Bhandardara Fireflies Camping 2024

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.


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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.
  • Female fireflies respond using light patterns to select a mate.
  • They complete their cycle of life and die before the monsoon begins. 


Bhandardara Lake View Premium Camping Highlights

  • Located in the most beautiful part of Bhandardara,
  • Trained & Friendly Hosts
  • Camping tents with camping mat (Double)
  • Multipurpose pavered court
  • Board games are available at Bhandardara Lake side camping
  • Amphi-theatre
  • Common washrooms
  • Lake view


Plan A - Bhandardara Fireflies Camping without transport

  • Bhandardara camping price Child - Age 4 to 9 years - Rs. 1199 per person
  • Bhandardara camping price Adult - Age 10 years and above - Rs. 1799 per person

Plan B - Bhandardara Fireflies Camping with transport - Kasara to Kasara

  • Child (4 to 9 yrs): Rs. 1799/- (per person)
  • Adult (10 yrs and above): Rs. 2399/- (per person)

Plan C - Bhandardara Fireflies Camping From Mumabi - Ac bus 

  • Child (4 to 9 yrs): Rs. 3099/- (per person)
  • Adult (10 yrs and above): Rs. 3599/- (per person)

Plan D - Bhandardara Fireflies Camping From Pune - Non-ac bus 

  • Child (4 to 9 yrs): Rs. 2599/- (per person)
  • Adult (10 yrs and above): Rs. 3199/- (per person)


Room stay on additional cost 

  • Deluxe AC Room: Rs. 800/- per person (Portable AC and attached washroom)
  • Superior Deluxe AC Room: Rs. 1000/- per person (split AC and attached washroom)
  • 4 Bed AC dorm: Rs. 500/- per person (Portable AC and attached washroom)

*It depends upon availability. You can contact us for this stays.

Bhandardara Fireflies Event 2024 Itinerary

Plan A (Reach on our own)

Day 1

04:00 pm - Arrive at the campsite. Tent allotment & check-in formality

06:00 pm - Get relaxed with the beautiful scenery at High Tea

07:00 pm - Fun activities

09:00 pm - Dinner Time

10:00 pm - Enjoy the acoustic guitar tunes or music session along with the campfire. Also, enjoy Fireflies watching sessions

Day 2

07:30 am - Get fresh.

08:00 am to 09.30 am - Breakfast

09:30 am - Checkout


Plan B (Kasara to Kasara)

Day 1 - Saturday Bhandardara lake camping

Catch CSMT - Kasara fast local

  • 11:42 am CSMT
  • 11:49 am Byculla
  • 11:55 am Dadar
  • 12:02 pm Kurla
  • 12:06 pm Ghatkopar
  • 12:22 pm Thane
  • 12:38 pm Dombivli
  • 12:47 pm Kalyan
  • 01:58 pm Kasara

02:00 pm - Arrive at Kasara railway station and start the journey towards the campsite by local vehicle.

04:30 pm - Arrive at the campsite. Tent allotment & check-in formality

06:00 pm - Get relaxed by the beautiful scenery at High Tea

07:00 pm - Fun activities

09:00 pm - Dinner Time

10:00 pm - Enjoy the acoustic guitar tunes or music session along with the campfire. Also, enjoy Fireflies watching sessions

Day 2

07:30 am - Get fresh.

08:00 am to 09.30 am - Breakfast

09:30 am - Checkout and move towards Kasara station.

11:30 am - Disperse at Kasara railway station.


Plan C (Mumbai to Mumbai by Ac bus)

Day 1 - Saturday

  • 08:45 am - Meet at Borivali National Park main gate.
  • 09:00 am - Leave for the camping.
  • 09:30 am - Pick up at Andheri WEH.
  • 09:45 am - Pick up at Kalanagar bus stop (on the highway), Bandra.
  • 10:00 am - Pick up at Sion station circle.
  • 10:10 am - Amar Mahal, Ghatkopar.
  • 10:45 am - Pick up at Teen Hath Naka, Thane.
  • 11:45 am - Pick up at Kalyan Bypass.

Lunch is on the way. (by your own)

04:30 pm - Arrive at the campsite. Tent allotment & check-in formality

06:00 pm - Get relaxed with beautiful scenery at High Tea

07:00 pm - Fun activities

09:00 pm - Dinner Time

10:00 pm - Enjoy the acoustic guitar tunes or music session along with the campfire. Also, enjoy Fireflies watching sessions

Day 2

07:30 am - Get fresh.

08:00 am to 09.30 am - Breakfast

09:30 am - Checkout and Start return journey.

