With growing urbanization and in this run of materialization, we are gradually losing touch with nature. And we all somewhere desire to pause the fast running life and spend some time inabsolute peace and serenity. That brings us the love of camping where we get an opportunity to spend some time in the lap of nature, away from the hush and rush.
Let us explore the 11 best camping sites of India which makes camping a worthwhile experience.
1. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Talk of camping and Rishikesh takes the first spot! Lately Rishikesh has emerged as a rafting destination apart from being a pilgrimage for Hindus. Pictursque mountains, Holy River Ganges which enamors one with its never ending flow makes you feel pampered by mother nature.
2. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Giving you a taste of camping with luxury, recently came to be known as Glamping, Jaisalmer bewitches you with rusty sunsets, sand-dunes and camel rides. As if the unique ambiance of the place wasn’t enough, that the tents specially in Serai are not only huge with thousands of square feet of area but luxurious too with spacious bedrooms, relaxing area, the folk performances and what not!
3. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Known for both normal and luxury camping, Ranthambore national Park etches its name on the global map with its glamping opportunities and sites. The Oberoi Vanyavillas, Khem Villas, Aman-I-Khas, Sher Bagh, Jungle Niwas, Jungle View and many more provides luxury camping and some of them have actually won global awards for their services, The Oberoi Vanyavillas being the best.
4. Pushkar, Rajasthan
Hardly 10 km from the main Pushkar Fair Destiation, this place offers fully air-conditioned tents with separate living rooms and bedrooms, verandahas, kitchen garden, hammock, badminton court and a free camel cart service to the Pushkar Fair. But mind you the rates go sky-rocketing during Pushkar.
5. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Located in the Kelyong district of Himachal Pradesh, this is a hot-spot camping destination in summers. Liked mostly by Trekkers, Spiti valley is coming to be liked by casual visitors too. Covered in Snow during winter months, Spiti Valley becomes an escape to the heat-troubled tourists.
6. Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
Its actually living in the wild with opening your eyes to the cooing of birds and sleeping to the howling of owls. Inside the jungles, it’s a unique camping experience one must not miss.
7. Sonamarg, Kashmir
In the vicinity of Thajiwas Glacier, Sonamarg is a heaven apart from being one of the best spots for summer camping. Not very far from the Srinagar Airport, this place is a real treat for Lake lovers with Vishansar, Kishansar, Gangabal and Gadsar adorning the Alpine Lake Trek.
8. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
With a number of camping sites near Parvati Valley, this place is an amazing camping destination. The place is most liked by trekkers who head upto Kheer Ganga, Pin Parvati Pass, Sar Pass and Yanker Pass.
9. Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttarakhand
Located at an altitude of 7600 feet, this place will take you by its awe. Solar power being used for major power needs, this is actually a nature-intimate experience.
10. Bundi, Rajasthan
Initially used as Royal Guest Houses, this place is now open for all. The place is a heaven for bird-watchers and enthusiasts.
11. Wayanad, Kerala
Saving best for the last. For the most exquisite experience in the wilds with the mild aroma of tea, coffee, pepper and acre nut, the misty mountains and flowing streams and home-cooked food adding to the grace, you should surely make this place a must-visit.
Every year, at least once just pack your bags and get lost in the wild. It will not only refresh your spirit but give you a new energy to take challenges!