8 best camping sites in India for tourists

If you have been planning for a camping getaway that’s unlike any other, Incredible India welcomes you with some of the most beautiful destinations that can definitely enrich your overall travel and camping experience. The best part about India is there are not just one or two. But several different types of camping sites across the entire country welcome you with their own charisma.

We recommend you adding these best camping sites in India to your bucket list as they are definitely worth the visit:

1. Manali

It goes without saying that Manali is one of the best camping sites in India that you cannot go wrong with. Nestled in the beautiful landscapes of Himachal Pradesh, Manali, although a small town, attracts tourists, especially nature lovers, throughout the year.

Although there are no shortages of camping spots in Manali, Solang Valley is indeed one of the most beautiful places. The valley boasts of picturesque greenery and a consistent valley slope where tourists can camp. Apart from camping, the valley is also open for other types of outdoor activities, including hiking, climbing, river crossing, paragliding, bonfire, zorbing, skiing, ATV riding, and bird watching. 

2. Darjeeling

Another beautiful hill camping destination in India that you cannot go wrong with is Darjeeling. Although the hill town is popular for its world-renowned Darjeeling tea and heritage toy train, the town welcomes adventure and outdoor lovers throughout the year as well. 

There are several places in Darjeeling where you can camp and do outdoor activities. These places include Senchal wildlife sanctuary, Lamahatta farms, Mane Bhanjang, and Sandakphu. These tourist spots are open for different types of outdoor activities, including camping, hiking, trekking, cycling, nature walking, birdwatching, paragliding, and local discoveries. 

3. Jaisalmer

If you have already checked a hill station camping on your bucket list and want to try something new and exotic, you cannot go wrong with a desert destination. And one of the best desert camping destinations in India is Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. Contrary to misconceptions, camping in Jaisalmer in the desert region will not be a sweltering experience as the luxury summer camps in the region are properly air-conditioned.

By booking your stay in one of the luxury air-conditioned cabs, you can be close to the heart of the desert and bask in its true beauty. Camping in Jaisalmer is not just about enjoying views as it’s also one of a kind culinary experience. You get to enjoy some of the best local cuisines all within the air-conditioned tent. Bonfire, desert walks, and desert safari are other outdoor activities that you can enjoy when camping in Jaisalmer.

4. Ladakh

If the idea of camping on barren mountains takes you by fascination, you cannot go wrong by choosing Ladakh as your camping destination. There is no denying the fact that Ladakh is one of the most popular tourist spots in India. So much so that it is one of the most visited places in the country all year round. 

Although there are endless options when it comes to choosing the perfect camping destination in Ladakh, Pangong lake is simply one of the best spots. In most cases, there are usually plenty of camping spots open and available near Pangong Lake. By camping near the lake, you not only get to enjoy the majestic water body but also get inspired by the majestic barren mountains that dominate the skyline of the region. 

5. Wayanad

Kerala is one of the most under-explored places in India. And interestingly, the place is one of the most beautiful tourist spots in India. Wayanad, in specific, is a place in Kerala that’s definitely worth a visit. The quaint and picturesque hill destination is home to some of the most beautiful hillside camping spots. 

It is from specific camping spots in Wayanad that tourists get to enjoy beautiful views of the Western Ghats. Some of the best tourist spots in Wayanad include Edakkal caves, Kuruva Island, and Chembra Peak. 

6. Cherrapunji

Cherrapunji is known as the wettest place in India. However, that shouldn’t discourage you from visiting doctors as the town has its own one-of-a-kind charm that is sure to dazzle you. The place offers several camping destinations that are blessed with picturesque natural beauty. And one of the most beautiful destinations is Sohbar. 

There are plenty of natural tourist attractions in Cherrapunji that I was checking out. These include Sweet Falls, living root bridge, Mawsmai cave, Nohkalikai falls, Khoh Ramah, and Dainthlen road. 

7. Goa

If there is one major tourist spot in India that earns recognition in almost every travel review, it’s Goa. The place has its reputation as one of the best places in the country to chill out, hang out, party, and attend art festivals. However, the place is also home to some of the most beautiful and pristine beaches that are also open as camping destinations

Anjuna Beach is one of the most popular for being a great camping spot. Unlike other Beautiful beaches, Anjuna beach isn’t overly crowded. Also, there are plenty of escapades on the beach where you can camp and enjoy other outdoor activities, including nature walks, local culinary activities, and other beach activities. 

8. Madhya Pradesh

Forest regions in India hold a special place for adventure seekers and nature lovers. And one of the best forest regions in India is the state of Madhya Pradesh. As one of the best camping sites in India, Madhya Pradesh welcomes adventure seekers with plenty of camping spots to choose from. 

One of the most popular and most beautiful camping destinations in Madhya Pradesh is the Pench National Park. The region offers plenty of camping spots for tourists. There are plenty of forest adventures to experience in the national park, including wildlife watching, wildlife safari, nature walks, bonfires, interaction with local tribes, and zoo visits. The best part is, Pench National Park is open for nature lovers and adventure seekers tourists also about the year.