Camping in Lonavala, Maharashtra, India

Camping in Lonavala

Camping in Lonavala offers city-dwellers in Mumbai, Pune and surrounding cities a quick and easy getaway from the hustle and bustle of urban life. It only takes a short drive to enter the rolling green Sahyadris, a hotspot for nature-lovers, bird-watchers, and trekkers. While camping in Lonavala is a leisure activity, you can also combine it with a fun trekking trip.

Camping in Lonavala: Lonavala top

The Lonavala campsite is located half-way up to Rajmachi fort, overlooking a scenic valley on one side, and towering hills on the other. You’re going to be camping near Lonavala, about 8 kms away. During the monsoon, this campsite is a lush paradise with waterfalls, streams, natural ponds, and views of rolling clouds all around. You'll camp in weather-proof tents with foam mats to ensure you get a good night's sleep, as well as comfort facilities like dry toilet tents with Western commodes.

Camping in Lonavala: What to expect

Most Lonavala camping packages include an afternoon or evening check-in, an easy day of fun in the midst of nature, and a bonfire and barbecue session before dinner. After that, you’ll retire for the night to your tents. In the morning, you’ll awake to wonderful misty views and fresh clean air. After a hot cup of tea and breakfast, your trip ends.

Camping in Lonavala: Lakeside camping near Lonavala

Here is another option to go camping near Lonavala, about two hours away from Mumbai. Nestled deep in the hills alongside a lake, this location for camping near Lonavala gives you plenty to explore. There are cosy corners, charming gazebos, a plant nursery and well-manicured gardens for you to spend some quiet time at. In addition, you’ll be able to go kayaking, river crossing, or swimming, or try the Burma Bridge, Tarzan Swing, and other activities at the campsite.

Camping near Lonavala: Camping in Kolad

Kolad is a riverside village just an hour and a half away from Lonavala. Here, you can go camping and do a fun session of river rafting the next day. In addition, you can try your hand at activities like kayaking, ziplining, and other fun outdoor activities. For this Lonavala camping adventure, you can choose to stay in delightful cottages or dorms or Swiss tents. You’ll enjoy lavish buffet meals, enjoy the outdoors, and absorb all of nature.

What to carry for camping in Lonavala

Carry sunscreen, a change of clothes, a light towel, and sunglasses and a cap for the day’s adventure activities. Do make sure you carry light, long-sleeved clothing for the evenings, and insect repellent. If you’re going camping in Lonavala in the monsoon, carry a raincoat and a raincover for your bag, dress in comfortable, quick-dry clothes, and head out to get muddy and wet. It’s a terrific outing for anyone who enjoys the outdoors.

Best season for camping near Lonavala

The winter is the best time for camping in Lonavala, when the days are pleasant and the nights are cool. However, for those with a spirit of adventure, the monsoon is a wonderful time for camping in Lonavala. It is during this season that the campsites in Lonavala are showered by rain, and waterfalls and pools abound. All the highest points of the hills have streams and rivulets gushing down, and you’ll be drenched by the time you get back.

Top camping trips around Lonavala

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Lakeside camping near Pavna Lake
Lonavala, Maharashtra
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Lonavala, Maharashtra
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Your campsite nestles in the greenery at the secluded end of Pavna Lake, creating a small paradise for you, just right for a quick weekend break! When the temperature drops (Nov-Mar), the chilly nights make the bonfire even more fun. You'll camp in weather-proof tents with foam mats to ensure you get a good night's sleep, with comfort facilities like dry toilet tents with Western commodes. The meals are delicious, and there's plenty to do and explore. But if you just want to lie back on a hammock and admire the lake, that's fine too.
    Inclusions
  • Overnight stay in tents with foam mattresses and light
  • Use of dry toilet tents and portable showers
  • All meals from evening tea and snacks, veg/non-veg barbeque and dinner on Day 1 to morning tea and breakfast on Day 2
  • Bonfire
  • On camp entertainment like hammocks, board games
  • Mineral bottled water throughout trip
  • Welcome drink on arrival
    Exclusions
  • Parking charges
  • Any meals other than those mentioned in inclusions
  • Beverages, soft drinks, snacks
  • Kayaking or other adventure activities
  • Sleeping bags or bed linen
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Adventure camping in forest at Kambre (2N/3D)
Kambre, Maharashtra
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Kambre, Maharashtra
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This nature escape lets you escape into the wild landscapes of Maharashtra, while maintaining the basic comforts, so that you can enjoy your precious weekend. It's the perfect introduction for someone who hasn’t been camping before, but wants to try it out.

Your campsite is perfectly situated on the banks of Lake Andhra, with a forest behind it, and views of a waterfall too. You'll be able to try your hand at a host of adventure activities like rock-climbing, rappelling, rope course, etc (all payable on the spot, and not included in this package), or you can choose to go for a peaceful ramble on your own and reconnect with nature.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in twin-sharing tents with attached washrooms
  • Comfort amenities like cots, bedding, towels, fans, electric points, and furniture in tents
  • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 3, served buffet style in the dining area
    Exclusions
  • To and fro transport to pick up point
  • Adventure activities on campsite
  • Any additional meals apart from those in inclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Medical insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Soft drinks, water bottles or snacks
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Camping at Lake Andra (1n/2d)
Lonavala, Maharashtra
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Lonavala, Maharashtra
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Head out to this green campsite that lies along the banks of the Andra lake, in the middle of the Western Ghats. The campsite is about 2 hours from Mumbai, 1 hour from Pune, and 1 hour from Kamshet. It's also about 25 kms from Lonavala. You’ll stay in Swiss tents with a sprawling 18-acre property to play on. Enjoy swimming, kayaking, river crossing and nature walks in this package.

