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Lakeside Camping at Bhandardara

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Bhandardara is one of the foremost camping sites near Mumbai in Maharastra. Mumbai to Bhandardara distance is 160km by road. Nearest railway station of Bhandardara is Kasara and Igatpuri. Bhandardara is famous for the lakeside camping near Mumbai. It also provides a beautiful opportunity of stargazing. Bhandardara has a clear blue sky which is perfect for stargazing and very soothing to your tired eyes. The best experience will be to stay in a lake side cottage in Bhandardara. But unfortunately there is no such cottage facility available just beside the lakeside. That is why lakeside camping at Bhandardara is very popular.

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About Bhandardara camping and trekking

Camping at Bhandardara is an unique camping experience which you may had never experienced till now. Surrounded by the Turquoise pristine water, it will be the best experience of camping you ever had. River camping in Bhandardara is one of the best weekend getaways from Mumbai, Pune & Nasik with a punch of thrill & adventure. Bhandardara is always beautiful with its tranquil serenity and unspoiled nature. But during monsoon and post monsoon period it's natural beauty increases many fold with numerous small & medium seasonal waterfalls and glowing greenery. During monsoon it is difficult to arrange for camping in Bhandardara but post monsoon period is perfect as heavy monsoon is subdued and natural beauty reaches to the peak. Bhandardara stargazing is a famous activity mostly carried out by campers who visit our site.The camping has been specifically designed for a beautiful summer sky gazing and relaxing.

You will set camp within the hilly forest area and and enjoy the sunset while swift cool breeze will gently touch your body. As the night approaches the weather becomes cooler and very pleasant. We will arrange bonfire for you in the evening and if needed BBQ can also be arranged on prior request. it will surely be a memorable experience for you. And the showstopper, Stargazing in Bhandardara under the open sky, can take to to a different world altogether

Bhandardara camping highlights

Length: 1 night camping at Bhandardara. Experience bonfire, local cuisine, BBQ, stargazing
Height: Sea Level
Best season: Round the year
Accommodation timing: You have to reach Bhandardara by 4 - 5 PM in the evening. Its a 24 hours camping arrangement. So you are allowed to stay for 24 hours. However if you want, you are welcome to stay more than 24 hours.

Bhandardara Camping Itinerary

Camp Check in time: 4 PM (Day 1)
Camp Check out time: 4 PM (Day 2)
Please note, from June to September (Monsoon season) due to safety reason many a times camping will not be possible beside the lake. In that case camping will be done away from the lake in covered, protected area in village. This will be decided on spot by the coordinator and no prior notification can be provided for that

Day 01: Arrival at Bhandardara & camping

Arrive at Bhandardara by 4 -5 PM in the EVENING by own vehicle/other means. You can reach Igatpuri or Kasara and then take local transport (state transport bus or shared Autorickshaw/ Cab) to reach Bhandardara. Igatpuri is preferable as distance from Kasara to campsite is more than Igatpuri. Our representive will be waiting for you at Bhandardara Gaon bus stoppage. Having own vehicle is highly advisable.
Move on to the camping site which will already be prepared so that you need not do anything. Go for boating at Bhandardara lake (If Boating is on). Return to campsite in the evening.
Enjoy the sunset from the campsite or go to an elevated land. After sunset we will organize Bonfire for you. Enjoy the bounty of tiny twinkling stars on the backdrop of deep dark sky while soaking the warmth of Bonfire. Basic homemade dinner will be served thereafter (as per availability). Night stay at camp.

Day 2: Trekking and return journey to Mumbai

Wake up early in the morning. Enjoy the sunrise at Bhandardara lake. Its a beautiful scene. Have your tea and go for a small trek to the adjacent forest if you want or explore the willson dam. Complete your breakfast and relax at the campsite. Next in the noon, have lunch and prepare for local sightseeing to Amruteshwar Temple, Kokan kada, Sandhan Valley etc. Please note this will be easier if you have personal car. Guide will be provided to you free of cost. But if you don't have car then we may arrange car at an extra cost which needs to be paid on site.Then start your return journey to Mumbai or Pune.

