Doladanga Backpackers' Camp

Doladanga Backpackers' Camp

Doladanga is a small village situated in rural regions of Purulia district in West Bengal. This tiny hamlet with only 13 houses in situated in the serene green forest just opposite the famous mukutmanipur dam. The Sonajhuru forest surrounding the small hamlet, the beautiful kangsabati lake and the simplicity of a tribal life make this place a peaceful refuge where your heart will want to come back again and again.

Overview

The Doladanga Backpackers' Camp located in the middle of a sonajhuri forest is your refuge in the lap of nature. Our cottages will provide you a comfortable stay with a peek into the tribal lifestyle. Apart from this we have tents which will add adventure to your stay. 

 

Feed your Backpacking Soul

11:00 A.M. Check in Welcome Drinks (Nimbu Pani)

01:30 P.M. Lunch (Rice, Dal, Vegetable Curry, Fish Curry)

06:00 P.M. Evening Snacks (Vegetable Pakora, Puffed Rice, Tea)

09:00 P.M. Dinner (Rice/Roti, Dal, Vegetable Curry, Chicken Curry)

08:00 A.M. Breakfast (Puri, Vegetable Curry, Tea)

 

You can reach Doladanga Backpackers' Camp following two different routes. 

 

Route 1: Recomended 

Kolkata to Bankura (170 Km)

Bankura to Manbazar (60 Km)

Manbazar to Doladanga Backpackers' Camp (12 Km)

 

Route 2:

Kolkata to Purulia (250 Km)

Purulia to Manbazar (53 Km)

Manbazar Doladanga Backpackers' Camp (12 Km)


Nearby locations:

Mathaburu Hills (Ayodhya): 78 Kms. 

Jhilimili: 50 Kms.

Bishnupur: 100 Kms.

Garpanchkot: 95 Kms. 

Mukutmonipur: 15 Kms (Route has ferry)

 

 

 

Apart from the serenity of nature, this camp has much more to offer. From boat rides in the lake to Baul songs, tribal dance and jungle walks Doladanga will satiate your desire to experience something new.

The best part for Backpackers Camp is its campfire where you get a wonderful chance to interact with the local people, listen to their stories while make some new friends. Also the magical beauty of the Kangsabati lake in the middle of a jungle in moonlit night is something that can surely take your breath away.

With a population of only 52 people known as the Mudikora Tribe, the village of Doladanga is rich in it’s tribal culture. The main livelihood of the people farming and fishing. Being an integral part of responsible tourism, Izifiso always focuses on lending a helping hand in developing the places they touch. In Doladanga, Izifiso is employing only the local people for all the area where manpower is needed. It helps in betterment if the livelihood of the people as well as empower them and make them more confident.

  • Where is Doladanga Backpackers' Camp?

Doladanga is a small village situated in rural regions of South-Eastern Purulia in West Bengal. Manbazar is the best-known location, which lies just 12 km north from the Doladanga Camp. You will find Doladanga Backpackers' Camp in the middle of Sonajhuri Jungle just beside the beautiful Kangsabati lake (Click here for Google location).

 

  • How to reach Doladanga from Kolkata?

Route 1: Reach Bankura by bus or train > From Bankura take public transport or book a personal vehicle and reach Manbazar/Doladanga > from Manbazar take public transport or book a personal vehicle up to Backpackers’ Camp.

Route 2: Reach Purulia by bus or train > From Purulia take public transport or book a personal vehicle and reach Manbazar/Doladanga > from Manbazar take public transport or book a personal vehicle up to Backpackers’ Camp.

 

 

  • What is the distance from Kolkata to Mousuni Island?

Doladanga is approximately 357 km from Kolkata (via Purulia); 284 km (via Bankura).

 

  • How can I book the Backpackers’ Camp and what is the booking price?

You can book directly from Izifiso site by clicking “BOOK DOLADANGA BACKPACKERS’ CAMP” in the camp section. Click on your stay option to check availability in your dates and then click on the “Book Your Stay Now” button and fill in the details. In case you are trying to book from mobile, you will have to check availability directly from the booking page

 

  • What does Doladanga Backpackers’ Camp trip package include?

