One of the top places for glamping in India

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Camping in today’s adventure world has earned a special place. It has evolved and grown in forms which are hard to believe and a little too tempting. In one of these evolved forms, camping has got glamorous enough to be named Glamping. Glamping in India has gradually picked up and has been providing comfortable, plush and luxurious camping facilities to both Indian and international adventure junkies. So basically, what is going to happen is your dream adventures would be given a touch of luxury and lavishness; your thrillful endeavours would get a new address; and those expeditions will be full of comfort without taking away the taste of adventure. 

12 Places For Glamping In India

Glamping experiences are equally unique, enchanting, peaceful and invigorating in all terrains – deserts, valleys and mountains. To tempt your travel binge, let’s look at some of the best glamping destinations in India.

1. Jaisalmer – Explore The Great Traditions And Culture

Foreign tourists enjoying a folk dance performance while glamping in Rajasthan

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Planning for luxury camping in India? How about glamping in Jaisalmer. This will surely be an enthralling experience for you. Jaisalmer, the bordering district of Rajasthan has a wide stretch of Thar Desert along the western part of the city. A typical Jaisalmer trip involves stay not only in traditional havelis-cum-hotels but also in luxury camps in the desert. It is a must have experience if you wish to experience Jaisalmer like never before.

Best time to visit: November to February. If you are planning a December-January trip, be ready to face the chilling evenings and freezing nights.

Types of accommodation available: Luxury and semi-luxury tents

Cost: INR 5,500 to INR 9,000; inclusive of all meals

Key attractions: Desert safari in a camel-driven cart, sunset in the dunes, live folk dance by tribals, cultural exhibits and authentic local cuisine.

Best glamping operators: Jaisalmer Desert Camp Rise, Camp-e-Khas, and Prince Desert Camp

How to reach: Jodhpur Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 300 kms from Jaisalmer. As Jaisalmer is not connected with any part of India through air. From the airport you can hire cabs to reach Jaisalmer.

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2. Ranthambore – Adventure & Thrill Is On Its Way

Luxurious interiors of a glamp in Ranthambore

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Ranthambore, the tiger abode of Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan is well known among adventure freaks for its jungle safari and tiger spotting. A trip in this forested area is tremendously thrilling not only for its forest adventure but also due to the surrounding xerophytic topography and the age old Ranthambore fort. With lavish interiors, plush rooms and stunning view from the canopies — Ranthambhore glamping is simply amazing.

Best time to visit: October to June

Types of accommodation available: Luxury and semi-luxury tents

Cost: INR 20,000 to INR 1,08,476 per night

Key attractions: Jungle Safari and Tiger spotting. One can also spot endangered birds, animals and reptiles.

Best glamping organizers: Khem Villas; Vanya Villas; Aman-I-Khas

How to reach: Jaipur is the nearest airport from Ranthambore and the nearest railway station is Sawai Madhopur. After that you can hire a cab.

3. Bundi – Encounter With Nature And Royalty

The cozy interiors of a glamp in Bundi

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A nature and bird lover’s paradise, Bundi and its lake area is a popular glamping destination in Rajasthan. Luxury tents coupled with the tinge of royalty are available in the area owned by Maharaja Rajendra Singhji of Dugari. Royal interiors, imperial beds, and large accommodations – glamps in Bundi are a fine taste of royalty and luxury amidst the rustic lands.

Best time to visit: October to February

Types of accommodation available: Semi Luxury tents

Cost: INR 3,000 per night

Key attractions: Bird watching and nature trail

Best glamping organizers: Ummaid Bagh

How to reach: The city is well connected by a network of roads. You can easily reach Bundi by any air or road transport.

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4. Ladakh – Witness The Enthralling Beauty

Glamping with modern amenities in the snow desert of Ladakh

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A hypnotic destination for glamping in India, Ladakh is the hot favourite of travel enthusiasts and adventure freaks. The alpine snow desert backdrop and enthralling beauty of untouched terrains offer some of the best travel experiences and stories forever. Luxury in the tough terrains of Ladakh is next to finding water in a desert. Thanks to the operators, these glamps in Ladakh are as good as those in Jaisalmer. Fancy lights, cozy beds, and portaloos – Ladakh glamps can give any glamping operator a good run for money.

