If you’re a nature enthusiast who loves lush landscapes, seeks adventure, and adores a camping experience but all with a touch of luxury amidst the wild, then this list is for you!
who has solo travelled in Asia for two years and made numerous travel sojourns across the world, has a talent for curating memorable travel experiences, and shares her top recommendations for a glamping getaway in India.
SUJÁN JAWAI Camp, Rajasthan
The SUJÁN JAWAI camps are tucked away in old granite rock formations where human communities and leopards dwell together. You will feel spoiled by the comfort offered by the hotel, which includes a personal butler at your disposal. Choose from their various lodging options, including the royal panther suite with its own heated pool, the family suite, and the tented rock suite. Go for their wilderness drive, spot Jawai’s leopards, and call it a day with a scrumptious meal around the campfire.
Address: JAWAI DAM DISTRICT, Pali Marwar, Rajasthan
Chamba Camp Diskit, Ladakh
The Chamba Diskit camp is nestled in the village of Diskit, the headquarter of Nubra Valley, and features luxury suite tents with opulent interiors. The tents rest on thick wooden decks and are equipped with colonial-era-inspired furniture, which is the highlight of the stay. Explore the library and boutique store on-site, relax in your tent's private patio, or just look out the wide windows overlooking the mystical mountains that envelop the camp.
Address: Tsokra, P.O Diskit, Nubra,, Leh (Ladakh)
On the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park resides Aman-i-Khás, a property that offers luxury in the middle of nature. The luxury camps have Mughal-inspired classic furnishings equipped with modern amenities. The tents also feature an oversized daybed if you’re in the mood to roll up the tent front overlooking the wild landscape. During your stay, treat yourself to a flavourful Rajasthani thali at their restaurant.
Address: Village-Sherpur Khiljipur, near Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
RAAS Chhatrasagar, Rajasthan
RAAS offers sixteen opulent tents that front the scenic Chhatrasagar Lake enveloped in greenery. These tents are made of Jodhpur stones and feature soft colours, with teak furniture. The family suite also has a kid’s room attached with a baby cot available on request. Dine at their all-day restaurant offering everything from Rajasthani flavours to Italian and Indian and watch the sun blend in with the mighty lake.
Address: Village and Post Office, Nimaaj, Rajasthan
SUJÁN The Serai, Jaisalmer
This hundred-acre private estate covered in desert shrubs houses twenty-one tents and the luxury tents have a private walled garden, sunken heated pool, jacuzzi jets, an outdoor daybed and a veranda with a massage area. These tents draw inspiration from the royal caravan of Rajputana and look like a dream when the lights flare up at night. Savour local and western meals prepared using homegrown ingredients and sip on a drink or two from their bar.
Address: Bherwa, Rajasthan
Jamtara Wilderness Camp, Madhya Pradesh
A large Banyan tree and tall Anjuna trees surround Jamtara's tent camps in the middle of rural Pench National Park. Each tent overlooks the lush forest area and is ecologically built using writing desks from the Supreme Court, seasoned wood from ship decks and sofas from 70s art deco furniture. Each tent has a beautiful patio attached, where you can relax and indulge in deer gazing in the morning.
Address: Pench National Park, Village Jamatra, Chaurai, Madhya Pradesh
LUNGMĀR Remote Camp, Ladakh
LUNGMĀR (red valley is Ladakhi) is a remote bush camp 12,000 feet above sea level and with a team of highly awarded conservationists, trackers and guides, it’s the best destination for those wanting to see snow leopards. The tents are made of local materials including carved wood beams and roofs, and hand-woven sheep and yak rugs. Savour Ladakhi fare prepared by the mountain chefs at their lounge space which takes design cues from the local caravansaries.
Reservations Office: U-26A/6, Ground Floor DLF Qutub Enclave, 3, DLF Phase 1, Gurugram, Haryana
Enquire here: Email or call on +91 99625 09292
Banjaar Tola, A Taj Safari - Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
The safari lodges are tucked away in the Sal Forest, which is surrounded by grasslands and the Banjaar River. The property contains two campgrounds with nine tents each adorned with intricate stone carvings, Bastar metalwork, and Gond artwork. Along with an outdoor and indoor lounge, each tent has its pool. While you're here, treat yourself to a special dining experience featuring tribal flavours.
Address: Kanha National Park, Manjitola Mukki, Baihar, Madhya Pradesh
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