• Every year before the monsoon starts we welcome Fireflies Festival in Mumbai. Fireflies are bioluminescent beetle bugs some of them fly, and some of them crawl. Fireflies use a bioluminescent glow to attract female fireflies for mating. 
  • Fireflies Festival Mumbai we have got you covered with the best destination where you can spot them in thousands. We will have to travel into the countryside away from light pollution. Around Mumbai, there are many destinations to spot Fireflies Rajmachi Village, Siddhagad Wadi, Prabalmachi Village, Bhandardara, Ghatghar, Kothaligad, Kondane Caves, and Purushwadi many more. 
  • Fireflies use different blinking patterns to impress the opposite gender; they have many unique designs up to 2000. Lady fireflies, when dazzled with a light pattern, reply with a lighting pattern display to complete the match. 

Firefly Festival Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where can I experience fireflies treks in Maharashtra?
    Ans: Fireflies treks are popular in locations like Bhandaradara, Purushwadi, Rajmachi, Samrad, and Bhimashankar in Maharashtra.

  2. What is the perfect time?
    Ans: 16th May to 11th June, After 11th June to 27th June comparatively lesser than other dates.

  3. I don't want to Trek much, which location would you suggest?
    Sandhan Valley and Bhandhardhara.

  4.  I don't want to Trek, I want a fun camping experience with fireflies.
    Ans: Bhandhardhara Camping is with outdoor sports, BBQ, Music System, Bonfire, and Boating. Perfect for families and couples outings or people who don't want any exhausting.

  5. I want to climb up the hill and want to watch the sunrise from the top.
    Ans: Kalsubai and Harishchandragad Cloud Special Treks 

  6. Which location is near Mumbai?
    Ans: Prabalmachi

  7. How to book?
    Ans: Bookings are online via our website, click on the respective event link, read all details, click on BOOK NOW, select your dates, select your package, pay, and book. Once you book you will receive tickets by email. One day prior to the trip we will add you to our WhatsApp group, WhatsApp group link will be sent via email or on WhatsApp.

  8. Are fireflies treks suitable for beginners?
    Ans: Yes, fireflies treks are generally suitable for beginners as they involve moderate-level hikes and are often accompanied by experienced guides.

  9. What should I carry for a fireflies trek?
    Ans: Carry essentials like comfortable trekking shoes, insect repellent, a raincoat or umbrella, a small backpack, water, snacks, and a flashlight.

  10. Is it safe to go on a fireflies trek?
    Ans: Yes, fireflies treks are considered safe. However, it is important to follow the instructions of the trek leader or guide for a safe and enjoyable experience.

  11. Can I take photographs of fireflies during the trek?
    Ans: Yes, photography is usually allowed, but avoid using flash as it may disturb the fireflies. Use a low-light or night photography technique for better results.

  12. Are fireflies harmful to humans?
    Ans: Fireflies are harmless to humans. They do not bite or sting, and their glow is their unique way of attracting mates.

  13. Can I camp during a fireflies trek?
    Ans: Camping options are available in certain locations for a more immersive experience.

  14. Are there any restrictions on interacting with fireflies?
    Ans: It is advised to maintain a respectful distance from fireflies and avoid touching or disturbing them. Let them carry on with their natural behavior undisturbed.

  15. Are there restroom facilities available during fireflies treks?
    Ans: In certain trekking areas, basic restroom facilities may be available. However, it is advisable to inquire about the facilities beforehand and carry your own toiletries.

  16. Can children participate in fireflies treks?
    Ans: Yes, many fireflies treks are suitable for children. However, consider the difficulty level of the trek and the child's physical capabilities before planning the trip.

  17. Can I witness fireflies from a distance without trekking?
    Ans: In some areas, fireflies can be seen from nearby viewpoints or designated spots without trekking. Check with local authorities or tour operators for such options.

  18. Are fireflies treks weather-dependent?
    Ans: Yes, fireflies treks are weather-dependent as heavy rainfall or adverse weather conditions can affect the visibility of fireflies. Check the weather forecast before planning your trip.

  19. What should I do if I encounter any difficulties during the trek?
    Ans: If you encounter any difficulties or feel unwell during the trek, inform your trek leader or guide immediately. They will provide necessary assistance and ensure your safety.

  20. When is the best season to see fireflies?
    One can spot fireflies from mid-May to mid-June in the dense forest of Maharashtra

  21. Why do we see Firefly?
    Fireflies blink to attract the opposite sex for mating, once the rains begin fireflies die. Firefly avoids light pollution there is a lot of pressure on their habitat from development in the forest area. Hence we can only spot them in deep dense forests. 

  22. Where is the Firefly Festival Maharashtra held?
    Fireflies can be spotted in dark spots around Maharashtra like Lonavala, Naneghat, Purushwadi, Siddhagad Fort, Kothaligad Fort, Rajmachi Fort, Bhandardara Dam, Harishchandragad Kalsubai Forest Area, Ghatghar Dam, Samrad Village.

  23. Fireflies Festival how much does it cost to attend?
    We have plans ranging from Rs 1000 to Rs 3500, You can choose a night trek, a road tour, a camping trip, night trail depending on your preference we have different options for different age groups and different types of participants can call us with your requirement.

  24. Which place has the highest density of fireflies in Maharashtra?
    Purushwadi Fireflies, Rajmachi Fort Trek, and Siddhagad Trek have the highest density of Fireflies in Maharashtra as they are located in darker spots ideal for Fireflies.