Inclusion

  • Night stay at Nature camp
  • Boating and a short jungle hike 
  • 1 lunch, 1 dinner (veg and non veg both), 1 evening snack & 1 breakfast for every night stay
  • Bonfire, BBQ (Veg/Non-Veg)
  • Please don't ask or negotiate on food price. Food is complimentary with staying and price is not negotiable

Exclusion

  • Anything not included in inclusion
  • Bottled water, extra food, extra bed etc. and any other cost which is personal in nature
  • Medical & Travel insurance
  • Igatpuri/Kasara to Bhandardara gaon campsite transportation or any other transportation
  • Sightseeing charge to Murudeshwar, Kokan kada, Sandhan Valley etc. by hired/arranged car.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation and Refund:

  1. 100% amount to be paid in advance to book the trip.
  2. Cancellation before 15 days 90% refund.
  3. Cancellation before 7 days 80 % refund
  4. Cancellation after that 50% refund
  5. Cancellation before 2 days or later: No refund
  6. No show: No refund

Disclaimer

The tour is weather based and depends on the weather conditions.There may be last minute cancellations if weather conditions deteriorate.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to reach Bhandardara:

To reach Bhandardara you need to reach either Kasara or igatpuri. Both railway stations are near to Bhandardara. Kasara to Bhandardara distance is 60 km and Igatpuri to Bhandardara distance is 45 km by road. You will get state transport buses from railway station. Or you can hire auto rickshaws also. From kasara it will take around 2 hours to reach Bhandardara. Bhandardara camping takes place in Bhandardara gaon beside the lake

If you are coming via your private transport then you can follow the below route to reach Bhandardara
Mumbai > Igatpuri > Ghoti (Turn right) > Pimpalgaon (Turn right) > Bhandardara Dam

Before you come please understand the following facts about Bhandardara weekend lakeside camping:

Is it a lakeside camping near Mumbai:

Yes. It is a lakeside camping near Mumbai. Total around 160 km from Mumbai

Availability of Bhandardara tents:

Only tents are not available for rent. Its a 24 hour Bhandardara camping package. If you are looking for tents only then please do not enquire with us

Camping site in Maharastra:

Bhandardara lakeside camping is a prominent camping activity in Maharastra

Can I get a Bhandardara lake side cottage:

Lakeside cottages are not available in Bhandardara due to ban on any permanent structure just beside the lake. We provide only lakeside camping

Chance of Bhandardara start gazing

Abundant chance of stargazing with empty eyes. If you have a binocular or telescope then you can see heaven here

Useful Facts about Bhandardara lakeside camping

  • Good, Clean, Permanent Western & Indian washroom facilities are available (not attached to camps as camps are situated just beside the Water body). Permanent washrooms are available approx. 1 km away from the camping place.
  • Ample parking facilities are available for vehicles
  • The place is safe & secure as camp organizers & caretakers are local and they will be available 24*7 
  • It will be best if you bring your own car as from Igatpuri or Kasara to Bhandardara hired transportation is generally costly. Also you will have convenience during sightseeing
  • Discount of 100 Rs. can be availed only for a group of 8 people or more
  • From Kasara it takes approx. 1 hour 30 minutes to reach Bhandardara. Shared Auto-rickshaws are available that take approx. 300- 400 Rs. per rickshaw.

Reviews

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22/05/2018

Amazing experience of camping

This was my first camping of my life and it was a memorable trip. I went with family and it was only our group on that day so it was an added advantage. Rajen shinde was the coordinator of the trip at bhandardara and he guided us so well. Hospitality was amazing. Food was good like ghar ka khana. BBQ was amazing you can enjoy the process of BBQ making. We enjoyed the jungle walk and fireflies watching. All over our trip was memorable. Thank you triphippie you have great management.

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22/05/2018

Amazing experience of camping

This was my first camping of my life and it was a memorable trip. I went with family and it was only our group on that day so it was an added advantage. Rajen shinde was the coordinator of the trip at bhandardara and he guided us so well. Hospitality was amazing. Food was good like ghar ka khana. BBQ was amazing you can enjoy the process of BBQ making. All over our trip was memorable. Thank you triphippie you have great management.

