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Bhandardara Fireflies Camping

Sat, 29 Jun 2019 11:30AM - Sun, 30 Jun 2019 2:30PM
Samrad Village
Rs 800 onwards
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Event Details

Event Grade: Easy

Endurance Level: Easy

Event Type: Tour

Height of fort: 2710 ft approx.

Location: Samrad Village, Bhandardara

Total time required to reach the base: 2 hours from Kasara railway station

Duration: 2 Days

Cost: Rs.1600/-


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.


Major Attractions:


The mesmerizing view of the huge shadow valley

Rappelling down a rocky patch

camping in Tent or homestay in case of rain

Enjoy a panoramic view of the Surrounding

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Travel Schedule

Travel Schedule

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
  • Breakfast- Sunday
  • 1 Dinner (Veg/Non-Veg) (Saturday)
  • Tent - 3 People Sharing Basis. or Homestay
  • Adventure Equipment
  • Rappelling Charges
  • Local guidance
  • 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

  • Identity Card
  • 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.


Map & Directions

Map & Directions
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