7 Places In India You Should Pitch A Tent And Reconnect With Nature

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 "THERE WAS NOWHERE TO GO BUT EVERYWHERE, SO JUST KEEP ROLLING UNDER THE STARS."- Jack Kerouac

Take a cool drive outside the city or go on a traditional morning hike or ride a bike till the air pressure leaves your ear drums numb. When you lose the sight of civilization, that’s when you find your campground. Watch the star-packed sky and howl at the moon while you cook for the love of a primitive life. Out there. Somewhere. Pitch a tent once in your life.

Read through the bucket list of some of the exciting camping spots in India that will wake up the wave of wanderlust in you.








This meadow of gold at an easefully adventurous altitude of 2800 meters promises a comfortable Himalayan lap to rest. With the Kolhoi and Machoi Glacier at the vicinity of this campside more adventures await the bravehearts. The river Nallah Sindh meandering through the location, gives you ample fishing opportunities and manage a mahseer for dinner. Sonamarg is

Best time for camping: Mid-April till October

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Photo of Sonamarg by Disha Kapkoti

Amdist the pines, Sillery Gaon is perfect Himalayan campground 96 kms from New Jalpaiguri via Kalimpong. Against the mighty Kunchunjenga, this little haven for exotic birds is an excellent spot for birdwatching. This beauteous trail at 6000m above sea level offers a lovely panoramic view of the winding Teesta.

Best time for camping: The spot can be visited throughout the year but it's best to avoid the rainy season.

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Photo of Sillery Gaon, West Bengal, India by Disha Kapkoti

Do check the temperature rating on the sleeping bag when prepare yourself to spend a night in shivering cold at the Chembra peak. 17kms from Kalpetta, Chembra Peak at 2100 meters, is the tallest peak of the region and calls for a venturesome full day trek to reach the summit. Although backpackers require an official permission at Meppady for camping, immense photographic opportunities await you as you cross the heart shaped lake midway.

Best time for camping: October to February

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Photo of Wayanad, Kerala, India by Disha Kapkoti

Wake up to the dew laden trees at the height of 1479 meters amidst the evergreens of the Nandi Hills. 60kms from the city of Bengaluru, with migrant species of flycatchers and thrushes found on the hillslopes as you trek up, Nandi Hills was rightly called Anandagiri, the hill of happiness, in ancient India.

Best time to visit: Nandi hills can be visited throughout the year except the rainy season.

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Photo of Nandi Hills, Karnataka, India by Disha Kapkoti

A wonderous crown jewel of Dharamshala, embraced by the surreal Dhauladhar Range, Triund is a moderate 6 hours trek from Mcleodganj. The star-studded sky at Triund is nature’s bounty waiting at the hill top. Tents can be carried along and rented at the top. The morning calls for a nature walk or some lively cricket at the green grounds.

Best time for camping: May-June and Spetember-October.

Photo of Triund, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India by Disha Kapkoti

Rightly called, the Scotland of India, Coorg’s silent charm is a trekker’s haven. The trekking routes through tea and coffee plantations lead you to some of the most stunning destinations in the Western Ghats. The rippling of a white cascade at Bettigiri is music to ears as you pitch a tent here and prepare for bonfire and barbeque snacks.

Best time for camping: March and April

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Photo of Coorg, Karnataka, India by Disha Kapkoti

With the sky painted in cerulean blue and colourful paragliders joyfully gliding all around, this is a valley of absolute bliss. 14kms from Manali, away from the touristy chaos, on the western bank of Beas River, it’s a perfect spot to roll down the hill in an orb. Tents are available on rent during the summers, a perfect time to set your eyes at the apple orchards or view the valley 8500 ft above sea level from the ropeway.

Best time to visit: December to February

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Photo of Solang Valley, Burwa, Himachal Pradesh, India by Disha Kapkoti
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Mon 07 24 17, 00:44 · Reply · Report
Try camping in Dawki, Meghalaya once. It's out if the world experience.
Thu 04 27 17, 07:28 · Reply · Report
Wish you were more specific. Campsites, Camping & pitching a tent are not just the same! I ride my RE over 6-10k in a year & to save on stays I carry a tent but found it very difficult pitch one due to objections from locals & police etc
Mon 05 30 16, 00:47 · Reply (1) · Report
Hey, can you mention some of the places you were able to pitch the tent and places were considerably safe.
Sat 07 16 16, 10:20 · Report
Aaaa aaaa aha aha aha aaaaaaa
Fri 04 01 16, 09:02 · Reply · Report
Sonamarg one of the more beautifull place in india we had been there last year but still everyday it's come in our mind. I can't describe it's beauty. Far away from Technology World , Mobile network and Completely natural a god gift
Fri 04 01 16, 03:37 · Reply · Report
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