Welcome to the secluded haven of Karjat, a hidden gem nestled in nature's embrace, where an exclusive fireflies camping experience awaits. Located away from the crowds, Karjat offers a serene and untouched landscape that sets the stage for a truly magical encounter with fireflies. As night descends upon this tranquil destination, the forest comes alive with the twinkling dance of these enchanting creatures, creating a symphony of flickering lights that illuminates the surroundings.
Prepare to be captivated by the intimate charm of Karjat as you immerse yourself in the serenity of this noncrowded sanctuary and witness the mesmerizing spectacle of fireflies in their natural habitat. 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.
Join us for Non-Crowded experience of Fireflies Festival 2024 at Karjat. Online Booking available. At Short distance from Mumbai it's Couple and Family friendly.
⚠️ Eligibility Condition: Participants need to "Read" and "Understand" the Details, Faq's, Inclusions, Important Points to Note, About-us, etc... before considering to proceed. Do not book this event if the details and points mentioned are not agreeable to you.
Booking closes once slots are sold out.
|Event:||Fireflies Festival 2024 - Karjat Camping|
|Dates:||18-May2024, 25-May-2024, 01-Jun-2024, and 08-Jun-2024|
|Suitable for:||All age groups.|
Charges and Travel Options for Karjat Fireflies Festival:
You can reach the campsite in your own vehicle. We will be sharing GPS locations and directions/instructions on the WhatsApp group. Camping fees with this option will be Rs. 1400 per person
Camping & Pickup/Drop from Karjat Railway Station
- Pickup/Drop Time: 18:20 pm from Karjat / next day 9:00 am from base village
Camping fees with this option will be Rs. 1800 per person
- Kids Charges: For Kids Camping Charges without pickup are Rs. 499 and with Pickup from Karjat are Rs. 950
⚠️ Eligibility Condition: Participants need to "Read" and "Understand" the Details, Faq's, Inclusions, Important Points to Note, About-us, etc... before considering to be apart of our group for this event. Do not book this event if the details and points mentioned are not agreeable to you.
Booking closes once slots are sold out.
- The thrill of walking through a forest.
- Camping at one of the best and Exclusive Mischief Treks Campsite near Karjat
- Non-Crowded Campsite
- Watch twinkly fireflies under night sky.
- Veg and Jain Food Available
- Complete Safety and Security.
- Safe Campsite for Women, Girls, Solo Travelers, Groups, Couples.
- Non Commercial Campsite
- Group tents - 3/4 sharing
- All the Mischief and Fun, just like old times.
- Photography - be ready to get clicked.
- All the "Masti" which is a USP of Mischief Treks.
Karjat Fireflies Festival near Mumbai by Mischief Treks
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Karjat Fireflies Festival camping 2024 from Mumbai is a Non-Crowded location that provides safe and best available camping to experience fireflies in abundance. The event is Kids, Couples and Families friendly. Other locations are Rajmachi, Purushwadi, Igatpuri, Prabalmachi, and Bhandardara.
DETAILED ITINERARY - Karjat Camping - Fireflies Festival
Three hours prior to the event date and time, we will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination purposes. Exact GPS locations for each pickup point, coordinator contact, etc will be shared in the group.
Day 1 - Saturday
Option 1: Those coming by own vehicle need to reach the meeting point Karjat, before 18.10 pm and follow our vehicles till camping location. If you wish to reach the camping location directly you can sync your timing with the group movement occurring at the same time and reach the campsite at 7:30pm
Option 2 : Those who have opted for pick up and drop from Karjat Local train station need to board Karjat Local Train local train at these timings from a station nearest to you.
Train For Karjat Fireflies Festival Camping
Catch the Karjat Local train from the station nearest to you
- CSMT : 16:30 pm
- Byculla: 16:37 pm
- Dadar: 16:43 pm
- Kurla: 16:50 pm
- Ghatkopar: 16:54 pm
- Mulund: 17:06 pm
- Thane: 17:10 pm
- Dombivali: 17:25 pm
- Kalyan: 17:34 pm
- Karjat: 18:24 pm
Once the train reaches the station local jeeps will be waiting outside the station to take you to the campsite.
Schedule for Karjat Fireflies Festival
- The train is expected to reach Karjat station at 18:24 hrs. Once the Train reaches the event leader from Mischief Treks will meet you at the station and the group will move out and take the transport vehicle by 18:40 pm.
- The event leader will reach the campsite along with train participants around 07:30 pm. We shall then have a short introduction once everyone has gathered at campsite. Tent allocation will be done after the the introduction session.
