Fireflies camping - Secret location near Mumbai

A Non-Crowded special camping location near Mumbai to experience the magical light show of nature. This is one of the best locations to watch fireflies near Mumbai. The mating dance of Fireflies can be witnessed between mid-May to the end of June 2022. Fireflies Festival. Fireflies Secret Camping Location near Mumbai - The camping and Trekking event starts just from 1200/- This camping event is safe and suitable for girls, women, kids, families, groups, and solo travelers coming alone for the camping.

Fireflies Festival picture clicked by Mischief Treks.

FireFlies Picture clicked by Mischief Treks

Mischief Treks - Fireflies festival (Non-Crowded)

Our Mischief Treks special - Secret location is a Non-Crowded Location. Here you can enjoy watching fireflies away from the crowd and enjoy the adventure. This event will be suitable for Families, Kids, groups, Women, and solo travelers traveling alone. The route to this location is full of serene views of forest and Fireflies. Join us at Mischief Treks for an adventurous experience this May 2022 and June 2022.

  • Category: Weekend Getaway. Fireflies Festival 2022, suitable for beginners.

  • Duration: Overnight

  • Venue: Undisclosed

  • Address: Maharashtra.

  • Date: 28-May-2022, 04-June-2022, 11-June-2022, and 18-June-2022

  • Fees: Rs.1200 per participant.
    ( 2,400 website booking discount )
    Kids up to 7 years will be charged Rs. 500 without transport. With transport it's Rs. 999

Pickup Information / Travel Options

  1. You can reach the campsite in your own vehicle. We will be sharing GPS locations and directions/instructions on the WhatsApp group.
    Camping fees with this option will be Rs. 1200 per person

  2. Fireflies Festival 2022, Bus Pickup/Drop from Mumbai
    Pickup/Drop Time: 5:00 PM / next day 11:30 PM
    Camping fees with this pickup option will be
    Rs. 1999 per person

⚠️ Booking closes once slots are sold out.
Book well in advance to avoid missing out.
Location: Conventional - Real camping experience. | Non Crowded exclusive location.

Fireflies Camping Secret Location near mumbai

Highlights

  • Non-Crowded Camping location

  • Best location to experience fireflies without noise pollution.

  • Experience the magic, thousands of sparkling fireflies

  • Camping in a dense Jungle

  • Fun Activities

  • Night Photography

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 The Location:

The location is in the deep interiors of the forest region near a lake. Unlike Rajmachi, Prabalmachi, Bhandardhara etc .. this location is not known to the masses. Our team has put in a lot of time and effort to hunt for this location where you can have the serenity of nature with a calm surrounding you get to watch thousands of fireflies dancing around. We have organized several camping events in this location. It's also one of our most Favorite locations for camping. The travel time is approximately 2 hours from Mumbai.


Fireflies Camping Near Mumbai. Best Location for Fireflies Trek

Fireflies Camping 2022 Detailed Itinerary

Three hours prior to the event date and time, we will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination purposes. Exact GPS locations for each pickup point, coordinator contact, Live location of the bus, etc will be shared in the group.

Pickup and drop from Mumbai. Bus Time and Location.

  • Dadar - 05:00 pm

  • Bandra- Kalanagar - 05:20 pm

  • Andheri - 05:35 pm

  • Goregaon - 05:50 pm

  • Borivali - 06:05 pm

  • Bhayander - Kashi Mira - 06:20

  • Ghodbunder - Fountain Hotel (for Thane participants) -O6:35

  • Vasai Phata - 07:00 pm

  • Virar Phata - 07:10 pm

Note: Those coming by own vehicle need to reach Virar Phata before 07.10 pm and follow our vehicle to the camping location.

Itinerary

DAY 1

08:30 pm: We are expected to reach the camping location around 08.30 pm. On arrival, unwind, freshen up and assemble for dinner. Enjoy a nice hot meal cooked by the locals of the village.

09:30 pm: Post dinner, gather for a small introduction and instruction round before we head out to explore the Fire Flies. Once we step out of the campsite, we will see many small blinking lights of the fireflies throughout the jungle trail. Our aim will be to reach a spot with fireflies in abundance. Enjoy this magical mating season of these small glowing flies amidst the forest. We will spend some time here watching the fireflies glow in rhythm.

11:00 pm: We will head back to the campsite for some fun night camping games. We will sing, dance, and play games before we go back to our tents to sleep.

DAY 2

06:00 am: Rise and shine before the sun. We will be heading out for a small morning trail before breakfast. Those who want to stay back at the campsite can stay.

07:00 am: We will be back at the campsite and have a scrumptious breakfast, freshen up and pack your belongings as we prepare to leave.

09:00 am: We will leave the campsite with happy memories.

Note: We will be creating a WhatsApp group 3 hours prior to the event date and time for coordination.

Inclusions and Exclusions

INCLUSIONS

  • Dinner (Saturday)

  • Morning breakfast & tea (Sunday)

  • Night camping games.

  • Tent Stay OR Alternate Stay arrangement

  • Transport Mumbai to Campsite and back. (if opted for)

  • First Aid & expertise charges.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal expense

  • Soft Drinks

  • Bottled water

  • Things not covered in inclusions

Important Points to note regarding Fireflies Festival 2022


Transport: The bus will take you to the Camping location directly, there's no trekking involved.

