Million Fireflies Festival

Million Fireflies Festival

 

  • Special Sunny Agarwal Group

    4 people on Home-stay

    Sale Date Ended

    INR 6000
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  • Special Anusheel Verma booking

    Double occupancy Camping tent on ground for 28-29 June

    Sale Date Ended

    INR 5000
    Sold Out
  • Special booking by Saranjeet

    1 Canvas tent for 17-18 June

    Sale Date Ended

    INR 3500
    Sold Out
  • Special Nikita Booking

    1 Double Camping tent away from campsite

    Sale Date Ended

    INR 4400
    Sold Out
  • Special Sanjiv Family Booking

    1 Canvas tent, 2 adults 2 kids

    Sale Date Ended

    INR 11800
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  • Special Salil Group Booking

    28-29 June Camping Tent at Campsite for 4 visitors

    Sale Date Ended

    INR 10000
    Sold Out
  • Special Manali group

    2 double canvas tents for 5-6 July

    Sale Date Ended

    INR 12000
    Sold Out
  • Special Aditya Dhull Booking

    1 Double Camping tent on ground for 5-6 July

    Sale Date Ended

    INR 5000
    Sold Out
  • Special Sunita Singh Booking 5-6 July

    1 Canvas tent for 2 on 5-6 July

    Sale Date Ended

    INR 5500
    Sold Out
  • Camping tents on Platform

    Adult

    Sale Date Ended

    INR 2000
    Sold Out
  • Camping Tents on Platform

    Adult

    Sale Date Ended

    INR 2000
    Sold Out
  • Camping tents on Platform

    Adult

    Sale Date Ended

    INR 2000
    Sold Out
  • Camping Tents - Child below 12 above 4 accompanied by an Adult

    Child Ticket

    Sale Date Ended

    INR 1200
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About The Event

Grassroutes Journeys Presents…

The Festival of A Million Fireflies!

23rd May – 7thJuly 2014

 

You would not believe your eyes, if a million fireflies lit up the skies

They fill the open air & leave teardrops everywhere

You’d think me rude, but I would just stand and stare…

 

 

Firefly flashes are part of a complex system of insect attraction – male fireflies in the air use distinctive patterns of flashing and flying to signal females of their species on the ground. Females then respond with a flash, after a set interval that signals they are of the same species. This display of love in order to find the right mate only makes it luminously beautiful…

 

Not only will you get to bear witness to this one of a kind natural phenomenon at night, you can also participate in the fun-filled afternoons of eating unlimited ripe mangoes, karvandas and jamuns by the river. For the mighty adventurous ones, feel free to climb the trees and help yourselves.

 

Or if you prefer, you can just laze under the stars or swim in the river to make your peace with nature.

 

This June, you can choose to experience a confluence of a million natural lights, culture & tradition…

 

Purushwadi, the home of the MahadeoKoli folks, is at a height of 1000 ft above sea-level rendering the temperature cool and breezy. The villagers invite you to partake in their life, to plough the land, sow rice, milk goats, chop wood, draw water from the well, climb trees and learn about various medicinal plants. The surroundings offer great trekking opportunities on gentle slopes where you can enjoy thesunrise or sunset.

 

Time

Offerings

12:00

Arrival / Traditional Welcome /Tent allotment/Freshen-up

13:00

Organic Vegetarian Lunch in Villagers’ homes prepared by Local Women

16:30

Tea & Biscuits or Snack packs

(*Special unlimited local snacks on weekends)

17:00

Light walk around the Village & participation in Village Lifestyle Activities & Village games.

(Sunset trek - Optional)

19:30

Dinner

(Special Traditional PuranPoli and Amti for dinner on weekends)

20:30

Walk around the village and enjoy the dance of a Million Fireflies

 

Day 2

6:00

(Optional) Wake-up Call, Bed Tea, Sunrise trek

8:00

Breakfast

10:00

Plough the fields, Sow rice

Pluck and Enjoy Unltd Mangoes, Karwandas&Jamuns

(Basket loads of Mangoes will be supplied on weekends)

 

Swim in the River

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Depart for Mumbai

*All activities, though part of the package, are optional. Please consult with the guides on all activities for the day

 

 

 ACCOMMODATION

We have 5 different types of accommodation to offer you this year.

  1. Canvas tents at the Grassroutes campsite

These are beautifully designed Canvas Tents specially constructed for Grassroutes Journeys. They have a raised platform inside the tent that serve as beds / benches to sit. Western bathrooms are available for your use.

 

 

               

 

 

 

  1. Camping Tents at the Grassroutes campsite pitched on raised concrete slabs. Western bathrooms are available for your use.

 

 

                   

 

 

  1. Camping tents pitched on the ground 300 m away from the main Campsite. Indian bathrooms will be available for use.

 

                       

 

 

  1. Dormitory Style Accommodation: Sleeping arrangements will be made in the village school classrooms. Ideal for those on a budget and large groups.
  2. Village Home-stays: Recommended for those who want a true connect with the locals and those who want to observe authentic rural lifestyles
 

 

How To Reach Here

By road:

220 km by road from both Mumbai and Pune with national highways for more than 70% of the journey. Can be done in four and two wheelers.

Route from Mumbai:

Drive along the National Highway 3 to Igatpuri via the Thane Check Naka. 8 km ahead of Igatpuri, take a right turn at Ghoti towards Sangamner. From here on you will pass through Goti – Rajur – Purushwadi.

By rail:

Nearest stations: Kasara (90-100 km away); Igatpuri (80-90 km away). From either station, you can hop on to a bus or a jeep to Rajur petrol pump, and from there on a jeep to get you to Purushwadi. Alternatively, Grassroutes can organize transport from Kasara jeep depot.

Google Map

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