Camping at forts in Sahyadri mountains is always a fun, recently locals has realized importance of tourism facilitating guide, food & camping for trekkers.
Good for the reason that more and more people can enjoy nature, fun with friends by night camping, children can learn about nature . stars .. living without idiot box & gadgets …
Bad is that people who are not real trekkers began to spoil the campsites & forts, throwing plastic is a major concern, also spoiling monuments by writing names, plucking plants, cutting trees ! So local people also shall put on control on pollution which will also help them in long run to preserve the sites.
Anyway Camping at Harishchandragad is real fun, spending nights at Kokankada under the million star hotel with chilling winds and warm friends will be memorable experience …
So here is I have enlisted Hotels and Camping contact details which shall help you planning the visit.
Many local people are now providing ready installed tent accommodation at nominal cost.
You can also enjoy the local cuisine with flavor of vegetables found in jungle (This needs to be asked for, else they provide standard vegetables like potato, baingan, pithale)
Hotel Garwa – kokankada (contact Bhau Bharmal – 7507033350)
New numbers available – 9527612588, WhatsApp available 8928370632 (update 8 Feb 2017)
Hotel Kokankada.in (Contact Bhaskar 8308081939)
Hotel Moraya (Contact Dasharath Dhindale 9552299068 / 7709384701)
Hotel Rajyog (contact Kailash Bharmal 8390634612)
Hotel Sahyadri trekkers (contact Bharmal 7030208239 / 7066214669)
Hotel Sairaj (contact Popat Badad 7083741936 / 7507026119 / 7083741936)
Hotel Shri Ganesh (contact Chindhu Bharmal 8888027420)
Hotel Shri Nilkantheshwar (contact Houshiram Bharmal 9850878506)
Hotel Trekkers Point Kokankada (Contact Vikas Bharmal 7709826088 / 8412992429)
Hotel Nisarga Stall (Contact Kundalik Bharmal 9689054960 / 7507033466)
Hotel Rohidas Veg (Contact Trimbak Bharmal 8605325156 / 7007430176)
Hotel Taramati (Contact Tukaram Bhoir 9372108481, 9921425325, 9373897256)
Hotel Krushna (Pandharinath Bharmal 9657456920, 8806132640)
Hotel ShivKrupa (Rangnath Bharmal 7350746848, Ramdas Bharmal 7030208246)
I am sure this list of hotels at Harishchandragad & Kokankada will help you planning weekend camping 🙂