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    One of the top places for glamping in India

    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.

    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. Glamping in India has gradually picked up and has been providing  comfortable, plush and luxurious camping facilities to both Indian and international adventure junkies.

    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 – Glamping in the heart of Rajasthan

    Foreign tourists enjoying a folk dance performance while glamping in Rajasthan

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    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


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    2. Ranthambore – Luxury camping in the tiger abode

    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

    3. Bundi

    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

    4. Ladakh

    Glamping with modern amenities in the snow desert of Ladakh

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    A hypnotic glamping destination, 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

    5. Kanha – A tryst with the wildlife in Madhya Pradesh

    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 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


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    6. Mashobra – Luxury camping in Himachal

    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

    7. Wayanad – Glamping in the backwaters of Kerala

    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

    8. Binsar – The secluded luxury camps in Uttarakhand

    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 glamping and adventure. 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

    9. Sarchu, Manali – Experience luxury in heaven

    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

    10. Goa – The party capital’s camping surprise

    Camping in Goa became more luxurious with these glamps coming up

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    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

    11. Rishikesh – Glamping at the most popular hill station in Uttarakhand

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

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    White water 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

    12. Jim Corbett – Serenity clubbed with luxury and comfort

    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. 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

    Enriching, ain’t these? It’s almost like revisiting those traditional camping memories while tempering them with that pinch of luxury, comfort and glamour. Do exploit these opportunities and share your joy with us. Happy Glamping!

    Further Read: 10 Most Offbeat Kerala Backwaters You Should Explore


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