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Explorers Fireflies Festival at Velas
Date: Batch 1: 18 to 19 May, 2019 l Batch 2: 25 to 26 May, 2019 l Batch 3: 01 to 02 June, 2019 l Batch 4: 08 to 09 June, 2019
Location: Ratnagiri BASE VILLAGE : Velas
Price: Rs. 2400/- Per Head Pune to Pune
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Fireflies Festival at Velas

About Fireflies Festival at Velas

They are winged beetles, commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs for their conspicuous use of bioluminescence during twilight to attract mates or prey Fireflies light up to attracts a mate. Fireflies produce a “cold light”, with no infrared or ultraviolet frequencies. Their larvae emit light and often are called “glowworms” in Eurasia and elsewhere. To do this, the fireflies contain specialized cells in their abdomen that helps to create light.

Velas is an eco-tourism village and separate rooms / hotel accommodation is not available but tourists are Welcome in Home stay accommodation at Velas, with common rooms for Gents & Ladies Separately. It also gives you a feel of Home away from Home”.


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  • Last date of registration for Fireflies Festival at Velas: Before 3 Days of the Date of Tour OR Till Seats Left.
  • Departure Date & Time for Fireflies Festival at Velas: On Day 1 by Sharp 01.00 pm from SP College, Tilak Road.
  • Arrival Date & Time for Fireflies Festival at Velas: On Day 2 around 07.00 pm at SP College, Tilak Road..
    (We may come to Pune ONE Hour Before OR After the given time)
  • Reporting Time and Place for Fireflies Festival at Velas: On Day 1 at SP College, Tilak Road by sharp 12.30 pm.
  • Difficulty Level of Fireflies Festival at Velas: Easy.
  • Endurance Level of Fireflies Festival at Velas: Easy.
  • Walking Time (estimated): 1 Hour for fireflies & Beach.
  • Velas Tour Route: Pune – Paud – Tamhinighat – Mangaon – Harihareshwar – Velas – Tamhinighat – Pune.
  • Age Group for Fireflies Festival at Velas: Open Age Group
  • Batch Limit for Fireflies Festival at Velas: 25 Participants

  • Day 1
    12.30 pm

    Report at SP College, Tilak Road. Give attendance to the Team Explorers.

    01.00 pm

    Depart to Velas by Private Bus. Evening Tea on the Way.

    06.00 pm

    Reach Velas. Relax in Home Stays with warm Welcome. If time permits will visit Beach.

    07.30 pm

    Have Dinner in Pure Maharastrian style.

    09.00 pm

    Roam around Village / Jungle area for Fireflies & Back to Home for Stay.

    10.30 pm

    Campfire or Good Night as per Choice.

    Day 2
    06.30 am

    Wake Up call… Freshen-up. Common Washrooms are available.

    08.00 am

    Have Tea & breakfast at Village. yummy Kokani style Amboli for Breakfast.

    9.00 am

    Moved towards Pune via Harihareshwar. Enjoy ferry ride which takes you from Ratnagiri district to Raigad district in few minutes.

    10.30 am

    Take a Darshan & Pradakshina Feri at Harihareshwar.

    12.30 pm

    Lunch at Harihareshwar.

    1.30 pm

    Move towards Pune via Tamhini Ghat.

    07.30 pm

    Reach Pune with Sweet memories.
    Some Basic ethics in fireflies sightseeing….

    • Do not use Strong Spotlight/Torch/Headlamp. Apply a Blue Colour Filter which normally do not disturb fireflies.
    • Do not point any kind of light towards trees/fireflies.
    • Do not use Flash while taking Photographs, Do not use Hard Smell Deodorants.
    • Be quiet & experience the show. Fireflies lives at very eco sensitive zone. Do not disturb their Habitat.
    • Strictly No Smoking, Drinks / No Littering. Do not collect fireflies or larvae.
    • Strictly No Music (Light or DJ).
  • Rs. 2400/- Per Head Pune to Pune


    • Pune to Pune Transport by Non AC High Back Bus.
    • All Toll, Parking, Entry Fees etc.
    • Veshvi to Bagmandle Ferry Boat Charges.
    • Food:
      Day 1: Evening Tea, Dinner – Veg. / Non veg. Unlimited
      Day 2: Tea & Breakfast (Limited), Lunch, Evening tea only.
    • Home Stay (Separate Stay for Ladies & gents)
    • First Aid Kit.
    • Expert Team of Explorers.
    • GST.


    • Day 1 – Lunch, Cold drinks, Mineral water, etc.
    • Private orders of Tea, Breakfast, Meals, etc.
    • Personal expenses of any kind.
    • Insurance Coverage.
    • Medical expenses other than “First aid”.
    • Any other charges not mentioned in “Fees Include“.
  • What to Bring?

