Top 10 Camping Places in India: For Some Leisure Time

Exploring the hidden regions of India is something that attracts avid campers and the not so famous nook and corners of the country.

The geographical variations in India have blessed this country with amazing camping sites that are counted as most sought after among native as well as international travelers.

Camping in India can be a totally different experience for the travelers. Mountains, deserts, valleys and jungles of India offer wide range of camping sites. Camping takes you away from pollution and chaos of cities to completely different environment. Find the list below of top 10 camping places in India:

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Situated in the lap of the Great Himalayas, Rishikesh is a major pilgrim destination for Hindus. It is one of the most sought after camping destinations in India and a popular Indian pilgrimage destination. One can go for rafting and can try hands at other adventure sports. It too attracts people from all over the world.

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Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Nestled in the Keylong district of Himachal Pradesh, Spiti Valley is one of the desired camping sites for adventure enthusiasts and trekkers. It is an ideal place for camping in summers, to get respite from the hot sun. May and June are the perfect months to enjoy the natural setting of the valley.

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Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

The natural setting of Jaisalmer makes it a perfect paradise for campers. Fondly known as the ‘Golden City of India’, Jaisalmer is indeed a trekker’s paradise. The famous Sam Sand Dunes offer some of the amazing camping sites in India.

The son touched gleaming sands create a silhouette against the sand dunes. However, if you want to indulge yourself, The Serai will provide you a wonderful experience. It houses 21 large canvas tents built on a base of Jaisalmer stone, set away from it all on 30 acres of desert scrub.

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Chandertal Lake – Himachal Pradesh

Chandertal Lake, Himachal Pradesh

Located at a high altitude in Lahaul and Spiti Valley, Chandertal Lake is situated about 4,300 meters above sea level. The beauty of the Chandertal Lake has attracted tourists from all over the world. The lake is popularly known as ‘Lake of Moon’. It is an ideal camping sight and a weekend in the place will surely mystify your senses.

Manali Solang Valley – Himachal Pradesh

Solang Valley, Manali Himachal Pradesh

One of the best camping sites in India, Manali Solang Valley is an ideal place for trekking due to the rough terrain and therefore adventure enthusiasts can find a lot to explore in the valley. There are beautiful plantations and fields in the valley and therefore sheltered camps in the open area are a good place to stay.

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Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Mussoorie, well-connected via Delhi, is one of the most popular travel destinations in India. It is famously known as the ‘Gateway’ to Yamunotri and the Gangotri shrines of the northern India. Every year a lot of trekkers and visitors set up camp in the lush Mussoorie to enjoy the abundance of nature.

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Pushkar, Rajasthan

Pushkar, Rajasthan

One of the best tourist places in Rajasthan, Pushkar is home to many lakes, numerous Ghats and temples in Pushkar. It also houses the one and only Brahma temple in the world and a sought after destination for trekkers.

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To complete the experience, a free camel cart service will bring you into Pushkar. The Greenhouse Resort also offers quality luxury tents; around 10 minutes drive from Pushkar.

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Sonamarg, Jammu and Kashmir

Sonamarg, Jammu Kashmir

The literal meaning of Sonamarg is ‘Meadows of Gold’. It is a beautiful place in Srinagar and has snowy meadows as backdrop. The town offers campers a nice and breathtaking view of the Great Himalayas.

The free flowing Sindh Sagar adds as an important attribute to its natural setting. For campers, watching the mountain top and glittering snow is a lifetime experience. The look of the Great Himalayas against an azure blue sky is certainly a visual treat.

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Anjuna, Goa

Anjuna Beach, Goa

Well-known for its beautiful and serene beaches, Anjuna is one of the best camping locations in Goa. It is a nice little place in Goa where people tend to camp to enjoy the scenes and lifestyle of Goa’s hippy culture.

Beaches, chapels and flea markets can be explored at will while camping on the Goan landscape. The happening nightlife of Goa is something you must watch for.

Kaudiyala – Uttaranchal

Kaudilya, Uttarakhand

One of the major camping sites in Uttaranchal, Kaudiyala attracts adventure seekers from all around the globe. The place is also a kind of stopover en-route the Kedarnath trek. Many pilgrims and visitors camp at Kaudiyala at the lower base of Himalayas.

It is located at an altitude of 480 meters and is based on the banks of the holy river Ganga. Therefore, treat your eyes with the scenic beauty and camp in an ideal way.

Ashish Gupta

Ashish Gupta is a travel writer by profession excels in writing and uses his skills to market holiday destinations in India on

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  • Manidhar

    Nice post, can you please suggest me the best places to visit in India for the winter season.

    • Diksha Khiatani

      Hi Manidhar

      Thank you for your kind words! Keep on following our blogs for more such informative posts in the future. To know about the best places to visit in India in winter, visit

  • Dhruv

    Hey. Nice Article. Very good read. Thanks for sharing.

  • Camp Peach

    Nice blogging, And good experience

  • Camp peach Valley

    Thanks for sharing great information with us. We also searching for camping in himachal pradesh. Nice ……

  • Sunil kumar

    Hello ,
    Plz suggest camping for June near to delhi

    • Nikhil Chandra

      Assuming you are looking for weekend break, I recommend that you try Chopta, Deoriyatal or Nagtibba in Uttarakhand or Triund and Prashar Lake in Himachal.

    • ramesh

      Chopta is a beautiful place with nature

  • box trailers

    This hurdle is all about perspective. Yes, it may be a little rougher than you’re used to, but let’s face it, you’re only there for a short period of time (and you get to go home).

  • sunil kak

    Hello Ashish,
    I wish to set up a small camping site of about 10 tents at a decent location in Uttrakhand or in Himachal. Would you throw some light on this as to how should I move forward. If you have any information about the permissions etc, do let me know.
    Thanks and best regards
    sunil kak

  • Ved

    Hi Ashish, quite liked your blog here…hence I seek your advice on some private camping in Himachal etc.

    I am on the verge of throwing everything (corporate life) away and embark on a 2-3 month long camping trip in the hills. I am not a bad driver but have never driven my monster in the hills, hence, am a bit jittery.

    Could you suggest some places where we can pitch our tents, in the hills. How safe is it? And don’t mind higher altitudes….gradually. I would be extremely glad, if you could help.



    • Russell Cardozo

      Hi Ved,

      Hope you did go through with your plan
      .. Just curious to know more about your trip because a few friends and I have decided to have a private camp there as well and needed to know if that was a possibility.

      We would appreciate if you could share your feedback ,, and tell us about your trip.


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