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Camping in Wonderland – 7 Amazing Sites for Camping in India

In our day to day schedules whether we are working or school going, getting yelled at or yelling at people, we all have an urge to go on a holiday and just have fun or stay away from work. But, giving in to our needs and wants, we have to work for a larger part of the year and holiday only for a minuscule part. But that minuscule part has to be the most memorable, adventurous, fun filled and exiting anyhow.
To make your holiday one of its kind, here’s a list of a few camping sites that can make your trip amazing and talk-worthy.

1. Locating your inner self in Ladakh:

Ladakh is undoubtedly one of the amazing places for camping. You can just pack your bag, carry you DSLR and just arrive in Ladakh. You need no one along as you get to talk to simple people, interact with them as the people in Ladakh are very friendly and helpful. You can visit camps set up in a rural ethnic village run by Ladakhi traditional families giving you an insight of traditional family house, Ladakhi food and apple groves rendering a relaxed and rejuvenating atmosphere for your holidays.

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Camping in Ladakh (Flickr) (camping in India)

 

2. Har Har Gange in Rishikesh:

Rishikesh is located in the lap of Himalayas near to the one of the famous and celebrated pilgrimage destination, ‘Haridwar’. Rishikesh is quite popular among all age groups, be it youngsters or old couples or families. Rishikesh not only offers quite a few camping sites but also an international experience with so many firangis hanging out, decked up in traditional orange clothes with huge malas embracing their necks. On the other hand, Rishikesh lets you explore your adventurous strength and lets you go rafting and try out other adventure sports. The experience of thenational park, hills and the holy Ganga comes along without a mention.

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3. Coffee with Wayanad:

Wayanad is a district of Kerala with lush greenery is an interesting camping site which is set amidst the picturesque nature, aromatic coffee plantations and pepper plantations and you can’t keep yourself on telling people how beautiful and calm Wayanad is. Wayanad lets you fall in love with it on the very day you are in its territory. To lie by the mountain side and hear the brook flowing by is so soothing and peace-giving. Kerala lets you add adventure to your trip by offering you to go hiking and rafting.

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Camping in Wayanad (Flickr)

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4. Happy Feet in Hampi:

Vijayanagara Empire’s former capital, Hampi situated in Karnataka is fast growing favourite camping destination for Indian as well as International citizens. Hampi remains an essential religious hub, housing the Virupaksha, Lakshmi Narasimha, Hemakuta Hill, Big Shivlinga and Vithala temples which takes you into that spiritual zone and your hear refuses to get back to where you belong. If you are rock-climbing enthusiast, Hampi is the destination for you as it is the bouldering capital of India and the city’s rocky landscape, dotted with ancient temple ruins, makes for a unique climbing experience and cover page pictures for your facebook profile.

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Hampi (Flickr)

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5. Merry Making in Mashobara:

Mashobra is a town in one of the famous hill stations for honeymooners, Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. It is connected to the state capital Shimla through the historic Hindustan–Tibet Road built in 1850 by Lord Dalhousie. The narrow roads and steep hills are quite an adventure in itself but Mashobara also offers you experiences like a horse ride which takes you around the tennis clubs, amidst huge pine trees, bollywood movie destinations. Mashobara is a perfect place to set up a camp on one of the hills in the chill cold weather all year around and have cup-a-noodles and enjoy the nature.

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Camping in Mashobra (Flickr)

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6. Experience Canoe-like situation in Coorg:

Visiting Coorg when you are on a holiday is a blissful experience as one gets to see a wide spectrum of landscape camping, the winding roads, acres and acres of coffee and cardamom plantations, misty hills, stretches of paddy fields, small river streams. The chirping of innumerable birds which are easier heard than seen, fill the air and set the rhythm with your heart and mood. As the night approaches and the bonfire blazes, lie on your back and use the in-house telescope to embark on a cosmic trip to map the skies. There you are, on your very own tropical getaway surrounded by verdant hills and forests which will last fresh in your mind even after years.

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Camping in Coorg (Flickr)

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7. Amidst Mesmerizing Munnar:

Munnar, a small hill town in Kerala is famous for its tea gardens and undulating mountains. Munnar, one of the greatly regarded trekking destination for travellers visiting South India is known for its fish nets as well. You can trek through the forests and relocate your camping sites each day. A special mention goes to the ‘Cliff Hut’ which is known as the highest camping place in entire South India. To make the maximum of the opportunity and to witness the wilderness in its untouched beauty, Periyar Tiger Reserve offers another camping opportunity to the adventurous animal in you.

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Camping in Munnar (Flickr)

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So next time, you plan your holiday, first visit all these places and then think about any other place because there is only little that I could tell you here. The places await you to give you a whole new experience and lots of memories. Also, I am a believer of the fact that, ‘Some things are best left unsaid, for discovering them yourself adds to eternal pleasure.’

Happy Holiday-ing to you!

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