A Night with the Fireflies

After the successful summer Tadoba tour, we are back again with our off-beat trips. As we await the upcoming monsoon season’s first showers, we welcome the season of Fireflies (Jugnu). Sahyadris are twinkling with small flickering yellow lights, this period is known as the mating season for fireflies. Just before monsoon starts, millions of fireflies gather to attract their mates. Opportunity to witness them live is available only now.

Some villages near Harishchandragad has a biodiversity hotspot for fireflies. We get to see these beautiful phenomenon dancing around all over in lakhs. This place offers serene valley views, river, forest, etc.

So, Explore the beautiful hill-village, admire lakhs of fireflies, lie down under the stars, relish the fresh home-cooked food, swim or just laze in the river, play village games, eat freshly picked local fruits like mangoes, jamuns, karvandas, etc., participate in rural activities, accommodation in home-stays will truly add warm touch to the experience & detox from the hustled city life. 

Dates: B1 – 9-10th June, B2 – 16th – 17th June, B3 – 23rd-24th June

Venue: Eco-Tourism in Akola, near Harishchandragad – less than 200kms from Mumbai (just 4 hours drive from Mumbai & Pune)

Charges: All this at Just at Rs. 1499/- per person. Last minute bookings from Wednesday will be Rs. 1799/-pp.

Includes: rustic home-stay; 3 wholesome organic home-cooked meals (1 – breakfast, lunch, dinner, evening snacks & tea); swim in the river; admire an ocean of fireflies around you; scenic valleys, river & nature trails; feast on local fruits from the trees; play village games; star gazing; a guide to take you around the village & forests for fireflies.

Excludes: Travel to & from the Village (assistance will be provided); bottled drinking water; any personal & emergency expense.

Contact: 9819155259

Hurry, as we have only smaller batch sizes available. 

Note: Smoking & Drinking is strictly prohibited at this trip. No refund on cancellation.

 

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New Year under the Moon

31st new year

Ever wished you could go to sleep looking at the lovely Moon whole night? The intrinsic beauty of nature sets you up where the moon glows as the sun sets and you look towards the heaven, awaiting the New Year as it approaches with a smile. With your dear ones around, it just becomes so romantic & fun. Well, this year we are going to fulfil several such lovely desires on this New Year’s Eve. So grab your dear ones for loads of Surprises… Let’s make this New Year’s Eve as one of the memorable experiences with:

–      Rustic surroundings with Hills, Ghats & Mango trees all around

–      spl. delicious food & barbeque

–      spl. arrangements for full-size Moon Gazing

–      Games/Activities

–      Campfire with Musical Night

–      Open theatre Movie (famous/fun) screening

–      Tents with mattresses & blankets

–      lots of Surprises

If you are planning to spend your new year in a bit wild way and away from the city chaos of pubs & pools and you are probably single duhh.. Aren’t we all at some point..? Think less and be ready to create a memoir for life. Join us for another unique New Year celebration as we camp out away from the city lights.

Make new friends, Play Games together, Sing Songs, get your Musical Instruments to Jam, Gaze the big Moon, or stare into the eyes of your beloved till the year winds down.

It’s going to be pretty cold, so please bring your own warmers. But you can sleep out in the open if you would like to gaze the large moon.

About the Campsite: Away from the city’s hustle, but approx 1 hour by road from Borivali. It is a secure location with peaceful atmosphere connecting closer with nature. This Hillside campsite is well maintained, kid-friendly, easily accessible & safe for all age alike. Proper built-up toilets available, both Western & Indian. Ample car-parking space. We are amidst the nature, so don’t expect luxuries.

Over the years, we have become the experts at ‘New Year’s Eve Camping’ pulling off wonderful surprise parties differently each time besides the lakes, the farms, the hills, etc. There is one thing we guarantee, it will be a night to remember. But call soon, our parties sell like hot cakes. Reservation is on first come first serve basis – existing clients always come back, so book early for unique NYE experience.

New year celebration camping
Earlier batch of NYE camping

Where: Safale

When: 31st Dec evening to 1st Jan morning

Who: People who would like to have peaceful & beautiful time enjoying out. Great for both Families & Singles

Price: Rs. 2899/-pp currently till this weekend

Register soon before we go full. The earlier you book, the less you pay.

Includes: All the above activities & arrangements, tea/coffee, snacks, barbeque, dinner, breakfast, drinking water, accommodation in tents with mattress & blanket, bonfire, travel cost to-fro Safale station to campsite if coming by train.

Reservation is on Payment basis only. No refund.

