Bhandardara Lake Fireflies Festival Camping 2024 | Fireflies Festival 2024 from Mumbai & Pune

What are Fireflies?

Fireflies are sometimes called lightning bugs. Many children have spent summer evenings chasing them.
Maybe you‘ve wondered how and why these insects can 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 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 fireflies can regulate the airflow into the abdomen to create a pulsating pattern.
While each firefly species has its pattern of flashing, some females imitate the pattern of other species. Male land next to them – only to be eaten alive. So the next time you see a firefly keep in mind that it flickering isn’t. Just a unique & sometimes deadly language of love.

About Bhandardara Lakeside Camping Fireflies Festival 2024

Imagine a dreamy landscape with cozy tents pitched near a shimmery blue lake and skies filled with millions of stars. As the Sun sets and rises with utmost charm, the skies are painted in various blue, purple, and orange hues. Welcome to the Arthur Lake-one of the most popular attractions of the hill station.
While the pre-monsoon season calls for the spotting of hundreds of fireflies, the monsoons and winters offer trekking and camping opportunities, and Bhandardara’s multitude of crystal clear streams and waterfalls, fishing, and boating make it an attraction for tourists all year round.
Kajwa Mahotsav Bhandardara offers an unmatched number of options, for travelers of all kinds, to seek their slice of nature and relaxation. Its proximity to Mumbai and steadily increasing tourist infrastructure make it a must-visit weekend getaway spot.

Checkout our other Bhandardara Fireflies 2024

  • Location: Bhandardara Fireflies Festival, Akole, Maharashtra
  • Duration: 2 days and 1 night
  • Difficulty: Easy to Medium
  • Endurance: Easy
  • Weather: Pleasant 
  • Distance from Mumbai: 170km
  • Distance from Pune: 170km 
  • Distance from Kasara: 70km
  • Distance from Nashik: 70km

    Cost For Bhandardara Fireflies Festival Camping 2024

  • Child Ex Bhandardara Reaching directly ₹999

  • (5 to 8 Years have to reach Bhandardara by own vehicle)

  • Adult Ex Bhandardara Reaching directly ₹1499

  • (Adults have to reach Bhandardara by own vehicle)


  • Per Child With Transport  ₹1499

  • (5 to 8 Years child Jeep Travel from Kasara to Kasara)

  • Per Adult With Transport  ₹1949

  • (Adult Jeep Travel from Kasara to Kasara)


  • Per Child With Transport  ₹2799

  • (5 to 8 Years Child AC BUS FROM MUMBAI - MUMBAI)

  • Per Adult With Transport  ₹2999


1 Night 2 Days 25 May, 01 Jun, and 08 Jun Borivali East, Maharashtra
Batches Available

Batch 1 : 18th - 19th May 2024

Batch 2 : 25th - 26th May 2024

Batch 3 : 01st - 02th June 2024

Batch 4 : 08th - 09th June 2024

Batch 5 : 15th - 16th June 2024

  • Best location for Bhandardara Fireflies Festival
  • Enjoy watching Fireflies
  • Spend a fun day in the outdoors surrounded by lush nature.
  • Lakeside Camping experience.
  • Away from the chaos and crowd 
  • Comfortable Tents with the best view of the lake
  • Veg, Non-Veg, and Jain food are available
  • Fun Boat Ride (To & Fro to the campsite)
  • Western Toilet 

Bhandardara Fireflies Festival camping 2024
Fireflies festival at Bhandardara
Kajwa Mahotsav 2024

Detailed itinerary for Bhandardara Fireflies Camping 2024
Day 1: 

10.00 am: Meet Adventure Geek at Sanjay Gandhi National Park Gate, Borivali East
10.20 am: Goregaon, Oberoi Mall
10.35 am: Andheri, Hanuman Bus Stop
(Pickup on Highway towards Sion can be Done do let us know at the time of Booking)
11.00 am: Sion, Lunch Home
11.30 am: Mulund checks Naka
11.55 am: Teen hath Naka
12.30 pm: Last pickup from Kalyan-Bhiwandi bypass.
Continue our journey to the Bhandardara Fireflies Festival
Halt for Lunch on the way (TTMM)

05:00 PM - Reach Bhandardara Lake Fireflies Festival
05:30 PM - Take a boat ride to the campsite for the Fireflies festival
06:00 PM - Reach campsite and tent accommodation
06:30 PM - Tea & Biscuits at Camping Site. Enjoy the sunset view from the campsite.
08:00 PM - Witness the fireflies and enjoy the moment
10:00 PM - Dinner under Star-lit Sky
11.30 P.m. - Call off those who want to sleep in the tent can go, others can enjoy storytelling or other games with the leader

