Bhandardara Camping

The campsite will be at Bhandardara which is in the interiors of Maharashtra and one of the darkest spots in our state with the least amount of light pollution you will witness the darkest night sky possible. One may see the Milky Way with their naked eyes and spot numerous stars and galaxies that are never visible from the city. For all astrophotography lovers, we'll be taking some killer star trails and Milky Way pictures. It's gonna be a treat for your lenses. Or if you get tired, you may chill in one of the open tents and immerse yourself under the sky filled with gazillion stars.

Brief Details of Bhandardara Camping

  • Tent Stay
  • Sleeping bag
  • Mat
  • Campfire
  • Evening breakfast and tea
  • BBQ (limited)
  • Diner (Vag / Non-Veg unlimited)
  • Music
  • Lakeside campsite
  • Light
  • Morning breakfast
  • Double/Triple sharing camping
  • Only Indian style Toilets are available
  • Changing Rooms
  • Fireflies Depend on whether

Plan A - Bhandardara Camping Cost (without transport) 

  • Child (4 to 9 yrs): Rs. 699/- (per person)
  • Adult (10 yrs and above): Rs. 1299/- (per person)

Plan B - Bhandardara Camping Cost (with transport - Kasara to Kasara) 

  • Child (4 to 9 yrs): Rs. 1299/- (per person)
  • Adult (10 yrs and above): Rs. 1899/- (per person)

Bhandardara Camping Itinerary

Plan A - Without Transport

Day One - Saturday Bhandardara Lake Camping

04:30 pm - Arrive at Base Village & have snacks with tea.

05:30 pm - Check in at the campsite and Freshen Up.

Enjoy the sunset from the campsite.

07:30 pm - Enjoy BBQ (Veg & Non-Veg limited).

09:30 pm - Dinner (Veg & Non-Veg Unlimited).

Jungle trail for fireflies sightseeing. 

Day Two – Sunday

08:00 am - Wake up and freshen up.

08:30 am - Breakfast and Morning Tea

10:00 am - Check out from the Bhandardara Campsite.


Plan B - With Transport (Kasara to Kasara)

Day One - Saturday Bhandardara Lake Camping

Catch CSMT - Kasara fast local

  • 11:42 am CSMT
  • 11:49 am Byculla
  • 11:55 am Dadar
  • 12:02 pm Kurla
  • 12:06 pm Ghatkopar
  • 12:22 pm Thane
  • 12:38 pm Dombivli
  • 12:47 pm Kalyan
  • 01:58 pm Kasara

02:00 pm - Arrive at Kasara railway station and start the journey towards the campsite by local vehicle.

04:30 pm - Arrive at Base Village & have snacks with tea.

05:30 pm - Check in at the campsite and Freshen Up.

Enjoy the sunset from the campsite.

07:30 pm - Enjoy BBQ (Veg & Non-Veg limited).

09:30 pm - Dinner (Veg & Non-Veg Unlimited).

Jungle trail for fireflies sightseeing. 

Day Two – Sunday:

08:00 am - Wake up and freshen up.

08:30 am - Breakfast and Morning Tea

10:00 am - Checkout and move towards Kasara station.

12:00 pm - Disperse at Kasara railway station.



  • Only Indian style Toilets are available
  • Participants will be responsible for their own belongings and health issues.
  • Avoid wearing gold or other costly jewelry.
  • Keep in mind we are going for Trek, not for trips, so maintain discipline and follow the leader's instructions.
  • The leader's decision will be final and binding.
  • For Kasara transport we required a minimum of 8 participants. 
  • Missing the train means missing the Bhandardara Camping. No refund will be provided.
  • If it's rains, tent will be inside the shed. 
Overnight Available on request
Dates and Rates
date & duration Variant price
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  • Inclusions/Exclusions
    What we'll give/What we won't

    What is included in the tour

    • 1 Evening tea & snacks, BBQ (limited), 1 Dinner (Unlimited), and 1 Breakfast
    • Tent Stay on a sharing basis with a Sleeping Bag
    • Campfire, Music.
    • Kasara to Kasara travel by local jeep (with transport option)

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Lunch
    • Any transportation (without transport)
    • Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
    • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
    • Any kind of personal expenses
    • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost including the above
    • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
    • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
    Things to Carry
    Things to Carry
    • 2/3 liters of water.
    • Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars.
    • Ready-to-eat food (biscuits, chips)
    • Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets.
    • A good Torch must with an extra battery.
    • Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on the trek.
    • One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters.
    • Sun Cap and Sunscreen.
    • Personal First aid and Personal Medicine.
    • Identity Proof.
    • Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pants this will protect you from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles.

