If you’re the one who enjoys camping, but can’t give up on luxury and comfort at the same time – ‘glamping’ is for you! Here are 10 best glamping options in India that you must check out. By Team T+L

‘Glamping’ is a way of staying close to nature; with a touch of glamour to the camping. As a concept, it is the flavour of the season, and why not? Imagine walking out of your tent right on the beach or waking up to pristine views of the mountains. It is a one-of-a-kind experience, an upgrade on relaxation, leisure and rejuvenation.

  1. Tree House Resort, Jaipur

The Treehouse finely blend the comforts and luxuries of a five-star room with nature in its pristine glory. Perched atop “keekar” trees, the nests have several live branches running through the rooms making nature omnipresent in your company. It’s just a 30-minute drive from Jaipur City and is one of the most amazing glamping experiences one could ever have. Imagine waking up to the chirping of winged friends of all hues and shapes every morning! Each Tree House is aptly christened after a bird, with the nests ranging from one- room to 5-room tree houses (largest in the world). There are two restaurants named Machan and Peacock that respectively serve Indian, Chinese and European food, and some local and imported liquors in an unhurried ambience.

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2. Paros by Amarya, Goa

Stylish, luxurious and right on the sun-kissed beach, it is just the pick for a luxury camping site in Goa. Located on Morjim beach, this one’s off-the-beaten track with its cream canvas tents and serene, Portuguese setting in an otherwise touristy Goa. The highlights of the tent include the iPod deck, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and of course the sight of the turtles on the pristine golden sands, and an alfresco romantic dinner place. The luxurious accommodation inside the elegant tents feature an artful mix of modern and antique Indian decorative items, hand-woven fabrics and hand-crafted wooden furniture recycled from old fishing boats.

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3. Grassroots, Wayanad, Kerala

 

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Hidden well in the sleepy corners of Wayanad, Grassroots offers a luxurious stay as close to nature as possible. From the inside, the camps are plush and elegant with leather chairs, wrought iron beds and state-of-the art amenities. A private porch allows you to sit and enjoy a hot cuppa as you behold the verdant coffee plantation surrounded by tall trees. To top it off, river Kabini flowing by makes you feel like you’re living in a tropical jungle. Yes, you can find tranquillity in a luxury tent right here.

4. Banjara Camp & Retreat, Sangla, Himachal Pradesh

 

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Surrounded by apple orchards and verdant greenery, the campsite in Sangla offers cozy Swiss-style tents with attached, tiled bathrooms and running hot water. They also have options of staying in a rustic, two-storied stone and wood house with large, comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated rooms,  and river-facing huts. Banjara offers a plethora of activities such as rappelling, trekking into the lesser trodden roads of the Himalayas, cultural interactions in local villages, and even rock climbing. You could laze around in hammocks swaying in the breeze, with the gurgling of the Baspa river in the background, or sit around the crisp crackling of the bonfire and enjoy the delicious barbecued food here.

5. Chamba Camp, Thiksey, Ladakh

What’s a glamping list without having Ladakh on it? Add to it a gorgeous luxury tented site called the Chamba Camp. Located at the base of Thiksey monastery, the camp has 14 colonial-chic, white linen tents that have been imported from Africa and are kitted out with four-poster beds, attached bathrooms, writing desks, private sit-outs and air-conditioning. But it’s the large windows that allow a gorgeous view and services such as 24×7 butler-on-call that make it a bona fide option. The campsite also has a bakery, an organic garden, a handicraft shop, and a library. There are adventure sports on offer too such as trekking, rafting, croquet, archery, volleyball and table tennis. You can also catch a game of Ladakhi polo, or go bird-watching and sightseeing.

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6. Kinner Camps, Sangla, Himachal Pradesh

 

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Gorgeous lines penned down by @techfrog.in about his stay at Kinner Camps . “Starlight, look at us shine Could you be mine White lies watching the skies Could you be mine Don’t go wasting your time Don’t go losing your mind Starlight, look at us shine Could you be mine Maybe all we get is this one night Maybe we don’t need next time around Could you be mine Even if the stars come falling down We can just watch ’em hit the ground Starlight, look at us shine.” The stay at beautiful sangla, I cant deny that it was one of the best camping experience I ever had in Himachal. . . #kinnercamps #naturephotography #nature_lovers #himachalpradesh #travelphotography #landscapephotography #instastrip #stayandwander #vacationmode #mountainview #india_gram #discover_india #incredibleindia #explorehimalayas #campinglife #photooftheday #photogram #instago #explorers #wanderers #mondaymotivation #mondayquote #travelquotes #instatravel #client #testimonial

