• Trip introduction

    Prabalmachi is one of the prettiest camping locations near Navi Mumbai, surrounded by the green hills and ancient forts of the Western Ghats. Camping at Prabalmachi is a reward that you receive after 2-3 hours of trekking through the lush wilderness, starting from the Thakurwadi village. During your stay, you can go on a short hike across the village, or relax around the bonfire and breathe in the fresh oxygen in nature's lap. When the monsoon is about to begin in the Sahyadris, the village is filled with radiant fireflies - a magical phenomenon you certainly do not want to miss. 


    Prabalmachi is a popular camping and trekking destination located at the elevation of 1500 feet in the Western Ghats. The village is a base for two most popular treks in the nearby region: Kalavantin Durg and Prabalgad. While camping in Prabalmachi, you can enjoy the see Karnala Fort, Matheran, Irshalgad and Morbe Dam. Prabalmachi is featured in quite a few magazines and websites renowned as one of the best camping locations near Mumbai. 

    Destination highlights

    Relax in the tranquil ambiance of Prabalmachi village. | Trek through the lush wilderness to reach Prabalmachi. | Stay in tents pitched amidst the green hills of Sahyadris. 

    Activity Details

    3 and above years


    Trip details
  • Day 1 of Prabalmachi Camping Trip: Trek and Camping in Prabalmachi

    Reach Panvel station by 17:00 hours. You will meet the trek operator here, who will arrange transfers to Thakurwadi in a private vehicle. Start trekking towards Prabalmachi from Thakurwadi. You will reach Prabalmachi village after 2-3 hours of trekking. Enjoy staying in tents at the open campsite in the village.

    Overnight in tents at Prabalmachi.

    Transfers from Panvel station to Thakurwadi will be arranged by the operator. Today's meal package includes dinner only. You will staying in tents at the campsite in Prabalmachi on twin/triple sharing basis.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Panvel railway station


    05:00 AM



    Day 2 of Prabalmachi Camping Trip: Descend to Thakurwadi
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations more than 6 days before departure of the Prabalmachi camping trip: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 4-6 days before departure of the Prabalmachi camping trip: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 2-3 days before departure of the Prabalmachi camping trip: 30% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 2 days before departure of the Prabalmachi camping trip: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trip leader during the Prabalmachi camping trip.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the trip.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are required to arrive at the meeting point on time. Delay in arriving at the meeting point may lead to missing the trip, without any refund.

    Traveller from Pune are recommended travel via 11026 Pune - Bhusaval Express departing from Pune at 23:10 hours. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the Prabalmachi camping trip to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff. Costs arising due to such changes in the itinerary will be borne by the traveller.

    Photographs taken by the tour operator during the trip may be published online for publicity purposes.
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  • Includes / Excludes


    • Panvel to Thakurwadi and return transfer in a private vehicle

    • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis
    • Blankets and mattresses
    • Dinner (Veg/Non-veg) on Day 1
    • Breakfast on Day 2
    • Changing room facility
    • Services of a guide
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes


    • Any personal expenses like extra meals, soft drinks, cigarettes, etc.

    • Any kind of insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Warm jacket
    • Full-length trek pants
    • Comfortable t-shirt/shirt
    • Trekking shoes (preferably with ankle support)
    • Windcheater
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Panvel to Thakurwadi and return transfer in a private vehicle
    • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis
    • Blankets and mattresses
    • Changing room facility

    You need to get

    • Government issued ID card
    • Backpack
    • Water bottle (2 litres)
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (chocolate bars, biscuits, energy bars, dry fruits, etc.)
    • Personal toiletries including wet wipes, tissue papers, hand sanitizer, etc.
    • Light towel/napkins
    • Camera with extra battery
    • Torch with extra batteries
    • Sun-cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Scarf
    • Enerzyl powder or Glucon D powder
    • Personal first aid kit

    Medical Kit

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