Nature Camp Thapli

September 12, 2013

The Haryana Forest Department has created an impressive ‘Nature Camp’ on a hill side at Thapli. The camp overlooks the floodplains of Ghaggar River and the forested Pinjor dun and Himachal hills to the north. To reach the camp one must turn right at the T-intersection on the Shimla highway just beyond the Toll Plaza. One then takes the road to Burj, Ambawallah, Jallah and Thapli, a distance of about 10 KM. The road is excellent till Jallah and narrows down thereafter.

 

Route to Nature Camp Thapli

Route to Nature Camp Thapli

The camp has a nursery of the Haryana Forest Department. There are numerous eco-huts, French/Swiss-style tents erected on elevated platforms with a small-covered sitting area to the front. Each hut is tucked away behind a patch of greenery for privacy. The common dining area is an impressive wooden-structure with a thatched roof.A freshly constructed reception building has been added to the camp. The camp is enclosed within a fairly high wire-mesh fence. The camp was built at an initial cost of Rs. 2.2 Crores but could not be inaugurated due to some issues with eco-clearances. The ‘Eco-Tourism Society of Haryana’ under the Haryana Forest Department has recently invited bids for operations, maintenance and catering at the camp site. The society plans to utilize the camp for educating visitors on environmental issues by engaging them with nature walks and treks, interactions with local communities and adventure sports.

Entrance Gate, Nature Camp Thapli

Entrance Gate, Nature Camp Thapli

Reception building, Nature Camp Thapli

Reception building, Nature Camp Thapli

Dining area with thatched roof (Gol Ghar), Nature Camp Thapli

Dining area with thatched roof (Gol Ghar), Nature Camp Thapli

Eco-hut, French style tent at Nature Camp Thapli

Eco-hut, French style tent at Nature Camp Thapli

Quaint wooden staircase to the elevated platform of a eco-hut, Nature Camp Thapli

Quaint wooden staircase to the elevated platform of a eco-hut, Nature Camp Thapli

The scenic setting of the Nature Camp can be best made out from the view-point high up on the other side of Ghaggar River.

Thapli,view from across River Ghaggar

Thapli,view from across River Ghaggar

While the Eco-Society is making modest beginnings by organizing field trips of schoolchildren yet they need to join hands with an established player like INME to best utilize the fantastic infrastructure created by the Government.

 

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An environmental enthusiast who loves tramping through the hills in search of the picturesque.

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  1. VISHAL says:

    I ALSO WANT TO SUBMIT A STORY OF MY OWN

  2. Vandana Gupt says:

    Need to speak to someone

  3. Amit Chauhan says:

    Need contact details of Nature Camp Thapli

  4. Daksh says:

    Need contact details of Nature Camp Thapli ???

  5. Hi,

    I am working in QASource and we used to have quarterly outings for team building where we collect the mony from team members to go for some team outings.

    Please let me know the complete details what all we can do there and what are the attractions. Further, please provide some light on how much time we can spend there for a good outing.

    Thanks,
    Ajay Aggarwal
    +91-8284070354

  6. Hi

    My concern is about the security of the place.
    Is it safe to visit by couples and to stay.

    i have listen many times that morni and nearby places are not so modern and local people do not like couples to come and visit at places.

    Please let me know

  7. Shikha Chaudhary says:

    Hi,

    Please share contact details of Nature camp, thapli as want to visit

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