Best camping locations near Mumbai for Fireflies festival 2024 starting on May 18, 2024 at Bhandardara, Rajmachi, Igatpuri, Karjat, secret location, and more. The Fireflies season for 2024 will be starting from May 18, 2024 and end on June 22, 2024. Experience Fireflies Festival Camping near Mumbai and Trek at Bhandardara, Rajmachi, Bhandardara, Aquanest Igatpuri, Karjat, Kothaligad, Samrad - Sandhan Valley, Ghatghar, and Purushwadi.

Fireflies Festival 2024 

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Fireflies Festival 2024 (Summary)

Event: Fireflies Festival 2024 - Camping - Trek 
Duration:  Overnight Camping - Trek
Dates: 18-May2024, 25-May-2024, 01-Jun-2024, 08-Jun-2024, 15-Jun-2024, and 22-Jun-2024
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Fireflies Festival Igatpuri AquaNest™ Camping 2024 - Tour

Fireflies Festival Igatpuri AquaNest™ Camping 2024

  • Fireflies Igatpuri, Maharashtra
  • Overnight Camping
Starting from ₹ 1,400

The AquaNest Igatpuri fireflies festival starting from May 18, 2024 and ending June 22, 2024 is one of the best locations near Mumbai to see maximum fireflies. Online Booking is currently available. At short distance from Mumbai it's couple, kids and family friendly. Located at a breathtaking beautiful landscape of the Western Ghats, Igatpuri will make you fall in love with the place especially during the Fireflies Festival. As night falls, the forest comes alive with the mesmerizing dance of countless fireflies. AquaNest Igatpuri Fireflies Festival Camping 2024 from Mumbai is a Non-Crowded Exclusive Campsite and will provide safe and best available option to experience fireflies in abundance.  As per latest update AquaNest Fireflies Campsite in Igatpuri witnessed rains recently, and as a result the weather has become more favorable for fireflies sighting. Current weather conditions are now perfectly suitable for Fireflies mating. During AquaNest Igatpuri Fireflies Festival batch of May 18, 2024 people witnessed lot of fireflies at the AquaNest campsite of Mischief Treks. This year the fireflies mating season is expected to end sooner than last year. Its highly recommended to get your registration before the slots get sold out. Igatpuri Fireflies Camping location has multiple activities available complimentary (free) at the campsite. If you are looking for an adventurous campsite for witnessing fireflies, this is one of the best camping locations near Mumbai.  Mischief Treks recommends following Fireflies Festival locations for a good number of fireflies spotting: AquaNest Igatpuri Fireflies Festival Bhandardara Fireflies Festival Rajmachi Fireflies Festival Karjat Fireflies Festival Kothaligad Fireflies Festival Prabalmachi Fireflies Festival  Purushwadi Fireflies Festival Samrad - Sandhan Valley Fireflies Festival Fireflies Festival by Mischief Treks at secret location Igatpuri Fireflies Festival 2024 (Kajwa mahotsav) Event: Fireflies Festival Igatpuri AquaNest™ Camping 2024 Duration:  Overnight Camping  Dates: 24-May-2024, 25-May-2024, 31-May-2024, 01-Jun-2024, 07-Jun-2024, 08-Jun-2024, 14-Jun-2024, 15-Jun-2024, and 22-Jun-2024 Location:  Igatpuri, Maharashtra Suitable for:  All age groups. - No Trek Category: Fireflies Camping Organised By Mischief Treks  

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Fireflies Festival Bhandardara Camping 2024 - Tour

Fireflies Festival Bhandardara Camping 2024

  • Bhandardara, Maharashtra
  • Overnight Camping
Starting from ₹ 1,300

The Bhandardara fireflies festival starting from May 18, 2024 and ending June 22, 2024 is one of the best locations near Mumbai to see max number of fireflies. Online Booking is available. At Short distance from Mumbai it's couple and family friendly. Located amidst the beautiful Western Ghats, lies the serene and breathtaking camping destination of Bhandardara. Prior to the third weekend of May, fireflies sighting will be minimal. As per latest update it rained in Bhandardara recently and as a result the weather has become more favorable for fireflies sighting. Current weather conditions are now perfectly suitable for Fireflies mating. During Bhandardara Fireflies Festival batch of May 18, 2024 people witnessed lot of fireflies at the Bhandardara Fireflies campsite of Mischief Treks. If you wish to experience a Non-Crowded Exclusive Camping along with getting the opportunity to see maximum number of fireflies in Maharashtra this event is perfect for you. Join Mischief Treks for Bhandardara Fireflies Festival Camping 2024 from Mumbai. This is one of the most popular location in Maharashtra and the event is Kids, Couple and Family friendly. The camping location is right next to the great Bhandardara Lake and Dam. The distance from Mumbai is 161 Km, from Pune its 168 Km, and from Nashik its 70 Km Mischief Treks recommends the following Fireflies Festival locations for a good number of fireflies sighting: AquaNest Igatpuri Fireflies Festival Bhandardara Fireflies Festival Rajmachi Fireflies Festival Karjat Fireflies Festival Kothaligad Fireflies Festival Prabalmachi Fireflies Festival  Purushwadi Fireflies Festival Samrad - Sandhan Valley Fireflies Festival Fireflies Festival by Mischief Treks at secret location Bhandardara Fireflies Festival 2024 (Kajwa mahotsav) Event Name Fireflies Festival 2024 - Bhandardara Camping Duration Overnight Camping Dates 24-May-2024, 25-May-2024, 31-May-2024, 01-Jun-2024, 07-Jun-2024, 08-Jun-2024, 14-Jun-2024, 15-Jun-2024, and 22-Jun-2024 Location Bhandardara, Maharashtra Suitable for All age groups Category Fireflies Camping - No Trek  Organised by Mischief Treks  

