Natural bounty is not always obscure. It often just takes some exploring. Green Hill Estate khopoli is serentiy at its best! Raised some 100 feet above a lake and with a backdrop of the local hills, you will be transported much further than the 80km that you have driven from the city madness.
When you choose to camp, you are looking for a challenge! and this is a challenge to slow down! To experience and to explore. The location is charming and Big Red Tent adds the touch of amenities needed to make your experience familiar!
Its not often that we experiment with our vacations, but here we
encourage it. From living in tents, building a campfire, grilling your
dinner or a sleepy afternoon in a hammock, once you have enjoyed
camping, you will want to introduce others to the idea. It is what
"Happy Campers" do!
A day at the campground is simple, but a walk or yoga in the
morning, pitching your tent on time just before sundown and firing up
your barbeque grill and campfires just after the sun sets is the discipline of
camping. Imagine the crackling of burning wood followed by an even
yellow glow across the campground in the evening. This is the pride of
Our sites are private and each site has a plug point for your cellphone, or if you must, your laptop. Ask for a luggage tent make yourself at home! We promise an ambience and we provide an experience.
Our common areas have games and puzzles, and once you
get to them you will be playing late into the night! Ask us for our
library and sketch zone along with other do it yourself activity ideas that will guide and enrich your experience.
Showers and WCs are common to campers. These are maintained to high standards with ample
Being (also read existing) with nature is the core theme at Big Red
Tent. We are located at driving distances from Mumbai and Pune. We gurantee quiet times among the sounds of nature coupled with activities tailored to our destination
Mornings have pleasant ambling and a rizing buzz as our guests emerge from their tents.
You can attempt some yoga or meditation with the rising sun.
A walk down to the lake is beautiful at this time. It is a 10 minute trek but with no cellphone connectivity at the spot, it is quality time to lose yourself.
You are most welcome to have a breakfast cookout. Plan simple recipes from the food section on this website. There's nothing like a baked beans, scrambled eggs or fresh cup of coffee to kickstart a day in the outdoors.
You can of course dig into the board games or puzzles or continue reading that novel that you put down at sunset.
Do spend the time looking for a shaded spot to brave the afternoon sun.
Evenings are spectacular as guests emerge from the shade by about 4:30 in the evening. The campground is bathed in a golden glow.
You have a few hours of light in which to play a game of football or cricket or volleyball or just toss around a frizbee
The evening is also time to pitch tents. Do this before its too dark. Don't worry we will remind you.
Dusk by the lake is also beautiful and you should probably head there with your evening cup of tea
Pitch in to get the campfire going or spend those last few hours of light with a novel in a hammock
Kids of course will have ample opportunity to run around in abandon
Nights the the most exciting time at the campground. As it gets a little chilly, sitting by a campfire is a pleasure
If you have prepared a barbecue, this is where you test your skills. Regardless you will probably enjoying a grilled meal in the evening
You will of course meet other campers around the campfire and maybe exchage a story
Nights are restful and sky gazing, or a night stroll or even a night hike are possible.
Finally sleeping in tents is an experience by itself.
You are camping, and its your own time in the outdoors. Plan it to enjoy it.
There are at least three meals that you need to plan for your stay at Big Red Tent Khopoli. While a simple breakfast fare is offered, you will want to plan lunch, dinner and an evening snack.
If you don't want to do your own meals, This is what we offer:
Barbeques are offered on most evenings Veg barbeque We have jacket potatoes, sweet potatoes (on availability), corn (on availability), mushrooms (on availability), paneer and assorted vegetables. With dal, rice and chutney this makes for a sumptuous meal. Additionally for a Non-veg barbeque we have 300g of tandoori chicken per person
A Village cooked meal can be arranged for you if we have enough takers at Rs.250 per. head.
A simple breakfast is included with your camping charges. Available from 9:00am through 10:30 am.
Tea will be available on the house in the morning with breakfast and evening at 5:00pm
What you should do for a more fulfilling camping experience:
Your own barbecue meal. Recipes are here Veg BBQ Ideas & Non-Veg BBQ Ideas. We have bbq grills and ice boxes so you can store your BBQ for an evening barbecue
Cookout. Guests have made great meals at the campground. With a little effort this can be the highlight of your trip! Ask us for a stove (Rs.100 for a meal) if you want to cook. We will help you however we can!
Sandwich lunch. A light sandwich lunch with dry ingredients and cheeses is a great idea! You can carry this to a late afternoon snack with tea as well! Baked beans work very well too!
