Bhandardara campsite is in the interiors of Maharashtra and one of the darkest spot in our state with least amount of light pollution. Lake resides by the Pravara River, and is a blend of natural beauty, waterfalls, mountains, tranquility, greenery, invigorating air and pristine ambiance. The Bhandardara Lake and the Randha falls are major tourist attractions in surrounding area. As legend has it, Shri Agasti Rishi meditated here for a year, surviving only on water and air, pleased with this display of devotion, God came down to Earth and blessed Shri Agasti Rishi with a stream of the Ganges river, which is now known as the Pravara River.
Fireflies are familiar, but few realize that these insects are actually beetles, nocturnal members of the family Lampyridae. Most fireflies are winged, which distinguishes them from other luminescent insects of the same family, commonly known as glowworms. At Bhandardara you will be able to capture the beauty of fireflies.
Attraction to explore in Bhandardara
Religious Places- Amruteshwar Temple, Ghorpada Devi Temple, Tatoba Deula
Point of Interest- Kalsubai Peak, Bhandardara Dam, Randha Fall, Pabargad fort
Trip from Mumbai or Pune to Bhandardara
Route from Mumbai to Bhandardara- Mumbai-Thane-Asangaon-Ghoti Budruk-Bhandardara
Distance from Mumbai to Bhandardara- 160 km
Route from Pune to Bhandardara- Pune-Manchar-Alephata-Kotul-Bhandardara
Distance from Pune to Bhandardara- 170 km
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Detailed Itinerary For Fireflies Special Bhandardara Camping
Day 1: Arrival in Bhandardara
Catch train to Kasara from CSMT and get down at kasara. From kasara to campsite Private Jeep which take 2 hours to reach.
5:30 pm: Reach Campsite
6.00 pm: Orientation and Introduction
6:30 pm: Snacks at Camping Site
6:45 pm: Selfies and photo Session, go on a walk, enjoy the sunset view…
7:30 pm: Tent Accomodation
8:30 pm: Music,Dance along with Barbeque
9:00 pm: Dinner under Star-lit Sky…
9:30 pm: Continue the dancing, Games with Camp-fire
12:00 pm: Maggi and snacks and off for the day).
Day 2: Breakfast and Checkout
8:00 am: Wake up call
8:30 am: Have Breakfast and Tea
9:30 am: Leave for Mumbai with Happy memories!!!
Things to Carry for Fireflies Special Bhandardara Camping
Extra pair of clothes
Sweater/Extra Blanket (We promise it would be cold at night.)
Torch with extra batteries.
Photo ID card.(must)
Some ready to eat food (plum cakes, biscuits)
Rucksack to carry all things. (No handbags/jholas)
Sports Shoes/Trekking Shoes (Compulsory)
Mumbai to Campsite and back Travelling by private Non/AC bus.
Comfortable Tent stay
Couple tent available (Extra Charge)
Comfortable Cushion Bedding, Pillow & Blanket.
Lunch on the way
Buffet Dinner (Veg)
Next Day Breakfast
Expertise if any
Western style washrooms.
Cold drink and other expense
Personal expenses / tips.
Insurance of any kind.
Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses.
Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the “Cost Includes” column above.
All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like Road blocks,bad weather.
If cancellation done prior to 6 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
If done prior to 3 days of outing 50% will be refunded
After that no refund will be provided.