About Surya Shibir

Surya Shibir is an eco-friendly resort nestled deeply in the Sahyadri Valley, just 50 km from Pune. It offers a breathtaking panorama of the Varasgaon Dam backwaters and rolling green hills.

The great outdoors had always fascinated Mr. Neelkanth Bhide, the founder of Surya Shibir. An electrical engineer by profession, Late Shri Bhide - who was fondly called Anna - had a deep-rooted liking for nature. Concerned about the effects of the stressful city life on children's health, he took the initiative and started the camp site in 1997.For almost two decades now, Surya Shibir has been the favourite destination for children's camps. It is a safe and well-maintained place where children learn about the importance of nature conservation. They also get an opportunity to play, explore the wilderness and indulge in adventure activities.

Though Surya Shibir opened its gates originally as a nature camp for children, today it has developed into a sprawling Resort with superb amenities and it is a popular getaway for families and an emerging venue for corporate events.


Surya Shibir is managed by Laxmi Farms, a proprietary firm that is backed by immense experience in hospitality and outdoor property management.

The business is led by Sunil Bhide and Milind Bhide, dynamic entrepreneurs who value quality in food and implement high standards of service. Supported by a team of skilled chefs, together with catering staff, the company has the capability to execute large-scale orders efficiently.

Your own world out of this world

Surya Shibir is situated in lush greenery of a foothill. It has a large and varied bird population not easily seen in the cities. The area surrounding the resort is a vibrant natural habitat where you can spot wild boar, hyena, fox, dear, sambar, rabbit, porcupine, wild cat, mongoose and monitor lizard. Bird species like Bulbul, Drongo, Golden oriole, Serpent eating eagle, Marsh harrier can also be seen. The place is thick with vegetation including Jambhul, karvandajali, Amla, Hirda, Behada, Khair, Arjun, Bahava, Shalmali, Kanchan, Aain, Bamboo and Mango, among other trees. With such biodiversity, Surya Shibir truly takes you to the heart of nature and adventure.

Relax in the serenity of the lush landscape. Delight in the sights and sounds of nature. Experience our gracious hospitality, enjoying quality food and recreation.

Surrounding attractions

  • Sinhagad - 30 to 40 km (Sinhagad has been the site of many important battles, most notably the battle of Sinhagad in 1670.
  • Neelkantheshwar - 15 km (Neelkantheshwar is a huge temple of Lord Shiva with hundreds of hindu mythological sculptures.)
  • Panshet - 10 km (Panshet Dam, also called Tanajisagar Dam, is a dam on the Ambi river about 50 km southwest of Pune.)
  • Lavasa - 20 km (A city planned on the principles of 'New Urbanism')
  • Ancient temple of Goddess at Admal - 12 km (A temple of Godess exists since ancient times in the village named Admal.)