Camping in Lonavala For An Adventurous Getaway!

Near the crowded city of Bombay, lies Lonavala, a spiritual retreat. Known as the ‘Jewel of the Sahyadri’, green pastures, rocky tracks, blue skies, chilly weather and sounds of clear rivers and hummingbirds will fill your heart. There is so much to do in Lonavala and camping is first among the many.  Following are some of the best sites for camping in Lonavala:

1. Fireflies Trek in Rajmachi Village

The trek begins at Jambulpada, a jeep drive away from the Lonavala railway station. From there a trek to Rajmachi, a peaceful village which comes to life at night with the fireflies. With pit stops at Shreevardhan fort, Kalbhairavnath temple and the Udaysagar lake this beautiful trek comes alive with delicious local cuisine. Fireflies trek is a memorable trekking experience with fun activities planned for you. This is a famous site for camping in Lonavala.
Amenities: Meals, transport, accommodation in tents and dorms, tour guide
Duration: 2 days, one night
Price:  INR 1800 onwards

2. Camping by Pavana River

Situated 15 km from Lonavala, the Pavana River is home to historical forts like Lohagad, Tikona, Tung and Visapur which make for a great holiday tour. Swim in the river, karaoke with your group and enjoy the cold alongside a bonfire. A leisure walk by the river will do you right!
Amenities: Meals, accommodation in tents
Duration: 2 days, one night
Price: INR 1250 onwards

3. Camping near Shirota lake

Lake Shirota is known for its beautiful waters. There are exciting games and activities lined up that include kayaking, trekking to the jungle and a dip in the cold river. Set up camping in Lonavala at the picturesque view and bring your camera along for some Instagram-worthy pictures!
Amenities: Meals, accommodation in tents, tour guide
Duration: 2 days, one night
Price: INR 2750 onwards

4. Night Trek And Camping At Korigad

Korigad is a hill fort set 20 km from Lonavala. This fort is at the centre of green thickets of forests and chirping birds. A safe trek to the fort takes a few hours until midnight followed by sumptuous dinner and music sessions. Nothing beats a fun game of cards with your friends and family at the backdrop of the shrubs.
Amenities: Meals, accommodation in tents, transport
Duration: 2 days, one night
Price: INR 1250 onwards

5. Family Leisure Camp At Aundoli

Spread across 3.5 acres of Greenland at Aundoli this campsite offers an early morning horse riding in the woods. The clean air and smell of the dew touched grass is touted to enliven your day. Aundoli aims at providing traditional camping in Lonavala, and there are activities like nature trails, trek in the night and getting closer to the different breeds of horses.
Amenities: Meals, accommodation
Duration: 2 days, one night
Price: INR 5225 onwards

6. Camping And Trekking In Canyon Valley, Khandala

The canyon valley is also known as Tiger Valley, or Ulhas valley offers a panoramic view of the hills. For those who love a little wanderlust, this is the place to be. They alleyway narrows and broadens as you progress and every twist and turn is a marvel. The rocky trek is followed by lovely food for the belly! Visit the Rajmachi Fort and Kondana Caves along the way.
Amenities: Meals, accommodation, tour guide
Duration: 2 days, one night
Price: INR 1900 onwards
Wax museum, go-karts and water parks  - Lonavala makes for a fun weekend getaway. Especially those of you stuck in the corporate world, taking time off like this on a trip is bound to re-energize the tired souls. Pack your bags for an elite camping in Lonavala in the elevated lands for atmosphere will bring out the photographer in you!

This post was published by Prithika Maria

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