Just three hours away from the metropolitan city of Mumbai, snuggled up in the Western Ghats, Igatpuri Camping Star Trails is a great place mingle with nature. And the best way to do that is by camping in its wilderness. Located near Ghoti Igatpuri is the perfect weekend getaway amidst natural beauty and astounding flora and fauna.
Chill like a baddie at this top-secret lakeside campsite which is concealed within a dense forest away from the human settlements. Don’t worry, this campsite is not that hidden that you may never arrive there. The camp is orchestrated adjoining the lake and has cosy tents where you will be staying for the night. The tents are pitched at a heightened plain, confronting the lake. So that you wake up to a surreal view. The lake overflows with water throughout the year. The bank of the Star Trails lake Camping in Igatpuri is one such perfect campsite where you can not only bask in a refreshing aura but can also partake in a wide array of thrilling night activities like BBQ and Campfire.
Cost without transport
- Child (9 to 4 yrs): Rs. 799/- (per person)
- Adult (10 yrs and above): Rs. 1199/- (per person)
Igatpuri Camping Star Trails Itinerary
16:00 Reach Campsite and Settle down we will provide google maps co ordinates
17:00 Evening tea and snacks by the lake After that enjoy some games at campsite.
18:00 Watch the sunset and you explore the campsite
19:30 Get ready to enjoy the Barbecue and Campfire. Bring your music and enjoy the beats
21:30 Dinner and Relax at the campsite. Watch the night sky filled with stars, count shooting stars.
23:30 Relax in your comfortable tent.
07:30 Wake up and Enjoy the warm rays of Sunrise
08:30 Breakfast and Boat ride around the lake
09:00 Small Hiking Trail around the property optional
10:30 Check out from the campsite
What is included in the tour
- Evening tea and Snacks
- Limited Barbecue
- Dinner (Veg / Non-veg)
- Morning breakfast
- Tent stay on sharing basis
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any transportation
- All kinds of Extra Meals / Drinks Ordered
- Insurance, tips, Porters, bottled mineral water, aerated drinks etc.
- Any kind of personal expenses
- Any kind of cost, which is not mentioned in the cost, includes above
- All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
- Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
- Face mask or shield
- Torch with extra batteries
- Extra pair of clothes & towel
- Warm clothing (during winter)
- Personal medicines (if any)
- Mosquito repellent cream
- Sun cap and Sunscreen
- Identity proof
- 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.
- Those who are coming by their own vehicle, please follow all covid-19 safety guideline and reach at the base village on time.
- Due to the above issue, if you come late or unable to come, will not provide any refund.
- You can carry your own blanket
- If you need Jain food please inform in advance in comments at the time of booking or by email after booking to firstname.lastname@example.org
Places to visit nearby Star Trails Lake Campsite not included in the package
- Bahuli Dam - Bhavli Dam
- Bhavli Waterfall only during monsoon
- Ashoka Waterfall or Vihi Waterfall only during monsoon
- Kavnai Fort
- Tringalwadi Fort and Caves
- Vaitarna Dam
- Kalsubai Peak
- Bhandardara Dam
- Mridur Resort
- Ratangad Fort
Frequently asked questions
1. Are toilets available at the campsite
Yes, Indian style toilets are available at the campsite.
2. Is Jain food available at the campsite
Yes, Jain food is available kindly mention in the comments during the booking
3. Is barbecue available in the package
Yes limited veg and non-veg barbecue is available
4. How to reach the Star Trails Lake Camping Lakeside?
The campsite is well connected by roads we will provide google maps location after completing the booking. Our campsite manager will also help you over the phone incase you need any guidance to reach the campsite.
5. Are watersports available at the Camping?
Local boating is available around the lake depending on boat person availability.
6. How difficult is the hiking around the campsite?
The hiking trail is optional, shoes are compulsory for the hike, trekking difficulty is ideal for beginners.
7. How is the lighting around the campsite at night?
The campsite is moderately lit at night using coloured bulbs we are trying to keep the campsite look and feel as Raw and one with nature. You can carry the torch for personal navigation at night.
8. Can we visit waterfall near Igatpuri Camping?
Waterfall is available till late December best time to visit is during Monsoon and after Monsoon.
Igatpuri Camping Blog
Camping in the wilderness is among the long unfulfilled desires of every urban dweller. Who wouldn't want to leave behind the etiquettes of the civilized world and go back to their roots? Live like the old-age hunter-gatherer amidst the forest and mountains. Well, our frenzy schedules and responsibilities, along with scanty leaves, make it almost impossible for us to experience something like this. Keeping all this in mind, Treks and Trails curated this surreal camping excursion, just 15 kilometers from Igatpuri. Hush Hush, we can't name it, as this campsite is pristine and veiled by some of the gigantic mountains of the Sahyadri Mountain Ranges. It is nestled in the delightful and tranquil Igatpuri county in the Western Ghats. This camping site has immaculate natural magnificence and is encircled, including mountains, lakes, and dams.
