WHY YOU SHOULD GO FOR CAMPING
Camping is an elective outdoor recreational activity. Generally held, participants leave developed areas to spend time outdoors in more natural ones in pursuit of activities providing them enjoyment. Camping may involve sheltering in the open air, a tent, caravan, motor home, or primitive structure.
Camping Places near Mumbai and Pune:
Rajmachi (Udhewadi) is a small village in the rugged mountains of Sahyadri in India. The fortification at Rajmachi consists of two forts , namely Shrivardhan fort and Manaranjan Fort. Rajmachi Fort is a popular trekking destination.It is a very famous fort located near two famous hills of Maharashtra, Lonavala and Khanadala.
Little info about the fort
Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3600 Feet above MSL (Approx)
Grade: Easy- medium
Pawana camping is situated on the bank of the Pawana dam. Pawana Dam is 50 km from Pune and 10 km from Lonavala. You can see the lake water easily from this location. Also this place is surrounded by four major forts named Tung, Tikona, Lohagad and Visapur. Special attraction of Pawana Camping is water view site, music with dance, camp fire, BBQ and homemade dinner/ lunch and activities like boating, horse riding, repelling and rifle shooting.
Kolad is a village, in Raigad district, Maharashtra State, India. It is 117 km from Mumbai on the National Highway no 17 (Mumbai-Goa). It lies on the banks of River Kundalika.Kolad has a varied climate; spring (March to May) is hot and sultry, while the monsoon season (June to September) is accompanied by heavy rain falls. Winters are during November and February and are characterized by medium level of humidity and cool weather. The best time to visit here is from June to March.Kolad is fast gaining recognition due to resorts which provide river rafting opportunities on the Kundalika River.
Kamshet is located in Pune district in the state of Maharashtra, India, 110 km from Mumbai City, and 45 km from Pune in Pune district. It is 16 km from the twin hill stations of Khandala and Lonavala and is accessible by road and rail from Mumbai (Bombay) and Pune. Kamshet is surrounded by immense scenic beauty, and is home to small villages that are built in the traditional style.Kamshet has a Cold semi-arid climate bordering with tropical wet and dry with average temperatures ranging between 20 to 26 °C (68 to 79 °F).Kamshet experiences three seasons: summer, monsoon and a winter.
Ratanwadi is small village situated on the Kalsubai Mountain, In Maharashtra in which the famous Ratangad Fort. It is considered to be the base point for trekkers coming here for trekking. There is also an old Amruteshwar Temple situated at this village, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a remote village which is quite far from the main town. Travelling by road to this village is not easy, as the connecting roads are rough and not well maintained. Boat rides from Arthur Lake to this village is a better option as compared to travelling by road. Moreover, it takes around 20 minutes to walk from the place where the boat drops the travellers to reach Ratanwadi village.
What to Bring on a Camping Trip:
Each camping trip proves to be a unique experience. There are many wonderful things that nature has to offer. But, no matter where you’re headed, a few things should always come with you.
Things to Pack for Camping
1. A Tent, Tarp, and Sleeping Bag
2. A pot, pan, dishes, utensils, and fire-starting materials (preferably waterproof matches or a butane lighter)
3. A utility knife and length of rope
5. Plenty of water (get gallon sizes for cooking and cleaning)
6. Energy rich, easily prepared foods and snacks (think items like pasta, beans, ground beef, peanut butter, chicken, trail mix, and oatmeal)
7. Plenty of clothing (a good rule of thumb in temperate areas is enough for two to three layers daily)
8. A tight-closing cooler to store your food items in
9. Hand sanitizer and soap.
10. Outdoor gear like fishing poles and hiking equipment.