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  • Trip introduction

    Spend the Christmas weekend camping on the banks of a sprawling lake in Bhandardara. You'll spend the day enjoying the fresh air and open skies, and at night, you'll sleep under a canopy of stars. But you'll also pitch your own tents, cook your own barbeque, sit around merry campfires, and spend a delightful weekend away from the screens of your mobile devices, and from the noise of the city.

    Destination

    Bhandardara is set along the banks of the Pravara river, and is a popular weekend getaway for people from around Maharashtra. A holiday here is full of rural charm and simple living, with plenty of scenic landscape options. Bhandardara is famous for the multiple water bodies and hills around. The waterfalls, forts, trek routes, and Kalsubai, the highest peak in Maharashtra, attract adventure-seekers from everywhere to this region. Because of it's low light pollution, you can expect to see a sky full of stars at night.

    Destination highlights

    Camp beside a beautiful lake | Learn how to pitch tents, cook your own barbeque | Enjoy a bonfire under a starry sky

    Activity Details

    3 yrs - 55 yrs

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    Trip details
  • Day 1

    Report to Dadar by 10:00 hrs, and board the bus to take you to your campsite. It's a long drive, so do pack some snacks and a book (if you like). By 15:30 hrs, you'll get to your campsite. Here you'll be served hot tea/coffee and snacks. You'll learn how to pitch your tents and set up camp, which is always great fun! Then enjoy a boat ride on the lake, or if you're feeling like it, take a dip in the cool water. As evening falls, have some fun with group activities and games. By 18:30 hrs, you'll see bongires being set up. A cake will be cut and shared, and then you can settle down around the fire with your friends. You'll cook your own barbeque, sing songs, enjoy the cold night breeze and the fresh air. A hot dinner is served later on at night. After that, you'll retire to your tents for the night.

    Overnight in tents

    You'll be provided with 5-man tents on quadruple sharing basis. Each traveller will receive a sleeping mat for the night, but you'll need to bring your own bedsheet or blanket, and pillow (if you like). You'll get tea/coffee and snacks on arrival, chicken/paneer for the barbeque, and a veg or non-veg dinner. Do bring any other snacks or beverages that you want.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Mumbai

    Lakeside campsite

    10:30 AM

    Food

    Snacks | Barbeque | Dinner

    Veg|Non-veg|Jain
    Day 2
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  • Cancellation policy

    Please note that the following charges will apply on cancellation:

    If cancellation takes place more than 7 days prior to departure, 50% of the camp price will be refunded

    If cancellation takes place less than 7 days prior to departure, 100% of the camp price will be forfeited.

    Rules on trip

    Participants will not litter, deface camp area, or cause general disturbance. Those who do not know swimming are not allowed to venture near water

    Safety measures are to be followed strictly or else participant can be expelled from camp

    Please avoid use of any narcotic/psychotropic substances on the tour

    Guests accompanied by their drivers are supposed to pay the extra charges in advance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    All decisions made by the operator are final. During the camp, the participants shall abide by the instructions and decisions of the camp director.

    The operator will not be responsible for any losses incurred for any train/air/bus/taxi bookings, due to cancellation of the event.

    This trip includes pick-up and drop to Pritam Dhaba in Dadar. However, the pick-up can also be arranged for Teen Haath Naaka in Thane, if you inform the operator in advance.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • 1 night in tents on quadruple sharing basis

    • Sleeping mats
    • Dinner with veg/non-veg options
    • Barbeque with veg/non veg options
    • Breakfast on Day 2
    • Tea/coffee and snacks

    Excludes

    • Meals during travel

    • Medical insurance
    • Any medical costs
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable clothes
    • Good pair of shoes
    • Pair of sandals to wear at camp
    • Warm clothes for the night
    • Jacket or sweatshirt for the evening
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or accessories
    • Hard suitcases/luggage

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Weather proof tents with sleeping mats
    • Campfire equipment
    • Barbeque equipment

    You need to get

    • Sleeping bag/bedsheet/blanket
    • Water bottle
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Toilet paper
    • Hand sanitiser
    • Extra snacks to munch on
    • Cap
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • Swimming trunks or clothes for swimming

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.