Camping in India
Ideally, the basic idea of spending some days out from the city, in the wilds among the nature, within the natural condition of temperature and weather changes is Camping Out. Camping is one activity which can be coupled with other activities like nature walking, bird watching, short treks, safaris, trekking, boating, fishing, hiking, biking and things like that… . In other words Camping Out may be applied to those living outdoors out of city. Its simply roughing it out!
Types Of Camping
People vary in their choice of Camping –
Backpacking : Is one such sort of Camping. Its a mobile variety of tent camping. Backpackers use lightweight equipments to be carried for long distances, camping at places of their own choice – within the stipulated limits. It is less costlier than any other type of Camping and takes more time.
Canoe Camping : It is another sort which uses Canoe for moving from one place to another. In this a lot amount of weight can be carried and a large number of things can be put on. It is a bit expensive than the Backpacking Camping. While Camping on the beach watch the tides come in a way and then choose the place to camp. Camping next to a soggy meadow or a lake can lead to mosquitoes and insects. Keep a distance here.
Bicycle Camping : It involves touring andcamping both. The touring is done by bicycle, covering big distances. It has less carrying capacity then the Backpacking but the time takenis less. It is also cost effective. Do not camp near the large or beneath the dead trees. Branches can crash at any time.
Motocycle Caming : This one makes for mobile camping. In this the storage capacity is more than the bicycle camping and the time taken less.
Places For Camping India
Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Mussoorie, Manali, Mumbai are some of the places which are best known Camping grounds in India. Here is a list of the popular camping places India
- Chandertal Lake Camp
- Manali Solang Valley Camp
- Spiti Valley Camp
- Mussoorie Campgrounds
- Camel Safari Camp Jaisalmer
- Pushkar Camp
- Empower Activity Camp Mumbai
- Corbett National Park
- Rishikesh Rafting Camp
- Kaudiyala Camp Uttaranchal
- Soanmarg Srinagar J& K
- Himalayas Camp Uttaranchal
What To Take
Ultralight tent, long trousers, toilet papaer, sunscreen and a mineral water bottle (s)(strapped) are some of the things you shouldn’t forget to carry while Camping. Do take a sleeping bag for a cosy night sleep. Food preparoing pans, mugs, spices, track suits, medicines, list of emergency call numbers, trekking shoes and mineral water are a must. Citronella Fuel, Candles, Tiki torches with fuel, Citrus Fruit smell insect repellents and screen rooms are the things to be kept.