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02/03/2018

Wonderful to stay near nature

Had a wonderful family time in Bhandardara. perfect way to spend weekends near pune. great experience overall.

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02/03/2018

Food was nice

Wilson dam and Bhandardara waterfall was very pictuesque. met interesting people. camping was fun. cheeres triphippie.

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02/03/2018

Lakeside camping was great

Went with friends during the winters. Not the best time to visit Bhandardara but had good fun camping with bonfire. local sightseeing was also good.

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02/03/2018

What views of the lake

Great gateaway from mumbai for couples. star gazing and cozy romantic setting will get the mood going. awesome experience.

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02/03/2018

Best camping site

Stargazing at bhandardara is an awesome experience every one should have. lovely amibance. must visit.

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02/03/2018

A welcome retreat

Simply wow! amazing place, guides are friendly and great food. loved the camping under the stars.

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02/03/2018

Kudos to team triphippie

Lake side camping near Mumbai, away from city life and amidst all greenery is a beautiful experience. Thanks triphippie

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02/03/2018

We loved it thanks Triphippie

Such a pretty place. cozy, romantic and calm. all you need for a perfect weekend near Mumbai, away from work and stress.

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02/03/2018

What a place to be !

Cheers to triphippie for making the trip so memorable. nice place to go with friends for a weekend gateaway from Pune.

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02/03/2018

Great food

We visted during the summers which is definitely the best tie to visit Bhandardara. the lake is full and the trees are in full bloom. beautiful place.

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02/03/2018

We loved the food

If you want a calm peaceful atmosphere, Bhandardara is the best place near pune to experience the calm.

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02/03/2018

The guide was great

Lake side camping at Bhandardara is a beautiful experience. the homecooked meals were definitely the usp

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02/03/2018

Wonderful hospitality

Boating on the lake and trekking to wilson dam was beautiful. My kids were very excited and happy. good effort from Triphippie. recommend.

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02/03/2018

Brilliant camping experience

Brilliant place. brilliant food and bonfire. had a lot of fun meeting new people and spending the night under the stars. Bhandardara from Mumbai is a great weekend option.

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02/03/2018

We will visit again

Just wow! never felt so close to nature especially after the concrete jungle that is Mumbai. Mumbai to Bhandardara is a short distance and the scenery is simply fascinating.

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02/03/2018

Great for couples

Fellow campers were so good and friendly. really enjoyed our short trip. best place for lake side camping near Mumbai.

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02/03/2018

We loved this place

Went twice already. planning the next time during Bhandardara fireflies camping. perfect arrangements by triphippie. kudos.

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02/03/2018

Simply superb

Kids enjoyed the bonfire and barbeque a lot. Safe place. sneaked out a quite time with my wife as well. nice way to unwind at lakeside camping at Bhandardara.

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02/03/2018

Great camping site

Summer getaway. Best time to visit Bhandardara is june. nice drive from Mumbai. had a great time with my family.

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02/03/2018

Best place ever

Great retreat from Bombay. bhandardara stargazing is all you need after hectic work schedules. best place for lakeside camping near Mumbai.

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02/03/2018

Awesome experience

One of nicest place to visit from Pune. great arrangements for tents and food. toilets slightly far but clean. good work triphippie.

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02/03/2018

A hidden treasure

Had so much fun with friends. Bonfire and barbeque was awesome. Umbrella falls trekking was also memorable. great experience over all. Must visit.

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02/03/2018

One of the best places to camp

What a lovely couple's retreat. got to spend cozy time with my partner. Away from work blues and IT chronicles, Bhandardara lake side camp is like a breath of fresh air near Pune.

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02/03/2018

Gorgeous and mighty

So green and fresh and lake surroundings are beautiful. Bhandardara from Pune is quite nearby and makes for a great weekend venture.

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02/03/2018

Excellent place

The place is simply gorgeous. best time to visit Bhandardara is in summers. boat ride was so much fun. great work team triphippie.

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02/03/2018

Lovely experience we spent our best time

Amazing place,sleeping in tents under the stars was a beautiful experience. will come again for Bhandardara fireflies camping time.

