Total time required to reach the base: 2 hours from Kasara railway station
Duration: 2 Days
About Bhandardara Fireflies
It's Pre-Monsoon !! Waiting eagerly for rains to quench your thirst. Why not enjoy the firework of fireflies while waiting.
Moon and stars have always been there to follow your path and guide you.
Ever seen fireflies do the same. Imagine a dark trail brightened by fireflies flying all around you. Imagine being in a mysterious forest lighted by fireflies.
What are fireflies and why do they ignite?
Fireflies are a family of insects which glow in the dark. The phenomenon of glowing is called bioluminescence which occurs due to a chemical reaction inside their bodies. Fireflies use this luminescence to attract mates or prey.
Some interesting facts about fireflies:
1. Certain species of female fireflies pick mates based on specific male flash pattern characteristics. Higher male flash rates and increased flash intensity have been found to be more attractive to females among two different fireflies species.
2. Many fireflies do not illuminate at all. They use pheromones to attract their mates. Using pheromones for the sexual signal is an ancestral condition, whereas, using luminous sexual signals are a recent phenomenon.
3. Certain species of fireflies deploy both pheromones and luminous component to identify their mates.
4. There are varieties of use of luminescence by fireflies apart from attracting mates. luminescence is also used for attracting prey, making themselves unpalatable to predators, for identifying other members of their species, etc.
We will be boarding the below train from our nearest local station. Train timings are shared below for convenience.
Meeting Point: Kasara Railway Station at 02:00 pm
11:46 am: CST
11:53 am: Byculla
11:59 am: Dadar
12:06 pm: Kurla
12:10 pm: Ghatkopar
12:26 pm: Thane
12:39 pm: Dombivli
12:48 pm: Kalyan
01:21 pm: Asangaon
01:58 pm: Kasara
Day 1: Saturday
02:00 pm: Meet the Team at Kasara station and move towards Samrad Village by local transport
06:00 pm: Reach Base village - Samrad, freshen up
06:30 pm: Have evening snacks
06:45 pm: Introduction round and brief on rules and regulations to be followed by everyone on the event
07:30 pm: Visit Kokankada and go for the jungle trails and see fireflies
09:30 pm: Dinner time; enjoy local cuisines specially cooked for us.lots of fun.
10:30 pm: Games and lots of fun, If tired can retire and take rest in tents.
Day 2: Sunday
06:00 am: Wake up call, freshen up
06:30 am: Have Garma garam breakfast. at the campsite
07:00 am: Explore some part of Sandhan Valley and Rappelling
10:00 am: Back to the Village
10:30 am: Start return journey towards Kasara by local transport
02:40 pm: Reach Mumbai and bid adieu with a promise to meet soon
The cost per head includes the following.
Transportation from Kasara to Samrad to Kasara by private vehicle.
Evening snacks- Saturday
1 Dinner (Veg/Non-Veg) (Saturday)
Tent - 3 People Sharing Basis. or Homestay
First aid and first attender assistance in case required
MPA administration charges if any
All kinds of extra meals / soft drinks ordered.
Insurance, tips, porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks, etc.
Any kind of personal expenses.
Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.
Things to carry
Things to carry
Some ready to eat food like- plum cakes, fruits, chocolates, biscuits, etc
2 Liters of water must
Torch and shoes (Compulsory)
Extra pair of clothes, socks optional
Cap, Camera as Optional
1 packet of electrol, enerzal, glucon-D
Medications if required for individual
Avoid wearing precious ornaments on an event, if possible
And a haversack or backpack to put all the above things to be carried, so hands are free to help each other while trekking. Sling bags / jholas / trolley bags etc not allowed on the event. Please pack accordingly.
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