Are you fascinated by things like beautiful landscape, flowing water, blue sky, chirping birds, green-grass, starry night? If so, an idea of soaking the nature while living a night in tent is worth exploring. India being a vast and diverse land offers plenty to nature lovers. Next time you think of a holiday, think about camping out with your friends at one of the 5 best camping destinations in India given below below:
5 Best Camping Destinations In India
Camping by the foothill of Himalayas and next to banks of River Ganga is an attractive proposition in itself. Option of combining rafting in Rishikesh along with camping is something that is not easy to ignore. Most of the canvas made tents offer homely stay with the help of hot meals and tea/coffee being served at these camps. Evening bonfire with snacks and camp games are some other things that can be found at camp sites in Rishikesh. However, do not forget to carry mosquito repellent, sunscreen, torches, plastic bags and a map of the region.
Things to Know: There is no electricity in these camps
Best Time to Visit: Summer
Price: Camping and rafting packages start for as little as Rs. 1150 per person.
- Neora Valley Camp Site â€“ West Bengal
If you want to enjoy the sight of Eastern Himalayas in a nice yet quiet camping environment, you should head to the Kolakham village in West Bengal where Bhutan and Sikkim meet Bengal, to Neora Valley Jungle Camp. Located at a height of over 6,000 sq. ft., the camp site is operational since 2007 and offers view of Kanchenjunga peak. Attraction of this bamboo camp site includes home cooked food, simple rooms, access to a ready market and Kolakham village, several excursion sites from the camp. You must carry with yourself a hot water bottle.
Things to Know: The camps are basic and built with minimum interference to environment.
Best Time to Visit: Summer
Price: Camping packages start from Rs. 5,500 and go up to Rs. 7,500.
- Jim Corbett National Park
Clubbing an adventure trip with camping is not a bad idea. Taking a safari to watch wild life during the day time, sleeping in a camp during night time to the sound of owls and waking up to the sound of chirping birds and cool breeze is something that can be experienced at Jim Corbett National Park for a decent price. Various resorts and hotels such as Camp Riverwild, Camp Broadleaf and Tiger camp offer tented accommodation alongside the National Park itself. The camps offer bedrooms, clothes rack, chair and table. Most of the camp sites also offer facility of arranging for folk dance upon group requests.
When to Visit: Best time to visit is during October to June
Price: Wild Jungle Lodge at the National Park is available for as little as Rs. 950 per night for 2 people. The prices can go up to Rs. 4000 a night, depending on the location of the camp and available amenities.
- Serai Luxury Camp â€“ Jaisalmer
The Serai Jaisalmer luxury camp has a lot to offer to a seasoned camper who feels like indulging at times. A standard suit camp site of 1,000 sq. ft., which is based on a golden Jaisalmer stone and on Rajputana style, has sinks, shower and bathroom, sitting room and a small sleeping area. Being a true luxury camp, a camper doesnâ€™t need to carry anything more than basic amenities with them. The camp site offers a massage, tribal music and bonfire, food under the star filled night and pre-heated tent.
When to Visit: Being in the desert, best time to visit is during winters.
Price: Luxury doesnâ€™t come without a price. The tented suite is available for Rs. 32,500 per night whereas the Royal tent is available at Rs. 70,000 for a night.
Located 1460 metres above the sea level, Kasol is located in the Kullu district and host several small camp sites next to the banks of river Parvati. Most camp sites offers bedding facility alongside other amenities such as food, bonfire, music and access to Chalal village. The neighbourhood consists of beautiful landscape, river and alpine trees. Easiest way to reach the camp site is by flying to Bhuntar airport.
When to visit: Best time to visit is during September to November, harvesting season of local crops to witness lush greenery.
Price: Prices range from Rs. 3000-4000 per night for two people.