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Festival of Fireflies - Gundoshi (Purushwadi)

Sat, 29 Jun 12:00PM - Sun, 30 Jun 2:30PM
Purushwadi Villag (Purushwadi Village)
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Festival of Fireflies - Gundoshi (Purushwadi)

With the onset of monsoon, millions of fireflies light up the forests and the valley all around the western ghats, that's where lies the tiny hamlets Gundoshi. This place is a biodiversity hotspot for fireflies, beside Purushwadi and Wanjulshet. A magical phenomenon that will leave you awestruck.

About the location: These villages located in mountains around the Ahmednagar district, just 4 hours from Mumbai and Pune. Apart from the beautiful location, serene valley views, rivers, and forests, these places offer a lot more.

Age Group: Open to all

Dates (2019): 25 May to 26 May, 1 June to 2 June, 8 June to 9 June, 15 June to 16 June, 22 June to 23 June, 29 June to 30 June

Charges : Ex-Gundoshi: Homestays Rs. 3000/-, Camping Tents Rs. 3300/- & Kids (5-14 Years) Rs. 1000/-
                  Ex-Mumbai: Homestays Rs. 4500/-, Camping Tents Rs. 4750/- & Kids (5-14 Years) Rs. 2500/-

Activities - 

  • Traditional Welcome
  • Know more about Village Life
  • Rural Activities
  • Enjoy the beauty of fireflies
  • Sunrise Walk
  • Swim into river

Information -

  • Reporting time: 6 am
  • Reporting at: Borivali National Park
  • Pick Up Points: Andheri, Bandra, SIon, Amar Mahal, Mulund, Thane
  • Cost Include: Day 1 Lunch to Day 2 Lunch, Traveling by AC Vehicle, Expert Charges, Stay
  • Cost Doesn't Include: Day 1 Breakfast, Day 2 evening snacks, bottled drinking water & any Personal Expenses

Itinerary -

Day 1

  • 12.00 PM - Traditional welcome/ Tent allotment
  • 01.00 PM - Lunch at a village house
  • 04.00 PM - Black Tea and light snacks
  • 05.00 PM - Village walk and participation in rural activities
  • 07.30 PM - Early Dinner (Special traditional Puran Poli and amti is served on weekends)
  • 08.30 PM - Guided walks around the village and forests to witness the magical fireflies

Day 2

  • 06.00 AM - Wakeup call (optional), have a hot cup of black tea and go for a sunrise walk to the dam
  • 08.00 AM - Breakfast (Poha or Upma) will be served at the village house
  • 10.00 AM - Help at a farm
  • 11.00 AM - Enjoy mangoes, karvandas and jamuns (basket of mangoes is provided on weekends)
  • 12.00 PM - Take a swim or just laze around the river.
  • 01.30 PM - You will be super hungry by now, hot meals will be served at the house.
  • 02.30 PM - Don't forget to thank your hosts before you head out.

What to Bring!

  • Water Bottles.
  • Sport Shoes.
  • Carry odomos or any other mosquito repellant. (Compulsory).
  • Carrying Binocular and Camera is optional.
  • Wear full-length cloths, avoid shorts and sleeveless cloth.

Terms & Conditions -

  • Smoking or drinking is strictly prohibited.
  • Adult to children ratio should be 1: 2. For example, if there are 3 kids and 1 adult then they will be charged for 2 adults and 2 kids.

Group Discounts -

  • 10% discount for Kshitij Prime Members
  • Group discount of 10% for a group of 10 or more
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