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Fireflies Festival Purushwadi 2024 - Tour

Fireflies Festival Purushwadi 2024

  • Purushwadi, Maharashtra
  • Overnight Camping
Starting from ₹ 1,600

The Purushwadi fireflies festival starting from May 18, 2024 and ending June 22, 2024 is one of the best locations near Mumbai to see max number of fireflies. Join us for best experience at Fireflies Festival, Online Booking is currently available. At Short distance from Mumbai it's couple, kids and family friendly. Prior to the third weekend of May, fireflies sighting will be minimal. This is one of the most popular location in Maharashtra. The distance from Mumbai is 187 Km, from Pune its 160 Km, and from Nashik its 94 Km. As per latest update Purushwadi witnessed rains recently, and as a result the weather has become more favorable for fireflies sighting. Current weather conditions are now perfectly suitable for Fireflies mating. Mischief Treks recommends the following Fireflies Festival locations for a good number of fireflies spotting: AquaNest Igatpuri Fireflies Festival Bhandardara Fireflies Festival Rajmachi Fireflies Festival Karjat Fireflies Festival Kothaligad Fireflies Festival Prabalmachi Fireflies Festival  Purushwadi Fireflies Festival Samrad - Sandhan Valley Fireflies Festival Fireflies Festival by Mischief Treks at secret location Purushwadi Fireflies Festival 2024 (Kajwa mahotsav) Event Name Fireflies Festival 2024 - Purushwadi Duration Overnight Camping Dates 18-May2024, 25-May-2024, 01-Jun-2024, 08-Jun-2024, 15-Jun-2024, and 22-Jun-2024 Location Purushwadi, Maharashtra Suitable for All age groups Category Fireflies Camping - No Trek  Organised by Mischief Treks  

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Fireflies Festival Rajmachi 2024 - Tour

Fireflies Festival Rajmachi 2024

  • Rajmachi, Maharashtra
  • Overnight Trek
Starting from ₹ 1,400

The Rajmachi fireflies festival starting from May 18, 2024 and ending June 22, 2024 is one of the best locations near Mumbai to see max number of fireflies. Join us for best experience of Rajmachi Fireflies Festival 2024. Online Booking available. At Short distance from Mumbai it's couple, kids and family friendly. Prior to the third weekend of May, fireflies sighting will be minimal. Situated in the Sahyadri mountain range of Maharashtra, India, Rajmachi is renowned for its scenic beauty and rich history. Rajmachi Fireflies location is situated deep in the forest region in Udhewadi that comes under the Lonavala region. The route to this location is full of serene forest and Fireflies. So join us at Mischief Treks for an adventurous experience this May 2024 and June 2024 at Rajmachi Fireflies Festival. Also please be advised that this is one of the most over-crowded location as compared to all other fireflies locations and the road from Lonavla to Rajmachi is in extremely bad condition.  As per latest update on May 19, 2024 Rajmachi witnessed rains recently, and as a result the weather has become more favorable for fireflies sighting. Current weather conditions are now perfectly suitable for Fireflies mating. Mischief Treks recommends the following Fireflies Festival locations for a good number of fireflies spotting: AquaNest Igatpuri Fireflies Festival Bhandardara Fireflies Festival Rajmachi Fireflies Festival Karjat Fireflies Festival Kothaligad Fireflies Festival Prabalmachi Fireflies Festival  Purushwadi Fireflies Festival Samrad - Sandhan Valley Fireflies Festival Fireflies Festival by Mischief Treks at secret location Rajmachi Fireflies Festival 2024 (Kajwa mahotsav) Event: Fireflies Festival 2024 - Rajmachi Fort Trek Duration:  Overnight Trek  Dates: 18-May2024, 25-May-2024, 01-Jun-2024, 08-Jun-2024, 15-Jun-2024, and 22-Jun-2024 Location:  Rajmachi Fort, Maharashtra Suitable for:  All age groups. Category: Fireflies Trek Organised by Mischief Treks  

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Fireflies Festival Kothaligad Trek 2024 - Tour

