Bhandardhara Fireflies

Highlights

  • Experince the magic, thousands of sparkling fireflies
  • Lakeside Camping / Home Stay
  • Night Photography

About Fireflies : Fireflies belong to the family of beetles, and not flies as they are commonly mistaken for. These nocturnal winged beetles use bioluminescence, a chemical reaction when oxygen combines with luciferin, which is present in the lower abdomen of the insect to produce light. All fireflies glow as larvae. Bioluminescence serves a different function in the larvae than in adults. It appears to be a warning signal to predators, for, the larvae contains chemicals that are either distasteful or toxic.

The adult male beetles use light to primarily attract their mates. The interested female flashes back from her lower perch and the male flits overhead. What a romantic way of courting! The first few showers of monsoon is the best time to witness the fireflies since this is the time best fit for fireflies to start darting around. Fireflies cannot tolerate heavy raindrops and die. So, make sure you get to witness these lightning bugs with us.

About Bhandardara

Bhandardara is famous for its natural scenic beauty and surrounded by beautiful mountains where people can spend time in arms of nature. We provide homemade food which will rejuvenate your taste buds. Sound of chirping birds in evening and calm water rippling is beauty of lakeside camping. Trust me ambience is breathtaking and relaxing to rejuvenate. Star gazing and watching star constellation is another attraction where if u are lucky then can witnessed shooting stars too.

Best suited for groups, solo campers, corporate, couples, families and pets.


Event : Bhandardhara Fireflies Special Event

Grade : Easy

Date : 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th June.

Charges : 1400/- Per person without transport, and 1700/- with transport.

Earlybird Discount available only for first 10 tickets of any date listed above , to be booked before 26th May

DETAILED ITINERARY


Day 1 - Saturday

Board the below mentioned Local Train from nearest station. Missing this train means missing the event.

12.33 pm : CST-Kasara local train

12.46 pm : Dadar

12.53 pm : Kurla

12.57 pm : Ghatkopar

01.15 pm : Thane

01.37 pm : Kalyan

02.47 pm : Kasara

Our representative will meet you at Ticket window on platform 4 of Kasara station

Local Transport from Kasara Station to Campsite will be provided.

Enroute we will stop over for refreshments

06.00 pm : Enjoy sunset besides lake at campsite, get in lake to easeoff the tiredness..

08:00 pm : Antakshri, Games. (depending on rain)

09.00 pm : Dinner

10:00 pm : Walk for spotting fireflies.

11.30 pm : You can chose to sit/lay down for the night enjoying the mesmerising weather as long as you want.

Day 2 - Sunday

07:00 AM - Wake Up Call.

08:00 AM -Breakfast

08:30 AM - Chill in lake water

09.30 AM - Move towards Kasara (pickup will be arranged for those who opted for it)

Points to note:

Tents Stay : Styrofoam mattress and blanket will be provided in the tents to keep yourself comfortable. Tents will be allocated on 2/3/4 sharing basis depending on tent size. (In case of rains, an attempt will be made to provide shelter in the forest/mountain region. Tents cannot be pitched in rains or if its windy )

The main focus of the event is Fireflies and this is not a Camping focused event. Tents/dormitory stay are just a medium to provide shelter for the night.

If weather goes bad, accommodation will be provided in homestay/ dormitory instead of tents

Washroom : Washroom is available at a walking distance of 10 min.

IMP : Please make sure you are physically fit to complete the event and have gone through the disclaimer and FAQ / Points to note.

Inclusions and Exclusions

INCLUSIONS

  • Dinner (Saturday)
  • Morning breakfast & tea (Sunday)
  • Activity Charges
  • Tent Stay OR Alternate Stay arrangement
  • Transport (if opted for)
  • First Aid Guide & expertise charges.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal expense
  • Personal vehicle parking charges
  • Rescue charges
  • Soft Drinks
  • Bottled water
  • Things not covered in inclusions

THINGS TO CARRY

Mandatory

  • Identity Proof (must)
  • Torch with extra battery (Must)
  • A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs)
  • Please avoid wearing Gold or carry precious items.
  • Shoes with good grip

For comfort at the event

  • Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
  • Sleeping Bag or blanket to add on to comfort level in the tent.
  • Medicine those u require usually.
  • Wind & waterproof jacket & pant
  • Powerbank , Camera.

Q: I have booked/paid for the event, is my booking confirmed ?

Ans. No ! , your booking can become invalid if you do not submit the "Most Important Details" required for emergency situations. For any Trek/Adventure event the organizers need to have your details atleast 24 hours prior to the event. We do not allow anyone to campsite until we have complete and authentic details of the person. This info is crucial in case of emergency, and is a mandatory KYC parameter. The link for the "personal details form" will be sent along the ticket confirmation email. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case.

Q. We are coming by our own vehicle for the event, where should we reach ?

Ans. You need to reach "Baba Da Dhaba" at scheduled meeting time, the "Dhaba" is at 10 min driving distance from kasara station. This is where we will halt for freshening up, from here you can follow our vehicles. After this point cellphone network coverage is bad and our team wont be contactable. You will be given exact coordinates after you finish booking formalities.

Q. How many people will be at the coming for this trek ?

Ans. Depends on number of people booking the event. Generally the batch size is approximately 25 participants.

Q. Is it safe for solo participants?

Ans. Yes, mostly 30% of participants come up solo and blend in.

Q. Is it safe for girls?

Ans. Mischief Treks has a track record of making our trekking and camping events extremely safe for girls. Normally 60 – 75 % of our participants are females.

Cancellation Policy

90% will be refunded if cancelled 60 days in advance.

75% will be refunded if cancelled 50 days in advance.

50% will be refunded if cancelled 40 days in advance.

25% will be refunded if cancelled 30 days in advance.

0% refund if cancelled 0-to-29 days from date of trek.