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Bhandardara Fireflies Camping & Trekking

Sat, 29 Jun 2:00PM - Sun, 30 Jun 4:00PM
Bhandardara Dam , Mumbai
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ADVENTURE CLUB PUNE  invites you to Fireflies camping at Bhandardara to Witness the natural glooming light amidst the mountain and dense forest, a perfect ambiance created by the twinkling little fireflies for their mating ritual. Summer is the perfect time when we can experience synchronous twinkling of hundreds of fireflies- one of the most beautiful phenomena in nature
Fireflies: Fireflies or lightning bugs are structured with specialized cells in their abdomen which emit light.

This process is called bioluminescence and is shared by many other organisms, mostly sea-living or marine organisms. Pre-monsoon climate is the ideal period for fireflies and glow-worms for mating, they light up to attract their mate. Hundreds of fireflies gather together on a tree displaying their bio-luminescent lights in the dark nights.Fireflies experience is completely a weather dependent activity. We do not take guarantee under any circumstances if we cannot experience the same                                                                                 

Bhandardara is one of the foremost camping sites in Maharashtra. Mumbai to Bhandardara distance is 160km by road  & from Pune it is 200km. The nearest railway station of Bhandardara is Kasara and Igatpuri. Bhandardara is famous for the lakeside camping near Pune & Mumbai. It also provides a beautiful opportunity for stargazing. Lakeside camping at Bhandardara is very popular.  It is the most fantastic place to simply gaze at the night sky and probably the best stargazing experience you will ever have. If you go in the pre-monsoon period, it is the mating season of the fireflies and the millions of fireflies, glowing in the dark makes it a sight to behold, as if the stars have descended on earth. Soak up the beauty and abundance of nature and its myriad experiences in Bhandardara. ! Explore temples from the 7th century, the Peshwa temples, and the natural gorge called Sandan! 

Experience the true essence of adventure with a Sandhan valley trekking and camping experience in Igatpuri with your friends and family!

Exploring Sandhan valley is always a memorable outing and the Konkankada visit is a sweet cherry on the cake !!


Highlights :                                             

  • Night Trekking to Search Fireflies, Beautiful Sunrise, Night camping at Bhandardara, BBQ         
  • Local Dinner, Bonfire,
  •  Games
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Day 01:

Arrive at Bhandardara by 4 -5 PM by Bus/Jeep from Pune OR Kasara (only max jeep (10 sharing) available from kasara due to bad conditions of Road)
Move to the campsite. Go for boating at Bhandardara Lake (If Boating is on). Return to the campsite in the evening. Enjoy the sunset from the campsite or go to an elevated land. After sunset Bonfire for you. Enjoy the bounty of tiny twinkling stars/Full Moon on the backdrop of the deep dark sky while soaking the warmth of Bonfire with BBQ. A basic homemade dinner will be served thereafter. Go for Fireflies trek.

Day 2:

Wake up early in the morning. Enjoy the sunrise at Bhandardara lake. It's a beautiful scene. Have your tea and go for a small trek to the adjacent forest or sandhan valley if you want or explore. Have your breakfast. Start your return journey back to Mumbai or Pune at 1 pm.



What Included

What Included

What included in Fees :                                                                

  • Private Transportation from Pune to Pune OR Kasara to Kasara by Bus/Jeep.                                                                 
  • Meals on tour (1 Breakfast, 1 Snack, 1 Dinner,) tasty local food.                                                                                   
  • Accommodation in tents (2-3 person in one tent)/ house of local people if it rains.                                                                                                                         
  • Expertise & Guide Charges,                                                                                                                                                            
  • Basic First-Aid kit.                                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Camping, Trekking, BBQ, Chasing Fireflies.                                                                                                                                                                                  
  •  Once in a lifetime experience with us.

What's Not Included in Fees :                                    

  • Cold drinks, mineral water, fast food articles, biscuits, etc.                                                                                              
  • Anything not included in the what's included list.

Things To Carry

Things To Carry
  • Luggage packed in big good trekking sack.
  • Complete spare set of extra clothes & socks if required.
  • Water bottle (2-3 liters) compulsory
  • Electral/ Glucon-d /energizers and personal Medicine.
  • A sweater/warm wear/rainwear. Wear comfortable clothing during treks (full sleeves).
  • Good trekking/sports shoes (sandles, slippers, floaters not permitted).
  • Torch with Extra pair of Batteries (must) during night trek.
  • Camera, Binocular (Optional)
  • Identity proof (must).                                                               
  • Toiletries (Napkin, facewash, tissue paper, etc.).
  • Cap, goggles, sunscreen, moisturizer, mosquito repellent etc.



Advisory :

  • Pay attention to the tour leaders or instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.

  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the tour.                                 
  • No Smoking during the trekking or other adventure activity.
  • Roaming during the nights is not permitted without our permission.
  • Participants have to fill an undertaking form given by Adventure Club Pune.                                                      
  • Remember that this is Adventure related activity, which means you are away from the comfort zone.                           
  • We are here to provide you with the best experience & 100% safety 
  • Heavy rains are expected in monsoon season (June-September) in Maharashtra so please double pack your valuables to save them from getting wet.
  • Wear good trekking shoes & clothing.
  • Due to the monsoon season and various rock patches in this route, we recommend you to please take care while walking /climbing/trekking.
  • Wearing of any valuables, ornaments, jewelry, etc. is prohibited.
  • Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky.
  • For all such events, you are at your own risk.
  • Organizers are not responsible for any accident or compensation in whatsoever manner.
  • You should strictly follow the code of conduct, to avoid troubling our fellow trekkers or other people from our group or outside.
  • Do not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR.
  • We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition.
  • Note, this trek route may or may not have any fixed/proper/appropriate washrooms or bathrooms.


Refunds And Cancellation Policy :

  • If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 5% of the booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.

    If cancellations are made 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 40% of the booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.

    If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.

    In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be canceled and in such cases, the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same.



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