///New Year Camping & Kayaking Near Pondy

New Year Camping & Kayaking Near Pondy


Usher in this New Year by Camping in a pristine campsite by Kollidam river, under a billion starts, learn kayaking from certified instructors and go on a kayaking expedition.

Located on the northern bank of River Kollidam – (Cauvery’s Tributary) & tucked away into the backwaters & mangrove forests, the campsite is a part of Pichavaram Mangrove Wetland Ecosystem.

Spend your New Year camping on the banks of backwater and explore the wilderness of river Kollidam by kayaking.

Learn Kayaking, Paddle Boarding from international certified kayaking instructors from a paddling academy ‘Paddle for Future’ & kayak your way to glory exploring the 20km backwater stretch of river kollidam. After you are done you could also take refreshing dips (with life jackets) in the backwaters!

What’s more! The campsite is devoid of any light pollution and perfect for a breathtaking stargazing experience and night sky photography. The camp is also home to a variety of birds and is a bird lovers’ paradise.

Pictures of the camp spot: https://photos.app.goo.gl/AYzWxj7AhK9fWNMD8


Tariff: 2500/person + 5% gst
Booking Link: https://imojo.in/13dnp6w

Why choose Exoticamp?

Exoticamp is the highest rated camping experiences curator in the country with a rating of 4.9/5.0 (over 700 reviews). You can go through our reviews on Google – https://tinyurl.com/y4d95ruh &
For bookings:
Call / WhatsApp – 8448444281 or 9790000401
Category: Tag:


  • Camping by Kollidam River
  • Backwater Dip with Life Jackets
  • Campfire & Music
  • Kayaking Lessons
  • Kayaking Expedition
  • Stargazing
  • Privately Owned Campsite
  • First Aid
  • Backup Container for extreme weather
  • Proper Clean Restrooms (Western)
  • Hot Water
  • Basic Electricity for Charging Phones & Washrooms
  • 2/3/4 Person Camping Tents
  • Sleeping Bags / Blankets
  • Refreshments
  • Veg / Non-Veg Meals
Itinerary (2 Days / 1 Night)
Day 1:
Leave Chennai by Saturday 9.00 am & reach the campsite by 2.30 pm.
2.30 pm: Welcome drinks & snacks on arrival at the campsite
3.30 pm: Discover Kayaking. Learn balance & different strokes, board handling and control, boarding maneuvers.
6.30 pm: Camp briefing & tent pitching session
8.00 pm Dinner
9.00 pm Stargazing, Icebreaking & Campfire session
Post campfire you can retire into your tents as and when you wish to
Note: In order not to disturb the tranquility of the nature, we do not encourage very loud music. A Bluetooth speaker is usually used which is also loud enough for campers to enjoy.
Day 2:
6.00 am – Wake up early and post tea / coffee.
6:30 am – Go for a Kayaking expedition chasing the backwaters.
10.00 am – Finish breakfast, relax for sometime and checkout
11.00 am – Visit Pichavarm Mangroves and go for boating on your own.
3.00 pm – Reach Chennai

TARIFF: Rs. 2500 / Person + 5% GST

Cost Includes:
Camping in a private outdoor academy
All camping equipment
Discover Kayaking and Kayaking expedition.
Equipment rentals
Safety gears / life jackets
Refreshments, snacks and Dinner on Day 1
Tea / Coffee & Breakfast on Day 2
Cost Excludes:
Boating at Pichavarm
Transportation to the campsite from your base location
Transport options:
1. You can drive on your own car/bike. We will share you the location.
2. You can also reach Chidambaram and we can arrange auto rickshaw for Rs.200 one way to the camp.
3.Transportation can be arranged if there are enough takers and shared between the participants.
a) Cost for an AC tempo van will be Rs.11500 which can be shared between11-13 members.
b)Cost for an AC 7-seater innova will be Rs.9000 which can be shared by 7 members.


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