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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. 

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 
  • 1 lunch, 1 dinner, 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

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

Grade 
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

Grade 
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.

If you are booking for 31st December then checkout 31st December 'New year special camping''

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