Trust us on this, and you won't have to carry anything with you. Our campsite is well-furnished with all the modern-day amenities, such as most good weather-proof tents equipped with comfortable foam mats that promise a sound sleep and overall protection from dampness, insects, and other unsavory bits of nature. We have hygienic toilets offering you privacy and hygienic sanitation. After all, we are civilized individuals who are not used to living by ways of organic nature. All you have to do is a scout for a comfy spot by the lakeside and dawdle away your evening by gazing at the mesmerizing surroundings you have never seen before. As this campsite is located in a silent zone, away from the city of Mumbai, here, you can discover quietness, serenity, and tranquillity along the lake, for which you always ached. This camping excursion makes for a perfect weekend getaway for families, couples, and students alike amongst scenic nature views.
Plan for the day at Igatpuri Camping
Treks and Trails bring you Lake Camping at one of the most beautiful and quiet locations near Igatpuri. You can check-in at the campsite by 4 or 5 pm and go through a hassle-free check-in process to your camp. Our camp managers will allot you tents according to your group size and requirements. After settling in and organizing your backpacks in the tents, you can explore the campsite before dusk. When hunger strikes, you will be presented with hot snacks and beverages.
It's time to unleash the adventurer, photographer, cook, and artist in you. You can either go for a boat ride around the lake, sit by the lakeside, and engage yourself in sketching the surreal landscape in front of you or engross yourself by reading the book you brought a while ago and never got the chance to read. We recommend bringing along your cameras, as you will get multiple opportunities to capture the marveling scenery and fun memories which will be etched in your hearts and cameras forever. Suppose you're the kind who wants to laze around and chill, located near the waterbody away from the city's hurly-burly, this campsite is the best place to relax. Witness the best sunset of your life when the sun melts down behind the mountains and the sky changes its hues.
Post the sunset; the stars will gradually begin to sparkle up the sky. That's when it is time to get out of the barbeque grill—gear up for an open-air DIY mouth-watering barbeque session. Our camp leaders will teach you how to place the marinated vegetables, chicken, and cottage cheese in the skewer, light the coals, coat all the ingredients with butter, and roast them over the fire. Sounds lip-smacking and exciting, right? If you have carried popcorn, marshmallows, and instant noodles, we can make them over the fire, too, to get a smoky, wood fiery taste.
In the meantime, while the barbeque is getting cooked, some of you can assist our camp leaders in setting up the campfire. You will get to do all of these activities only on our camping trips. We like our guests to indulge in activities which they won't ever do back in the city, and it merely adds to your memories, fun, and experience. Barbeque, campfire, and music that's what camping trips are made. We will settle around the campfire, hum to old songs, and narrate stories. If you are a musician, we recommend getting your guitar along and serenading us with your soulful music.
Dinnertime calls for a soul-satisfying meal cooked by the local villagers, comprising traditional delicacies. Post dinner and relaxing a bit, we will go for a short hike around the campsite in the nearby forest area. After returning from the hike, you decide how you want to spend the rest of the time. You can wish to lay down on the sky and star gaze or sit by the campfire, play games, or narrate stories.
The break of dawn brings in the nippy breeze and an orchestra of birds. Open your tent to the magical views of the lush Sahyadri ranges and mist-covered mountains. The entrance campsite will be glistening in the first rays of morning. Spend your morning listening to the music of birds. We suggest getting binoculars for bird watching. You can do yoga by the lakeside and go for a run around the campsite. Once done with the breakfast, we spend some jolly time around the camp and then check-out and say our goodbyes to the campsite.
Things to do around Igatpuri
Igatpuri obliges a wide range of explorers and fills in as an incredible getaway from the mayhem of the regular city lives. A paradise for nature fanatics, the town likewise has numerous old posts, immaculate cascades, and brags of a few adventure experiences, including rock climbing, trekking, camping, and that's only the tip of the iceberg. A few backwoods and camping areas make Igatpuri an absolute bucket list place in the state.
The absolute best of Igatpuri include the Bhatsa River Valley, which is an incredible spot for enjoying photography and hiking. You can likewise visit the Camel Valley, Randha Falls, or the old Tringalwadi Fort and absorb the land's rich history and culture. Perhaps the greatest fascination here is the Vipassana Centre, the central command of the biggest Vipassana foundation on the planet and an incredible spot to meditate and unwind. You even drive to the exquisite Vaitarna lake for an intimate picnic. Igatpuri is overflowing with surreal experiences that are waiting for you.