- You can freshen up, rest well, in your tents. Dinner will be ready around 08:30 to 08:45 pm.
- We shall then leave to spot Fireflies, we will be walking through the dense forest region. Generally the spotting can be done with plain walk of 15 min from campsite, but depending on where the fireflies will be at that date and time, we may have to walk for 30 min to spot the fireflies. During this forest walk, we will spend ample time watching fireflies.
- People can opt to stay back at the fireflies spot as long as they want or join us back to campsite for a round of Antakshari and other exciting games.
- We'll have breakfast around 08:00 am. Post breakfast we can head out for Station around 8:30am and get back home
What is included in the tour
- Pickup and drop from Karjat station (if Opted for)
- Tent Stay 3-sharing and 4-sharing basis OR Alternate shelter arrangement at village home in case of rains.
(Twin sharing available on additional cost of Rs.500 per couple)
- Dinner (Pure veg and Jain Food)
- Breakfast and Tea
- Govt / Local Body Charges as applicable
- Expertise charges
- Basic First Aid
What is NOT included in the tour
- Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption and any kind of personal expenses.
- Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
- All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.
- Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.
- Identity proof.
- Good and reliable trekking shoes and extra pair of floaters.
- Water (minimum 2 Ltrs) Compulsory.
- Torch with extra batteries - do not depend on the phone.
- Keep your phone fully charged.
- Mosquito repellent (optional)
- A bedsheet or Turkish towel to lay down and rest or you may carry a sleeping bag.
- Some ready-to-eat food like biscuits, plum cake, etc to keep your tummy happy.
- Medicines (if you need any), Glucon D / Electrol / Enerzyl Powder (We will have a basic first aid kit with us).
- A haversack to put all your things. Your hands need to be free while trekking.
Important Points to note regarding Karjat Fireflies Festival 2024
Transport: If you have opted for the transportation the local vehicles from the Karjat station to the base will be provided.
Washroom: 3 Washrooms are available at the camping location. These are basic village washrooms.
Accommodation: A Styrofoam mat will be provided in the tents to keep you comfortable. Tents will be allocated on 3/4/6 sharing basis depending on the tent size available at the time of booking. For Twin sharing additional Rs.500 needs to be paid per couple. In case of rains, an attempt will be made to provide shelter in the forest/mountain region. Tents cannot be pitched in rains or if it's windy or the weather for the night is expected to be bad.
This is the Monsoon season and camping is best suited in winter and summers when it's not too windy or rainy. If the weather goes bad, accommodation will be provided in homestay/ dormitory/temp shelter, etc. Please do not book this event if your focus is on luxury/comfort camping only. This is specifically a Fireflies-focused event and due to weather conditions, all other things need to be handled as per the best-suited option basis.
Rain & Weather:
Rains are expected to start from the month of June, during initial days the soil soaks up most of the rain water as it has been try for several months, as days pass by, the rain water starts flowing. If it drizzles during the event it wont matter much, the fabric of tent is water resistant. But in case of extremely heavy rains, or stormy weather, the participants need to take shelter at a nearby shed. This shelter is only for protecting from extreme bad conditions and its not a stay-option. This shelter is at a walking distance of 1 min from the campsite.
Last Batch: Officially Mischief Treks will have last batch of the season on Sat-Sun(17-18 June). We also have an extended batch on Sat-Sun (24-25 June) scheduled for those who missed the festival's peak time and want to catch up.
The main focus of this event is watching "Fireflies" and this is not a Camping focused event. Tent stay/Village home stay is just a medium to provide shelter for the night.
The event schedule, itinerary, group composition, and all operational aspects are subject to change without prior notice. In these uncertain times, we will try to do our best to get things rolling but unavoidable circumstances may impact the operations.
Please make sure you are physically fit to complete the event and "before" booking you have gone through all the details, FAQ, Points to note, and Disclaimer. Please do not book this event if you are not comfortable with the terms explained on this page.
Fireflies Festival is based on natural phenomena, just like rain/clouds, etc... as per the past few years' patterns, the events have been lined up from 14th May to mid of June. During this period on some occasions, we will be able to spot thousands of fireflies, and sometimes we may barely get to see a few. The first the last batch will have less number of fireflies. We recommend opting for batches starting 21th May. Make sure you have gone through the FAQ section.
How to Reach Karjat Fireflies Festival:
To get accurate travel info for reach Fireflies Festival Karjat from Mumbai:
- Open Google search tab
- Type the following words in the search window "My location to Karjat Fireflies-Festival distance"
- You shall get the exact time required to travel, modes of travel, and distance (kilometers) from your location.
