Koyna is the largest hydroelectric project in the Satara District in state of Maharashtra. The backwaters run for 80 kms from the dam wall to Tapola. This area boasts evergreen forests, ripe with fruit trees, and offers a plethora of flora and fauna that can be witnessed in the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary and Sahyadri Tiger Reserve. The surroundings are ideal for many soft adventures like trekking, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and rappelling. There is also an opportunity to meet the local populace to have a glimpse of their lifestyle.
ABOUT THE STAY
Our campsite is right at the banks of the beautiful Koyna backwaters with Mango and Jamun trees in abundance. This is the perfect place to go to, to experience tranquility and the beauty of nature. Our aim is to keep you close to nature and explore your surroundings, so you watch birds and not TV! We take you on guided nature and bird walks to make your experience even more enriching.
Camp offers all basic facilities and our staff is warm and friendly with good knowledge of the area.
You reach the campsite by noon and are introduced to the area and allotted tents. Post that you have lunch and explore your surroundings. We take you swimming to the Koyna Dam backwaters and you can also try a hand at kayaking. Evening is spent sipping on tea/coffee with some sumptuous snacks, sitting on the banks of the backwaters. As the sun sets, we take you for a short night hike in the nearby forest. We return to the campsite and enjoy campfire with some hot soup or drinks and end the day with dinner. Overnight stay at camp.
Days at camp should start early to experience the beauty of nature. Mornings here offer spectacular and serene views of the backwaters. We have our breakfast and ready ourselves for the day’s activities. First is a boat ride that takes us to the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary. We reach there and take a little hike to the base of Vasota Fort. After a briefing session we climb the Fort through thick forests. At the end of the climb we witness the grand views of the Sahyadri Ranges. We have our lunch at the top and climb down to take the boat back to the campsite to have tea/coffee with snacks. Evening is spent savoring starters by the campfire along with some fun activities. After that dinner is served. Overnight stay at camp.
Once again, we start the day early, freshen up and go up a hammock to watch the breath-taking sunrise. This is followed by a hike and a nature & bird trail around the camp. We return to the camp for breakfast. After that we pack our bags and check out of the camp and head towards Ganesh Temple, where we see the Triveni Sangam – confluence of three rivers. With this the trip ends and we head back to our respective destinations.