Best Campsites In India For Experiencing Nature At Its Best

Camping is loved by many people, especially when they want to get away from the city or crave adventure. For those who enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, and trekking, it is beneficial because it allows them to focus on their hobbies without outside distractions away from the city rush. We want you to pack your bags and get on your next camping trip with our guide to the 7 best campsites in India for experiencing nature at its best.

What makes this list unique – In our list, we have divided campsites in India into categories and given our top picks for each camping category, and the best time to visit that campsite. 

Categories Of Campsite in india

  1. Northern Range Camping
  2. Southern Range Camping
  3. Camping in National Parks
  4. Desert Camping
  5. White Sand Camping
  6. Riverside Camping 
  7. Personal Camping

1. Northern Range Campsite in Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

If you have ever thought about camping in the Himalayas, this is a perfect spot to do so. Camping under a gazillion number of visible stars overhead, camping in Spiti Valley is an experience in itself and a MUST in our opinion. This can be an amazing place to do so, especially for the first-time goers. You can visit the official website of Himachal tourism to know in-depth details about Spiti.

Best Time to Visit – July to November

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2.  Southern Range Campsite in Kodanad, Tamil Nadu

A place near Ooty, Kodanad is one of the must-visit places in TamilNadu. This campsite is located in a quiet little part of Nilgiris which remains largely unexplored. Perched at an altitude of 1900 meters, the campsite offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Moyar Valley, Rangaswamy Peak & Bhavani Sagar Dam. Spend your weekends exploring tribal settlements, bathing in frozen waterfalls, bathing in forest streams, and following quiet trails for scenic views, campfires, and delicious meals under the stars. You can enjoy a cold night in a tent while doing it.

Best Time to Visit –  December to March

3. National Parks Campsite in Jim Corbett National Park

India’s first national park deserves the top of our list. Located in the Terai region of Uttarakhand, it was established in 1936 to protect Bengal tigers. The lush hills, dense forest cover, and wide open grasslands around it are prime territory for big cats. In addition, the park is home to about 650 species. The five zones of Corbett National Park are as follows – Dikala, Bijrani, Jirina, Durga Devi, and Dera are open to tourists. There are camp sites in the buffer zones of this forest where you can enjoy the peace and quiet of a jungle from a safe distance. To know more details about Jim Corbett you can visit the official website of Corbett National Park.

Best Time to Visit – October to February.

4.Desert Campsite in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer, also known as the golden city of Rajasthan, has the taste of the authenticity of Rajasthan and is arguably the best place to go for desert camping in India. The dune landscape, culture, and yellow sandstone are the unique things about this place. Jaisalmer fort can also be visited during your stay there and it can be spotted from around the city. At night dancing with locals around the bonfire is some of the traditions here. If you’re a fan of desert safari on Thar or camel riding around the desert, this is the place for you. To know more about Jaisalmer tourism , you can visit the official website of Jaisalmer for tourists here.

Best Time to Visit – November to February 

5. White Sand Campsite in Kaudiyala, Rishikesh

Kaudiyala is located on the banks of the River Ganga. The white sand beaches on the banks are occupied by many adventure camps and organisers. White sand camping is known not only for its daytime views but also for reflecting moonlight in the sand where the sand glows just like the pure white moon during the night, hence you can enjoy the mesmerising view there. For camping in kaudiyala, you can stay in organised camps or pitch your tents.

Best Time to Visit – March to June 

6. Riverside Campsite in Anjuna beach, Goa

When thinking of camping beachside in a peaceful area, south goa is best suited for that. Camping at Anjuna beach is an amazing way to enjoy a holiday in Goa. Natural beauty is abundant, with breathtaking sunrise and sunsets. The waters are lapping the beach and here you can enjoy water sports activities like swimming, parasailing, scuba diving, banana riding, amongst others.

Best Time to Visit – July to December

7. National Park Campsite in Ranthambore National Park

Ranthambore national park is situated near the Sawai Madhopur town of Rajasthan. It is known for its wide range of animals and the famous ‘The Bengal tiger’. Due to its enormous diversity of flora and wildlife, the national park is well-known among tourists not just for camping but also for its jungle safari. Here, night camping is a lot of fun and offers you the adventure of staying in a jungle away from busy cities. To know more about Ranthambore national park, you can visit the official website here.

