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  • Trip introduction

    Spend a unique New Years eve camping at Bhandardara and surround yourself with the peace and tranquillity of nature. You can spend your evening going on refreshing nature walks, dip your feet in the waters of Lake Arthur or just sit back and watch the golden sun melt into the lake while digging into starters and snacks. As midnight approaches, you will gather around a crackling bonfire with the rest of the campers and listen to melodious live music. After spending a restful night in comfortable tents, you will wake up on the first day of the New year 2020 to a beautiful sunrise and embark on a boat ride on the still waters of Lake Arthur.

    Destination

    Bhandardara is a beloved camping destination near Igatpuri that's nestled in the forests of the Sahyadri Mountains. It's an ideal destination for those looking to get away from the city and escape into nature. You'll be surrounded by undulating hills against the backdrop of clear blue skies. Your tents will be pitched in a scenic open ground that overlooks the glittering Arthur lake. Spend New Years night in comfortable tents equipped with sleeping bags and air pillows. Awake the next day to the most spectacular view and enjoy a boat ride on the lake.

    Destination highlights

    Celebrate New Years by camping at Bhandardara. | Start your year right and embark on a boat ride across Lake Arthur. | Reconnect with your friends and family around a bonfire. | Stay in the midst of nature for a night away from the city life.

    Activity Details

    3+ years

    Yes

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of New year Camping in Bhandardara: Check-in and enjoy!

    Arrive at the campsite by 15:30 hrs and check-in to your allotted tents. Spend the afternoon at leisure by exploring the campsite, going for a quick run by the lake or playing games at the campsite. Enjoy some high tea in the evening and reconnect with your friends or family.

    At night, you'll feel the new year spirit as you gather around a bonfire with the rest of the campers, munch on some starters and listen to live music. Dig in to a dinner and spend a night in your tents. Overnight at Bhandardara in tents.

    Overnight at Bhandadara in tents.

    Arrive at the campsite and check in by 15:30 hrs. You'll spend the night in spacious tents on a multi-sharing basis. You will be provided with sleeping bags, air pillows and camping chairs. The campsite is equipped with common kitchen/dining tents and toilet tents with clean western toilets. Today's meal package includes evening tea, snacks/starters at bonfire and dinner. Meals will be served in a buffet style at the campsite.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Bhandardara campsite

    Bhandardara campsite

    15:30 PM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg| Non veg| Jain
    Day 2 of New year Camping in Bhandardara: Boating and check-out.
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    Reviews

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      Team TGN thank you so much for an extremely awesome experience of river rafting in kundalika river.. it was worth..

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'My family and I decided to go on an impromptu camping trip near Mumbai. I knew I had to call up The Great Next. Dheeraj provided several options based on my requirements.Within 10 minutes, arrangements were made and my booking was confirmed with Blue Water Camping at Pawna. The booking was as hasslefree as it could be. The folks at Blue Water Camping were very hospitable. From our personal bonfire to comfortable tents and helping our car out of the ditch, Rohi Das warmed us with his smile. As with any other adventure, I'm sure the experience would have been better during the weekday as we could have avoided the big crowds. Nevertheless, the weather was on our side. I highly recommend The Great Next for all your adventure needs and also Blue Water Camping for those looking for a weekend getaway from Mumbai.'

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      I would describe their team as driven, enthusiastic and initiative bearing. Once I reached out to them for a camping trip, I was connected to one of their coordinators, Dheeraj Soni, who gave me multiple options, understood my requirement and timeline and suggested the perfect fit for us. They maintained effective communication with us and camp personal to ensure that we had a wonderful experience. I would certainly reach out to them for any future plans.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      Brilliant experience! The sales team at The Great Next was very patient, professional, prompt and honest. They helped us decide where to go and booked a camp site and rafting at a really good property in Kolad. The service at the camp site was top noch and the guides and equipment for river rafting was of top quality. All in all it was a great and a seamless experience and I look forward to booking with you guys again!

