VAITARNA STARGAZING and CAMPING | Mumbai Traveller – Maharashtra

Camping near Riverside, Gazing the Stars…!!

Vaitarna Lake is also called as upper Vaitarna portion, It is an earth fill and gravity dam on west flowing Vaitarna river near Igatpuri, Nashik district of Maharashtra state. the reservoir is created by this dam spreads on both Vaitarna and Godavari rivers catchment area. Vaitarna dam is one of the main Municipal water supply to Mumbai City.This place is rarely visited by tourists and it is surrounded by mountains and small small villages consisting of 8-15 houses per village. Imagine a camping trip with such beautiful surrounding, delicious food made on chullha and the opportunity to make new friends.

Star gazing is an activity carried out in the presence of experts observing stars, planets and other objects in universe with the help of Telescope. “Mumbai Travellers in association with Beyond Earth”; is organizing this event “Stargazing & Camping” where you will be spending your whole night with stars on the riverside campsite witnessing one of the dark skies of Maharashtra.

Day 1 :
We will meet at Dadar by 11.30 am. After a briefing session, grab your seat in our Private Bus and here we start our journey towards the picturesque campsite at Vaitarna. En-route halt for lunch at dhaba near Kasara (on your own expense). Enjoy the journey with beautiful nature-scapes, gupshup and songs during the journey. Reach base village of campsite by 3 or 4 pm.

On arrival refresh yourself with a glass of welcome drink (non-alcoholic) and Get our bags ready to reach riverside. Our secluded camping site exactly on the waterfront and we trek for around 15-20 mins to reach at the campsite ! On arrival, Set yourself free, let your soul feel the beautiful sunset and let your mind express its likelihood to silent breeze! Now we will proceed with stargazing session. Our expert Mr.Vikram Virulkar will share his part of information on Astronomy and stargazing.

Meanwhile our local supporters will arrange for our dinner. Taste the yummy local cuisines in dim light ambiance of the campsite. Make sure you do not hesitate to grab a lil more if you really love it 😉

Post dinner it’s the telescope time ! Star-gazing continues. You have option of exploring more and more stars till late night. Enjoy the night and rest in the tents.

Let that night have no end…Let the talks going on and on…meanwhile, for those who are very sleepy, let the night take charge of you. Off to your tents for sweet dreams. Day ends.

Day 2 :
Today, let your sleep break by chirping of birds. Wake up to witness the refreshing water in front of our campsite. Freshen up and enjoy the beautiful view while you sip a cup of hot tea! Have some good breakfast and explore the campsite area. Go get some water splashes on your face or click a cool selfie with the beautiful water in background.
Around 09.30 am start wrapping up the tents and pack up your bags. Time for a memorable group photo and then leave for our departure from the site. Around 10-11 am we will start the return journey towards Mumbai in our Private Bus. En route halt for lunch. Reach Mumbai by 4 or 5 pm.

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