Exploring the adventurous places of India is something that attracts avid campers to the different corners of the country. India have blessed with amazing camping sites that attacks many campers from India as well from outside the country. Camping in India is totally different experience with mountains, deserts, valleys and jungles of India offer wide range of camping sites. We listed out some of the best camping places to visit before you turn 30

1. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

The Spiti Valley is a desert mountain valley located high in the Himalaya mountains in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The name “Spiti” means “The Middle Land”, i.e. the land between Tibet and India. The place is ideal for camping in summers to enjoy the natural setting of the valley.

Spiti Valley – Himachal Pradesh

Spiti Valley – Himachal Pradesh

2. Anjuna, Goa

Goa is well known for its beautiful and serene beaches, it is one of the best camping locations in India to visit with your best buddies. Anjuna is a beautiful place in Goa where people tend to camp to enjoy the scenes and enjoy the full moon camping in Anjuna.

Anjuna – Goa

Anjuna – Goa

3. Mussoorie – Uttarakhand

Mussoorie is a beautiful hill station in the Dehradun District of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. This hill station, situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, is also known as the Queen of the Hills. Famously known as the “Gateway” to Yamunotri and the Gangotri Shrines of the Northern India, its a best place for camping lovers to visit to explore the beauty of this place.

Mussoorie – Uttarakhand

Mussoorie – Uttarakhand

4. Chandertal Lake – Himachal Pradesh

Chandertal meaning the Lake of the Moon, is situated at an altitude of about 4,300 metres (14,100 ft) in the Himalayas. Mountains of scree overlook the lake on one side, and a magnificent cirque presents a view on the other. The name of the lake originates from its crescent shape. It is an ideal camping place, sure to mystify your senses and make you one with the beauty of the nature that god has so delicately made.

Chandertal Lake – Himachal Pradesh

Chandertal Lake – Himachal Pradesh

List of common equipment to carry for camping

The following is a list of commonly used camping equipment:

  • First aid kit
  • Tent, lean-to, or other form of shelter
  • Hammer or mallet to drive tent stakes into the soil (hammer are often a claw hammer, which is also helpful for removing them)
  • Sleeping bag and/or blankets for warmth
  • Sleeping pad or air mattress to be placed underneath the sleeping bag for cushioning from stones and twigs, as well as for insulation from the ground
  • Lantern or flashlight
  • Hatchet, axe or saw for cutting firewood for a campfire
  • Fire starter or other ignition device for starting a campfire
  • Folding chairs for placement around campfire
  • Ropes for stringing clothes line and for securing the shelter
  • Tarp for adding additional layer of storm protection to a tent, and to shelter dining areas
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Hiking boots
  • Fishing pole
  • Chuck box to hold camp kitchen items for food preparation, consumption and cleanup
  • Trash bags, for the handling of waste; see leave no trace
  • Cathole trowel for sanitation in areas where a toilet is not provided
  • Insect repellent, particularly one that has DEET
  • Sunscreen for protecting the skin
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