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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.
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
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.
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