(Note:- In Case of rain we might ask you to sleep in Rooms that will be shared separately for boys and girls)

Day 2

09:00 AM - Have Breakfast and Tea
10:00 AM - Checkout from Bhandardara Fireflies Festival Campsite
01:00 PM - Break for Lunch on the Way
06:00 PM - Reach Borivali with Great Memories 

(All timings mentioned above are tentative)

Option B Train Schedule 


Bhandardhara Camping Fireflies Festival 2024

Train Timing:
(One can come from Mumbai & Pune)
Catch the train to Kasara from CSMT at 11.42 am and get down at Kasara by 1.58 pm

Below is the train schedule
11.42 am CSMT
11.55 am Dadar
12.02 pm Kurla
12.22 pm Thane
12.47 pm Kalyan
01.58 pm Kasara

From Kasara to the campsite Private Jeep takes 2 hours to reach by 5.00 pm.
(One can also come by own car. The Location will be shared after Registration. Or a bus can be arranged at an additional cost.)

Itinerary for Fireflies Festival Bhandardara
Day 1

02.00 pm Meet Kasara Ticket Counter and Get in the private vehicle to the Campsite
02.30 pm Lunch Halt
03.00 pm Start Journey toward a campsite
04:30 PM - Reach Campsite and Tent Accommodation
05.30 PM - Orientation and Introduction
06.00 PM - Rest and fun games
06:30 PM - Snacks at Camping Site
06:45 PM - Selfie and photo Session, go on a walk, enjoy the sunset view
08:30 PM - Games, Music and Fireflies
09:00 PM - Dinner under Star-lit Sky
12:00 AM - Doze off or sit and enjoy the Bonfire.

Day 2
08:00 AM - Wake-up call
8:30 AM - Basic yoga to freshen up
09:00 AM - Have Breakfast and Tea
10:00 AM - Leave for Mumbai with Happy memories!!!
(All timings mentioned above are tentative)


Booking Procedure for Fireflies Festival:

  • Click on the "BOOK NOW" button.
  • Select your date & proceed.
  • Select the Number of TIckets. (If you have a coupon code, apply at this stage)
  • Fill in our details and proceed.
  • Select your payment type (UPI, Debit Card, Credit Card) and proceed.
  • Once your tickets are booked, you will receive a confirmation email and WhatsApp on your Number 
  • WhatsApp group will Make and will add you to the Group one day prior to the Departure 
  • Further details about the trip will be shared on that WhatsApp group 1 day prior to the trip. 

Step 1: - Send your money to the following account ---

√ Payment details for the Fireflies Festival:


  1. While online transfer, please provide your name in the notes section.
  2. Once payment is done, please send an email to adventuregeekk@gmail.com with the transaction id, name, and Mobile No.

You can make payments using any of the following modes

  • UPI – vinaykg05@okaxis
  • Google Pay  – 9004675388
  • PhonePay - 9004675388

NEFT – Deposit the Amount into the Following Account:

  • Name: Adventure Geek
  • A/c type: Current account
  • Bank: Saraswat Bank
    * Branch: Mahavir Nagar
  • A/C no.:  610000000013647(8 times 0)
  • IFSC: Srcb0000146

Step 2: After payment, you will be requested to fill up the Mandatory disclaimer form online where you have to fill in relevant details including your complete address.

Step 3: Now your participation is confirmed the organizer will create a WhatsApp group on the event day for coordination, We will coordinate through SMS/ Call if the participant is not available in WhatsApp.

For Details/Bookings Drop Whatsapp


FAQ For Bhandardara Fireflies Festival Camping 2024

Where is Bhandardara Locate?
Bhandardara is located in Ighatpuri, Bhandardara is the hill station. 5-hour drive from Mumbai & Pune

Can we drive to Bhandardara Fireflies Camping?
Yes, we will provide a Google map location for navigation purposes there is no network here please reach before sunset. 

Bhandardara Fireflies Festival Mumbai distance or Mumbai to Bhandardara Distance?
210 km from Mumbai to Bhandardara Fireflies Festival Mumbai. 

Is it safe for Solo/Female Travellers at Bhandardara Fireflies Camping?
Yes it is safe for Female and solo travelers at Bhandardara Fireflies Camping from Mumbai

Are kids allowed for the Fireflies Festival in Bhandardara?
Yes kids are allowed under parental Supervision

How are the washroom facilities at Bhandardara Campsite?
Yes, the Western Commode toilet is available which is Fixed

Do you provide sleeping bags for the Bhandardara camp?
We don't provide sleeping bags please carry bed sheets.

