Camping at Samrad
It's true what they say about Sandhan,
you can't get enough of the place. Also
known as The Valley Of Shadows, it is a
beautiful valley situated in the Western Ghats
Located near beautiful Bhandardara region,
it is also surrounded by Alang, Madan, Kulang,
Kalsubai, Ratangad and Ajoba forts
Type : Camping event.
Venue Location: Samrad, Bhandardara Region.
Photos Link : https://goo.gl/eQujgI
Cost: Rs. 1550/- per person
Samrad village is the home to the famous Sandhan Valley Trek during the Winters, to a reverse waterfall during Monsoons and to FIREFLIES during Summers.This May, witness a million fireflies emitting their lights and camping with you.
Fireflies are sometimes called lightning bugs. Many a child has spent a summer evening chasing them. And maybe you’ve wondered – how and why are these insects able to light up?
The answer is that fireflies contain an organic compound in their abdomens called luciferin. As air rushes into the abdomen, it reacts with the luciferin. A chemical reaction gives off the familiar glow of a firefly. This light is sometimes called “cold light” because it generates so little heat. The firefly can regulate the airflow into the abdomen to create a pulsating pattern.
Some experts think the firefly’s flashy style may warn predators of the insect’s bitter taste. On the other hand, some frogs don’t seem to mind. They eat so many fireflies that they themselves begin to glow. Male fireflies also light up to signal their desire for mates – and willing females attract the males with flashes of their own.
But not all the flashing of fireflies is motivated by romance. While each firefly species has its own pattern of flashing, some females imitate the patterns of other species. Males land next to them – only to be eaten alive. So the next time you see a firefly, keep in mind that its flickering isn’t just a wonder of the night. It’s also a unique, and sometimes deadly, language of love.
Day 1: 28th May, Saturday.
Catch the CST - Kasara Bound Train at 2:25 pm from CST.
Everyone meets at Kasara station at 4:45 and leaves towards the Campsite.
Once at Samrad we will Freshen Up and proceed for early dinner in the village itself.After dinner we will stroll to the campsite which is 15 minutes from the base village.
Samrad shows off bright stars as not many light source are present in the vicinity. We will be spend the night gazing at the stars, appreciating the fireflies' lit trees, or sleep by the campfire!
Day 2: 29th May, Sunday.
Wake up call at 7:00 am to witness a beautiful sunrise.
After the breakfast at the campsite, we will explore Kokankada and the entrance to The Great Sandhan Valley.
Lunch awaits back at our village home.
Bid Goodbye and Head for the station by 12 noon.
Catch the 2:30 return train to Mumbai
Cost: Rs. 1550/- per person
All our explorations are nature-friendly. Smoking and consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. If anyone found doing the same, will be debarred without refund from the exploration.
For confirmation of the seat, full amount needs to be deposited prior to the event. Prior to making any payments please confirm about the seat availability.
Bank Name: ICICI
Bank Name: Ankita Phalle
Account No. 107401505442
IFSC Code: ICIC0001074
Branch: Thakur Complex Branch
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