The best way to experience a destination is to live amidst nature. Camping on the hills, in deserts or even in jungles is a great way to do so! Indian terrain is so varied that all of this is possible. India attracts avid campers from all over the world. Jaisalmer, Rishikesh, Spiti Valley all offer a great camping experience. Here are some of the best camping destinations in India:
Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Nestled in the Keylong district of Himachal Pradesh, Spiti Valley is one of the top-most camping sites for a lot of people. Though the terrain is tough, but the stunning starry skies and raw mountains take your breath away! May and June are the perfect months to go here and enjoy some time off.
Desert camping is a new trend that has come up in the last few years. Jaisalmer is the perfect place to do the same. The golden sands are perfect for spending starry nights in the dunes. Fondly known as the ‘Golden City of India’, Jaisalmer is indeed a trekker’s paradise.You can even check The Serai which offers 21 large canvas tents built on a base of Jaisalmer stone.
Solang Valley, Manali
Solang valley is a beautiful lush green valley surrounded by hills and its the perfect area for camping! The adventure enthusiasts can do paragliding here as well. Solang Valley is great for first timers campers.
Sonamarg, Jammu and Kashmir
The literal meaning of Sonamarg is ‘Meadows of Gold’. Surrounded by beautiful hills, this place offers some spectacular views of the “Great Himalayas”. Watching the snow capped mountain tops shine during sunset and sunrise is a once in a lifetime experience! The view of the Great Himalayas against an azure blue sky is certainly a visual treat.
Though an unlikely place for camping, if you think about it, camping by the beach sounds fantastic. The sound of waves crashing in all night, and waking up to the vast expanse of sea; Goa is a great place to do camping! Beaches, chapels and flea markets can be explored at will while camping on the Goan landscape.
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