Fireflies Festival Kothaligad Trek 2024

  • Kothaligad, Maharashtra
  • Overnight Trek
Starting from ₹ 850

The Kothaligad fireflies festival starting from May 18, 2024 and ending on June 22,2024 is one of the best locations near Mumbai to see max number of fireflies. At a short distance from Mumbai it's couple and family friendly. Located in the Sahyadri mountain range of Maharashtra, India, Kothaligad Fort offers a unique experience of Fireflies Trek with the added enchantment of sighting fireflies. You can witness the beauty of the forest and thousands of Fireflies at night by joining Mischief Treks team this season. As per latest update Kothaligad witnessed rains recently, and as a result the weather has become more favorable for fireflies sighting. Current weather conditions are now perfectly suitable for Fireflies mating. Current weather conditions are now perfectly suitable for Fireflies mating. During Kothaligad Fireflies Festival batch of May 18, 2024 people witnessed lot of fireflies. After third weekend of June, Fireflies sighting will be minimal.  Kothaligad Fireflies Festival 2024 (Kajwa mahotsav) Event: Fireflies Festival 2024 - Kothaligad Trek Duration:  Overnight Trek  Dates: 25-May-2024, 01-Jun-2024, 08-Jun-2024, 15-Jun-2024, and 22-Jun-2024 Location:  Kothaligad, Maharashtra Suitable for:  All age groups. Category: Fireflies Trek Organised by Mischief Treks  

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Fireflies Festival Karjat 2024 - Tour

Fireflies Festival Karjat 2024

  • Karjat, Maharashtra
  • Overnight Camping
Starting from ₹ 1,600

The Karjat fireflies festival starting from May 18, 2024 and ending June 22, 2024 is one of the best locations near Mumbai to see maximum fireflies. Join us for Non-Crowded experience of Fireflies Festival 2024 at Karjat. Online Booking is currently available. At short distance from Mumbai it's couple, kids and family friendly. Located away from the crowds, Karjat offers a serene and untouched landscape that sets the stage for a truly magical encounter with fireflies.  Prior to the third weekend of May, fireflies sighting will be minimal.  As per latest update Karjat witnessed rains recently, and as a result the weather has become more favorable for fireflies sighting. Current weather conditions are now perfectly suitable for Fireflies mating. Current weather conditions are now perfectly suitable for Fireflies mating. Current weather conditions are now perfectly suitable for Fireflies mating. During Karjat Fireflies Festival batch of May 18, 2024 people witnessed lot of fireflies. After third weekend of June, Fireflies sighting will be minimal. This is an opportunity to spend the night without city like or resort like or any objects man created for comfort. We will be spending the night in raw conditions of nature. Do not expect this to be a luxury camping event. This event gets conducted in most adverse time and situation of they year. This is a secret and exclusive non-crowded location near Karjat region of Maharashtra. You can witness the mating dance of Fireflies with Mischief Treks at this mesmerising deep forest area. Karjat Fireflies Festival camping 2024 from Mumbai is a Non-Crowded location that provides safe and best available camping to experience fireflies in abundance.  Mischief Treks recommends the following Fireflies Festival locations for a good number of fireflies spotting: AquaNest Igatpuri Fireflies Festival Bhandardara Fireflies Festival Rajmachi Fireflies Festival Karjat Fireflies Festival Kothaligad Fireflies Festival Prabalmachi Fireflies Festival  Purushwadi Fireflies Festival Samrad - Sandhan Valley Fireflies Festival Fireflies Festival by Mischief Treks at secret location Karjat Fireflies Festival 2024 (Kajwa mahotsav) Event: Fireflies Festival 2024 - Karjat Camping Duration:  Overnight Camping  Dates: 18-May-2024, 25-May-2024, 01-Jun-2024, 08-Jun-2024, 15-Jun-2024, and 22-Jun-2024 Location:  Karjat, Maharashtra Suitable for:  All age groups. Category: Fireflies Camping Organised By Mischief Treks  

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Fireflies Festival Prabalmachi 2024 - Tour

Fireflies Festival Prabalmachi 2024

  • Prabalmachi, Maharashtra
  • Overnight Camping
Starting from ₹ 1,200

Prabalmachi Fireflies Festival Camping gives you the opportunity to experience fireflies at low cost as compared to Karjat, Igatpuri, and Bhandardara. Prabalmachi being one of the over-crowded locations for fireflies sighting, has the cost advantage. Located in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India, Prabalmachi is renowned for its stunning vistas and verdant landscapes.This festival offers a rare opportunity to witness the beauty and magic of these enchanting creatures in their natural habitat, amidst the serene and unspoiled surroundings of Prabalmachi. As per latest update Prabalmachi witnessed rains recently, and as a result the weather has become more favorable for fireflies sighting. Current weather conditions are now perfectly suitable for Fireflies mating. Current weather conditions are now perfectly suitable for Fireflies mating.  Prabalmachi Fireflies Camping location is situated on a plateau. The route for this location involves a hike to the plateau. You can go to this fireflies festival with your group of friends solo travel is not recommended at Prabalmachi, Maharashtra. Prabalmachi the name itself suggests that it is a huge gigantic plateau, it is situated at a massive height of more than 1200 feet above mean sea level. People are attracted to Prabalmachi Camping because two forts besides it Prabalgad and Kalavantin forts.  Mischief Treks recommends following Fireflies Festival locations for a good number of fireflies spotting: AquaNest Igatpuri Fireflies Festival Bhandardara Fireflies Festival Rajmachi Fireflies Festival Karjat Fireflies Festival Kothaligad Fireflies Festival Prabalmachi Fireflies Festival  Purushwadi Fireflies Festival Samrad - Sandhan Valley Fireflies Festival Fireflies Festival by Mischief Treks at secret location Prabalmachi Fireflies Festival 2024 (Kajwa mahotsav) Event: Fireflies Festival 2024 - Prabalmachi Camping Duration:  Overnight Camping  Dates: 18-May2024, 25-May-2024, 01-Jun-2024, 08-Jun-2024, 15-Jun-2024, and 22-Jun-2024 Location:  Prabalmachi, Maharashtra Suitable for:  All age groups. Category: Fireflies Camping and Trek Organised by Prabalmachi Villagers  

