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13 Locations In India Where You Need To Pitch Your Camp!

 

Camping in the mountains is a blissful experience. Under the million of stars, with the beautiful mountains around. The setting is so perfect that it makes everyone close to nature. Here's a list of camping sites where you can pitch your tents to enhance your travelling experience.

Nubra, Ladakh

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Located in the North-east of the Ladakh valley it is one of the most stunning parts of the valley.  The valley separates Ladakh from Karakoram ranges. Claimed to be the world’s highest motorable road the valley is surrounded by the Buddhist culture. Bactrian camels are seen, and moreover, the village is known for its spectacular houses and apricot farming. The peace, the undisturbed silence, the ice, the clear sky, the chilly wind and the beautiful nights are worth experiencing. Camping at Nubra will help you soothe yourselves in the arms of the Himalayan valley.

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Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

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The city lies in the heart of the Thar Desert and offers an exotic destination to the tourists. Jaisalmer Fort, desert safari, Rajasthani food, and the unique art and dance forms attract a massive number of tourists every year.  January and February is the best time to visit Jaisalmer to witness performing arts like Kalbelia dances and folk songs and music. Camping in Jaisalmer is one of the best ways to enjoy various cultural events and peace of the midnights in the desert.

Read about more places to visit in Jaisalmer.

Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

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These barren land of Himalayas are geographically located between Tibet and India, and the word Spiti means the middle land. Surrounded by mountain ranges, Spiti has a Buddhist culture with beautiful monasteries. Chandratal Lake remains one of the most important tourist attractions, but Spiti valley largely remains unexplored. To experience the first bright ray of the sun, to watch a thousand stars, to listen the sound of the melting river, to explore the unexplored, camping in Spiti is the call you need to answer.

Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

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Situated at the banks of river Parvati, Kasol is one of the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh. Tourists coming to Kasol can take a trek to Malana, enjoy multi-cuisine food and also visit nearby village Tosh. The mesmerising riverside landscape, the Trance parties and the hippie culture will allure you to plan a camping trip to Kasol.

Read about treks in Kasol

Rishikesh, Uttrakhand

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The banks of Holy Ganges and the thick forests of Garwhal Himalayas is one of the best places in India to enjoy the camping experience. The best thing about camping in Rishikesh is that it is not just one site where you can pitch your tents. Rishikesh offers both beach camping, located on the banks of river Ganga and the forest camping set amidst the thick woods of Garwhal. Forest camping provides you with adventure sports such as rock climbing and trekking. Beach camping offers you river rafting, Bungee jumping and cliff jumping. You can choose your tents according to your mood! And if you are too greedy for adventure then there no harm in trying both.

Pushkar, Rajasthan

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Constituting the borders of Thar Desert, Pushkar is a place where camping can be enjoyable. It is one of the oldest cities of the country and attracts many tourists from all around the world every year especially during the annual ‘Pushkar camel fair’. This city has a beautiful lake and numerous bathing ghats. The city is surrounded by ‘Nag Pahars’ or the snake mountains and has numerous old and new temples which gather a significant tourist attraction. Camping in the deserts of Pushkar especially during the Pushkar Mela is the most recommended by the locals.

Pangong Lake, Ladakh

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Situated in the cold desert Ladakh, Pangong Lake is one most of the scenic places in India. It is located at a height of around 4300m and offers a view of calm serene waters amidst White Mountains laden with snow. It is a breeding place for various migratory birds. The lake freezes during winters, and in summers as the night falls, the temperature drops sharply. A night at Pangong will be a memorable one due to the quietness of the place and the chilling air testing your mettle.

Read more about Pangong Lake travel guide.

Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

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Rann of Kutch is the largest white-sand desert of India which looks like as if a huge mirror has been placed on the surface of the earth. Which is why the nights at Rann of Kutch offers a mesmerizing view of the reflection of infinite stars twinkling on the earth's surface. The days at Kutch are warm and sunny but as the sun begins to set the chills of winters begin to rise. A day at your camping site will offer the best of what nature has to offer!

Chakrata, Uttrakhand

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It is one of the highest places in Uttarakhand and the beauty of this village can be attributed to the deodar forests, which are considered the best in Asia. Chakrata offers an amazing sunset view from Deovan and also has the highest direct waterfall in the country, the Tiger fall. You can also see ancient limestone caves at Karst. Camping at Chakrata is in itself a complete package of the thrill and adventure you are seeking.

Gokarna, Karnataka

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This small town in the Karnataka is a wholesome mixture of culture and scenic beauty. Gokarna will help you to relive the cultural past of South India and rejuvenate your mind and body with the blue sea waters. Apart from that, you can have amazing seafood and surfing experience. With the Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other Gokarna is one of the most suitable places for beach camping.

Sarchu, Himachal Pradesh

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Sarchu is small halt that happens to be on Manali- Leh highway. With its high resemblance to Ladakh, Sarchu offers the splendour of barren land surrounded by the snow-topped mountains. At an elevation of 4290 m, it has Baralacha La to its south and Lachulung La to its north. The chills of winter winds, the naked sky and the delicious of Tibetan cuisine is offered to you when you set your tents at Sarchu Basecamp.

Jispa, Himachal Pradesh

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Another exotic camping site is Jispa, a small village in Lahual, Himachal Pradesh. Located on the banks of river Bhaga Jispa is amongst the most beautiful and the unexplored places of Himachal Pradesh. There is nothing but the beauty of nature in its purest form that will be offered to you at Jispa. 

Chopta, Uttrakhand

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Being a part of the Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary, Chopta is filled with the lush green sceneries that give a panoramic view of the Himalayas. It is also known as the ‘Mini Switzerland’ because of the prevailing serenity and the appealing grassland. Camping at Chopta should be on your bucket list if you have a love for treks and birds.

Why must Chopta be your next getaway?

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