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02/03/2018

Nice place

What a beautiful place. lakeside camping at Bhandardara was a good experience. the umbrella falls and wilson dam are pretty places. great weekend fpr couples near Mumbai.

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02/03/2018

Bhandardara camping is awesome

Kudos Triphippie for making such brilliant arrangements. toilets are a little far but everything else is just perfect just like Bhandardara being the perfect weekend gateaway from Mumbai.

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02/03/2018

Stargazing night

Awesome camping experience near Mumbai. away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Stargazing at lake side is so peacful. thanks triphippe.

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02/03/2018

Bonfire bonanza

Morning exploration to Wilson dam was so cool. went amidst the forested tracks. Best time to visit Bhandardara is summers. recommend.

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02/03/2018

Superb location just beside the Arthur Lake

People in mumbai, you are missing out on a great experience if you havent been here. this is the most amazing lake side camping near Mumbai. Must go.

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02/03/2018

Great camping site

Morning chai and lake side sunrise view was the highlight. Bhandardara lake side is a beautiful spot for camping.

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02/03/2018

Nice support team

Great arrangements by triphippie. went for a family outing, it was much fun. barbeque and food was good.

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02/03/2018

nice and fun loving people

We found like minded people from Mumbai. had good fun. danced around the bonfire. great gateaway for weekends near Mumbai.

Grade 
02/03/2018

camping was good

As a first time camper, i had a lovely experience. sleeping in tents was so cool. amazing lake side camping near Mumbai.

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02/03/2018

awesome scerenry

It is so romantic. perfect gateway for couples near Mumbai. we enjoyed our time there.

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02/03/2018

what an amazing thali

Sleeping under the stars, lake side camping at Bhandardara, freshly made maharashtrian food. best camping experience so near Mumbai.

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02/03/2018

friends and fun camp

Near to Bombay, this lake is beautiful. the Maharashtrian thali was delicious. had good time with friends. Camping in Bhandardara is awesome.

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02/03/2018

best couple's retreat

it is the best camping site near bombay for couples. we had a lovely and cozy time. all arrangments by Triphippie were great.

Grade 
25/02/2018

beautiful experience

Bhandardara stargazing is the best! Lake side is so beautiful. Overall amazing experience!

Grade 
16/02/2018

Excellent camping site

Amazing experience. We had a great time. Trekking to sandan valley was too good. Our kids enjoyed a lot. Our host Mr. Rajendra shinde was very nice & very cooperative. Good food & no place to complain...
Would surely recommend to visit atleast once..

Grade 
29/12/2017

Camping lake side

nice view and amazing exp

Grade 
28/12/2017

Experience is worth the money!

Highlight of the trip is definitely the shooting stars which one generally does not get to witness in the city. To begin with, the experience, the hospitality and the beautiful lake is soothing in many ways. The barbecue in the evening sets the mood and takes care of the hunger pangs one is about to get in chilly weather. The dinner and lunch provided is typically Maharashtrian and tasty. Chai lovers will not face disappointment. The host, Mr Rajendra Shinde took care and was very hospitable. His staff took good care and took us around the lake. We did boating as well. The toilet at the host's home is good and they also provide one at the camp site. The only discomfort while at the camp site was the mats. At some camping places in Maharashtra, we've got mattresses which we advised the host to arrange for guests in future. Reaching here from Pune is a task if you don't have your own vehicle or can't rent one. It is advisable to start the journey early morning to reach this place on time and enjoy sunset view.

Grade 
28/12/2017

Experience is worth the money!

Highlight of the trip is definitely the shooting stars which one generally does not get to witness in the city. To begin with, the experience, the hospitality and the beautiful lake is soothing in many ways. The barbecue in the evening sets the mood and takes care of the hunger pangs one is about to get in chilly weather. The dinner and lunch provided is typically Maharashtrian and tasty. Chai lovers will not face disappointment. The host, Mr Rajendra Shinde took care and was very hospitable. His staff took good care and took us around the lake. We did boating as well. The toilet at the host's home is good and they also provide one at the camp site. The only discomfort while at the camp site was the mats. At some camping places in Maharashtra, we've got mattresses which we advised the host to arrange for guests in future. Reaching here from Pune is a task if you don't have your own vehicle or can't rent one. It is advisable to start the journey early morning to reach this place on time and enjoy sunset view.

