Purushwadi Fireflies Festival Information

Pre-monsoon Fireflies Festival begins around Maharashtra; Summer weather begins its transition towards monsoon. There is excitement in the air farmers are busy preparing their fields for the upcoming farming seasons. Birds are active building nest for their mating seasons. During this season Fireflies take center stage around Maharashtra. 

We head towards Purushwadi Fireflies Festival to celebrate and witness these beautiful glowing fireflies at Night. During May and June months firefly emerge in thousands around the countryside in Maharashtra. Firefly emits unusual light patterns at night to attract opposite sex firefly for mating. 

Fireflies belong to the beetle family they produce light using a technique called bioluminescence. Both males and females communicate using different patterns of the strobe light. This flashing pattern designs a fantastic spectacle for sightseers at night. Fireflies don't live long once monsoon starts, and they have completed the cycle of mating, laying eggs they die. 

About Fireflies Purushwadi Village

Purushwadi Maharashtra is located near Pachnai village popular starting point of Harishchandragad Trek. Roads leading to Purushwadi Firefly Festival village are in bad condition from Rajur in Akole Taluka, Ahmednagar District. 

Fireflies Purushwadi is well connected by Rajur village local bus is available, one can also start a journey from Kasara Railway station by hiring a private jeep. We have arranged a private bus from Mumbai for the festival. Few NGOs is developing agro-tourism in the region around Purushwadi village and encouraging development in the region. Fireflies Festival Purushwadi takes place for a few months and helps generate income for locals. 

Purushwadi Fireflies Festival Brief Details

  • Location - Purushwadi Village Maharashtra
  • Event Duration - 1 day / 1 night
  • India toilets available
  • Travel by AC bus
  • Cost: Rs. 3200 per person

Event Itinerary Purushwadi Fireflies Festival 2021

Day One – Saturday

10:15 am - We Meet at Pritam Da Dhaba, Dadar East and Leave for Firefly Festival Mumbai. 

10:30 am - Leave for Purushwadi - Introduction round in the bus 

12:30 pm - Lunch on the way at Igatpuri not included in the package 

05:00 pm - Reach Purushwadi Village 

05:15 pm - Evening tea and snacks ( Local tea and Snacks )

07:30 pm - After sunset, we’ll take a walk around the Purushwadi village area to enjoy fireflies.

10:00 pm - Dinner

Day Two – Sunday

07:30 am - Wake up and freshen up.

08:00 am - Breakfast.

08:30 am  - Start return journey to Mumbai - 200 km ride 

02:00 pm - Approx arrival at Dadar East, Mumbai.

1 Night 1 Day Available on request
What we'll give/What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • 1 evening tea and snacks, 1 veg Dinner and 1 Breakfast
  • Dadar to Dadar travel by private AC vehicle
  • Tent stay / Homestay on sharing basis
  • Trek Leader Expertise Charges

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • Lunch on day 1 and day 2
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above
Things to Carry
Things to Carry
  • 2/3 liters of water bottles (please carry reusable bottles)
  • Good Torch must with extra battery
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Sleeping material (Sleeping bag or 2 bedsheets)
  • Proper backpack to carry all the things
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets
  • Sun Cap and Sunscreen
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine
  • Identity Proof
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Question Purushwadi Fireflies Festival?


1. Mumbai to Purushwadi Village distance by road?

200 km distance by road google maps location will be provided to participants to reach Purushwadi Fireflies Village.


2. Pune to Purushwadi Fireflies distance by road? 

170 km distance by road google maps location will be provided to participants to reach Purushwadi Fireflies Village. We offer group travel plans with a minibus to and from Pune. You can register directly on our website it is open for all from single travellers to groups. 


3. Can we drive till Purushwadi Village for Fireflies Maharashtra Festival?

Yes, we will provide Google maps location and arrange the stay. Please note this region has zero mobile phone reception travellers are advised to leave early during the day and avoid the route at night. Roads have many potholes and under construction kindly start early. 


4. Firefly Festival during which months in Maharashtra?

Firefly Festival is held before the monsoon starts around May 3rd week and up to June 3rd week once the monsoon starts firefly die after the mating period is over. Purushwadi Maharashtra fireflies is ideal for groups, families, travellers looking for a relaxed weekend with beautiful rustic village surroundings. The best time to visit Purushwadi will be during May last week and June month before the monsoon begins this gives you the best oppurtunity to spot fireflies. 


5. Firefly in Hindi or Fireflies in Marathi?

Jugnoo in Hindi, Kajawa in Marathi.  


6. 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 organisms. Fireflies light up to attract a mate. To do this, the fireflies contain specialized cells in their abdomen that helps to create light.


7. Purushwadi Hotels during the fireflies festival?

There are no hotels at Purushwadi nearest resorts and hotels are available at Shendi village in Bhandardara.


8. Purushwadi Tourism during the fireflies festival? 

Ecotourism and villager's income is supplemented by Purushwadi tourism during the fireflies seasons as travelers from Maharashtra visit the village in search of the fantastic firefly. Purushwadi homestay is currently not available we will provide tents for stay. 


9. Purushwadi stay option during the firefly festival?

We will provide tents for camping. Stay options are basic with clean Indian style toilets. Purushwadi fireflies season starts from May end till Monsoon begins usually depending on the weather. Purushwadi camping is perfect for travelers looking to introduce their family and friends to the outdoors and village life. 


10. Where is Purushwadi village located?

Purushwadi is located near in Akole village Maharashtra. Rajur village is 16 km from Purushwadi here you can find a petrol pump and restaurants. Igatpuri to Purushwadi village Maharashtra is 70 km it will take three hours to cover this distance. How to get to Purushwadi we will provide you with google maps coordinate to reach till campsite after you complete your booking. Participant travelling with us by bus our group tour leader will manage the tour for you. 


11. Places to visit near Purushwadi?

  1. Randha Waterfall during monsoon 
  2. Harishchandragad Fort via Pachnai village 
  3. Bhandardara Lake 
  4. Sandhan Valley
  5. Ghatghar Dam
  6. Bhavali Dam
  7. Wilson Dam 
  8. Ratanwadi Village Fireflies