Points to Note and FAQ's regarding Fireflies Festival Karjat
Following are the frequently asked questions regarding Karjat Fireflies Festival - Camping
Q. Can someone call me and read out the details on this page?
Ans. We at Mischief Treks have a strict condition, each participant who wishes to join our group needs to be aware of all the aspects of the event. Hence we have mentioned the details with utmost clarity and transparency on this page. We will not make phone calls to read out information that is readily available this page. We strongly urge you to refer to the provided resources before requesting redundant assistance. We do not verbally provide details on phone as it usually creates a lot of "Misunderstanding" and "Miscommunication". If something mentioned on this page is confusing, you can get clarity on chat by clicking on WhatsApp icon on your screen, we shall revert with written clarification to all the queries. To discuss things that are "Not" mentioned on this page we can arrange a callback from one of our Trek Leaders.
Q. How many people will be at coming for Karjat Fireflies Festival Camping?
Ans. Depends on the number of people booking the event. Generally, the batch size is approximately 35-50 participants. This is an exclusive campsite and no random public will be here to disturb our group.
Q: Is the event suitable for Females?
Ans. We at Mischief Treks do not consider females as lesser humans and any female/male who is physically fit can participate in our events and enjoy nature just like Men.
Q: Are pets allowed in Fireflies Festival?
Ans. We dont mind, but the forest stray dogs cause trouble for all other participants when they sense presence of any outsider animal in their territory. If this happens we will have to ask the pet to be taken away from campsite. Hence we highly recommend not bringing any pets into any forest region including Fireflies Festival.
Q: How much do we have to walk from the campsite to see the Fireflies?
Ans. Once we start walking to watch the fireflies we may have to walk for 5-15 min (approx 20 meters to 400 meters) to to be able to spot the fireflies.
Q: Do we have to trek uphill to spot the fireflies?
Ans. The walk in forest to spot fireflies is generally on forest ground level and no rock climbing or trekking is involved.
Q: How much time will we spend watching the fireflies?
Ans. Generally we spend enough time till most of the people are done watching. If a person has specific requirement for watching the fireflies for extended period he/she can stay back at the fireflies spot as long as he/she likes.
Q: Can we reach or leave early/late from the campsite?
Ans. Of course! IF you have your own wheels, you're welcome to head out early. You can skip dinner, and if you're ready to hit the road, you can return to your comfort zone in no time. We don't have any restrictions or obligations when it comes to staying back at the campsite. You can reach and leave as per your choice. The charges for participation will be the same for all participants. Skipping part of event will not qualify for special rates or discounts.
Q: Is mobile phone network coverage available at the campsite?
Ans. The network is poor and you may get intermittent network on Jio phones. Vodafone and Airtel networks are pretty bad in entire region.
Q: How to request for couple tent?
Ans. Once you have completed your booking formalities, you can opt for Add-on option for getting a couple tent allocated by sharing your preference with us on WhatsApp. Plz note, as explained in important points to note, this is not a camping focused event, and stay arrangements will be as per weather conditions.
Q: Is mobile phone charging facility available at the campsite?
Ans. No, as this campsite is in remote forest location mobile phone charging facility is currently not available. We advise you to carry a portable powerbank with you along with torches to be used at night.
Q: When is the best time to visit the Karjat Fireflies Festival?
Ans. The Fireflies Festival begins on 01-June-2024 and ends around 23-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.
Q: How can I book tickets for the Karjat Fireflies Festival 2024?
Ans. Booking tickets for the Karjat Fireflies Festival 2024 can be done online through the official website of Mischief Treks at www.mischieftreks.com It is important to note that advance booking is mandatory for participating in the Fireflies Festival in Maharashtra.
Q: What is meaning of word Camping?
Ans. According to wikipedia and general understanding, Camping is not limited to staying in a tent. It can actually mean temporarily staying anywhere outdoors or in nature. It's all about immersing yourself in the great outdoors and enjoying the experience. So, whether you're sleeping in a tent, a camper van, a village home, a hammock, or even under the stars under open sky, it's all part of the camping adventure. It's about embracing nature and creating lasting memories wherever you choose to set up camp.
Q: I have booked/paid for the event, is my booking confirmed for Karjat Fireflies Festival?
