Firefly is a type of insect from the beetle family. The fireflies here are unique because of its tail that produces light. The light flash by each insect is at an accurate interval of 3 seconds. Imagine watching thousands of fireflies flashing their light at an accurate rhythm. The male fireflies flash out brighter lights than the female counterparts. This is because the male must attract the female fireflies during the mating season.
Countless firefly enlightens the night on the base of the Hill in Gujarat. Absolute Miracles !!! This is going to be a unique event where male Fireflies sparkle to their best to attract the female of the same species.
To see this phenomenon and don’t hold your excitement, make an instant travel plan to this weekend with us.
Spotting these fireflies in masses creates a feeling of stars on earth which is a breathtaking moment. A view from the hill top with stars above and fireflies below shall enlighten you.
Please find a sample photograph since it is very difficult to explain in words…
HIGHLIGHT OF THE TOUR
Day – 1
Arrival and check in to farm house, Introduction & brief Orientation
Village welcome by tribes. Lunch at Tribes home. Get familiar with our community tribes. Learn about the customs, culture, and traditions of the tribes. Realize the importance of Sustainable living by going through the living habits of tribes – Use of Fish Tank (to avoid mosquitoes), The Organic way of Preserving Grains, Organic Farming Techniques, Conditions in Wedding, etc. Dinner at Tribes home. Proceed for firefly show – Countless fireflies lit the night by emitting light to attract the female of different species. There are about 18 varieties of firefly each with a different pattern of emitting light. These different patterns help to identify them the correct match. This is once in a year event that will create a Galaxy like an effect with stars in the sky and countless fireflies around you. Certainly a moment not to be missed! Relax.
Day – 2
Breakfast at Farm House, Village welcome by tribes. Visit Shabridham Temple, Pampa Sarovar (Ma Shabri used to do Tapasya for Lord Rama here). Dip in the river (those interested should carry a towel and extra pair of clothes). Lunch at Tribes Home Relax till evening.
Evening Tea at Tribes Home. Visit Girma Waterfall (Gujarat’s Highest waterfall). Visit a Women Cooperative Society processing Cashews. This project is an example of women empowerment. This Cooperative Society is formed by 20 Women who procure raw cashew seeds and process the cashew. Learn how the Cooperative Society has helped in improving the livelihood of these tribal women. Also, learn the art of processing cashew. Dinner. Proceed for firefly show. Lights off.
Breakfast at Farm House. Participate in daily chores of tribes like chopping wood, making flour using chakki, dehusking rice using the traditional technique, applying dung on the wall, farming, livestock management, etc. Lunch at Tribes Home. Back to Farm House and Relax till evening. Evening Tea at Tribes Home. See the tools of traditional hunting (the tribes have stopped hunting now since they have started realizing the importance of showcasing wildlife in natural habitat as a tool for generating income. We follow the philosophy of sustainable tourism). Depart for Forest Trek. (Wear clothes that will cover your entire body to avoid mosquito bites) This will be guided by local tribes. Tribes will showcase forest resources used for their living. Do plantation in the forest and conserve the environment.
Get a chance to see the wildlife into the natural habitat.
You may explore:
A ▪ Different variety of birds (carrying binocular & camera especially recommended) – Kingfisher, Wood Pecker, Hoopoe, Parrot, Grey Hornbill, Indian Sparrow, Myna, Common & Greater Racket-Tail Drongo, Egret, Ibis, Kite, Owl, Eagle, Sunbirds, etc.
▪ Flying Squirrel, Chameleon
▪ Mangoos, Rabbit
▪ Snakes & Pythons
▪ Variety of Spiders
▪ Variety of Insects
▪ Variety of Butterfly
Dinner. Proceed for firefly show. Back to Farm House. Lights Off
Breakfast at Farm House. Workshop on Warli Art: Get a briefing on Warli Art. Participants will be given a brief about the form of this art which is gradually losing its importance. Participants will be taught how to make the Warli Art by locals and our coordinators. Be responsible travelers by painting Warli Art on the walls of tribes home and hence conserving this traditional art. Participants who have already been divided into a group will jointly portray their own concept on Walls of Tribes home.
Slingshot contest. Lunch at Tribes Home. Depart for Ahmedabad
* Accommodation in Farm House with Natural surroundings in Non-AC room
* Journey will start followed by Lunch
* 3 Lunch, 3 Hi-Tea, 3 Dinner and 3 Breakfast
* AC Transportation Ex Ahmedabad
* Driver Charges
* Toll Tax
* Parking Charges
* Local Guide
* Tribal activity
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