Fireflies Festival 2022 Trek and Camping | Mumbai

All-inclusive charges starting Rs. 500/-. Multiple options for fireflies camping are available viz Rajmachi, Prabalmachi, Bhandardhara, Igatpuri, Kothaligad, and a special location with a pickup and drop facility from Mumbai. Events conducted by Mischief Treks are safe and suitable for girls, women, families, groups, and solo travelers coming alone for the camping.

Top 5 LOCATIONS for Fireflies Festival 2022

  1. Rajmachi Fireflies Festival

  2. Prabalmachi Fireflies Camping/Trek

  3. Bhandardhara Fireflies Camping

  4. Igatpuri Fireflies Camping

  5. Kothaligad Fireflies Festival

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✦ Mischief Treks - Fireflies Festival Camping secret location near Mumbai [NON-CROWDED]

Join Mumbai's renowned trekking team Mischief Treks for an amazing experience at Fireflies Festival 2022. Apart from the top 5 locations mentioned above, we also have a few special locations that offer serenity along with providing closer to nature feel. The two locations that we currently have on our radar are...

Rajmachi Fireflies Festival Camping/Trek

Rajmachi is one of the best locations to spot these tiny twinkling bundles of light called Fireflies, also known as 'Jugnoo" or "kazwa". The bioluminescence Phenomenon is shown by these fireflies and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. It is nature's way of amusing everyone with its own light show.

Venue: Rajmachi, Lonavla, Maharashtra.

Date: 28 May 2022, 04 June 2022, 11 June 2022, and the last batch of this season 18th June 2022.

Charges: Rs. 899 per person
Rs. 500/- For Kids below 5 years of age.

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Fireflies Festival 2022 - Rajmachi

Bhandardhara Fireflies Festival Camping/Trek

Join us before the monsoon arrives, to experience this beautiful phenomenon of nature wherein you get to witness Fireflies at Bhandardhara camping locations. Watch these tiny bioluminescence beings sparkle and shine. It's nature's own light show that amuses everyone. Let these fireflies bring magic to your summer night.

Venue: Bhandardhara, Maharashtra.

Date: 28 May 2022, 04 June 2022, 11 June 2022, and the last batch of this season 18th June 2022.

Charges: Rs. 1200 per person
Rs. 500/- For Kids below 5 years of age.

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Fireflies Festival 2022- Bhandardhara

Mischief Treks Fireflies Camping at secret location

Mischief Treks - fireflies Camping - Special batch [NON-CROWDED]

Mischief Treks Fireflies Camping location is a convenient location that is completely crowd-free and serene. Please do not book this event if you are looking for a commercial category location/event.

Venue: Undisclosed location near Mumbai

Date: 28-May-2022, 04-June-2022, 11-June-2022, and the last batch of this season 18-June 2022.

Charges: Rs. 1200 per person

Category: Easy grade Fireflies trek near Mumbai

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Mischief Treks Fireflies Trek

Join Mumbai's renowned trekking team Mischief Treks for an amazing experience at Kothaligad.

Venue: Mumbai - Karjat - Ambivali - Kothaligad

Date: 28 May 2022, 04 June 2022, 11 June 2022, and the last batch of this season 18th June 2022.

Charges: Rs. 750 per person

Category: Easy grade Fireflies trek near Mumbai

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Igatpuri Fireflies Festival Camping/Trek

Igatpuri Fireflies Camping location has multiple activities available at the campsite. The activities include Kayaking, Lake rafting, Archery, Boating, Spin-tube and swimming in the lake. If you are looking for an adventurous campsite for witnessing fireflies, this has to be your best choice.

Venue: Igatpuri, Maharashtra.

Date: 28 May 2022, 04 June 2022, 11 June 2022, and the last batch of this season 18th June 2022.

Charges: Rs. 1400 per person
Rs. 500/- For Kids below 5 years of age.

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Fireflies Festival 2022 - Igatpuri

Prabalmachi Fireflies Festival Camping/Trek

Prabalmachi is one of the nearest locations from Navi Mumbai and Mumbai for watching fireflies. The Prabalmachi camping location is the topmost overcrowded and cheapest location when it comes to fireflies season.

Venue: Prabalmachi, Panvel, Maharashtra.

Date: 28 May 2022, 04 June 2022, 11 June 2022, and the last batch of this season 18th June 2022.

Charges: Rs. 599 per person
Rs. 500/- For Kids below 5 years of age.

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Fireflies Festival 2022- Prabalmachi

Mischief Treks Team has multiple adventure activities scheduled for every weekend of every month. Suitable for solo travelers, groups, family, people traveling alone, and for couples. Mischief Treks events are safe and easy for beginners.

Venue: Mumbai

Date: 11-June-2022, 12-June-2022, 18-June-2022, 19-June-2022, 25-June-2022, 26-June-2022, 02-July-2022, 03-July-2022, 09-July-2022, 10-July-2022, 16-July-2022, 17-July-2022, 23-July-2022, 24-July-2022.

Charges: Starting Rs. 299 per person.

Category: Trekking, Camping, Cycling, Night Trek, and Monsoon Trek.

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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 contain chemicals that are either distasteful or toxic. Fireflies are friendly and do not bite, although can cause severe health issues if consumed in large quantities. They are found in temperate and tropical regions on every continent.

The adult male beetles use light to primarily attract their mates. The interested female flashes back from her lower perch and the male flit 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.

