Camping Pinjal River

River Pinjal a tributary to Vaitarna River flows near the facility giving us the scope to do water sports like swimming with life jackets, Raft Building, or simply enjoy walking along the river banks.

We have setup multiple adventure obstacle courses and a variety of high rope and low rope activity setups, rain dance, lawns for activities... 

Ideal for Corporate Offsite: (Team Building; Recreation; Conferences; Group Outings etc.)

We can accommodate group size up-to 150 to 180 pax.

Scroll down to checkout special pricing for groups / corporate or you may get in touch with us for Bespoke Events.


Survival Raft Challenge


AC Cabins

Located less than 3 hours drive from Mumbai and Vapi/Gujarat, our Camping Ground is setup near banks of Pinjal River that forms a tributary to Vaitharna River. The main camping area is set up amidst 50 acres of pollution-free land with thousands of organic plantations like Chikoo, Mango and Coconut trees. We have deliberately not manicured the rustic ambiance of the campsite for you to experience rural countryside adventure.

Dining Gazebo with a seating capacity of over 120 persons which used as an eatery and a fully equipped and manned campsite kitchen.

We have 2 AC Dorms that can accommodate over 60 to 67 persons; Self Contained AC Tabins; We have ample dome tents that can be pitched at the campsite. 

Separate clean Toilet blocks separate for boys and girls ready.

Gaushala and other farm animals.


All this less than 3 hours drive from Mumbai.

Ideal for Corporate Camping Offsite, CSR, Students and Group Outings...


Checkout special group discounts (scroll down)






Commercials (Special Discounts - Group Bookings only).


SPECIAL PRICING FOR GROUP BOOKINGS

Other than this we can also facilitate Team Building Offsite / Out bound Training / Conference (For detailed quote kindly get in touch with us:
(contact: 9619182010 / asif@natureknights.net )





Ulhas Valley via Kondana

Duration - One Day
Location - Karjat, Kondana Caves, (Ulhas Valley from Karjat side)
Category - Easy

Tour Code: Group Booking (15 pax and above; Day Tour; Trek with meals and travel)



Experiences

A gentle stroll in the rural countryside along the river, passing through small village hamlets, paddy and Kiwi farms converging onto rolling hills, during monsoon there are many waterfalls along the trek route, the trail has a good tree cover and also gets a little steeper towards the end. The trail terminates at an ancient Buddhist caves that has few waterfalls falling over it during monsoon. Enjoy simple rural meals at the base village.

Contribution per head:

Ex. Andheri / Mumbai - Rs.1170/-
(Travel Rs.650/- + Meals Rs.320 + Guide and Overheads Rs.200)

Ex. Karjat - Rs.820/-
(Travel Rs. 300/- + Meals Rs.320/- + Guide and Overhead Rs.200)

Ex. Kondivita Base Village (Rs.320/- + Guide and Overheads Rs.200/-) = Rs.520

Inclusions:
Travel (Travel by private transport as per pickup and drop points)
meals
Breakfast - Kanda Poha or Upma with Tea
Lunch - Veg or Non Veg Thali
Evening Tea Biscuits

Exclusions:
Village tolls or any kind of entry tolls if applicable
Any kind of insurance
Any custom ordered meals / bottled water etc
Tips
Anything that is not included is excluded

Note: Adventure sports should always be done under strict supervision of professionals who are experienced and have standard based equipment's to support the activities. We will be happy to help here if you give us an advance notice. 
One of the waterfalls on Ulhas Valley Trek during monsoon
Monsoon Trek

 

Visapur Fort


Exploring History and Heritage on trek to Ancient Fort dating back to almost 2000 years old. These forts may have been building during the Satavahana reign. These forts were ruled or controlled by different kings and dynasties over the period of centuries. The last to rule it was British…




Fort Name: Visapur Fort and Bhaja Caves
Altitude: 3567 feet above mean sea level.
Difficulty Grade: Moderate (2 hours and 30 minutes to climb and 2 hours 30 minutes to descend; around 2 hours to explore the fort).

Location:
It is located in Pune district, 9 to 10 km from Malavli Railway station out of which 5 km is steep road. It has an elevation of 1084 meters above sea level. It is built on the same plateau as Lohagad.
Nearest Railway Station/ Bus Stand: Malavli (You can reach here by local train from Pune or Lonavala).

Budget for the One Day Trek:
Get in touch with us for budget (Budget Treks; Deluxe Treks or VIP / Luxury Treks with Nature Knights).


Kohoj Saddle Trek

One Day Offbeat Trek to Kohoj Saddle with Nature Knights...

Kohoj Saddle is a moderate difficultly trek that takes you to the saddle on the way to Kohoj Fort. From the Saddle have view of both sides of the mountain. 

The treks takes around 90 minutes to 2 hours to climb uphill and slightly less than than while climbing down. The hike has all ingredients for a pleasant small eco-adventure landscapes reflecting in small lakes, hills, misty atmosphere, flora and fauna (wild and domestic), remote hamlets. This mysterious valley plays hide and seek in the monsoon clouds.








Altitude - 2500 feet (980 Meters) above mean sea level.

