Vagabond Pyjama Party (A New Year's Camp)
Lake Arthur, Bhandardara (Maharashtra)
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- 2 Days 1 Nights
VAGABOND’S PYJAMA PARTY IS BACK!
Somehow, 2023 went really slow and really fast at the same time! Either way, we’re ready to start thinking about 2024. We’re gonna keep it simple, let nature do most of the work while we create a relaxed space for you to enjoy it. All you have to do is put on your best pyjamas, and head on over to Lake Arthur, Bhandardara!
We’re gonna bring in the new year just the way we like it—in the great outdoors, surrounded by people we love and some beautiful live music and fun mini-games to help us take a real break.
Even if you have never been camping before or you want to join this scene like Hans (solo), our Experience Managers will always be around to make sure you are comfortable.
Venue: Lake Arthur, Bhandardara (Maharashtra)
Check-in: 3:00pm, 31st December 2023
Check out: 10:00am, 1st January 2024
(Scroll down for more details regarding travel)
- Isolated campsite. It’s so isolated, that you can only get here by boat!
- No disturbances from other noisy parties
- Beautiful expansive view of Lake Arthur
- AC transport to and fro (Ex-Bombay)
- LIVE gig by Peaking Panda
- Sunset swim in the lake
- Boat rides on Lake Arthur
- Game stalls and group games
- Exciting prizes to be won through the night
- Traditional burning of the old man effigy
- 'Pyjama Party Catwalk' contest
Pillows, foam mats, and blankets
Evening Snacks, Dinner, Breakfast
(Veg & Non Veg village styled meals)
Day 1 | Sunday, 31st December, 2023
3:00 pm: Arrive at the boating dock at Bhandardara between 3-5 pm. If you are joining us on the private bus, we will be leaving Bombay between 10-11 am, depending on your pickup point (More deets on this below). We board the boats that will bring you to the campsite in groups.
4:00 pm: Once you arrive at the gorgeous campsite, you will be allotted your tent. When you’ve gotten comfortable, and had your chai-naashta, you can spend the rest of the evening swimming or chilling by the lake and catching a breathtaking sunset.
7:00 pm: After your swim, get ready to play a whole bunch of foolish but exciting games with the Vagabond EMs. I mean, you can also just sit and chill, but here’s the thing, every game you play brings you guaranteed prizes, and some of those prizes are straight-up irresistible!
9:00 pm: After all the shenanigans, we’re ready for the best part of the night—the music! We grab our delicious appetisers and gather around the stage for some live music by Peaking Panda. Trust us, his music WILL make you get up and dance. Soak in the vibes till we’re ready for dinner.
11:00 pm: As a rightful buildup to the new year, and sticking to our theme, we’ll get ready for the ‘Pyjama Party Catwalk’. Don your best pyjama and walk the ramp. The loudest cheers win the biggest prize!
12:00 am: At the stroke of midnight, as is tradition, we will burn the old man and say our final goodbyes to 2023. Since it’s gonna be freezing by the lakeside, we will continue chilling into the night around a campfire. With some roasted marshmallows, great company, and the sounds of music; this might just be the best way to spend the first few hours of the year.
Day 2 | Monday, January 1st, 2024
9:00 am: You wake up and get yourself some breakfast. Soak in the beauty of the place one last time, and board the boats, one group at a time, back to the dock.
11:00 am: We board our vehicles and go home, ready to take on whatever 2023 has to throw at us (hopefully)
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Vagabond started out as a project by four friends with a disdain for the ordinary. The idea was simple; take people out of their comfort zones. Not like Roadies, but just enough to bond them together through beautiful and authentic experiences. Happiness, as they say, is only real when shared. And share we did. The company was founded in 2014. As fresh Bachelor of Arts degree holders, companies were lining up to hire us fine gentlemen; we’re kidding. Fueled by entrepreneurial zeal, we started with small events in the city like heritage walks through Bombay’s old quarters. As musicians and travellers ourselves, we decided to marry these two loves of our lives. That is how the idea for the first Fields of Sound™ came about. Since then, it has only been onward and upwards for us. Since 2014, we’ve made friends like family through our journey. Our little ‘Vaga’-Fam. It’s safe to say, it’s been quite an adventure. One we would like you to join :)
-We will be traveling from Bombay to Bhandardara and back in an AC bus (limited seats available)
-Pick-ups in Bombay will begin from Chakala Metro (9:30 a.m.) with added pickups from Hiranandani Powai (10 a.m.) and Cadbury Thane (10:30 a.m.).
-We will check out from our campsite around 11 a.m. the next day and head back to Bombay.
-During both journeys, the bus will make lunch (not included) stops en route.
-We will reach out to you via WhatsApp to coordinate your pick-ups closer to the event.