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'I had booked new year Alibaug camping with them and the trip was amazing. Really scenic and wonderful beach. Arrangement was on point too. Really accomodative and high spirited group. Loved it !'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      It was an impulsive decision to plan for Kolad river rafting and we were really struggling to get the booking done over the long weekend. However, it was a random search that we came across TGN and the coordinator Rahul ,was really helpful with the booking at daivya adventures with group discount . Would really appreciate the coordination, responsiveness and the process they follow . River rafting experience was really amazing and we are truly contented !Looking forward for future adventures with tgn! Cheerz !

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      'Frankly speaking, I was a little worried when I chose TGN for my corporate offsite because my personal experience with TGN was not so great when I went to Kolad for River rafting. However, Venkat and Varun handled our corporate offsite very well. We were 57 employees altogether who stayed at Nature Trails. They had decent tents where you can stay the night. I was quite demanding and I requested extra meals and activities which were not part of the regular package and TGN managed it very well. TGN response time for queries was very good. DJ (Prem) understood our music taste and everyone was energized and dancing throughout. We enjoyed the sumptuous Maharashtrian cuisine. The fish and Chicken were amazing. Both Nature Trails and Daivya Adventures were very focused on safety during the adventure activities. Overall, I would like to say that this is a great place for Team Building activities and I would recommend this place.'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      Amazing rafting in Ganges river. The Great Next team organized all very well so thank you guys for such a good day.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      Our trip was an impulse decision but thanks to tgn it was a success and awesome trip.Excellent food and relaxing resort after river rafting trip

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'Got to about TGN through Google, when I was looking for a professional tour operator to arrange a river rafting experience for a corporate group of ~100 pax, at Kolad. I got contacted by Mr. Venkat and his approach to handle the customer was way different than that of others with whom I was interacting at that point in time (Sept 2017). He seemed to be genuinely interested to provide the best experience rather than just doing the business and close the deal. He offered me couple of options ranging from mid-range to lux; and provided enough details that can be passed on to the group. He was prompt in handling & answering queries and one thing that really impressed me is the backup person he has arranged to answer queries, if he isn't available; even before the deal was closed. I chose him because of all these reasons... let me reiterate, I chose TGN because of the thorough pro Venkat has been with me. Besides lodging & boarding, I booked the rafts and guide, and the transportation from Pune to Kolad... so it was a package deal, and as any one can think, with a group of that size some changes are bound to happen - starting with transport ... he showed immense flexibility to split the transportation in just one day notice... which does got accolades from my team. Even at the rafting point, the group size changed from what we committed and just a phone call to him early morning was good enough for the rafting operator to arrange a brand new raft (which got unpacked and inflated right infront of us) to accommodate 8 members. Food and other arrangement at the resort: Food was pretty good... the resort provided piping hot chapatis, and food was lip smacking! Activities at the resort too was amazing despite heavy rains the resort arranged zip line for the group... One feedback: quality of buses could have been better. Overall a very satisfactory arrangement. Would recommend it anytime!!'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'Let me begin by saying: One Must Experience Kolad White Water Rafting , it is super fun and now if you are ready for the fun.. you must ask these guys to plan the trip. Why ?? Let Me tell you... We have been to Kolad now twice and both times used The Great Next to book the rafting and also a night stay. So first thing first, the accommodation they provide, is i would say is pretty good. Well, after all your there for adventure and one can't expect a five star luxury: so rooms are neat and clean, Bathrooms are also tidy. The biggest benefit of this accommodation is the fact, that it is right at the starting point of rafting, so you can easily wake up say by 8 AM, enjoy breakfast ( good food) , enjoy morning sun with some out door activities and get briefed and trained and then ... hop onto life's thrill. The place they book you in is good a few acre property, they organize Bonfire and food is included in the package. ( this time around , the food was awesome ) Price: Very Very Reasonable and Value for Money 100% Ease of Booking: Pretty Simple, inbox em, or just log onto their website, a chat applet will help you book. I for both times booked via a gentleman named Mr. Venkat, really helpful and suggested us the right mix always. How to Reach: Take the tahmini ghat via Pirangut ( if traveling from Pune) and If from Mumbai, you need to take Khopoli _pali road SH 92 via Umbre. Well the place we stayed on both occasions was same and really simple to reach, in case you find it difficult to spot, they are really prompt to help and guide over the phone. Experience : If you are first-timer at Rafting then, it is for sure thrill and if Pro rafter then your exp depends on Dam gates.So, If more than 2 Dam gates are open on that particular morning, then boy you will have one exhilarating ride and if it is one or 1.5 gates, still rapids are good fun to get in and get drenched. All in All 4/5 experience. but for beginners A MUST !! Have fun and in case you any question you can ask me on Insta FB Page : Collared Hippie or my Insta ID : @collaredhippie.'

