Bhandardara Fireflies Special Camping

Upcoming batches : To be announced
Time : 12:30 pm
Location : Bhandardara
Event Cost : Rs. 1500
Contact Person : Mumbai Pune Adventures
Contact Number : 9967564888 / 7039576756
Duration : 1 Day 1 Night
Category : Bird Events

Bhandardara Fireflies camping Mumbai Pune Adventures

Event Details

Bhandardara Fireflies camping Mumbai Pune Adventures

Event Grade: Easy

Endurance Level: Easy

Height of Plateau: 490 ft approx.

Location: Bhandardara, Ahmednagar

Total time required reach: 2 hours from Kasara

Duration: 1 Day, 1 Night

Cost: Rs.1500/-

About Bhandardara

Its Pre-Monsoon !! Waiting eagerly for rains to quench your thirst. Why not enjoy the firework of fireflies while waiting.

Moon and stars have always been there to follow your path and guide you.

Ever seen fireflies do the same. Imagine a dark trail brightened by fireflies flying all around you. Imagine to be in a mysterious forest lighted by fireflies.

What are fireflies and why do they ignite?

Fireflies are a family of insects which glow in the dark. The phenomenon of glowing is called as bioluminescence which occurs due to a chemical reaction inside their bodies. Fireflies use this luminescence to attract mates or prey.

Some interesting facts about fireflies:

  1. Certain species of female fireflies pick mates based on specific male flash pattern characteristics. Higher male flash rates and increased flash intensity have been found to be more attractive to females among two different fireflies species.
  2. Many fireflies do not illuminate at all. They use pheromones to attract their mates. Using pheromones for sexual signal is an ancestral condition, whereas, using luminous sexual signals are recent phenomenon.
  3. Certain species of fireflies deploy both pheromones and luminous component to identify their mates.
  4. There are varieties of use of luminescence by fireflies apart from attracting mates. luminescence is also used for attracting prey, making themselves unpalatable to predators, for identifying other members of their species etc.


Bhandardara is a holiday resort village near Igatpuri, in the western ghats of India. The village is located in the Tehsil Akole Ahmednagar district of the state of Maharashtra. Bhandardara sits by the Pravara River, and the natural environment, waterfalls, mountains, Wilson dam, Arthur lake and Randha falls are tourist attractions.

There are a number of historic and natural places of interest near the dam. From Bhandardara, visitors can climb up to see the Ratangad and Harishchandragad fort. Or, visitors can follow the trails that lead to Ajoba and Ghanchakkar peaks. The highest peak in Maharashtra, Mount Kalsubai is 1646 m, and the starting point for this trek is Bari Village, located 12 km away from Bhandardara. Atop, there is a small temple located at the summit, with views of Sahyadris and Bhandardara. The toughest trio-forts in Sahydri namely Alang Fort, Madangad fort and Kulang gad ( also called A-M-K) located on the southern side. A very narrow Sandhan valley is on the Western side of the dam.

Major Attractions:

  • Fireflies
  • Rappelling
  • Scenic view of Bhandardara and the cool breeze
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of the Surrounding
  • Lake side

Travel Schedule

We’ll be boarding the below train from nearest local station. Train timings are shared below for convenience:

Kasara Fast-Mul-Diva Local

12:33 pm : CST

12:40 pm : Byculla

12:46 pm : Dadar

12:53 pm : Kurla

12:57 pm : Ghatkopar

01:15 pm : Thane

01:28 pm : Dombivli

01:37 pm : Kalyan

02:10 pm : Asangaon

02:47 pm : Kasara

Meeting Point : Kasara Railway Station at 02:50 pm


Day 1 : Saturday

03:00 pm : Meet-up, freshen up, move towards the base village in taxi

05:00 pm : Reach Base village, and take some rest

06:00 pm : Have Evening Refreshment

07:00 pm : Have fun at campsite

09:00 pm : Have Dinner

10:00 pm : Leave the campsite and go for the jungle trails and see fireflies

02:00 am : Come back to the campsite & those who want to sleep can do that.

Day 2 : Sunday

06:30 am : Wake up, get fresh and have breakfast at campsite

07:00 am : Explore some part of Sandhan Valley and Rappelling

10:00 pm : Back to the Campsite

10:30 pm : Start Return journey to Kasara Station.

12:15 pm : Take a return train to mumbai

02:40 pm : Reach Mumbai and bid adieu with a promise to meet soon

Event Fee: Rs.1500/- per person. Payment once done is non-refundable, do check for availability before making a payment.

Payment Details

UPI – 9967564888@upi

Tez – 9967564888

Paytm – 9967564888

NEFT – Deposit the Amount into the Following Account:

Name: Mumbai Pune Adventures

Bank: Central Bank of India

Account: Current Account

A/c No. : 3601915663

IFSC Code: CBIN0284592

Payment terms:


The cost per head includes the following.

  • Unlimited 2 breakfasts and 1 Dinner
  • Tea in the morning and Evening
  • Tent Stay
  • Local guidance
  • First aid and first responder assistance in case required
  • MPA administration charges if any
  • Do read our terms and conditions before registration.

Cost Excludes

  • All kinds of extra meals / soft 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.

Things to carry

  • Some ready to eat food like- plum cakes, fruits, chocolates, biscuits, etc
  • 2 Litres of water and Torch with extra batteries must
  • Good trekking shoes
  • Extra pair of clothes, socks optional
  • Cap, Camera as Optional
  • 1 packet of electrol, enerzal, glucon-D
  • Medications if required for individual
  • Avoid wearing precious ornaments on an event, if possible
  • And a haversack or backpack to put all the above things to be carried, so hands are free to help each other while trekking. Sling bags / jholas / trolley bags etc not allowed on the event. Please pack accordingly.

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Bhandardara Fireflies camping Mumbai Pune Adventures

Upcoming batches : To be announced
Time : 12:30 pm
Location : Bhandardara
Event Cost : Rs. 1500
Contact Person : Mumbai Pune Adventures
Contact Number : 9967564888 / 7039576756
Duration : 1 Day 1 Night
Category : Bird Events

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