Fireflies – Bhandardara Camping

 
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June 29, 2019
Time : 11:30 am
Location : Samrad
Event Cost : Rs. 1600
Contact Person : Mumbai Pune Adventures
Contact Number : 9967564888 / 8879664888
Duration : 2 Days
Category : Bird Events
Event Grade : Easy
Endurance Level : Easy

About Bhandardara Fireflies

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.

Major Attractions:

  • Fireflies
  • Mesmerizing view of the huge shadow valley
  • Rappelling down a rock patch
  • camping in Tent or homestay in case of rain
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of the Surrounding

Travel Schedule

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

Meeting Point : Kasara Railway Station at 02:00 pm

11:46 am : CST

11:53 am : Byculla

11:59 am : Dadar

12:06 pm : Kurla

12:10 pm : Ghatkopar

12:26 pm : Thane

12:39 pm : Dombivli

12:48 pm : Kalyan

01:21 pm : Asangaon

01:58 pm : Kasara

Itinerary

Day 1: Saturday

  • 02:00 pm : Meet the Team at Panvel station and move towards Samrad Village by local transport
  • 06:00 pm : Reach Base village – Samrad, freshen up
  • 06:30 pm : Have evening snacks
  • 06:45 pm : Introduction round and brief on rules and regulations to be followed by everyone on the event
  • 07:30 pm : Visit Kokankada and go for the jungle trails and see fireflies
  • 09:30 pm : Dinner time; enjoy local cuisines specially cooked for us.lots of fun.
  • 10:30 pm : Games and lots of fun, If tired can retire and take rest in tents.

Day 2: Sunday

  • 06:00 am : Wake up call, freshen up
  • 06:30 am : Have garma – garam breakfast. at the campsite
  • 07:00 am : Explore some part of Sandhan Valley and Rappelling
  • 10:00 am : Back to the Village
  • 10:30 am : Start return journey towards Kasara by local transport
  • 02:40 pm : Reach Mumbai and bid adieu with a promise to meet soon

Event Fee: Rs.1600/- per person. Payment once done is non-refundable, do check for availability before making a payment.

Payment Details

You can make payments using any of the following modes

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:

https://www.mumbaipuneadventures.com/terms-conditions/#payment_policy

Includes

The cost per head includes the following.

  • Transportation from Kasara to Samrad to Kasara by private vehicle.
  • Evening snacks- Saturday
  • Breakfast- Sunday
  • 1 Dinner (Veg/Non-Veg) (Saturday)
  • Tent – 3 People Sharing Basis. or Homestay
  • Adventure Equipment
  • Rappelling Charges
  • Local guidance
  • First aid and first attender 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

  • Identity Card
  • Some ready to eat food like- plum cakes, fruits, chocolates, biscuits, etc
  • 2 Litres of water must
  • Torch and shoes (Compulsory)
  • 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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  Upcoming batches :May 18, 2019
May 25, 2019
June 01, 2019
June 08, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 22, 2019
June 29, 2019
Time : 11:30 am
Location : Samrad
Event Cost : Rs. 1600
Contact Person : Mumbai Pune Adventures
Contact Number : 9967564888 / 8879664888
Duration : 2 Days
Category : Bird Events
Event Grade : Easy
Endurance Level : Easy

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