Bhandardara Fireflies Festival Camping 2024

before the monsoon arrives, the tiny bioluminescence beings sparkle and shine to emit a glow. It's nature’s own light show that amuses one and all. Fireflies typically shine at twilight to attract mates or prey. These fireflies bring magic to your summer night. Play with these little creatures while they keep amusing you all night long. Photographers be ready with your cameras, so as to capture the sight and save it forever. Add to this the fun of a camping-night in the folds of majestic Sahyadris.

  • Location: Bhandardara lake, Akole, Maharashtra
  • Duration: 2 days and 1 night
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Endurance: Moderate
  • Weather: Pleasant 
  • Distance from Mumbai: 165km
  • Distance from Pune: 160km 
  • Distance from Kasara: 65km
  • Distance from Nashik: 75km

Who Should Attend ?

Friends, family and corporate outings

Cost For Bhandardara Fireflies Festival Camping 2024

  • Adult Ex Bhandardara Reaching directly ₹.1299

(Adult have to reach bhandardara by own vehicle)

  • Child Ex Bhandardara Reaching directly ₹.999

(5 to 8 Years have to reach bhandardara by own vehicle)

  • Per Child With Transport  ₹.1499

(5 to 8 Years child will get Kasara to kasara Travel)

  • Per Adult With Transport  ₹.1999

(Adult will get Kasara to kasara Travel)

1 Night 2 Days Available on request
What makes this tour special
  • Twinkling Fireflies are the highlight of this journey
  • Experience rustic village stay--camping or homestay in case of rain
  • Night Strolls, mystery stories around Bhandardara will keep you hooked!
  • Stay amidst the view of Alang, Madan, Kulang, Kalsubai, Ratangad and Ajoba forts
  • Try your hand at night-time photography
Dates and Rates
date & duration price
  • Sorry no more departures available. You could get in touch with us at bookings@bhatakna.com if you'd like to make a booking.
  • Offers
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    - Save on group of 5 and more
    - Save on group of 10 and more
    - Bhatakna Monday Offers & Coupons

    Bhandardara Fireflies Festival Camping 2024

    Day 1 Saturday - Travel Camping & Fireflies Chasing

    For Mumbai Participant Train Time Table

    Catch CST-Kasara Fast Local @ 12:30 pm

    12:30 pm Mumbai CST
    12:37 pm Byculla
    12:43 pm Dadar
    12:50 pm Kurla
    12:54 pm Ghatkopar
    01:06 pm Mulund
    01:12 pm Thane
    01:28 pm Dombivili
    01:37 pm Kalyan
    02:47 pm Kasara

    03:00 pm Meet the Bhatakna Team at Kasara Station

    03:30 pm  Proceed towards Base Village

    Lunch Halt enroute

    06:00 pm Reach Bhandardara 

    06:30 pm Have evening snacks

    07:30 pm Have fun at campsite

    09:30 pm Dinner & Games

    10:30 pm Stroll around the villages to witness the twinkling fireflies

    11:30 pm Rest for the day

    Day 2 Sunday - Travel & Back to Home

    06:30 am Wake up call and freshen up

    07:30 am Have breakfast

    08:00 am Boating by lake

    09:00 am Start return journey to Kasara Station

    12:00 pm Reach Kasara Station

    12:30 pm Board CST Train

    03:30 pm Reach CST

    Pune Itinerary Bhandardara Lakeside Camping:

    Day 1:

    1. 9.00am:Depart from Pune to Bhandardhara via private vehicle
    3. 2.00pm:Have lunch on the way
    4. 5.00 pm: Reach the campsite and enjoy delicious snacks
    5. 6.00 pm: Check in into your camps and chill around the lake
    6. 8.00 pm: Dinner will be served 
    7. 10.00 pm: We will go for a fireflies walk to spot the bioluminescent birds
    8. Later night enjoy your time with the newly made friends

    Day 2:

    1. 8.00 am: Wakeup and enjoy your homemade breakfast
    2. 10.00 am:Checkout and depart towards Pune
    3. 2.00pm:Lunch will be served on the way
    4. 11.00pm:Arrival in Pune by night 
    What we'll give. What we won't

    What is included in the tour

    • Local Transport from Kasara to Kasara
    • Food: Evening Snacks and Dinner, Sunday breakfast
    • Boating
    • Tent Stay Twin Sharing & Tripel / Dormitory Home Stay Accommodation at Village ( In case of Rain )
    • Bhatakna Guide Expertise Charges

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Saturday & Sunday Lunch
    • Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
    • Anything other than above mentioned inclusions
    • Train Travelling from Mumbai to Kasara & Return