Best Rivers To Camp Beside This Summer

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For people who love to spend time outdoors, summer is the perfect time to explore nature in its full glory with your loved ones. On a warm summer night, pitching a tent beside a river to cool down and slumber beneath the stars is the perfect way to take some time away from your daily stress. Surrounded by mountains and picturesque valleys, camping by the river is one of the best ways to soak in the sun while feeling relaxed and refreshed. With some of the best views in the world, here are the best river camping sites in India and around the world.

India

Rishikesh

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Starting with the obvious, Rishikesh is a popular camping option with people across the world. A popular camping site nestled within the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand; it is a major pilgrim destination for Hindus. Adventure enthusiasts have visited this site on a regular basis for its many options of river rafting and other thrilling activities. Camping on the banks of the river Ganga or near the Rajaji National Park is highly recommended by regular campers.

Ladakh

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With its scenic views, Ladakh is one of those places where you are guaranteed mesmerising views all around you. However, the Indus River is one of the most desired camping sites for camping enthusiasts and trekkers. A short distance away from the main city, it offers views of the monasteries that are located in the Himalayan range. Take a short trek up the nearby mountains, cool down by taking a dip in the river or relax in the comfort of a book, with views of the nearby Zanskar valley, it will surely be a memorable experience.

Jibhi, Himachal Pradesh

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A scenic hamlet in the Banjar valley of Himachal Pradesh, camping here presents you numerous opportunities to cherish the lush greenery and beautiful nature trails around you. Situated on the banks of the Tirthan river, a tributary of the Beas river, all you can hear from the comfort of your tents is the calm gurgling of the river and sounds of nature around you. You can camp beside the Great Himalayan National park by which the river Jibhi flows by to see views of the sunrise over Jalori Pass.

Kali River, Uttarakhand

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Originating from the Greater Himalayas at Kalapaani, located at an altitude of 3600m in Uttarakhand, it one of the remotest and most scenic rivers in India. Named after the Goddess Kali, on its upper course it forms India’s eastern boundary with Nepal. Unexplored by many, it showcases views of the nearby villages and waterfalls. The area is known for its wildlife and is home to a variety of exotic birds and flora and fauna.

Teesta River, Sikkim and Darjeeling

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The icy blue waters of Teesta and it’s tributary Rangit are known for being the best places to camp on North East. With the moonlight reflecting clearly over the water, a night spent camping beside this river can be a surreal experience. Early morning, you can watch the locals and fisherman go about their routine activities and take a stroll around the nearby areas.

International

Devon, England

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With its wide range of camping sites available near the Devon river area, it is a popular choice among campers. Whether you want a basic camp in a quiet, remote valley or want to splurge on a luxury tent, the options are endless. These campsites are also filled with adventure activities offering stunning views of the pretty countryside. Whether you are camping in Dartmoor and Exmoor during your stay here, this camping site offers dramatic views of the landscape around.

Loch Lomond & the Trossachs, Scotland

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With stunning surroundings and a wide array of places to camp beside the river or an idyllic lochshore, this national park is for those who want to escape the crowds. A great place for relaxing and exploring the outdoors, it covers over 720 miles of Scotland’s finest countryside.

Whanganui River, New Zealand

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A mecca for adventure enthusiasts, the outdoor activities that New Zealand offers needs no further introduction. With a landscape of remote hills and various options to camp or glamp near the river, it is the most renowned camping option in New Zealand. For those keen to extend it further, taking the Whanganui journey which is a 145 km. canoe trip down the river is highly recommended.

Tasmania, Australia

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Tasmania is one of the most unexplored places to camp in Australia. It’s scenic national parks and lush landscapes make it one of the local favourites. Whether you want to pitch a tent or hire a caravan to camp besides the rivers here, the camping sites here provide a true wilderness experience off the beaten track. It is also the perfect place to start your trek around the alps and mystical forests of Australia.

Yellowstone National Park, USA

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One of America’s greatest scenic wonders, it is named after the Yellowstone river that runs through it. Filled with geysers, waterfalls, canyons and wildlife, camping here is one of the most popular options. If you are travelling here in summer though, reserving a spot beforehand is highly recommended as it can get filled up pretty fast. However, despite the huge crowds travelling here on a regular basis, it is still one of the most peaceful and serene places to get a great camping experience.

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