Overnight Camping at Bhandardara

 
 
 

Village: Ratanwadi
Region: Bhandardara
Recommended:Corporate outings/ family / group overnight stay.

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About:
Ratanwadi overlooking the locale of Bhandardara, one of the oldest artificial catchment area. Ratanwadi is the Amruteshwar temple dating back to the Hemadpant Era - roughly from the eighth century.
 
Why Camping?
Camping is usually a time when you go back to basics and enjoy simple pursuits such as reading, watching stars, hiking, swimming and playing games together as a group. Camping offers peace and quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Its helps to get close to nature.
 
Where do I start?
We meet at 15:00 Hrs (sharp) at Kasara Railway station
We all can come by Mumbai CST - Kasara Train, timings are as follows:
 
12:28 CST
12:41 Dadar
13:10 Thane
13:42 Kalyan
14:52 Kasara
 
What next?
Our coordinators will greet you at Kasara railway station. After a short introduction we depart from here by private vehicle till camping site. Approx drive is for one hour.
 
TreksandTrails camping event details are
Day: 1
15:30 Shared Jeep Ride till Camp Site
17:30 Reach Ratanwadi
18:00 Tea
18:30 Setup Campsite
20.00 Barbeque and Camp Fire
20:30 Dinner
 
Day: 2
08:30Breakfast
10:00Explore Ratanwadi
13.00Lunch at Ratanwadi
14:30Departure from camping site
15:30Disperse at Kasara railway station
 
What do we need to carry?
Ready to eat food, like plum cakes, chocolate bar, some snacks & biscuits etc. Water 1 lt (Mandatory).  Wear good footwear (Mandatory) preferably closed shoes. Sleeping Bag / Mattress / Bed sheet / Pull over / Carry mat. Head Torch / Torch (Mandatory). Extra pair of clothes, Towels & Napkins (Optional). Slippers or floaters (just to relax your feet before & after the trek) (optional). Personal small medical kit. (Which you require usually/Optional)
Electrol powder Cap / Goggles. (Optional). Other things as per your choice (Camera, Binoculars, etc.)
Haversack to put all these things.
 
TreksandTrails advisory note
Kindly carry 1 Identity proof at least for the trek. It’s not a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR. 
We all are going for an adventurous, interesting trekking exploration & travel together as a group.
The leader’s decision will be final and all the members should abide by it.
Do not destroy or dirty the archaeological, historical monuments.
 
TreksandTrails Rules
1. Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
2. Trek leader’s decision will be final and binding.
3. TreksandTrails reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
4. Sleeveless, low neck, figure hugging shirts/skirts/tops, short pants, hot pants not allowed.
5. Please avoid wearing Gold and other jewellery (at own risk)
 

Details
Cost per adult Rs. 3000.00 (12 years and above)
Cost per child > 12 yrs Rs. 1500.00
Check in Time 16:00 (day 1)
Checkout Time 14:30 (day 2)

This includes travel from Kasara to Kasara
1 evening tea, 1 Veg/ non veg Dinner (limited), 1 Veg / non veg Lunch (limited), 1 veg Breakfast (limited) 1 Barbeque session (unlimited), Tent stay and TreksandTrails charges if any.
 
Some Frequently Asked Questions for Bhandardara Camping
 
Can we drive till Bhandardara base village?
Yes
 
How far it is from Mumbai/Pune?
4 hours drive from Mumbai, 180 km approx.
4 hours drive from Pune 150 km approx.
 
Can we get our car till campsite?
You can drive close to the camping area. However its still 20 minutes gradual walk.
 
Number of days required for this event?
2 days and 1 Night
 
Where can we park our cars?
Yes. But not recommended as it will unattended while we camp.
 
Is there any parking charge?
No.
 
Do you provide sleeping bags?
Sleeping bag: NO - For hygiene reasons we don't provide sleeping bags.
Mattress: NO
 
Is there any bathing facilities?
No.
 
How are the toilets?
Provision for toilet tents will be made - eastern style commode.
 
Tent light provided?
One basic tent light for each tent.
 
Can we get children?
Campsite is children friendly from 6 years onwards
 
Chairs for sitting around the tent?
NO
 
Are there mosquitoes?
Maybe some times depending on the season and weather
 
Are pets allowed?
No.
 
Is it safe & secure?
Yes.
 
Can we do corporate training programmes?
Yes, get your own trainer or let us know if we need to arrange for a trainer well in advance.
 
Do we need to make our own barbecue?
You could try, it will be fun. We will provide marinated food for dry barbeque.
 
What’s the temperature during the day here?
Summer:17- 42°C approx
Winter:12-30°C approx
 
Do we have mobile coverage?
Little or No mobile network coverage
 
Is there phone charging point?
No electricity.
 
What is per tent accommodation capacity?
2 or 4 men capacity.
 
Minimum Group size?
7 adult person or 10 Children
 
Maximum Group size?
25 adult persons or 35 Children
 
What type of Drinking Water is given?
Mineral Water shall be provided for drinking purpose throughout camp duration only.
For other Utilities services: Normal well water shall be provided e.g. hand washing
 
Is any other Activities possible?
No.
 
Customization possible?
Yes, we could also conduct it on week days, or multiple batches for the same organisation.
 
How do I confirm participations?
Confirmations should be done via Telephonic confirmation at least 15 days prior to the event date and 50% camp cost to be paid.
Balance payment to be paid to our coordinators at Kasara railway station before the start of the event.
 
What is the Cancellations Policy?
0 – 8 days before the event date – NO REFUNDS
9 – 14 days before the event date 50% will be refunded only
 
How to get camping at Bhandardara with TreksandTrails
Call us and check available slots and with suggested dates for your visit.
Inform the number for participants
Veg / Non veg preference
We shall get back you via email or telephonic conversation
Sit back and relax we shall organised an awesome trip for you all.
 
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