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Fireflies Camping at Bhandardara

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Sat, 25 May 4:00PM - Sun, 26 May 10:00AM + more dates
Bhandardara-Dam(wilson Dam)
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Sat, 25 May
, 4:00PM
- Sun, 26 May
, 10:00AM
Per Person
₹ 1,499
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Bhandardara Fireflies Camping Festival

Pre-monsoon climate (May-June) is the ideal period for fireflies i.e glow-worms for mating and in pursuit of the mate, hundreds of fireflies gather together on a tree displaying their bio-luminescent lights in the dark nights. Bhandardara dense forest is just the perfect place for these twinkling creatures for this kind of ritual and this is the exact time when we can experience synchronous twinkling of hundreds of firefliesone of the most beautiful phenomena in the nature. Experience thousands of glowing insects at the same time which will be the moment to cherish for lifetime.

Itinerary

Camp Check in time: 4 PM (Day 1)

Day 01: Arrival at Bhandardara & camping

Arrive at Bhandardara by noon. You can reach Igatpuri or Kasara and then take local transport (state transport bus or shared Auto rickshaw/ Cab) to reach Bhandardara. Igatpuri is preferable as distance from Kasara to campsite is more than Igatpuri.

Move on to the camping site which will already be prepared so that you need not do anything. 

Enjoy the sunset from the campsite or go to an elevated land. After sunset we will organize Bonfire for you.

Go for Bhandardara Fireflies trail.

Enjoy the bounty of tiny twinkling stars on the backdrop of deep dark sky while soaking the warmth of Bonfire.

Night stay at camp.

Day 02 : Activities of Bhandardara Camping

One can enjoy boating if it is not raining. As fireflies season is just before the monsoon. Apart from boating, one can enjoy archery and rifle shooting.

Costs

INR 1500 + 5% GST

 

Kids (5-10 Yrs) - INR 1100 + 5% GST

Inclusions for Bhandardara Camping: 

Evening tea & snacks
Fireflies Night Walk
Unlimited BBQ & Dinner (Veg/non veg) (Rustic local cuisine) 
Breakfast & Tea
Boating in Bhandardara Dam, Archery & Rifle Shooting
Bhandardara Camping Tents with (Foam mattress, Pillow, Blanket and small Lamp inside)
Music System & campfire for group

Exclusions:

Travelling till Bhandardara Campsite
5% GST & Any other personal Expenses

Cancellation and Refund applicable on the Bhandardara Camping tour cost:

If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded.
After that no refund will be provided.

Things To Carry

Planning for Bhandardara Camping?

Carry woolen clothes or jacket, muffler, shoes or warm cap for Bhandardara Camping night
Those who are not used to cold nights carry personal extra blankets. ( we will be providing bed, cushion & 1 pull over as part of the package)
Torch with extra batteries
Please carry id proof eg. Pan card, driving license

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Bhandardara-Dam(wilson Dam) Shendi, Maharashtra 422604, India
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Really loved this trek.. while going in , the uphill task is a little daunting.

The woods are real thick at some places and ambiance is quite refreshing.

The climb is difficult at some places as there are not well constructed steps.

However, some parts up the fort are steep and takes a challenging climb.

The paths are streams of either bogs or mossy rocks -- each having their own fun hazards.

But that is what keeps the trek natural and exciting.

There are pretty white crabs in the stream-paths -- very interesting.

The trip to top was awesome.

The strong breeze blowing at the top quickly dries off the sweat from the climb too.

This was the week of onslaught of the monsoon, so it was amazing warm monsoon rain and as we got closer there was also mist and fog.

It was green and wet all over.

The view of the surrounding countryside from the top is simply breathtaking. Well worth the climb up.

The fort is in ruins and makes a beautiful place for pictures..

The greenery just added to the awesomeness. the view from top is gorgeous..

There is nothing much to see atop the fort except some water cisterns and the thumbs up point.

The shape of the hill-top is fascinating. It replicates your mood giving you a thumbs up when you finish a couple of tough climbs,

but also taking the opportunity of showing a ""up yours"" when you're struggling.

From the top you can really appreciate the control this fort would have given the incumbent in seasons like this.

Really loved the time spent on top.

There is nothing much to see at the top of the fort except the surroundings.

However, we were treated to a spectacular view from the top.

It indeed feels great once we have reached the top.

But the moment we reached the top, clouds began moving in and all of a sudden it just started pouring..

The sudden change was indeed welcome.

But due to the rains, the path down had become super slippery..

Coming down was difficult in the bad patches due to steepness of the rocky roads.

My research had dismissed the climb as an ""easy"" one: I can attest that in the monsoon rain and fog it is definitely close to the top rating on difficulty.

But this shouldn't daunt you since you're likely to be surrounded

by singing dancing dare-devil fellow trekkers in this season.

There is a small bird sanctuary just at the base.

We were treated to the sights of peacocks and a few little rabbits.

All is well that ends well. It was worth the while, and the victory of surmounting the difficult is always sweet.

Overall Experience was amazing...Simply wow... cannot get over with the great experience...totally spellbound by the beauty of the place...

never felt so close to nature especially after the concrete jungle that is Mumbai

The initial climb is a tough one, the middle is a ridge -- a reward with great views.

The climb is steep but on the bright side very short ( barely 3 kms).

However I feel that this trek does offer a great break from busy and polluted citylife.

In conclusion, trekking up Karnala is a fun and enriching experience.

Thanks to SSA for this beautiful memorable experience... Team leaders were very polite and helpful...The food was provided just like ghar ka khana... Fellow trekkers were so good and friendly... really enjoyed...Once again Thank you SSA....
- by PRERANA JAGANNATH BHATADE for One Day Trek to Karnala Fort organized by smallstepsadventures@gmail.com .
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