If like us you love the great outdoors—complete with the fresh air and stunning views—but would rather stay in comfort than rough it out in a can-barely-fit-two-people tent, then glamping might just be the thing for you. It involves all of the thrills of camping in nature but without compromising on creature comforts, win-win, we say!
Cosmo rounds up the best luxe glamping destinations across India—from enjoying the backwaters of Kabini in Karnataka to leopard-spotting in Rajasthan.
Chamba Camp Diskit, Ladakh
Tucked away in an oasis in Ladakh’s Nubra Valley, the camp offers sweeping views of the oh-so-stunning region. Canopied tents with rustic interiors stand on elevated concrete platforms, and are done up in earthy tones of brown, orange, and beige. The best part? Every tent has its own sit-out where you can sit and admire the views from, which includes the Diskit Monastery that is perched on the edge of mountain gorge. Unreal!
Banjaar Tola, A Taj Safari – Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
If you’re headed to Kanha National Park for some tiger spotting, then this resort will make the perfect place to park yourselves at. Banjaar Tola overlooks the park’s core zone and is situated on the banks of the Banjar River—all tents come with a private verandah that offers serene views of the river. The common guest area has a swimming pool, a library with a souvenir shop, and dining decks. If you’d like to unwind after an exhausting safari, then pick an exclusive massage in the comfort of your tent.
Sujan Jawai, Rajasthan
Spotting the tiger in the wild is difficult, but coming face-to-face with the elusive leopard? Even more so. This notion gets thrown out the window at Sujan Jawai, where you can track leopards and other wildlife on safaris. When back at camp, retire in the luxurious tents kitted with all the amenities one can imagine, and then some—you’ll fund a free-standing bathtub and a marble shower in the en-suite bathrooms. Plus, all tents have their own private sit-outs for some me-time amid the wilderness. We’re in!
The Bison Resort, Karnataka
African tents meet erstwhile hunting lodges of the Raj at The Bison Resort in Kabini backwaters. The glamping property is tucked within the deep jungles of Karnataka and lies between Bandipur National Park and Nagarhole National Park. The waterfront and private bush tents, and rustic machans are all furnished with four-poster double beds, couches and en suite bathrooms. Enjoy herds of elephants and gaurs grazing right from your verandah. You can also pick from a wide selection of activities, including treks to local tribal villages and sunset boat rides.
Grassroots Wayanad, Kerala
In a contrast to the other properties on the list that are situated in stark landscapes, this Kerala glamping destination is all about lush greenery. Nestled in the verdant valleys of Wayanad, Grassroots promises an immersed and rustic experience but with style—its five Swiss tents are the definition of cosy!
published 2022-11-28 23:34:42