F.A.Q
Following are the frequently asked questions regarding Fireflies Festival/Fireflies

Q. Do fireflies bite?

Ans. Unlike many other insects, fireflies give off a friendly vibe. They don't bite, they have no pincers, they don't attack, they don't carry disease, they are not poisonous, and they don't even fly very fast.

Q. What time of year do fireflies appear?

Ans. In India, Fireflies start appearing during May-end and are visible till June.

Q. Can fireflies hurt me?

Ans. Fireflies do contain toxins, But they are harmless to humans unless eaten in massive quantities.

Q. Are fireflies safe?

Ans. Fireflies can be poisonous. When predators attack, they start “reflex bleeding,” and produce drops of blood filled with nasty chemicals that are poisonous to lizards and birds. They're not great for humans, either, so don't try eating them!

Q. Why do Fireflies glow?

Ans. The light that the firefly produces is a chemical reaction caused by an organic compound in their abdomens. The compound is called luciferin. As air rushes into a firefly's abdomen, it reacts with luciferin. It causes a chemical reaction that gives off the firefly its glow. They don't use 'Fair and lovely' or 'Glow and lovely'.

Q. Where are fireflies found?

Ans. Fireflies are found in temperate and tropical regions on every continent. They are most commonly seen on summer evenings.

Q. Are Fireflies decreasing in India?

Ans. In India, there are only about 7-8 species of fireflies left; there are more than 2,000 species across the world. So you can say that fireflies are decreasing in India.

Q. What time do Fireflies come out at night?

Ans. Fireflies are visible all night, they are most numerous between the hours of midnight and 1 a.m. If it is pouring, they will not appear. Even if you don't see fireflies after the sun rises, they're still lurking in the tall grasses.

Q. Do fireflies make noise?

Ans. No, the fireflies produce a sound by moving their wings, and the fireflies themselves can't hear this frequency.

Q. Can fireflies be in rain?

Ans. Yes, Fireflies can be in rain, the air temperature and rainfall play a huge role when they emerge. Since they feed on snails, slugs, and pillbugs, which are brought out by the rain and moist environment, fireflies like the muggy weather.

Q. Why do fireflies glow at only at night?

Ans. Fireflies mostly only glow at night because that's when the males are trying to get the attention of female fireflies.

Q. Are there fireflies in India?

Ans. There are eight firefly species in India, and they are the most abundant in the humid forests of the Sahyadri area, part of the Western Ghats mountain range.

Q. When can we see fireflies in India?

Ans. Ideally, the best time to watch these fireflies in India is during the pre-monsoon months of May and June. Particularly during the first two weeks of June because it is the peak mating season for fireflies.

Q. Why are fireflies disappearing in India?

Ans. Habitat loss, light pollution from artificial night lights, and pesticides are considered to be the biggest threats to the firefly population in India and around the world.

Q. Are fireflies extinct in India?

Ans. In India, there are only about 7-8 species of fireflies left; there are more than 2,000 species across the world. So you can say that fireflies are decreasing in India. They aren't extinct yet but if we don't take care of our environment one day they surely will go extinct.

Q. Where can I see fireflies near Mumbai/Pune/Nashik?

Ans. The fireflies are generally found in Lonavala, Igatpuri, Bhandardara, Prabalmachi, and Purushwadi villages. If you live in or nearby these areas, you can easily watch them. Fireflies festival Maharashtra is a seasonal event.

Q. Where can I see fireflies near Mumbai?

Ans. Around Mumbai, there are many destinations to spot Fireflies in Rajmachi Village, Siddhagad Wadi, Prabalmachi village, Bhandardara, Ghatghar, Kothaligad, Kondane Caves and Purushwadi, etc. We at Mischief Treks organize Firefly Festival at multiple locations like Rajmachi, Prabalmachi, Bhandardhara, Igatpuri, Kothaligad, and Mischief Treks Special Location.

Q. Where can I watch fireflies in India?

Ans. The Western Ghats are probably one of the best places to see these fireflies in action and here are our top 6 destinations. Rajmachi, Prabalmachi, Bhandardhara, Igatpuri, Kothaligad, and Mischief Treks Special Location.

Q. Where can I watch fireflies near Mumbai/Pune/Nashik?

Ans. Around Mumbai/ Pune/ Nashik, there are many destinations to spot Fireflies in Rajmachi Village, Siddhagad Wadi, Prabalmachi village, Bhandardara, Ghatghar, Kothaligad, Kondane Caves and Purushwadi, etc. We at Mischief Treks organize Firefly Festival at multiple locations like Rajmachi, Prabalmachi, Bhandardhara, Igatpuri, Kothaligad, and Mischief Treks Special Location.

Q. Where can we see fireflies in Maharashtra?

Ans. The Western Ghats are probably one of the best places to see these fireflies in action and here are our top 6 destinations. Rajmachi, Prabalmachi, Bhandardhara, Igatpuri, Kothaligad, and Mischief Treks Special Location.

Q. When can we see fireflies in Maharashtra?

Ans. Ideally, the best time to watch these fireflies in Maharashtra is during the pre-monsoon months of May and June. Particularly during the first two weeks of June because it is the peak mating season for fireflies.

Q. Do fireflies glow to mate?

Ans. The glowing light of fireflies is used by the insects to signal mates, and also it warns predators that the bugs will leave a bad taste in the mouth.