Purushwadi Fireflies Trail

#1 May 10th, 2018, 10:54
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I am planning to visit Purushwadi, Bhandardara.
Do anyone have the contact number of homestay in Purushwadi?
Thanks in advance
#2 May 10th, 2018, 12:11
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Grassroutes has some contact info on their site. They have been working there for some time now.
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Thanks KP..
But Grassroutes is a bit costlier
Do you have any other leads?
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There seem to to be a couple of other options, but I think grassroutes have sort of monopolised it..
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Hi Snotty,
Will i get accommodation if i go there directly and search for it?
or is it safe to pitch tent there?
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Not sure yogesh_d.
My source of information could probably be the same as yours- the internet. I just browsed a few articles, came across atleast two other tour organisers offering the trip at same or more cost than grassroutes.
There was a blog which spoke about people who had come in for star gazing and ended up using grassroutes' utilities without anyone stopping them.
So I do believe that you can go on your own and pitch in your tent, but you may have to ask the villagers for permission probably. (you will be staying in someone's land)
There is absolutely no network there. Food can be availed readily from the villagers if you inform them before hand.
I think the villagers may have an informal tie up with grassroutes to not offer homestay without their involvement! (My feeling)

My suggestion - reach there, contact any villager for your food and then ask them where you could put up your tent. I think you should be able to get things done that way.
#7 May 13th, 2018, 19:35
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I made that tri a few years ago with grassroutes and it was fine. The tesnts were nice and the toilets were newly constructed. Food was at the villagersí homes, all organised by Grassroutes. We ensured we booked on days when tourists were few. Luckily there was no one but us three. The day we were leaving two bus loads of tourists were c9ming. Have Not gone back on 4/5 years now and I hope excess tourism hasnít spoilt the gorgeous place. There are other places to watch fireflies as well. I have wanted to go back but that late May and early June I have always been busy, including this year
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Hi theloststory,
I'd been to Bhandardara and Rajmachi for fireflies event that's why looking for Purushwadi this year.
Do you know how will be the Prabalmachi for the event?
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Prabalmachi May be better since it isnít yet as hyped as Purushwadi. Let me warn you that though I have been to Prabalmachi but not for fireflies.
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most of prabalmachi is a tree-less camping ground. the fireflies if any would be in the woods beyond the village or up on the plateau of prabalgad.

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