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Beautiful and Affordable Camping Sites in India

As life has become quite busy because of the rising competition, who doesn't like a bit of getaway from their normal routine, right? In order to rejuvenate yourself from daily hassles of life, note down these beautiful camping sites and plan your next trip to connect with mother nature.

Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh


This place is situated in the Himalayas, in the north-eastern part of Himachal Pradesh. Interestingly, the name “Spiti" means “The middle land", as the valley is situated between Tibet and India. There is no doubt that Spiti Valley is one of the most beautiful places in India, and is well-visited by tourists from all over the world to experience many kinds of adventures, from to camping to trekking. Tourists visit this place majorly to detoxify themselves by camping under the night sky full if stars.

  • Best time of camping: Since, Spiti Valley is cold most of the time, therefore the best time to camp is in summer months, i.e. from late May to October.
  • How to reach: (i) By Air- The nearest airport to Spiti Valley is Kullu's Bhuntar Airport, which is 54 kilometres away. (ii) By Road- Buses are available from Manali to reach Spiti Valley. Though, the 198 kilometres distance is tough as the roads are difficult.

Spiti Valley during summer. Photo by Anisha Tulika on Unsplash



Chandratal Lake, Himachal Pradesh

It is situated at an altitude of 4300 metre above sea level in the state of Himachal Pradesh, and is near Spiti Valley. Beautifully surrounded by mountains and rocky terrains, this place gives a sweet resemblance of the Pangong Lake in Ladakh. It is believed that this lake was discovered by some of the nomads who were traveling from Ladakh and Tibet to the valleys of Spiti and Kullu. It is also believed that in Hindu mythology, Chandratal Lake is the spot from where King Yudhistra, who was the eldest of the Pandava Brothers, was picked up by the chariot of Lord Indra during their quest to the Himalayas. This place attracts a lot of tourists because of its magnificent view.
  • Best time of camping: As Chandratal Lake is situated near Spiti Valley, the best time to camp is from May to October.
  • How to reach: (i) By Air- As the nearest airport to Spiti Valley is Kullu's Bhuntar Airport, after reaching here, bus or cab can be hired to reach Chandratal Lake. (ii) By Road- Buses and even cabs are available to reach Chandratal Lake. (iii) By Train- As Shimla railway runs through various parts of Himachal Pradesh, train can also be used to reach Chandratal Lake.

Camping at Chandratal Lake is one kind of a experience. wikimedia



Namri Eco Camp, Assam
Not many people are aware about this splendid treasure in the region of Assam which is further situated in the foothills of Eastern Himalayas along the banks of one of River Brahmaputra's tributaries. There is no doubt that the place is surrounded by heavy greens, and so to enjoy the beauty of the view, the camps are often set near the Jia-Bhoroli River. One of the most prominent feature of this place is that it is a National Park along with a Tiger Reserve Sanctuary and Wildlife Sanctuary. Hence, Namri Eco Camp is undoubtedly one of the best places for camping where tourists can also take part in adventure activities like river rafting, bird watching, tiger spotting, and trekking.
  • Best time of camping: The best time to camp in Namri Eco Camp is in the month of October to early April.
  • How to reach: (i) By Air: The nearest airport to Nameri Eco Camp is Salonibari Airport in Tezpur, which is 34 kilometres away. (ii) By Road- To reach Namri Eco Camp, road is one of the best ways to reach, since the destinations is well connected via highways. (iii) By Train- Nearest railway station is Rangapara, which is 21 kilometers away from Namri Eco Camp.

To enjoy the beauty of the view, the camps are often set near the Jia-Bhoroli River. Photo by Wilson Ye on Unsplash



Rishikesh, Uttrakhand

When it comes to camping, how can we not mention Rishikesh, right? Situated in the foothills of Shivalik Range of Himalayas and on the banks of River Ganga, camping here not only brings one closer to mother nature but also to spiritualism. As this place is known as the "Yoga Capital of India", it attracts a lot of tourists who and enjoy camping along with adventurous games like river rafting, body surfing, cliff jumping, trekking, fox flying, and zip lining.

  • Best time of camping: The best time to camp in Rishikesh is from March to June and September to November.
  • How to reach: (i) By Air- The nearest airport to Rishikesh is the Jolly Grant airport, Dehradun, which is 35 kilometres away. (ii) By Road- One of the best way to reach Rishikesh is by road, and it also serves as a fun ride. (iii) By Rail- The nearest railway station to Rishikesh is in Haridwar, which is approximately 25 kilometres away.

Best time to camp in Rishikesh is from September to March. Photo by Scott Goodwill on Unsplash



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