Note: Smoking and Drinking Alcohol is strictly prohibited at this campsite. Drunken participants will be asked to leave the Site immediately. Organizers reserve the right to expel offending participants.

Summary:

1.   Hillside Camping under the Moon

2.   Picturesque views around

3.   Musical night & Open theatre Movie screening

4.   Girls have registered too (so more girls are welcome)

5.   Delicious food & barbeque

6.   Constructed toilets available

7.   Spl. moon gazing, lots of games, celebrations, surprises, etc. If you are bored just partying, then this will be a better option.

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A Night with the Stars (Astro Camping)

Unique Treat for Children in Experiential Learning

Welcome to the wonders of Universe

Nothing better than a dark night, cool Camping & hills surrounding making the perfect destination for Star Gazing & Astro Photography. From the Experts watch live & learn about the Constellations, their identification with the help of Star Map & Telescopes. This Real-time watching of Planets is a wonderful experience than the animated videos of the Planetarium. Learn Night Sky Photography Techniques. Delicious food & accommodation under starry night.. The Perfect Weekend Getaway, so bring your family, children & friends along and acquire skills that will enable you to enjoy stargazing for the rest of your life.  

Dates: 4th May 2019 (Saturday Night, Sunset to Sunrise)

Location: Safale, Tandulwadi Village (18°35’13.0″N 73°18’26.4″E)

All Amateur & Novice Users can join and take opportunity to know the Night Sky and observe some of the deep sky objects like Planets, Nebulae’s, Galaxies, Globular Cluster, Open Clusters, Double Stars and of course our Milky Way Galaxy etc. NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE of astronomy is necessary for this.

astro photography

Night Sky Gazing Schedule:

Participants are requested to reach the campsite by 6 pm. Sunset – 6:30pm
6:00 – 6:30 pm – Event Registration, Selfie Photos, Group Photo Session & Snacks
7:00 – 7:30 pm – Session 1 – Introduction & West Sky Objects, Satellite Tracking, Moon Observation
7:30 – 8:00 pm – Night Sky Orientation – Finding the North Star and Ursa Major
8:00 – 9:00 pm – Session 2 – Astronomy Awareness Video Program
9:00 – 10:00 pm – Dinner Time (On-Site Delicious Veg Dinner & BBQ)
10:30 – 11:30pm – Session 3 – Telescope Orientation & Night Sky Observation, Constellations, Globular Clusters, Twin Stars and Galaxies
11:30pm – 12:30am – General Observation and Astrophotography
1:00 – 03:30 am – Power Nap – Charge Yourself and Camera/Tablet/Mobile Batteries
3:30 – 4:00 am – Tea Break
4:00 – 5:30 am – Session 4 – Early Morning Sky
5:30 – 6:30 am – Session 5 – ISS, Satellite, Iridium Flares Tracking & Crescent Moon
7:00 – 7:30 am – Breakfast / Tea and Group Photo
8:00 am – Event Closure

Participants can depart from the camp-site, or hang around with experts for informal discussion. Participants are free to observe all night or retire for a short sleep and join again for observations. We greatly encourage informal interactions/ discussion with us at any time during the night. WE WILL BE AWAKE ALL NIGHT TO FACILITATE THOSE WHO WISH TO STAY AWAKE AND OBSERVE THE NIGHT SKY WITH US.

Equipments Used:

  1. 10 Inch Dobsonian Reflectors (2 Qty) – Antares GSO & SKY Watcher
  2. Binoculars 10 x 50 (2 Qty)
  3. Celestron Automated Mount (100mm Refractor)
  4. Celestron Automated Mount for Astrophotography
  5. EQ1 Manual – 75mm & 80mm Scope

March Astro-camping batch

Event Charges: Adult Rs. 1849/- and Child (above 5 Yrs to 14 Yrs) Rs. 1349/-

Includes

  • Real-time Night Sky Gazing Event and On-Site Charges
  • Evening Snacks, Delicious Veg Dinner & Morning Breakfast
  • Stay in Tent with soft bedding & pullover
  • Tea & Drinking Water available
  • Guitarist (if available)

Limited Seats only. Registrations will be closed 3 days prior. Hurry!

Please call post RSVP on +91 9819155259 for further details & booking. (Only RSVPs will not be counted)

Notes:

  • Smoking and Drinking Alcohol is strictly prohibited at this campsite. As this is a spl. Educative Camping, Drunken participants will be asked to leave the Site immediately. The Organizers reserve the right to expel offending participants from the camp-site.
  • Observation depends on subject to availability of object & weather condition.
  • No refund on cancellation from the participant.