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      'Stress, work life balance and the chaos and the need to take respite from it - and so began the search, the need to escape from it all. So some quick search landed me up with the great next , and came across Rahul and Venkat. A silent retreat far away from the din of Mumbai, Kolad is one of the perfect weekend gateway. As you step in DM Farms, the earthly traditional cottages touch you. Its staff always come up with handful of sweets at end of every meal. They also made arrangements for bon fire , which was an added attraction and set up the mood perfectly for the night. Accompanied with musical chair. The rafting was conducted professionally and is a beautiful experience to be remembered lifetime. I went solo, however, came back making lovely friends.'

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      We took their service in Oct 17 for Rafting in Kolad. Came across their details while randomly looking for adventure groups. Once we contacted them, they co-ordinated with Hans Adventure resort for our stay and activities. Stay and food was good. Rafting was also arranged well. Recommended group �

    • Rated : 1

      27-03-2020

      'I wish i could have rated them zero but sadly there is no option for that.so i have booked this so called luxury tent stay with rafting for 8pax in kolad. Once we reached the rafting point (Daivya adventures) the staff over there was clueless about the booking from great next and clearly refused to 12-13 people who have booked through the great next, there was no network at that place even to contact anyone from the TGN team. We had wasted around 3-4 hours in this confusion and at last was sent without any proper briefing/ equipments and a novice kinnda raft instructor. It was a waste of Money and time. I will never recommend anyone to try this. Even the customer support is very bad. Vrushti was the one who sold me the package and never reverted after the problem. #waste #poorcustomersupport #tryotheroptions #bignono'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'We went for the kolad river rafting on 14th Oct 2017. It was amazing experience the staff and arrangement made was Awesome. Excellent guys TGN. Thanks for giving us such service .'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      We were planning river rafting at Kolad. Vrushti quickly replied on my online request. Coordination was good. It was a fabulous, safe n cool experience. The arrangements were perfect to give a memorable experience without any hassels. I look forward to join for other activities too

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'Had an amazing time at kolard thanks to The Great Next! They planned an amazing package for us and their instructors were amazing! Thanks The Great Next!'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      The great next ..is an amzing platfrom fr those who like adventure ...my first advrnture (river rafting ) was full of fun n lovely moments and truly is was an awsome feeling ......thnzkz to d team ....

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'It was a Great Team Outing with The Great Next. Mr. Amit Thakker from TGN suggested and help us (group 23 teammates from SMARTe) book a day trip to ZBAC Adventure, Kolad recently. TGN not only helped us with various options considering proximity, budget and activities we wanted to do but also help us choose the best place. Team TGN is very prompt in responding to our communications and made sure the arrangements were apt. Thanks TGN!'

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      We went for the rafting trip at Kolad through TGN, The trip was awesome it was the bestest experience of our life's, evry1 there was very supportive…

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      'Precap: We, a team of 15 people were planning for an overnight trip to Kolad, I had looked out few options but was uncertain, there was nothing I could pin point to. While surfing, I came across TGN website, going through I came in contact with Venkat. He answered all my queries and his suggestions were quite helpful. Travel: The campsite where we stayed was fantastic, the arrangements, the food, hospitality, in-house activities, all were taken care of. We had one hell of a time during our stay. Everyone enjoyed the activities that were lined up with the stay and went for rafting the other day, and I can say, our experience was a fun filled thrill ride along with awesomeness of the place. Word for TGN: 'Precap: We, a team of 15 people were planning for an overnight trip to Kolad, I had looked out few options but was uncertain, there was nothing I could pin point to. While surfing, I came across TGN website, going through I came in contact with Venkat. He answered all my queries and his suggestions were quite helpful. Travel: The campsite where we stayed was fantastic, the arrangements, the food, hospitality, in-house activities, all were taken care of. We had one hell of a time during our stay. Everyone enjoyed the activities that were lined up with the stay and went for rafting the other day, and I can say, our experience was a fun filled thrill ride along with awesomeness of the place. Word for TGN: The TRP for TGN is their quick and effective responsiveness. I was in regular contact with Venkat with almost 2 weeks before the trip and each time we two talked, he was patient and helpful at each and every stage of the planning. There are no cellphone n/w's in Kolad, he advised us to download offline map of the city and provided pointed map locations of our stay and the rafting meeting and end point which turned out to be helpful. I was briefed about our plan including each and every small details, these things helps you build trust. And the prices, they always manage to give u best quote which you cannot say no to. Keep up guys, thanks to Venkat and TGN guys working in background to make this possible. Every effort building this appreciated.' Keep up guys, thanks to Venkat and TGN guys working in background to make this possible. Every effort building this appreciated.'

