02-03 Dec ’23
Camp Date
2 days

The mountain ridges of Sahyadris have attracted trekkers from Gujarat and Maharashtra since many years. These beautiful mountains have an amazing geography and history. Many forts have been built by the valiant rulers of the Peshwa dynasty on these mountains. Lush green locations, ruins of the forts and stories of victory and bravery makes these mountains a dream destination for historians, trekkers and nature enthusiasts.

Kandala is one such fort located in the Sahaydri between Selbari and Satmala range. The mountain had served as a watch tower to protect the highest fort of Maharashtra – Salher. The trek to top of Kandala starts from the base village Malgaon. As you climb up gradually on the ridge, you can see panoramic views of green fields, small hamlets and lakes studded between huge mountain ranges on both sides.

Kandla is a geographic wonderland and has a huge natural tunnel/puncture/hole on the ridge. It looks like a huge “hobbiton” hole and once you enter it, you can see breath-taking views of Hatgadh, Saptasrungi, Dhodap, Ikhara pinnacle etc of Satmala range and Salher, Salota, Hargad, Mulher etc. of Selbari Range on the other side. This is the biggest natural hole in a mountain in entire Maharashtra. The “puncture” is so big that at least 30 people can rest under it. While climbing the mountain, you can see the ruins of the fort, a goddess carved from the rock and many water cisterns. These must have served as water storages for huge troupes in the past however now, there is not enough water during the summers in these cisterns.

Kandala is undoubtedly one of the best forts in the Sahyadris and being less known to people; it generally lacks the attraction of huge crowds and hence is a cherry on top.

HURRY UP!! We want to give you a sense of being close to nature in its true meaning.


CAMP DATE02-03 Dec 2023
FEES₹ 2700/- person

Day 1

08:00 – Departure from Surat by Bus

Lunch at Saputara

16:00 – Reach at Base village
20:00 – Dinner (Maggi, Cake, Hot Chocolate), Tent Pitching and Campfire, Night Stay in tent


Day 2

05:30 – Wake up, Tea, Breakfast

06:30 – Trek to Kandala Fort, Enjoy view from needle hole & return trek to Base village
14:00 – Lunch at Saputara, River bath on the way if time permit.

19:00 – Surat with lovely memories….

  • Necessary Clothes
  • Trousers / Trek pant
  • Trekking/Sport Shoes (Compulsory)
  • Water bottle 1 lts x 2,
  • Torch
  • Cap/Hat
  • Shoulder Bag,
  • Sweater/Jacket
  • Bandana/Scarf
  • Towel, Napkin
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Re hydrant & Dry snacks
  • Sandals/Floaters
  • Toilet Accessories
  • Mosquito repellent cream – Odomos
  • Face Mask, Hand Sanitizer
  • Personal medicine if required
  • Alcohol, smoking and chewing pan masala are strictly prohibited.
  • Any valuable items brought to the camp like Binoculars and cameras to be brought at owners risk.
  • It will be the personal responsibility of the participants to take care of their belongings.
  • Medical facility in the form of first-aid will be available and best care of the participants will be taken.
  • Lady volunteers will accompany and take care of female participants.
  • The activities listed above are subjected to change.
  • Electric / Mobile / electronic entertainment gadgets are restricted.
  • Instructions from Guide should be strictly followed.
  • Do not bring any valuable to the camp. Binoculars and cameras to be brought at owners risk. It will be the personal responsibility of the participants to take care of their belongings.
  • Electric / Mobile / electronic entertainment gadgets are not encouraged.
  • If you have a history of any communicable or infectious disease, please mention.
  • No refund will be made against cancellation.
  • No refund will be given in case the camp gets cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, act of God or force majeure. In this case, the amount will be adjusted in any other camp of wilderness India and can be used in 2 years from the date of cancelled camp.

Camp Reviews

5.00 based on 4 reviews
January 25, 2021

A road trip, a few new faces, a game of antakshari,a few casual conversations, a night under the sky, melodious songs by the camp fire, beautiful sunrise with maggie and chai,green fields,mountain tops,clouds,a small hike ,a few photos , if you are looking for all this Wilderness Indias weekend trekk is the place to be!!!!!!!!!!!
Many thanks to all of you guys for a memorable weekend .

January 25, 2021

It was my first experience with wilderness! It was so much fun…we enjoyed a lot!
Thank You WILDERNESS INDIA for such an amazing trip!

November 9, 2020

Adrenaline rush felt at it’s best. Amazing trek experience. Thank you.

November 3, 2020


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