Overnight Camping and Strawberry Picking Adventure
Camp in the mountains, swim in the river and wake up to a fun day of Strawberry Picking straight from a farm, just a short drive from Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani.
Duration: 1 Night / 2 Days
Location: Wai, Satara
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How to get the freshest strawberries? Pluck them yourself of course! Camp in the mountains at a scenic riverside location, and visit a local Strawberry Farm the next day, where you can pluck strawberries to take home.
The Campsite offers a whole bunch of activities to make the most of your stay, right from swimming in the river and bamboo raft rides, to local village-style meals for lunch. Enjoy 2 days of adventure and nature in this value-filled Overnight Camping Package that is suitable for all age groups.
Tent Stay (with bedding)
Lunch, evening tea and snacks on Day 1, tea and breakfast on day 2
500 gms strawberry box per person
Shared Washrooms and Tent Toilets with running water
Common Space for recreation
All meals are village cooked (enjoy local flavours)
Shared amenities like Chairs, Tables and Gazebos
Archery and Rifle shooting equipment for use
Bamboo raft ride
Motorboat ride (subject to availability)
You will need to arrange for your transport to Wai and back. The seller can arrange for pickup and drop from Wai bus depot at an additional cost if informed in advance.
At the location the Village Gram Panchayat has given activity permissions only till 12 am, so all the campers have to wind up strictly after 12 am; No chatting, discussing, singing inside or outside tents after 12 am; all campers have to sleep compulsorily.
Please respect the privacy of other campers. No music after 10 pm, you can always listen to music using your headphones if you like. Any person or group found flouting the same would be asked to leave the campsite without any refunds.
Bottle water will be provided for drinking and borewell water for cooking.
Age Limit: Participants must be 8 years of age or older. Children below 8 years can accompany their parents/guardians, but will not be allowed to take part in the Strawberry plucking activity.
Physical Requirements: You should be able to walk comfortably without any support.
Cancellation Policy: 7 Days prior to the Experience Date – 30% cancellation fee
5-6 Days prior to the Experience Date – 50% cancellation fee
Less than 5 Days prior to the Experience Date – No Refund
Reschedule Policy: No Reschedule allowed.
12 pm: Check in and tent allocation
1 pm: Lunch – Veg Buffet.
2-4.30 pm: Swim in the river with life jackets, bamboo raft ride
5.30 pm: Evening Tea with Snacks (2 Desi Vada Pav)
6.30 pm: Try archery, Air rifle, Darts.
7.30 – 8.30pm: – DIY barbecue, we provide 200 gms marinated chicken for Non-Vegetarians and paneer + potatoes for Vegetarians.
9 – 10.30 pm – Dinner ( Veg or Non-Veg Buffet)
10.30 pm – Group Campfire (no music allowed after 10 pm)
12 am Wind-up
8.30 – 9.30 am Breakfast – Tea and Upma / Pohe.
10 am: Leave for the farms with your own vehicle (5 mins drive from Campsite – car pooling is essential owing to limited parking space at the farm)
10 – 11 am: Pluck your own strawberries (under farmers supervision). Children below 8 years of age will not be allowed to pluck but can accompany their Parents.
11 am – 12 pm: Check out.
Wai is approximately 250 kms from Mumbai around 4.5 hrs drive and 90 kms from Pune around 2 hrs drive
Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani are at a driving distance from Wai
The strawberry season starts from December and mostly lasts up to April.
Travelling by your own private transport would be ideal as hiring vehicles locally will turn out expensive.