Camping is a beautiful retreat away from modernization. India is a diverse country in terms of geography as well as culture. The geographic diversity of India provides the best camping spots. If you have decided to try camping, then here are a few places that are perfect for enjoying the serene beauty of nature and get lost in gorgeous surroundings.
Captive Camping Spots in India
Rishikesh has been a magnet of campers. Situated in the foothills of Himalaya, Rishikesh is famous for adventures and spirituality. For adventurists, it has many tempting activities to offer such as trekking to Himalayas, river rafting in the river Ganga, bunjee jumping and paragliding. There are camps available along the banks of the river Ganga. Select a cheap tent and enjoy camping under the stars in the moonlight. The best time to visit Rishikesh for camping is in summer when the climate is pleasant.
Pushkar has several lakes, ghats and temples that are ideal spots for camping. In Pushkar, you can get inexpensive as well as luxurious tents with all the facilities that you need. Pushkar is surrounded by Arravali hills. Many resorts organise camping around these hills. In some camps, you can enjoy jeep safari, camel safari and also horse riding. Desert camps are also organised in Pushkar. Campers can enjoy the stunning views of trees, mountains and deserts. The best time for camping in Pushkar is from October to March.
Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Spiti Valley is a famous camping spot among adventurists and trekkers. Spiti is sometimes called mini-Ladakh. Chandra Taal is the best camping site in Spiti. You can also choose a camping spot near Spiti River. Spiti is a nice place for motor-biking also. The best time to visit Spiti is from May to October.
Situated in the heart of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is an ideal place for desert camps. Camping in the desert is an experience that cannot easily forget. You can stay close to nature and enjoy the royal heritage of Rajasthan. Jaisalmer is surrounded by Thar Desert. Trekking in desert is a challenge that is enjoyed by campers. Campers also enjoy camel safari in the desert. The best time for camping in Jaisalmer is from October to February.
Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
Located at an altitude of 10000 ft., Ladakh is a perfect spot for getting away from worries of city life. Camping among the beautiful lakes and bluest of skies is an everlasting memory. Ladakh also offers a number of adventure sports like trekking, rock climbing and motor biking. West Ladakh camp is a popular camping destination. Many tourists visit Ladakh just to get motor biking experience. The best time to visit Ladakh is from May to September.
Munnar is a beautiful camping spot in South India. Munnar is a captivating camping spot due to its picturesque hills and scenic views. It has acres of tea and coffee plantations. Munnar is best trekking destination in South India. Munnar has enchanting landscapes where campers can get lost in the lap of nature. Tourists can have a great camping experience in luxury tents or tree houses. The best time to visit is from October to March.
Solang Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Solang valley has many adventure sports to offer like skiing, trekking, zorbing, rock climbing and paragliding. This place has rough terrain and hence an ideal spot for camping. Many camping sites are available in beautiful valleys and fields. Campers can enjoy camping exploring nature in the giant slopes of Solang valley. The best time to visit is from May to November as the snow melts and you can experience a new adventure sport zorbing.
Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
Located at a height of 1460 metres, Kasol is a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Several camping sites are available in Kasol. The best camping sites are along the banks of the river Parvati. Kheerganga is a good trekking spot. Visit Malana village to get the feel of rural life. Stay in a tent camp, try the delicious Israeli food and enjoy the mesmerising evening and morning views from your tent. The best time to visit is from April to June and September to November.
Situated at an altitude of 2084 metres, Nainital is a popular hill station for campers as well as for honeymooners. Best camping sites are around the lake Naini. Campers can go to trekking to Naini peak. Adventure sports like paragliding and rafting are also available here. Camp in Nainital and breathe in the fresh air. The best time for camping in Nainital is from February to November.
Located at an altitude of 1880 metres, Mussorie is famously called Queen of Hill Stations. Many camping sites are available in Mussoorie. It offers complete peace among Pine and Oak trees. You can enjoy fascinating views of the Garhwal Himalayas from these camps. There are many activities organises in camps like trekking, rappelling, rafting and valley-crossing. In summers, cool mountain wind is refreshing. The best time to visit is in summer season.
An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a traveller and blogger at Trans India Travels which provides information about various tourists’ destinations in India. He also writes for several other websites. His love for travel and adventure make him explore the most enchanting destinations.