If you prefer sleeping user the sheet of stars instead of a cozy hotel room, living on a backpack instead of needing the support of facilities, like spending time have conversations with friends (on unknown people) around a bonfire instead of dining in a swanky restaurant; then you love camping for sure.
When you thinks of camping, the few destinations which comes to you mind (or you will receive as suggestions) are Rishikesh, Jaisalmer, Goa, Jim Corbett, Manali, Spiti and so on. But the explorer in you is looking for some less explored destinations and there is no dearth of those in India. Here are few of them:
The rocky hills in Anthargange, situated 70 KMS from Bangalore are heaven for the trekkers & campers. The interesting volcanic rock formations and numerous caves for exploration set it as a perfect destination for explorers & adventure seekers.
There are numerous beautiful locations to camp in Himalayas whether you are looking for camping in snow, or meadows, or by water streams. Ghora Lotani is again a beautiful camping spot in the region, where you will find panoramic view of snow-clad peaks while camping in green. If you are doing the ‘Roopkund Trek’, then you will have a halt and camp here.
Adventure seekers who love to spend night in a tent in deep forest will love this destination which is rich in flora and fauna, and exudes a ‘green and fresh’ fragrance all around. You will find hills and valleys, tropical forests, sprawling grasslands, sholas, cascading waterfalls and cardamom plantations. Gavi is also a heaven for bird-watchers with more than 260 species of birds including the great pied hornbill, woodpecker, and kingfishers. Gavi is located in Pathanamthitta district in Kerala
The Satsar Lake consists of seven small lakes connected with each other, set in a cascade formation. he Satsar Lakes are surrounded by lush green meadows which are home to shepherds during summer and serve as a perfect camping site. To sit and stare blankly at the Satsar is pure bliss
If you are looking for wilderness under canvas, then this is the destination to go; a quaint haven of old-world charm and rustic splendor. A perfect getawayfrom Delhi & Jaipur for those who value privacy, personalized service and of course the nature
Chadar is considered to be the most beautiful trek where you get to walk over the frozen river & lakes in Zanskar valley. The beauty of the trek is you will witness valley filled with breath-taking views of ice-peaks and unexpected hanging icicles that will attract your gaze for some time. You will spend the night at cave camps with the help of a born fire that will keep you warm and relaxed.
Though Munnar in one of the hottest travel destinations in Kerala, camping here is all-together is a different experience. And instead of experiencing fixed tents, there a various beautiful and serene locations to setup your camp and explore whatever is around. Wake up to the chirping birds, wish the misty morning with a cup of tea and then have a walk through the mountain side watching peeping sunlight.
Triund is one of the best camping destinations in Himalayas as it offers panoramic view of Dhauladhar mountain range, and you get to camp in middle of green pastures under the sheet of stars. In the proximity you can go paragliding in ‘Bil Billing’ or go on exploration of Lahesh Cave which is a 3550 meter long natural rock cave shelter.
Located in Sikkim & West Bengal border, the speciality of this destination is that you get to camp here on rocky island by the side of gushing Murty river bend. Also this region has some of the best and the most varied forests in India at your disposal for exploration.
For beach camping, what comes to our mind is obviously Goa, but not so far away from Mumbai & Pune there is a better destination, Kashid. Here you can camp on hillock flanked by the Phansad wildlife sanctuary and the majestic Arabian Sea, with access to a secluded beach located just a stone’s throw away. Here you can go out deep sea fishing and if you are lucky with the catch you can cook it on boat too.
So, how many of these camping destinations have you crossed off your list? If you have any more suggestions of less explored camping destinations do let us know and we will add them to our list.
PS. You can also connect to us if you want any help in exploring and camping in any of these destinations.