Ans. No !, your booking can become invalid if you do not submit the "Most Important Details" required for emergency situations. This form needs to be submitted within 3 hours of making the payment. We do not allow anyone to the campsite until we have complete and authentic details of the person. This info is crucial in case of an emergency and is a mandatory KYC parameter. The link for the "personal details form" will be sent after you complete the booking instructions mentioned on the website. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form or not submitting the form will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case.
Q. Why is submitting emergency contact details and KYC information mandatory?
Ans. Its a standard protocol and also a guideline by Govt of India. We are accountable for every "Human-Body" present at our campsite or trek is our responsibility and in case of any unfortunate event we will be asked by authorities to provide all relevant information about you. In order to comply with the authorities we have to take authentic information from you. Fake/Incomplete information or non-submission of the details will make your ticket (paid amount) invalid and no refund will be provided in such case. You will not be allowed to participate in the event.
Q. We are coming by our own vehicle for the event, where should we reach for the Karjat fireflies festival?
Ans. You need to reach Karjat Station at the scheduled meeting time, from here you can follow our vehicles. After this point cellphone network coverage is bad and our team wont be contactable. You will be given exact coordinates after you finish booking formalities.
Q. How do we get in touch after reaching the meeting point for Karjat Fireflies Festival?
Ans. Three hours prior to event date and time we will be creating a WhatsApp group for coordination wherein you will be provided all the necessary information regarding the contact person, exact point to meet, etc.. Apart from coordination regarding meeting us, rest all information is already available on this page.
Q. How many people will share the tent OR can we have a separate tent for ourselves?
Ans. We have tents of 3 different size. 2/3/4 person capacity tents, you can choose from any of these as per the number of persons coming along with you (depending on availability). Tent size is as per standard international norms for tents. The 3 person tent has dimensions of 200 x 200 x 130 cm. The 4 person tent has dimensions 220 x 250 x 150cm. Igatpuri Fireflies is not a luxury camping event. A Basic tent setup will be provided for shelter. For Twin sharing additional Rs.500 needs to be paid per couple.
Q. What is provided in meals at Karjat Fireflies Festival?
Ans. The meal will consist of veg and Jain food options. Rice, Chapati, Daal, seasonal veg, salad. For breakfast poha and tea will be available. This basic home cooked food is prepared by local villagers. Restaurant and Hotel food is not available at Karjat Fireflies Festival.
Q. Is drinking water provided?
Ans. Yes, normal tap water for drinking is provided free of cost to all participants.
Q. Is Karjat Fireflies Festival safe for solo participants?
Ans. Yes Karjat Fireflies Festival is safe for solo participants, mostly 30% of participants come up solo and blend in.
Q. Is Karjat Fireflies Festival safe for girls?
Ans. Yes Karjat Fireflies Festival is safe for girls, Mischief Treks has a track record of making our trekking and camping events extremely safe for girls and boys both. Normally 60 – 75 % of our participants are females.
Q. How should I book the Karjat Fireflies Festival event?
Ans. All you have to do is press the book now button on this page and follow the instructions.
Q. How long do we have to walk to watch Fireflies?
Ans. The fireflies will be visible at a walking distance of 5-7 minutes. The terrain is not a mountain climb and its suitable for fit people of any age group.
Q. Does the Karjat Campsite have a washroom facility?
Ans. We have washroom available at 3 min walking distance. This is a basic workable washroom in a forest area of the village, it's clean and usable until people reach, beyond that, it purely depends on the participants on how they use it. It won't be like the ones you find in hotels or restaurants. This is a village and the village washroom is in line with the village people.
Q. Can I bring my Kid along?
Ans. Age does not matter, Fitness and adaptability is extremely important. Once we had a 4-year-old girl who completed the entire event easily, and sometimes even 22-25 year old people cant complete 10% of the event. It purely depends on how fit the kids are and how they have been raised. One of our 3-year-old nieces can do all the fireflies locations easily, but my 16-year-old cousin can't even dare to think of going to any of the events listed on our website. His parents have raised him in such a way that now he is incapable of being in nature.
Q. Is alcohol allowed during Karjat Fireflies Festival camping?
Ans. Although alcohol is allowed during all camping events, but as Fireflies Festival gets conducted in most unfavorable conditions and is a Family and Kids oriented event, we would not be allowing consumption of Alcohol during Karjat Fireflies Festival event..
Q. Is Parking available at Karjat Fireflies campsite location?
Ans. No, Official parking lot is not available at the Karjat Fireflies camping location. There is a open space where people park their vehicles. You may choose to park your vehicle at the given location at your own risk. Till date we have not encountered any issues related to parking.