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A Night with Fireflies

Fireflies at Prabalmachi

As we await the upcoming monsoon season’s first showers, we welcome the season of Fireflies. Sahyadris are twinkling with small flickering yellow lights, this period is known as the mating season for fireflies. Just before monsoon starts millions of fireflies gather to attract their mates. We get opportunity to witness these amazing bugs only now & very nearby to Mumbai.

Prabalgad Fort is located between Matheran and Panvel. It was built on a plateau very close to Matheran, but unlike Matheran it does not have a good source of water. It was known as Muranjan until it was taken over and renamed by the Maratha forces under Shivaji’s rule. The fort contains a temple of Ganesh and some stone ruins. Its sister fort is Irshalgad. The Ulhas River runs to the east of the fort. The Gadhi River, and the Chanderi and Peb forts are to the west. To the south is the Patalganga River, and Manikgad and to the north is the Karnala fort. Kalavantin durg, a 685m high pinnacle is on the northern edge.

Type : Hill forts
Place : Prabalmachi
Location: Near Panvel
Elevation : 390 Metres, Simple 1.5 hour ascend
Difficulty Level: Easy

Itenary: 10-11th June, Saturday-Sunday, 2017

6pm: Meeting point at Panvel Station on Saturday

7pm: Travel & reach to base of the hill

9pm: Reach Prabalmachi, 1.5 hour ascend, watch glowing fireflies on the way

10pm: Have dinner, explore surrounding places & off to sleep

6.30am: Wakeup, Breakfast

9am: Back to base of the hill

10am: Reach Panvel station on Sunday

Early Bird Price is Rs. 950/- per person. Bookings from 7th June is Rs. 1100/-

Includes: Travel expenditure from Panvel to Panvel, basic stay on plateau, village type dinner, next day breakfast, tea, first-aid, guide & expertise.

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Watching Fireflies in this season are high possibilities. But if in any circumstances we are unable to site them then Organizers are not responsible.

Limited seats, Registrations on First Come First Serve Basis.
One has to pay full amount for booking seats

The location is completely raw but beautiful. Hiking / Trekking / Rock climbing is an adventurous activity and accidents can happen in spite of taking utmost caution and care. The Organizers will not be responsible for injury / accident / death to the participant while on trek.

Medical Disclaimer: Its important to be fit before going for Treks. It is important to have a medical fitness check up done.
If suffering from any allergy or ailment, please bring prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, severe headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc. should take permission from their physicians before treks.

Summer Special Stay at Mango Country + Scuba Diving

After the successful Holi at the Lakeside & Astro-Camping events, there had been demand for more summer special events nearby only. So let us take you to Ratnagiri, the world famous destination for mangoes. Mangoes are King of Fruits in India and when they are from Ratnagiri means they have unique sweet taste which makes mouth watery. We will be camping in the mango farmhouse to breathe mangoes, taste mangoes, feel mangoes straight from the orchard.

deliciously cut mangoes

With the primary diving site near the Sindhudurg fort, Scuba Diving at Tarkarli is a must do during your holidays there. The trained divers offer a peek into one of the most exhilarating and exciting adventures right here in Maharashtra offered at a very reasonable price compared to other places. You get a joy ride into the mystic world underwater to have the first look at the vibrant colours and marine life under water. One should experience Scuba Diving at least once in a lifetime & should be in everyone’s bucket-list.  Even non-swimmers can easily take part in this & capture your memories with under-water video shooting for lifetime.

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We will enjoy beautiful beaches of Ganpatiphule, a quaint beach town of Ratnagiri. Long coastline, pristine clear waters, makes the beach ideal for a romantic escape in summers also. Enjoy nature’s bounty to the fullest, walk down the mango orchards, private beaches, eat local cuisines, beautiful sunsets, relax & have your own time.Bhandarpule Beach at Ratnagiri

We leave on Friday night 19th May at 10pm from Mumbai & return on Sunday night 21st May.

Expenses: Rs.4800/- per person. Booking amount Rs. 2500/- and balance on the travel day.

Includes: Travel by private AC vehicle from Mumbai to Tarkarli & Ratnagiri & back, Camping in tents or open terrace or machaans at farmhouse (all basic), Scuba Diving with under-water shooting, Dinner & Breakfast at farmhouse. (Ping for enjoying water-sports also)

Excludes: Meals during travel, mineral water, anything not mentioned above.

Group Discount available on bookings for more than 3 people together.

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Notes: This trip will go on only if there are bookings of minimum 15ppl, Else 100% refund. It’s marketed on several other platforms too, so confirm directly on whatsapp.

Total road trip will be around 1000kms in AC vehicle.

Washroom facility is available at Mango farmhouse.

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