It’s time for some ‘Glamping!’
Did you always think that camping is about living on- a bottle of water, a sleeping bag, a packet of noodles, a kerosene lamp and a mosquito repellent? Well, not anymore! It’s time for all the camp-lovers to have their eyebrows raised in wonder because in 2015 the idea of camping and staying with luxury is not contradictory.
Be it the river cliff of Ganga in Rishikesh or the tea plantations of Wayanand, wherever you want to reach, you can have a tent experience with all luxuries. So, get ready to feel glamour in your camps and brace yourself for some unforgettable ‘glamping.’
The Serai, Jaisalmer
Amidst the glittering sand hues, picture-perfect sunsets, and star-studded nights, staying in the tents of the Serai, Jaisalmer will make you say nothing but ‘Wow.’ Styled in ostentatious ways based on the royal Rajputana theme, the camps offer its guests the chance to listen to some awesome melodies played by Manganiyar tribesmen. Luxurious spas, lip-smacking dishes, and world-class amenities- with all this on offer, it also organises exciting desert excursions for you to explore the castle-like sand heaps and make friends with the ship of the desert. All of this and much more is there for you waiting at the Serai in Jaisalmer. What you need is your luggage and some thousands of money!
Sher Bagh, Ranthambore
Set up in the land of the ‘big cats,’ and based on the Edwardian style, the 12 hand-stitched luxury tents at Sher Bagh in Ranthambore will give you a memorable stay. Don’t miss the opportunity of experiencing the famous Jungle Spa that allows you to relax your senses under a peepal tree surrounded by earth stone walls. The soothing sound of birds, rippling sound of jungle stream and the growl of the royal Bengal tiger will surely unleash all your worries and will leave you enthralled. Go there and experience it yourself!
One can enjoy all this at Rs 35, 700 for a luxury tent, Rs 55, 000 for a luxury tented suite and Rs 80, 000 for the royal tent.
Always wanted to enjoy a cup of hot coffee while admiring the sunsets behind the tea plantations, hills and lakes? Well your fantasies might turn into reality if you choose to stay in the Swiss tents of this resort for your next holiday. Equipped with all modern facilities, it organises trekking and safari excursions for its guests. What will interest you more are the special excursions to an old Kerala plantation, Eharie, Trikipetta Bamboo Village or the Spice tour. Come. Visit. Explore.
Amarya Shamiyana, Ashvem
If you have worn your travel hat, and Goa is the next one in your bucket list, then Amarya Shamiyana is the perfect choice for a luxurious stay. Further enhancing the level of a tent experience, it offers its guest to choose a tent as per their choice of colour. Be it the rosy pink suite, the oceanic blue suit, royal purple suite or the Maharaja- style gold suite, every suite has its own rain-shower bath and salons. To top this, it has a 24-hrs open restaurant, a spa and a nespresso bar pampering you to your core. Don’t forget to dig in the sumptuous organic breakfast that its kitchen provides!
The budget ranges between Rs 6000 to Rs 12000.
Double-Humped Camp, Laddakh
What’s more gratifying than admiring the wonders of Laddakh while sitting in a luxury tent, sipping a cup of tea prepared by your own personal chef? Offering an experience exactly like this, the 10 luxury double-humped camps in Laddakh, pamper you by providing classy drinks, barbequed delicacies, gala evenings, bonfires, and performances by ethnic groups. The providers also organise camel trips to let you map out the vastness of the Himalayas. While there, you will have an experience that is just dream-like!
Guests can choose as per the American plan, the Continental Plan and the Modified American Plan and rates vary from Rs 1700 to Rs 4000.
Enjoying your holiday while staying in tents makes you get connected with the land and lets you know the marvels of nature more closely. Not only you are pampered but you get to experience the luxuries of a five star hotel amidst a jungle or a mountain. So, next time when you feel the urge to explore what lies beyond your front door, make your way to these luxurious tents as the experience is nothing but the best.