Overview

AquaNest™ Lakeside monsoon camping in Igatpuri near Mumbai includes rafting, kayaking, waterfall trek, and lot more. Suitable for couples, Kids, and family. Experience camping near Mumbai with activities like Rafting, Kayaking, and lakeside tent stay at Igatpuri. Perfect for couples, families, Kids, and groups. 

You would be glad to know, this is one event which is recommended by each and every team member of Mischief Treks for multiple reasons, First of all this is truly non-crowded location with absolute Zero Humans to be seen during the trek. Secondly this is an exclusive event and hence its something that no other trek location can offer in terms of experience.

If you are looking for One-Day trek at this location, you can opt for AquaChime Waterfall Trek (click blue words)

Did you know ?
The events conducted by Mischief Treks are exclusive. We do not buy bookings from a cheap organiser, nor do we sell your booking to a cheaper organiser. Each participant is purely Mischief Treks participant. This truly helps in having a class of people in each batch which in turn exponentiates the group experience. Yes, we do filter out unwanted people during enquiry phase itself.

Mischief Treks Team is known for conducting treks and tours at various locations in India, apart from conducting tours and treks Mischief Treks also helps out in providing ease of booking for this campsite called "Aquanest Camping and Watersports". Having your booking done through ensures financial security and safety. 

Overnight Camping 27 Jul, 27 Jul, 03 Aug, and more Non-Crowded Location
Highlights
What makes this event special
  • Rafting in the Lake
  • Kayaking
  • Archery
  • Rifle shooting
  • Swimming in lake
  • Camping
  • Authentic local food
  • Waking up with fresh air of the forest 
  • Camping amidst forest at a Non-Crowded Campsite.(as opted)
  • Getting one of it's kind experience near Mumbai.
  • Non crowded and exclusive waterfall trek.
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AquaNest™ Lakeside camping in Igatpuri near Mumbai ✔️

Camping and watersports at a lake dam in Igatpuri near Mumbai

Rafting and Swimming in lake activities at AquaNest Campsite of Mischief Treks

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Charges and travel options  

  • Without Transport: 1400 per person
    You need to reach the campsite in your Own vehicle. We will be sharing GPS locations and directions/instructions on WhatsApp.
  • With Pickup/Drop: 1700 per person
    Transport will be provided in local jeeps. Pickup/Drop Time: 2:47 pm Kasara / next day 10:00 am pickup from Igatpuri.

  • Kids Charges: 900 / 1200
    Kids up to 7 years will be charged 900 without transport. With transport it's 1200


⚠️  Eligibility condition 

If you wish to apply for being part of our group, you need to "Read" and "Understand" the details such as About-us, FAQ's, Important Note section etc... and be "Aware". Each participant needs to be physically and mentally fit to participate. Do not book this event if the details mentioned on this page are not agreeable to you. Mischief Treks does not accept ignorant people.

Dates and Rates
date & duration Variant availability price
Itinerary
Timeline of the event.

Schedule for AquaNest™ Camping Watersports 

Those coming by own vehicle need to reach the basecamp at 04:00pm. For those opting for Kasara pickup need to catch the train mentioned below from your nearest local train station. 

Train timings:

  • CSMT-12:30 pm
  • Dadar-12:43 pm
  • Kurla-12:50 pm
  • Ghatkopar-12:54 pm
  • Thane-01:12 pm
  • Kalyan-01:37 pm
  • Kasara-02:47 pm

As soon as the train reaches the station local shared jeeps will be waiting outside the station to take you to the campsite. The jeeps will halt at a Dhaba (10 min) for participants to freshen up and proceed to the campsite.

DAY 1:

  • Once you reach you can freshen up, settle down in your tents.
  • Then you can start with the Watersports activities, get geared up for the watersports.
  • High tea and Snacks will be served and then you can continue with your Watersports at the campsite.
  • Dinner will be served around 09:00 pm.
  • Stargazing session and exploring the night sky. 
  • You can call off the day go to rest or spend time enjoying the starry night and cool breeze.
  • IF you have opted for Stargazing (7 days prior booking) , Stargazing session will be arranged and professional expert with telescope will conduct the Stargazing session. 

