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Where The Light Is (Chasing fireflies at Bhandardara)

Sat, 8 Jun 11:30AM - Sun, 9 Jun 4:00PM
Bhandardara Dam , Mumbai
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  • Fireflies sightings
  • Campfire
  • Boating
  • Beautiful Sightseeing
  • Accompanied by guitars
  • Singing & Campfire games
Unlimited Food Included : Yes
Outdoors / Open Air
Transportation Avaliable : Yes
Tour Duration : 2 days, 1 nights
Venue Type : Lakeside
Activity : Trekking
Kids Friendly
Stay Included
Breakfast Avaliable



What if we told you that just a few hours away from the city heat, lies a giant lake, where the water reflects the galaxy itself at night. Where you can take a walk in the forest and see hundreds of fireflies hover by as they illuminate the woods in a mesmerizing dance.

Come along and experience nature at it's glorious best at Bhandardara. Let us show you Where The Light is!




Meeting point: Tip Top Plaza, Thane (Saturday 11:30 am)

Departure point: Tip Top Plaza, Thane (Sunday 3 pm)




DAY 1:

Meet the Vagabond team at 11:30 am sharp outside Hotel Tip Top plaza at Thane. We take our privately booked bus from Thane all the way to Bhandardara in rural Maharashtra. We reach our lodge at Bhandardara and check into our dormitory. After some tea and snacks, we can go boating on the lake and head for a quick swim.

An early dinner of the local cuisine will be served, after which we head out to the deep dark forest with a guide to experience nature's wondrous phenomenon- FIREFLIES! Don't forget your DSLR cameras if you're a photography enthusiast. But be warned, no photo or video will ever do justice to how beautiful this site is with your own eyes! After spending some time staring at this site in awe, we return back to our lodge.

We will, of course, have a campfire, accompanied by campfire games if the weather permits.

Feel free to stay up the night and gaze into the galaxy, if you wish.


DAY 2:

Wake up for breakfast by 8:00 am. Go for a dip in the lake and click those last few photographs.

We head back to Thane in our bus and return home with yet another experience ticked off our bucket list!



-Private non-AC bus transport (Thane - Bhandardara - Thane)

-Accommodation (Dormitory or camping)

-Meals (evening snacks, dinner & breakfast)

-Campfire (depending on weather)

-Boating (depending on weather)

-Guide for firefly forest trail

-First aid

-Forest permissions, tolls & expertise.

-Vagabond representatives

-Vagabond memorabilia



-Lunch during bus rides

-Any expenses over and above those mentioned in inclusions

-Any visit to places not mentioned in the itinerary



Things to carry:

Packed lunch (optional), an extra pair of clothes, toiletries, towel, torch, shoes, long pants, slippers, rainwear (poncho/raincoat), personal medication, camera (optional), musical instruments (optional)


Please note:

-Please DO NOT be late on Day 1. Meet us at Hotel Tip Top Plaza at Thane at 11:30 am sharp.

-Please eat lunch and come or carry a packed lunch to eat on the bus.

-Basic washroom facility is available adjoined to the dormitory.

-Due to unforeseen circumstances (eg. bad weather), the event MAY be called off. In which case, you will receive your entire refund.

-Firefly sightings are dependant on weather conditions. Ideally, this is the best time to sight them. However, we do not take responsibility for low firefly sightings.


Cancellation Policy:

-Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

-Cancellations made within 3 - 6 days will incur a 70% cancellation fee.

-Cancellations made within 48 hours to the event will receive no refund.

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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

-All timings and activities are subject to weather, group size, capabilities of participants, etc.

-Vagabond holds the right to cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances (for eg. unfavorable weather)

-By registering for this trip, you agree to have read through and abide by the Vagabond terms & conditions mentioned below:


IN CONSIDERATION of being permitted to the Vagabond trip/event/trek/activity, hereinafter referred to as Activities conducted by Vagabond, (Hereinafter referred to as the Conductor, under the guidance of Elton Dmello and/or Shannon Fernandes and/or Shajin Shaji and/or Nihar Nair, hereinafter jointly referred to as the Instructors, I do hereby:

Acknowledge and agree that I am aware of the risks involved in the Activities and have also been apprised by the Conductor through his/her Instructors of the inherent risks and dangers associated with the activity and having understood the risks associated with the activity I have willingly agreed to learn/agree to send my ward to learn and participate in the Activities.

  • I assure that I am / my ward is in proper and good health and I am / my ward is physically fit to learn and also participate in the activity and represent that I am / my ward is not suffering from any disease which might remotely either put myself / my ward or the other participants at any risk or danger;
  • I agree to comply with the stated terms and conditions of participation; further, agree and warrant that if at any time when the Instructors believe and think that any conditions to be unsafe, they will have the right to ask me / [my ward] to discontinue further participation in the Activities immediately;
  • I shall not hold the conductor, instructors, employees, other participants, owners, lessors or anyone responsible for any injury that might happen to me / my ward in the course of my journey to the venue and my journey backward;
  • I hereby release, discharge and agree not to sue the conductor, Instructors, employees, any sponsors, advertisers, other participants, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which the Activity takes place, from all liability, claims, demands, losses, injuries, damage to property or other damages caused or alleged to be caused on my account / on account of my ward in whole or in part by the bonafide errors of the Instructors.
  • I have read this letter and I fully understand its terms; I also understand that this letter intends to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the largest extent allowed by law and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be not valid, the balance shall continue in full force and effect.

More about Vagabond

More about Vagabond

A Vagabond Experience isn't just one where you pack your bags and go visit a place outdoors. It's more than that. At a Vaga' experience, you meet new like-minded people and create bonds in comfortable social spaces that would last you a lifetime. By facilitating our understanding and appreciation for community living, we help you take a trip not only outwards but inwards too.

We lead treks, camps, river rafting trips, backpacking trips to Himachal, musical experiences all year round.


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Bhandardara Dam Near Ghoti Tal Akole, Dist. Ahamednagar, Maharashtra 422604
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