Doladanga Backpackers’ Camp focuses mainly on experience. Once your booking is done we will take care of your stay and food. We serve packaged drinking water in our campsite for and organize campfire regularly after sunset. You can add shaal chicken during your campfire by paying extra and for that, you have to inform our camp-in-charge well in advance. Evening lakeside walk or sonajhuri jungle walk can be a very good addition to your stay at Doladanga Backpackers’ Camp.

 

  • What are the different kinds of accommodation available in Doladanga Backpackers’ Camp?

Izifiso Backpackers’ Camp gives you a couple of accommodations: tents and mud cottages/mud huts.

Tents - Maximum 3 people can stay easily in these tents. Rs. 1200/- per head per day including stay, food, campfire, and packaged drinking water.

Mud Cottages/Mud Huts - Maximum 3 people can stay easily in these huts. Rs. 1400/- per head per day including stay, food, campfire, and packaged drinking water.

 

 

  • Do I need to pay the full amount in advance for booking of Doladanga Backpackers’ Camp?

During booking, you will get 2 options: Half and Full payment. If you choose half payment option, you have to pay the remaining amount before the day of your trip. We try to avoid spot booking and cash collection at Doladanga Backpackers’ Camp.

 

  • What are the Washroom & Toilet facilities on the Doladanga Backpackers’ Camp?

 In the tent site, we have 3 western toilets with 24 hours of running water. We maintain and clean the toilets regularly. In case you need an attached toilet, you have to try our mud cottage/mud hut option (Running water not available).

 

  • Can we expect electricity in the Doladanga Backpackers’ Camp?

 Yes. We have electricity in Doladanga cottages and tents but try to consume minimum energy as possible. We decorate the entire campsite with tradition oil lamps to enhance the experience. We don’t have power backup as of now. We provide a cooler fan and charging point in each tent and mud cottage.

 

 

  • What kind of food is served in the Camp? Should we have to carry any food ourselves?

 Izifiso serves lunch, dinner, evening snacks and breakfast (fixed menu) for every backpacker in our camp. If you want to add or change something in your menu, you have to inform camp-in-charge well in advance which again depends upon market availability.

Yes, you can carry foods, if you want to. We only provide foods as mentioned on our website.

 

 

  • Do we have to carry water with us for camping?

Izifiso provides packaged drinking water at the campsite for regular consumption. Still, you can carry water, if you want to.

 

  • Will the Backpackers’ Camp provide us with Sleeping Bag or Bedding materials in the tents/huts?

Yes, Izifiso will provide sleeping materials like an adequate amount of mattress, pillow, bed sheet and blanket in Doladanga Backpackers’ Camp.

 

  • Is the camping in Doladanga Backpackers’ Camp safe for solo female/male traveler?

Yes. Backpackers from many countries in the world and cities from India have visited and stayed at our campsite. They recommended our campsite safe for everyone. Our camp-in-charge will always be there to help you if required.

 

  • Is Doladanga Backpackers’ Camp family & kid-friendly?

Yes. We love kids playing and roaming around our campus. So if you love adventure then you can bring your family and kids with you, we are sure they will enjoy our campsite.

 

  • What is the best time to visit Doladanga?

Doladanga is a nature lovers paradise and nature has different looks at different time. If you love adventure, Rainy season will be the best time. On the other hand, Winter will be the most pleasant of all in this nature camp but also is the busiest among all seasons.

 

  • What are the nearby places to visit from Doladanga Backpackers’ Camp?

You can try Mathaburu Hills (Ayodhya), Jhilimili, Bishnupur, Garpanchkot or take a boat from ferry ghat to visit Mukutmonipur Dam. You can hire local fisherman for a boat ride directly, if you wish to, though Izifiso will not take any responsibility regarding this.

 

  • Can I consume alcohol in the campsite?

Doladanga Backpackers’ Camp is an adventurous campsite providing experiences very close to nature. As alcohol consumption is injurious to health, we strongly discourage the drinking of alcohol in the campsite.

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