Overview/Itinerary

Panshet Lakeside Camping

This camping is situated at Panshet dam's backwater. It's just 40kms from Pune. It gives you a beautiful view of the backwater and valley. Camping in nature is a rejuvenating experience! Panshet camping location you will get a lake facing tents. The campsite is situated close to Pune, only two hours from Pune. Ideal for a one-day trip from Pune or a two-day trip from Pune with friends or family. Enjoy the beauty of nature in Panshet Camp. Have fun with your friends and family playing games at our campsite. Please chat with us for quick details of Panshet Camp for a fantastic experience near Pune!

 

Who are these beautiful Fireflies?

Fireflies or lightning bugs make light within their bodies. This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine plants. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. The fireflies contain specialized cells in their abdomen that helps to create light.

 

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Camping Details

  • Tents will be Pitched in Sheds
  • Indian toilets are available
  • Region Panshet Dam
  • Camping near Pune only two hours away
  • Lake is 2 minutes walkable from tents 

 

Panshet Camping Price - (Normal Tent - Without transport)

  • Normal Tent - Child (5 to 9 yrs): Rs. 949/- (per person)
  • Normal Tent - Adult (10 yrs and above): Rs. 1299/- (per person)

 

Panshet Fireflies Camping 2024 

Camping in Panshet, where will you be camping this winter? Panshet Camping is the most suitable spot with your buddies and relative near Pune. Enjoy music, activities, a day of games, bbq, campfires with fantastic food, and sunsets at a campsite near Pune.   

Day One - Saturday - Camping in Panshet

  • 16:00 - Check-in at the Panshet lakeside camping
  • 17:00 - Evening Snacks + Tea & Coffee.
  • 18:00 - Enjoy games at the Panshet campsite.
  • 19:30 - Barbecue or Starters. 
  • 20:00 - Bonfire and music.
  • 21:30 - Dinner Jain / Veg / Non-veg
  • Watch fireflies near campsite

Day Two - Sunday at Panshet tent stay 

  • 07:00 - Wake up and freshen up.
  • 09:00 - Have Breakfast. (Tea and Poha)
  • 10:00 - Check out from tent camping in Panshet. 

 

Please Note

  • 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.
  • Tents will be Pitched in Sheds in the Monsoon
  • Lake is 2 minutes walkable from tents 
  • Not taking solo person booking for now
  • Panshet backwater camping price group discount is available.
  • This camping is available on weekdays also
Overnight 26 May, 28 May, 29 May, and more
Dates and Rates
date & duration price
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Evening tea & snacks, BBQ or Starters (limited), Dinner and breakfast
  • Bonfire, music
  • Tent stay on sharing basis with mat and chadar
  • Sanitized camps

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, includes 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
  • Comfortable footwear
  • 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 Trek 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.

 

FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

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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