Overview

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.

About Purushwadi

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.

Consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited in the event. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the event. NO REFUND will be provided.


Batch 4 : 15th  - 16th June 2019

Batch 5 : 22nd -  23rd June 2019

Batch 6 : 29th -  30th June 2019


Some instructions : 

  • Like you know fireflies can be spotted only at the remotest destination, where there is less amount of light and pollution hence we also stay amidst the villages.
  • Please be ready to embrace rusticity, tented / local homes/dormitory with basic bedding facilities will be provided.( Home Stay / Dormitory would be provided incase of rains.
  • Stay humble for home-made food Veg, Non Veg and Jain options available.
  • Road conditions aren’t that great, hence bear with the bumps for a while as we travel in a local transport. Rusticity like we said.
  • Be prepared with rain wear and a jacket as temperature drops at night and rains are always uncertain
  • At our campsite there are plenty of fireflies, so enjoy blinking of these tiny bioluminescence friends and capture it in your memories and in camera.
  • Don’t touch or capture fireflies let them be live in their own environment, nobody likes nuisance guest.
  • No smoking and no drinking (if anyone found doing this activity will be separated from group and Travel Trikon holds no responsibility for such a person.
  • Travel Trikon believes in No trace policy so No Littering please. Collect all garbage and carry back we will dispose it in city.
  • We are going to one of the remote place so don't expect lavish facilities but yes basic needs will be taken care of...

 

Mandatory instructions for fireflies festival:

1. Keep min 50 feet distance.
2. Don't touch the fireflies and trees/Branches as well.
3. Avoid torch or use it with green colour filter only for route.
4. Zero noise(no music/keep silent).
5. Smoking/Alcohol/Deo/Perfume all are strictly prohibited.

1 Night 2 Days Available on request Dadar, Maharashtra
Itinerary

Day 1:   Saturday

11:00 am        Meet the Travel Trikon Team at Kotak Mahindra Bank , Near Pritam Hotel at Dadar East

11:15 am        Leave from Dadar by Private AC Bus

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

10:00 am         Start packing up bags and folding up the camp. Leave the campsite with lots of memories!

02:00 pm         Reach Mumbai

 

 


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.

 

Highlights
  • 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
  • Consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited in the event. Anyone found in possession of the same or consuming it will be expelled from the event. NO REFUND will be provided.

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Transport from Dadar to Dadar by Private AC Bus
  • 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
Pickup point
Kotak Mahindra Bank ATM, College St, Dadar East, Dadar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India View on Map