Underground Explorers Festival in Uttarakhand from December 30, 2017 – January 1, 2018

Underground Explorers Festival in Uttarakhand from December 30, 2017 - January 1, 2018

Underground is India’s first explorers festival.

This New Year, it is an attempt to bring the vast tribe of explorers, all under one roof. So if you are solo traveller, an adventure junkie, a motorcycle enthusiast, a cyclist, a climber or still aspiring or admiring to be one freaky traveller then join the tribe here. Meet some crazy yet like-minded people, enjoy great music, have some drinks (of course), and celebrate New Year’s Eve!

Check-In time: December 30, 2017 – 12Noon

Check-Out time: January 1, 2018 – 11AM

About the Organizer

Travelers, by default. We have been called by a lot of names… Nomads. Explorers. Vagabonds. Adventurers. Wayfarers. Gypsies. Wanderers. And we’ve adopted them all. Away from the busy roads as we continue to wander and reincarnate, ROOTSVIDA.COM is a company led by travel enthusiasts designed with the dream to travel, try new adventures and explore through various experiences. We offer a gamut of theme-based trips so you can spend less time searching and more time dreaming about where you’ll go next.

About the Venue

Underground is hosted among-st the serenity of nature in one of the most offbeat and beautiful landscape in Chakrata, Uttrakhand. You are in the lap of nature, enjoy the greenery, the woods and the cold at a hill top with mesmerism sunsets and sunrise.

While you are at the festival

This multi-adventure camping and travel festival UNDERGROUND – The Explorers Festival, brings the fascinating tribe of explorers together. Expect to –
Be part of a first-of-its-kind festival in India which revolves around travel and exploration
Meet climbers, hikers, motorcyclists or cyclists and solo travelers camping in the woods.
Celebrate the new year, get inspired to travel, explore and share experiences
Witness documentaries and short films in an open theater under the stars
Indulge in live music/clubbing in the wild
Day hikes
Yoga mornings
Stand up comedy
And Loads of Fun

Artist line – up

Snooz indie rock band
Sarthak and Saurav Indian electronica fusion
Rahul Sharma – Stand up Comedy
Vaiishnavi fire twirl
Movie -‘The Fall’ by The Morpheus Production


Do you have any corporate discounts or packages?
You can email us your requirements at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you with all details.

I have used someone else’s credit/debit card to book the ticket, what proof do I need?
We will require the physical credit card to be produced at the venue, which was used at the time of booking. If this is not possible, a self-attested photocopy of the card will be required. We understand this can be little cumbersome but we need to ensure that we are hosting the correct person.

What other documentation will I require at the time of entry at EVC venue?
Ticket holders must carry a valid original photo ID proof, such as Driving License, Aadhar Card, PAN Card or Passport when attending the festival.

In case I cancel my ticket, will I get a refund?
Tickets, once purchased, can be cancelled on a refundable basis only till 01st Dec 2017. Since bookings and stay arrangements would be done by then, post 01st Dec 2017, we would not be in a position for a refund.

Can I transfer my ticket to someone else?
Yes, tickets are transferable. You would need to inform us in an email (watsapp/SMS/calls wouldn’t do) of such transfers to [email protected] Since we are tracking each festival ticket, unlawful resale (or attempted unlawful resale) of festival ticket will lead to confiscation or cancellation of that ticket without any refund or other compensation. In worse situation, we might take a legal action against the party(ies).

Venue-Related queries

How far is the parking space from campsite?
The parking site is conveniently located at a walking distance from the campsite.

What are the check-in/check-out timings?
The check in time is 12 noon on 30th December 2017. The check-out time is 11am on 1st January 2018. Significant delays in checking out will lead to half day charges for the tent given.

I want to check out later than the scheduled time. Can I do that?
If you check out after 12pm and before 4pm, you will incur half day charges. If you check out after 4pm, full day charges will be applicable for the entire tent.

What are sanitation facilities at the campsite?
We will have separate bathrooms for men and women set up at numerous points. There will also be wash basins and changing rooms set up. All these facilities will be serviced regularly.

What are bathing facilities at the campsite?
There will be numerous shower stalls set up at the campsite. These will be serviced regularly.

What are food facilities available at the campsite?
We will have different food stalls set up at the festival.

Does camping include breakfast?
No, camping does not include any meals.

Will there be ATMs at the campsite/near to the campsite?
No, you will need to be cash equipped for the festival. Last ATM you’ll find in Chakrata city, which is 30kms away from the campsite. Since we would also have limited cash, we would strongly suggest you to keep cash, including comfortable change, for the festival.

Will we have charging points in our tents?
Since campsite is not in a regular camp area, we will have charging stations at food area, not in individual tents. We also encourage you to keep portable chargers and use your phone wisely.

Is there a secure zone for our valuables/money/etc.?
No, there will be no lockers for you to deposit your valuables.

What first aid facilities do you have?
Yes, there will be First aid rooms at Underground.

Would there be a medical shop nearby?
No. While we have the basic meds, We will strongly recommend you to carry your Medical items, with a valid medical prescription. Please inform us in case you have any specific medical condition so that we are aware of it in case of any emergency.

What if we need extra blankets/pillows/etc.?
Extra blankets/pillows etc. will be available for purchase/ rent at Underground.

Will there be shops selling daily necessities like soap, toothpaste, etc.?
No, there will be no shops selling these items near the campsite.

Will there be a lot of insects/bugs at the campsite?
While we will be taking every precaution to minimize the number of the same, camping in the midst of nature does involve some exposure to them. Please carry Insect and mosquito repellent sprays and ointments like Odomos on your own.

Is the campsite safe?
Yes, the entire campsite will be barricaded and secured. We will have security patrolling the area. Adequate security will be provided within the campsite as well.

Food & Beverages-Related queries

Are meals included in this 2 day festival ticket?
No. Your ticket only allows you to attend the festival. You can separately buy the Meal pass at the venue.

Can I get my own food at the campsite?
No outside food or beverages are allowed at the campsite.

Can I carry alcohol at the festival?
No, outside alcohol is strictly prohibited. We will be selling alcohol at reasonable rates. You may be denied entry if you are carrying alcohol or are clearly under the heavy influence of alcohol during entry.

Do we have an age limit for drinking at the festival?
Yes, we go by the law. The age limit for drinking is – 21 years & above, for beer & wine, and 25 years & above for hard liquor. Age proof will be required and it is mandatory to provide the same whenever requested.

Can I pre-purchase beverage coupons?
No, beverage coupons are not available for pre-purchase. You can buy them at the festival.

Transport-Related queries

Is there a bus or something to take us from Dehradun?
We may offer Shuttle Services. For updates on the timings, please keep tuned into our Underground Website & ROOTS official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/travelwithroots) or follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/rootsvida).

If we drive to festival venue, will there be a charge for parking?
Yes, there is a charge for parking. Parking tickets can be purchased at the festival. Unlike our cities, you don’t have to worry about getting a parking space.

Other queries

Any other terms and conditions that I must be aware of with respect to the event in general?
By attending Underground, you (as an attendee) fully understand his/her responsibility towards fellow attendees and agrees to abide by the Indian Penal Code. An Underground ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risk and danger incidental to the event whether occurring prior to, during or subsequent to the actual event, including any death, personal injury, loss, damage or liability.
In case of any issues/complaints made by fellow attendees or management team or any unlawful activity, we will take necessary legal action against the person(s). Safety of our attendees is of our prime importance and we, in no condition, would want to compromise it.
I have additional questions which are not listed here, whom can I contact?
For any further information or queries, please write to us at [email protected]