DAY 2:

  • Wake up at your own leisure time and freshen up.
  • 08:00 AM: Breakfast will be served.
  • You can continue your Watersport Activities post breakfast incase you couldn't finish them on Saturday pre sunset.
  • Approx 10.00 am : Check out of the campsite.
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Pickup and drop from Kasara station
    ( If opted for )
  • Tent accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Camping under shed
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming with Life jackets
  • Waterfall Trek
  • Riffle Shooting
  • Archery
  • Evening Snacks
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Bottled water, soft drinks, etc.
  • Any other personal expenses.
  • Bonfire and BBQ (coz it can't be done during monsoon)
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
Things to Carry
  • Identity Proof (must)
  • Torch with extra battery (Must)
  • A bottle of water (atleast 2 Ltrs)
  • Rain and water protection for your stuff.
  • Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
  • Optional- Extra Mats/Sleeping Bag or blanket to add on to comfort level in tent.
  • Medicine that you require usually (We do have a basic first aid kit)
  • Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments or carry precious items.
  • Extra pair of clothes.
Note
Important Note

IMPORTANT Points to Note

Do not register for this event without reading and understanding the details mentioned on this page.

About the Campsite: 
This campsite is private and "Exclusive" campsite in the forest region and general public is not allowed in this area. Advance online booking is compulsory so that necessary arrangements can be made. 

Transport: 
If you have opted for pickup and drop from Kasara, you need to reach Kasara station as per the time mentioned in Itinerary section. The jeep will take you to the Camping location directly, trekking is optional you can skip as per your preference. If you do not reach on time the pickup vehicles will move out without you. No refunds are provided in such case.

Tents Stay:
Tents will be allocated on twin sharing basis. In case of couple with a kid the tent will be allocated on triple sharing basis to accommodate all 3. For availing exclusive tent for just one person, additional 800/- would be applicable. The tent will have a Styrofoam mat which is similar to yoga mat. If you wish to add to comfort level, we suggest you to carry a bedsheet or blanket to be put on the mat. Please not this is not a regular camping event, its monsoon event in a forest location and this campsite is RAW and does not contain any luxury features. Do not book this event if you are not comfortable with such situations

Washroom:
The washroom is available within a walking distance of 4 min. This is a tribal area (aadvasi area) so the washroom is pretty basic. 2 Indian style and 2 western style washrooms are available. (refer album link given in image section)

Complimentary:
Things that are provide as complimentary (free) are not part of charges paid for this camping event. Example: drinking water, watersports, trek, washroom etc.. are free.  

Complimentary Activities:
All the activities at the campsite are Complimentary Eg. Kayaking, Rafting in lake, archery, swimming etc .. These activities are suitable for participants above 10 year of age. Kids below 10 years can be allowed for rafting and kayaking only at parent's special request, and at their own risk. 

Reminder: 
This is Monsoon camping, and not regular camping event which is done in summer or winter. Bonfire cant be done in monsoon not can additional comfort be provided in tents as rains make it difficult to do so.

Food:
During monsoon camping the food is sourced from local "Adivasi" villagers, this is basic home cooked food and is prepared by the villagers in the region. In past several years people have loved this food. But since lockdown got over, the expectations of people have become unreal and food is still that same authentic village food. The nearest option for restaurant or average food is available at a distance of 26 KM. Do not book this event if food is your priority. Alternatively please carry packaged food along with you if you are grumpy about food.

Traveling by Own vehicle:
Ideally you are supposed to meet the group at Dogra-Food-Mall in Kasara at the specified time in itinerary and proceed to the campsite along with the trek leader and other participants to avoid any inconvenience. Network issues can cause problems in terms of coordination and locating the campsite if you directly try to reach the campsite.

You may choose to reach the campsite directly but keep in mind the campsite is in remote location and network is pretty bad. You may not be able to contact us on phone or we may not be able to contact you on phone due to bad network.

Driver: If you are hiring a driver or driving the vehicle yourself , in either case every individual person coming to the campsite has to be registered as a participant and has to pay the charges. If you do not wish to pay for your driver you can ask him to drop you and then come back to pick you up next day.

Coordination:
Once your booking and KYC formality is done, you shall get a confirmation email about the same. Later, 3 hours prior to scheduled date and time of your camping, we will be sharing contact details that you will require "after" reaching the Kasara Station or the campsite. Apart from those details, rest all details are available on this page itself.

Videos
How to Reach

How to reach AquaNest™ camping and watersports from Mumbai, Nashik, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Vasai-Virar.

Google Map Location AquaNest Camping and Stargazing (click the blue words)


FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

AquaNest™ Monsoon Camping and near Mumbai.

 

Q. How should I book the AquaNest™ Lakeside Camping and Water Sports?

Ans. All you have to do is press the "Book Now" button on this page and follow the instructions. But, DO NOT book this event unless you have read and understood the details explained on this page. 

Q. How do I get all the details about the event ?

Ans. All the details are mentioned on this page itself, once you scroll up you will all info on your screen. Sorry, we do not verbally provide details on the phone as it usually creates a lot of misunderstanding and miscommunication. Also, its extremely important to read and understand all the details before you book the event so that you have absolute clarity. If something mentioned on this page is confusing, you can get clarity on chat by clicking on the WhatsApp Icon on your screen. To discuss things that are NOT mentioned on this website we can arrange a callback from one of our trek leaders.

Q: I have booked/paid for the event, is my registration confirmed?

Ans. No ! , Your Registration can become invalid if you do not submit the "Most Important Details" required for emergency situations. For any Trek/Adventure event the organizers need to have your details within 2 hours of receiving Confirmation mail. We do not allow anyone to the campsite until we have complete and authentic details of the person. This info is crucial in case of an emergency and is a mandatory KYC parameter. The link for the "personal details form" will be sent to your once your payment is verified and confirmed from our end. Submitting incomplete/incorrect/fake details in the form or Non-Submission will make your booking invalid and no refund will be provided in such case.

Q. Why is submitting emergency contact details and KYC information mandatory?

Ans. Its a standard protocol and also a guideline by Govt of India. We are accountable for every "Human-Body" present at our campsite or trek is our responsibility and in case of any unfortunate event we will be asked by authorities to provide all relevant information about you. In order to comply with the authorities we have to take authentic information from you. Fake/Incomplete information or non-submission of the details will make your ticket (paid amount) invalid and no refund will be provided in such case. You will not be allowed to participate in the event.     

Q. Can we pay in cash or on-spot at AquaNest™ camping?

 Ans. Sorry, we do not accept cash payments, on-spot payments, or installments.  Advance booking is compulsory. 

Q. What is the last date of booking AquaNest™ camping?

 Ans. Registrations close once slots are sold out. Ideally, you need to book at least 2-3 days in advance.

Q. Are kids allowed at AquaNest™ camping? 

Ans. Kids of any age are welcome as long as they are physically fit and can adapt to nature.

Q. Does the AquaNest™ campsite have a Washroom Facility?

 Ans. We have four washrooms available at 1 min walking distance. It is a common washroom for all participants of the camping event. 

Q. We are coming by our own vehicle for camping event where should we reach & how far is campsite ?

Ans. The campsite is at approx 45 min driving distance from Kasara station, once the booking process is completed we will be providing you all the relevant details i.e. Google map location, Camp incharge's number etc. 

Q. Is the cab owned by the organiser , if not how does it work?

Ans. Incase you do not wish to book a cab for yourself on your own, we help you in getting a cab booked from the open market by contacting various cab service providers. We do not have any control over the cab service providers. Its similar to you taking an auto or cab from open market. Our role is limited to getting your travel coordinated with the cab service provider. The charges are based on distance between your residence and destination. If you deviate from the route, or delay in returning, additional charges will apply. 

Q. What all things are provided in the tent?

Ans. The tent contains a Styrofoam mat which is similar to a yoga mat, and a blanket for each person. We suggest  you to bring (optional) a bedsheet or blanket to add on to the comfort levels. 

Q. What is provided in meals?

Ans. Evening Snacks will consist of Tea and Dry Bhel, Dinner will consist of veg and nonveg options. rice, chapati, daal, seasonal veg, salad, Chicken curry and Breakfast will have Poha and Tea.

Q. How many people will share the tent OR can we have separate tent for ourselves?

Ans. We have tents of 4 different size . 2/3 person capacity tents are available, you can chose from any of these as per number of persons coming along with you. Tent size is as per standard international norms for tents. The 2 person tent is dimension: 200 x 150 x 110 cm. The 3 person tent has dimensions  200 x 200 x 130 cm. The 4 person tent has dimensions  220 x 250 x 150cm.  After booking the event you need to email/message us your preference of tent size atleast 2 days prior to the event date. Allotment of tent size depends on availability of tents.

Q. Why are toilets away from the tents?

Ans. The water in lake is source of drinking water for nearby villages. As per general guidelines toilets need to be atleast 100 mtr away from all the sources which feed water to the lake during rainy season.

Q. How many people will be at the camping event?

Ans.  The count varies every weekend, for some regular weekends its 20-40 people and for some weekends in holiday season it goes upto 80 people at this camping location. 

Q. Is there network, charging point, electricity at campsite?

Ans. The campsite is a lakeside location away from civilization, you intermittent network connectivity is experienced. There is no electricity in the region. Its a Tribal area. 

Q. How far is the campsite from Kasara and  how is the road condition?

Ans. The road till Kasara ghaat is good as its a national highway. Post that few patches have potholes and/or the road is broken for few meters.  Its a 17km road from Kasara to campsite. 

Q. Does the cancellation policy/rescheduling policy apply to me if I book on event day or last day?

Ans:  Yes, the policy is applicable irrespective of the booking date. The cancellation / reschedule policy is applicable to everyone with immediate effect from the date and time of booking. The refunds/rescheduling requests will be processed based on the date and time of cancellation/reschedule request sent to us and the date and time of booking the event are irrelevant. 

Q. What is the basis of cancellation/reschedule policy in case of medical or personal emergency of participant or organizing team?

Ans:  The cancellation policy is based on fairness towards the participant and the organizing team. In case of medical/personal emergency, the loss arising out of cancellation/reschedule will be borne by the respective person. i.e. if the organizing team faces an emergency situation and the event gets canceled, the participant will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if the participant faces an emergency situation, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss. The cancellation policy is designed with a completely unbiased approach towards the participant and organizing team and is aimed at fairness towards both. 

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Detailed information

Places to visit and attractions near AquaNest™ Camping.

 

Vaitarna Dam:

This is a huge dam built on the Vaitarna River that offers a scenic view of the surrounding hills and valleys. It is also a popular spot for boating, fishing, and camping.

Vihigaon Waterfall:

This is a stunning waterfall that cascades from a height of 120 feet. It is also a hotspot for rappelling and adventure activities.

Ghatandevi Temple:

This is an ancient temple dedicated to Ghatandevi, the protector of the ghats. It is located near the Tringalwadi Fort, which is another historical attraction in Igatpuri.

Vipassana Centre (Dhamma Giri):

Vipassana center in Igatpuri, also known as Dhamma Giri, is one of the world’s largest meditation centers and the main center of a rapidly growing global Vipassana organization. It is dedicated to the teaching of Vipassana Meditation as taught by S. N. Goenka. Vipassana means to see things as they really are, and it is a technique of self-observation and mental purification that leads to happiness, peace, and liberation. It teaches the strict form of meditation first taught by Gautam Buddha in the 6th century BC. It is one of the most peaceful and serene places to visit in Igatpuri. 

Tringalwadi Fort:

This cool fort is up in the Igatpuri area of Nashik, Maharashtra. It sits on a hill, kind of like a big rock, and was built to keep an eye on the old trade route connecting Konkan to Nashik. Some say it's been around since the 10th century, and you can spot some old caves nearby. The Mughals took over in 1636, and the British captured it in 1818. The entrance gate is carved from a massive rock, and there's even a little temple on top dedicated to Bhavani Mata!

Harihar Fort:

Another gem in Nashik, Maharashtra, this triangular prism of a fort stands tall at 3676 feet. It dates back to the Seuna (Yadava) dynasty days and was used by Shivaji and others. Mughals took it in 1636, and the British got hold of it in 1818. But hey, the coolest part is the steep and narrow rock-cut steps. Don't forget to check out the storage house, water cisterns, and a cave up top!

Kalsubai Trek:

If you're up for an adventure, head to the highest peak in the Sahyadri Ranges, the mighty Kalsubai, aka the Everest of Maharashtra! It's in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, and boasts an elevation of 5400 feet. The trek is no joke, taking 3 to 4 hours from Bari village to the summit. But the view is totally worth it! Oh, and there's a sweet little temple dedicated to Kalsubai herself up there, plus a flag waving high up on a metal ladder.

Trimbakeshwar:

This ancient temple town in Nashik, Maharashtra, is a super special place for Lord Shiva devotees. It's one of those twelve Jyotirlingas, super sacred to Hindus. And guess what? It's where the Godavari River starts, so it's like extra holy! The temple was built in the 18th century by Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao, and it's got this unique linga with three faces, representing Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Pilgrims flock here, especially during the Kumbh Mela.

Bhandardhara:

Want a chill hill station and a sweet vacation spot? Bhandardhara's got you covered! It's in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, and sits right by the Pravara River at an altitude of 2500 feet. The place is a natural beauty, with waterfalls, lakes, dams, and forts all around. You can check out Wilson Dam, Arthur Lake, Randha Falls, and lots more. It's a nature lover's paradise!


Best Hotels and Resorts near AquaNest™ Camping Watersports Camping Location

Rainforest Resort and Spa: This is a 4-star resort that offers a pool, a spa, a restaurant, and a bar. It is located 3.4 km from Igatpuri station and has a good rating. 

Tropical Retreat Luxury Resort & Spa: This is another 4-star resort that features a pool, a spa, a gym, and a games room. It is situated 2 km from Igatpuri station and has a good rating. 

Mystic Valley Spa Resort: This is a 4-star resort that boasts a pool, a spa, a garden, and a terrace. It is located 3.2 km from Igatpuri station and has a good rating. 

Hotel Ashwin: This is a budget-friendly hotel that offers free breakfast, free parking, and free wifi. It is situated 1.4 km from Igatpuri station and has a good rating. 


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    Update as on July 11, 2024: 

    Here is a Great news! , Monsoon Camping sessions have started at AquaNest Campsite in Igatpuri. If you are a parent and looking for Kids activities, AquaNest is the right place for you, this place has watersports like rafting, kayaking and much more along with Stargazing session at night. For exclusive booking, refer Mischief Treks website www.mischieftreks.com 

    Location
    Igatpuri Secret Camping and Water Sports, Sayde, Igatpuri, Maharashtra, India View on Map
    Cancellation, Rescheduling And Refund Policy
    • 90% will be refunded if canceled 15 days (360+ hrs) in advance.
    • 75% will be refunded if canceled 10 days (240+ hrs) in advance.
    • 50% will be refunded if canceled 05 days (120+ hrs) in advance.
    • 0% refund if canceled in less than 05 days (120 hours) of the event date and time.
    • 0% refund if the participant drops out, misses bus pickup, does not reach the meeting point on the scheduled date and time.

    If the event itself gets canceled, you will be given the option to switch to any other event or any other date, Or you can opt for 100% refund. If you need to cancel your current booking and/or reschedule your booking to any other date, it can be done free of cost if the rescheduling request is sent 120 hours prior to the trek. From 0hrs - 120 hours prior to the trek date and time free rescheduling is not permitted. It will be counted as cancellation done in less than 120hours of event date and time. It's a humble request, please do not give medical reasons, crib, argue or try to blackmail us if you drop out or cancel/reschedule the camping in the last 5 days. The basis of the cancelation policy is to protect the participant and the organizers from undue financial losses arising out of unforeseen situations. If the participant is expelled due to unacceptable behavior or breach of terms mentioned on this page, He/She does not qualify for any refunds. If the event gets canceled due to the medical/personal emergency of the organising team member, the participants will not have to suffer financial loss. Similarly, if there is a medical/personal emergency at the participant's end, the organizing team will not have to suffer financial loss.