Q. Do fireflies bite?
Ans. Unlike many other insects, fireflies give off a friendly vibe. They don't bite, they have no pincers, they don't attack, they don't carry disease, they are not poisonous, and they don't even fly very fast.
Q. Will the Fireflies event be canceled if it rains?
Ans. As you are already aware that June is a rainy-season month and the fireflies events are organized in this month with a clear understanding that it may rain. The Fireflies event will not be canceled. Refer Points to Note section above for further clarification
Q. What time of year do fireflies appear?
Ans. In India, Fireflies start appearing during May-end and are visible till June.
Q. Can fireflies hurt me?
Ans. Fireflies do contain toxins, But they are harmless to humans unless eaten in massive quantities.
Q. Are fireflies safe?
Ans. Fireflies can be poisonous. When predators attack, they start “reflex bleeding,” and produce drops of blood filled with nasty chemicals that are poisonous to lizards and birds. They're not great for humans, either, so don't try eating them!
Q. Why do Fireflies glow?
Ans. The light that the firefly produces is a chemical reaction caused by an organic compound in their abdomens. The compound is called luciferin. As air rushes into a firefly's abdomen, it reacts with luciferin. It causes a chemical reaction that gives off the firefly its glow. They don't use 'Fair and lovely' or 'Glow and lovely'.
Q. Where are fireflies found?
Ans. Fireflies are found in temperate and tropical regions on every continent. They are most commonly seen on summer evenings.
Q. Are Fireflies decreasing in India?
Ans. In India, there are only about 7-8 species of fireflies left; there are more than 2,000 species across the world. So you can say that fireflies are decreasing in India.
Q. What time do Fireflies come out at night?
Ans. Fireflies are visible all night, they are most numerous between the hours of midnight and 1 a.m. If it is pouring, they will not appear. Even if you don't see fireflies after the sun rises, they're still lurking in the tall grasses.
Q. Do fireflies make noise?
Ans. No, the fireflies produce a sound by moving their wings, and the fireflies themselves can't hear this frequency.
Q. Can fireflies be in rain?
Ans. Yes, Fireflies can be in rain, the air temperature and rainfall play a huge role when they emerge. Since they feed on snails, slugs, and pillbugs, which are brought out by the rain and moist environment, fireflies like the muggy weather.
Q. Why do fireflies glow at only at night?
Ans. Fireflies mostly only glow at night because that's when the males are trying to get the attention of female fireflies.
Q. Are there fireflies in India?
Ans. There are eight firefly species in India, and they are the most abundant in the humid forests of the Sahyadri area, part of the Western Ghats mountain range.
Q. When can we see fireflies in India?
Ans. Ideally, the best time to watch these fireflies in India is during the pre-monsoon months of May and June. Particularly during the first two weeks of June because it is the peak mating season for fireflies.
Q. Why are fireflies disappearing in India?
Ans. Habitat loss, light pollution from artificial night lights, and pesticides are considered to be the biggest threats to the firefly population in India and around the world.
Q. Are fireflies extinct in India?
Ans. In India, there are only about 7-8 species of fireflies left; there are more than 2,000 species across the world. So you can say that fireflies are decreasing in India. They aren't extinct yet but if we don't take care of our environment one day they surely will go extinct.
Q. Where can I see fireflies near Mumbai/Pune/Nashik?
Ans. The fireflies are generally found in Lonavala, Igatpuri, Bhandardara, Prabalmachi, and Purushwadi villages. If you live in or nearby these areas, you can easily watch them. Fireflies festival Maharashtra is a seasonal event.
Q. Which locations are available for booking Fireflies Festival 2024?
Ans. Out of the several locations for fireflies festival we have handpicked few best ones as mentioned below.
Best Fireflies Festival Camping Locations in Maharashtra
- Bhandardara Fireflies Festival
- Igatpuri Fireflies Festival
- Rajmachi Fireflies Festival
- Kothaligad Fireflies Festival
- Secret Location Fireflies Festival
- Karjat Fireflies Festival
- Prabalmachi Fireflies Festival
Q. Where can I see fireflies near Mumbai?
Ans. Around Mumbai, there are many destinations to spot Fireflies in Rajmachi Village, Siddhagad Wadi, Prabalmachi village, Bhandardara, Ghatghar, Kothaligad, Kondane Caves and Purushwadi, etc. We at Mischief Treks organize Firefly Festival at multiple locations like Rajmachi, Prabalmachi, Bhandardhara, Igatpuri, Kothaligad, and Mischief Treks Special Location.
