Description

Purushwadi Fireflies Festival 2019

 

Purushwadi Fireflies Festival Information

Pre-monsoon Fireflies Festival begins around Maharashtra; Summer weather begins its transition towards monsoon. There is excitement in the air farmers are busy preparing their fields for the upcoming farming seasons. Birds are active building nest for their mating seasons. During this season Fireflies take center stage around Maharashtra. 

We head towards Purushwadi Fireflies Festival to celebrate and witness these beautiful glowing fireflies at Night. During May and June months firefly emerge in thousands around the countryside in Maharashtra. Firefly emits unusual light patterns at night to attract opposite sex firefly for mating. 

Fireflies belong to the beetle family they produce light using a technique called bioluminescence. Both males and females communicate using different patterns of the strobe light. This flashing pattern designs a fantastic spectacle for sightseers at night. Fireflies don't live long once monsoon starts, and they have completed the cycle of mating, laying eggs they die. 

 

About Purushwadi Village

Purushwadi is located near Pachnai village popular starting point of Harishchandragad Trek. Roads leading to Purushwadi Firefly Festival village are in bad condition from Rajur in Akole Taluka, Ahmednagar District. 

Purushwadi is well connected by Rajur village local bus is available, one can also start journey from Kasara Railway station by hiring a private jeep. We have arranged a private bus from Mumbai for the festival. Few NGO is developing agro-tourism in the region around Purushwadi village and encouraging development in the region. Fireflies Festival Purushwadi takes place for a few months and helps generate income for locals. 

 

Batches for Purushwadi Fireflies Festival 2019

  May 2019

25th 26th May 2019

  June 2019

1st 2nd June 2019

8th 9th June 2019

15th 16th June 2019

22nd 23rd June 2019

 

Purushwadi Fireflies Event Details

  • Location: Purushwadi
  • Duration: 1 day / 1 night
  • India toilets available
  • Travel by AC bus
  • Cost: Rs. 3200/- (per person)

 

Purushwadi Fireflies Festival 2019 Event Itinerary

 

Day 1 – Saturday

10:15 Meet at Pritam da Dhaba, Dadar (East).

10:30 Leave for Purushwadi.

Lunch on the way. (by your own)

17:00 Reach at Purushwadi.

17:15 Evening tea and snacks.

After sunset we’ll take walk to surrounding area to enjoy fireflies.

21:00 Dinner.

 

Day 2 – Sunday

06:30 Wake up and freshen up.

07:00 Breakfast.

08:00 Start return journey to Mumbai.

14:00 Approx arrival at Dadar – Mumbai.

 

Cost Includes

  • 1 evening tea and snacks, 1 veg Dinner and 1 Breakfast
  • Dadar to Dadar travel by private AC vehicle
  • Tent stay/Homestay on sharing basis
  • Trek Leader Expertise Charges

 

Cost Excludes

  • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
  • Lunch on day 1 and day 2
  • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
  • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
  • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above

 

Buy ticket here https://www.treksandtrails.org/tours/purushwadi-fireflies-festival  

 

For Registration and Confirmation transfer Rs.1600 per person in the given a/c

 

Account Name: Treks and Trails

Bank Name: Axis Bank

Account Number: 917020047534079

Branch: Churchgate – Mumbai

IfSC Code:  UTIB0000695

Account Type: Current Account

 

or

 

UPI ID - [email protected]

 

Once payment is done, please send an email to [email protected] with Transaction ID, Participant Names, email ID, mobile phone number, emergency contact number.

 

For any queries please call us

Treks and Trails Mumbai 8828004949 / 9764461419 (Monday to Saturday - 11:30 am to 6 pm only)

 

Cancellation Policy

·         75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.

·         50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.

·         No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to event date

·         No show No Refund.

·         Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.

·         Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.

·         If Trek get cancelled, we will refund "Trek Amount" only.

 

Thing to carry

  • 2/3 liters of water bottles (please carry reusable bottles)
  • Good Torch must with extra battery
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Sleeping material (Sleeping bag or 2 bedsheets)
  • Proper backpack to carry all the things
  • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars
  • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets
  • Sun Cap and Sunscreen
  • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine
  • Identity Proof
  • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles