Camping basically means ‘exploring the unexplored’ and ‘rediscovering self’. It is all about parting from our daily schedule and discovering a number of fresh memories which can be celebrated. Also, we get quality time to enjoy with our family and friends.
Glamping, as a concept, is a fusion of glamorous and camping. Glamping (luxury camping) allows you be as close to nature as you can without compromising on the comfort of fine living. Glamping in India has come of age with some fine luxury camps scattered all across country. Whether you be looking for a luxurious camp in the sand dunes or if it is a tree resort that you like; whether it be a jungle camp or an ethereal camping experience in Himalayas; check out the best camping sites in India for a glamping experience of a lifetime.
Luxury Wildlife Camps in India
The Oberoi Vanyavilas Sawai Madhopur
The Oberoi Vanyavilas in Sawai Madhopur is a forest resort, perhaps one of the finest luxury camps in India, placed on the margin of Rathambhore National Park in Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan. The well-equipped luxury tents are mounted within mud walls and the colorful local flowers add fragrance. These tents are placed along pebbled paths that are lit during the night with torches. Signposts are also placed for the guests’ convenience. Pool, spa and restaurant are at a walking distance from tents. Inside structure of tents reflect the times of Raj and their Caravans, that carried the royal noble men from one place to another. Washrooms are well designed with full length bath tubs and movable mirror. Also, the tent provides all the modern comforts with International standards including captivated dining, wellness and yoga.
Taj Mahua Kothi Bandhavgarh National Park
One of the finest places for glamping in India and first Taj safari lodges is the Taj Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh National Park. The Park is located in Madhya Pradesh and the name is well inspired from a fruitful and attractive Indian tree ‘Mahua’. The Kothi gives an experience which is quite knowledgeable, modern and classy. The Taj Kothi Bandhavgarh forest has 12 kutiyas. From inside, Kutiyas (the luxury camps) are well designed with decorative and colored walls, wooden shutters and handmade ceramic top covering. Washrooms too present an exceptional feel of being inside a luxury Taj group property providing all the facilities like indoor shower and bath and twin hand basins.
Aman-i-Khas Sawai Madhopur
Aman-I-Khas camp is a well -structured camp on the outer edge of Rathambhore National Park in the rough hills of Rajasthan. The name Aman -I- Khas (Aman-peace, Khas-special) itself defines the luxurious services provided. There are 10 luxury tents, all air -conditioned representing the Mughal style with interior walls draped in fine cotton. The entrance includes a screened area with chairs and dining table. There are three singular sections from the middle area which is for sleeping, dressing and bathing. Moreover to get the royal feel king- size bed is lined with writing desk. Also, the washrooms are facilitated with soaking tub, shower and a separate toilet. In- addition there are cupboards in the dressing section to make living more easy and comfortable.
Luxury Tree House Resorts in India
Vanya Tree House, Munnar
Vanya tree house is a nature resort in Kerala which serves the best with all safety measures. The name ‘Vanya ‘(wild) itself defines about the tree houses built on the top of enormous trees and constructed by wooden materials. Vanya tree house is located next to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and is stretched over 10 acres of land acquired only by giant trees. This resort is best known for its Ayurvedic Massage. The interior of the house is well facilitated with all the basic amenities including tea/coffee machines, personal cupboards and a balcony. Washrooms too are well designed with proper facility of shower along with toiletries.
Vythiri Resort Wayanad in Kerala
Vythiri Resort Wayanad is a forest resort constructed in the middle of hills of Wayanad in Malabar region of Kerala, at an altitude of 2600 feet above sea level. The place is wholly surrounded by greenery and acquires an area large enough to serve more than 200 visitors. Also it is a five star forest resort with a conference hall, big enough for maximum 2000 officials. This resort provides a fresh experience of dense forests, deep valleys, waterfalls and mountain streams. Inside the resort, cottages are well designed and facilitated with basic amenities. The facilities also include spa, ayurveda centre, health club, coffee shop, swimming pool and personal cupboards. Washrooms too are well -cleaned and maintained with basic requirements. The resort also includes 4 tree houses constructed totally with wooden materials and serves finely with basic needs.
Tree House Hideaway, Bandhavgarh
Tree House Hideaway is located in Bandhavgarh which is entirely surrounded by huge trees, giving you a feeling of staying amidst nature. This tree house offers its visitors a space well adorned with modern facilities and provides a romantic and relaxed life experience. As the houses are built on the top of trees, they are totally constructed with wooden stuff with well designed balconies from where visitors can have a pleasant view of Bandhavgarh Fort. There are 5 tree houses which serve the guests with all the basic requirements and are fully air-conditioned with attached washrooms with 24 hours supply of hot/cold water. Also, there is a restaurant and a mini bar.
Tree House Resort in Jaipur
Opposite to Amity University, Tree House Resort in Jaipur is the single nature resort in the city which serves adventurous and passionate life experience with all safety measures. This tree house resort is in the middle of dense forests, hills and streams and offers its visitors a space well adorned rooms with all modern facilities. As the houses are built on the top of trees, they are totally constructed with wooden stuff with well designed balconies from where visitors can have a pleasant view. The interior of the house is well facilitated with all basic requirements like tea/coffee machines, personal cupboards, restaurants, mini bar and the rooms are separated by 3 categories namely Deluxe, Luxury and Private set. Washrooms too are well designed with proper facility of shower along with toiletries.
The Machan Lonavala
The Machan is one of the nature resorts in Lonavala, best place for environment lovers. This resort provides a fresh experience of dense forests with total comfort and privacy. Visitors are served with two options namely; Heritage Machan and Canopy Machan. Heritage Machan is fine for families and is built 45 feet above the ground and it includes the hanging room, the roof space, and main floor with three different sleeping sections. Constructed 30 feet above the forest, Canopy Machan is perfect for couples. It includes a fully furnished bedroom and a well facilitated washroom. The place also presents a visit to historical attractions and number of outdoor activities.
Luxury Tea Resorts in India
The Tea valley Resort, Munnar
The Tea valley Resort is located in the middle of Tea Estate in Pothamedu in Munnar. The place provides a refreshing and adventurous experience with all comforts and privacy in the lap of nature. The resort contains 25 semi isolated cottages, including a private floor in each, overlooking the valley. Interiors of the resort include restaurants, games room, and barbeque and fulfill all basic requirements. Washrooms too are well designed with good water supply, shower along with toiletries. Let the amazing aroma of the tea fill your nostril and the lush greenery treat your eyes during your stay, amidst nature.
Glenburn Tea Estate Darjeeling
Glenburn Tea Estate is spread over a hill slope near Burra bungalow with an altitude varying from 3200ft to 800ft where Rungeet and Rung Dung Rivers flow through the estate. The estate is looked after by the tea planting family ‘The Prakashes’, well-known since numerous years as the “Chaiwala family”. Glenburn tea field is stretched over 1600 acres with an amazing view of Kanchenjunga Mountain Range.
To make the visit more relaxed, Burra Bungalow comprises of four set of rooms namely; the Planter’s Suite, the Rose Suite, the Kanchenjunga Suite and the Simbong Butterfly Room. All the four sets have their own features and quality comforts which attract the visitors. In general all are well -designed with embroidered bed linen, private washrooms facilitated with bath tubs along with toiletries and full day hot/cold water supply. The place also allows for other outdoor activities like hiking, rafting, camping and exploring the land on some vehicle. In-addition tourists get to know about the tea making process from beginning.
A Delhiite by birth and nomad by choice, Daksha is a person of myriad passions although traveling is of course her first love. Treading the border between observed and imagined worlds; she offers tips on how to find yourself when lost amidst the roads untravelled. Her areas of expertise include luxury travel, culture and up-and-coming and off-the-beaten path destinations.
Information source: Luxoindia.com
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