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Fireflies Festival Secret Location 2024 - Tour

Fireflies Festival Secret Location 2024

  • Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Overnight Camping
Starting from ₹ 1,000

Join us for best experience of Secret Location Fireflies Festival 2024. Its Non-Crowded and at short distance from Mumbai it's Couple and Family friendly. Our Mischief Treks special - Secret location is a Non-Crowded Location. Here you can enjoy watching fireflies away from the crowd and enjoy the adventure. This event is only for those who wish to go to a location that is not known or revealed till the last moment. Fireflies Secret Camping Location near Mumbai. The location is in the deep interiors of the forest region near a lake. Unlike Rajmachi, Prabalmachi, Bhandardhara etc .. this location is not known to the masses.  Our team has put in a lot of time and effort to hunt for this location where you can have the serenity of nature with a calm surrounding you get to watch thousands of fireflies dancing around. We have organized several camping events in this location. It's also one of our most Favorite locations for camping. The travel time is approximately 4 hours from Mumbai. Current weather conditions are now perfectly suitable for Fireflies mating. During Secret Location Fireflies Festival batch of May 18, 2024 people witnessed lot of fireflies.  Join us for Secret Location Fireflies Festival Camping 2024 from Mumbai. Its a Non-Crowded Exclusive Campsite and will provide safe and best available option to view fireflies in abundance. The event is Kids, Couples and Families friendly.  Mischief Treks recommends following Fireflies Festival locations for a good number of fireflies spotting: AquaNest Igatpuri Fireflies Festival Bhandardara Fireflies Festival Rajmachi Fireflies Festival Karjat Fireflies Festival Kothaligad Fireflies Festival Prabalmachi Fireflies Festival  Purushwadi Fireflies Festival Samrad - Sandhan Valley Fireflies Festival Fireflies Festival by Mischief Treks at secret location Secret Location Fireflies Festival 2024 (Kajwa mahotsav) Event: Fireflies Festival 2024 - Secret Location Duration:  Overnight Camping  Dates: 18-May2024, 25-May-2024, 01-Jun-2024, 08-Jun-2024, 15-Jun-2024, and 22-Jun-2024 Location:  Maharashtra Suitable for:  All age groups. Category: Fireflies Camping  

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Top 5 Locations for Fireflies Festival 2024 | Mumbai

Join Mumbai's renowned trekking team "Mischief Treks" for an amazing experience at Fireflies Festival 2024. Whether you prefer trekking, camping, or a combination of both, we've got you covered. You can opt for a Fireflies location base on your comfort preference, each location has a different terrain. Some offer trekking, while others have camping, and a few locations have a combination of trek and camping.

As per past few years of experience we have compiled a list of "TOP 5 locations" for sighting fireflies near Mumbai.

  1. Bhandardara Fireflies Camping 
    If you are looking for a place with maximum number of fireflies sighting, Bhandardara takes up the top position in the list. The camping location is right next to the great Bhandardara Lake and Dam. Distance from Mumbai is 161 Km, from Pune its 168 Km, and from Nashik its 70 Km
  2. AquaNest Igatpuri Fireflies Camping
    If you wish to be at a non-crowded exclusive location wherein general public crowd is not hindering your experience, Igatpuri should definitely be considered for its serenity. Distance from Mumbai is 126 Km, from Pune its 262 Km, and from Nashik its 68 Km
  3. Kothaligad Fireflies Festival
    If you are looking for a combination of night trek and fireflies sighting, Kothaligad is the right answer for you. It takes a short easy grade trek to reach the fireflies sighting location at Kothaligad. Distance from Mumbai is 90 Km, from Pune its 129 Km, and from Nashik its 170 Km
  4. Rajmachi Fireflies Festival 
    If you are looking for Camping/Home-Stay combined with optional trek, Rajmachi offers the said flexibility to opt for the trek only if you wish to have a little adventure. Distance from Mumbai is 84 Km, from Pune its 95 Km, and from Nashik its 215 Km
  5. Karjat Fireflies Camping
    If you are looking for Fireflies Camping experience at a location nearest among all other locations, Karjat Fireflies campsite by Mischief Treks is the best suited option for people living in Mumbai, Thane, and Navi Mumbai. Distance from Mumbai is 91 Km, from Pune its 130 Km, and from Nashik its 150 Km

Wondering which location has maximum Fireflies?

