Purushwadi Fireflies Festival This monsoon Travel Trikon brings you an offbeat and unique weekend getaway, at the spectacular Purushwadi fireflies festival.
Purushwadi is an idyllic tribal village located at a distance of 220 kms from Mumbai and Pune, and is quickly gaining popularity as an eco-tourism destination. The village is home to many indigenous tribes including bails, kolismahadeos, thakars, kolidhors, takarekolis, paradhis, kokanas, warlis, kathodis and katkaris.
Purushwadi is a tribal village situated 180/ 220 km from both Mumbai & Pune en route to Nasik. It is nestled in the forested Western Ghats, between river Kurkundi and river Mula, in the Akole district of Maharashtra. The village has been adopted by a well-known NGO, Grassroutes who are dedicated towards promoting eco-friendly tourism in villages across Maharashtra, also providing livelihood to the villagers in the process.
The village is a haven for us city-dwellers looking for a quick refreshing getaway from Mumbai. At Purushwadi, one gets to experience the quaint village lifestyle, traditional hospitality of the friendly locals at the home stays, and delicious home-cooked food. Adding a touch of magic, the nights at Purushwadi are lightened up by nature’s very own illumination- hundreds of fireflies!
Though all attempts have been made to maintain the raw flavour of the traditional village life, Purushwadi home-stays are well equipped with all the necessary, basic amenities electricity, drinking water, toilets facilities and beddings.
What is included in the tour
- Local Transport from Kasara to Kasara
- Saturday Evening Snacks , Veg / Non Veg Dinner & Sunday Breakfast
- Homestay / Triple Sharing Tented accommodation
- Bed Sheet & Blanket
- 5% GST
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any other expense of personal use other than mentioned in inclusions
- Saturday & Sunday Lunch
- Twinkling Fireflies are the highlight of this journey
- Experience rustic village stay camping / homestay
- Night Strolls, mystery stories around Purushwadi will keep you hooked!
- Try your hand at night-time photography
Day 1: Saturday
12:30 pm Meet the Travel Trikon Team at Kasara Station
01:00 pm Proceed towards Purushwadi Village
01:30 pm Lunch enroute
04:00 pm Reach Base Village
04:30 pm Explore the area.
07:00 pm Stroll around the villages to witness the twinkling fireflies
09:30 pm Dinner & Games
10:30 pm Rest for the day
Day 2: Sunday
07:00 am Wake up to a beautiful sun-rise and morning walk
08:00 am Enjoy fresh breakfast and chai
09:00 am Start packing up bags and folding up the camp. Leave the campsite with lots of memories!
01:30 pm: Reach Kasara
04:00 pm : Reach Mumbai
Train Time Table for Saturday.
Catch CST-Kasara Fast Local @ 10:20 am
10:20 am Mumbai CST
10:27 am Byculla
10:33 am Dadar
10:40 am Kurla
10:44 am Ghatkopar
10:56 am Mulund
11:00 pm Thane
11:12 pm Dombivili
11:19 pm Kalyan
12:30 pm Kasara
Things To Carry
- ID Card
- Lunch for Saturday
- 2 litres water
- Camera (Optional)
- Enerzal Powder or Glucon D powder
- Snacks & Biscuits
- Extra Pair of Clothes
- Torch with Extra Batteries
- Clean napkin or small towel
- Cap, sunglasses, scarf
- Torch and mosquito repellent
- Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags)
- Please carry medicines if you need any
- Hand Sanitizer
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.