is unique and rugged adventure camp, surrounded by the thick jungle,
where tourists and travelers alike can feel truly one with Nature.
Not a sound except the chorus of the jungle. Here you can totally
unwind and rediscover your true self.
The Old Magazine House is located on
Londa - Dandeli Road. The entire camp is covered with thick
tree-growth constituting the Reserve Forest, which is out of bounds
for the general public. The Govt. ownership ensures total peace and
tranquility to the weary traveler residing in our camp.
The camp is situated approximately 1,800 feet above sea level and
blessed with a salubrious climate round the year.
We offer 2 types of accommodation
“Ethnic Bamboo Huts” with mud plaster. Built on stilts with
split-level interiors. The construction is rugged and made in the
local style with sleeping facility for 3 to 5 people and a
full-fledged attached bathroom for each hut. Hot water is available
according to timings. These huts are located on slope, overlooking
the thickly forested hill ranges.
The dormitory has semi-private cubicles, sleeping 4 people in each
on teak wood bunk beds. The dormitory can accommodate 24 people.
There are 4 common bathrooms and toilets in this facility.
The accommodations have basic electric lighting an ethereal sight at
night, illuminate the paths. The whole theme is “to be part of
nature yet not compromise on the essential needs”. Privacy of
individuals is recognized and respected.
Dining is arranged on a large terrace above the Magazine House, with
plenty of space for casual movement. The furniture is all rustic and
made of solid wood, with your convenience and taste in mind. One can
also relax on the low cushioned seating along the sides of the
parapet at the terrace and gaze at the starry night sky whilst
listening to the hooting of the owl. Cooking is done in the kitchen
below and quickly brought up piping-hot through a spiral staircase.
For needs like tea, real south Indian Coffee, toast, eggs, snacks,
etc, there is the service counter at the side of dinning area.There
is also an option to relax and dine under a big tree nearby in
easy-chairs around a camp-fire at night.
Activities :For the adventure sport buffs, the camp offers a host of
activities such as whitewater rafting on Kali River, Kayaking,
Mountain biking, Trekking. Mountain biking, jungle safaris and
trekking are the other activities.
Wildlife :The camp is
surrounded by some of the finest moist deciduous forests. These
forests support a fine assortment of wildlife. Though sighting of
large mammals is infrequent, the occasional Sambar, Wild Dog,
Malabar Giant Squirrel, and the Flying Squirrel are seen. However,
the lack of mammal sighting is more than compensated by the plethora
of birds that are seen here. Even while being in the camp one can
see endemics like the Malabar Grey Hornbill and the Malabar Pied
Hornbill let alone the flycatchers, orioles, babblers and the Shama.
Besides these, the Flying Lizard or the Draco is also frequently
seen in these forests. For those interested in lesser fauna, there
is plenty of interesting things around to see and learn.