According to Trek-Leader Kuldip Rathore, AquaNest Fireflies Festival in Igatpuri and Bhandardara Fireflies Festival are best for sighting maximum number of fireflies during the festival. Both locations are almost similar when it comes to fireflies sighting. At these two locations you get exclusive non-crowded campsite accessible only for registered participants of Mischief Treks. Third weekend of may is expected to have lesser fireflies sighting as compared to fourth weekend of May and first two weekends of June. On the other hand first weekend will be less crowded. 

But, if you are considering proximity to your city as primary parameter for location selection you can consider RajmachiKarjat, and Kothaligad based on distance from Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Kalyan, and Navi Mumbai. On the other hand, If you are based in Nashik, you are lucky to have the two best locations i.e. AquaNest Igatpuri and Bhandardara easily accessible by road with close proximity. 

Nearest Fireflies location from Mumbai-Pune
Fireflies Mumbai Pune
AquaNest 126 km 262 km
Bhandardara 161 km 168 km
Rajmachi 84 km 95 km
Kothaligad 90 km 129 km
Karjat 91 km 130 km
Prabalmachi 53 km 130 km
Purushwadi 187 km 159 km
Samrad 182 km 159 km
Ghatghar 160 km 121 km

Also its important to note that Rajmachi is one of the most over-crowded fireflies location and the road from Lonavla to Rajmachi is in extremely bad condition. The driver needs to be expert in Off-roading skills to successfully reach Rajmachi. Please be aware of all aspects of the Fireflies event before signing up, none of the fireflies locations are suitable for luxury seekers. The road to other fireflies locations is good till the time you are on highway or express way, further its like usual Indian roads of villages.

 

Latest photo of fireflies festival 2024 in India including camping ant trekking. Copyright -  www.mischieftreks.com

Apart from the top 5 locations mentioned above, there are few other locations where you can spot fireflies 

Imagine, you're out in the middle of the wilderness, surrounded by the sounds of crickets and frogs. The only light comes from the stars above and... wait, is that a flashing light over there? Oh yeah, it's a Firefly. And another one. And another one. Before you know it, you're in the middle of thousands of fireflies dancing around you, flashing their lights like they are putting on a show just for you. 

And the best part? You get to experience all of this with a bunch of other adventurous and humble people who are just as excited as you are. So if you're looking for a truly unforgettable experience, pack your bags join Mischief Treks in this memorable event called Fireflies Festival. Most importantly don't forget to check About-Us page and the eligibility condition to apply for being part of our group. 


⚠️ Eligibility Condition:

  • If you wish to apply for being part of our group during Fireflies Festival, you need to "Read" and "Understand" the Details, FAQ's, Inclusions, Important Note, About-us, etc. on the event details page of the respective event. 
  • Do not book this event if the details mentioned are not agreeable to you, OR if you do not have time to read and be AWARE of what you are signing up for.

Beware of "Chapri" type of shady boys on Instagram, luring people using cheap-tricks like discounts or offers, they generally use stolen or without-permission reposted images/videos/text content. 

Always research about "compatibility" and "category" of the organizer you plan to join. After all, you will be spending entire duration at night in company of the group You choose. 

​As per our experience "People often opt for groups that match their mindset -OR- sometimes get carried away by cheap manipulative marketing."   

 


Myths v/s Facts about Fireflies and Rain correlation

Debunking Misconceptions: Fireflies and Rain Relationship 

In recent years, we've noticed many people relying on unreliable websites that simply copy and paste incorrect information, especially when it comes to the connection between Rain and Fireflies.

Fireflies are not at all visible during summer season. Once it rains and marks end of summer season, only then the fireflies season begins. Therefore, we want to share our experience and insights gained over the past 12 years. Rain can impact fireflies in India in various ways, both positively and negatively.. 

Myth vs Fact about Fireflies and Rain

Positive effects of rain on Fireflies sighting 

  • Increased Firefly Activity: Fireflies are known to be more active during and after rain showers. The moisture in the air and on the ground can stimulate firefly mating behaviors, leading to more visible displays of their bioluminescent flashes. Unless it has rained and made the weather change, fireflies sighting does not begin. Fireflies like to mate in wet/humid conditions only.
  • Enhanced Glowing: Rainfall can make the environment more humid, which can enhance the visibility of firefly light displays. The moisture in the air can scatter and amplify their bioluminescent glow, making it more captivating to observe.

Negative effects of rain of Fireflies sighting

  • Storm Risk: Heavy rainfall that starts generally in month of July can wash away firefly eggs, larvae, and pupae, impacting their population size. It can also disrupt their breeding habitats and lead to the loss of suitable breeding grounds.
  • Human Eye Limitations: During heavy rain or thick fog, the visibility of firefly flashes may decrease significantly. The raindrops or fog can scatter or block the light, making it harder to spot fireflies.

Remember:
As we are currently in transition phase of moving from Summer to Monsoon the weather is completely unpredictable and can change within hours. Its not possible to predict the weather in advance. Natural phenomenon like Rain, Wind, Flowers, Fireflies, Clouds, Heat wave, Cool breeze, Humidity, etc. are not in our control and we do not assure occurrence of any natural phenomenon. During Fireflies Festival, on some occasions, we will be able to spot thousands of fireflies, and sometimes we may barely get to see a few. The first and the last batches will have lesser number of fireflies.

Lets put this in simple words.. Ever wondered why fireflies mate and glow in certain weather conditions? Well, science has a proper explanation for it. Fireflies have a unique way of attracting mates, they use their flashing lights to communicate and find the right partner. Each firefly species have their own special flashing pattern, like a secret code for romance.

When it comes to the weather, fireflies have their preferences too. They like it warm and a bit humid. So, you'll see them getting all flirty during the warmer days when the temperature is just right and the air is a bit moist. But that's not all, the length of daylight and darkness also plays a vital role. Fireflies have their own schedule for getting busy and they time their flashes to match. The mating season help fireflies find the perfect mate and ensure their species survives and thrives. It's all about passing on those good genes and keeping the firefly population alive on this planet.

So, next time you see those magical glowing bugs flashing, remember that they're not just putting on a light show for fun. They are on a mission to find love and continue the firefly legacy....

If you live here in Mumbai where Mischief Treks can take you to witness this magical phenomenon, this is your best chance. 


Fireflies Festival Update 

Fireflies Update: The fireflies season for all festival locations in Maharashtra by third week of the month of May in 2024. The Fireflies Festival at all locations in Maharashtra will start from May 18, 2024. We're expecting the firefly visibility to increase as days pass by, and it shall start decreasing from second week of June 2024. A breathtaking spectacle of thousands of these glowing angels will be gone in a matter of days. Being the organizer of the Fireflies Festival 2024, Mischief Treks wants to extend a super warm welcome to all of you nature lovers and adventure seekers. Get ready to witness the magic of magical experience of Fireflies, it's going to be an experience you should not miss. According to trek leaders, the best locations for watching maximum number of fireflies in 2024 is Bhandardara and Fireflies Festival Igatpuri AquaNest Camping. 


Commitment towards Fireflies and our Pledge: The Fireflies are very sensitive to changes in their environment, and smoke can be particularly harmful to them. We do not indulge or support unnecessary activities that cause smoke, eg. Campfire, Bonfire, Barbeque (BBQ) and any other activity related to smoke. By being responsible and respectful, we can help protect these amazing insects and ensure that they continue to thrive for generations to come. We pledge to continue protecting the interests of fireflies.

Appeal to Public:  Please take a step forward and spread the awareness about being responsible and help us eradicate activities related to pollutants like Fire, Smoke, and Lights causing harm to Fireflies.  
Please do not support campsites, organisers or people who are involved in Campfire, Bonfire, barbeque and music during fireflies mating season. These things are harmful to fireflies. 


Fireflies Festival Camping/Trek near Mumbai - FAQ's 

 

Q. When does Fireflies Festival start?

Ans. The Fireflies Festival is scheduled to start from 18-May-2024 and will be ending around 22-June-2024. The best time to spot Fireflies is between 01-Jun-2024 to 16-Jun-2024. During this period the weather is perfectly suitable for mating of Fireflies. The Festival will be hosted at multiple location in Maharashtra by Mischief Treks. Campsite The locations of Mischief Treks are non-crowded and provide better experience. The trekking and camping events will be conducted every Friday night and Saturday night. If you choose to opt for a weekday sighting, Mischief Treks helps you get a customised experience on any day from Monday to Friday.

Q. What are the dates for Bhandardara Fireflies Festival camping and trek?

Ans. The Fireflies Festival camping at Bhandardara is scheduled to start from May 18, 2024 and will be conducted every Friday night and Saturday night until June 22, 2024. The timing will be 05:00PM to 10:00AM for each camping event. For travel and transport Mischief Treks has Pickup and Drop option available. Official online booking link for Bhandardara Fireflies festival: https://www.mischieftreks.com/tours/fireflies-festival-bhandardara

Q. What are the dates for Rajmachi Fireflies Festival camping and trek?

Ans. The Fireflies Festival camping at Rajmachi is scheduled to start from May 18, 2024 and will be conducted every Friday night and Saturday night until June 22, 2024. The timing will be 05:00PM to 10:00AM for each camping event. For travel and transport Mischief Treks has Pickup and Drop option available. Official online booking link for Rajmachi Fireflies festival: https://www.mischieftreks.com/tours/fireflies-festival-rajmachi

Q. What are the dates for Igatpuri Fireflies Festival camping and trek?

Ans. The Fireflies Festival camping at Igatpuri is scheduled to start from May 18, 2024 and will be conducted every Friday night and Saturday night until June 22, 2024. The timing will be 05:00PM to 10:00AM for each camping event. For travel and transport Mischief Treks has Pickup and Drop option available. Official online booking link for Igatpuri Fireflies festival: https://www.mischieftreks.com/tours/fireflies-festival-igatpuri

Q. What are the dates for Kothaligad Fireflies Festival camping and trek?

Ans. The Fireflies Festival camping at Kothaligad is scheduled to start from May 18, 2024 and will be conducted every Friday night and Saturday night until June 22, 2024. The timing will be 05:00PM to 10:00AM for each camping event. For travel and transport Mischief Treks has Pickup and Drop option available. Official online booking link for Kothaligad Fireflies festival: https://www.mischieftreks.com/tours/fireflies-festival-kothaligad

