The heat is getting just unbearable and we are in search of a solace to find some respite from it. We are waiting with bated breath for the monsoons to arrive. But, what if, we say that solace is right here in our backyards? Not much of a distance away?

In this pre monsoon period, get ready to witness a phenomenon which will just put you in awe of nature. We are talking about the tiny little twinkling creatures, who come out in millions at night in a breathtaking phenomenon.

Tis the season of the fireflies!

By Amruta Dhamorikar

Situated close to the city of Pune, Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the easiest escapes for a traveler. And so during a long weekend of four days, I found myself longing for the wonderful dense forests of Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. Located in the Khed and Ambegaon talukas of Pune district, it was created for the protection of the state animal of Maharashtra – Indian Giant Squirrel in the year 1984.