Fireflies Special Event at Purushwadi | Adventure Geek
Have you ever dreamt of a place where millions of Fireflies dance? But, why dream when you can actually visit and experience it!
People travel in search of adventure, places, culture, religion, cuisine and so much more; and then, you have Purushwadi. A place that attracts those in search of some good, old-world charm, for it has swarms of fireflies coming in.
Yes, you read that right; this tiny village in Maharashtra, at a drive of some four hours from Mumbai, is the stuff that all good dreams are made of. So much so that Purushwadi also plays host to a Fireflies Festival every year, right when the monsoons are about to hit India.
If you have a taste for surreal, Purushwadi is an ideal getaway from both Pune and Mumbai. A sliver of a place, it attracts fireflies to its lush green areas; especially before the monsoons when the mating season for the species in on then. The fact makes May-June the best time to visit Purushwadi, especially if the place has seen a light rain shower or two, and if you do not mind getting drenched in sudden bursts of rains. Do remember that a heavier rain burst ends up in killing the species and you might miss on the extravaganza; so yes, go before the actual Maharashtra monsoons hit.
Meeting Point Early morning depart from Sanjay Gandhi National Park at 10.30 am on Saturday and en-route pick up at Sion,Ghatkopar, Thane.
01.00 pm Halt for lunch.
Enjoy the journey with beautiful nature-scapes, gupshup and songs during the bumpy journey.
Reach Purushwadi approx by 4:30 PM. Enjoy welcome drink. Set yourself free in the village. Let your soul feel the simple lifestyle of villagers far away from hustle bustle of the city life. Let your mind express its likelihood to silent breeze, colorful farms and the rusticness of the village ! As it gets darker and darker, experience the magnificent phenomena of fireflies lighting display. We might come across a number of places during this trail where we can observe this unique phenomenon. Late evening return back for simple homely dinner. Celebrate the night with fireflies, ghost stories and fun games.
Early morning freshen up up and have breakfast. Explore the Village area. Enjoy a kms walk to the nearest dam of Purushwadi and visit the Beautiful view while you go get some water splashes on your face or click a cool selfie with the beautiful water in background.
Around 10:30 am, pack up your bags. Time for a memorable group photo and around 11:30 am we will start the return journey to Mumbai. En-route halt for lunch (on your own expense). Return back to Mumbai by evening.
Transportation Ex-Mumbai by Ac vehicle
Welcome drink and refreshments
Lunch, Dinner and breakfast
Permissions and tolls, wherever necessary
Expertise and guide charges
Insurance of any kind.
Medical hospitalization, evacuation, and related expenses.
Any item not covered under Inclusions.
Enjoy lush-green village atmosphere
Stay amidst the clouds in a tent/home stay
Best place for photography
Things to Carry
Photo ID card
Some ready to eat food (chips, cakes, biscuits)
Personal medication if any
Sleeping Bag if required
Don’t flash a torch at a tree full of fireflies. They go mad upon seeing the light.
The worms are not warm, they emit light because of the phenomenon called bioluminescence. So when they sit on you, allow them to walk. Don’t get scared.
Since it is not a luxury trip, do not expect any luxury.
All food is hygienic and authentic local delicacy.
You are joining an outdoor activity where any incident, reasons beyond control like Natural calamities, landslides, bad road conditions, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc.; Man-Made calamities, Vehicle breakdown, vehicle dysfunction can happen and you agree that the organizer/leader shall not be held responsible for any accident, mishap (including death) caused by any circumstances.
Adventure Geek is not responsible for any loss of illegal substances or items being carried by the participant.
If cancellation is done prior to 6 days of outing 70% will be refunded.
If done prior to 3 days of outing 30% will be refunded
After that, no refund will be provided.
Advance amount will not be refunded.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai
Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400066.