 Best Time to Visit – November – April 

These were our top 7 picks for campsites in India. Although there are a lot more places to explore for campsites, with India’s natural beauty you can set up  camps in remote areas as far from civilization as possible. In fact, India has many beautiful places for adventurous campers. If you’re looking for a gadget to carry while camping, you might want to check out our top 13 gadgets list to carry for campers. And if you’re looking for a one-stop solution for your camping safety, then checkout our product Smart Stick Guardian which makes you adventure ready while being safe. With its features like- panic alarm mode, Stun Gun and Multi Mode Lighting- you can feel safe and explore the unknown without any fear.


This is what happened after the successful ANIDERS pilot project in ASSAM

Last year we were contacted by Selco Foundation regarding increasing crop raiding issues in Assam due to elephant intrusion. Assam being rich in biodiversity, has always been a zone with human wildlife conflicts. Every year at least 30-40 people in Assam lose their lives due to these conflicts and dozens of elephants are killed in retaliation. This conflict is going since decades and is increasing year after year due to decrease in forest cover.

The crop raiding problem faced by the village farmers was severe and needed urgent solution. The NGO bought 10 devices from us to do a pilot in high conflict zones. The pilot project was so successful that they placed an order of 80 devices the very next season. Extremely happy with the results, the farmers were ready to pay their share for the devices instead of just relying on the NGO for funds. The NGO and farmers had great things to say about their experience.

Quoting their feedback, “We installed ANIDERS along the river bank because elephant herds used to enter the farmlands after crossing the river. Once we installed ANIDERS, elephant herds tried to enter the farmlands, but they got scared and returned to jungle every time because of ANIDERS’s light and sound alarm.  Since the installation of this device, there has been no damage reported and the crops have been safe ever since.

Last year, farmers lost up to 4 bighas of paddy due to crop raiding by elephants.  But this year, after ANIDERS installation, his fields are not only safe, but he is also able to save Rs. 7000, which is a big deal for a small-scale farmer. On average these farmers are able to save Rs. 14,000 each.

Interestingly, ANIDERS is not only saving us from elephant intrusions but it is also protecting us from thieves. This area used to report theft during nighttime, but post ANIDERS installation, reported thefts have drastically reduced as ANIDERS triggers an alarm in case there is any intrusion detected.”

Feedbacks like these give us motivation to keep working towards our goals and make us believe that we are moving in the right direction. We, at Kyari Innovations, have took it upon ourselves to innovate more such innovative solutions to help the environment and people alike.

Kerala Elephant news


While the whole nation is mourning over the gruesome killing of an innocent elephant and her unborn child, there is a key information that we all are missing out in this whole incident. It’s the fact that the elephant ate a pineapple stuffed with cracker. Some source say that the pineapple was fed to her by locals, others say that she mistakenly ate it as it was kept as a bait for the wild boars. Either ways, we cannot ignore the fact that such pineapples filled with firecrackers are regularly used by locals as bait to lure animals and kill them in order to take revenge from them for crop destruction. These innocent wild animals intrude in the farmlands of locals in search of food and fall prey to such heinous traps.

Since ages these practices are being followed by locals everywhere. Wild animals have been a subject of torment in one way or the other and all this is because there is no way for the farmers to protect their farmlands from such wild animals.

Electric fencing hardly ever protects a farm, walls cannot be created everywhere, trenches cannot be dug everywhere, and humans cannot physically guard their fields all the time. These failures to protect crop has led to the use of such deadly practices by farmers. Farmers are also desperate because their lively hood depends on these crops. A solution is needed that can protect the crops while ensuring the safety of wild animals. And there is a solution. ANIDERS- Animal Intrusion Detection and Repellent System.

This device when installed in the periphery of a farmland senses the approaching wild animal and triggers a light and sound alarm. As soon as the wild animal hears the alarm, they quickly run away from the fields. This device uses the element of surprise to scare the animal away without physically inflicting any harm on the animal. Since this device works on infrared sensing, there is no need to create physical barriers like fences, walls or trenches. This practice is ensuring that animal corridors stay protected.

Not only pan India, this device is saving animal lives and protecting the farms across globe – Africa, Malaysia, Bhutan. Organizations like WWF India, WII, IUCN, Elephant without Borders and UNDP have been installing ANIDERS Pan India on smaller scales. Forest departments of states like Uttarakhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh are proactively installing this device in their problem regions.

When the solution is there, then why is there still a delay to implement it?

It’s the right time when such innovations should be given a chance to showcase their potential. The world is looking at us, how we deal with such crisis is what matters the most. Old ways must be replaced by new tech solutions. Government and farmers have to trust such technologies because they are the future.

Saving the wildlife is the need of the hour. Each animal death is adding up to the impact that would be seen few years from now. We can save this from happening by being proactive TODAY.

How ANIDERS can effectively work to protect farmlands from animal intrusions without inflicting any harm on the wildlife