5 Great Places to Explore When Camping in India
Hotels can sometimes weigh down your experience of a trip! Why so? Because you will be camped up in a hotel room! And for places where there are no inhibitions when it comes to sights and sounds from the surroundings, where the busy noises of the city life does not drown out your adventurous spirit, camping can be your best bet. Taking a trip into the wilderness like a retreat from civilization with nothing more than a backpack and the company of greatest friends or a special someone, sleeping under the twinkling stars can be the most memorable experience for you.
With all set by packing for – mosquito repellents, torches, plastic bags, sunscreen, a local map and gutsy instincts let us set about on a journey where mesmerizing scenery hug the twinkling stars on an endless sky.
A hill-station yet to be popularized, this place is a short 3-hour drive away from Mumbai. One of the greatest camping spots in the country, the location is situated about 2500 feet above the sea level. The skies are crisp and clean the air moist with chillness, the waterfalls like crystal and the greenery like water colored paintings… given its close proximity to Mumbai, this place is the crowning jewel of camping spots in the country. The lakes are very refreshing and welcome a swim, and there are provisions for setting up a tent close to the water. The locals are friendly and there is plenty of hot meals to choose from. Take a lazy, romantic boat ride in the lakes and make the most of your special place in the universe.
Ladakh is the perfect spot for a camping experience of a lifetime. It vast spreads of the skies, crystal clear panoramic views of the majestic Himalayas, sudden lakes that come as a stark contrast from the scenery of desert around you. Take a trip to Ladakh between May to September. Some of the best places for camping in Ladakh are Mystic Sangla Valley, West Ladakh Camp or Tsomoriri Lake. But regardless of whichever you choose, be prepared to witness flocks of migratory birds flying in, gorgeous sunsets, and natural beauty that touches your soul. Ladakh has visitors from all over the world coming in, and offers a whole host of tourist activities like rock climbing and apricot picking.
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This destination is set about the foothills of the Himalayas right on the lap of the holy river Ganga. Rishikesh is a spiritual one more than being an adventurous one. The spot will spoil you with a plethora of outdoor activities, you can choose to camp, river raft, trek or more. Simply get yourself an inexpensive tent, and dig into the hot foods and drinks offered at the camping sites here. And when the sky turns dark and puts on the ornaments of stars, you can sit with other friendly campers and bask in the warmth of a shared campfire mingling, singing and living.
Note of advice, it is best to visit this place in the summer months in India as the place gets very cold in the winter months.
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You can find yourself in this desert of golden sand dunes while coming from any major city via Jodhpur. This desert lies at the very heart of Rajasthan. Nature has a very different face here with stark vastness with the sun in the middle meets the sand. Camping here will definitely wrap you in sheer wonder as you gaze around the emptiness under the open skies. The place is called the golden city for a reason, with its golden sand dunes, perfectly preserved architecture and rich history. Take a camel ride or a barefoot walk on the sands after sunset; enjoy scrumptious cuisine, campfires under the sky and local folk performances. Jaisalmer is definitely a spot to camp for those seeking grand sunrises and dazzling night skies lit with stars a thousand.
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Aptly named as the Scotland of India due to its similarity with the region in weather and ambience, this is a peaceful camping spot tucked away in the mountainous southwestern region of Kerala, easy to access from places like Bangalore and Mangalore. Prepare to be mesmerized with stunning views of the Western Ghats as you take a trek on one of its several trekking routes. You can pitch your tent by any one of the streams that runs down and be enveloped by the mist of wonder by night as sparkling stars allure your mind. A great camping spot here is Bettigiri.
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And here were the top 5 best camping spots in India, where you can star gaze and wake up with the sun without any rush of the killing city life. So, what are you waiting for? Take out your camping shoes and set about the trek of a lifetime.