We often visualize that perfect spot, away from the city sounds, by a river and dimly mood-lit with hurricane lamps. You want to call this private spot then, for the evening. You notice that there's a hammock to chill in and some firewood for a camp-fire and you're ready to call this home.
Add a high adrenaline white water rafting adventure or a lazy boating ride. Or an evening walk where you may occasionally spot an owl, but you will definitely find yourself.
Kundalika Camp is the idyllic raft and camp location. The campground is set in a lovely forested clearing which surprisingly has amenities to boot.
This is an experience you would love to enjoy for a romantic evening by yourself or with a group of like minded friends. We're in the business of creating happy campers!
Mornings at the campground mean a 4-5 hour rafting activity. Some halting en-route Goa will head off in at dawn to make good time. The rest will find ample stimulus in a short walk in just about any direction from the campground.
Evenings are made of pitching tents, camp fires, barbecues and treks but also sunsets, silhouettes and sounds of nature.
Our campground has just a few private sites. It is a cosy atmosphere where campers meet, interact and share camping stories. Each site is equipped with picnic tables and lanterns to light your space.
Our common areas have games and puzzles, and the thrill of playing "Jenga", "Taboo" or "Scrabble" in the outdoors is a must-experience. Plan some reading, sketching or other do it yourself activity ideas to and enrich your experience.
Showers and WCs are common to campers. These are maintained to high standards with designated changing space.
The Kundalika egged on by waters of the Bhira Dam is the ONLY ALL-YEAR white water rafting location in India. With Grade II & III rapids, it is a terrific introduction to White Water Rafting and the only option in the vicinity of Mumbai and Pune.
The Rafting starts with gearing-up followed by instructions by your Raft - Guide . Then ensues loading and a 12km raft in serene waters. You will laugh, scream or lose yourself in the madness from which you emerge 3 hours later. The rafting ends as you pull the raft onto land
Light clothing preferably Lycra, something that is easy to dry and not heavy when wet. Wear Strap-on floaters (footwear). They will get wet in the river so they should be able to take it.
Do not wear jewellery or danglers around neck, ears or wrists. Avoid rings on fingers as far as possible.
You need to know that
Rafting is only permissible to patrons over 14yrs of age
Rafting happens ONLY ONCE every day at 8:30am, except in the monsoons when it is more frequent.
Rafting MUST be booked in ADVANCE and no cancellations are possible
Our Kolad campground is located just where the rafting ends. You may need transport to get to the rafting location from camp. Please let us know in advance so that we may make arrangements
Due to dam schedules, rafting may not be possible on rare occasion. This is beyond our control and you will be refunded rafting charges in this case
Our Kolad campground is a private space which encourages you to get out there and do some activity. Yet the approaching evening beckons you to settle down by the campfire, skim stones in the river or just reflect on how life got so busy!
The river is accessible for boating or swimming but most of all RAFTING. Morning afternoon or night, there's nothing like a dip in the river to regain your perspective on everything that's good!
It is possible to engage in a night trek and seasonal waterfalls. There is also River Crossing possible near the campground. Please co-ordinate with us for this activity.
Mornings have pleasant ambling and a rising buzz as our guests emerge from their tents. You will also hear the hectic activity of those leaving for rafting that day.
If you're still at camp, You can attempt some yoga or meditation with the rising sun.
A walk down to the river is beautiful at this time. It is a 2 minute walk but with no cellphone connectivity at the spot, it is quality time to lose yourself.
You can of course dig into the board games or puzzles or continue reading that novel that you put down at sunset.
There is ample shaded space to even battle the afternoon sun.
Evenings are spectacular as the campground is bathed in a golden glow.
You have a few hours of light in which to play some football or just toss around a Frisbee
The evening is also time to pitch tents. Do this before its too dark. Don't worry we will remind you.
Dusk by the lake is also beautiful and you should probably head there with your evening cup of tea
Pitch in to get the campfire going or spend those last few hours of light with a novel in a hammock
Nights are the most exciting time at the campground. As it gets a little chilly, sitting by a campfire is a pleasure
If you have prepared a barbecue, this is where you test your skills. Regardless you will probably enjoying a grilled meal in the evening
You will probably meet other campers around the campfire and maybe exchange a story
Nights are restful with sky gazing, or a night stroll or even a night hike is possible. And finally sleeping in tents is an experience in itself.
You are camping, and it's your own time to the outdoors. Plan it to enjoy it
There are at least three meals that you need to plan for your stay at our campsite. While a simple breakfast fare is offered, you will want to plan lunch, dinner and an evening snack.
What you should do:
Your own barbecue meal. Recipes are here Veg BBQ Ideas & Non-Veg BBQ Ideas. We have barbecue grills and ice boxes so you can store your food for an evening barbecue
Sandwich lunch. A light sandwich lunch with dry ingredients and cheeses is a great idea! You can carry this to a late afternoon snack with tea as well! Baked beans work very well too!