What is the check-in and check-out time at the campsite?

  • Check-in time is usually around 04:00 PM, and check-out is at 11:00 AM. However, please check with the campsite management for any specific timings.

What accommodation options are available at the campsite?

  • The campsite offers accommodation options including tents. Each option may have different amenities and pricing.

Are meals included in the accommodation package?

  • It depends on the package you choose. Some packages include all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), while others may offer meals on an à la carte basis or require separate payment.

Is the campsite pet-friendly?

  • Generally, pets are not allowed at the campsite due to safety and environmental concerns. However, it's best to confirm with the campsite management beforehand.

Are there any restrictions on alcohol consumption at the campsite?

  • Most campsites have specific rules regarding alcohol consumption. Some may allow it in limited quantities, while others may prohibit it altogether. Please inquire about the campsite's policy regarding alcohol before your visit.

What activities are available at the campsite?

  • The campsite typically offers a range of activities such as trekking, bonfires, nature walks, bird watching, and outdoor games. Some may also organize adventure sports like rappelling or kayaking.

Is there mobile network coverage at the campsite?

  • Mobile network coverage may vary depending on the location of the campsite and the service providers. Generally, some networks may have limited coverage or may not work at all. It's advisable to check with the campsite management regarding connectivity.

What should I bring with me to the campsite?

  • Essential items to bring include warm clothing (especially during winter), comfortable shoes for walking/hiking, insect repellent, sunscreen, toiletries, personal medications, a flashlight, and any other specific items you may need. Don't forget to bring a camera to capture the beautiful scenery!

Is the campsite accessible by public transportation?

  • Bhandardara is accessible by road. You can reach the campsite by private vehicle or public transport such as buses or taxis. However, it's advisable to confirm the transportation options with the campsite in advance.

What is the cancellation policy for bookings?

The cancellation policy varies from campsite to campsite. Generally, there may be a certain cancellation fee if you cancel your booking within a specified period before the check-in date. It's recommended to review the campsite's cancellation policy before making a reservation.

Cancellation and Refund Policies

Bookings for Adventure Geek have strict policies for cancellation and rescheduling policies. We request you to read the same carefully.

1. Cancellation by customer:
No refund: Bookings are not cancellable by the customer. No refund will be given for bookings canceled by the customer.

2. No show: If you or a member of your group does not show up, no refund will be given.

3. Showing up late: If you or a member of your group does not show up on time, no refund will be given.

4. Rescheduled by the customer:
No reschedule allowed: Bookings cannot be rescheduled. You will not be allowed to prepone or postpone your booking. If you do not show up, it will be considered a no-show and no refund will be given.

5. Cancellation by operator:
Full refund: You will get a full refund or have the option to reschedule the booking if the operator cancels your booking due to unfavorable weather conditions.


I wish to cancel or reschedule my booking due to a medical reason or the death of a close one (family / relative / friend). Will I be allowed to cancel or reschedule? 

No. You will not be allowed to cancel or reschedule. No refund will be issued.
99% of the customers who request a cancellation or reschedule cite medical reasons or the death of a close one as a reason for cancellation or reschedule. Unfortunately, we can't verify claims of such a sensitive nature and it is not possible to allow a cancellation or reschedule


What is included in the tour

  • Transportation from Mumbai to Bhandardhara Fireflies Festival and Back by Ac Private Bus
  • Comfortable Tent stay (Foam Mattress, Pillow & Blanket.)
  • Bonfire
  • Expertise if any
  • Western-style washrooms.
  • Evening Tea And Snacks
  • Dinner Unlimited Veg and Non-veg
  • Morning Tea and Breakfast 


What is NOT included in the tour

  • Lunch on Both days (Will be on TTMM basis)
  • Water / Beverages
  • Personal expenses / tips.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Medical hospitalization, evacuation and related expenses.
  • Any item not covered under “Inclusions”.
Things to carry
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Torch
  • Photo ID card
  • Some ready to eat food (chips, cakes, biscuits)
  • Drinking water
  • camera
  • Personal medication if any
  • Since it is not a luxury trip, do not expect any luxury.
  • All food is hygienic and authentic local delicacy.
  • You are joining an outdoor activity where any incident, reasons beyond control like Natural calamities, landslides, bad road conditions, riots, political uncertainty, public transport failure etc.; Man-Made calamities, Vehicle breakdown, vehicle dysfunction can happen & you agree that the organizer/leader shall not be held responsible for any accident, mishap (including death) caused by any circumstances.
  • Adventure Geek is not responsible for any loss of illegal substances or items being carried by the participant.
Pickup point
Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Western Express Highway, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India View on Map