Carry snacks to munch through the day between meals You will tend to get hungry and fruit is always a refresher Snack Ideas
Drive out for a meal Iconic eateries of the yesteryears including Sunny da Dhaba and Ramakant vada-pav are within reach and if you thought pizza was the last thing you could get around here, think again, dominoes has an outlet in lonavala some 20 km from the camp!(this is just an anecdote, it is quite inconvenient to get pizza from lonavala. we'd rather you dry our pizza recipe mentioned in our recipe ideas)
This winter Big Red Tent promises to deliver the camping experience with just a little added amenity. You can enjoy a close connect with the outdoors with us the winter with campfires, barbecues and an ambience that you have come to love!!
As an introduction to camp life we provide tents, a sleeping kit, access to our common areas and games, a site rental, a simple breakfast and an experience to cherish all packaged into one price.
New Years Eve (31st December) 2013 at Big Red Tent Khopoli
Camping, Outdoor BBQs, Campfires, and a trek to catch the first sunrise of 2013!
Checkin - 4:00pm on 31st December 2012 | Checkout Noon on 1st January 2013
incl. BBQ on 31st Night, breakfast on 1st Morning, camping rentals, AM trek to the sunrise of 2013
Adults Rs. 4300
Kids (below 8) Rs. 2400
Christmas week (22nd December - 30th December) 2012 at Big Red Tent Khopoli
Checkin - 4:00pm | Checkout Noon
incl. BBQ, breakfast and an AM trek every morning
Adults Rs. 2100
Kids (below 8) Rs. 1200
For other dates, the below tariff is applicable
Weekend Rates: These are applicable on Weekends (Friday - Sunday) and on bank holidays
Camping(Overnight):Rs.1500* (per person) per
night. Rs.950 each* for children under 8 yrs
Day Trips: If you decide to visit us for a day, our charges would be Rs. Rs.900* per person for adults and kids
Weekday Rates: These are applicable on Weeknights (Monday - Thursday) except long weekends/bank holidays. Please check with us to confirm weekday tariffs
Camping(Overnight):Rs.1150* (per person) per
night. Rs.750 each* for children under 8 yrs
Overnight Camping: A night of camping this winter has a recommended check-in time of 4pm and a checkout time of 11:00am. You can request a late checkout and we will be very happy to oblige if we have room. We also include breakfast on the 2nd Day in our pricing.
Day Trips: Our day trips have a check-in time of 9am and a checkout time of 4:00pm. We will provide lunch and chilling space to our day-trippers. They will also have access to our facilities.
Food - What we offer:
A simple breakfast is included with your camping charges. Available 9:00am through 10:00 am.
Tea and coffee will be available on the house in the morning with breakfast and evening at 5:00pm
A Village cooked meal can be arranged for you if we have enough takers at (Rs.250 for adults and Rs.150 for kids)
Barbeques are offered on most evenings(Rs. 350 for adults and Rs.150 for kids).Non-veg barbeque has 300g of chicken & Veg barbeque has paneer and assorted vegetables. With dal, chutney and roti this makes for a sumptuous meal. Further we have potatoes, sweet potatoes or corn as per availability to grill at the campfire.
For further options and recommendations look at our food section
*We provide discounts of Rs. 200 for your own tent and 150 per head for your own sleeping bag!
Please call +91 99305 82878 for booking and queries.
We require prior booking and payment to help us plan to service you.
Cash at our Mumbai Office:
109 Unique Industrial Estate,
Opp Siddhivinayak Temple,
Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400025   Direct Deposit or Bank Transfer to our HDFC account
Bank Name - HDFC Bank
Account Holder - Big Red Tent | Account No- 00122000008444
Branch- Prabhadevi (400025) | Bank/ branch code- 400240006
IFSC/ MIRC code (for RTGS/ NEFT transfer)- HDFC0000012
Please let us know once you make the payment, to confirm receipt and your booking at the campground.
Approach the Mumbai-Pune Expressway via dadar.
