Saturday, January 6, 2018

Camping at Bhor – weekend getaways near Mumbai and Pune




This was my first camping experience and I am glad it was a pleasant one. A friend recommended this place; it is situated on a private property and is surrounded by water and mountain range on 3 sides.  Tourbugs arranges camping weekends here; they take care of everything for you so you don’t have to carry anything with you. They provide you with comfortable tents, Veg and non veg barbeque and dinner. Since it’s a private property, there is no one around expect for the people camping there. 

There is little to no mobile network there, giving you a much needed digital detox.

They generally organise weekend trips but going there on a Saturday was not possible for us thus we requested them if we could reach on a Sunday and leave on Monday, he agreed. Since we went there on Sunday, there was no one camping with us, the entire area was just for us.

We left from Mumbai at around 10am and reached the place around 4pm. We did stop on the way for lunch. The place is stunning; we took a round around the property while sipping on tea.

We soon started prepping for the bonfire and the barbeque. The chicken was juicy and yum, it was magical to sit under the moonlight with only a bonfire and yummy food.

The place is clean, had clean washrooms as well. There are absolutely no mosquitoes here.

The owner of the property lives around 10minutes away and the food and tea is made there only. 

They sent over our dinner around 9pm. With some light music in the background the evening was spent sharing stories.

It was a cloudy night but the moonlight was enough to light up the place.
We woke up early next morning and after some breakfast we went downhill to the catchment area. As I mentioned earlier, it is a private property thus it was just us in the middle of the water in the middle of nowhere.

We actually could spend hours there. I don’t know how to swim so I chilled in the water with my lifejacket on. After I was done just floating around in water, I decided to go lie down on the little boat that was anchored there. I got my last night’s wine bottle and finished the little wine that was left.

Soon it was time to head back home; we decided to have lunch at the owner’s home. Their kitchen has a few tables and a sitting area. They served us yummy home cooked traditional Maharashtian food. We ate it all :D and then left the rural calm place to enter the urban concrete jungle.








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14 comments:

  1. Your blog posts are always a delight full of stunning pictures and great tips

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  2. Wow that is such a lovely place ... just can't wait to go

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  3. Wow! Such a beautiful view in every shot this is... Lovely post!

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  4. Your lovely pictures speak of the great time you had time while camping. The place looks beautiful.

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  5. Wow you lucky girl. Wish Delhi too had such amazing places nearby. Loved every single picture

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  6. Didn’t know about the existence of such a place. Oils like you had great fun !!

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  7. I've never been to a place like this before in my life. I love to camp and get in touch with nature over weekend. bhore looks like a nice place.

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    1. It is a lovely place, do visit I am sure you will love it

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