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The Secret of Fireflies Mulshi B3

The Secret of Fireflies Mulshi B3

This season come and join us to experience a natural phenomenon so unique that its almost magical, where millions of fireflies swarm the forests around Pune/ Mumbai and one such location is right beside our campsite in Mulshi. (40 km away from Pune)

Just before the monsoon the warm temperature makes it perfect for these nocturnal beetles to come out and flash their light to find the perfect mate with responding blinking light signals. Imagine thousands of them lighting up the forest with rice grain size bulbs blinking all around you.

Great opportunity for photographers, nature lovers, adventure seekers and travelers to experience blinking stars setting down in the forest.

Cost:
Veg cost per person: Adults Rs. 2000/-
Non-veg per person: Adults Rs. 2300/-
Children below 5: No cost
Children between 5-10: Rs. 1500/-
Arrange your own transport: INR 300 less per person.
5% GST is applicable to all of the above mentioned pricing.

Itinerary:

Saturday 9th June
02:00 pm Pick-up from Hotel Blue Nile, MG Road (Travel time approx. 1.5 to 2 hrs)
04:00 pm Arrive at campsite
04:30 – 05:00 pm Tea and snacks
05:00 – 06:00 pm Tent allocation and set-up
08:00 – 08:40 pm Dinner
09:00 – 11:00 pm Hike into the forest to see the fireflies
11:20 pm Return to campsite. Lights out

Sunday 10th June
06:30 am Wake-up call and tea and biscuits
07:00 – 09:00 am Optional Hike to Mulshi Lake, enjoy swimming in the safe area and hike back to the campsite.
09:15 – 09:40 am Tea and breakfast
09:40 – 10:00 am Pack-up the tents and board the bus with all your belongings
10:00 am Depart for Pune

Stay:
Accommodation is on sharing basis (3 person per tent) or in the dorm which will accommodate 15 person (Dorm has 2 attached toilets)
We have 4 double bed rooms with attached toilet and bath showers, rooms are available on first come first serve at INR 1000 per room and INR 500 for every additional person (Max 4 per room)
Private tent for 2 will be additional INR 1000 per couple.

Campsite features:
Our campsite is located in a picturesque scenic setting surrounded by valleys and forests and just a short distance to the lake.
Clean and hygienic western toilets, separate toilets for rooms, dorms and campsite.
Home cooked healthy food
Safe surroundings and experienced staff.
Camp leaders with precise knowledge of the fireflies favorable habitat.

How to experience the fireflies sightings:
Follow the instructions of the camp leaders for a memorable fireflies experience.
We will be hiking through the forest in the evening and night to find these magnificent little creatures, be prepared to walk. If the sightings are further than normal then we would take the bus.
Torch and flash lights are imp and must be carried by everyone, however we will try to avoid them once the fireflies are sighted.
Fireflies are sensitive to temperature, noise and light. Adult fireflies have a notoriously short life span, living for three to five days (long enough to mate and lay eggs) depending on the species or up to two months in the wild.
Speaking to each other will be in low volume, bluetooth speakers must be completely avoided.

Trip Facilities:
• Travel and toll: Pick up and drop off from our selected pick up points.
• Evening tea and snacks and dinner on day 1 and 1 breakfast on day 2.
• Camping in comfortable waterproof tents on sharing basis
• Mineral water for drinking throughout the trip.
• Tour guides and camp leaders all along the trip.
• Medical assistance if required.

Trip excludes:
• Breakfast and Lunch on day one and any other meals besides the breakfast on day two.
• Personal expenses (beverages and snacks).
• Personal Medic*tion

Things to carry:
-Please wear non-bulky full body clothing preferably light colored
– One spare set of clothing.
-Umbrella or rain jacket
-Good hiking or sports shoes (Compulsary) NO Slippers or floaters!
-Caps and Hats
-Sunglasses and sunscreen
-Hand Towel
-Munchies and personal snacks
-Personal Medic*tion
-Camera (optional)
-Binoculars (optional)
-Shawl/Jacket
-One bedsheet (Compulsary)
-Personal Sanitation kit
-One liter water bottle (compulsary)

IMPORTANT:

The occurrence of Fireflies is completely a natural phenomenon, the trip is scheduled during the best time of the year to see them, however one cannot guarantee how many can be seen or if any can be seen at all. We communicate with our local guides regularly to check on the situation.
Please take care of all your belongings.
Notify us immediately in case of any medical emergency.
Anyone found under the influence of alcohol, drugs or narcotics will be requested to leave the trip immediately, without any refund.
Adventure camping and outdoor sports/ recreation is purely for nature lovers and not for party groups; we respect nature and do our best to spread the awareness about wilderness preservation.
Please observe silence between 11 pm and 6 am to have a pleasant camping experience.

Be sure that you are responsible for your own personal belongings.
We like to keep the wildlife wild, please do not litter the forest/ sanctuary and the campsite.
Please confirm your registration by making payments to the account number given below:

Our account details below:

Name: Rivers and Ridges
Bank Name: Punjab National Bank
Bank account Number: 6631002100001031
Branch: Kondhwa
City: Pune
IFSC Code: PUNB0663100
Account type: Current

or

UPI Id Transfer: riversnridges@okicici

Availability is first come first serve basis. Last day of confirming is 2 days prior to the event date, but please book your seats as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.

For any questions, call Rohan: 7350064961. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Thanks,

Team Rivers and Ridges.

 

The Secret of Fireflies Mulshi B3 was last modified: by
June 09 2018

Details

Start: June 9 @ 2:00 pm
End: June 10 @ 12:00 am
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Venue

Mulshi Dam, Thamini Ghat, Pune, Maharashtra 412108, Pune, India

India