Camping

Camping With The Fireflies

May 27 - 28 | 4PM

Samrad Village, Sandhan Valley

2900

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About

As children, you've spent summers chasing them and wondering if these insects are able to light up?


The fireflies contain an organic compound in their abdomens called luciferin. As air rushes into the abdomen, it reacts with the luciferin. A chemical reaction gives off the familiar glow of a firefly. This light is sometimes called “cold light” because it generates very little heat.The firefly can regulate the airflow into the abdomen to create a pulsating pattern.


Some experts think the firefly’s flashy style may warn predators of the insect’s bitter taste. On the other hand, some frogs don't seem to mind. They eat so many fireflies that they themselves begin to glow. Male fireflies also light up to signal their desire for mates and willing females attract the males with flashes of their own.


But not all the flashing of fireflies are motivated by romance. While each firefly species has its own pattern of flashing, some females imitate the patterns of other species. Males land next to them – only to be eaten alive. So the next time you see a firefly, keep in mind that its flickering isn't just a wonder of the night. It’s also a unique and sometimes deadly - a language of love.


Samrad village is home to the famous Sandhan Valley Trek during the Winters, to a reverse waterfall during Monsoons, and to fireflies during Summers. This May, pitch your tents and witness a million fireflies as they emit lights in the night and explore Kokankada and The Great Sandhan valley in the morning!

Itinerary

Day 01 : (Saturday)
Bus Meeting Point :
04:00pm : Dadar East Near Pritam Dhaba.
05:00pm : Pickup point for Thane will be at Nitin Company.

Once at Samrad we will Freshen Up and proceed for early dinner in the village itself. After dinner we will stroll to the campsite which is 15 minutes from the base village.

Samrad shows off bright stars as not many light sources are present in the vicinity. To add to our cosmos luck, the moon will be gone too after 09:00pm leaving nothing but the twinkling stars above and the fireflies below. We will spend the night gazing at the stars, appreciating the fireflies' lit trees, or sleep by the campfire!

Day 2 : (Sunday)
Wake up call at 7:00 am to witness a beautiful sunrise.
After the breakfast at the campsite, we will explore Kokankada and The Great Sandhan Valley.
Bid Goodbye and head for the bus by 12 noon.
Reach back to Mumbai by 04:00pm.

Inclusions

Mumbai to Mumbai Bus Transportation.
Meals as mentioned.
Tents and sleeping bags charges.
Sandhan and Konkankada Exploration.
Stay and Camping Charges.
Safety and first aid.
Mapping Journeys team alongwith.
A local guide.

Exclusions

Meals during travel.
Personal expenses.
Insurance of any kind.
Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses.
Any item not covered under “inclusions”

Smoking and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. For confirmation of the seat, full amount needs to be deposited prior to the event. Prior to making any payments please confirm about the seat availability.

Cancellation Policy

Long Journeys (4+ Days Events) :

For Cancellation, If you inform us,
15+ days prior to any event – 20% of the total event costs would be deducted.
7+ days prior to any event – 50% of the total event costs would be deducted.
No refund would be provided before 7 days of the event.

Short Journeys (3 To 4 Days Events) :

For Cancellation, If you inform us,
5+ days prior to any event – 20% of the total event costs would be deducted.
3+ days prior to any event – 50% of the total event costs would be deducted.
No refund would be provided before 2 days of the event.

One/Two Day Journeys :

For Cancellation, If you inform us,
10+ days prior to event - 20% of the total event costs would be deducted.
05+ days prior to event - 40% of the total event costs would be deducted.
03+ days prior to event - 60% of the total event costs would be deducted.
No refund would be provided before 2 days of the event.

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Venue

Samrad Village, Sandhan Valley

Samrad Village, Near Kasara

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