04:00 pm - Approx. arrival at Mumbai. 


Plan D (Pune to Pune by non-Ac bus)

Day 1 - Saturday

Lunch is on the way. (by your own)

04:30 pm - Arrive at the campsite. Tent allotment & check-in formality

06:00 pm - Get relaxed with the beautiful scenery at High Tea

07:00 pm - Fun activities

09:00 pm - Dinner Time

10:00 pm - Enjoy the acoustic guitar tunes or music session along with the campfire. Also, enjoy Fireflies watching sessions

Day 2

07:30 am - Get fresh.

08:00 am to 09.30 am - Breakfast

09:30 am - Checkout and Start return journey.

04:00 pm - Approx. arrival at Pune. 



  • 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.
  • Participants have to pay forest entry charges at the Bhandardara toll gate.
  • Please try to arrive on time, as the forest department will not allow late entry.
  • 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.
  • If it rains, stay will be in the shed.
  • We cannot control the weather, so please bear with us in providing you with the best alternative in that situation
  • The Trek leader's decision will be final and binding.
  • For Jain food, we required a minimum of 4-5 participants.
  • For Kasara transport we required a minimum of 8 participants. 
  • Please carry a blanket or 2 bedsheets.

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. 

Experience the serenity of camping in Bhandardara amidst nature's embrace. Before the rainy season begins, delight in spotting fireflies twinkling in the night sky. Join us for an unforgettable outdoor adventure in the heart of Maharashtra's picturesque landscapes

The Bhandardara Fireflies Festival 2023 attracted over 3000 guests, offering a mesmerizing spectacle. Experience the magical glow of fireflies at Bhandardara before the rainy season commences, creating an unforgettable experience amidst nature's splendor.

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What is included in the tour

  • Accommodation in Tents on Multiple Sharing basis. (Double)
  • Veg Meals during the camping
    • Hi-tea with snacks
    • Dinner - Roti, Rice, 1 snack, 1 subzi gravy,1 dal, salad, achar, desert
    • Breakfast - Tea,coffee,butter/jam toast, one main dish
  • Bonfire - if weather permits
  • Local support at Campsite
  • All permissions and expertise
  • Kasara to Kasara travel by local vehicle (Plan B)
  • Mumbai to Mumbai travel by private vehicle (Plan C)
  • Pune to Pune travel by private vehicle (Plan D)

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any other meals than mentioned in inclusions
  • Tax as applicable
  • Any transportation (Plan A)
  • Travel till Kasara and back (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.
  • Blanket or 2 bed sheets
  • 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.
  • 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 the event is cancelled due to any natural calamity, political unrest or other such reasons beyond our control the same cancellation policy will apply.
Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose Fireflies Bhandardara Camping 2024?

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 2024 is available to chat with us for more details.

Fireflies festival in Maharashtra 2024 is back! This year, we'll be hosting the festival in Bhandardara, Maharashtra. 

firefly festival maharashtra


Bhandardara Lake Fireflies Festival Camping 

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

Yes, we will provide Google Maps location for navigation purposes. There is no network here, and please reach out before sunset. Fireflies festival Bhandardara 2024, 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. 


Does the Bhandardara Firefly Campsite have fixed toilets?

Yes, the Eastern Commode toilet is available. Fireflies event 2024 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 2024 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?

bhandardara fireflies festival

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

The campsite is located 210 km from Mumbai to the 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 2024 will be held in May last week, and it lasts for three to four weeks. 

Bhandardara Camping's contact number is 85910 64044. We offer a group discount on the Bhandardara tent booking.   

Discover the optimal time to explore Bhandardara's natural wonders. The best season for Bhandardara night camping is from May to June, offering ideal conditions to immerse in its breathtaking landscapes.


Do you provide sleeping bags for camping?

We don't provide sleeping bags; please carry two bedsheets. Kajwa Mahotsav Bhandardara 2024 will happen before the start of the rainy season. Group discount available on Bhandardara camping cost kindly chats with us for more details.

Experience the tranquility of Bhandardara lakeside camping amidst serene landscapes. Set up your tent by the shimmering waters, surrounded by lush greenery. Don't forget to reach the campsite before sunset, as the forest department closes the gate around 6.30 pm, ensuring a peaceful and safe retreat into nature.

Near Pune, you can spot fireflies in several scenic locations such as Bhandardara, Igatpuri, Vaitarna, Kamshet, Rajmachi, Panshet, Purushwadi, and Karjat. These destinations offer a magical experience of witnessing fireflies illuminating the night sky amidst serene landscapes, providing an enchanting escape from the city hustle.


What are the Bhandardara Fireflies Festival 2024 dates?

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 2024 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, they celebrate all year round by singing songs about the fireflies. Bhandardara Fireflies season 2024 will be three to four weeks before the rainy season. 

Experience the captivating Firefly Festival Maharashtra 2024, immersing you in nature's magical light show. Explore scenic locales across Maharashtra, from Bhandardara to Rajmachi, witnessing the mesmerizing dance of fireflies. Join us for an unforgettable journey filled with tent stays, expert guidance, and the enchanting glow of these luminescent insects.


Which is the best location for fireflies camping near Mumbai?

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. 

kajwa mahotsav

Kajwa Mahotsav 2024 dates Nashik?

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 2024 dates in Nashik will be from May last week till June 2nd week. Fireflies near Nashik can be seen in the Bhandardara Kajava festival, Vaitarna, and 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 2024 dates please chat with us. 

In 2023, the Fireflies Festival Bhandardara, held in May and June, attracted over 3000 guests. Don't miss your chance to spot these enchanting creatures before the rainy season begins at the Bhandardara Fireflies Festival.


How to spot the fireflies in Bhandardara at night? 

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. 

Experience the magic of Bhandardara Fireflies Camping 2024 amidst nature's splendor. Join us for an unforgettable journey where the enchanting glow of fireflies illuminates the night sky. Make sure to reach the campsite before sunset, as the forest department closes the gate around 6.30 pm. Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of Bhandardara as you witness the mesmerizing dance of fireflies. Our expert-led sessions will ensure you don't miss a moment of this captivating experience. Book now for a memorable adventure under the stars at Bhandardara Fireflies Camping 2024

Discover the captivating allure of fireflies near Mumbai, as they illuminate the night sky with their enchanting glow. Experience the magical spectacle amidst scenic landscapes, creating a mesmerizing ambiance. Join us for an unforgettable journey filled with wonder and beauty, as nature's own light show unfolds before your eyes.


How do fireflies attract mates? 
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.

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Why are the fireflies endangered?

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 in Bhandardara Maharashtra. Witness first hand 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.


Amazing facts about Fireflies?

Fireflies are beetles 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 2024 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!


Fireflies Festival Pune dates 2024? 
We have regular batches for the Fireflies festival from Pune. We conduct firefly 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. 

Experience the ethereal charm of Bhandardara Lake Fireflies during the magical months of May and June. Witness nature's spectacle as fireflies illuminate the tranquil shores, creating an unforgettable sight.

rajmachi fireflies camping


Fireflies how do they glow?

Fireflies are the only insect that has their 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 2024 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 Maharashtra, the valley of Fireflies. The most remote area in Maharashtra is the last frontier where people live as they always have. Kajwa festival Bhandardara 2024 is here book now to avoid last-moment disappointment. 

In Maharashtra, fireflies illuminate the night, transforming the landscape into a magical spectacle. These enchanting insects captivate hearts with their mesmerizing glow, creating an atmosphere of wonder and tranquility. Experience the beauty of nature's light show in Maharashtra, where fireflies dance amidst the serene surroundings, leaving lasting impressions.


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 amid 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. 


What are the best dates for the Fireflies Festival Bhandardara 2024 dates?

Join us for the most exhilarating weekend of your life, at the fireflies festival in Maharashtra 2024. 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 2024 dates.

Experience the magical allure of Bhandardara fireflies season, a spectacle not to be missed. Plan your visit to witness nature's enchanting display, but ensure you reach the campsite before sunset, as the forest department gates close around 6:30 pm. Don't miss this month-long extravaganza before the rains arrive.


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.


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 2024 is open now; please chat with us for more details.    

igatpuri fireflies camping

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.  


Can you tell me about the Purushwadi Fireflies Festival 2024?

Experience the beauty of nature, the majesty of India, and a life-changing fireflies experience at the fireflies festival Purushwadi 2024! Get ready to explore an enchanting terrain filled with vibrant fireflies, picturesque villages, and the summer season. Purushwadi Fireflies Festival 2024 dates are from May last weekend to June till the rainy season starts. 

Experience the magic of Kajwa Festival Bhandardara amidst nature's tranquility. Ensure to reach the campsite before sunset as the forest department closes the gate around 6.30 pm. The fireflies season will last for one month until rains arrive, offering ample time to witness their mesmerizing glow.


Why should you join the Bhandardara Fireflies Trek? 

The 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!  


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 two people or three-person tents. If you are looking for a Firefly festival near me, this is the best option.   

Experience the mesmerizing spectacle of Firefly Bhandardara. Ensure you reach the campsite before sunset, as the forest department closes the gate around 6.30 pm. Don't miss this enchanting opportunity.

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Bhandardara trek, offering breathtaking views of nature's splendor. Explore iconic treks like Ratangad Fort Trek, Kalsubai Trek, Sandhan Valley Trek, and Harishchandragad Trek.


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.


What is the lifespan of a firefly?

In the wild, the life expectancy of a firefly is approximately one year on average. Adult fireflies typically only live for about two months, but their entire life cycle can span anywhere from a few months to a year. Since there are more than 2,000 different kinds of fireflies, their life spans are bound to be different in some ways.

samrad fireflies camping

What causes fireflies to blink?

Fireflies use blinking to communicate with each other. The lights that flash are part of a way for male fireflies to attract females when they are trying to mate.

Each species of firefly has its distinctive flash pattern, and the males and females belonging to the same species are able to recognize one another's patterns. Males use flashing to seek possible mates, and females use flashing to reply and signal their interest.

Experience the enchanting beauty of fireflies camping at Bhandardara. Join us amidst lush greenery for an unforgettable adventure during the best season for Bhandardara Kajwa Mahotsav, from May to June


Why do fireflies glow in unison?

Fireflies produce a synchronized glow to attract potential mates. When the population reaches a certain density, all of the fireflies begin to blink at the same time. The firefly can find a mate more quickly through synchrony than any other method. The males will fly around and flash, and the females will mimic their behavior by flashing. After that, the males will fly towards the females, and the process will start again.


What do fireflies eat?

They feed on other insects and prefer to live in damp areas, but fireflies are nocturnal. Carnivorous when they are in their larval stage, fireflies feed on soft-bodied insects that live on or in the ground, such as snails, slugs, worms, or even other larvae of other insects. There are species of adult fireflies that consume the nectar and pollen that they find on plants. They will go to various plants to obtain sufficient amounts of nectar and pollen. Some adult fireflies continue to feed on the larval invertebrates and soft-bodied insects they consumed when they were younger.


Best months to see fireflies?

May and June, right before the monsoon season, are the best times to see these fireflies in their natural habitat. Embark on a hassle-free adventure with Bhandardara camping with transport. Enjoy the convenience of AC buses from Mumbai and local jeeps from Kasara. Experience the tranquility of nature without worrying about transportation arrangements.


How to see fireflies without using a torch?

To see fireflies without disturbing them, avoid using a flashlight or other artificial light. Here are some ways to watch fireflies without trying to hurt them:

  • Pick a dark location: Fireflies are most active at night, so avoid artificial lights and light pollution.
  • Let your eyes 15-20 minutes to acclimate to the darkness. This improves firefly visibility.
  • Be patient: Because fireflies are unpredictable, seeing them may take some time. Wait quietly for them.
  • Watch for firefly patterns: Fireflies blink in patterns.
  • A red light is preferable over a white light if you need to use a light source. Red light doesn't affect fireflies compared to white light.
  • Respect their environment. Because fireflies are sensitive to their surroundings, don't bother them when they're busy.
  • Don't touch fireflies or use insect repellant or other pesticides.


Are fireflies endangered?

There are different species of firefly, and some of them are on the endangered species list while others are not. Some places have seen a drop in the number of fireflies because of things like habitat degradation, pollution, and the use of chemicals such as pesticides.

In India, the Western Ghats are home to fireflies that are now considered "vulnerable" because their habitat is being lost and broken up by things like deforestation and development. Fireflies in other parts of India are not on the list of endangered species right now, but their populations may need to be protected in the future through conservation efforts.

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Immerse yourself in nature's spectacle at Bhandardara Kajwa Festival Camping. Experience the magic of fireflies amidst scenic landscapes. Convenient transport from Mumbai by AC bus and from Kasara in local jeeps ensures a hassle-free journey to this enchanting event.


How to conserve them

Conservation activities for fireflies can help safeguard their populations and preserve their survival in the wild. Here are some things you can do to help save fireflies:

  • Protect their habitat. Fireflies can only live in certain places, like damp, humid places with little light pollution. People can help save fireflies by keeping these habitats safe from deforestation, urbanization, and other human activities.
  • Reduce the use of pesticides and other chemicals. Chemicals and pesticides can hurt fireflies and their homes. Lessening how much they are used can help to lessen these bad effects.
  • Educate the public: letting people know how important fireflies are and what dangers they face can help get more people involved in conservation. Programs that teach schools, communities, and tourists about fireflies can help with conservation and provide support for them.
  • Support organizations that work to protect fireflies and their habitats. There are many groups that do this kind of work. You can help these groups' efforts by giving them money or your time, or by volunteering.
  • Responsible tourism means that when you go to places where fireflies live, you should respect their homes and try not to bother them. Don't use bright lights, don't catch or touch the fire
  • flies, and follow any rules or guidelines set by the local government.


Places to Visit Around Bhandardara

There are many great places to visit near Bhandardara that have beautiful scenery, interesting things to do, and spiritual experiences. Here are a few of the most popular places to visit close to Bhandardara:

Arthur Lake is in the middle of Bhandardara and is a famous place to camp and go boating. The lake is a great place to relax and unwind because it has beautiful views of the hills around it.

Randha Falls: Just a few kilometers from Bhandardara is a beautiful waterfall called Randha Falls. The waterfall is surrounded by a lot of greenery and is a popular place to hike and have lunch.

Kalsubai Peak: The highest point in Maharashtra is Kalsubai Peak, which is about 30 kilometers from Bhandardara. The hike to the top of the peak is hard, but it's worth it because you get to see amazing views of the rivers and hills around you.

Amruteshwar Temple: The Amruteshwar Temple is an old temple near the Randha Falls. The temple is a shrine to Lord Shiva, and its paintings and design are well known.

Ratangad Fort: About 20 kilometers from Bhandardara, Ratangad Fort is a famous place for trekking. The fort has great views of the Sahyadri mountain range and is a good place to learn about the history and culture of the area.

Agasti Rishi Ashram is a spiritual refuge on the banks of the Pravara River. The ashram is known for having a calm environment and is a great place to relax and get in touch with nature.

Sandhan Valley: About 50 kilometers from Bhandardara is a beautiful valley called Sandhan Valley. The steep rock walls of the valley make it a popular place for rappelling and hiking.


Fireflies Festival Bhandardara

Experience the ethereal magic of Fireflies Festival Bhandardara amidst the serene landscapes of Maharashtra. Join us for an enchanting journey filled with the mesmerizing glow of fireflies lighting up the night sky. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Bhandardara as you witness the captivating dance of fireflies. Don't forget to reach the campsite before sunset, as the forest department will close the gate around 6.30 pm for safety reasons. Make the most of this unforgettable experience and create cherished memories under the starlit sky at Fireflies Festival Bhandardara. Book your spot now and embrace the wonder of nature's light show.

Join us at the Bhandardara Firefly Festival, a magical celebration amidst nature's glow. Reach the campsite before sunset, as gates close around 6.30 pm. Experience this enchanting event before the rains


Fireflies Trek Pune

Embark on a captivating adventure with the Fireflies Trek Pune, exploring the best destinations around. Traverse through scenic landscapes at Panshet Dam Welhe, enjoy Kamshet Camping under the stars, and experience the magic of Rajmachi and Bhandardara Fireflies Camping. Available from May and June, it's a journey you won't forget.


Firefly Festival Pune

Experience the magical charm of nature's light show at the Firefly Festival Pune. Explore the best destinations near Pune, including Panshet Dam Welhe, Kamshet Camping, Rajmachi Fireflies Camping, and Bhandardara Fireflies Camping, available from May and June. Immerse yourself in the glow of fireflies for an unforgettable adventure.


FAQ: Why Should You Go for Fireflies Camping Near Mumbai?

1. What makes fireflies camping near Mumbai special?
   Fireflies camping near Mumbai offers a magical experience of witnessing nature's own light show amidst serene surroundings, just a short distance from the bustling city.


2. What can I expect during a fireflies camping trip near Mumbai?
   You can expect to immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature, witness the enchanting glow of fireflies, enjoy outdoor activities like bonfires and nature walks, and relax under the starlit sky.


3. Why choose Fireflies camping near Mumbai over other destinations?
   Fireflies camping near Mumbai provides a convenient escape from the city's hustle and bustle, allowing you to reconnect with nature and experience the beauty of fireflies in their natural habitat.


4. Is fireflies camping near Mumbai suitable for everyone?
   Yes, Fireflies Camping near Mumbai is suitable for people of all ages who seek a unique and enchanting outdoor experience. It's a great opportunity to unwind, relax, and create cherished memories with loved ones.


5. How can I book a fireflies camping trip near Mumbai?
   Booking a fireflies camping trip near Mumbai is easy! Simply find a reputable tour operator or campground offering fireflies camping experiences, check availability, and make your reservation to embark on your unforgettable adventure.

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