night as part of a community of like-minded individuals, exploring the beats of nature and soaking in the breathtaking beauty of this remote region.

    You'll be able to indulge in a myriad of activities like trekking, and more while making memories that will last a lifetime. May last weekend to June 3rd weekend will be the Fireflies festival Bhandardara 2023 dates.


    Question 16: Best time to visit the Bhandardara fireflies festival?

    The summer is a spectacular time to be there, with vibrant fireflies and picturesque villages dotting the landscape. Firefly Festival offers an immersive experience in the wilderness of camping Bhandardara. At the base of a mountain range and surrounded by Kalsubai peak, it is like being in a galaxy far, far away

    Join us at the first-of-its-kind Firefly Festival in India this summer. The best time to visit the Bhandardara fireflies festival is from May last week to June. Bhandardara camping rates with group discounts are available; kindly chat with us for coupon codes.


    Question 17: How to complete the Bhandardara Camping Booking?

    You can pay online using a payment gateway and fill up the form. Once your payment is complete, you will receive an email from us. 

    A one-of-a-kind festival experience tucked away in one of the most scenic ravines of Maharashtra. Imagine camping under the stars next to a bonfire with your friends, surrounded by breathtaking sights and sounds of nature. Picture a night-lit walk where you can feel an explosion of fireflies lighting up the sky as they light up your path—the stunning natural beauty of Bhandardara. Fireflies Bhandardara camping booking 2023 is open now; please chat with us for more details.    


    Question 18: Can you tell me more about the Bhandardara Kajwa Mahotsav?   

    Firefly Festival Bhandardara has been designed to provide you with an experience unlike any other. With a picturesque location and stunning natural beauty, the Bhandardara Kajwa Mahotsav offers you a chance to explore India's remote regions and experience this beautiful country's magic, mystery, and color.

    Bhandardara fireflies location allows you to experience a truly unique destination, with its sheltered site, pure natural beauty, and famously spectacular firefly light show. Whether you want to enjoy a one-of-a-kind adventure or celebrate the fire flies festival Bhandardara dam camping, there's something for everyone here. Your night stay will be in tents in Bhandardara lakeside camping.  


    Question 19: Can you tell me about the Purushwadi fireflies festival 2023?

    Experience the beauty of nature, the majesty of India, and a life-changing fireflies experience at the fireflies festival Purushwadi 2023! Get ready to explore an enchanting terrain filled with vibrant fireflies, picturesque villages, and the summer season. Purushwadi fireflies festival 2023 dates are from May last weekend to June till the rainy season starts. 


    Question 20: Why should you join the Bhandardara Fireflies Trek? 

    Bhandardara fireflies trek is a one-of-a-kind experience you won't find anywhere else. It's a magical celebration of nature that captivates even the most jaded traveler. Join us for this extraordinary event and explore the exciting geography of Bhandardara, one of the most distant provinces in Maharashtra. The summer is a spectacular time to be there, with animated fireflies and panoramic villages speckling the topography

    Firefly camping in Maharashtra, whether you're looking to experience the best summer or explore the natural beauty of Maharashtra, the fireflies season in Bhandardara is the go-to destination. And don't forget to take a selfie with fireflies!  


    Question 21: When is the best time to visit Bhandardara fireflies?

    The best time to visit is before the start of the monsoon season.Bhandardara tent stay is comfortable we offer from two people or three-person tents. If you are looking for a Firefly festival near me, this is the best option.   


    Question 22: When can we book the Jugnu festival in Bhandardara?

    Fireflies at Bhandardara can be seen in one of the most isolated provinces in Maharashtra. Jugnu is visible before the start of the rainy season. The lively fireflies will light up the night sky, and the scenic villages dappling the landscape will remind you that this is your moment to be with family and friends. Jugnu festival in Bhandardara starts from May second weekend to June 3rd weekend.

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