Grade 
28/12/2017

Experience is worth the money!

Highlight of the trip is definitely the shooting stars which one generally does not get to witness in the city. To begin with, the experience, the hospitality and the beautiful lake is soothing in many ways. The barbecue in the evening sets the mood and takes care of the hunger pangs one is about to get in chilly weather. The dinner and lunch provided is typically Maharashtrian and tasty. Chai lovers will not face disappointment. The host, Mr Rajendra Shinde took care and was very hospitable. His staff took good care and took us around the lake. We did boating as well. The toilet at the host's home is good and they also provide one at the camp site. The only discomfort while at the camp site was the mats. At some camping places in Maharashtra, we've got mattresses which we advised the host to arrange for guests in future. Reaching here from Pune is a task if you don't have your own vehicle or can't rent one. It is advisable to start the journey early morning to reach this place on time and enjoy sunset view.

Grade 
13/12/2017

Should have this trip once in a Life time

Have to spend atleast a day here. The atmosphere in there cures bizzare mind into cordial. Awesome hospitality and good receiving. Boating is fascinating. Forgot film stars ;) when watching actual stars in the sky, felt just WOW.

Grade 
08/12/2017

Bhandardara Night Camping

Though it was an evening camp, we happened to reach late at 10 pm riding all the way from Gujrat. The roads were bit bumpy and dark as moonless night. And the adventure begins. We had our camp guide to receive us late and also serve delicious food at 11. It was his Birthday that we had come for, but unfortunately, the weather was bit rough in the month of September. We spent the night not in the tents but home. Nothing better than an earthy experience with the climate being soooooo cold we had taken 4 blankets over our body! As night passed, we got served with yummy maharastrain breakfast, a bit of sight seeing, the dam, and here we had to say bye to the place. Even though we did not had much to do due to rains, we have had time of our lives.

Kudos to the team for great cooperation and Mr. Rajen for most heartwarming welcome to his home.

Sorry that I am writing it bit late, but none that it would fade away. Every moment cherished and preserved.

Thank you for adding on to our lives. :)

Grade 
24/11/2017

Lakeside Camping at Bhandardara

Good hospitality, nicely maintained, best location.

Grade 
22/06/2017

Paradise on Earth

The campaign experience was truly wonderful and a memorable one. The hospitality of the camp co-ordinator and their support is extremely commendable. This is absolutely safe and a worth visit, Real value for money even though the experience gathered is extremely priceless

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05/05/2017

Worth it

We planned to do something adventurous during April last weekend which was long weekend.,Some how found triphippie thanks to Google .We started from thane we got 10.20 kasara local we reached by 12.30.from kasara there is huge problem for transportation if you are small group of 3 to 4 they will charge you up to 1700 for special service (full cab),sharing option is there but still not easy to get.Best option which we found is when you get down kasara ask some one the direction of kasara st bus stand from there you will get bus to bhandrara fata ,we got 2pm bus luckily the conductor whom we got was our trip coordinators cousin sister she helped us in all possible way.so the route will be like
1.kasara-bhandaradharafata-shandi(Jeep for 10 rs)-camping place(Jeep but arranged by triphippe .

Travelling hours .:
Thane to kasara:2 hrs
Kasara to bhandaradhara fata:2 hours
Bhandaradhara fata to shandi:20 minutes but getting cab was difficult
Shandi to -camping place :20 minutes
Well we reached -camping place we was welcomed by awesome chain and onion pagoda,later point we went for boat ride which was one of the peace moment for us....Blue water ,cool breeze , sorounded by mountains .We did time pass... Around 7 we started camp fire followed by barbeque for vege you will get onions and potato and for non vege you will get roasted chiken. AIn every point coordinators was very humble and pleased .We got.out dinner at 10.pm which was more then expected taste was too good.. we played cards ,housey housey ,slept under sky and even lucky enough to watch bunch or stars and astroid passing .
Since we was tired we slept by 1 Am ...Tent was very good ,neat and clean ... .

