Camping is one of those activities that you can enjoy with friends, family, strangers, acquaintances, or even all by yourself! It’s one of those few ways to experience the rich nature in pocket friendly ways. Sip on brandy, sit by warm fire, read a book, sing along or just lie down for hours together, looking at the clouds pass by!
The fact that you’re reading this article, is proof enough, that as a traveler, you don’ let anything get in between the bond you share with the wilderness. So here we are, trying to bring to you, a list of places that may be famous already, aren’t too mainstream when it comes to camping.
Though this destination is only about 13 km away from the very famous Manali, it is far more peaceful and free of the human clutter. This camping site offers several adventure sports along with trekking and star gazing.
This town is highly famous for its Brahma temple. The proud town with a beautiful desert is amazing for a camp as soon as the monsoons have passed by and the winter steps in. Pleasantly cool, Pushkar won’t give you lush greenery, bu the silhouettes of sand dunes and camels are just as brilliant a sight.
Known as a meadow of gold, Sonmarg is at the foot of Zojila and is one a day’s trip away from the sacred cave of Amarnath. The chilled weather and the breath taking scenery is worth the time you spend there.
This place has a mystic charm with the beach camping available as an option. Perfect for romantic getaways for nature enthusiasts, Kaudiyala is a place that is like nothing else with a combination of the forests and the Ganges that proves to be perfect for river rafting.
Ziro is the state’s best kept secret, as it proves to be amazing not only for its valleys and hills, but also serves as one of he coolest camping destinations without interruptions in the country. The paddy fields in this town will keep you on your feet for sure.
6. Haflong- Assam
Haflong translates to Ant Hill. Though the town is a perennially temperate when it comes to climate, the scenic beauty and its simplicity entices each traveler for a stay.
7. Morni Hills- Haryana
Nestled in the Shivalik Range of the Himalayas, these hills are 1,220 meters above sea level and enjoy cool and comfortable climates all throughout the year. It is well connected to Chandigarh and has enchanting hillocks and lakes.
Camping close to the hills valleys and at the bay of the river Myndtu, will definitely give you the time of your life. Keeping in mind how less explored several parts of the North East are, here is a destination to set up your camp.
9. Yelagiri- Tamil Nadu
This hill station is surrounded by acres of orchards, rose gardens and green valleys. One of the few hill stations in South India that aren’t highly commercialized, this place will help you break the stereotype about the south for sure.
Though settled on a plateau, this place is around a 1000 meters above sea level. A nice trek through the hills amidst the greenery serves as a perfect start to a trip that ends with a camp and a bonfire.
Namchi is one of the biggest Buddhist pilgrimages in Sikkim. Due to the high altitude of the place, it is cool all through out the year. If you’d like to walk out of your camp with a view of the snow-clad Himalayas, this is one of the places you must visit.
Now stop imagining how it could be. Start planning and make to one of these destinations as soon as you can!