Getaway from the mundane life and the humdrum of city life, to Kurungwadi Fireflies festival, where the night sparkle in millions fireflies. Located at 135 km from Mumbai, and 12 km from Igatpuri hill station, a 2-3 hour drive from Mumbai to Kurungwadi village will give you myriad of colorful experiences.
This base village is also perfect for Astro photography, as the night is really dark in here, so the Milky Way galaxy and star trails could be clicked if you increase the exposure. For those who are looking for a different and exceptional weekend getaway from the monotonous city life, Kurungwadi Fireflies is enough to make up your mind to pack your bags!
This festival is held annually from May to July, where nature’s own light show lures the visitors to celebrate the natural phenomena within nature. Enjoy thrill of camping amid Sahyadris as it is an opportunity to sleep beneath millions of stars. Later you can indulge in activities and games, so that you can have a little fun with the locals and even hear their stories if you’re lucky.
Kurungwadi Fireflies Tour is a must visit to see the sugary light of those soft and warm fireflies slicing through the dark atmosphere, which has never failed to cast a spell of astonishment on onlookers. To add more fun, your campsite is nestled next to a water reservoir, giving nature enthusiasts a chance to unwind within the rippling sounds of water. Know more about popular options for Adventure Tours near Mumbai.
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Day 1: Mumbai to Kurungwadi village
Pack your bags with all the requisites you will need on the journey. Reach Kasara Station located on central line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network. On reaching, you will leave for Kurungwadi campsite post a brief introduction about the fireflies event.
On reaching the destination at around 6pm, take in the raw beauty of the place. You can meander around the village. Indulge in some conversation with the friendly locals. Explore the life in the village, savor some home-cooked food, and enjoy the hospitality of the locals.
At night, revel in the fireflies festival in Kurungwadi. Witness the synchronized sparkling of fireflies and absorb the beauty of this spectacular natural phenomenon. Take your cameras out for some night photography, amateurs can try their hand at it. After having dinner, you can enjoy a walk or indulge in some fun activities. A good night’s sleep will re-energize you for the next day.
Day 2: Kurungwadi village to Mumbai
In the morning, you will wake up with the soothing sounds of nature and the beautiful sunrise will give your day the needed kick. After enjoying your morning cup of tea and breakfast, start packing your bags. Leave the campsite with a bundle of memories of the Kurungwadi Fireflies Festival, and head back to Mumbai via Kasara Station.