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Overview

One of the most offbeat and exciting adventures in Maharashtra are the fireflies trek. Taking the trekker to some of the most amazing night views of the wild, all lit up by the hundreds of fireflies around, these treks are a huge hype in the area. Many offbeat locations in and around the Sahyadris are a great spot to see some mesmerizing views of these amazing creatures when the time of the year is right. 
This trek from Pune leads the traveler to the Bhimashankar Forest while sightseeing for fireflies in the areas around the small village of Padharwadi. Located in the Sahyadris, the place is replete with scenic views and great photo ops. Add to that the charm of this Fireflies event and you have an amazing getaway waiting for you. You will stay at the home of a local and will go firefly sightseeing in the surrounding areas, making for an unforgettable experience as summer is the best time to see these creatures at their best. 
About the activity:
- Start by arriving at the designated pickup point in Pune at around 6 PM
- You will be driving to reach the village of Padharwadi, where you will stay in a homestay.
- Immediately after that, you will leave in the search of fireflies around. You will resume firefly sightseeing after dinner, including an experience of the wildlife in Bhimashankar Forest
- Wake up early in the morning and have your breakfast before trekking to the Bhimashankar Temple. After spending time here, get transferred to Pune to end the trip. 

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Pune to Padharwadi | Fireflies Trek

    Begin by arriving at the pickup point in Pune at 6 PM sharp.

    From here, you will be transferred to the base camp village of Padharwadi, where you will be staying in a homestay

    You will begin searching for the fireflies, before coming back to the village for your dinner

    Post this, the search for fireflies will resume, alongside a wildlife experience in the Bhimashankar Forest

    Overnight at the village

  • Day 2 - Bhimashankar Temple Trek

    You will be given a wake-up call at around 5 in the morning. You will get freshened up and have your breakfast.

    Post this, the trek to Bhimashankar Temple will begin, where you will be exploring the nearby areas and their beauty

    This will be followed by a private transfer to Pune, where you will stop midway for lunch

    The trip ends with your arrival in Pune in the late afternoon.

Stay

    7
  • Night stay in a homestay

Meal

    7
  • 1 each of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Veg.)

Activity

    7
  • Trekking

Other Inclusions

    7
  • Guide Charges
  • 7
  • Permits for the trek as required
  • 7
  • First Aid Kit

Transport

    7
  • Shared Transfer to and from Pune

Things To Carry

    7
  • Backpack
  • 7
  • Plastic bag to cover the inside of Backpack
  • 7
  • Extra pair of clothes and socks
  • 7
  • Water Bottle
  • 7
  • Energizers and personal medicines
  • 7
  • Comfortable clothing and something warm like a sweater
  • 7
  • Trekking shoes
  • 7
  • Torch and an extra pair of batteries
  • 7
  • Camera
  • 7
  • Identity Proof
  • 7
  • Toiletries
  • 7
  • Cap, goggles, sunscreen, moisturizer, mosquito repellent etc.
  • 7
  • Mat and/or sleeping bag

Advisory

    7
  • The timings mentioned in the itinerary are tentative and are subject to change
  • 7
  • It is a weather dependent activity, hence we or the operator does not take responsibility in case the traveler does not see any fireflies during the trek

Tour Type

    7
  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

    7
  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • 7
  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • 7
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

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