To break the monotony of life, we all crave for new experiences. Some love adventurous ones while some other prefer just escaping to a tranquil place to relax. But what happens when the two worlds are merged together? Yes, glamping!
Glamping is a newly formed term for glamorous camping or luxurious camping. Through this, you can not only have the adventure of camping, but also you don't have to compromise on the quality of camping. Luxury camping varies from one kind to another, but the common luxuries of sleeping on a bed and sometimes furnished camps are what glamping is all about.
If you wish to go glamping, then here are the 7 best places of India that can be perfect for a brilliant glamping experience.
The quaint little town of Mashobra in Himachal Pradesh is an offbeat destination where you can camp luxuriously amidst the pristine nature. This town which is settled near Shimla, is great for adventure buffs who love trekking or skiing and, of course, for the nature lovers.
The best time to visit Mashobra is between March to June, but if you wish to see the snowfall, then the winter season is ideal. You can camp in the semi-bamboo cottages of Mashobra.
Rajasthan's royal city, Jaisalmer, is also known as the Golden City due to the unparalleled architecture of monuments, mainly of yellow sandstone. Apart from being home to some of the finest palaces and forts, such as Jaisalmer Fort, Lodurva Jain Temple, etc., Jaisalmer provides the right space and amenities for glamping.
Mostly found closer to the Sam Sand Dunes, an array of options are available for luxurious camping on the desert of Jaisalmer. Along with camping in the desert, you can enjoy camel rides, sunsets, relish the local cuisine and enjoy the folk dance of the locals.
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The town of Munsiyari is fondly known as the Little Kashmir due to its striking resemblance. Munsiyari which literally translates to "town with snow" is a picturesque place that has quite a few places of interest, such as Panchachuli Peak, Birthi Falls, Khaliya Top to name a few.
Being an offbeat destination, Munsiyari proves to be the ideal place for glamping, since camping luxuriously with the breathtaking vistas of the snow-capped Kumaon mountains should simply be magical!
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Goa, the hub of all things fun and frolic, is an ideal destination when you want to pamper yourself with some glamping. Offbeat beaches, like Arambol, Agonda or Galgibag, in the far south of Goa usually have facilities for luxuriously camping beside the breathtaking view of the beach.
While you're at Goa, try visiting the many temples and Portuguese architecture reflected in the many colonies, Basilica of Bom Jesus, etc. Explore the many beaches, such as Baga, Candolim, Calangute as well.
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Bundi, the city of Rajasthan known for the many palaces, forts and stepwells, is a great place for glamping. Especially for the nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers, Bundi is certainly a haven, where they can find luxurious camping available, particularly in the region owned by Dugari's Maharaja Rajendra Singhji.
These tents in Bundi are available with a touch of royalty, transporting you to a bygone era. It is best to visit Bundi between October to February. Taragarh Fort, Bundi Palace and Sukh Mahal are some of the places that you can visit in Bundi.
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Wayanad, a district of Kerala, is perhaps one of the best retreats to nature. With lush green tea plantations, backwaters and beaches, Wayanad is a great place to plan for luxury camping. Many travellers love going on bike rides to the green town and adventure buffs plan for trekking and more.
Visit Wayanad between the months of October to February for having the best travel experience. If you do not like the idea of houseboats, you may camp amidst the beauty of nature. Places of interest in Wayanad include Chembra Peak, Edakkal Caves, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, to name a few.
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What best way to unwind yourself than relax in the heart of nature at the breathtaking and popular hill station of Manali? Woody forests flanking the town, majestic river Beas flowing through and beautiful hills surrounding all of Manali is what you can expect while planning for a trip to Manali.
Sarchu in Manali is a great place for glamping since it is an army-protected area. With the water of river Tsarap Chu trickling beside Sarchu, a good glamping experience here is a given.
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