Ten-Second Takeaway

The GrassWalk Jungle Camp, on the periphery of the Damagundam forest is a great reason to visit Hyderabad. Who doesn’t want rustic camping when it’s all about eco-tourism.

Royal Beginnings

Almost lost-in-time, this oasis of charm is just about 90 minutes from the main city of Hyderabad. Quite an iconic camp since it was apparently started by the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, it was originally a sanctuary for those unwell to recuperate. Although it was a hunting ground before during his predecessor’s reign. Now, evolution has made it a great camping space surrounded by dense forest, fresh water springs and wildlife.

Great Escape

A real escape from civilisation {you don’t really get network connectivity even}, you’re encouraged to really treat it like the old-school camps and learn the tricks of the jungle trade. That said, their tented accommodation is luxurious even for the la-di-da sorts to enjoy. The English tents, with large roomy interiors, have interesting cottage-like décor, but with canvas on the outside. The African tents though, take the jungle theme more seriously featuring wooden patios, deck chairs and four-poster beds thanks to the European influence on safari camps.

Keep Moving

When here, keep a look out for sambar, black buck, rabbit, wild boar, porcupines and peacocks which will stroll into the camp too. If you really want to take it more seriously, perhaps the mobile camps are for you. They’re allowed to set up the tents in different kinds of terrain so gear up for jungle, rocks, and mountainous regions. These tents are more the real deal and you’ll have to crawl into the lantern-lit spaces for the night. But with campfires, star gazing and bird-watching all part of the agenda, it’s what we recommend over the permanent camp.


Don’t try and sneak in any alcohol. It’s a reserve area so it’s totally illegal. Also, tone down the colours you wear to more earthy ones and try not to scream and play loud music.

Where: The GrassWalk, Gudupally Village, Vikarabad, Ranga Reddy District, Andhra Pradesh

Price: INR 3,000 upwards

Contact: +91 9949912944

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