Best time to visit: March to September

Types of accommodation available: Luxury tents

Cost: INR 4,000 to INR 10,000 per night

Key attractions: Camel safari, trekking, nature trail and witnessing the mesmerising beauty

Best glamping operators: Double Humped Camp, Ladakh Sarai, Tsermang Eco Camp

How to reach: In order to reach Ladakh, you can easily board flights from Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi to arrive at Leh airport and then hire a cab.

5. Kanha – Ready For Some Wildlife Adventure

A glamp in Kanha Madhya Pradesh guarantees luxury stay amidst natural settings

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Kanha has always been that perfect destination for tiger spotting and wildlife adventure. It has recently turned into an ideal place for glamping in India with ample options for luxury tent accommodation amidst natural settings. The pre installed romantic lamps, outdoor sitting arrangements and a luxurious ambience – Kanha glamps guarantee the most glamorous adventures ever.

Best time to visit: October to March

Types of accommodation available: Machan Villas (luxury) and Shikar Tents (semi luxury)

Cost: INR 15,000 to INR 47,000 per night

Key attractions: Jungle safari, tiger and leopard spotting

Best glamping operators: Shergarh Tented Camp, Banjar Tola Kanha Tented Camp – a Taj Safari Property

How to reach: There are two nearest airports from Kanha that are Gondia and Jabalpur after which you can hire a cab.

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6. Mashobra – Feel The Beauty And Picturesque Scenes

The camps in Mashobra Himachal Pradesh have redefined the concept of adventure campings

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A picturesque valley, conical deciduous vegetation, lofty mountainous backdrop and winding pathways – sounds like a fairy tale page, ain’t it? Mashobra, near Shimla is all about living these dreams. It has always been an ideal place for adventure junkies, glamping just happened to be an icing on the cake. Camps in Mashobra have been refurbished to guarantee most glamorous adventure with cozy beds, rustic interiors and charming ambience.

Best time to visit: March to June; winters are mostly inaccessible here

Types of accommodation available: Semi luxury bamboo cottages

Cost: INR 6,500 per night onwards

Key attractions: Trekking, picnic lunches in woodlands and pastures

Best glamping operators: Mashobra Greens

How to reach: You can board the flight to reach Mashobra which is just 45 minutes away from Shimla airport.

7. Wayanad – Explore The Serenity

View from a glam in Wayanad, Kerala

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Wayanad is all about a beautiful and serene excursion to the backwaters of Kerala. Staying in the houseboats is soon going to be passe. The enticing luxury camp stays amidst nature with all modern amenities—like air conditioned tents and portaloo (portable+loo)—have redefined holidays in the backwaters of Kerala.

Best time to visit: October to February

Types of accommodation available: Semi luxury tents

Cost: INR 3,000 to INR 5, 000 per night

Key attractions: Trekking, angling, swimming, team building activities and open air barbeque

Best glamping operators: Grassroots; and Seagot

How to reach: You can follow any means of road, railway and air transport in order to reach Wayanad.

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8. Binsar – Enjoy In The Lap Of Nature

Glamping amenities in Bisnar are a new level of adventure luxury amidst nature

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Far from urban hustles, close to wild beauty of nature — Binsar is one perfect place for adventure and glamping in India. The virgin and pristine beauty of the forests has made this place a travel hub in Uttarakhand. Luxury tents in Binsar are high tech installations in the raw lands of the mountains. The outdoor sitting facility near these tented accommodations is additional glam quotient.

Best time to visit: March to September

Types of accommodation available: Semi luxury tents and cottages

Cost: INR 5, 000 onwards per night

Key attractions: Trekking, and hiking trails

Best luxury camps: Binsar Forest Retreat

How to reach: Pantnagar airport is the nearest airport from Binsar or Kathgodam railway station which is 119 kms from binsar.

9. Sarchu, Manali – Witness The Magnificence Of Mountains

Glamping in Sarchu with the mighty Himalayas at back is one of the most popular camping options in India

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En-route Manali Leh Highway, Sarchu is a place just perfect for overnight glamping. This area is protected by army camps and nurtured by the waters of Tsarap Chu River. Luxury tents and camps in Sarchu, Manali are among the most luxurious stays amidst the mountains.

