What is fireflies festival? 5 places in Maharashtra to spot fireflies

By: FPJ Web Desk | May 29, 2023

The Fireflies Festival in Maharashtra, is an annual event that honours the arrival of the monsoon season. The festival provides a unique opportunity for nature enthusiasts to witness mesmerizing phenomenon of thousands of fireflies lighting up the night sky

These fireflies, known as "Kajwa" in the local language, create a breathtaking spectacle by synchronizing their bioluminescent lights in order to attract mating partners

In an effort to attract females, the males fireflies flash lights, and the females imitate this conduct in return. The Fireflies locate their partners, and start to blink in unison, becoming a dance ritual. Here are 5 places in Maharashtra that you must visit to experience this natural phenomena

Bhandardara is lesser known hill station located at an altitude of 3000 ft. The palce is popular for spotting the fireflies

Purushwadi, located near village Pachnai is popular for its fireflies population

Samrad in Maharashtra is located close to the Ratangad and Sandhan Valley. It is another place to spot fireflies

Rajmachi Fort is ideal for people who love adventure. The fort was constructed by Shivaji and is an perfect place to spot fireflies

Kothaligad Fort is one of the most famous places for fireflies, make sure to visit the place

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