    Cancellation Policy

    • 75% refund if notified via phone conversation 8 or more days prior to the event date.
    • 50 % refund if notified via phone conversation 4 to 7 days prior to the event date.
    • No refund if the cancellation requested is less than 3 days prior to the event date 
    • No show No Refund.
    • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation.
    • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation.
    • If the event gets canceled we will refund "Trek Amount" only.
    • If the event is canceled due to any natural calamity, political unrest or other such reasons beyond our control the same cancellation policy will apply.
    • Refunds won't be issued if you cannot attend the event due to heavy rains, floods, traffic jams, car breakdowns or a personal medical emergency.
    • Your booking cannot be shifted to another date if you cannot attend the event due to heavy rains, floods, traffic jams, car breakdowns, or a personal medical emergency.
    • If your area is prone to flooding, traveling from a flooded area, heavy traffic, heavy rains, missing the train, or any other reason, if you cannot attend the event, we won't issue a refund or shift you to another date.
    • Management won't be held responsible if you are stuck due to heavy rains, traffic jams, personal emergencies or floods during the event.
    • If you are bringing kids, please understand the possibility of getting stuck or delayed. You might have to stay back due to heavy rains, floods, bus breakdowns, and rush at the trekking destination. We won't be able to refund or shift you to another date. You will have to wait it out till the weather clears.
    • Due to bad weather, floods, sudden changes in government rules, and overcrowding at the destination trek, the organizer has the right to change the trekking destination.
    • During the trek , due to any circumstances seen or unseen trek leader has the right to cancel the trek for safety reason. No refund shall be issued.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. How to reach Bhandardara Campsite?

    We will provide a Google Maps GPS route to our campsite's location so that you can easily find your way to us!


    2. Where to stay in Bhandardara Hotels/ Resorts? 

    There are various hotels and homestays accessible in the area in the event that you decide to extend your time spent in Bhandardara. MTDC resort Bhandardara, Anandvan resort Bhandardara, Yash resort Bhandardara, Wanderlust resort Bhandardara.


    3. How are the toilets at the campsite?

    We have western toilets available at the campsite. Unfortunately, the bathing facility is not available at this time.


    4. Where should we park our car at Bhandardara?

    Ample car parking space is available above the campsite. The Bhandardara campsite is 5 minutes walking distance downhill from the car parking. Personal car parking’s at the owner’s risk - the route will be provided via Google maps. 


    5. Bhandardara camping is it safe for solo women travelers? 

    At Camp Site, we understand that women's safety is important. That's why we have implemented a 60 - 40 % or more male to female ratio at all of our events. With this proportion, women can feel safe and comfortable while attending our events.


    6. Bhandardara campsite kids friendly can we bring our kids?

    Kids below 15 with Parents' supervision only. The campsite is safe for kids in case you have any special requirements like milk and hot water please inform us at time of booking we will accommodate your request.  


    7. Food preference only Veg & Non-Veg local cooked?

    For Dinner ( Veg and Non-Veg food is available ) please select at the time of booking 

    Barbecue will be served with Veg and Non-veg options please select at the time of booking 


    8. Will we get phone reception at the campsite?

    Only BSNL sim cards get limited phone connectivity. Other Simcards will work near the village Shendi 6 km away from the campsite.


    9. I have signed up for Bhandardara camping from Mumbai with transport will I get private transport?

    Local jeeps used for Transport can accommodate 10 people. They are not-ac jeeps you will be sharing the jeep with other campers. Our Jeep driver will meet you at Kasara railway station and in the morning drop you at Kasara Railway Station.


    10. Can I pay the booking amount on the spot? 

    We only accept registrations with 100% upfront payment. We do not accept any on-the-spot payments.


    11. How to reach Bhandardara camping from Mumbai by train?

    You will have to board Kasara Train on Central Railway Line. Our Jeep driver will pick you up from Railway Station near Parking. It takes 2 hours to reach the campsite from Kasara Railway Station roads are in bad condition.


    12. How far is Bhandardara from Mumbai?

    Bhandardara is a serene and beautiful campsite that is located 170 km away from Mumbai, via NH160. The journey to Bhandardara takes around 6 hours, making it the perfect location for a relaxing weekend getaway.


    13. How far is Bhandardara from Pune?

    Bhandardara is a serene and beautiful campsite that is 172 km away from Mumbai. The best way to reach the campsite is via MH SH 21 and NH60. The journey would approximately take 6 hours.


    14. How to reach Bhandardara from Pune?

    You might also use Google Maps to navigate your way from Pune to Bhandardara by car. There's many jeeps that can take you from the Kasara railway station all the way to the campsite. For any requests about personalization, please contact us through email at highfive@treksandtrails.org.


    15. Famous treks near Bhandardara Camping?

    • Mount Kalsubai night trek 
    • Karoli Ghat trek
    • Sandhan Valley trek 
    • Alang Madan Kulang trek
    • Ratangad fort trek 
    • Harishchandragad Fort Trek
    • Kavnai Fort Trek 


    16. Bhandardara Weather and which is the best season to visit Bhandardara?

    Camping in Bhandardara lake during winters ranges from 14 degrees to 24 degrees. It will be windy during the night. During summer it will be hot during the day and cold during the night. During the monsoon, it rains very heavily and there will be fog-covered hills.


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