Best time to visit: April to September

Types of accommodation available: Luxury and semi luxury tents

Cost: INR 6,500 to INR 7,500 per night

Key attractions: Trekking amidst nature

Best luxury camps: The Vomit Hilton

How to reach: The nearest airport is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport at Leh or you can also prefer to reach by railways or by road.

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10. Goa – Experience The Luxury And Beach Fun

Camping in Goa became more luxurious with these glamps coming up

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Goa is super fun and if you are aiming for luxury camping in India then this place will serve you right. Goa is not only beach fun, water sports, feni and seafood. The party capital has this different dimension where luxury resides in the camps by the sea. Ain’t it enthralling to sleep while the waves roar in the backdrop of plush tents full of all amenities that one could think of.

Best time to visit: October to January. Monsoon from June to September is also beautiful but not so perfect for camping.

Types of accommodation available: Semi luxury tents

Cost: INR 10,000 to INR 35,000 per night

Key attractions: Beach activities, water sports, camp fire, and spa and wellness facilities

Best glamping organizers: Amarya Shamiyana; Otter Creek Tents; H2O

How to reach: Margao has all the railway stations and you can easily reach Goa. Two of the main railway stations are Madgaon and Vasco-da-gama.

11. Rishikesh – Rafting Is Super Fun

Camping in Rishikesh has recently turned into glamping after modern amenities added to traditional camps

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White river rafting in Rishikesh is simply incomplete if the stay is not in the super awesome tents on the river bank. It’s not just the modern amenities but also the fun and thrill of spending the night close to nature under the stars. Owing to huge popularity of the destinations, Rishikesh is quite popular as a glamping spot near Delhi.

Best time to visit: March to May and October to January

Types of accommodation available: Semi luxury tents

Cost:  INR 6,500 to INR 10,000 per night

Key attractions: Riverside volleyball, rafting, kayaking and camp fire

Best glamping operators: Sarovar Camp, Snow Leopard, Ganga Valley Adventure

How to reach: Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport after which you can hire a cab to reach Rishikesh. You can also use the bus or train.

12. Jim Corbett – Come On An Adventure Ride

Glamping by the riverside in Jim Corbett is a recent trend for adventure enthusiast

The glory of Jim Corbett is not unknown to any. Indian as well international adventure enthusiasts have been visiting Jim Corbett National forest since ages. This park is a lovely natural abode and provides exclusive glamping options amidst all possible natural elements. Apart from the park the tourists are attracted to this spot for the adventure sports in Jim Corbett. Try glamping in Jim Corbett and experience the place in an all new fashion.

Best time to visit: October to June

Types of accommodation available: Semi luxury tents

Cost: INR 5,500 to INR 12,500 per night

Key attractions:  Jungle safari and tiger spotting

Best glamping organizers: Camp Forktail Creek, Camp Kyari, Corbett Jungle Lore

How to reach: In order to reach Jim Corbett, you can use road or by railway as the nearest railway station is Ramnagar.

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Enriching, ain’t these? It’s almost like revisiting those traditional camping memories while tempering them with that pinch of luxury, comfort and glamour. Glamping in India is creating a buzz for not only perceptive travellers but outdoor enthusiasts as well. Are you ready to witness this offbeat experience which will fill your soul with leisure, relaxation and rejuvenate your senses? Comfy beds, clean surroundings, nature walks, cultural interactions are some of the luxuries offered by Glamping in India. Do exploit these opportunities and share your joy with us about your trip to India. Happy Glamping!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Glamping In India

What is the difference between camping and glamping?

Glamping is a fusion of two words – “glamourous” and camping. So, you can guess that it is a more sophisticated version of caming. If you want to experience luxury while spending a night under the stars, then you would want to go for glamping.

Where can you go glamping in India?

These are some of the places where you can experience glamping in India:
1. Jaisalmer
2. Ladakh
3. Wayanad
4. Rishikesh
5. Ranthambore

What to pack for a glamping trip?

You would not need a sleeping bag or camping tent. However, there are a few essentials that you should pack along: Mosquito repellent
1. First-aid kit
2. Torch
3. Sunscreen
4. Toiletries

How much does glamping cost?

Different glamping organizers charge different rates. It depends on the location, amenities and luxuries offered in a glamping experience. The minimal cost of glamping in India is INR 3000 per night.

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