Camping in Maharashtra, India

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Camping in Maharashtra

Camping in Maharashtra is the most serene experience, if you want a break for yourself. Leave the city behind and head to the hills, lakes, waterfalls, or rivers all around for a wonderful experience. Camping near Mumbai or camping near Pune is a perfect casual getaway with friends or family. Some of your top camping in Maharashtra options include camping near Lonavala, or Bhandardara camping. All you need is your camping gear and some great company, and you’re good to go!

Camping in Maharashtra: Lonavala top

The 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.

Itinerary for camping in Maharashtra

Most camping in Maharashtra 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 Maharashtra: 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 in Maharashtra: Camping at Kashid

This beach camping spot in Kashid is perfect. You’ll camp right along the beach, and fall asleep with the sound of the ocean outside. You can also go swimming, fishing, or throw around a volleyball for fun. Enjoy an evening around the bonfire with light music.

Camping in Maharashtra: Camping at Sandhan Valley

If you want to explore more options for more active camping near Mumbai, you could try Sandhan Valley. This beauty is a water-carved valley, situated in the Western Ghats. The valley is 200 feet deep and 1.5 kms long, and takes your over cliffs, through narrow passageways, and over huge boulders, with clear natural pools. The trip also involves rappelling, trekking, and camping out under the stars.

What to carry for camping in Maharashtra

If you book an operator to arrange a camping trip for you, you don’t really need to carry any equipment. You should carry extra blankets if the weather is cold, and make sure you have insect repellent, sunscreen, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and your personal medicines.

Best season for camping in Maharashtra

Winter is usually the best time for camping in Maharashtra. The weather is cool during the day, and the nights get wonderfully chilly. It’s a good idea to carry extra warm clothes and blankets during this season. However, during the summer and spring months, it can be very pleasant to camp near a lake or the ocean, especially as you only check in in the evening. Monsoon camping near Lonavala is growing in popularity now, with people heading out to enjoy the rainy weather and the cloudy skies.

Top camping trips in Maharashtra

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Lakeside camping near Pavna Lake
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.
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  • 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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Camping at Kalote Lake, Khopoli
Lonavala, Maharashtra
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Spend the weekend at a lakeside campsite, enjoying the cool breeze and starry skies. You'll spend the day enjoying the sparkling lake, and as the sky grows darker, you'll gather around a crackling bonfire and eat crispy BBQ snacks. Sleep in cosy alpine tents which will open to scenic views of the lake and the surrounding hills in the morning. You can take a swim in the cool waters of the lake and after this, you'll enjoy a delicious homecooked breakfast.
    Inclusions
  • Overnight stay in alpine tents on twin/triple sharing with foam mattresses, blankets, pillows and solar lights
  • Meals from evening tea and snacks on day 1 to breakfast on day 2
  • Limited veg/non-veg BBQ
  • 15 common washrooms with western toilet fittings, jet spray, toilet paper and hand sanitizer
  • Common shower facility
  • Bonfire
  • All equipment for adventure activities
  • Life jackets
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • All equipment for fishing
  • Mineral bottled water throughout trip
  • Parking charges
  • Additional cost for kayaking (can be arranged for INR 500 per person, for 30 minutes)
  • Additional cost for horse-riding (can be arranged if horses are available, for INR 500 per person)
  • Additional cost for lunch (can be arranged for INR 350)
  • Additional cost for drivers (can be arranged for INR 1000, stay is not included)
  • Personal expenses such as extra meals, soft drinks, telephone calls, tips, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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Camping at Shirota Lake
Lonavala, Maharashtra
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Spend a night out at a lakeside campsite, enjoying the night air and the stars above. You'll enjoy a day of outdoorsy fun, swimming in the lake, walking through green landscape, and end with a bonfire and a hot dinner.

Your campsite lies in the midst of nature, just 10 kms away from Lonavala, but far enough to give you peace and quiet. It's right alongside Shirota Lake, so you'll have gorgeous views at any time of the day. You'll camp in weather-proof tents with foam mats, blankets and pillows, to ensure you get a good night's sleep, with comfort facilities like dry toilet tents with Western commodes. You can go for a night trek nearby, explore a few of the viewpoints, relax by the fire with friends, and enjoy a couple of days outdoors.

IMPORTANT: You cannot drive up to this campsite, whether you have an SUV or a sedan. You can either trek the 10 kms stretch through a jungle to the campsite, if your group is up to it. If not, you can rent a Tata Sumo at an additional charge of INR 900 per Sumo (one way cost) that will seat 7 people.

NOTE: From Monday-Friday, you need a minimum of 6 pax to book this trip. Weekend departures are open to any size group or even 1 individual.
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  • Overnight stay in tents with foam mattresses, blankets, pillows
  • Use of dry toilet tents equipped with commodes, hand sanitiser, toilet rolls and water
  • Evening tea and biscuits
  • Unlimited veg/non-veg barbeque
  • Dinner and dessert
  • Camp-style breakfast
  • Bonfire
  • Mineral bottled water throughout trip
  • Night trek to jungle
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Parking charges at Tungarli
  • Pick-up and drop-off to Tungarli
  • Any meals other than those mentioned in inclusions
  • Kayaking or other adventure activities
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Lakeside camping at Pavna Lake
Lonavala, Maharashtra
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Get away from the city for a camping adventure on the banks of the beautiful Pavna Lake. You'll camp beside the lake, so you can go for a swim and enjoy a session of pedal-boating. When the sun sets and the evening grows chilly, you can gather around a bonfire and enjoy a BBQ and soft music. After a hearty dinner, you'll retire to tents and fall asleep with the sounds of nature outside.

