We started our journey on 30th May 2019 at 3 pm from Mumbai. On the way to Samrad, Bhandardara is one hill station which is on the borders of Thane, Nashik & Ahmednagar. It is famous for Arthur Lake, Wilson Dam, Randha Falls and is also a gateway to many beautiful Sahyadri treks such as Kalsubai, Ratangad, Sandhan Valley, Ajobagad and Alang, Madan Kulang, etc. Recently Bhandardara has grown into a major camping spot as it is in the midst of mountains and water body. Also, the Forest department has taken an initiative and has started fireflies festival guiding the tourist to the hotspots of fireflies in this region. We reached bhandardara in sunset time, the view was mesmerizing. Our destination was still 26 km away from Bhandaradara and driving at night, through a road that is surrounded by sparkling fireflies was really thrilling. Finally, we reached at Samrad around 8.30 pm and met the local guy (Nitin) who had arranged our homestay and food in that village. After getting fresh, the local guy guided us towards the place where thousands of fireflies were spotted.