Category – Moderate 2 hours climb; less than 2 hours to descend
                                                                                                                              
Location – Manor Region, Waghote Village, Manor-Wada Road, Palghar District

At the bottom of the fort is a lake known as 'Pazhar'.

Coordinates ( 19.6700315°N 72.9875099°E )

Minimum age: 8 Years Old.





Standard Trekking Package: Rs.450/- per person (Minimum billing Rs.3500/- or which ever is higher)

Inclusions:
Guide (Minimum 1 Guide or Ratio of 1 guide for every 10 participants), Medical Kit will be available with Guide, Safety Equipment.
note: Meals cost for Mountain Guides during trek has to be borne by customer.


Deluxe Package: Rs.850/- per person (Minimum billing Rs.8500/- or whichever is higher)
Inclusions:

Guide (Minimum 2 Guides or 1- Ratio 1 guide for every 10 participants), Medical Kit will be available with Guide, Safety Equipment.


VIP Package: Rs.1200/- per person (Minimum billing Rs.12,000/- or which ever is higher)
Inclusions: (Minimum 2 Mountain Guides) (or ration of 1:10) whichever is higher.
Trek would be lead by Senior Mountain Guide with good communication skills; facilitators who can engage groups; has exposure of manage corporate offsite and foreign nationals; overall good knowledge travel and out doors etc.


Exclusions:
  1. Local Standard Rural Meals Package: (Village Breakfast / Village Veg Thali Lunch and Evening Tea/Biscuits - Rs.300/- pp). For non-veg thali add Rs.75/-
  2. Cost of Guide meals to be borne by customer.
  3. Any kind of custom menu that is not part of the package
  4. Bottled water/ beverages.
  5. Any kind of insurance
  6. Tips etc.
  7. Un-utilized resources will not be refunded.
  8. Anything that is not included is excluded.
  9. Travel budget (by private transport - ask for quote).

For Deluxe Packed meals or VIP Outdoor meal experiences kindly request for a separate quote.

Note: Adventure sports should always be done under strict supervision of professionals who are experienced and have standard based equipment's to support the activities. We will be happy to help here if you give us an advance notice. 

Contacts:
Asif - 9619182010

Jasmine - 9082189175
info@natureknights.net 


Booking and payments - click here

Tentative Planned Schedule:

6:00 am Andheri West, Merwans Bakery (S. V. Road)
6:15 am Andheri East, (near exit of Metro Station on Western Express Highway)
6:30 am Goregaon East, (Western Express Highway)
6:40 am Madal East and Kandivali East (Western Express Highway)
6:50 am Borivali East, Western Express Highway (near Luxury bus boarding point opposite to National Park Main Gate)
7:00 am After Dahisar Toll Naka
7:30 am Vasai / Virar on Western Express Highway (Mumbai - Ahmedabad Highway)
Breakfast on the way
9:30 am Start of the trek
12:30 pm/ 01:00 pm arrive at the summit (Kohoj Plateau)
explore the fort/ Plateau
02:00 pm Start return trek
05:00 pm start return journey
09:00 pm expected time to be back on Andheri subject to traffic conditions.

Kohoj is located about 104 km from Mumbai off the Mumbai - Ahmedabad Highway. Upon reaching Manor you have to take a right turn under a newly built flyover and take the Manor - Wada road. It is approximately around 10 km from the right turn. A few minutes drive on this road and one can see the Kohoj fort on your right. At the bottom of the fort is a lake known as 'Pazhar'.

Pazhar Lake


History

Very few of the historical evidences are coherent to this fort. Looking at its well-dug cisterns, the fort can be said to be belonging to Bhoj-period. But no such evidences are available.

The fort is said to be about 800 years old and finds a mention in the Purandar treaty along with 22 other forts which were surrendered by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj to the Mughals on 11 June 1665.

In 16th century, Portuguese captured this fort from the King of Gujarat. They constructed fortifications and bastions on this fort. Later, in 18th century, Peshwas conquered this fort in their campaign of 1737. Afterwards the fort remained under the British rule.



More information about  the fort.

Kohoj has a moderately difficult gradient, the final destination of this trek is a main plateau about 3 hours hike from Vaghote village which is situated a the base of the fort. To reach the highest point it takes another 10–15 minutes. The height of the fort is about 3200 feet.

Upon reaching the main plateau one can find a small temple of God Shankar. A little towards the right are two small water cisterns. These cisterns have potable water. A few minutes walk towards the opposite side reveal several water cisterns.

At the edge of the main plateau there are many small water streams flowing downwards. But the winds up on this plateau are very heavy. With the already heavy winds blowing against the streams, the water from the streams rise back up and you end up having an experience of a lifetime.





On the path leading to the top of the fort there are three more cisterns and a stone idol of Lord Hanuman can be seen. Some evidence of fortification can be sighted as well.


Atop the fort is a stone structure which resembles a human figure. This human like figure can be seen from the main plateau as well as from the base of the fort. Towards the right of the human structure is a small temple of Lord Krishna. It also has an old mutilated stone deity which could not be identified.

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Check dam at  Pazhar Lake