When you have come to Meghalaya and are on your way to camping at Dawki make sure you don’t expect any kind of comfort. It’s all about connecting with nature in the most natural way possible. Just come with zero expectations & you will have the best camping experience.
Raw Rugged Camping
First of all don’t expect anything. The lesser expectations you have the more you will fall in love with the camping at Dawki. The setup is so raw that it will take you back to the 1980s.
You won’t get anything better than the Decathlon made tents anywhere along the banks of the river Dawki. This is the staple accommodation setup for everyone.
When it comes to the toilets be prepared with nothing but four tin walls and a hole in the round with a water barrel outside. That’s all you will get when you decided to go camping at Dawki.
Basic food options
You won’t find any kind of cafe or canteen at these campsites. The food options for lunch and dinner are limited to dal, rice, egg and river fish. Breakfast it’s again eggs and Maggi. Expect long delays in the food serving time. Since supplies have to be sourced from the villages.
To power supply for anything. So make sure you carry a good power bank which can charge your phone and speakers. Carrying a solar or battery lantern will come very handy when your camping at Dawki.
Camping on river sand
Campsites are located on the banks on the river with the locals using the river sand to make the place look like a beach. In all honesty they have done a very good job in trying to recreate the feel.
Bonfire after sunset
No camping is ever complete without a bonfire and Dawki is no different, post sunset the bonfire will start and that’s when the real camping vibe sets in with random stories and games being played around the night fire.
Windy late nights
The nights at Dawki are extremely windy owing to the fact that the campsites are located at the river bed with hills on either side which help the winds come gushing. You’ll see empty tents just fly away with the wind. Such is the velocity of the wind.
This is one thing you should not miss when you’re camping at Dawki. The moon will rise from behind the hills and is without a doubt the best thing you will see all night. A full moon night will compensate for the lack of electricity.
Wake up with the sound of birds
After a windy night in the tent you will wake up with the sweet sound of birds chirping and a calm yet serene view of the river, hills and boats around the campsite. Make sure you pack up soon before the sun gets out in full force.