Camp Chesson

Our Camp in Panchgani, sets-up & operate within 2 hours from Pune and 4.5 hours proximity to Mumbai, It has a vast expanse of land and out of which 20 acres has been developed for camping. Our facility overlooks a Hill and we are fortunate to have a natural scenic beauty and adventure points right at our property. Since we are on very high altitude, we enjoy a very pleasant and favourable weather all round the year as compared to other Resorts/Camps in rest of Maharashtra.

 

Facilities

Though our facility can be categorized as basic and not luxurious, we guarantee all the comforts like laundered and crisp linen, clean and hygienic western style toilets, friendly, hospitable and warm staff and every thing else that is required to make your stay memorable and an experience to recon with.

Accommodation at Panchgani Camp comprises of 9 luxury Tabins, a Farmhouse which we use as Dormitory and Coleman Tents (as many as we want to pitch in)

Tabins are luxurious with attached bathrooms, and are given on twin / triple / quadruple / five occupancy.
Our Farm House / Dormitory has 5 Rooms in total out of which 2 Rooms are with attached toilets and 3 Rooms with a common Toilet block to house approximately 60 people on multiple sharing

To sum it all we can easily accommodate 100 guests at a time in our fixed structures and around 200 when we pitch in the Coleman Tents. We have a separate Toilet Block for the Coleman Tents

Other than this we have a separate dining and activity hall, 3 Gazebo’s, a barbeque pit and a big playground for the many activities that we have for you.

 

Activities

Adventure Waterfall Rappelling (seasonal, only during Monsson), Rock Climbing & Rappelling, Flying fox, Trust track, Trust walk, Trekking, Commando Crossing, Obstacle course, Cycling, Cave exploration, Chimney crawling

Life Skills, CSR, Community Service, Team Building, Outbound,

Environmental / Nature – Valley of flowers (seasonal, post Monsoons), Star gazing, Bird watching, Nature trek, Strawberry plucking.

 

Weather

The Weather in Panchgani is excellent all year round. It is nice and windy cooling off the campsite even in summers. The summer days are hot but evenings are extremely pleasant.

Monsoons is the one of the best time to visit the Camp. Just like Kaas, the mountain face and the campsite blooms with a variety of flowers. Showers are often heavy and gives an opportunity to do the most thrilling of adventure activities at our campsite… Waterfall Rappelling!!

A great time for family and friends to enjoy the weather and the activities at the Camp.

Winters are cold and it feels amazing to sit around the campfire, barbeque with some music to listen to.

Address – Natventure, Camp Chesson, Kaswand Vilage, Ahead of Bjillar Village, After NIN Sanatorium, Panchagani.

Directions – From Panchagani come straight to Mahabaleshwar. After crossing Anjuman School, which is apprx 3.5 km from Panchagani, you will come across MALA’S counter towards your left. Within 100 meters after crossing Mala’s you will see our first sign board in Bhose (again towards your left), you need to take this turn which will straight away lead you to Bhillar Village and to our Camp subsequently. After the first turn and the first sign board you will come across many more signboards at appropriate junctions. Our Camp is approximately around 7 kms from the turn

Camp Magic Forest, Wada

Away yet close from the madness and routine, spread across 50 acres of pollution free land amidst Mango, Chikoo, Coconut and Corn and Rice plantation our Wada Camp offers immense scope to explore the possibilities the way one wants. Camp’s locale is rural, rugged and unexplored and it gives the campers an experience and thrills of a rural life, farm life, and adventure and water activities on the same platter.

 

Facilities

Our accommodation at Camp Wada comprises at of Coleman Tents and Dormitories with western style toilets. Our stay is basic but we maintain strict hygiene and cleanliness.

We offer wholesome buffet meals at fixed hours and provide filtered clean water near our activity areas to keep our guest hydrated.

We offer basic amenities to accommodate over 100 guests at a time.

As fixed structures we have 2 Dormitories, each separate for Boys and Girls with a total capacity to accommodate 64. (32 in each Dorm) However if our participation increases beyond more then what we can accommodate in our fixed structures we pitch in the Coleman tents. We can pitch in as many Coleman Tents as we wish to.

Other than this we have a main Gazibo which is also our main dining area and 3-4 more gazibos to sit across for a chit chat or debriefs. Plan for phase 2 to put 12 AC Huts has already started and will be ready by Oct.

 

Activities

 

Adventure

Above the ground activities – Rope Courses – Burma Bridge / Ladder Bridge / Free fall / Zip Line / Commando Crossing

Ground activities – Obstacle course / Trust Walk / Treks

Trek to the Khoj Fort (Paid activity)  (Level of difficulty medium)  (Time taken 6 hours)

The trek begins from the base village ‘VAGHOTE’. It’s a scenic village and adds to the trek experience. The route is the combination of both – forest patches and dried water streaam pathway. Khoj Fort, which is approximately 800 year Old, used to be the military fort in Shivaji’s regime.

Water activities – Raft Building & Rowing, River Crossing and Swimming in the River (Paid activity)

 

Team Building Activities

We offer our facility and support to the trainers for their Outbound as also we have associated ourselves with various trainers to conduct all sorts of training and team building programme. We can give the quote for training programme after understanding the programme requirements

 

Environmental based Activities

Our Camp site offer ample scope to do Morning Walk and Nature Collection / Kitchen Gardening & Organic Farming / Nature collage / Nature Trek / Rice and Corn Plantation / Gushala Visit / Milking the cow / Paper Making / Coal Making

 

Fun Activities

Rain Dance with Music

Bullock Cart Ride / Tractor Ride  / Cultural programmes – Tarpa Dance – A form of Folk Dance by Villagers (Paid activity)

 

Creative Activities

Warli Art workshop / Basket Weaving

 

Weather

You can’t expect the Weather to be any different from the rest of Maharashtra.

During summer, days are hot but evenings are reasonably OK

During Monsoons river ‘PINJAL’ gets ferocious and it is so soothing to watch the various shades of  ‘GREENS’ all around.

We consider winters to be the best time to visit Camp Wada. The days are pleasant and the evenings gets quiet chilly, it feels so amazing to sit around the Bonfire, barbeque with good live music to listen to.

 

Address & Route

(Distance from Mumbai 100 kms approx)

Natventure Holidays, Camp Wada, Maale Gaon, Post Vasuri, Taluka Vikramgarh, Dist Palghar

Route –

Take the NH 8 popularily known as Western Express Highway, from Mumbai

From the Toll Naka at Dahisar head straight towards Fountain Chowk,

From Fountain Chowk keep on moving straight, you will come across one more Toll Naka at Virar and some Landmark highways joints towards your left  like Dutt, Kamat’s and Silver Miles till you reach Mastan Naka. Mastan Naka is soon after the flyover at Silent Hill Resort. Take a right turn under the bridge from Mastan Naka.

Keep driving straight approx 14-15 kms  till you reach Pali Naka.

Take a left from Pali Naka to the Road towards vikramgarh, after 2-3 kms from Pali Naka take a right towards Maale Gaon and to our camp.