Highlights Look at thousands of sparkling fireflies Lakeside Camping Night Photography
Heya peeps! Looking for more share of fireflies without having to travel too far?
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. 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 are 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 Bhandardara Bhandardara is famous for its natural scenic beauty and surrounded by beautiful mountains where people can spend time in arms of nature. Solo travelers often choose to come here and spend time with complete safety assured. We provide homemade food which will rejuvenate your taste buds.
Sound of chirping birds in evening and calm water rippling is the beauty of lakeside camping. Trust me ambiance is breathtaking and relaxing to rejuvenate. Stargazing and watching star constellation is another attraction where if u are lucky then can witness shooting stars too.
Best suited for groups, solo campers, corporate, couples, families, and pets.
Detailed Itinerary : Those coming by their own vehicle will have to meet us at "Baba da Dhaba, Latifvadi" at sharp 3.00pm. Day 1 Board the below mentioned Local Train from the nearest station. Missing this train means missing the event. 12.33 pm: CST-Kasara local train 12.46 pm: Dadar 12.53 pm: Kurla 12.57 pm: Ghatkopar 01.15 pm: Thane 01.37 pm: Kalyan 02.47 pm: Kasara Mischief Treks Team will meet you at the Ticket window on platform 4 of Kasara station Local Transport from Kasara Station to Campsite will be provided. Enroute we will stop over for refreshments
06.00 pm: Enjoy sunset beside the lake at the campsite, get in lake to ease off the tiredness. 08:00 pm: Antakshri, Games. 09.00 pm: Dinner 10:00 pm: Walk for spotting fireflies. 11.30 pm: You can choose to sit/lay down for the night enjoying the mesmerizing weather as long as you want.
Tents Stay: Styrofoam mattress, bedsheet and pillows, and blanket will be provided in the tents to keep yourself comfortable. Tents will be allocated on a 2/3/4/5 sharing basis depending on tent size. (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 it's windy ) The main focus of the event is Fireflies and this is not a Camping focused event. Tents/dormitory stay are just a medium to provide shelter for the night. If the weather goes bad, accommodation will be provided in homestay/dormitory instead of tents Washroom: Washroom is available at a walking distance of 10 min
Day 2 07:00 AM - Wake Up Call. 08:00 AM - Breakfast 08:30 AM - Chill in lake water 09.30 AM - Move towards Kasara (pickup will be arranged for those who opted for it)
Includes: Dinner (Saturday) Morning breakfast & tea (Sunday) Activity Charges First Aid Guide & expertise charges.
Excludes: Anything not mentioned in the above inclusion list
Things To Carry: Identity Proof (must) Torch with an extra battery (Must) A bottle of water (at least 2 Ltrs) Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc. Extra Mats/Sleeping Bag or blanket to add on to comfort level in the tent. Medicine those u require usually. Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments or carry precious items.
Rules: Trek/Camping leaders decision will be final and binding. Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage. Organizing Team reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice. Once the booking is confirmed Refund will not be possible in any situation until and unless the event gets canceled by the organizer.
1. Liquor not allowed
2. No campfire/bonfire
3. No music
Disclaimer The participants who wish to reach the event starting point in their own vehicle have to reach the meeting point at a given time, a post that organizers may go out of network range and won't be able to assist. In such a situation, the organizer shall not be liable for any inconvenience what-so-ever and the participants will be considered as dropouts against which no refund will be made.
The organizer reserves the right to make the necessary change in the itinerary at any time before or during the event based on the situation at hand. Trek leaders decision will be final and binding, no arguments will be entertained. During the event, if any participant or group does not follow safety instructions and indulges in acts that lead to physical harm, or gets lost in the forest/mountain the organizers will not be held liable for it.
Tickets can be canceled 7 days prior to the event and 90% amount will be refunded. No refund will be made in case a person misses the train/bus mentioned in the itinerary. All participants are deemed to be physically fit for the event. In case a participant decides to drop out during the event he/she has to bear the extra cost of arranging his/her return.
This cost will be charged at-actual-basis. If the event gets canceled due to natural calamities, rains, landslide, snowfall, avalanche only 50% refund will be made. Stay options mentioned in the itinerary are subject to natural conditions i.e tents cant be pitched if rains and/or rain storm is being predicted. In such cases, an attempt will be made to provide shelter for the night.
Food during the trekking and camping events is sourced locally from villages and we put in our best efforts to provide the best, participants should acknowledge the fact that remote village people are not trained for catering services and our expectations should be accommodating. MischiefTreks has a reputation of providing a memorable experience for trekkers and adventure lovers our events are not designed for tourists or fussy people.
Trekking and Camping belong to the adventure sports industry where the participants are part of a "team" here there are no waiters, caterers, guests/clients.
Q: I have booked/paid for the event, is my booking confirmed ?
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 atleast 24 hours prior to the event. We do not allow anyone to campsite until we have complete and authentic details of the person. This info is crucial in case of emergency, and is a mandatory KYC parameter. The link for the "personal details form" will be sent along the ticket confirmation email. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case.
Q. We are coming by our own vehicle for the event, where should we reach ?
Ans. You need to reach "Baba Da Dhaba" at scheduled meeting time, the "Dhaba" is at 10 min driving distance from kasara station. This is where we will halt for freshening up, from here you can follow our vehicles. After this point cellphone network coverage is bad and our team wont be contactable. You will be given exact coordinates after you finish booking formalities.
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 ?
Ans. Dinner will consist of veg and nonveg options. rice, chapati, daal, seasonal veg, salad, Chicken curry.
Q. How many people will be at the coming for this trek ?
Ans. Depends on number of people booking the event. Generally the batch size is approximately 25 participants.
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 75 % of our participants are females.
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