Our directions start from McDonalds at Panvel where the Mumbai-Pune Expressway starts from Mumbai
Zero your trip meter at the beginning of the Expressway (at McDonalds)
8.6km - See A sign for the khopoli/shedung DO NOT TAKE THIS EXIT 14.3km - Pass through the Bhatan Tunnel. Drive forward till you also pass through the Shedung Tunnel 32.5km - Khalapur Toll (84Rs.) Cross the toll and bear left. YOU NEED TO TAKE THE EXIT IN 400m 32.9km - Take the Khopoli Exit 33.6km - You have hit the road after the exit - Turn right and take the bridge that takes you over the Expressway 34.3km - Arrive at a road junction, take the road going towards Pali (look for Mayuri Restaurant; the road to pali is just to the left of it) 37.5km - Look for "Mirkutwadi" and turn right after Bhumika Beer Shop 41.6Km - You will notice a red colored gate and a left entry into village usroli or bhokarpada 42.2Km - Passing a large gate to your left lined with bouganvillas(do not enter this gate) and a small bridge you will come to a junction with a mud track on the left. Take the mud track continue for about 500m and drive carefully to reach the Campground
From Pune - Take the Pune-Mumbai Expressway and cross the lonavala Toll - Go ahead till you a see a board for Khopoli on your left. Take this Exit - Ask for pali phata or mayuri restaurant - Follow directions above from Pali-phata onwards above
Big Red Tent (Booking Office)
109 Unique Industrial Estate,Opp Siddhivinayak Temple,Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400025
Hussain - 9930582878 | firstname.lastname@example.org
TENT ETIQUETTE 1. No Shoes in the Tent 2. No cooking or Smoking in the Tent 3. Please pitch a tent only with a ground sheet below it 4. Pitch the Tent at a safe distance from the campfire
CAMPGROUND RULES 1. Please respect silent hours (11:00pm to 7:00am) 2. Please drive at max 5km/hr in the campground premises. 3. Our timings are: Check-in between 8am and 8pm & Check-out by 10:30am the next day for a night of camping. We enjoy your company at the campground and we don't have very strict check-out timing rules. All the same, if we need to allot the site to guests coming post checkout time we will request you to vacate. 4. Please respect others privacy and do not tresspass on other people's sites 5. Playing music at the campground is not permissible. 6. No unauthorised electrical appliances at the campground. Please check with the manager before using your devices. 7. Pets are not allowed at the campground. 8. Swimming in the River is dangerous and strictly forbidden. Any person entering the river does so at their own risk. 9. We require a 3 hour intimation to arrange meals 10. Meal Timings are 8-9:30am, 12:30-2pm & 8-9:30pm 11. Please leave the Tents pitched and the sleeping bags in the tents for our checkout procedure. Please ensure that you return all rental items before leaving the campground and leave your campsite neat & tidy.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What exactly do i get when i rent a campsite?
You get a space furnished with a picnic table. You will also get a tent based on the number of people and sleeping kits for each person. Further this gives you access to all our amenities and common areas as well as service in the outdoors!
What if i have my own tent and no sleeping bags?
You are most welcome to bring your own equipment. We want to encourage experienced campers!.
You will get a per person discount of Rs.200 for your tent and Rs.150 for your sleeping bags.
What is the weather like? Do we need to carry any special kind of clothing?
Be prepared for the outdoors. The evenings can get chilly in winter. A single sweater should do the trick. The afternoons can get warm through the year, so carry some light clothing too! Refer to our PREP KIT pdf for details on what to carry.
Are there a lot of bugs, snakes and creepy crawlies around?
You will encounter sounds and creatures of nature. They respect our presence. Watch your step in the dark and use mosquito repellant and you should be fine. Your tent is sealed to not allow any insects in. Ensure that you close the door, and you will have a pleasant night's stay
Are there electrical plug points available?
Each site is equipped with a plug point where you can charge a mobile or use a fan. This is NOT meant for any heavy equipment.
Is there cell phone signal?
Yes. But please have your phones on low volume to respect your neighbours.
What about drinking water?Can we buy some basic supplies at the campground in case we've
Drinking water and Mineral water will be available at the campground. A camp store with basic camping supplies is available.
Do you accept credit/debit cards?
Not at the moment. We will be offering this facility soon in Mumbai. At the site payment will be in cash only.
Do you have sites so a group can camp together?Do you offer any discounts for booking the entire campground?
Contact us about group camping for 20 adults or more. We will work something out!
Do you allow dogs?/pets? What's Petiquette?
We do not allow pets at present. We will experiment with pet days. Do leave your contact details with us.
We have some board games, books, toys etc that we dont use any more. Can we donate them to BRT?
I have a beautiful 5 acre plot of land not too far from mumbai - do you have any franchisee options available for Big Red Tent?
We are on the lookout for people to take the camping idea forward. Do contact us if you would like to talk about a business opportunity.