This season Trikon brings you an offbeat and unique weekend getaway, at the spectacular Purushwadi fireflies festival.
Purushwadi is an idyllic tribal village located at a distance of 220 kms from Mumbai and Pune and is quickly gaining popularity as an eco-tourism destination. The village is home to many indigenous tribes including bails, kolismahadeos, thakars, kolidhors, takarekolis, paradhis, kokanas, warlis, kathodis and katkaris. About Purushwadi
Purushwadi is a tribal village situated 180/ 220 km from both Mumbai & Pune en route to Nasik. It is nestled in the forested Western Ghats, between river Kurkundi and river Mula, in the Akole district of Maharashtra. The village has been adopted by a well-known NGO, Grassroutes who are dedicated to promoting eco-friendly tourism in villages across Maharashtra, also providing livelihood to the villagers in the process.
The village is a haven for us city-dwellers looking for a quick refreshing getaway from Mumbai. At Purushwadi, one gets to experience the quaint village lifestyle, traditional hospitality of the friendly locals at the homestays, and delicious home-cooked food. Adding a touch of magic, the nights at Purushwadi are lightened up by nature’s very own illumination- hundreds of fireflies! Though all attempts have been made to maintain the raw flavor of the traditional village life, Purushwadi home-stays are well equipped with all the necessary, basic amenities electricity, drinking water, toilets facilities, and beddings.
Key insights: Twinkling Fireflies are the highlight of this journey Experience rustic village stay camping/homestay Night Strolls, mystery stories around Purushwadi will keep you hooked! Try your hand at night-time photography
Itinerary: Day 1: Saturday 11:00 am Meet the Trikon Team at Kotak Mahindra Bank, Near Pritam Hotel at Dadar East 11:15 am Leave from Dadar by Private AC Bus 01:30 pm Lunch en route 04:00 pm Reach Base Village 04:30 pm Explore the area. 07:00 pm Stroll around the villages to witness the twinkling fireflies 09:30 pm Dinner & Games 10:30 pm Rest for the day
Day 2: Sunday 07:00 am Wake up to a beautiful sunrise and morning walk 08:00 am Enjoy fresh breakfast and chai 10:00 am Start packing up bags and folding up the camp. Leave the campsite with lots of memories! 02:00 pm: Reach Mumbai
Inclusions: Private AC Bus From Mumbai To Mumbai Saturday Evening Snacks, Veg / Non-Veg Dinner & Sunday Breakfast Homestay / Triple Sharing Tented accommodation Bed Sheet & Blanket
Exclusions: Any other expense of personal use other than mentioned in inclusions Saturday & Sunday Lunch 5% GST
Things To Carry: ID Card Lunch for Saturday 2 liters water Camera (Optional) Enerzal Powder or Glucon D powder Snacks & Biscuits Extra Pair of Clothes Torch with Extra Batteries Clean napkin or small towel Cap, sunglasses, scarf Torch and mosquito repellent Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags) Please carry medicines if you need any Hand Sanitizer
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without a refund.
Fitness & Health: Though trekking is a fun-filled activity, it demands a good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.