Q. What are the dates for Secret Location Fireflies Festival camping and trek?

Ans. The Fireflies Festival camping at Secret Location by Mischief Treks, is scheduled to start from May 18, 2024 and will be conducted every Friday night and Saturday night until June 223, 2024. The timing will be 05:00PM to 10:00AM for each camping event. For travel and transport Mischief Treks has Pickup and Drop option available. Official online booking link for Secret Location Fireflies festival: https://www.mischieftreks.com/tours/fireflies-festival-secret-location

Q. What are the dates for Karjat Fireflies Festival camping and trek?

Ans. The Fireflies Festival camping at Karjat is scheduled to start from May 18, 2024 and will be conducted every Friday night and Saturday night until June 22, 2024. The timing will be 05:00PM to 10:00AM for each camping event. For travel and transport Mischief Treks has Pickup and Drop option available. Official online booking link for Secret Location Fireflies festival: https://www.mischieftreks.com/tours/fireflies-festival-karjat

Q. What are the dates for Prabalmachi Fireflies Festival camping and trek?

Ans. The Fireflies Festival camping at Prabalmachi is scheduled to start from May 18, 2024 and will be conducted every Friday night and Saturday night until June 22, 2024. The timing will be 05:00PM to 10:00AM for each camping event. For travel and transport Mischief Treks has Pickup and Drop option available. Official online booking link for Prabalmachi Fireflies festival: https://www.mischieftreks.com/tours/fireflies-festival-prabalmachi

Q. Is Fireflies Festival available on Weekdays (Monday-Friday)

Ans. Yes, Fireflies Festival can be booked for weekdays on any day from Monday to Friday. The customized Fireflies Festival camping option is done by Mischief  Treks for Bhandardara, Igatpuri, Rajmachi, Kothaligad, and Karjat near Mumbai.

Q. Do fireflies bite? 

Ans. Nah, fireflies don't have a biting habit. These little buddies are pretty chill. They don't go around attacking people or spreading diseases like some other insects. Plus, they're not poisonous at all. You don't have to worry about them zooming around and nipping at you. Just keep in mind, it's best not to consume them. Let's leave the firefly snacking to the birds.  

Q. What are Fireflies? 

Ans. Let Mischief Treks 'enlighten' you! Fireflies are actually part of the beetle family, not flies as their name suggests. These fascinating creatures are nocturnal winged beetles that have a magical trick up their sleeves. They possess a superpower called bioluminescence. It's a fancy term for a chemical reaction that happens when oxygen mixes with a substance called Luciferin, found in their lower abdomen. The result? Boom! They produce their own shimmering light, creating a mesmerizing glow that's truly enchanting to behold.

Q. What time of year do fireflies appear?   

Ans. Fireflies make their grand entrance during the pre-monsoon period in western India, usually towards the end of May. They put on a spectacular show with their twinkling lights that can be witnessed until mid-June. Apart from this period the fireflies are rarely seen glowing due to lack of required weather conditions. So, if you're eager to experience the enchantment of fireflies in Maharashtra, you're in luck! Mischief Treks has got you covered with their awesome Fireflies Festival. It's a fantastic opportunity for all you nature lovers out there to immerse yourselves in the magical world of fireflies.

Q. When can we get to see fireflies near Mumbai?   

Ans. The fireflies put on their dazzling show typically from the end of May through June. Now, keep in mind, Mother Nature can be a bit unpredictable. If there's excessive rain or an early monsoon arrival, the timing might shift a bit. But hey, for the year 2024, we at Mischief Treks are tentatively expecting the firefly sightings to kick off in the second half of May. So get ready to witness their mesmerizing glow in the Mumbai vicinity! 

Q. Can fireflies hurt/harm humans?  

Ans. Well, let's get this straight. Fireflies do have some toxins in their system, but don't worry, they won't cause you any harm unless you decide to devour a massive amount of them (which, let's be real, doesn't sound like a delightful idea). So, as long as you're not chowing down on fireflies like they're a fancy gourmet meal, you're totally safe, my friend. Ha ha, unless you've got a secret appetite for toxin-filled insects, of course. 

Q. Are fireflies considered safe insects?    

Ans. Well, here's the scoop. Fireflies have a defense mechanism up their tiny sleeves. When they come face-to-face with predators, they go all out and start reflex bleeding. Yep, they release drops of blood filled with chemicals that are actually toxic to lizards and birds. Now, here's a word of caution for humans as well: it's best to steer clear of eating them. Fireflies aren't exactly a gourmet treat for us either. So, let's appreciate these glowing beauties from a safe distance and leave the dining to less luminous options!       

Q. Why do Fireflies glow at night or in the dark?  

Ans. The glow you see is actually the result of a clever chemical reaction happening inside a firefly's abdomen. They've got a special organic compound called luciferin that's responsible for the magic. When air rushes into their abdomen, it mingles with luciferin, triggering a chemical reaction that creates their enchanting glow. It's like their very own natural light show! And hey, just a fun fact: they definitely don't rely on any beauty products like "Fair and Lovely" or "Glow and Lovely" to achieve their radiant shine. They've got their glow game on point, no cosmetics needed! 

