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Holi Special – Camping at Bhandardara Lake

Camping at Bhandardara Lake
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Camping at Bhandardara Lake Info

 

The hill station of Bhandardara is nestled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra and is one of the best weekend getaways from Mumbai. Surrounded by lush green hills and numerous waterfalls, it is a heaven for nature lovers who are looking for a break from mundane city life and spending some time in the lap of nature. Though there are many popular tourist places in Bhandardara, Arthur Lake is one of the best spots where you can enjoy nature at its best. Last few years, it has been a great hotspot for Lakeside camping near Mumbai.

The lake that gets its water from the Pravara River is a serene place where you can relax and revel in the beauty that surrounds you. What would be a better way to spend Holi this year than by celebrating it at the banks of a water body i.e Camping at Bhandardara Lake?? Celebrate the festival of colours with mirth and gaiety at our overnight camp that is situated near Bhandardara Lake and have a gala time with your friends and family members.

ITINERARY

Day 1 –  Camping at Bhandardara Lake

Holi Special Bhandardara camping celebrations begin with an ice-breaking session at the camp where you get to meet your fellow campers over chai and snacks. Finding directions to the campsite is quite easy as it is located right at Arthur Lake. You can reach the campsite by 4 PM in the evening using your own mode of transport. We will be sharing our Bhandardara Camping GPS location.

The evening is a great time to unwind at the banks of the Bhandardara lake and enjoy a moment of quietude as you bask in the twilight enjoying the sky reveal hues of colour. If you are someone who prefers activity then you can indulge in a game of cricket, badminton, volleyball, archery, chess or carrom. We will be arranging all the sports equipment so you can have a great time without any logistical worries.

Late evening will culminate with the celebration of Holika Dahan, a ritual that has been an intrinsic part of Holi celebrations in India. We will also be organizing a fun barbeque party during your Bhandardara camping stay where you get to try your culinary skills with several vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. The rations, however, will be limited and thus will be distributed equally among all the campers. Dinner will be served around a bonfire post which you can retire to your tents for a blissful sleep.

Day 2 – Camping at Bhandardara Lake

Wake up to a gorgeous morning at the Bhandardara campsite and gear up to drench and get drenched in the colours of Holi! Frolic around the camp as you enjoy Rangapanchami with your loved ones by splashing colourful water and dry coloured powders.

Freshen up once you are done with the celebrations and depart the Bhandardara camp by 11.30 am with happy memories and new friends.

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

INR 1200 + 5% GST

Children (5 – 10 years)

INR 800 +5% GST

There are no charges for children below 5 years of age.

Inclusions

  • Evening tea and snacks, dinner, limited barbeque and breakfast for the next morning
  • Organizing Holika Dahan ritual along with Dhol Tasha
  • Colours and water for playing Holi
  • Bhandardara Camping - Tented accommodation on (2/3/4) sharing basis along with bedding, pillows and blankets
  • Complimentary activities like badminton, volleyball, chess, carrom, cricket and archery
  • Music set-up and campfire
  • Special Activities - Boating, Archery, Rifle Shooting
  • First-aid kit

Exclusions

  • Traveling to and from the campsite
  • 5% GST charges
  • Personal expenses

Cancellation Policy for Camping at Bhandardara Lake

  • 75% of the total paid amount would be refunded in case of a cancellation that occurs 15 days before the camp date
  • 50% of the total paid amount would be refunded in case of a cancellation prior to 10 days of the camp date
  • No refund will be provided in case a cancellation is made less than 10 days before the commencement of the camp

THINGS TO CARRY

  • Photo identity proof such as PAN card or driving license
  • Kindly carry a pair of warm clothing to wear at night for Camping at Bhandardara Lake
  • Carry an extra blanket in case you are prone to feeling too cold. We only provide one blanket per person
  • Mosquito repellent and any other cosmetics that you may require
  • Compulsorily carry a torch with an additional pair of batteries
  • An extra pair of clothes and shoes
  • Personal medication in case you are suffering from any health disorders

RULES & FAQ

  • Avoid carrying valuables like jewellery, laptops and expensive watches. We will not be responsible for any loss of personal property
  • Use of hookah, weed or any other drugs is strictly prohibited. Such items are not allowed at the campsite
  • Do not smoke or use a lighter or a matchstick inside the tents. It may cause a fire
  • Remove your footwear outside the tent to keep it clean and hygienic
  • Inflammable items and weapons of any kind are not allowed in the camp
  • Any damage caused to the campsite property by a guest will be needed to be reimbursed by the guest
  • All the guests must follow the camp rules
  • Instructions of the camp leader will be final and are needed to be adhered to at all times
  • Kindly avoid wasting food during Camping at Bhandardara Lake
  • No deprecating comments on fellow camp members or organizers
  • Feedback or complaints, if any, can be emailed to mail@smallstepsadventures.com

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