Malignant Orange & Milkyway at Bhandardara

Tripoto
23rd Jun 2019
Day 1

The fireflies envelop the entire bhandardara and put up a magical show for the campers. Yes, sweet dreams are made up of this. Its a treat for eyes. The shining blue-green water of Bhandardara and the surrounding lush green mountains embellished by the fireflies are a sight to behold. Imagine camping amidst the shimmering fireflies near the enchanting Bhandardara Lake. 

Give yourself a break from the monotonous city life and spend a relaxing weekend among the fireflies at Bhandardara. The pre-monsoon period is the mating season of the fireflies, and you may witness millions of fireflies, radiating in the gloomy atmosphere. Performing it a sight to behold, as if the twinklers have fallen on the planet. Absorb up the attraction and bounty of nature and its various experiences at Bhandardara camping.

Our campsite was  at Bhandardara, which is in the interiors of Maharashtra and one of the darkest spot in our state with the least amount of light pollution you will witness the most ominous night sky possible. One may see the Milky Way with their naked eyes and spot many stars and galaxies that are never visible from the city. Its a perfect place for all astrophotography lovers. Its a treat for your lenses. Or if you get tired, you may chill in one of the open tents and immerse yourself under the sky filled with gazillion stars.

Summer vacation is always exceptional watching fireflies in the evening before the monsoon started is a perfect way to end to summer vacation. We know them as Fireflies in English, Kajawa in Marathi, Jugnoo in Hindi. Two thousand kinds of firefly bugs documented. Not much is still known and several mysteries to solve for our experts.

Fireflies belong to the beetle order; they are not flies.

Fireflies produce light using bioluminescence through the night to lure mates or prey. 

Fireflies chemically generated glow from the lower belly can be yellow, green, or light red.

Each Firefly Varieties performs its strobe pattern.

Males perform light flashing patterns to attract mates or prey.

Females fireflies respond using light patterns to select a mate.

They complete their cycle of life and die before the monsoon begins. 

So when I actually reached to the campsite, the view was mesmerizing.  Bhandardara lake, mountains and beautiful nature.

This place is worth to visit especially in monsoon.
Waterfalls, lake, greenery, sunset and sunrise, milkyway and fireflies,. Really to treat to ur eyes.

Photo of Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India by Sameer Deshmukh
Photo of Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India by Sameer Deshmukh
Photo of Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India by Sameer Deshmukh
Photo of Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India by Sameer Deshmukh
Photo of Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India by Sameer Deshmukh
Photo of Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India by Sameer Deshmukh
Photo of Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India by Sameer Deshmukh
Photo of Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India by Sameer Deshmukh
Photo of Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India by Sameer Deshmukh
Photo of Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India by Sameer Deshmukh
Photo of Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India by Sameer Deshmukh
Photo of Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India by Sameer Deshmukh
Photo of Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India by Sameer Deshmukh
Photo of Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India by Sameer Deshmukh
Photo of Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India by Sameer Deshmukh
Photo of Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India by Sameer Deshmukh
Photo of Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India by Sameer Deshmukh
Photo of Bhandardara, Maharashtra, India by Sameer Deshmukh
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