Day: we work up with pleasant sound of birds and morning mist .Even tough it was summer we felt like winter .We had option for swimming but we were too lazy to do that .We played badminton ,cricket ...And at around 8 Am we got breakfast ....Trust me the best breakfast poha with chai ...It was summer days so we initially planned to leave after 9 so we can reach back home by evening.we packed our luggage ,did photo session finally said Tata bye bye to our -camping site and left for Mumbai.

Coming to washroom , basics facilities are there please do not expect luxury ,if you expect so then -camping is not your thing .

While coming back you can get direct buses from shandi or even sharing cabs to kasara.

Thanks to rajeev ,nilesh, train for great service

Grade 
05/04/2017

Bhandardhara lake side camping

Awsummmm experience...the host are so welcoming and helping you can't imagine. Food is excellent and so the arrangements. BBQ and bornfir will make ur trip worth

Grade 
28/01/2017

Best camping done

I came from Pune. It was worth coming after driving such a distance. The location is really nice. Raju left no stone unturned to provide us a great service. He was so down to earth. The place is serene, calm and very beautiful. Traveled with my family. A must visit camp from. Lots of people from Nasik and Mumbai and we all were happy. Thank you

Grade 
28/01/2017

Can be better

Food and all was Ok. But din't get boating.

Grade 
28/01/2017

Ok Experience

Nice and good trip with Triphippy

Grade 
28/01/2017

Best weekend camping we have experienced in Mumbai

The camping at bhandardhara is just a perfect getaway from busy life of Mumbai
The place is so peaceful. The people who handle the site are very helpful. There is no issue of safety.
It's safe for all girls trip as well.

Grade 
26/01/2017

Good camping could have been better

The lake side camping was a good experience. Completely away from the regular environment. Loved the climate and nature. Hospitality of the local people was amazing. Considering the fact that so many people are visiting the place, locals could plan for better toilets where it can be uneasy for ladies who are used to the city life.
Overall a good and different experience. Once in a life time experience. Kudos to the Triphippie team for organizing this and not to forgot the locals who will make you feel at home.

Grade 
15/01/2017

Abhishek Verma

Good experience enjoyed alot
Staff was very good

Grade 
11/01/2017

Out of the world experience for a city rat like myself

I'd like to add that Mr.Shinde, our camp organiser is an amazing person. Genuine guy. We have no words to describe his hospitality and his efforts to make us comfortable.

Grade 
11/01/2017

Out of the world experience for a city rat like myself

Bhandardare lake was divine. If you like camping then this place is a must visit.

I'd like to add that Mr.Shinde, our camp organiser is an amazing person. Genuine guy. We have no words to describe his hospitality and his efforts to make us comfortable.

Grade 
14/09/2016

Fantastic camping at Bhandardara

The trip was fantastic as the camping spot was serene, secluded and clean. The hosts were also very helpful.

Grade 
14/09/2016

Good Camping spot near Mumbai

Enjoyed a lot. Thank you for the arrangement

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13/09/2016

Excellent Camping site

The experience was fantastic. The best part was it was just beside the lake and not many people were around. The local coordinators were really helpful.
One small mistake from TripHippie side was, we were told that it will take 30 min. to reach Bhandardara from Kasara. But actually it took one and half hour.

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Lakeside Camping at Bhandardara

Lakeside Camping at Bhandardara

Bhandardara is one of the foremost camping sites near Mumbai in Maharastra. Mumbai to Bhandardara distance is 160km by road. Nearest railway station of Bhandardara is Kasara and Igatpuri. Bhandardara is famous for the lakeside camping near Mumbai. It also provides a beautiful opportunity of stargazing. Bhandardara has a clear blue sky which is perfect for stargazing and very soothing to your tired eyes. The best experience will be to stay in a lake side cottage in Bhandardara. But unfortunately there is no such cottage facility available just beside the lakeside. That is why lakeside camping at Bhandardara is very popular.

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