Bhandardara Fireflies Camping 2022

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 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

  • Region Bhandardara - Harishchandragad Kalsubai Forest Sanctuary 
  • Bhandardara Hill Station 
  • Double/Triple sharing camping
  • Fireflies Depend on the weather
  • 4 Proper Toilets are available (2 Indian and 2 Western)
  • For transport Kasara to Kasara minimum of 5 people is required.

Plan A - Bhandardara Fireflies Camping Cost (without transport) 

  • Child (4 to 9 yrs): Rs. 799/- (per person)
  • Adult (10 yrs and above): Rs. 1199/- (per person)

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

  • Child (4 to 9 yrs): Rs. 1599/- (per person)
  • Adult (10 yrs and above): Rs. 1999/- (per person)

Plan C - Bhandardara Fireflies Camping Cost (with transport – Borivali to Borivali by AC Bus)

  • Child (4 to 9 yrs): Rs. 2299/- (per person)
  • Adult (10 yrs and above): Rs. 2699/- (per person)

Bhandardara Fireflies Event 2022 Itinerary - Plan A (Reach on our own)

Day One - Saturday

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

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 2022 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 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

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 2022 Itinerary – Plan C (Borivali to Borivali by AC Bus)

Day One - Saturday

  • 09:45 am - Meet at Borivali National Park main gate.
  • 10:15 am - Leave for the Bhandardara Campsite
  • 10:45 am - Pick up at Andheri WEH.
  • 11:00 am - Pick up at Kalanagar bus stop (on the highway), Bandra.
  • 11:15 am - Pick up at Sion station circle.
  • 11:20 am - Amar Mahal, Ghatkopar.
  • 11:55 am - Pick up at Teen Hath Naka, Thane.
  • 12:10 pm - Pick up at Kalyan Bypass.

Lunch on your own at Hotel

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

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.
  • Please Inform 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.
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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, Boating, 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 2022?

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 glow 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.


Frequently asked questions Bhandardara Fireflies Festival? 

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

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 2022, we have limited spots available kindly register in advance to avoid last-minute disappointments. 


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

Answer: Yes, the Eastern Commode toilet is available. Fireflies event 2022 are happening in spots where there is no continuous supply of running water. Western toilets are not possible in such remote locations. 



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 2022 will be held in May last week, and it lasts for three to four weeks. 


Question 5: Do you provide sleeping bags for camping?

Answer: We don't provide sleeping bags; please carry two bedsheets.


Question 6: What are the Bhandardara Fireflies Festival 2022 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 2022 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 2022 will be three to four weeks before the rainy season. 


Question 7: 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.


Question 8: Kajwa Mahotsav 2022 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 2022 dates Nashik will be from May last week till June 2nd week. Fireflies near Nashik can be seen in the Bhandardara, Vaitarna, fireflies Igatpuri regions.

The fireflies festival will occur in the Bhandardara 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.


Question 9: How to spot the fireflies 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.


Question 10: 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 11: 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.


Question 12: 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 2022 is one of the best places near Mumbai and Pune to observe fireflies. 


Question 13: Fireflies festival Pune dates 2022? 
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 Fireflies festival in Maharashtra.


Question 14: Fireflies how do they glow?

Fireflies are the only insect that has its 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. 



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