Q. Where can I watch fireflies in India?
Ans. The Western Ghats are probably one of the best places to see these fireflies in action and here are our top 7 destinations. Rajmachi, Karjat, Bhandardhara, Igatpuri, Kothaligad, Prabalmachi, and Mischief Treks Special Location.
Q. Where can we see fireflies in Maharashtra?
Ans. The Western Ghats are probably one of the best places to see these fireflies in action and here are our top 7 destinations. Rajmachi, Karjat, Bhandardhara, Igatpuri, Kothaligad, Prabalmachi and Mischief Treks Special Location.
Q. Which is the Official website for online booking Karjat Fireflies Festival 2024?
Ans.The official website for Online-Booking of Fireflies Festival 2024 at Bhandardara, Karjat, Rajmachi, Igatpuri, Kothaligad, Secret Location and Prabamachi is https://www.mischieftreks.com
Online registration is available for Groups, couples, Family and kids. These campsites are couple friendly and kids friendly too.
Q. When can we see fireflies in Maharashtra?
Ans. Ideally, the best time to watch these fireflies in Maharashtra is during the pre-monsoon months of May and June. Particularly during the first two weeks of June because it is the peak mating season for fireflies.
Q. Are any discounts or coupon codes available?
Ans. To be honest, Discounts and coupon codes are just a marketing trick. No one offers something below the pre-decided rate slab. The charges on website haven't yet been adjusted (inflated) to provide for discounts. Mentioned amount is the lowest actual charges and hence discounts are currently not possible. We will soon be revising the charges in next few weeks to make buffer for discounts.
Q. Do fireflies glow to mate?
Ans. The glowing light of fireflies is used by the insects to signal mates, and also it warns predators that the bugs will leave a bad taste in the mouth.
Q. Does the cancellation policy/rescheduling policy apply to me if I book on event day or last day?
Ans: Yes, the policy is applicable irrespective of the booking date. The cancellation / reschedule policy is applicable to everyone with immediate effect from the date and time of booking. The refunds/rescheduling requests will be processed based on the date and time of cancellation/reschedule request sent to us and the date and time of booking the event are irrelevant.
Q. What is the basis of cancellation/reschedule policy in case of medical or personal emergency of participant or organizing team?
Ans: The cancellation policy is based on fairness towards the participant and the organizing team. In case of medical/personal emergency, the loss arising out of cancellation/reschedule will be borne by the respective person. i.e. if the organizing team faces an emergency situation and the event gets canceled, the participant will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if the participant faces an emergency situation, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss. The cancellation policy is designed with a completely unbiased approach towards the participant and organizing team and is aimed at fairness towards both.
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Karjat Fireflies - Information Update
This is the 'Best-Time' to experience sighting Fireflies in 2024. The sighting has already started in 4th week of May, and currently we are almost at peak of season at all fireflies festival locations. According to observations soon the visibility count will start decreasing and by the time we reach 5th week of June 2024 it will be time to wait for Fireflies Festival 2025.
Its too early to predict weather for 2024. We will update it once we have reliable information
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 eradicate activities related to pollutants like Fire, Smoke, and Lights causing harm to Fireflies.
- 90% will be refunded if canceled 15 days (360+ hrs) in advance.
- 75% will be refunded if canceled 10 days (240+ hrs) in advance.
- 50% will be refunded if canceled 05 days (120+ hrs) in advance.
- 0% refund if canceled in less than 05 days (120 hours) of the event date and time.
- 0% refund if the participant drops out, misses bus pickup, or does not reach the meeting point on the scheduled date and time.
- Rescheduling can be done free of cost if the rescheduling request is sent to us 120 hours prior to event date and time. If the request is sent in less than 120hrs, 50 percent of event charges need to be paid for cancelling the current booking and rescheduling it to next available date.
If the event itself gets canceled, you will be given the option to switch to any other event or any other date, Or you can opt for a 100% refund. If you need to reschedule your booking to any other available date, it can be done free of cost if the rescheduling request is sent 120 hours prior to the trek. From 0hrs - 120 hours prior to the trek date and time free rescheduling is not permitted. It will be counted as cancellation done in less than 120hours of the event date and time. It's a humble request, please do not give medical reasons, crib, argue or try to blackmail us if you drop out or cancel/reschedule the trek in the last 5 days.
The basis of the cancelation policy is to protect the participant and the organizers from undue financial losses arising out of unforeseen situations. If the event gets canceled due to the medical/personal emergency of the organising team member, the participants will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if there is a medical/personal emergency at the participant's end, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss.