Malshej Ghat Lakeside Fireflies Camping

We bring you a chance to experience Malshej Lake camping firsthand! Enjoy spending overnight beside a bonfire and Malshej Lake. Yes! You can dance and sing a song!  You don’t have to carry camping gear or food. We provide snacks, unlimited dinner, and breakfast at a specific time from 4 pm check-in to the next day's 11 am checkout. Inside the tent, you will get Bedding, a bed sheet, and one blanket per person.

Excellent camping destination near Pune. Relax at the Natural beauty of the region, lakeside camping, trekking, Valley facing stay. Stay in a tent having a lake view. Walkthrough the forest and the rice fields during the trek. Enjoy the foggy weather.

Best camping location near Mumbai this is what you get on your camping near Mumbai stay on the top of the mountains, located on the banks of the reservoir with Kalu waterfall nearby. This is a comfortable tent camp on the edge of the lake with a tranquil atmosphere. The campsite near Thane is well-appointed with modern amenities.

Malshej Ghat Campsite Details

  • Location: Malshej Ghat Pimpaljoga Dam
  • Indian and Western toilets are available
  • Local food (Veg/Non-Veg)
  • Boat Ride
  • Swimming with Lifejackets
  • Karaoke
  • Night Trail
  • Haunted house visit
  • Trekking
  • Music
  • Campfire
  • Parking
  • Fireflies Depend on whether
  • Fireflies Trail after 9 pm
  • The temperature will be less than 20 Degree, Please carry cold clothes

Malshej Ghat Fireflies Cost (without transport)

  • Child (5 Years to 11 years): Rs. 1399/- (per person)
  • Adult (12 years and above): Rs. 1599/- (per person)

Malshej Ghat Fireflies Camping Itinerary:

Day One

  • 04:00 pm - Check-In at Camping in Malshej Ghat 
  • 05:00 to 06:00 pm - Welcome Snacks (Tea & Misal Pav)
  • 07:30 to 09:00 pm - Jazz Time
  • 09:30 pm – Fireflies Hopping
  • 09:30 to 10:30 pm - Dinner (Veg, Non-Veg Unlimited)
  • 11:30 pm to 12:30 am – Night Trail and Haunted house
  • After dinner explore the nearby areas to view fireflies.
  • 12:00 - 06:00 am - Silent Zone

Day 2 - Sunday

  • 07:00 am - wakeup call
  • 08:00 to 09:00 am – Breakfast
  • 11:00 am - Check Out with Sweet & Lovable Memories...!!!

Please Note:

  • The temperature will be less than 20 Degree, Please carry cold clothes.
  • You can carry your own blanket (if you want)
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be canceled and, in such cases, the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same
  • For Jain food we required minimum 6-7 participants.
Overnight Available on request
Dates and Rates
date & duration price
  • Sorry no more departures available. You could get in touch with us at highfive@treksandtrails.org if you'd like to make a booking.
  • Inclusions/Exclusions
    What we'll give/What we won't

    What is included in the tour

    • Evening Snacks, Dinner (Veg and Non-veg), and Breakfast
    • Tent stays on sharing basis with mat and blanket
    • Music and Bonfire
    • Swimming with Life Jackets
    • Indian and Western toilets are available

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Any transportation.
    • All kinds of Extra Meals / Drinks Ordered
    • Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks, etc.
    • 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
    • Face mask or shield
    • Sanitizer
    • Torch with extra batteries
    • Extra pair of clothes & towel
    • Trekking shoes
    • Warm clothing (during winter)
    • Personal medicines (if any)
    • Mosquito repellent cream
    • Sun cap and Sunscreen
    • Identity proof


    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 gets canceled 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 should you join Malshej Ghat Fireflies Festival?

    Fireflies are one of the most romantic sceneries in the natural world. Their flashing light signals tell us they're looking for love. Fireflies Festival, also known as Kajwa Mahotsav, is a unique firefly festival camping experience that allows you to experience a firefly-lit night camping trip in one of our intimate, secluded campsites. We offer unforgettable Kajwa festival camping trips that are perfect for your or a great way to spend your weekend. 


    Can you tell me more about the firefly festival Maharashtra? 

    As a camping enthusiast, you know how much of an adventure it is to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Life with all its bright lights and distractions can be overwhelming, and it's easy to forget that there's more to life than work. Fireflies festival 2024 is here to help you. 

    Our Malshej ghat Camp is an easy drive from Pune, an ideal place to see the fireflies festival Pune. You can enjoy the pleasant weather, campsite amenities, beautiful lake and mountains surrounding the Malshej campsite. Firefly festival Pune happens in the last few weeks of summer before the rainy season starts.  


    What is the location of the fireflies festival in Maharashtra?

    Malshej Fireflies camping is a different way to experience nature. We believe that camping should be about the outdoors, not just about roughing it. We have compiled the essential list of fireflies festival Maharashtra camping trip locations.

    • Rajmachi Fireflies Camping
    • Bhandardara Fireflies Camping
    • Dehne Fireflies Camping
    • Panshet Fireflies Camping 
    • Purushwadi Fireflies Camping 


    Can you suggest the best fireflies festival Pune destinations? 

    Camping trips are great. Fireflies Camping in Maharashtra offers many destinations best for friends and families. The most famous destination for fireflies in Maharashtra are Panshet camping, Rajmachi camping, Malshej camping, and Bhandardara. Fireflies festival in Maharashtra 2024 camping group discount is available please chat with us.   


    Can you suggest the best fireflies festival Pune destinations? 

    Camping trips are great. Fireflies Camping in Maharashtra offers many destinations best for friends and families. The most famous destination for fireflies in Maharashtra are Panshet camping, Rajmachi camping, Malshej camping, and Bhandardara.  


    What is the best time to visit the Jugnu festival or Kajwa festival 2024? 

    Kajava festival is held from the last week of May till the first few weeks of June till the monsoon season begins. Kajava Mahotsav in Pune Mumbai is very popular among travellers. 

    Gather around the campfire with the whole family and get ready to experience the wonder of nature. Light up your evening in complete safety with these cute and clever fireflies. 


    Can we spot fireflies at the Jugnu festival in Maharashtra? 
    Camping but with a twist! Firefly festival 2024 is famous for spotting the Jugnu in the wild. Imagine Camping after a long week to find the campsite illuminated by the flickering light of fireflies. Spend the night in comfort, eating delicious camp meals and staring into the bonfire with your newfound friends at firefly camping in Maharashtra.  


    What are the dates for Kajwa Mahotsav 2024 dates? 

    Fireflies Maharashtra Festival dates are from May last weekend to June 3rd, depending on the weather. 

    Want to enjoy the beauty of mother nature at its best? Get away from the city lights and come to fireflies camping. Situated near Mumbai and Pune, the firefly festival Maharashtra 2024 campsite is an ideal getaway for those who want to enjoy a campfire, spot fireflies in the wild, and more. With fantastic food facilities and comfortable Camping, we ensure you have a fantastic time leaving you completely relaxed.


    Do we have to bring our tent to the fireflies festival? 

    We provide a camping tent, food, and a guide at the fireflies festival in Pune. Kajave Mahotsav is held for a few weeks starting from the last week of May every year, and the Fireflies season in Maharashtra ends once it starts raining in June. Malshej Ghat Kajava Mahotsav camping is ideal for friends and families who want a quick drive from Mumbai and Pune to the scenic highway campsite. 


    About Malshej Firefly festival Mumbai? 

    Ready to light up the night? Experience a camping trip at the fireflies festival near Mumbai, with fantastic adventure and food. Choose your package, and get a bonfire with your campfire for an experience like never before.


    Is the fireflies festival Maharashtra 2024 camping available throughout the year for booking?
    Fireflies event is held for only a few weeks of May and June every year. Firefly festival near Pune is available at Malshej camping, Panshet camping and Rajmachi camping. 


    Are toilets available at Camping Malshej Kajava Mahotsav 2024 dates?

    Yes, toilets are available at Malshej camping. Camping is an outdoor recreational activity, and the Firefly festival near me for Camping has toilets available. 

    Kajwa Mahotsav 2024 Camp in Maharashtra! Join other campers to enjoy the beauty of the night with glowing fireflies. Be part of our camping firefly in Maharashtra experience where you can feel the warmth and comfort of the bonfire, enjoy fantastic food, and stay at a place close to Mumbai & Pune for a lot less than you'd expect!  


    About Fireflies

    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. Given that there are over 2,000 different species of fireflies on the planet, their life spans will inevitably differ to some degree.


    What causes fireflies to blink?

    Fireflies use blinking to communicate with one another. 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 own distinctive flash pattern, and the males and females belonging to the same species are able to recognise one another's patterns. Males use flashing to seek possible mates, and females use flashing to reply and signal their interest.


    Why do fireflies glow in unison?

    Fireflies produce a synchronised glow to attract potential mates. When the population reaches a specific 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 toward the females, and the process will start again.


    What is the best time to see fireflies?

    When you have the best chance of seeing fireflies depends on the species, as well as the location. Generally, the most active time of year for fireflies is during the summer, from May to August. The months leading up to the monsoon season, specifically May and June, are the best months to view these fireflies in their natural habitat. Because they are only active at night, fireflies spend most of their days on the ground among tall grasses. Because they like to hide in the tall grass, fireflies are difficult to spot unless you get down on your hands and knees to look for them.


    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 do 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.r them.


    Where to see them?

    Fireflies Festival Mumbai, we have got you covered with the best destination where you can spot them in thousands. We will have to travel into the countryside away from light pollution. Around Mumbai, there are many destinations to spot Fireflies in Rajmachi Village, Siddhagad Wadi, Prabalmachi village, Bhandardara, Ghatghar, Kothaligad, Kondane Caves and Purushwadi many more.


    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. 


    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 effect fireflies compared to white light.

    • Respect their environment: Because fireflies are sensitive to their surroundings, avoid disturbing them while they are active.

    • 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.


    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, urbanisation, 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 to get more people involved in conservation. Programs that teach schools, communities, and tourists about fireflies can help with conservation and support for them.

    • Support organisations 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 money or time to them 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 fireflies, and follow any rules or guidelines set by the local government.


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