From the travelers anecdotes, we have found that spending a
few days in the wilderness, recharges our faculties and results in better
productivity. And when it is about going back in time (what else would you
call camping in a jungle?), what can be a more suitable destination than
India! And thanks to the Tourism industry, this adventure is no more about
fatal combats with bandits or man-eating predators, or mad-rush for a cave
during unpredictable weather catastrophes. Check out camping in the Indian
What to expect
The Himalayan foothills, the oasis recluses of Thar, the premises
of the various wildlife sanctuaries, the beaches --- camping is possible
just anywhere close to nature. The days remain animate with activities like
trekking, forests trails, angling, cycling, photography, bird-watching,
river rafting, tiger-tracking, elephant/jeep/camel/horse safari expeditions,
trip to the nearest tribal village - according to preferences. In such
sylvan purlieu, poetry and paintings ooze without effort and there is no
dearth of a quiet place to sit and let them flow on to the paper. The nights
come alive with bonfires, grilled meat fiesta, jam sessions and you name it.
And of course the nerve-tingling sensation of sleeping with wild animals
only ear-shot away.
The camping zones are..
The Himalayan mountain ranges are an ideal
choice anytime. Chitrauli, near Nainital (Uttaranchal) is a popular base
camp for trekking expedition in jungles strewn with Oaks, Deodars and Pine.
Bird lovers and wildlife photographers have ample scope in Chitraulis
wilderness. Corbett National Park provides Tiger camping.
And if you are with your family, Himachal Tourism organizes exciting camps
at Sarchu in Lahaul, Sangla and Kalpa in Kinnaur and at Kaza in Spiti, Barog
in Solan district, Baspa (Sangla) valley, Tabo (Spiti), Al Hilal (Taragarh)
and Dharamsala (Kangra), Dalhousie (Chamba) and camps at Kullu-Manali are
popular vacation hubs. Camps at Hatu (Shimla) at a height of 10500 ft, makes
you want to touch the sky.
Gujarats Gir has lion safari camps. The Siana camp
and safari in Rajasthan is another ideal place for a wildlife camping.
Ranthambore National Park has camping provisions at Dev Villas, with the
Aravalli backdrop and adjacent to 13th century monuments. Rajasthan also has
desert camping at Jaisalmer Sam sand dunes, for that unforgettable
experience of living amidst the endless expanse of sand. Rann of Kutch Wild
Ass Sanctuarys has a choice of adventurous camping haunts.
The beach at Mandavi place by the Arabian Sea, Kutch, is
dotted with beach camps. The Beach camps at Goa, however, remains the hot
favorite. With Goa beach festival and the New Year bash there is more to
Karnatakas Cauvery Fishing Camp, Kabini River
Lodge Camps, Kali Wilderness Camp, B.R. Hills Wildlife Adventure Resort have
a choice of tiled and colonial styled cottages, thatched log huts and swiss
tents, hurricane lamps to illuminate your nights - all designed to give you
a luxurious stay close to nature.
Our designer tours answers to your confusion over which is the best choice.
These and many more camping joints await your pick. All tenting provisions,
a smart naturalist guide, the best of locales, travel tickets, loads of
travel tips - all come in the package.
Dos and Donts
Nature too has Her rules of hygiene. Please take care that your
camping area is left as clean as it was when you arrived. Trying to steal in
some wild flora or fauna is a strict No No. And while camping in
the jungles, a check on your decibel level will help keep the ambiance just
as it should be - let only the wild voice itself. A camera and binoculars
are a must-carry. As for the rest you can rely on us!