Ten-Second Takeaway

The GrassWalk Jungle Camp on the periphery of the Damagundam forest is a great reason to visit Hyderabad. Who doesn’t like some rustic camping with a focus on 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, as it was apparently started by the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, it was originally a sanctuary for those too unwell to recuperate. Now, with time, it has emerged as a great camping space surrounded by a dense forest, fresh water springs and wildlife.

Great Escape

It’s a real escape from civilisation {there’s no network connectivity, for the most part}, and we’d advise you to pick up a few trades of the jungle to make the most of your trip. That said, their tented accommodation is luxurious enough for even 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 their jungle theme a little more seriously, featuring wooden patios, deck chairs and four-poster beds, in line with the overall European influence on the safari camps.

Keep Moving

When here, keep a look-out for sambar, black buck, rabbit, wild boar, porcupines and peacocks, any of which can stroll into your camp during the day. If you really want to take it more seriously, the mobile camps might just be for you, as they allow you to set up your tents in various types of terrain, like jungle, rocks or mountainous regions.

With campfires, star gazing and bird-watching all part of the agenda, this is something we’d definitely recommend.


Don’t try and sneak in any alcohol; it’s a reserved area so it’s totally illegal. Also, don’t wear a lot of loud colours or make a lot of noise while you’re there.

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

Price: INR 3,000 upwards

Contact: +91 9949912944

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Featured image courtesy: The Grass Walk Jungle Camp

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