Here are some perfect suggestions for camping near Mumbai which are not so far from mumbai but worth for weekend stay.
6. Igatpuri Camping
Perfect place for camping in the nature’s beauty while watching stars and rising moon is the Igatpuri, which is a town and hill station in the Western Ghat mountains of Maharashtra. Igatpuri’s Myanmar gate and it’s huge Dhamma Giri academy is most famous and dedicated to the teaching of Vipassana meditation. Also Kanifnath temple here is the proof of this hill station’s spirituality.
Igatpuri camping is worth during the monsoons as it opens out to waterfalls and offers splendid scenic views.
In addition to this, you can do water activities in Vaitarna Lake such as Kayaking, Swimming, Tubing, Raft-Boating.
Igatpuri Camping Itinerary
Day 1 – Here starts our camping day
04:00 pm: Reach the campsite.
04:30 pm: Once you reach, get freshen up, then they will provide yummy snacks. Enjoy it with the perfect view of the surrounding.
07:00 pm: Enjoy your evening with some sports or group activities with your friends and family.
08:00 pm: Get ready for a perfect taste of delicious Barbeque(Veg/Non-veg) and savour the lip smacking platter.
09:30 pm: Enjoy the sky watching with amazing star gazing experience and grab some delicious dishes from the local cuisine.
10:30 pm: Time to enjoy the music bits on the floor and make new camper friends.
12:00 am: Head towards the tents for sound sleep and feel the silence in your tents.
Day 2 – Time to take farewell
08:00 am: Wake up early in the morning for sunrise view with cold breeze of lake.
08:30 am: Freshen up yourself and enjoy grabbing a unlimited breakfast along with the lake view and bird’s chirping.
09:00 am: 10:00 am: Morning photo session with your group and take the pleasure of dipping your legs in the lake.
10:30 am: Check out from campsite.
Camping Charges: Rs.1100 per adult
Distance from Mumbai: 120 kilometres
Major Attractions: Myanmar gate for spiritual place, Stargazing at night
Best Camping Organizers: Igatpuri Camping and Watersports – Treks and Trails(09764461419), Bhatakna lakeside camping igatpuri(08850258278)
How to reach:
- From Kasara station you can ask camping organizers to arrange cab, which will take around Rs.1500 for 10 people including return journey. (If your group is small, they will arrange you with other campers).
- Drive directly to the campsite with your personal vehicle.
7. Prabalmachi Camping Near Mumbai
Get Ready for amazing camping with the experience of most famous trek near mumbai which is Prabalgad and Kalavantin Durg which was initially used as a watchtower. This thrilling place is known for ancient watchtower which is situated on the old Mumbai-Pune route.
Prabalmachi is an attractive old-fashioned little village near Shedung Phata, around 55 km from mumbai situated half-way up a mountain such as plateau or ledge. In Marathi it is called as “Machi”.
At the base of Prabalgad & Kalavantin durg trek it is hidden but attractive in the hills off the Raigad District.
Prabalmachi Camping And Trekking Itinerary
Day 1 – Prabalmachi Camping And Trekking
04:30 pm: Reach Prabalgad base village, freshen up and get ready for the trek.
05:30 pm: After a short introduction and brief on rules and regulations to be followed by everyone on the event, start the trek to Prabhalmachi.
7:30 pm: Reach plateau by and explore the surrounding
08:00 pm: Settle in tents and freshen up for next activities.
09:00 pm: Time to have local Maharashtrian dinner. (Veg & Non-Veg)
10:00 pm: Perfect time to gather for some group activities, make new friends and share the stories.
11:30 pm: If tired, can retire and take rest in tents to enjoy sound sleep.
Day 2 – Backpack, Next Destination and Return Journey
06:00 am: Wake up call, get refreshed and put on your shoes for next adventure
07:00 am: Start your hike to the mighty Kalavantin Durg and reach the top to click some memories.
09:30 am: Get back to Prabhalmachi and enjoy the hot morning breakfast.
10:00 am: Pick up your bags and start way back to the base village.
11:00 am: Settle down in your or organizer’s private vehicles for your return journey.
02:30 pm: Bid adieu! Back to the city life with all the thrilling experience and adventure.
Camping Charges: Rs.1200 per adult
Distance from Mumbai: 60 kilometres
Major Attractions: Prabalgad and Kalavantin Durg Trek
Best Camping Organizers: mumbai pune adventures (9967564888 / 8879664888)
8. Vasind River Side Camping Near Mumbai
Vasind is one of the Picturesque Town for relaxing and night camping near mumbai. The camping destination is surrounded by the one side Mahuli mountains and on the other side the lovely Bhatsai river which adds perfect frame for tourists to visit here.
