Planning for a gate away this summers? But you’re topsy-turvy what to go and where to go. In this article, we are going to suggest you the 7 best places for camping near Mumbai during summers. Yes, Camping! It seems surprising but it’s possible, in fact, there are some exceptional camping options just a few hours off the city limits, away from the hustle bustle and fast-paced life of the city. So, here are a few camping places which will give you some satisfying and peaceful holiday experience.
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1. Nature Camping Experience, Karnala
Located at just around 50kms away from the Mumbai city, it takes just 1.5 hours to reach this place. Situated at the base of the Karnala Fort, which is famous for mild trekking and short hike. This camping site is surrounded by beautiful greenery, tall palm trees and you can spot a range of beautiful birds of over 150 species of native and migratory birds. This place is a good spot for camping based on the location and activities offered by the campsite like bonfire, games and entertainment, spacious and comfortable tents and food. The general expense on this camping trip can be around ₹2,000 – 2,500.
2. Pawna Lake Camping
Camping on the banks of the beautiful Pawna Lake is an awesome adventure to escape from the daily hassles of the city life. There are many things to enjoy like, swimming in the lake and a few water sports activities near the campsite but the camp offers activities like gaming, entertainment, cosy tents, and food. The pawna lake campsite is located around 120 km away from the Mumbai city which is a 2.5 – 3 hours’ drive. There are many camping sites to choose from where the facilities are different from one other and so thus the prices of the camping starting from ₹1000 approx.
3. Shirota Lake Camping
From Fishing to boat rides, photographing scenic nature to exotic birds and away from the hustle bustle of the city, Shirota Lake Camping is the best place to relax and unwind yourself. You can also experience some adventure sports in the midst of the beautiful surrounding and witness some beautiful glimpses of the lakes neighbourhood by trekking to the nearby hill. The campsite is approximately 92 km away from the Mumbai city which is a 2 – 2.5 hrs drive. The prices of this camping are between ₹1,500 – 2,000.
4. Bhandardara Lake Camping
Bhandardara Lake is one of the most popular and highly preferred picnic spots for nature lovers. It is one the prime hotspot of tourism in terms of natural beauty and the attractions nearby like waterfalls, hills, Arthur Lake, Wilson Dam. Camping at the bank of the lake is a great place to stay and enjoy the holidays in the lap of nature. The campsite offers comfortable tents and mattresses and also clean and hygienic toilets which make this place a highly recommended camping site. This place is located near Igatpuri, in the Western Ghats of India, which is 165kms away from the Mumbai city and takes around 3 – 3.5 hrs drive to reach the spot. The prices are very tentative as being the popular place the minimum camping charges are around ₹1,750. You can enjoy the beautiful star gazing at night.
5. Vasind Camping
Located at approximately 65 Kms away from Mumbai, it takes around 1.5 hrs to reach Vasind Campsite. This is a very delightful place to camp as it has a calm and intimate atmosphere. The best thing about this place is that it is famous for night camping around Mumbai. Additional to the regular camping activities, you can also enjoy other sports like Kayaking, River rafting, Longs walks in the woods or explore the wild trekking to the Mahuli Fort. The Vasind campsite is easily accessible through local transport like a train by getting down at Vashind Railway Station other than your own personal vehicle. The cost of camping here is around ₹1,00 – 2,000 approximately.
6. Offbeat Camping, Khopoli
Offbeat in general sense means to go somewhere and get disconnected from the usual thing. Covered in the ambience of greenery all around you and the beautiful background of the Lonavala Mountains, staying in the tent on the campsite with some mouth-watering food to clean washrooms this could turn out to be you one of the most cherished and wonderful camping experience ever. You can enjoy a quick dip in the alluring natural rock pool or kayaking in the nearby river. This campsite is located near the famous Imagica Waterpark in Khopoli on State highway 92, which is around 2.5 Hrs from Mumbai city. This place has no network connectivity, so no mobiles will work here but the 100 per cent natural connectivity will definitely give you on the immense pleasure of camping. The expense camping here generally ranges from ₹2,000 – 2,500.
7. Kundalika River Camping, Kolad
Camping beside this enchanting countryside is an awesome combination of both nature and adventure. Not far away from the Mumbai city, camping next to the Kundalika river in Kolad is an experience which every traveller can enjoy. The best part about this campsite is that it has a beautiful sighting of the river which is a treat for every tourist. So Bring out the adventurer in you, boost your confidence and delve into the amazing water sports near Mumbai that this campsite has in store for you! This place is located around 119 Kms from the Mumbai city and takes roughly 2.5 hrs to reach through a car and the charges for camping generally starts from ₹1,750 onwards.
There are many more places where you can go camping, but since it is summers and in India, the season tends to get too hot, we advise you these places for a cool and clam camping experience along with your family and friends.