Camping is all about reconnecting with nature, away from the hullabaloo of city life. Pitching a tent amidst a landscape that resembles a perfectly painted canvas can really be an enchanting experience. The holy state of Uttarakhand, with its topographical diversity, offers perfect opportunities for camping and quenching your thirst for adventure. River rafting, trekking, exploring the hidden trails and pathways – the activities at your disposal are unlimited.
Here in this blog we have listed 8 best places for camping in India.
1. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Rishikesh, nestled in the foothills of Shivalik Range of Himalayas, is highly revered for its spiritual and religious significance. With the roaring Ganga River, rolling hills, scenic waterfalls and deep limestone caves, adventure abounds at every corner. Some of the best camping locations are Shivpuri, Brahmpuri, Marine Drive and Kaudiyala. One can indulge in a range of adventure activities in Rishikesh like river rafting, cliff jumping, trekking, and bungee jumping, besides many others.
Best time to visit: April to October
2. Pushkar, Rajasthan
Located to the northwest of Ajmer, Pushkar is one of the oldest cities in India. Its mythological history and its magnificent architectural heritage make it a fascinating city to visit. Camping here can be fun, and one of the best ways of experiencing it is by planning your stay at the Royal Rajasthan Camp. Situated just 1.5km away from Pushkar City, the camps here offer luxuries of every kind. Its main theme is Desert Tourism. One can enjoy the pleasant night sky under the camps, besides enjoying camel safari and city sightseeing. Visitors are also treated to musical evenings featuring splendid performances by local singers and tribal who present the Rajasthani Mujra.
Best time to visit: November to March
3. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Spiti, which means “the Middle Land” in the local dialect, is a spectacular desert surrounded by mountains. Located at 14,931ft, this area acts as a gateway to the northern frontier of the Himalayas. Camping in the Spiti Valley can be a mesmerizing experience, with activities like mountain biking, trekking, bird watching, and wildlife safari to indulge in. The long drawn trails, gushing water straight out of the mountains, and challenging trekking routes provide ample scope for adventure and fun. Camps equipped with facilities like hot water, meals, doctor and a professional guide are available.
Best time to visit: Late May to October
4. Solang Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Solang Valley, lying between Manali and Rohtang, is perched at an altitude of 8,200ft. The entire valley appears to be bathed in beauty, with all of nature’s contrasting colors meeting the eyes. Most of the famous camping sites are located at the banks of the River Beas, secluded in the mountains. One can experience a variety of adventurous activities here such as, white river rafting, zip lining river crossing, paragliding, zorbing and parachuting. During the winters, skiing, heli skiing and other snow related sports are also available. It is one of the best camping destinations in India.
Best time to visit: October to June
5. Chopta, Uttarakhand
Chopta Valley is an evergreen Himalayan temperate forest region, which is endowed with an unparalleled natural beauty. Gifted with lush green meadows and gentle sloping mountains consisting of Oak Pine and birch trees, it’s referred to as the “mini-Switzerland” of Uttarakhand. This place also serves as the base camp site for all trekkers near Chopta hills. The camps here are equipped with proper amenities so as to make your say a comfortable one. One can get a clear view of the Chandrashilla Peak from the camp. Visitors can go trekking to Deori Tal – a famous lake, Dewariyatal to Chandrashila during summer and Chopta to Chandrashila during winters, and explore the magnificent beauty surrounding this region.
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Best time to visit: March to July, October to March
6. Anjuna, Goa
Anjuna, located 18km from Panaji, is famous for its swinging palm trees, soft sand and eccentric rock formations. It is particularly famous for its Flea Market, which draws a large number of visitors every Wednesday and showcases items ranging from apparel, footwear and jewelry to chess sets and yak cheese. Apart from witnessing the heavenly sunrise and sunsets, camping in Anjuna Beach allows visitors to indulge in a set of other activities like parasailing, scuba diving, dolphin watching and snorkeling.
Best time to visit: Mid October to March
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7. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Camping in Jaisalmer, with the warm sand caressing your feet, while you are treated to a host of cultural performances under the moonlit sky, creates memories which stay on for a lifetime. The sand dunes seated at regular intervals, beckon you towards them. One can book a stay with the Jaisalmer Desert Camp, whose packages include night stay, camel safari, traditional welcome, refreshment, folk music and dance, camp fire, dinner and breakfast. Camping here can be one of the best things to do in India.
Best time to visit: September to March
8. Binsar, Uttarakhand
Binsar is located in the heart of Kumaon at an altitude of 1500-2000m. Having served as the former capital of the Chand Rajas of Kumaon, it harbors some exciting flora and fauna. Himalayan oaks, Chir Pine and Deodar adorn its forests along with other phenomenal wildlife. Camping in the dense jungle comes with its fair share of thrill and excitement. Binsar eco-camp – a nature resort located in the buffer zone of the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, offers a range of activities like rescue gams, jungle trekking, camp fire and bid watching etc. This sanctuary is one of the places to visit in Uttarakhand. Besides, they also offer excursions to nearby areas, some of which are Jageshwar, Patal Bhuvaneshwar cave, Vimal Kote temple and Bridh Jageshwar. Plan a visit to this place during your holidays in Uttarakhand.
Best time to visit: October to NovemberPublished in