- 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.
Bhandardara is famous commercial location , its known 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. The lake almost dries up at end of summer.
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 : Please message us on WhatsApp before booking - 7719800777
1450/- Per person without transport, and 1750/- with transport.
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.
Those coming by own vehicle are supposed to meet us at 3pm "Baba Da Dhaba" at latifvadi near Kasara.
Enroute we will stop over for refreshments
06.30 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
- Dinner (Saturday)
- Morning breakfast & tea (Sunday)
- Barbecue (veg/ nonveg)
- Boating in lake
- Activity Charges
- Tent Stay OR Alternate Stay arrangement
- Transport Kasara station to Kasara Station
- First Aid Guide & expertise charges.
- Personal expense
- Personal vehicle parking charges
- Rescue charges
- Soft Drinks
- Bottled water
- Things not covered in inclusions
THINGS TO CARRY
- 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.
Q1. Does the campsite have Washroom Facility?
Ans. We have washroom available at 5 min walking distance from the lake which is a source of drinking water for villagers. It is a common washroom for all participants of the camping event.
Q2. Is it safe for solo participants?
Ans. Yes, mostly 30% of participants come up solo and blend in.
Q3. 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 – 65 % of our participants are females.
Q4. What all things are provided in the tent?
Ans. The tent contains a Styrofoam mat which is similar to a yoga mat, and a blanket for each person. We suggest you to bring (optional) a bedsheet or blanket to add on to the comfort levels.
Q5 How many people will share the tent OR can we have separate tent for ourselves ?
Ans. We have tents of 2 different size . 2/3 person capacity tents are available, you can chose from any of these as per number of persons coming along with you. Tent size is as per standard international norms for tents. The 2 person tent is dimension: 200 x 150 x 110 cm. The 3 person tent has dimensions 200 x 200 x 130 cm.
Q6. Can we pay in cash or installment ?
Ans. Sorry we do not accept cash payments. For installment scheme you will have to pay one-time processing fee of Rs.500 per person.
Q7. What is the last date of booking ?
Ans. Bookings close once tickets are sold out. Ideally you need to book atleast 2-3 days in advance.
Q8. Why are toilets away from the tents?
Ans. The water in lake is source of drinking water for nearby villages. As per general guidelines toilets need to be atleast 100 mtr away from all the sources which feed water to the lake during rainy season.
Q9. 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.
Q10. We are coming by our own vehicle for camping event where should we reach and is parking available ?
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 lunch, from here we you can follow our vehicles. After this point cellphone network coverage is bad and our team wont be contactable. You will be given exact coordinated after you finish booking formalities. Open Parking space is available near campsite.
Q11. How many people will be at the camping event ?
Ans. Depends on number of people booking the event. Generally the batch size is approximately 20-40 participants. Bhandardhara is a Public place and we have no access to client data of other organizers bookings and hence we cannot comment on exact number of people planning to visit this place on a given date.
Q12. How should I book the event ?
Ans. All you have to do is press the book now button on this page and follow the instructions.
Q13. How do we get in touch after reaching meeting point ?
Ans. we will be creating a whatsapp group for coordination where you will be provided all the necessary information regarding contact person, exact point to meet etc..
Q14. What is provided in meals ?
Ans. Dinner will consist of veg and nonveg options. rice, chapati, daal, seasonal veg, salad, Chicken curry.
Q15. How far is the campsite from Kasara station OR Mumbai?
Ans. From Kasara station is 65km - 1hour 50 min, and from Mumbai it is 165km - 4 hours 30 min by road.
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.