Top Camping Destinations in India
Sipping a hot cup of tea along the sides of a placid gigantic freshwater lake. The tranquil water is mildly visible to you even through the thick morning fog. The icy breeze is giving you chills. You are comfortably cozy covered in your warm sheets. You hear birds chirping somewhere deep inside the dense woods, that you keep your attention away from your pods! And your phone is buzzing. Relax buddy, you were just daydreaming! But keeps your eyes wide open here on to make your daydream happen anytime soon. Do you want to try something exciting in your life? Then here we have listed some of the top camping destinations in India to check out:
1. Bhrigu Lake
Keep your fingers crossed about this because you might be witnessing one of the most charming alpine lakes in Himachal Pradesh. 40 km away from Manali, it is located at an elevation of around 4300m in Kullu district. Have you heard of lakes completely frozen during winters? Guess what, Bhrigu Lake stands out off that list! You would be curious to catch a glimpse of how that would look like! It’s not just the lake but you hike through the splendid meadows of Gulaba. Feast your eyes with Pir Panjal, Dhauladhar, Great Himalayan range, and view peaks rising above 6000m and more. Imagine entering a meadow in 10 minutes’ walk and witness a never-ending grassland. You got that right here in India and not in Switzerland! Your family will thank you for eternity mate!
2. Gurudongmar Lake
Believed to be one of the world’s highest lakes, Gurudongmar Lake is settled at an enormous height of 17,004 above sea level. You are warned to not dip your feet in the waters because it is believed to have healing properties! No words exist to describe the views of Anchendzonga, Mount Siniolchu, and Cholamu Lake which is 9 km away. No problem if you fear cold, enjoy a calm sunny atmosphere there between April and June. The lake holds the footprints of great Indian Buddhist Guru Padmasambhava and you shall feel the presence of holy Sikkim deities. Gain spirituality as well as enjoy the stunning views before your eyes.
3. Kedar Tal
The snow that melts in Thalaysagar and Brighupanth peak fills one of the most astounding arctic lakes in the world, the kedar tal. Imagine looking at two magnificent picturesque at the same time! That’s right. The unblemished reflection of the Thalasagar peak on the waters of Kedar tal. Lying at the height of 4750m, Uttarakhand offers us peaks like Manda, Bhagirathi, Gangotri, Bhrigupanth along with the Shiva’s lake. And we blessed to witness them in the barren lands of majestic Himalayas. The alluring trials along with the Gangotri range and the panoramic views of the peaks are enriching. The path is full of steeps, boulders, and mud but refreshes you with high-spirited blossoms and rich meadows. Wait till you see the place comes to life during Yatra season!
4. Tso Moriri
What Jammu & Kashmir has to offer us other than ice? The answer: Tso Moriri, at a whopping height of 4,595m and notably the second highest in the Ladakh region. Camps overnight are an absolute thrill. The lake does have some uninvited guests other than us. It has been a habitation for several endangered animals and migratory birds. Look forward to some interaction! Tso Moriri is the ideal pick if you are looking for places in Ladakh. Catch the glimpse of the untouched ravishing Rupshu Valley too.
5. Gangabal Lake
Jammu & Kashmir is not a place for ice alone, it has proved once again! Settled at the altitude of 3500m, Gangabal lake is located at the foothills of Mount Haramukh in Northern Srinagar. Precipitation, springs, and glacier melts make the lake. And say Hi to the brown trouts and other fishes for us! Take a road or walk or even relax on a horseback, anything is just fine. You just have to go. The Gujjars, Himalayan Nomads, scattered blossoms in meadows, alpine lakes like Kishansar and Vishansar are all waiting for perfect guest like you!
Wait no longer buddy. Because you have immensely beautiful places to explore and capture those scenes with your own eyes. Honestly, it would never be wrong to expect two lifetimes so we don’t miss what’s out there! Escape from where ever you are now because the clock’s ticking! If you wish to explore some other exciting tourist attractions in India then don’t forget to check out our other India travel guides.