Best camping sites in Uttarakhand

Best camping sites in Uttarakhand

A paradise for nature lovers and adventure junkies, Uttarakhand boasts plenty of spectacular camping sites amidst nature. From spending nights in tranquil surroundings to indulging in thrilling activities during the daytime, camping in Uttarakhand offers the ultimate mix of relaxation and indulgence. 

Either book a tent near holy rivers or enjoy a rejuvenating camping experience right in the middle of woods or spend a few nights overlooking lush valleys and the Himalayan Mountains. Camping offers unlimited fun and excitement. Uttarakhand has an abundance of camping destinations like Nainital, Rishikesh, Auli, Binsar, Shivpuri, where you can have the ultimate experiences. 

1. Shivpuri

One of the most famous camping destinations in Uttarakhand, Shivpuri is just 16 km from Rishikesh. A hub of campers and adventure-seekers, it features camps settled on the white-sand river beach of the Ganges and its tributary. 

This camping site offers numerous adventure and thrilling activities from nature walks, volleyball, bonfire, music, mountaineering, trekking, bungee jumping, kayaking to white water rafting. You can book here basic to luxury tents and choose different packages as per your budget and preferences. The tranquil ambience, soothing landscapes and thrilling activities make camping at Shivpuri one of the remarkable experiences.

Best time for camping: December to March and mid-September to November

2. Nainital

A famous hill station in Uttarakhand, Nainital also offers great camping opportunities. It offers ample sites to camp and a multitude of thrilling activities to indulge in. Although its main attraction is its mango-shaped lake, the adventure camps are anchored on the city’s outskirts close to nature.

Here, you can participate in night trekking, rock climbing, nature walks, bird watching, paragliding, or rappelling. You can enjoy a great time around the bonfire or capture timeless natural beauty with your camera to keep as cherishable memories. Check Thrillophilia reviews on offbeat camping experiences in Nainital and book your next adventure with us to enjoy some cherishable moments.

Best time for camping: March to June

3. Kanatal

Situated at 2590 m above sea level, Kanatal offers a rustic charm and serene ambience. It is away from the city’s humdrum and features camping locations right in the lap of Mother Nature. 

Surrounded by a rich forest, here you can stay under the star-lit sky, trek through the Kodia Jungle. Offer prayers at the famous Surkanda temple, or do yoga or meditation. It is a great location for trekkers, hikers, campers, nature enthusiasts and even photographers for its stunning surroundings and adventure activities like zip-lining, valley crossing, etc.

Best time for camping: April to June and October to February

4. Corbett

Another stunning location to enjoy camping in Uttarakhand is Jim Corbett National Park. The ecotourism department offers plenty of camp facilities within the Reserve. You can stay in luxurious safari-style tents in Sitabani Forest or near the Ramganga River or cottage camps in Dhikuli, Mohan village, or Ringoda. 

Along with camping, here you also get the chance to spot some wild animals and even big cats, the Royal Bengal Tigers. You can indulge in various adventure activities like hiking, trekking, elephant safaris, or go for refreshing nature walks or enjoy bird watching. Read Thrillophilia reviews of Camping In Jim Corbett to know more about this adventure and book a package with us to collect some everlasting memories. 

Best time for camping: November to June

5. Auli

Situated amidst the majestic Himalayas at a height of 8,200 feet, Auli is a popular camping and winter sports destination in Uttarakhand. It offers stunning views of mountains, valleys, and Oak forests, and a refreshing environment.

Here you can stay in a tent set beside pristine Chattrakund Lake or in the middle of Bugyal or woods. Other than camping, you can opt for trekking to the nearby lush green Gurso Bugyal, enjoy a cable car ride, soak in the picturesque panorama of Auli. And, if you are visiting in winter then you will have plenty of winter sports activities.  

Best time of camping: All year round and November to March for winter sports

6. Chopta

Chopta offers a pristine and serene location to enjoy a refreshing camping experience in complete solitude away from the madding crowd. Nestled amidst stunning snow-clad mountains, it offers amazing views, soothing ambience and lush surroundings. 

Chopta is located 8,790 feet above sea level in Rudraprayag district and serves as an ideal camping site. Here, you enjoy night stays under the star-studded sky, wake up with spectacular views of exotic Chaukhamba. And the Nanda Devi range, and indulge in rock climbing, trekking, and many other activities. You will find a variety of tent accommodation in Chopta from dome tents to family tents. 

Best time for camping: April to November

7. Binsar

Known as the Crown jewel of Kumaon Hills, it offers diverse landscapes. It lies close to the ancient Silk Route and is surrounded by oak and rhododendron woods. 

It is a great location for camping in Uttarakhand and offers luxurious and basic tents for enjoying a true nature retreat. Other than camping, you can indulge in riverside trekking, rappelling, valley crossing. Rock climbing, nature walk, bird watching, bonfire, and many more thrilling adventures. Also, you can visit Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary to see a range of wildlife or visit ancient temples situated nearby to offer prayers and seek blessings. 

Best time for camping:  October and November


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