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Purushwadi Fireflies Ecotour – A Night Illuminated By Something More Fascinating Than Stars
The lush green and tranquil surroundings of Purushwadi make for a great weekend outing with family and friends. While the place is quite relaxing and peaceful almost all through the year, it takes on a unique appeal when the monsoon is just around the corner. In fact it is during this time that the renowned Purushwadi fireflies ecotour is conducted. The tour provides a truly exciting and memorable experience to the participants, who often leave the place with a sense of deep respect at the grandeur and majesty of nature.
The major highlight of this ecotour for the participants is the joy of witnessing the mating ritual of fireflies. These naturally bio-illuminated insects create a mesmerizing sight as they converge on the surrounding vegetation in large numbers with the single purpose of attracting a partner for mating. The blue-green light emitted from their bodies makes the surroundings glow in the darkness. The onlookers feel that the night around them has been illuminated by something much more fascinating and appealing than the stars shining far above. This one aspect of the trip leaves them totally refreshed and relaxed and full of positive energy and hope.
The bewitching sight proves to be a truly unforgettable experience and since this phenomenon occurs only during the pre-monsoon period, it becomes even more exclusive. The participants of the ecotour often consider this experience to be truly un-comparable and one which they are not likely to forget ever. It unravels the beauty and majesty of the nature for them and helps them gain a peek into the mysterious ways in which life is nurtured even in the wilderness.
Day 01 (Saturday) :
Early morning depart from Dadar by 10:30 am and en-route pick up at Thane. Halt for lunch. Enjoy the journey with beautiful nature-scapes, gupshup and songs during the bumpy journey. Reach Purushwadi by 04:30 pm. Enjoy the welcome drink.
On arrival refresh yourself with a glass of welcome drink (non-alcoholic) & Set yourself free in the village. Let your soul feel the simple lifestyle of villagers far away from hush bush of the city life. Let your mind express its likelihood to silent breeze, colorful farms and the rusticness of the village ! As it gets darker and darker, experience the magnificent phenomena of fireflies lighting display. We might come across a number of places during this trail where we can observe this unique phenomenon. Late evening return back for simple homely dinner. Celebrate the night with fireflies, ghost stories and fun sessions. Let that night have no end…Let the talks going on and on…meanwhile, for those who are very sleepy, let the night take charge of you. Off to your sleep for sweet dreams. Day ends.
Day 02 (Sunday) :
Early morning wake up call. Freshen up and have breakfast. Explore the village area. Enjoy a kms walk to the nearest dam of Purushwadi and visit the beautiful view while you go get some water splashes on your face or click a cool selfie with the beautiful water in background.
Around 10:30 am freshen up, pack up your bags. Time for a memorable group photo and around 11 am we will start the return journey to Mumbai. En-route halt for lunch (on your own expense). Return back to Mumbai by evening. Tour concludes with the Happy Moments :)