This season, come and join us to experience a natural phenomenon so unique that its almost magical, where millions of fireflies swarm the forests around Pune/ Mumbai and one such location is right beside our campsite in Mulshi. (55 km away from Pune)
Just before the monsoon, the warm temperature makes it perfect for these nocturnal beetles to come out and flash their light to find the perfect mate with responding blinking light signals. Imagine thousands of them lighting up the forest with rice grain size bulbs blinking all around you.
Great opportunity for photographers, nature lovers, adventure seekers, and travelers to experience blinking stars setting down in the forest.
Saturday 1st June 02:00 pm Pick-up from Hotel Blue Nile, MG Road (Travel time approx. 2.5 hrs) 04:30 pm Arrive at the campsite 05:00 pm Tea and snacks 05:30 - 06:00 pm Tent allocation and set-up 08:00 - 08:40 pm Dinner 09:00 - 11:00 pm Hike into the forest to see the fireflies 11:20 pm Return to the campsite. Lights out
Sunday 2nd June 06:30 am Wake-up call and tea and biscuits 07:00 - 09:00 am Optional Hike to Mulshi Lake, enjoy swimming in the safe area and hike back to the campsite. 09:15 - 09:40 am Tea and breakfast 09:40 - 10:00 am Pack-up the tents and board the bus with all your belongings 10:00 am Depart for Pune
Stay: Accommodation is on sharing basis (3 people per tent) or in the dorm which will accommodate 15 people (Dorm has 2 attached toilets) We have 4 double bedrooms with attached toilet and bath showers, rooms are available on first come first serve at additional charges. (Max 4 per room) Private tent for 2 will be on additional charges.
Campsite features: Our campsite is located in a picturesque scenic setting surrounded by valleys and forests and just a short distance to the lake. Clean and hygienic western toilets, separate toilets for rooms, dorms, and campsite. Home cooked healthy veg and non-veg food. Safe surroundings and experienced staff. Camp leaders with precise knowledge of the fireflies favorable habitat. (Kindly opt for your meal pref at the time of booking, being an outdoor and far out location we arrange everything in advance; should you end up switching last min extra charges will apply).
How to experience the fireflies sightings: Follow the instructions of the camp leaders for a memorable fireflies experience. We will be hiking through the forest in the evening and night to find these magnificent little creatures, be prepared to walk. If the sightings are further than normal then we would take the bus. Torch and flashlights are imp and must be carried by everyone, however, we will try to avoid them once the fireflies are sighted. Fireflies are sensitive to temperature, noise, and light. Adult fireflies have a notoriously short life span, living for three to five days (long enough to mate and lay eggs) depending on the species or up to two months in the wild. Speaking to each other will be in low volume, Bluetooth speakers must be completely avoided.
Trip Facilities: • Travel and toll: Pick up and drop off from our selected pick up points. • Evening tea and snacks and dinner on day 1 and 1 breakfast on day 2. • Camping in comfortable waterproof tents on sharing basis • Mineral water for drinking throughout the trip. • Tour guides and camp leaders all along the trip. • Medical assistance if required.
Trip excludes: • Breakfast and Lunch on day one and any other meals besides breakfast on day two. • Personal expenses (beverages and snacks). • Personal medication
Things to carry:
Please wear non-bulky full body clothing preferably light colored
One spare set of clothing.
Umbrella or rain jacket
Good hiking or sports shoes (Compulsory) NO Slippers or floaters!
Caps and Hats
Sunglasses and sunscreen
Munchies and personal snacks
One bedsheet (Compulsory)
Personal Sanitation kit
One liter water bottle (compulsory)
IMPORTANT: The occurrence of Fireflies is completely a natural phenomenon, the trip is scheduled during the best time of the year to see them, however, one cannot guarantee how many can be seen or if any can be seen at all. We communicate with our local guides regularly to check on the situation.
Please take care of all your belongings.
Notify us immediately in case of any medical emergency.
Anyone found under the influence of alcohol, drugs or narcotics will be requested to leave the trip immediately, without any refund.
Adventure camping and outdoor sports/ recreation is purely for nature lovers and not for party groups; we respect nature and do our best to spread the awareness about wilderness preservation. Please observe silence between 11 pm and 6 am to have a pleasant camping experience.
Be sure that you are responsible for your own personal belongings.
We like to keep the wildlife wild, please do not litter the forest/ sanctuary and the campsite. Please confirm your registration by making online payments.
Availability is first to come first serve basis. Last day of confirming is 2 days prior to the event date, but please book your seats as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.