Glamping in India: Giving Camping a Leg Up
Camping has got a glamorous new upgrade and is now referred to as Glamping.
In a country as diversely large as India, we are lucky to be endowed with glamping hotspots to try out this unique experience. Here are a few locations to head to during the best of times.
These super luxury camps introduce the millennial traveller to exceptional locations in the mountains, deserts and jungles.
Experience India’s dramatic landscapes in one of the following destinations;
Best time to visit: May – October
The Chamba Camp at Thiksey creates once in a lifetime experiences – watch a game of polo, a sport of the Royals of Ladakh, raft down the River Indus, enjoy picnic lunches amidst the most picturesque spots with unforgettable views and much much more.
Best time to visit: November – December
The picturesque state of Nagaland is bound by Assam in the west; Myanmar in the east; Arunachal Pradesh in the north and Manipur in the south, forming a part of what is known as the Seven Sisters, the seven states of north-east India, full of rolling hills and verdant rain forests. They have retained much of their traditional and cultural heritage and make an excellent glamp site.
Best time to visit: October – June
Ranthambore has plenty of options like Oberoi, Aman I Khas and Sher Bagh. Raised on concrete plinths, the air-conditioned tents echo Mughal pavilions with cotton drapes separating sleeping, dressing and bathing sections nestling on the borders of Ranthambhore National Park.
JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK, UTTARAKHAND
Best time to visit: October – June
Camp Forktail Creek in Jim Corbett has 12 luxury safari-styled tents. The tents are raised on wooden platforms with a private sundeck to each one. The Thatch is the dining and lounge area built out of grass and wood locally. Around the thatch is the Campfire pit and barbecue area, which provide for campfires and barbecues after sundown.
Best time to visit: October – February
The site is at the foothills of the Vythiri ranges with the majestic Chembra peak to the left and the Banasura/Kuruchermala to the right. Grassroots is set on a coffee property that overlooks a tea plantation. Luxury Swiss tents, spacious and plush with every amenity that the discerning traveller would want. Air conditioning, hot water along with soft, comfy and clean furnishing. Every aspect towards detail has been looked into carefully to ensure the traveller feels pampered and rejuvenated in this mountain town with its fresh, crisp and healthy air.
Best time to visit: May – September
Cradled by jagged mountains on the northern route from the Leh Valley, meet two ancient rivers – Nubra and Shyok. They form the enchanting Nubra Valley – an oasis of forgotten tales of merchants, mercenaries and monks who trudged these high-altitudes trans-Himalayan sand dunes in search of gold, glory and God.
Continuing the expedition through dramatic landscapes of enormous glaciated peaks and arid thoroughfares, reach the tranquil yet thriving village of Diskit. Untouched by the mainstream mayhem, the village has beautifully preserved its sanctity despite being the commercial hub of Nubra.
KANHA NATIONAL PARK, MADHYA PRADESH
Best time to visit: October – March
The safari lodges are a perfect blend of luxury and wilderness. You get to rub shoulders with the wildlife of Kanha National Park. You can choose from 3 types of accommodation where all the tents give you a feeling of living in harmony with the forest.
Best time to visit: October – January
Our favourite weekend getaway is not just about beaches. Goa has different dimensions of accommodations and semi-luxury tents are one of them.
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