-Stay will be in portable camping tents on a double-sharing basis
-A foam mat, pillow, and blankets will be provided
-High Tea: Pakoda/Bhajiya, Tea, Coffee
-Appetizers: Veg and Non-Veg Starters
-Dinner: Jeera Rice, Dal Fry, Shahi Paneer, Village-Style Chicken Curry, Chapati, Papad
-Breakfast: Tea, Coffee, Poha, Vada Pav, Bhurji Pav
(If you require Jain food options, please inform us in advance)
-Live Music by Peaking Panda
-Midnight campfire + Smores
-Free game stalls and Vagabond prizes
-Group icebreaker games
-Burning the old man at midnight
-Sunset and sunrise dips in the lake
-Boat rides across Lake Arthur to our campsite and back
-Drinking water at the campsite
-Access to life jackets for swimming in the lake
-Clean and hygienic Western washrooms
-Basic medical and first-aid kit assistance
-Experienced local guides
-Event hosting by Vagabond EMs
THINGS TO CARRY
- Extra pair of clothes
- Insect repellent
- Your best pyjama
- Drinking water for the bus journey
- Drinks and snacks (BYOB)
- Reusable water bottle
- Warm clothes (it gets chilly and windy after sundown)
- Personal medication
- Photo ID card
- Optional: Camera, power bank, slippers, musical instruments, playing cards etc
HOW TO REACH
- If you're joining us on our bus from Bombay, you'll find all the pickup details below.
- If you’re opting for PUBLIC TRANSPORT, you can board a central line train from Bombay and get off at Kasara station. From there you will have to take a taxi (that can take up to 8 passengers) to Bhandardara. It is a minimum 2-hour journey from Kasara station to Bhandardara. The taxis will stay overnight and drop you back to Kasara the next day. This would cost approximately Rs. 4,000/- per taxi
- Tell them to drop you at the Bhandardara toll booth: https://goo.gl/maps/7GEQoroFiFUkoPG98 You need to be here between 3:00pm to 5pm
- If you’re opting for PRIVATE TRANSPORT, map your way to this location https://goo.gl/maps/7GEQoroFiFUkoPG98 between 3:00pm to 5pm and contact a Vagabond EM (we’ll send you details closer to the date)
- There will be a lot of traffic as you enter Bhandardara post 4pm.
- However, our campsite is isolated and can be accessed only by a boat ride across Arthur Lake.
- Since the campsite is only accessible by boat and the boat service is discontinued post sundown, it is possible that you may not be able to reach the campsite after 6 pm or when it gets dark.
- We request all self-drive participants to plan their travel accordingly.
Policy and Terms
-30 days prior to the date of departure: 10% will be deducted
-15 days prior to the date of departure: 50% will be deducted
-7 days prior to the date of departure: 70% will be deducted
-1 week to the date of departure: No refund
Terms and Conditions
Q: Does the campsite have a parking facility?
A: Yes, there is a huge ground that is dedicated to our guests to park their vehicles. Feel free to drive or ride down to the campsite. Our EMs will assist you with the parking.
Q: How safe is the campsite?
A: Our campsite is a private property that has a dedicated staff running the place. No outsiders (non-campers) will be allowed to intrude on the property during the course of the event.
Q: Is Jain food available?
A: Yes, Jain food can be provided on prior request.
Q: Is alcohol permitted?
A: Yes, you may carry your own alcohol, however, no alcohol will be sold at the venue. Beware of security checks at toll booths and attain the requisite alcohol permits.
Q: Will cold drinks be sold at the venue?
A: Unfortunately not. Please bring your own mixers and drinks.
Q: Will there be any cooling facility at the venue?
A: No fridge/cooler will be at the disposal of the public. You may carry your own ice boxes etc if you please.
Q: Is this event safe for children?
A: Definitely. Persons below 12 years of age have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Persons below 18 years of age should either be accompanied by a parent/guardian or provide us with written permission from their parent/guardian.
Q: Is this camp pet-friendly?
A: You're more than welcome to bring all of your family members to this camp :)
Q: Will there be phone reception at the venue?
A: All network providers (except Jio) have decent connectivity at this campsite.
Q: Is it compulsory to wear pyjamas?
A: Not reaaaally. But it would be great if you do. After all, it’s a pyjama parday! Also, there is a prize for ‘Best Pyjama’. Shhh, don’t tell anyone.
Q: Where will the Bombay transport pick up and drop us?
A: Scroll up and refer to the ‘Inclusions’ section to know where you can be picked from. Or just hit us up and we’ll clear your doubts.
Q: Will there be charging points at the campsite?
A: Unfortunately not. Please carry a power bank.
Q: Can I join this camp solo? How will I be accommodated in tents?
A: Sure, hop in! You will be accommodated with other solo male/female campers.
Q: What will the weather be like?
A: It would be around 30 during the day and 13 at night (according to weather forecasts).
Q: Can I bring my own tent and sleeping arrangements?
A: Since we have a limited camping area, this, unfortunately, won’t be possible.