Best camping places near Mumbai

Best camping places near Mumbai

Sakshi Trivedi | July 13, 2019 |

Mumbai, commonly known as the city that never sleeps stays true to its label and makes the Mumbaikars work round the clock. While the weekdays are such, weekends often see withdrawals; A quick trip to hometown, short staycations, camping and treks, or a silent train into the dream world. 

Camping though is one such experience where the soul gets rejuvenated and relaxed betwixt the wonderful nature. Open in all season and for people of all age groups, camping in monsoons provides a perfect retreat. Sleeping under the stars with a background score of crickets and a faint breeze crams the tiredness out and fills it with new energy. 

So, after much thought and research, we bring you 10 places near Mumbai for Camping.       

1. Prabalmachi 

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Prabalmachi camping is done at the height of 390 metres above sea level at the foothills of Prabalgadh Fort and Kalavantin Durg. It provides a panoramic view of the city after an easy climb from the base village. The cool breeze and authentic Maharashtrian meals can only be much reviving.      

Distance from Mumbai: 47.4Kms

 

2. Karjat 

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To have a rather elite experience of camping, Karjat has a lot of well-maintained infrastructures. The vicinity of Karjat becomes greener during monsoons. Campsites are located in many locations and vary accordingly in view and services.  

Distance from Mumbai: 62.9Kms

Read Our Karjat Guide

3. Revdanda Beach 

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Revdanda Beach, about 17 Kilometres away from Alibaug proves to be an ideal muted campsite, away from all the hustle-bustle. Talking a walk by the beach and witnessing a beautiful sunset mellows down the stressed soul. Participating in water-sports and playing beach volleyball can further lighten up your spirits.

Distance from Mumbai: 109.5km

 

4. Pawna Lake 

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Pawna Lake Camping in Lonavala is really famous and attracts a lot of corporate and young crowd. Tents are placed around the periphery of the lake and one can enjoy the meals and recreation on the waterfront. The establishment becomes lively with live music, bonfire, games and barbeque dinner, turning the evening into a perfect getaway. 

Distance from Mumbai:117.1Kms  

 

5. Igatpuri

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Igatpuri has a gorgeous landscape with mountains and a lake. Enjoy the lake facing sunsets from your tents and then a lavish dinner while camping in Igatpuri. Comfortable stays and clammed up environs are best for weekend getaways from Mumbai.

Distance from Mumbai: 120.7Kms 

 

6. Kolad 

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Indulge in white water river-rafting and other adventures like Camping, ZipLining, River-Crossing and Kayaking at Kolad. A three and half hour’s drive away, Kolad offers an unwinding experience in its luxurious tents accompanied by pleasant weather. The campground is nestled with serenity and tranquillity.

Distance from Mumbai: 121.7Kms

 

7. Dahanu Farm 

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To have an effortless and blissfull getaway, Dahanu Farm Camping is pertinent. It is one of the naturestays where you can camp around the orchards and have a wonderful time in the lap of nature. Bon-fires, Starry sky and Musical evenings are key attraction points.

Distance from Mumbai:151.9Kms  

      

8. Bhandardara 

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Bhandardara is another lakeside camping site around the immaculate water reservoir. The location encompasses waterfalls, green lush trees, and fireflies, who twinkle like stars. Taking leisure walks and spend time around the mountains at Bhandardara.

Distance from Mumbai: 185Kms   

 

9. Harishchandragadh 

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Located in Ahmednagar district of Maharastra, Harishchandragadh is a strenuous trek which requires overnight camping at the fort’s plateau. Regarded as one of the highest forts, Harishchandragadh is 1,422 metres high. After an adventurous trek through Sahyadris, the overnight camping relaxes both body and mind. 

Distance from Mumbai: 201.7Kms   

 

10. Panchgani

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Camping in Panchgani is full of excitement and adventure. The slightly cooler weather conditions and amazing views will completely assuage you. There are a lot of adventure activities like Ziplining, Rappeling, Rock climbing to name a few. The campsite is vast and distant from the city.

Distance from Mumbai: 241.6Kms   

Read Our Panchgani Guide

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Sakshi Trivedi