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Kinner Camps offer 25 Swiss style luxury tents furnished with attached bathroom and all the modern amenities. Comfort is what they aim for; their tents have a double and twin bedded accommodation, with an extra bed on request. Every tent comes with a seating area outside where you can sip coffee, enjoy the stunning mountains views and breathe in the fresh air of the Himalayas. They have a multi-cuisine restaurant that serves Indian, Chinese and Continental food, and keep the adventurer in you satiated by offering a multitude of other activities like rock climbing, rappelling, nature trails, bird watching, and river crossing. The gorgeous Sangla valley is over six hours from Shimla.

7. Banjaar Tola, Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh

 

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After numerous jungle stays across India and even in Nepal recently, I haven’t come across such luxurious tents, adjoining the core zone of the forest. Once you enter the main gate of the property, you are actually going to stay amidst the forest in a buffer zone of Kanha National Park. The best part of the BanjaarTola lodge is the location. Located on the bank of river Banjaar, the property gives you a sense of belongingness to the wilderness straight from the tents. Read More about my luxurious stay at Banjaar Tola & Wilderness experience in Kanha National Park HERE https://goo.gl/TEsBHr Follow @parnashree19 for your travel inspirations. #wonderful_places #beautifuldestination #amazingplaces #bestvacations #awesomeearth #India #exploringtheglobe #travelawesome #travel #wildlife #wildlifephotography #MyTravelDiary #instatravel #instago #instagood #TajSafaris #holiday #photooftheday #travelling #tourism #tourist #instapassport #instatraveling #mytravelgram #forest #igtravel #socialenvy #globetrotter #wonderlust #madhyapradesh

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Extending across a 90-acre private concession and overlooking the core zone of Kanha National Park, the Banjaar Tola lodge boasts two elegant camps of nine suites each, as well as a lavish tented guest area. Built in a chic, glamorous camping style, each tented suite features glass doors leading out onto a floating verandah, overlooking a tranquil river. The tented guest area is equipped with a magnificent swimming pool, al fresco dining decks with a stunning backdrop, library, interpretive space and a Safari Shop. If you’re looking to relax and rejuvenate, ask for a massage or a lavish spa treatment in the privacy of your tent, or the private deck.

8. The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore, Rajasthan

Catch the majestic Royal Bengal tiger in a picture-perfect setting featuring luxury tents and enjoy the legendary Oberoi service at this gorgeous glamping property in Ranthambore. Not many safari holidays come with hotel-style comforts; but this one is an exception.  All the 25 air-conditioned tents have king-size poster beds, walk-in closet, internet accessibility, satellite television, DVD player, refrigerated personal bar, and bedside phone. There’s also a spa, fitness centre, heated swimming pool, multi-cuisine restaurant, and the Library Bar, which offers a selection of spirits, cigars and books on wildlife to choose from.

9. Orchard Tents, Pushkar, Rajasthan

Orchard Tents is just minutes from the humdrum of Pushkar Lake. Fifteen luxuriously designed tents come with a living area, dressing area, beautifully appointed bedroom, a large bathroom, and a private verandah. Sheer silk curtains separate the bedroom from the living room and dressing area. The interiors are contemporary yet Rajasthani; courtesy the statement blue pottery and marble pieces. Don’t forget to opt for the complimentary aromatherapy session to set the mood for the evening, and round it off with a bonfire dinner with traditional Rajasthani entertainment for company. The camp offers kite-flying lessons, archery, cycling tours, folk dances, puppet and magic shows for you to have a rather activity-filled time at the property.

10. SUJÁN JAWAI Leopard Camp, Rajasthan

JAWAI is where you will find leopards roaming around freely and napping inside temples. This raw and real experience is what makes glamping here so exciting. The camp has 10 comfortable contemporary-style canvas tents that come with private decks and pools, allowing unhindered views of the wilderness. You could also pick fresh organic produce for your meals here as well as indulge in some hiking, cycling, or just take a stroll through the village. JAWAI is also a birder’s delight — you can see flamingos and sarus cranes fly in often, and in large numbers. Don’t miss out on an indulgent full-body massage in your gorgeous tent for a complete experience.