Leaving early on Friday, a comfortable six hours drive saw us at the destination of our choice. What struck us first was the wide open spaces with the interesting gravel floored lounge open from the sides andâ€¦classy wooden furniture!!!...Who keeps classy wooden furniture in a camp!!!
I was already beginning to like this place. Andâ€¦then the kids saw the rope bridge and the water stream and started freaking out. The wife saw the plush interiors of the tents, the teakwood beds, the 4 inch foam mattresses and the fibre rajai. For crying out loud!â€¦they even had toiletries baskets in the tents complete with towel, moisturizer and shampoo.
Camp Redstone was made to order. The vegetarian portion of the lunch was good but the non-veg was divine. Bellies full, the kids decided to get wet in the stream and the wife and self settled into the comfortable lounge chairs with a beerâ€¦this is Jannatabad! Evening comes with a nip in the air and I start daydreaming about the bottle of whisky Iâ€™m carrying. Soon enough the exceptionally thoughtful and helpful camp staff read my mind and a bonfire is crackling away merrily in the crisp chill as the night sets in.
The tree-men revert to their normal corporate non-office attire and I can see a private bar-be-cue happening â€“ Whoa! A full goat! This is the movies!! Saturday morning starts lazily with a hot cuppa mountain cha and unfolds equally lazily with a morning visit to the secret cave â€“ amazing!
We crawl in on all fours wading through an inch of water before standing up to behold a chapel of live stalactites and stalagmitesâ€¦different colours telling tales of what mineral deposits the water flowed through before painting these hues onto this ethereal vista.