NOTE: There is parking space available near the campsite for 2- and 4-wheeler private vehicles. The last 3 kms to the campsite is through an off-road route and is only advisable for high-ground vehicles.
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  • Accommodation in tents on triple or quadruple sharing basis
  • Western toilets and changing rooms at camp
  • Welcome tea and snacks
  • Dinner (both veg and non-veg options)
  • Breakfast
  • Blanket, mattress and pillow
  • Life jackets
  • Pedal boat ride for 15 - 20 minutes
  • Kayak and paddles
  • 2 and 4-wheeler parking facility
  • Bonfire with music
  • Barbeque equipment
  • First aid kit
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Transport to and from the campsite
  • Upgrade to twin-sharing at an additional cost of INR 500 per person
  • Barbeque items in veg and non-veg (can be arranged for INR 600 per kg for veg and non veg option)
  • Personal expenses like extra meals, telephone calls, packaged water, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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Camping in Bhandardara
Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Unwind with this quick getaway in Bhandardara that will give you the much needed break you’ve been longing for. Find yourself in the lap of nature with the rugged Sahyadris towering around and you'll sleep in a cosy tent in the wild. With delicious Maharashtrian meals, crispy BBQ snacks and a fun dinner of Maggi and soup, you're sure to be a happy camper! This is an ideal camp for a group of friends looking for a easy escape with a lot of laughter.

NOTE: There are twin and multi sharing tents at this campsite, all at the same cost. Twin-sharing tents will be allocated to early bookers.

IMPORTANT: Children under 16 are only allowed in groups of 10 or more.
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  • Transport from Dadar-Dadar by local train and jeep
  • Accommodation in alpine tents on sharing basis (according to availability and group size)
  • Common toilet tent
  • Meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 2
  • Bonfire
  • Unlimited BBQ snacks
  • Camping expertise and guide
  • All applicable taxes
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  • Additional meals
  • Personal expenses such as packaged water, soft drinks, alcohol, telephone calls, tips, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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Riverside camping in Muthavli
Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Get away from the city and return to nature at this riverside campsite between Mumbai and Pune. You'll camp in tents beside the Kundalika river, and slow down the pace with some peaceful farming and fishing activities. In the evening, you'll gather around a bonfire and toast marshmallows and make Maggi and soup.

Next morning, you can choose to head out to try whitewater rafting, kayaking, river crossing, or Flying Fox (all activities are chargeable and can be paid on the spot), or go for a two-hour trek nearby.

NOTE: There are twin and multi sharing tents at the same cost, but twin-sharing tents will only be allocated to early bookings.

IMPORTANT: Children under 16 years are only allowed in groups over 10 pax.
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  • Transport from CST Station - CST Station by local transport
  • Accommodation for 1 night in alpine tents (twin or multi sharing, depending on availability at the time of your booking
  • Camping mattress
  • Common dry pit toilet tent
  • All veg meals from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 2
  • Bonfire
  • Unlimited barbeque
  • Fishing and farming activities
  • All equipment for fishing and farming activities
  • Camping expertise and guide
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Additional cost for non-vegetarian options in meals (can be arranged for an additional INR 100 per person)
  • Personal expenses such as soft drinks, snacks, alcohol, telephone calls, tips, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Additional cost for combo of kayaking, flying fox and river crossing: INR 1000 per person
  • Additional cost for rafting: INR 1200 per person
  • Additional cost for rafting and kayaking combo: INR 1500 per person
  • Additional cost for rafting, kayaking, flying fox and river crossing combo: INR 1800 per person
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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Lakeside camping in Vasundri
Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Mumbai, Maharashtra
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This camping trip in Vasundri takes you to a private campsite with TWO(!) lakes. The campsite is located in the midst of greenery, and is only 90 minutes away from Mumbai. You'll spend the day swimming in the lake, playing a lazy board game, or grab a quick nap. As evening falls, you'll drink hot chocolate and watch the bonfires being lit. At night, there's a movie screening, unlimited BBQ, and a fun dinner of Maggi and soup (you can help cook it, if you like!). When all the fun is over, you'll retire to your tent for the night.

NOTE: There are twin/triple sharing tents, all at the same price. Twin-sharing tents will be allocated to early bookers.

IMPORTANT: Children under 18 years are not allowed on this trip in Vasundri.
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  • Transport support from Dadar-Dadar in local train and rickshaw
  • Accommodation in alpine tents on twin, triple or quadruple sharing basis (depends on availability at the time of booking)
  • Dry pit toilet tents
  • Camping mattress
  • Meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 2 (non-veg option for lunch thali)
  • Bonfire
  • Unlimited barbeque (veg and non veg)
  • All required equipment for indoor and outdoor activities
  • Book exchange library
  • Movie screening
  • Life jackets (on prior request)
  • First aid kit
  • Expertise charges and guide
  • All applicable taxes
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  • Personal expenses like extra meals, packaged water, alcohol, soft drinks, telephone calls, taxes, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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Adventure camping in forest at Kambre (2N/3D)
Kambre, Maharashtra
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Adventure camping in forest at Kambre (2N/3D)
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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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