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      Kolad rafting was excellent experience �natures trail resort it's arrangments ;food was very good .overall very happy weekend.

    • Rated : 4

      27-03-2020

      We went to this river rafting trip in Kolad through TGN, which was pretty amazing! The representative was pretty helpful and was available on the go in mails and chats to direct me through the registry and payment process. And the trip was awesome. Rafting, and it rained! Fun times. Thanks TGN.

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      The Great Next was a Great experience . Big thank you to Venkat for being extremely patient with me n helping me find just the perfect place to stay with my family . All the activities we did including Rafting were pretty exciting. The place where we stayed - Empower is maintained by Army persons. Therefore , their hospitality , cleanliness, surrounding beauty and the food, everything was top class . When at Kolad , stay at Empower !

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      Had an excellent experience with TGN.. We randomly came across their website and booked for rafting and other adventure sports at Kolad.... Rest was taken care by them.. it was truly amazing .. the people were so humble and yes we did enjoyed a lot... The experience is beyond explaination... Thanks a lot TGN... :)

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      It was a very awesome experience of river rafting in kundalika river near Kolad, and the plan and offer provided by TGN were just Fab, looking for more trips with TGN…

    • Rated : 5

      27-03-2020

      It was great fun at water rafting with the great next, excellent trainers, food was good, overall good experience, we would like to visit again

  • Cancellation policy

    Cancellations made more than 3 days prior to check-in date of camping in Bhandardara: Full refund.

    Cancellations made on or less than 3 days prior to check-in date of camping in Bhandardara: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to the instructions of the tour guide while undertaking any adventure activity during this camping trip in Bhandardara.

    Consumption of alcohol and narcotics is strictly prohibited during or before the trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Please note that check-in time for the campsite is 15:30 hrs and check-out time for the campsite is 11:30 hrs.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the trip. Swimming or boating at Lake Arthur is at your own risk.

    Jain food can be served at the campsite, only if requested in advance of check-in date.

    Prices mentioned may be subject to a premium on holidays, festivals and long weekends.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation in tents on multi-sharing basis

    • All equipment required for camping including sleeping bags and air pillows.
    • Meal package from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 2 including morning/evening tea
    • One session of boating and all equipment required for it, including life jackets and boats
    • Camp chairs
    • Common kitchen/dining tents and toilet tents
    • Bonfire, snacks/starters and live music on 31st night
    • Access to campsite parking space
    • Services of experienced tour guide and camping crew
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Transport between base city to campsite

    • Travel or medical insurance
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, alcohol and beverages, etc
    • Any costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, road blocks, etc.
    • Any item not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Waterproof footwear
    • Quick-dry apparel
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Shirts/t-shirts and jeans/track pants
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or gadgets
    • Hard luggage such as suitcases

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Accommodation in comfortable tents
    • In tent amenities: sleeping bags and air pillows
    • All equipment required for boating including life jackets and boats
    • Camp chairs
    • Common kitchen/dining tents and toilet tents
    • First Aid kit

    You need to get

    • Rucksack (with rain cover)
    • ID proof
    • Water bottle
    • Sunglasses (polarised, anti-glare)
    • Torch (extra batteries)
    • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
    • Personal toiletries
    • Books and magazines
    • Board games/playing cards

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.