Trips and Itineraries for Purushwadi
30 days of FLY - Visit to Purushwadi
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120 Kms from Purushwadi
Best time to visit - January,February,October,November,December
India’s second largest city, Mumbai, previously known as Bombay, is home to a few hundred captivating contrasts and creeds. Mumbai is bursting with frenetic bazaars, shaded avenues thronged by commuters and roads brimming with traffic. The dynamic Maharashtrian metropolis is also a powerhouse of India’s business and trade sectors. But regardless, the city’s ethos lies in its biggest railway station - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, in people-watching and eating bhelpuri by the iconic arch of the Gateway of India and in the exquisite Taj Mahal Palace, that holds a decade worth of stories about both Bombay and Mumbai. A few other places to visit in Mumbai are Nariman Point - a legion of office blocks in the heart of the city and the Prince of Wales Museum for its eclectic architecture. Watching the sunset with a plate of vada pav at Marine Drive and experiencing the vibrant festival of Ganesh Chaturthi at Juhu Beach are few of the best things to do in Mumbai. One must also travel to Mumbai to be dazzled by the country’s biggest, and most prolific film and media industry, wherein if you’re lucky, you might stumble upon a Bollywood star or two.
'You would not believe your eyes If ten million fireflies....'The above song by Owl city never fails to invoke a feeling of nostalgia in me. *Sigh* Remember mercilessly chasing fireflies as kids at your grandpa's yard? Capturing them in bewilderment with our tiny hands because for fractions of seconds it felt Disney was real, as if magic was real. And here we all are today, grown-ups tangled in responsibilities and corporate commitments, only to realize we mindlessly let go of little-lighting joys amidst the fast paced city life. And just when we were thinking we couldn't go back in time and chase fireflies, The Fireflies Festival happened.Did you know that fireflies are actually beetles? Yes, you read that right. Another bonus fact- The family name, Lampyridae comes from the Greek word "lampein," meaning to shine just like a lamp. During the day, they are simple looking insects, but at night they put up a spectacular light show, particularly at the onset of the monsoons. The intermittent luminescence and flashes in patterns are, in fact, moves to impress their future mates! The Western Ghats are probably one of the best places to see these fireflies in action and one such place to witness this stupendous open air light and dance show is Purushwadi, Maharashtra. (Cited from: whatshot.in/pune)Located in the Akole block of Ahmednagar, the village of Purushwadi is situated 190/164 km from Mumbai and Pune, enroute to Nashik. This tribal village is inhabited by the Hindu Mahadeo Koli tribe, renowned as rice cultivators and skilled animal herdsmen. Purushwadi witnesses an influx of tourists and campers this month, for its spectacular festival, The Festival Of A Million Fireflies, organized by Grassroutes - an organisation promoting rural tourism. The itinerary for the same is well laid out by Grassroutes. There are three options when it comes to stay: camping on the campsite, camping near the lake and staying at a villager’s house. You can visit http://www.grassroutes.co.in/ for more info.