New Delhi: Purushwadi village in Maharashtra is a beautiful place with wonderful sights that will leave you spell bound. Tourists are attracted to this tiny village because of the swarms of fireflies that reside here. This village is four to five hours away from Mumbai, and is a surreal place with beautiful maharashtrian backdrop, scenic views and a distinctive atmosphere.
When you step foot in this village, the first thing to encounter is the lush greenery. The fireflies are attracted to the greenery especially before the monsoons as its their mating season. This fact makes May-June the best time to visit Purushwadi. However, the heavy showers kill the species, so make sure you visit the place before heavy rainfall.
The view is stunning when more than 2000 species of fireflies put on their mating lights in May-June. You would not want to miss this sight for anything in the world. This unique getaway is a whole another level during the fireflies festival. Purushwadi Fireflies Festival happens during the months of May-June, when you can indulge in various activities that will provide you with a true rural experience. You can visit the farms, plough them, sow the seeds, and do harvesting activities, cook with the villagers, have a look at the villager’s lifestyle etc.
The scenery during the fireflies festival looks straight out of a fairytale which is definitely something that will awe you. The insects actually throw out fluorescent green light from the body to attract their mate. This is one of the best natural sights to behold. You just need to carry rain coat, sunscreen, toiletries and a pair of sturdy shoes to enjoy the trip.
Purushwadi has a few camps that are open to tourists, and you can also opt for home stays that will be an experience to remember.