      • A Good Quality of Rucksack with all inside Luggage packed in a Plastic Bag.
      • Comfortable clothing for 2 Days
      • Minimum 2 Ltr. Water.
      • Morning Utilities like Towel, Toothbrush, Tooth paste, Soap, Shampoo, Sunscreen Lotion etc.
      • Rainproof / Sun Cap / Warm Wear, Napkin, as per Season
      • Torch with Cell Compulsory.
      • Glucon – D OR Electrol – Optional.
      • Any type of addictions like tobacco, Liquor, etc. is strictly not allowed.
      • Personal Medicines, if any.

    * This is just a reminder list of what to Bring. You can bring other things as per the Need.

    Some useful tips for Fireflies Festival at Velas

    • Don’t keep valuable things while Fireflies Festival at Velas
    • Use Flexible Dress for Travelling.
    • Always Keep your Original Photo ID with you.
    • Follow all the Instructions given by Team Explorers.
    • Don’t Expect Similar food quality of your Home town. Try Local food to have some different Experience.
    • Respect the Local Religion & Traditions.
    • While taking Photographs please don’t click photos of Local people without their permission.
    • Keep Healthy environment & helpful nature while Travelling.
    • Make New friends & share your thoughts in a Group.
    • Share your Happy memories with Explorers on Facebook
    • On tour Guests are requested to carry a Photo ID proof along with them.

    Follow the Rule – “Leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time, and shoot nothing but photographs and bring back nothing but memories”

    1. Food: Pure Vegetarian Food will be served by Explorers. If you want Non veg. Food, you can take it at Extra Cost at Actual. Please take the Railway Food (Tea, Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner) in Proper time at Own Cost.
    2. Medicine: Bring personal medicines, if any & the necessary things given in a list.
    3. Railway Reservations: It is not possible for Explorers to ensure that the Participants will get Railway Reservations together or in the same compartment because of random seat allotment by Railway Computerized System.
    4. Transport & Jungle Safari: For Jungle Safari six people can travel in a Gypsy, but it is not sure that same Group / Family can travel in a same Gypsy. If any Natural Calamity or Technical problem results into late or Safari get cancelled then Explorers or the leaders of Explorers are not responsible for same & in that case No refund is admissible.
    5. Jungle Safari Zone: For Jungle Safari Explorers will choose the Safari zones as per the availability. We are not giving commitment of any specific zone Safari.
    6. Room Allotment: In case of Odd number of Participants or Male / Female Ratio, It is not possible for Explorers to ensure that same Group / Family will accommodate in a same Room. TWO Persons on Bed & TWO persons will be provided by Mattresses, Blanket, Pillow, etc.
    7. Hot Water: In Early Morning Warm Water will be served for Refreshment & in Afternoon Hot Water for Bath.
    8. Drinking Water: Mineral Water Bottles will not be provided by the Explorers throughout the Tour.
    9. During the Camp all the participants should obey all the instructions and decisions taken by the authorised representative of Explorers or Camp Leader.
    10. During any type of event, in case of any dispute for whatsoever reasons, the decision of the Camp Leader or authorized representative of Explorers shall be final and binding on all the participants. The Participants shall be solely liable for the risks, responsibilities and consequences.
    11. Medical Treatment: In case of any medical ailments, a disorder etc. which the participants are suffering or have suffered from, it is his/her responsibility to inform the organisers in advance, before commencement of the camp or trek. If required, the participant(s) will have to take medical treatment from the doctor / attendant available on the campsite or from the nearest available medical centre or hospital. The expenses for all medical treatment and arrangements for the same will be solely borne by the participant ONLY. The Camp Leader or the authorised representative shall have complete discretion to continue the camp without the participant(s) suffering from medical problem.
    12. Photographs or Video Clips: Explorers reserves the right to use Photographs / Video Clips of the tourist taken on tour and / or given by tourist, for promotion of the Company’s Business without obtaining prior permission of the concerned tourist.
    13. Consumption of liquor, tobacco products, cigarette etc. is strictly prohibited during any type of Event. The trek will be considered over only when we are back to our decided arrival place.
    14. Participants should not deface or damage any monument by writing or scribbling on them. Any breach of the above two rules will be taken seriously, and will be removed from the trek or camp, and no refund is admissible in such cases.
    15. In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; Explorers, it’s instructors, organisers, volunteers or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly, shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of the participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
    16. If the participants have enrolled for the activities like wildlife camping or any type of adventure sports activity, then all the risks and responsibilities related to and arising from such activities shall be solely upon such participants and Explorers shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever.
    17. Insurance: Neither participants nor any event shall be insured by Explorers, unless mentioned specifically.
    18. Please Note that any Claims, disputes, court case, etc. shall be subject to Pune Jurisdiction only.

  • Registration FormFull Brochure
    • Name & No. of Tour Leader will be send to you by SMS & Email before 2 days of departure.