We all have our moments, happy moments, when everything seems just as it is, pristine, divine in unison with nature and our every deep breath. And such moments linger to our souls forever, smiling, resonating as we evolve through the rigmarole of working, living working.
Just one such moment is ‘Camp Redwoods’! Lingering, smiling and happy to be there. Welcome to an experience in outdoors. Out here we hear the song of the cuckoo all day, the chirping of parrots, experience the sunrise over the mountains, hark to the village life of going out there farming, walk amidst conifer forests and; if it matters; unlearn, unwind and relax.
Package Per Couple
Camping with activities
Camping without activities
Welcome drink on arrival (non-alcoholic)
Accommodation on Twin sharing Basis as per above package.
All meals 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner.
Morning and Evening Tea with Cookies.
1 child below 5 year complementary sharing same room without extra bed.
Children between 6 to 12 yrs charged @ 25% of the package cost and above 12 yrs @ 40% of the package cost sharing same room with extra bed.
Bonfire with light music.
Camp Redwoods provides 12 Swiss style cottage tents with attached bathrooms; in two blocks. Each Block has 6 tents pitched in a row.
The upper block has 6 tents of 18X24 space with 12X6 spacious bathroom. Each tent has 2 comfortable beds, chairs, table and an almirah. There is a charging point in each tent. The bathrooms are neatly tiled and stand on a wooden framework. The ceiling of the tent is 12 feet high. Guests are provided with quilts, Blankets, pillow, towel and bed sheets. The tent is ideally suited for a couple on twin sharing and arrangements can be done to accommodate more people by fixing extra beds in the tent.
The Lower block also has six tents of 18X12 space with 12X6 spacious bathroom. The other amenities remain the same except that the lower block tents do not have almirah in them.
A leisure holiday is everybody’s priority, however being interactive makes it experiential. The team at ‘Camp splendor’ focuses on providing safe and thrilling adventure activities in and outside the camp. All activities are under the supervision of qualified adventure instructors most whom are advanced certified mountaineering instructors from Mountaineering institutes from Manali and Uttarkashi. There are various activities in which one can indulge at the camp.
Hiking and Trekking
Shimla is a hiker’s paradise. The Shimla catchment sanctuary, the village of Mashobra, Shalli Tibba, Taradevi are all within a drivable distance from the camp.
Rope courses are an integral part of the activities at the camp. Rock climbing, Rappelling, valley crossing, zip line (flying fox) and Burma bridge activity sites exist just near the camp. For bridge slithering and river crossing we drive down to Ashwani Khud, just a 7 kms drive from the camp.
Numerous trails in Shimla make it a popular playground for cycling. The team at ‘Camp Splendor’ does host it’s own rides and cycling events; call them cycling specialists. The team would be glad to make your holiday special by taking you out there cycling. The camp has 15 mountain bikes of it’s own which the guests can use. Request for a map, directions and a cycling expert – all are at your service.
WHITE WATER RAFTING
White water rafting opportunity exists on the river Sutlej, at Tattapani. This is 48kms (approx 2 hours) from the camp. Make your Rafting experience even more thrilling by cycling downhill to the put up site all the way from the camp. The Sutlej is the fastest flowing river in India and rafting on it is an experience on grade 2 and 3 rapids. Though not like Ganga at Rishikesh, however Sutlej is a different experience in itself. The 18km stretch from Chabba to Tattapani takes all but 45 mins.
EXCURSIONS and DAY PICNICS
Shimla is built on seven hills. The team at camp splendor has extensive knowledge about Shimla’s heritage and flora and fauna. Nearby small villages and popular hill resorts are all within driving distance. Day excursions and picnics can be planned to make your holiday versatile – Be it a day trip to Chail (31kms), Narkanda (70kms) Mashobra/Craignano (18kms) Kufri (18kms) Shimla town (14kms – Viceregal lodge, museum, Chadwick falls, Glen, The Mall road, Jakhoo hill and Hanuman temple) Taradevi temple (18kms) Sankat Mochan, all these places can be visited from the camp.
Ropes Courses are today forming an integral part to any outdoor training programs. Initialy Ropes Courses formed a part of an Obstacle course used in the paramilitary forces for training. Today Ropes Courses are much more technical and involve a completely separate expertise.
A Burma Bridge is a simple rope bridge over a stream or an obstacle which was extensively used by Japanese army when they invaded India through Burma. Some bridges are more than 100 mtrs long and are constructed with ropes made of bark of trees and its branches. Many Himalayan states of India like Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and J & K still use such bridges across many rivers and streams.
Parallel Ropes & Swings
Parallel Ropes is just another version of a Burma Bridge which is much faster to construct but at the same time not as stable. Listen to the safety instructions carefully before attempting the Parellal ropes and Swings
This ladder is not as easy as it looks. A favorite with outdoor training programs, the Fidget Ladder is an interesting way to make a ladder using ropes and bamboo. All you have to do is cross over.
The Flying Fox / Zip Wire:
This exciting high rope course requires some guts and a feel for heights. Climb on to the Machaan hook into your harness, clip on to the pulley and jump. Simple !!!
A Zip wire is a frequently used exercise to teach people how to be daring and take that extra step in life.
Jumars are frequently used tools on mountaineering expeditions. This unique contraption is used to scale over hangs and steep inclines aided by one way friction control. Use these Jumars to climb the hanging rope.
Surrounded by farms on one end and a conifer pine hill on the other ‘Camp Redwoods’ is happily sitting on a farm at village Kawalag on the Mehli - Junga road in Shimla. 14 kms or a half hour drive from Shimla main town gets you to experience nature and splendor solace at the camp. If you are coming from Delhi give yourself 7 hours or a drive of 394kms before you unwind, and whilst coming from Chandigarh its 124 kms. Another route which we recommend is reaching Kandaghat on NH22 just after Solan, and taking a right turn towards Junga. From the junction at Kandaghat the camp is just 36 kms.