Bhandardara Lake Fireflies Festival Camping 2024 | Fireflies Festival 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 lake 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 fireflies festival 2024

1 Night 2 Days Available on request Borivali East, Maharashtra
Batches Available

Batch 1 : 20th - 21st May 2023

Batch 2 : 27th - 28th May 2023

Batch 3 : 03rd - 04th June 2023

Batch 4 : 10th - 11th June 2023

Batch 5 : 17th - 18th June 2023

  • Best location in Bhandardara for fireflies Festival
  • Enjoy watching Fireflies
  • Spend a fun day in the outdoors surrounded by lush nature.
  • Camp in front of Lake
  • Away from the chaos and crowd 
  • Comfortable Tents with the best view of the lake
  • Fun Boat Ride (To & Fro to the campsite)
  • Western Toilet

Bhandardara Fireflies Festival camping 2024
Bhandardara fireflies

Day 1: 
Meeting point 

10.00 am:  Sanjay Gandhi National Park Gate, Borivali East
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 base village

Lunch on the way (TTMM)

Day 1

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

01:00 PM - Break for Lunch

06:00 PM - Reach Borivali with Great Memories 

(All timings mentioned above are tentative)

FAQ For Bhandardara Fireflies 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 totally 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 Eastern Commode toilet is available which is Fixed

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


What is included in the tour

  • Transportation from Mumbai to Bhandardhara and Back by Ac Private Bus
  • Comfortable Tent stay (Foam Mattress, Pillow & Blanket.)
  • Bonfire
  • Expertise if any
  • Western-style washrooms.

Meals included (Veg/Non-Veg/Jain):

  • 1 Evening Tea And Snacks
  • 1 Dinner
  • Next Day 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.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
  • Cancellation within 12 hours of payment 100% refundable. (Not applicable on payments made before or less than 36 hours of the event.)
  • If cancellation is done prior to 6 days of outing 70% will be refunded.
  • If done prior to 3 days of outing 30% will be refunded
  • After that, no refund will be provided.
Pickup point
Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Western Express Highway, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India View on Map