- By - Siddhant Bhatnagar
- On - 2022-06-28
5 Best Camping Sites in India to Enliven Your Spine With Thrills
Who doesn't like to lock themselves up in the house and watch a good movie or two? I know I do. But when you don't have the luxury of locking yourself in your house, due to work and other issues, there's one thing that can make you feel at home (sort of) — going to a cooler place. Of course, I just like saying 'cooler' because it sounds much more graceful than 'hotter'. However, in order to have the best experience at this cooler place which is your camping site, there are certain important things you need to take care of. Also, depending on what your trip entails, some safety tips can be handy too. This is why we've prepared 10 must-read tips for safe camping. As always we'll attach a number so you know where to find the information in the article later on if you don't want to read it now.
Sarchu, Leh-Manali Highway
If you want to experience extreme skiing, then this is the place where you need to be. We mean it literally, as once you’ll be there, you won’t get network on your phone. The camping ground is situated around 240 kilometres away from Manali at a height of 4,200 metres. It also marks the starting point for the most sought-after Zanskar trek.
The Sarchu region is known for its extreme weather conditions and harsh terrain. It is located between Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh and offers some of the most exciting skiing activities in India. The best time to visit this place is during winters when temperatures drop below freezing point, making it an ideal destination for skiing enthusiasts.
Chandra Taal Lake, Himachal Pradesh
The excellence of Spiti Valley doesn’t need much introduction. With snow-capped mighty hills, rich flora and fauna and chilled winds, Lahaul and Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh are the dream destinations of many travel buffs. The crescent-shaped Chandra Taal Lake is located at a height of about 4300 metres above sea level. There are many campsite around the lake where you can pitch your tent for a night or two to enjoy its serenity.
Chandra Taal is one of the most popular camp sites in Spiti Valley, which is also known as Moon Lake because of its shape resembling that of the moon. It lies in the Lahaul-Spiti region at an elevation of 4,300 meters above sea level. The lake is surrounded by high mountains with snow-clad peaks on all sides making it look more like a lunar landscape than an earthly one! This makes it one of the most scenic sites in India and people come here just to witness nature’s beauty at its best!
Purulia, West Bengal
Khijadiya Campsite is a well-known camping site near the Chambal River, near Agra. You can enjoy some exciting activities like river rafting and rock climbing at this place. It is known to be one of the best places for adventure seekers as it offers a wide range of activities that can be enjoyed with your friends or family members. The place also has several other attractions like temples, dargahs and monuments from where you can take amazing photographs.
Kanha National Park is one of the most famous wildlife parks in India, which boasts of an abundance of wildlife and bird life at its best. This park is situated in Madhya Pradesh and covers an area of about 10,000 square kilometres (3,861 sq mi). The park has been named after the Kanha River that flows through it, which gets its name from the Sanskrit word for ‘jungle’ or ‘forest’ (????). It is home to tigers and leopards.
Sonmarg can be a great pick for summer camping, to escape the scorching heat of the torrid cities. It is just a couple of hours drive from Srinagar airport. The WanderBug camp has a mind-boggling location, right beside the Sind river. You can stay in the camp, treating your eyes on the scenic beauty of the vistas around it, or step out to drench your feet in the river water. The decor of each luxury tent at this campsite has a Kashmiri touch along with sit-out facilities. Noteworthy places to visit in Sonmarg are the Thajiwas Glacier and alpine lakes like Kishansar Lake, Gadsar Lake and Vishansar Lake. You can visit Sonmarg at any point of the year, except during the harsh wintertime. You might also like to visit the nearby Kalaroos Caves, about four hours away from Sonmarg.
The best time to visit Sonmarg is from June till October (summer). In winters (December till March), it gets extremely cold here so make sure that you pack warm clothes if you plan on visiting then.
The Great Indian Thar Desert: Pushkar is surrounded by three deserts - the Great Indian Thar Desert, Great Rann of Kutch and Little Rann of Kutch. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of this desert while enjoying the cultural charm of Rajasthan at the beautiful Royal Desert Camp at Ganaha village, around 600 metres from Pushkar. There are ample places to explore in the historic town of Pushkar like Brahma Temple, Rangji Temple, Sri Panchkund Shiva Temple and Man Mahal Palace. You can also take an adventurous camel ride through the sweeping desert. Try to make your plans during.
We were amazed how diverse India's terrain is. Whether you're a nature or history lover, or just like to chill at a relaxing and beautiful spot, there's nothing that can stop you from enjoying your time off away from urban hustles. So get your backpack, grab your camera and go exploring! Take these tips with you! And, if you come up with something even better while camping in India, then please let us know. We'd love to hear your thoughts!