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#1 Jan 9th, 2009, 12:43
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Hello Guys,

My Traveling exp. is not much but yes i traveled to some places in Northern India like rishikesh, Badrinath, kedarnath, gangotri, yamunotri, Haridwar, Pantnagar, Almoda then i arrived here in Pune and had a bike ride from Pune to Konkan in Dec. 2007.

Lastly i was in Seattle WA and there i got to explore my camping enthusiast in the Mountaineer.

Now i am really pissed of from this daily routine of office to room and room to office.

I want to enjoy the real camping exp. i heard about the suburbs of Mumbai and some good places on the way from Mumbai to Goa like Ulhas River bank side, Wai and Krishna River and Kundalika.

now all i have is a my bullet and my intense desire to take a leave from this concrete jungles.

If anyone planning something similar please LMK I would love to join you guys.

Thank you.
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anybody there???????
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Finding a group online would be tough, But there are a lot of people to suggest though.

Are you into just plain camping or also have some trekking in mind, if yes.
Try to go to a place called Vasota - approx 140 Kms from pune.

Its a small mountain trek into the jungle. It has no inhabitaion of mankind. As you need to reach here by a boat.
A ferry boat will drop you and will come to pick you when you instruct between sunset and sunrise (the fisher men have their nets at night for fishing and the ferry boats propellers get entangled in this)

No weapons allowed , need to carry your camping gear and food/water. You wont find shops here. Need to tell the forest department at the shore before going.


How to reach -
Pune to Satara
Satara to Bamnoli (This is the opposite end from Mahabaleshwar Tapola)
Take a boat from Bamnoli to Vasota.

I think ferry's run from Tapola lake at Mahabaleshwar too, not sure about it.

Share the experience if you ever get a chance to go their with a group.
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Thank you friend.

Trekking then camping! sound good to me.

Vasota i am not sure but think i been there once, cause i remember we headed to Satara and from satara we visited a similar place what u telling here. there are two-three big waterfalls too and to reach that place we have to go through all the ghat area but ferry's or boats were not involved we ascended towards the waterfalls on a SUV then stopped approk. 1 km before and from there yes there was a small descending trekking of abt 1 km to reach the waterfalls.

LMK if i am at the same if else then i really can consider.
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Originally Posted by Mukesh Pathak View Post Thank you friend.

Trekking then camping! sound good to me.

Vasota i am not sure but think i been there once, cause i remember we headed to Satara and from satara we visited a similar place what u telling here. there are two-three big waterfalls too and to reach that place we have to go through all the ghat area but ferry's or boats were not involved we ascended towards the waterfalls on a SUV then stopped approk. 1 km before and from there yes there was a small descending trekking of abt 1 km to reach the waterfalls.

LMK if i am at the same if else then i really can consider.


No that was the thoseghar waterfalls. its has got villages nearby. the place i am suggesting is devoid of habitation. so only trekkers can be found if anyone plans to be at the same time you plan. its a couple of hours climb and then you could camp at the top or come back and camp at the base.
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ohh great. and yes now i remember it was thoseghar waterfalls.
thanks a lot for this info.

i was really searching something similar "no mans land" kind of thing i think this is where i can start my camping life.
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some more querries:

can i park my two wheeler at bamnoli cause from there i have to catch a ferry. also would night stay at the top would be possible?
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can i park my two wheeler at bamnoli cause from there i have to catch a ferry. also would night stay at the top would be possible?
yeah you can park your bike at bamnoli. but this is no place for a lonely camper. I suggest you go with some friends.
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yeah...i am trying best to have someone with me.....lets see.

But Thank you very much for all the information, will update you the progress.
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anyone.......plz
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hi there!!

Camping around Pune sounds good and now is the time before it gets hot by end of Feb.
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Hi there...

yes you are right...still i could't give it shot cause lack of intrestr from my freinds..if you would be able to join?? we would hve a great time i believe. waiting to hear from you
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Camp Site Near Pune

Hi,

I am looking for a camping site in or near Pune, without Trekking. An easily accessible place where i can camp with friends.

THanking in anticipation




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Originally Posted by new_traveller View Post Finding a group online would be tough, But there are a lot of people to suggest though.

Are you into just plain camping or also have some trekking in mind, if yes.
Try to go to a place called Vasota - approx 140 Kms from pune.

Its a small mountain trek into the jungle. It has no inhabitaion of mankind. As you need to reach here by a boat.
A ferry boat will drop you and will come to pick you when you instruct between sunset and sunrise (the fisher men have their nets at night for fishing and the ferry boats propellers get entangled in this)

No weapons allowed , need to carry your camping gear and food/water. You wont find shops here. Need to tell the forest department at the shore before going.


How to reach -
Pune to Satara
Satara to Bamnoli (This is the opposite end from Mahabaleshwar Tapola)
Take a boat from Bamnoli to Vasota.

I think ferry's run from Tapola lake at Mahabaleshwar too, not sure about it.

Share the experience if you ever get a chance to go their with a group.
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You can visit this group site WWW.INVENTURETREKS.COM. They are planning a 2 day and 3 night stay at BAMNOLI-Nageshwar TREK VASOTA on 27th and 28th Feb. The Place suppose to be a dense jungle withouht any human civilization.

If you intrested you can contact these people at Shridhar: 9423872319, Meghnad 8108475040.

This is the same site about we have been dicussing in this tread from a long time. And now it is one of the camping site in my fav. List but I am not able to make it this time because I have already planned a vacation to my hometown for Holi.
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Vasota trek

Hello friends,

am planning to trek vasota mid nov with a few friends.
I would like to know if I can call up the bamnoli forest office in advance to get the permission and boats booked - does anyone have contact details for the same?
Also, are we permitted to camp on the top?

Given this season - is Vasota better or Rajgad/torna better?

Thanks,
Nisha
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