Need a break from the city life and want to spend some time close to the nature? The Advait Valley Camp in Mahabaleshwar has got you covered. On one side of the campsite lies the forest of Mahabaleshwar while on the other side is the jaw-droppingly beautiful Krishna Valley.
After a long research on google, I found a campsite which seemed perfect for celebrating our anniversary and spending some quality time with two of our college friends who were flying from Delhi.
We drove from Pune and reached the location well in time to witness the sunset. We dropped our bags into the tents and started exploring the campsite. The tents were clean and easily accommodated 2 adults. They also have family tents which can accommodate up to 4 people. The campsite also includes a well-maintained play area overlooking the valley. We had the best time enjoying a hot cup of tea while watching the sky changing colors and colliding into the night till we were under a blanket of stars. Soon after this, the campsite was lit by fairy lights making the entire set-up look so dreamy and we couldn’t help but take some romantic pictures 🙂
We were lucky to witness a full moon that night which reflected so beautifully in the Krishna river and had lit up the entire valley. Around 7:45 pm, we were served with some delicious barbeque food which we enjoyed sitting by the bonfire while reminiscing the good old college days and admiring the scenery we had in front of our eyes. We then spent some time playing the in-house games – a big Jenga and ladder golf available in the play area soon after which we stuffed our stomach with the lip-smacking dinner which tasted so much like home-made food. They also arranged for a star-gazing session for just Rs 100 per head which was such an amazing experience. I would say no further and let the picture below speak for itself.
After this, we retired to our comfortable tents only to wake up to the most amazing view of sun rising from the valley still snuggling up in the blanket. We decided to go for a 20-mins trek to Ganesh temple that offers beautiful forest and valley views along the way.
After returning to the campsite, we enjoyed some tea and breakfast while soaking up the sun. And we said goodbye to this place with already a plan to come back really soon!
It costed us Rs. 1800* per head and included the following –
- Accommodation on double sharing basis in spacious tent with mattresses and blankets
- 1 RO filtered water bottle and 2 towels in each tent
- 1 common camp bath facility and 2 toilets (girls/guys)
- Food (fixed menu, self-service, pure vegetarian food) – Hi-tea, BBQ, dinner, morning tea and breakfast
- Campsite games – Mega Jenga, Ladder Golf, Card Games, Board Games, etc.
*Does not include transportation cost