Fireflies in Maharashtra: Here's Where to See them Shimmering!

From the Bhandardara Fireflies Festival to the Rajmachi, you can spot thousands of fireflies embracing you while you embrace nature. Read where you can find them in Maharashtra.

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Gone are the days when we would spot fireflies in our gardens and run behind them to catch them and feel elated by their magic of just, disappearing! Now, fireflies are hardly a sight and we have to plan for treks and trips to be able to catch a sight of them! For Maharashtra, the months of May and June are very important and beautiful because the state organises the Fireflies Festival. One can see these shimmering creations in various parts of Maharashtra. Even this year, treks and camps are set to welcome locals and tourists alike for the festival. So, where can you visit and spot these beautiful flies? Well, check this out!

1. Bhandardara Fireflies Festival 



The Bhandardara Fireflies Festival takes place in the village of Bhandardara, which is located in the Ahmednagar district. Travellers get to see the fireflies for the entire monsoon here till September. The visitors get to experience the sight of thousands of fireflies. The festival also includes night treks through the forests to observe the fireflies, along with other activities such as camping, bonfires, and local cultural performances. So, if you are a nature lover, wait no further!

Location: Bhandardara Lake, Akole

2. Purushwadi Fireflies Festival



Purushwadi is located near Pachnai village and is also a popular point for the trek to Harishchandragad. But during this season, you get to see the place full of fireflies. Venture out into the jungles of this serene, beautiful town to witness this beauty and glow with them! So, take some time out this monsoon, pack your bags and get on the journey!

Location: Purushwadi Village

3. Fireflies at Samrad



Samrad is another great place in Maharashtra where you can witness fireflies glowing all around you! This hamlet is close to the Ratangad and Sandhan Valley. So, if you are an adventure seeker, head to the trek for Ajoba Fort and Kalsubai Peak while also enjoying the company of these glittering fireflies. 

Location: Samrad, Akole, Ahmednagar

4. Fireflies at Rajmachi



Being a historical treasure, Rajmachi Fort is a go-to place for adventure seekers in Maharashtra. But do you know that for a person like you who loves to watch the fireflies, this might be a wonder! Constructed by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj during the 17th century, this spot looks enthralling and beautiful with the blooming fireflies. So, what are you waiting for? The season is here and you should head to see the magic of the season!

Location: Rajmachi, Konkan region

5. Fireflies at Kothaligad 



Celebrate another fireflies festival in Maharashtra at Kothaligad where the dusk invites thousands of fireflies to embrace the natural beauty. So, if you are fond of fireflies, monsoons and night treks, this place is for you! The Kothaligad fort adds to the beauty of witnessing fireflies!

Location: Kothaligad, Karjat

Make sure you register with trusted travel websites to visit these places for trekking and enjoy the sights this month if you are in Maharashtra!

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