Tents Stay: A Styrofoam mattress will be provided in the tents to keep you comfortable. Tents will be allocated on 2/3/4 sharing basis depending on the tent size available at the time of booking. (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 or the weather for the night is expected to be bad)

Washroom: The washroom is available within a walking distance of 5 min.

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

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

This is the Monsoon season and camping is best suited in winter and summers when it's not too windy or rainy. If the weather goes bad, accommodation will be provided in homestay/ dormitory/temp shelter, etc. instead of tents, or maybe the tents will be set up at a shelter location. Please do not book this event if your focus is on luxury/comfort camping only. This is specifically a Fireflies-focused event and due to weather conditions, all other things need to be handled as per the best-suited option basis.
The event schedule, itinerary, group composition, and all operational aspects are subject to change without prior notice. In these uncertain times, we will try to do our best to get things rolling but unavoidable circumstances may impact the operations.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you are physically fit to complete the event and "Before booking" you have read, understood, and agreed to all the Points to note, Disclaimer, Details, and things explained in FAQs
Fireflies Festival is based on natural phenomena, just like rain/clouds, etc... as per the past few years' patterns, the events have been lined up from 21st May to mid of June. During this period on some occasions
, we will be able to spot thousands of fireflies, and sometimes we may barely get to see a few. The first the last batch will have less number of fireflies. We recommend opting for batches starting 28th May.

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

  • Extra pair of Clothes

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 who require usually.

  • Wind & waterproof jacket & pant

  • Powerbank, Camera.

Points to Note and FAQ's

Following are the frequently asked questions regarding Secret Fireflies Festival - Camping and Trek

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

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 at least 24 hours prior to the event. We do not allow anyone to the campsite until we have complete and authentic details of the person. This info is crucial in case of an emergency and is a mandatory KYC parameter. The link for the "personal details form" will be sent on WhatsApp immediately after you complete the booking instructions mentioned on the website. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case.

Q. How do we get in touch after reaching the meeting point for Secret Location Fireflies Festival?

Ans. We will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination where you will be provided all the necessary information regarding the contact person, exact point to meet etc..

Q. Does the campsite have Washroom Facility?

Ans. We have washroom available at 3 min walking distance. It is a common washroom for all participants of the camping event.

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 – 65 % of our participants are females.

Q. 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.

Q. How many people will share the tent OR can we have separate tent for ourselves?

Ans. We have tents of 4 different size . 2/3/4/8 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. The 4 person tent has dimensions 220 x 250 x 150cm. After booking the event you need to email/message us your preference of tent size atleast 3 days prior to the event date. Allotment of tent size depends on availability of tents.

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

Ans. You need to reach Palghar Station / Virar Phata at scheduled meeting time. This is where we will be meeting , from here you can follow our vehicles. You will be given exact coordinated after you finish booking formalities. We will be creating a whatsapp group for coordination, you will be provided all relevant details in the group. Please do not be late, we cannot keep other participants waiting. If you are not able to reach on time you will be considered as Drop-Out and no refund will be provided in such case.

Q. How many people will be at the camping event ?

Ans. Depends on number of people booking the event. Generally the batch size is approximately 30-40 Mischief Treks participants.

Q. 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.

Q. 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..

Q. What is provided in meals at Secret?

Ans. Dinner will consist of veg and nonveg options. rice, chapati, daal, seasonal veg, salad, chicken curry. The food is cooked by tribals. Please do not book this event if you are looking for restaurant or hotel-like food. This is a hardcore tribal area.

Q. Why is submitting emergency contact details and KYC information mandatory?

Ans. Its a standard protocol and also a guideline by Govt of India. We are accountable for every "Human-Body" present at our campsite or trek is our responsibility and in case of any unfortunate event we will be asked by authorities to provide all relevant information about you. In order to comply with the authorities we have to take authentic information from you. Fake/Incomplete information or non-submission of the details will make your ticket (paid amount) invalid and no refund will be provided in such case. You will not be allowed to participate in the event.

Q. What are the batch dates for the fireflies festival in Maharashtra?

Ans. 21-May-2022, 28-May-2022, 04-June-2022, 11-June-2022, and 18-June-2022 are the batch dates for Rajmachi Fireflies Festival organized by Mischief Treks.

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.


Cancellation, Rescheduling & Refund Policy.

  • 90% will be refunded if canceled 15 days (360+ hrs) in advance.

  • 75% will be refunded if canceled 10 days (240+ hrs) in advance.

  • 50% will be refunded if canceled 05 days (120+ hrs) in advance.

  • 0% refund if canceled in less than 05 days (120 hours) of the event date and time.

  • 0% refund if the participant drops out, misses bus pickup, does not reach the meeting point on the scheduled date and time.

If the event itself gets canceled, you will be given the option to switch to any other event or any other date, Or you can opt for 100% refund. If you need to cancel your current booking and/or reschedule your booking to any other date, it can be done free of cost if the rescheduling request is sent 120 hours prior to the trek. From 0hrs - 120 hours prior to the trek date and time free rescheduling is not permitted. It will be counted as cancellation done in less than 120hours of event date and time. It's a humble request, please do not give medical reasons, crib, argue or try to blackmail us if you drop out or cancel/reschedule the trek in the last 5days. The basis of the cancelation policy is to protect the participant and the organizers from undue financial losses arising out of unforeseen situations. If the event gets canceled due to the medical/personal emergency of the organising team member, the participants will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if there is a medical/personal emergency at the participant's end, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss.