If this photograph evokes any longing for adventure in your heart, this blog post is for you! We recently spent a wonderful weekend at Yamunavan Camps, Dahanu. Just about 3 hours away from Bombay, Dahanu Road is a quiet town, unhurried and beautiful, laden with a stunning beach and sprawling greenery till your eyes could see.

The campsite is located in a chikoo farm, spread across acres of land
The entry to the kitchen area of the campsite is a beautiful trail in itself

Last month, we travelled to this quaint place and spent an evening by the beach ~ chasing crabs, watching the sun melt into the sea, beach-combing, and just walking under the tall trees by the beach. After the gorgeous sunset, we headed towards Dahanu East, where the campsite is located. If you’re in the mood for some nature loving and yet not ready for a rustic camping experience, here’s how you achieve that balance. Glamping aka glamour camping is the answer! At Yamunavan Camps, one gets the taste of adventure with a pinch of luxury.

Summer haze…

The campsite is located in a Chikoo farm (Dahanu is known for this fruit and the place also celebrates Chikoo Festival in February every year). There are a number of tents under the lush green Chikoo trees that were laden with fruits. We had our fair share of the cool shade as well as the sweet fruits. We spent the day amidst nature, living in a tent, waking up to birds chirping, eating authentic Maharashtrian food, playing games, cycling around the farms, star gazing, and indulging in all things natural, away front the cacophony of city life.

A good dose of nature therapy is all we need over the weekends to survive a week, perhaps! Here are some pictures by Wishwas Srivastav to take you on a nature trail with us:


Let’s go darting!


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Women cleaning a bunch of chikoo at the farm

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Keep calm and camp on!

The campsite is owned and maintained by Mayuresh Phatak, who is working earnestly towards building a good hospitality culture in Dahanu and developing the place as a tourist destination. He has big plans for his town and if things go well, Dahanu will soon be on the water adventure sports map of India.

Not only does this campsite offer an off beat experience, they even host parties and take big group bookings. If you’re willing to visit this lovely campsite, this experience is just a call away.

Contact: +91 9920690508