I love offbeat places and Rajgarh is one such place.Camp Bodhisatva is a perfect place for relaxing and enjoy peaceful leaving.The roads are well connected to Rajgarh. Smooth road till Solan or Dharampur-rest 50 kilometers of hilly road with patches of bad road but you can easily ignore these. A very well maintained camp location with good washrooms makes it an ideal destination for travelers who look to escape from the hustle of cities and conventional tourist places.Slow travel is perfectly justified and you seem to stay there for few more days and enjoy the tranquility of the place. The fruit trees just next to your tent makes it attractive even further. I would love to visit this place again.
Pictures clicked by my ride mate-Yuvraj Jaipal
Really awesome place for camping, this place is actually a hidden treasure meant for relaxing. Comfortable tents with lamps and charging point, nice food, courteous staffs, great adventurous activities. A special note for Dharam & Arun, the staff cum activity instructor, very helpful and expert guides.
Though reaching this place take a toll on the car (around 50kms of rough hilly drive off NH22 ), but the serene and quiet location makes it up for that. You can have a blast here if you are in group esp.
This book title by Thomas Hardy best summarizes Camp BodhiSatva. I am a journalist who lives in Delhi and was in between jobs when I chose to visit here. It was the best decision I ever made. My neighbor, his wife and their 5-year-old daughter also chose to come along with us. It's been a year and they have been pestering me to visit the place once again - even if it means hopping jobs once again. The personal tents and the evening bonfire especially get my brownie points. The food and service is top class, considering it's rare to find it in the middle of a jungle. Tug along your guitar and your books if you want. I took along my camera and captured some unique flora and fauna on my lens.
Unfortunately TripAdvisor doesn't allow you to make multiple choices and I had to choose between Friends and Family to decide what sort of trip this was. Well, having gone to Camp Bodhisatva with my family and friends and their families....you get the point. Since my kids were always with my friends' kids and me and my wife were always with our friends, I chose Friends in the options.
Drove to Rajgarh in our respective cars with kids together with their respective friends and us college friends together in one small car (mine) and their husbands left together driving the other cars filled with kids. Camp Bodhisatva was a nice surprise hidden in the midst of pine trees and the uphill drive till their parking area was an adventure in itself. Then on it was two and a half days' relaxation and short walks around the camp feasting one's eyes on the greenery, the flowers, the butterflies, the birds and the bees (no pun intended). Evenings were spent chatting up on the day's events at the buffet dining area, and the nights saw us sitting around the bonfire for hours, singing, playing guitar and just letting the city stress slowly ebb out of our system.
The kids were on an adventure trip of their own, walking down to the nearby stream with Dharam bhaiya, doing a little rock climbing or just dipping their feet in the cool stream water and letting the tiny fish nibble at their feet giving them all a tingly pedicure. Of course there was also a competition to see who attracted the most fish. Later the grown ups got together with the kids and we all were led to a nearby waterfall down the stream where we all had a blast in the water. Even the normally reserved ones amongst us took off their shirts and joined us when they saw the amount of fun they were missing out on.
Kids had a more adventurous time later with burma bridge, tarzan swing and other such activities, though we missed out on rappeling as we had to leave early. Well, that's one more reason to visit Camp Bodhisatva later.
The tents are very good, the food is great, the staff excellent and Dharni gave us good directions for our way out which took us through the most picturesque drive I have done till now. Watch this space for more when we return later for more fun.
Well friends I just visited this camp, As expected the standards of Questrails (camp Bodhi Satva), this is one of the best camps I have visited. This is hidden and cant be seen from road, but once you enter the camp site it just mesmerizes you, the staff especially Dharni, is always welcoming the guests with open arms. You get the best of services, Tents are of good quality, Food is Just AMAZING, but one highlight is the water stream which is flowing next to the camp, I swear this stream is hardly 1 feet deep but is just picture perfect, you dont need to go to switzerland to see this kind of beauty. 11 KMS ahead of camp there is a waterfall, which needs not to be missed, well friends if you have time just visit this and you need not to visit kempty falls in Mussoorie, this fall is just way better than that. So enjoy your time with Camp Bodhisatva.