Q. Where can we find a lot of Fireflies?    

Ans. Fireflies are quite the globetrotters! You can spot these glowing wonders in temperate and tropical regions across the globe. From Asia to the Americas, Europe to Africa, and even Down Under, fireflies make their presence known. If you're eager to witness their magical display, keep an eye out during the pre-monsoon season when they tend to light up the night. So, get ready to embark on a firefly adventure wherever your wanderlust takes you!

Q. When do Fireflies come out at night?

Ans. Fireflies know how to keep the night alive! They're active and visible throughout the night, but they tend to be most lively between midnight and 1:00 am. Just remember, if it's raining, they might decide to take cover and shy away. But fear not, even when the sun rises, they're still there, hiding in the tall grasses, patiently waiting for their next glowing adventure.  

Q. Do fireflies make noise?  

Ans. No, the fireflies don't make noise, they produce a sound by moving their wings, and the fireflies themselves can't hear this frequency.     

Q. Can we see fireflies in rain?

Ans. Yes, absolutely! You can still catch glimpses of these illuminating creatures during rain showers. However, do keep in mind that the firefly party may not be as vibrant during heavy downpours. Factors like air temperature and rainfall play a big role in their glow. And here's a secret: fireflies love indulging in snails, slugs, and pillbugs, which are aplenty during the moist pre-monsoon weather. But if the rain gets too heavy, don't be disappointed if you can't spot a single firefly. They might be taking cover until the storm subsides.

Q. Where can I spot fireflies near Mumbai?

Ans. If you're itching to witness the enchanting glow of fireflies near Mumbai,  These mesmerizing creatures can be found in various locations around Maharashtra. Some popular spots include Lonavala, Igatpuri Village, Bhandardara Village, Rajmachi, Prabalmachi, and Purushwadi Village. So, if you're a resident of Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan, or Navi-Mumbai, you can hop in for an exciting journey to these destinations with Mischief Treks. Don't foreget, the Fireflies Festival 2024 in Maharashtra is a seasonal event, so make sure to plan your visit accordingly. If you're feeling adventurous, don't hesitate to explore lesser-known gems like Siddhagad Wadi, Ghatghar, Kothaligad, Kondane Caves, and Panshet. The magic of fireflies awaits you!

Discover the Best Fireflies Festival Camping Locations in Maharashtra:

  • Bhandardara Fireflies Festival
  • Igatpuri Fireflies Festival
  • Rajmachi Fireflies Festival
  • Kothaligad Fireflies Festival
  • Secret Location Fireflies Festival
  • Prabalmachi Fireflies Festival

Click Here Official Online booking link for Fireflies Festival 2024:

https://www.mischieftreks.com 

Q. List of Locations to see Fireflies in Maharashtra? 

Ans. Fireflies can be spotted at several forest regions and remote village areas in Maharashtra. The following lists contain top popular locations and some upcoming new locations to spot fireflies.

Top 5 popular locations to see fireflies in Maharashtra:

List of Locations to see fireflies in Maharashtra:

  • Naneghat Fireflies Festival
  • Harishchandragad Fireflies Festival
  • Kalsubai Fireflies Festival
  • Panshet Fireflies Festival
  • Samrad Fireflies Festival
  • Ghatghar Fireflies Festival
  • Siddhagad Fireflies Festival
  • Khodane Fireflies Festival
  • Ganpati Gadad Fireflies Festival
  • Purushwadi Fireflies Festival
  • Devkund Fireflies Festival

Click Here Official Online booking link for Fireflies Festival 2024:
https://www.mischieftreks.com 

Q. Will the Fireflies event be canceled if it rains?

Ans. As you are already aware that June is a month of rainy-season, and the fireflies events are organized in this month with a clear understanding that it may rain. So the participants need to be ready to withstand the difficulties arising out of rains and unpredictable weather. The Fireflies event will not be canceled. A detailed explanation has be provided on each event details page for further clarification on www.mischieftreks.com 

Q. Can we have bonfire/BBQ during Fireflies Festival 2024? 

Ans. No, During Fireflies mating season any kind of fire or smoke is to be strictly avoided. Bonfire/Campfire causes smoke which is harmful for fireflies, hence its banned in all the locations of Fireflies festival. If you happen to see any such activity please inform Mischief Treks team.

Q. How to Book/Register online for Fireflies Festival 2024? 

Ans. You have to select your preferred Fireflies Festival location on the official booking website www.mischieftreks.com and press the 'Book-Now' button to proceed with online booking for Fireflies Festival 2024. The step-by-step guided booking process needs to be followed to confirm your booking. Please make sure you have read and understood event details and notes mentioned on the event page. Once you click the date Book Now button on the fireflies festival details page, system will provide list of dates to select from. Select the date by clicking on the Book now button in front of the date. Select number of participants and enter your details and proceed to make payment via UPI/Net-Banking/Credit card.
After payment, you will receive and email "Booking Request Received". Our team will get in touch with you on WhatsApp for KYC form submission. We will be creating WhatsApp group for pick-up coordination 03 Hrs prior to event date and time. Meeting point and other coordination details will be shared in the group. Apart from the pickup coordination, rest all details are available on event details page.


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