5 Beautiful Camping Destinations In India

If your ideal vacation involves getting in touch with nature, trekking through the wilderness, indulging in some adventure sports, and sleeping under a stunning canopy of stars at night, were guessing that youre a camper at heart. India has been blessed with some really interesting places where you can set up camp and enjoy a peaceful communion with nature, thanks to its varied terrain and climate. If you don't need five- star suites and youre ready for an experience of a lifetime, here are our top picks on the best camping destinations in India!

1. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

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Rishikesh, located in the foothills of Himalayas is one of the most popular destinations when it comes to camping in India. Rishikesh boasts of many picturesque camping grounds nestled among gorgeous hills. Theres a little something for the adventure seekers too: rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, bungee jumping, trekking, and a lot more!

2. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

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The golden sands of Jaisalmer are the perfect setting to a perfect camping experience. Jaisalmer at sunset is a spectacular sight that should not be missed.

With camel rides, traditional Rajasthani food and folk dances, it will be a culturalexperience that you will be telling stories about for years!

3. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

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Now this is an absolutely breath taking option if you're looking for a camping experience thats truly at the heart of nature. Spiti Valley is located high in the Himalayas in the north-eastern part of Himachal Pradesh. Camping in the summer (its completely cut off during winters) to beat the heat of northern India could never get more picture perfect than this. Another option in Spiti Valley would be to set up camp at Chandra Taal Lake, an ideal destination for those who are interested in trekking.

Also read about Valleys in Himachal Pradesh

4. Sonamarg, Jammu and Kashmir

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Sonamarg, Jammu and Kashmir

If we talk about camping, we cannot possibly leave out the place that is known as paradise on earth! Sonamarg that literally means meadow of gold, located at an altitude of 2,740 metres above sea level, is surrounded by many naturalwonders: beautiful meadows, glaciers, lakes and snow-capped mountains.

Also read about Valleys of Kashmir

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Sarchu, Jammu and Kashmir

Sonamargs interesting terrain throws up some challenging treks that are not to be taken lightly! Another good option in Jammu and Kashmir would be a place called Sarchu. Its a major stopover on the Leh-Manali Highway and you could choose from the tents that are already there or set up your own. Hikes, nature tours, rafting and fishing are some of the activities you can enjoy here.

5. Anjuna, Goa

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This is an option for you if you dont want to stray too far away from civilisation. Anjuna is the best camping location in Goa and you have the benefit of great seafood, a happening night life, forts and chapels, friendly locals and flea markets that arent too far away. By choosing this destination, you can have a very hippy-happy, chilled out camp experience. So, go Goa!

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