9. Kashid Beach Side Camping – Alibaugh
With the eye catching view and relaxing sound of crashing waves with a taste of local sea food, Kashid beach has became one of the attraction for tourists in Alibaugh in the district of Raigad. And who would not like to camp at such site with loved ones?
Kashid beach attracting on Konkan coastline of Maharashtra provides a relaxing weekend environment with some adventure water sports for tourists, such as banana Ride, speed boat, parasailing and jet ski riding.
The campsite is situated at perfect side on the sea face view which lets you enjoy its pristine white sands and unpolluted waters at your leisure.
Itinerary for Kashid Beach Camping
Day 1 – Beachside Camping
Reach on campsite by your own vehicle around 4 pm. Get your allocated tents and freshen up.
After settling down, relax and enjoy the evening snacks and hot tea while watching the sunset view. You can also go into the water (only if you know swimming) post having snacks. Capture these perfect moments in your cameras.
Around 8:30 pm, dinner will be served in a buffet system with option of Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian meals.
Enjoy the campfire session with light music playing on the background.
To experience cool breeze with the warmth of fire and sound of waves with beautiful music makes you blend with the moment.
Day 2 – Check Out
Wake up around 7 am. Freshen up and have a good, simple but healthy breakfast with amazing morning sea view.
Post Breakfast enjoy the nearby water sports activities. After that, you can relax for a while at the campsite as the camping session ends.
Get ready to say this soul touching location Bye with heart full of memories.
Best time to visit: All seasons except monsoon as beach will be closed during heavy rain.
Camping Charges: Rs.1600 per adult
Distance from Mumbai: 130 km
Major Attractions: Kashid Beach and Adventure Water Sports
Best camping resort: Sea Facing Courtyard Camping (09226934251)
How to reach:
- By road: Several buses running between Mumbai and Murud halt at Alibaugh. Though hiring a cab to reach Kashid from Mumbai (130 km) is the best option.
- By train: Take a train from Mumbai to Panvel. From Panvel station ST stand, get a bus to Murud.
10. Malshej Ghat Camping on Hills
For all the bikers, riders, trekkers and monsoon lovers, Malshej Ghat is not a new place, it’s always been a hot topic in group for planning weekend trips. Everyone’s must visit place in monsoon offers a perfect verdant site for night camping near mumbai on weekend on the hills of Malshej Ghat.
Malshej ghat is blessed with a huge variety of flora and fauna, on top of that the views of turning ghats, waterfalls in the vicinity and tranquil ambience make it a perfect nature’s gift to avail and calm the restless soul and mind.
Camping in Malshej ghat mainly attracts tourists for it’s lush greenery, perfect weather with cool breeze and greetings by flamingos, cuckoos and some rare colorful birds if you are lucky.
Itinerary for Malshej Ghat Camping
Day 1 – Campsite and Activities on Hills
- 4.30 pm : Reach and Check-in Malshej Ghat Campsite.
- 4.45 pm : Evening Snacks (Misal Pav/Bhaji & Tea)
- 06.00 pm : Enjoy sunset view and fun activities with group photo sessions.
- 08:00 pm : BBQ
- 09:30 pm : Dinner (Veg/Non Veg) unlimited.
- 10:30 pm : Campfire, singing song, sharing stories with all campers or your squad.
- 11:30 pm – 06:00 am – Silent hours for sleep in tents.
Day 2 – Short Trek and Return Journey
- 07:00 am : Wake up and get ready for morning view and photo sessions.
- 7:30 am: Move for short trek to nearby hill (optional).
- 9:30 am: Come back to campsite & enjoy delicious breakfast.
- 10.30 am: Checkout campsite and Start return journey with Malshej memories.
Best time to visit: All seasons, but monsoon is perfect for Malshej ghat.
Camping Charges: Rs.1600 per adult
Distance from Mumbai: 120 km
Key attractions: Bird watching, Rock climbing at Ajoba Hill Fort and trek to the most popular Harishchandragad Fort.
Best camping resort: treks and trails (+91 8828746865)
How to reach:
- By road: Buses are easily available from Mumbai to Malshej Ghat. Personal vehicle is always preferable.
- By train: Kalyan is the nearest railway station for Malshej Ghat (85 km away from Malshej Ghat). You can take a train for Kalyan from Mumbai and from Kalyan buses are always available to Malshej.
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