7 Destinations of India for a Camping Trip

Sometime to get the real-time experience of a destination, staying out of your hotel room in nature is a must-do for every traveler once in their lifetime. Starry skies, fresh open air to breathe, silence for some rejuvenation are some awestruck experiences of camping. India has always been a treasure of mesmerizing destinations which attracts backpackers from all over the world. Geographical location has enriched this destination with mountains, valleys, forests, rivers etc making them great camping sites. Looking out to escape the hustle and bustle of the city into the greens, here you can find destinations to help with your choice.

Beware: Before diving into the wild environment, remember to carry along a first-aid kit, mosquito repellent, torches, map and of course a compass!!

Now let’s look into these serene destinations topping the list.



Rishikesh being the pilgrimage town of India, also nestles various camping grounds to stay in the lap of nature alongside the river banks. One can also get their hands dirty with adventure sports such as river rafting, a game of volleyball etc. Pitch your tent, cook your own meal and soak in the feel of a campfire under a starry sky is what camping here in Rishikesh is all about.

2.Jaisalmer, Rajasthan


Deserts can be camping grounds too!! Wondering how ?. Head to Jaisalmer in Rajasthan for perfect camping experience under starry skies. The Sam Sand Dunes here in Jaisalmer offers great camping sites. For some luxury indulgence, Serai is the camping site for you.

3.Pushkar, Rajasthan


Pushkar, Rajasthan is the home to the only Brahma temple in the world. The tranquil environment with its lakes and Ghats makes it a sought destination among campers. From luxury camping tents to personalized ones, it has it all.



Leh Ladakh, the most enchanting destination of India which has plenty of options to camp. Be it the camping site en-route from Manali to Leh, the Sarachu valley or near lakes such as Tso Moriri or Pangong which are a pure depiction of beauty.

5.Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

In the Northern India, if any camping site that is highly popular then Spiti Valley situated in Keylong district of Himachal Pradesh is the one! Adventure lovers come from all over the world for setting up camps in the most natural setting.

6.Wayanad, Kerala


The camping site in Wayanad is situated in Chembra Peak ideal for camping and trekking experience. Check the weather conditions before heading to camp inside the wild amidst the jungles. From rejuvenating in nature’s lap to clicking some panoramic snaps, this is what this place is all about. Although one needs special permission to camp on the grounds of Meppadi.  

7.Matheran, Maharashtra


Last but not in the list is the vehicle free destination of Maharashtra called Matheran. Head to the nearby Charlotte lake to set up your tents, soak in nature, tune in some activities or cooking your meals under the moonlight. Breathtaking views of the slopes of Western Ghats from varying viewpoints and rewinding some history with its old colonial buildings is what Matheran has to offer.

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