India - Be in the Rendezvous land of color, culture and fauna - Camping in India is quite popular among the nature lovers as it provides ample scope to peep into the wild world of animals and plants. Camping destinations in India are chock-a-blocks with wildlife lovers throughout the year.

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Whats Camping !

Ideally, the basic idea of spending some days out from the city, in the wilds among the nature, within the natural condition of temperature and weather changes is Camping Out. Camping is one activity which can be coupled with other activities like nature walking, bird watching, short treks, safaris, trekking, boating, fishing, hiking, biking and things like that... . In other words Camping Out may be applied to those living outdoors out of city. Its simply roughing it out!


Types Of Camping

People vary in their choice of Camping -

»Backpacking : Is one such sort of Camping. Its a mobile variety of tent camping. Backpackers use lightweight equipments to be carried for long distances, camping at places of their own choice - within the stipulated limits. It is less costlier than any other type of Camping and takes more time.

»Canoe Camping : It is another sort which uses Canoe for moving from one place to another. In this a lot amount of weight can be carried and a large number of things can be put on. It is a bit expensive than the Backpacking Camping. While Camping on the beach watch the tides come in a way and then choose the place to camp. Camping next to a soggy meadow or a lake can lead to mosquitoes and insects. Keep a distance here.

»Bicycle Camping : It involves touring andcamping both. The touring is done by bicycle, covering big distances. It has less carrying capacity then the Backpacking but the time takenis less. It is also cost effective. Do not camp near the large or beneath the dead trees. Branches can crash at any time.

»Motocycle Caming : This one makes for mobile camping. In this the storage capacity is more than the bicycle camping and the time taken less.


Famous Camping Places :
River Rafting In Rishikesh
Rishikesh - Himachal Pradesh
Lying in the lap od Himalayas, Rishikesh is considered to be one of the best places to camp out in the beginning of winters. Also a good place for Rafting, it attracts people from worldover, round the year.

Spiti Valley Camp
Spiti Valley - Himachal Pradesh
Lying near Tibet and Ladakh, in the district Keylong of Himachal Pradesh, its one of the favourite Camping Spots. Completely cut off during the winters, its makes the best place to Camp in the Summers of May - June.


Camping Manali

The Camping Pack

Certain things become a pre - requisite for any sort of camping. A sleeping bag seems worth a while. If you don't get a nice sleep, then the whole idea of camping gets disrupted. A Sleeping Pad or a Mattress placed underneath the sleeping bag for cushioning from twigs and other wilds is one of the best prepositions to work out folding chair, lantern, flashlight , hatchet, axe, or saw are some of the basic requirements for digging and paving space for camping. Ropes and Tarps for stringing clothes, Chuck Box for holding varied camp kitchen items for food preparation, consumption and cleanup. (Cleaning up the area is one of the most important things to do while on Camping - it keep the Ecological Balance maintained and the place good for further Campers).


Places For Camping India

Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Mussoorie, Manali, Mumbai are some of the places which are best known Camping grounds in India. Here is a list of the popular camping places India
  • Chandertal Lake Camp
  • Manali Solang Valley Camp
  • Spiti Valley Camp
  • Mussoorie Campgrounds
  • Camel Safari Camp Jaisalmer
  • Pushkar Camp
  • Empower Activity Camp Mumbai
  • Corbett National Park
  • Rishikesh Rafting Camp
  • Kaudiyala Camp Uttaranchal
  • Soanmarg Srinagar J& K
  • Himalayas Camp Uttaranchal


  • What To Take

    Ultralight tent, long trousers, toilet papaer, sunscreen and a mineral water bottle (s)(strapped) are some of the things you shouldn't forget to carry while Camping. Do take a sleeping bag for a cosy night sleep. Food preparoing pans, mugs, spices, track suits, medicines, list of emergency call numbers, trekking shoes and mineral water are a must. Citronella Fuel, Candles, Tiki torches with fuel, Citrus Fruit smell insect repellents and screen rooms are the things to be kept.

    There are certain things which one should remember while camping -
  • Take Campfire Permissions as every place does not permit so, especially the Sanctuaries.
  • Do not camp near swamy wet meadows, still stagnant water.
  • Do not wear any sort of perfume, scent. Keep the flammable items at bay.
  • Build a small fire, smoke will keep the bugs away.
  • Zip up the tent,even if you are in the tent for a minute and turn off the flashlight once you enter the tent.. This will keep the unwanted animals away.
  • Camp in cooler months - Spring and Fall - to get the most of it.

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