The Western Ghats in the southern and western parts of India are a paradise for any nature lover. Stretching for about 1600 km from Gujarat to Tamil Nadu, they cover six states. The mountain range offers opportunities for numerous adventure activities, including camping. You can come to the Western Ghats with your friends and family to enjoy the activity.
If you cannot take out a lot of time from your busy schedule to indulge in camping, then you can go for the 2-day Bhandardara lakeside camping tour. People of Mumbai or those, in the area on business or vacation, can embark on this trip to the scenic Western Ghats. Though there are numerous resort villages in the area, Bhandardara stands out with its tranquil environs. About 142 km from the metropolis, it is a peaceful destination, where you can try a few adventure sports. Wilson Dam and Arthur Lake are two of the biggest points of interest here that you can explore. The landscape of the area is characterised by picturesque waterfalls and rolling hills, and the couple of days you spend here will become an amazing memory for you.
The experience of lakeside camping at Bhandardara begins with pick-up from Mumbai, following which you travel to the resort village. There are numerous fun activities planned for you after you arrive at the destination. In the evening, you can indulge in some singing and dancing with your loved ones by a bonfire. There will be a plethora of games to play, and you will enjoy every second of your time here; you will also love the overnight stay under the star-lit sky.
On the second day of the tour, you get more opportunities to admire the picture-perfect landscape of the region. Take your camera, and go on a short tour to click marvellous pictures. The amazing experience of camping at Bhandardara Dam ends soon after as you pack your bags to leave for Mumbai. This tour may be short, but the memories will last with you forever.
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Day 01: Pickup from Mumbai | Mumbai to Bhandardara
The Bhandardara lakeside camping tour begins with pick-up from Mumbai, from where you head to the campsite in Bhandardara. On the way, stop in the serene town of Igatpuri to enjoy a delicious lunch (own expense).
About 142 km from Mumbai, the scenic resort village of Bhandardara is home to soaring hills, cascading waterfalls and never-ending greenery. Its rugged terrain makes it a great destination for adventure sports like trekking and camping. It is also ideal for those, who want a break from the cacophony of the city and spend some time amidst nature.
On reaching the site for camping at Bhandardara Dam, enjoy the magnificent vistas of the surrounding landscape. At the site, you can also indulge in a plethora of activities. You can start with learning how to set up tents. Later, admire the sight of the setting sun as orange and red shades play at the horizon.
As darkness comes over, you can light a bonfire and enjoy music, dance and games with your loved ones and fellow campers. The barbeque dinner served here will be a treat for your taste buds. After the fun time of music and dance, transfer to your tent and enjoy a good night's sleep.
Day 02: Bhandardara to Mumbai
Wake up to the beautiful sight of lush hills and a serene lake, and freshen up before enjoying a hearty breakfast. Later, you can head out to explore the mesmerising surroundings. The area around the dam is dotted with numerous waterfalls. A short walk in the morning will refresh your body and mind. Thereafter, pack your bag and leave for Mumbai.
The enthralling lakeside camping at Bhandardara experience ends with your arrival in Mumbai; you are free to disperse from here.