You can also choose to pay for and participate in activities like Burma Bridge, rock climbing, rappelling, archery and rifle shooting. In the night, when it grows cold, bundle up in warm clothes and sit on your private sit-out and admire the views, or get together around a campfire.

Please note: alcohol is not allowed at this campsite.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in Swiss tents on 7 sharing basis
  • Cots, mattresses, blankets and bed linen
  • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 2
  • One session each of kayaking, river swim, river crossing
  • Filtered and UV-treated water for drinking
    Exclusions
  • Non-vegetarian food (can be arranged for an additional INR 200 per person per meal, payable on location)
  • Extra meals for drivers, attendants, additional guests
  • Cold drinks, dry snacks etc.
  • Any meals or services not mentioned in inclusions
  • Any transport to and from the campsite
  • Personal or medical insurance
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Lakeview camping near Tikona Fort
Lonavala, Maharashtra
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Lonavala, Maharashtra
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Take off for a peaceful outdoors experience where you'll get to sleep in tents, spend the evening under the stars, and grill your own barbecue. This charming campsite is located at the base of Tikona fort, with views of Pavna lake and the valley. During the day, you can have some fun with on-camp activities like volleyball, basketball, or cricket; or you can hike down to the lake. As the skies turn dark and the temperature drops, gather around a merry bonfire and sing songs or tell ghost stories. This is also a great option for those who want to do the trek to Tikona fort and camp close by.

IMPORTANT: A minimum of 2 persons is necessary to book this camping adventure.
    Inclusions
  • Tent accomodation for one night in twin-sharing tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sleeping mats
  • Private bonfire
  • Private barbeque and marinated barbecue food (veg/non veg) of 250 gms per person
  • Unlimited coal
  • Buffet dinner
  • Morning tea/coffee
  • Breakfast
  • Parking space
  • Outdoor activities and board games
    Exclusions
  • Alcoholic beverages (not available on site)
  • Cold drinks and snacks (available for an extra cost on site)
  • Staff for barbecue
  • Medical insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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Lonavala Hill Top Camping
Lonavala, Maharashtra
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Take a weekend off from the urban jungle and head out to where fresh air, greenery, and gorgeous views await. Your campsite lies in the midst of nature, just 8 kms away from Lonavala, but far enough to give you peace and quiet. During the monsoon, this campsite is a lush paradise with waterfalls, streams, natural ponds, and views of rolling clouds all around. In the winter, it gives you a chance to experience a chilly night around a merry campfire and wake up to mist that stretches into the horizon. You'll camp in weather-proof tents with foam mats to ensure you get a good night's sleep, with comfort facilities like dry toilet tents with Western commodes. You can go for a trek nearby, explore a few of the viewpoints, relax by the fire with friends, and enjoy a couple of days outdoors.

IMPORTANT: You can drive up to this campsite, if you have an SUV or a car without high ground clearance. Sedans will not be able to make it up. You can also combine this trip with a 7 km trek from Lonavala, if your group is up to it.
    Inclusions
  • Overnight stay in tents with foam mattresses and light
  • Use of dry toilet tents
  • All meals from evening tea and snacks, veg/non-veg barbeque and dinner on Day 1 to morning tea and breakfast on Day 2
  • Bonfire
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Welcome drink on arrival
    Exclusions
  • Parking charges
  • Any pick-up and drop from Lonavala (can be arranged for INR 800 per Tata Sumo, covers 7 pax)
  • Any meals other than those mentioned in inclusions
  • Beverages, soft drinks, snacks
  • Other adventure activities (can be arranged for groups of over 10, waterfall rappelling at INR 500 per person, Flying Fox at INR 400 per person)
  • Sleeping bags or bed linen
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Overnight Tented Stay with Rafting - Weekend
Kolad, Maharashtra
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Kolad, Maharashtra
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Book an action-packed weekend this monsoon. You'll be be battling the Kundalika rapids for two hours on Sunday morning, but before that, you're also doing a whole lot more. Enjoy rappelling, Burma Bridge, ziplining, try raft building in the lake, or play a game of volleyball or cricket - all this in the green environs of your campsite. Spend the evening around a campfire before being served a delicious dinner. At night, you'll sleep in tented accommodation on comfy cots, listening to the wildlife outside.

IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip, so a minimum group size of 4 pax is required to make a booking.
    Inclusions
  • Tented acommodation with external toilets
  • Meals as specified
  • Rappelling
  • Burma Bridge
  • Flying Fox
  • Raft building in lake
  • White water rafting
  • Campfire at night
  • Volleyball
  • Cricket
    Exclusions
  • Transport from the campsite to rafting start point and back from the end point
  • Driver food charges Rs.200/- per driver
  • Any cost or services not mentioned in the inclusions

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