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Weekend travel: 5 best places for firefly spotting outside Mumbai

Travel: Pre-monsoon is the best time to go firefly spotting outside Mumbai. We pick the 5 best places

HT48HRS_Special Updated: Jun 09, 2016 17:46 IST
Fireflies light up the forest at night
Fireflies light up the forest at night(iStockphoto)

1. Bhandardara

From Kasara, the hike up to Bhandardara can be set upon from various villages.

Mumbai Travellers will organise a trek on June 11 and 12.

Visit: mumbaitravellers.in to register.

Price: Rs 1,000 onward per person

Bhandardara Lake

2. Peth Fort

From Karjat, head to Ambivali village which serves as the base for the ascent. Spot the fireflies and spend the night at Pethwadi. Locals can arrange for dinner as homestay options with bare minimum facilities.

Tattva Adventures is organising a trek here on June 11 to 12.

Price: Rs 1,000 per person

The climb to Peth Fort (Photo: Aditya Madanapalle)

3. Rajmachi

Spend the night at Udhewadi. Locals can arrange for dinner as homestay options with bare minimum facilities.

Trek Mates India will organise a trek through Rajmachi, up to Kondane caves, on June 11 and 12.

Visit: trekmatesindia.com to register Price: `1,200 per person

Wild Rangers will organise a trek on June 11 and 12.

Call 9664906108 to register

Price: Rs 1,200 per person

Travel Trikon will organise a trek on June 11 and 12.

Email: traveltrikon@gmail.com to register

Price: Rs 1,200 per person

Rajmachi Fort

4. Naneghat

This is a mountain pass near Junnar (Pune district). From Kalyan, reach Vaishakhare, the base village for the trek. Carry dinner and breakfast, and spend the night camping at the caves atop Naneghat.

Naneghat

5. Prabal Machi

Trek Mates India will organise a trek on June 11 and 12.

Visit: trekmatesindia.com to register

Price: Rs 880

Mumbai Travellers will organise a trek on June 11 and 12.

Visit: mumbaitravellers.in to register

Price: Rs 1,100 per person

Wild Rangers will organise a trek on June 11 and 12.

& 9664906108 to register

Price: Rs 800 per person

Prabal Machi plateau: To the left are the twin peaks of Kalavantin and Prabalgadh (Photo: Sanjoy Dhananjay)