There’s so much thrill and contentment in setting off to a wilderness area with nothing but the basic camping essentials to live off the grid and feel one with nature. And when you add lavish comforts to this outdoor recreation, it opens the door to a whole new kind of camping experience, which is referred to as glamping aka glamorous camping. All the added conveniences of glamping don’t mean that they take away the element of excitement, adventure and thrill that is intrinsic to camping. You get to enjoy the great outdoors as they are, but without compromising on luxury and comfort. Hence, glamping emerged as a preferred vacation idea for luxury travelers seeking to stay closer to nature. So, if you wish to give this upgraded camping a try, then here are the best places for glamping in India.
Serai Desert Camp, Jaisalmer
Located in the heart of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer lures luxury travelers with an enthralling experience of desert glamping in India. The opulent tents set in 30 acres of desert scrub offer uninterrupted views of the golden sand dunes as far as the eye can see. The traditional-cum-luxury tents come with spacious bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, outdoor relaxation areas, and sheltered sitting rooms.
Pamper yourself with a rejuvenating spa at the Serai’s spa parlor, go for a camel ride in the desert during the sunset, enjoy a great dining experience that treats you to Rajasthani cuisine and hospitality, and spend a portion of the night under the starry sky; gazing at the twinkles that get brighter as the night gets darker.
Ultimate Traveling Camp, Ladakh
The beauty of Ladakh’s dramatic landscapes is such that it hypnotizes travelers into fixating their eyes and minds on its rough and rugged terrains. And glamping in Ladakh is your chance to immerse yourself in the surreal beauty of Ladakh, day through night.
The Ultimate Traveling Camp, located in the lap of the Himalayan Mountains in Thiskey, is known to provide a comfortable stay in its white linen tents featuring four-poster beds, attached bathrooms, and private sit-outs. From your tent at this high-altitude glampsite, you can also catch a stunning view of Thiksey Monastery, situated about 20 km from Leh. The camp operators also have a lavish campsite in Diskit in Nubra Valley, which is perfect for stargazing lovers.
Banjaar Tola, Kanha National Park
The options for glamping in India are as diverse as the geography of this country. For wildlife enthusiasts, Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh offers safe glamping amidst untouched natural settings. Banjaar Tola by Taj Safaris is set up adjacent to the core zone of the forest and boasts of 18 sumptuous tented suites, each opening onto a private verandah that overlooks the Banjar River.
While the ultra-luxurious camps look after your needs and comforts, the forest seems to take the best care of you; what with the soothing sounds of the river singing you to sleep at night and the pleasant chirping of birds and the gentle rustle of trees waking you up for a fresh start.
If you have already tried the traditional houseboat cruise in God’s Own Country, give glamping a shot the next time you book your flights to Kerala for a vacation. Tucked in the verdant greenery of Wayanad, Grassroots’ plush tents equipped with all modern amenities give five-star hotels and resorts a run for their money.
The property is set on a 3-acre coffee, areca nut, and pepper plantation surrounded by majestic mountains. A river stream flows nearby, adding to the serenity of the place. The private porch in front of your tent is the ideal place to take it all, with a cup of freshly-brewed coffee in hand. Nature walks, bird-watching tours, bicycle rides, hiking, rafting, village lunches, and Ayurvedic treatments are also on offer!
Paros by Amarya, Goa
Fancy glamping by the beach? Then, Goa is your ideal spot for glamping in India. Paros by Amarya has arranged 11 stylish tents and one Portuguese-style villa close to the beautiful Morjim Beach for people like you, so you have the beach right at your doorstep and can stare at the vast ocean for as long as you feel like!
The decoration inside these elegant tents is very artistic, featuring an interesting blend of classic and contemporary Indian art. The furniture and fabrics you see here are hand-crafted from recycled old fishing boats. Alfresco dinner in the beach setting under the canopy of stars will be one of the highlights of your glamping experiences here.
From mountains, valleys, hills, and deserts to beaches and farmlands; glamping spots in this geographically-diverse country are many – each offering a unique and unforgettable experience. So, all set to go glamping in India? Book your flight tickets with us soon and enjoy a great glamping adventure.