Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay , is a densely populated city of Maharashtra on India’s West coast. It is India’s One of the mega cities . It is also the financial power house and fashion epicenter of India . Mumbai has old history and culture. Mumbai is basically known for its beaches , historical structures , as well as for green soothing hills .
From writers to singers , from filmmakers to tourists , Mumbai has captured the imagination of every soul who has been in the City. There are a lot of calm, refreshing places around Mumbai which can help you to rejuvenate yourself after a busy working life . Within a 100 km radius of Mumbai you can see some top camping and trekking locations as well.
Here is a list of top 5 camping location near Mumbai
pawna lake or pavana lake or pawana dam reservoir is a reservoir turned artificial lake near Lonavala. This crystal clear lake, surrounded by greenery and little hills ,is just a 2 hours drive from Mumbai . It is one of the best and most popular as well as safe campsites . The green hills , the Massive lake , and the tranquil nature are very refreshing . It is not as crowded as Lonavala .
Actually all around The pawna lake, there are some camps situated, which offer full night camping packages, including fun food and special tents . The cost per person may vary from rs 1000 to rs 4000 . There you can have barbecue , bonfire , outdoor games and DJ nights .Or just lay on the grass , look at the dark sky full of blinking stars ,enjoy the whole calm environment .
The sunset and sunrise from the specific points is also very good here. If you want to stay one more day here, you can easily go for a trek to Tikona fort, lohagarh, Tung & visaput . You can enjoy and learn paragliding here also in the time period.
Vasind is another best camping site just 50 Kilometers from Mumbai , on the bank of river Bhatsai . This camping location is basically situated near asangaon in the sub urban area of Mumbai. You have to drive a few kilometers off road , through bushes and forest. This camping location is known for its calm and crowd free nature. It is best for photography and boating as well .
You can take a dip in the fresh and clean water of the river and check out the playing fish while you relax on the bank. You also can learn and do kawaking . A dark night with stars, bonfires and barbecues can make your night unforgettable. On the next day you may go to the mahuli fort or to Vasind dam for a trek. You can go there all the time except during the monsoon.
Kolad is another top camping site just a few hours away, just 110 km from Mumbai. If you are looking to relax within advent and make then this place is to be. There are lots of organizations who can plan the whole trip, as well as river rafting. The biggest attraction here is the ‘kundalika river rafting’ .
There are also other water sports like kayaking, Banana boat ride, zip lining etc. The 12 km long rafting area is totally safe for beginners also .River stream flowing beside , mountains on the other side in between those kolad camping can give you a perfect experience of camping.
Shirgaon, nestled in lush palm shaded stretch of konkan coast stretch, perfect combination of beach and campsite . Like other campsites you also can find some organizations here. This is just 1.30 hours driving from Mumbai.If you are tired from daily busy work life in the concrete jungle and want to rejuvenate yourself this is the perfect place for you. The spectrum of seaface,palm jungles, motorides ,and camel riding will make your weekend more beautiful. You can go to fort Palghar and Shirgaon fort for a trek also.
5. Sabharwal Farm:-
In the list at last but not the least I have placed Sabharwal farm. This is India’s most premium camp site as well as the safest and most secure also. The campsite is surrounded by a natural lake named ‘kolote’ . In This premium campsite you can find a huge type of tents and bungalows. They have a very unique concept.
Where they produce their own organic vegetables and rice, they also have their poultry, used to serve them directly to the plate. You can do some adventure sports like kayaking, motor boat riding, fishing etc. You also can swim in the pool. You can get in touch with this premium site by just one hour driving from Mumbai. You can go there all the time except on hot summer days.