Carry snacks to munch through the day between meals You will tend to get hungry and fruits are always a refresher Snack Ideas
What we offer:
A simple breakfast is included with your camping charges. Available from 8:30am through 10:00 am.
Tea will be available on the house in the morning with breakfast and evening at 5:00pm
A simple cooked lunch can be arranged for you at Rs.300 per. head.
Barbecues are offered on most evenings(Rs. 400).Non-veg barbecue has 300g of chicken & Veg barbecue has paneer and assorted vegetables. With dal, chutney and roti this makes for a scrumptious meal. Further we have potatoes, sweet potatoes or corn as per availability to grill at the campfire.
White Waters Kundalika Camp promises to deliver the camping experience with just a little added amenity. You can enjoy a close connect to the outdoors with campfires, barbecues and an ambience that you have come to love!!
As an introduction to camp life we provide tents, a sleeping kit, access to our common areas and games, a site rental, a simple breakfast and an experience to cherish all packaged into one price.
TARIFF Camping Charges Adults Rs.1600 (per person) per night. Rs.1050 each for children under 8 yrs
Meals:Rs.400 (per person) for a barbecue dinner and Rs.350 per person for a home-style lunch
Meals are charged at Rs.150* per meal for kids under 8.
Overnight Camping: A night of camping has a check-in time of 3pm and a checkout time of 11:00am. You can request a late checkout and we will be very happy to oblige if we have room. We also include breakfast on the 2nd Day in our pricing.
Rafting and Activities: Rafting and other activities need to be booked and paid for well in advance. Please get in touch with us for prices on rafting and river crossing.
Food - What we offer:
A simple breakfast is included with your camping charges. Available 9:00am through 10:30 am.
Tea and coffee will be available on the house in the morning with breakfast and evening at 5:00pm
A Village cooked lunch can be arranged for you at (Rs.300 for adults and Rs.150 for kids)
Barbecues are offered on most evenings (Rs. 400 for adults and Rs.150 for kids).Non-veg barbecue has 300g of chicken & Veg barbecue has paneer and assorted vegetables. With dal, chutney and roti this makes for a sumptuous meal. Further we have potatoes, sweet potatoes or corn as per availability to grill at the campfire.
For further options and recommendations look at our food section
Please call +91 9619182010 for booking and queries. We require prior booking and payment to help us plan to service you.
1. No Shoes in the Tent
2. No cooking or Smoking in the Tent
3. Please pitch a tent only with a ground sheet below it
4. Pitch the Tent at a safe distance from the campfire
1. Please respect silent hours (11:00pm to 7:00am)
2. Please drive at max 5km/hr in the campground premises.
3. Our timings are: Check-in between 8am and 8pm & Check-out by 10:30am the next day for a night of camping. We enjoy your company at the campground and we don't have very strict check-out timing rules. All the same, if we need to allot the site to guests coming post checkout time we will request you to vacate.
4. Please respect others privacy and do not tresspass on other people's sites
5. Playing music at the campground is not permissible.
6. No unauthorised electrical appliances at the campground. Please check with the manager before using your devices.
7. Pets are not allowed at the campground.
8. Meal Timings are 8-9:30am, 12:30-2pm & 8-9:30pm
9. Please leave the Tents pitched and the sleeping bags in the tents for our checkout procedure. Please ensure that you return all rental items before leaving the campground and leave your campsite neat & tidy.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What exactly do i get when i rent a campsite?
You get a space furnished with a picnic table. You will also get a tent based on the number of people and sleeping kits for each person. Further this gives you access to all our amenities and common areas as well as service in the outdoors!
What if i have my own tent and no sleeping bags?
You are most welcome to bring your own equipment. We want to encourage experienced campers!. You will get a per person discount of Rs.100 for your tent and Rs.100 for your sleeping bags.
What is the weather like? Do we need to carry any special kind of clothing?
Be prepared for the outdoors. The evenings can get chilly in winter. A single sweater should do the trick. The afternoons can get warm through the year, so carry some light clothing too! Refer to our PREP KIT pdf for details on what to carry.
Are there a lot of bugs, snakes and creepy crawlies around?
You will encounter sounds and creatures of nature. They respect our presence. Watch your step in the dark and use mosquito repellant and you should be fine. Your tent is sealed to not allow any insects in. Ensure that you close the door, and you will have a pleasant night's stay
Are there electrical plug points available?
No, you could request the hosts for a place to charge your cellphones.
Is there cell phone signal?
Yes. But please have your phones on low volume to respect your neighbours.
What about drinking water?Can we buy some basic supplies at the campground in case we've forgotten something?
Drinking water and Mineral water will be available at the campground.
Do you accept credit/debit cards?
We accept credit / debit cards bookings only if done minimum 5 days in advance. Credit card and debit cards not accepted at camping ground currently.
Do you have sites so a group can camp together? Do you offer any discounts for booking the entire campground?
Contact us about group camping for 20 adults or more. We will work something out!
Do you allow dogs?/pets? What's Petiquette?
We do not allow pets at present. We will experiment with pet days. Do leave your contact details with us.