Several months of lockdown left us yearning for nature. What better way to forest bathe than staying at glamorous glamping resorts and hotels in India?
1. Aman-I-Khas, Ranthambore
A wilderness camp located in the dense forest of Ranthambore National Park, Aman-i-Khas is an intimate tented camp with only the most luxurious tent accommodations. Each of the 10 tents are draped in Moghul style canopies and fixed with amenities like air conditioning, an oversized lounger, cooler for drinks, twin vanities as well as WiFi connection. Apart from accommodation tents, there are also three other tents— for dining, lavish spa treatments and for guests to sit and relax. Guests not only get to enjoy guided wildlife excursions and safaris but also explore the marvelous ancient forts and temples of Ranthambore.
Price: Rs 1,30,000 onwards
2. Banjaar Tola, Madhya Pradesh
Banjaar Tola, a jungle safari lodge by Taj Safaris, is situated along the banks of the Banjaar River, overlooking the heart of Kanha National Park. Designed in a contemporary style with bamboo and timber furnishings, the lodge boasts two elegant camps of nine suites. Each suite comes with its own pool, indoor and outdoor lounge options, and interactive dining areas. The wildlife camp offers signature experiences like wildlife safaris, village visits and an interactive culinary experience where guests learn and taste simple yet delectable Indian cuisine.
Price: Rs 41,300 onwards
3. Chamba Camp, Ladakh
A magical blend of old-world charm and luxury, Chamba Camp offers an exciting glamping experience in the beautiful landscapes of Ladakh. The individually designed tents are all equipped with en-suite bathrooms, private decks, cosy furniture and your very own butler. At the camp, guests can enjoy fun activities like watching a game of polo, which was a sport of the royal family of Ladakh, raft down the River Indus or even enjoy blissful picnic lunches in the most picturesque locations.
Price: Rs 69,000 onwards
4. Jamtara Wilderness Camp, Madhya Pradesh
Inspired by an ancient Banyan Tree, the community and the wilderness surrounding the area, the Jamtara Wilderness Camp provides an unforgettable experience setting sustainability as its focal point. Comprising 10 luxury tented camps surrounded by tall Arjuna trees and an ancient banyan tree. Each tent comes with a roll-up panel to provide guests with as much privacy as preferred. Keeping sustainability in mind, the tents were designed efficiently without destroying any surrounding trees. At the camp, guests can enjoy safaris, cycling tours, field picnics as well as gorgeous stargazing sessions.
Price: Rs 37,000 onwards
5. Kohima Camp, Nagaland
A super luxurious nomadic resort, Kohima Camp offers an exotic camping experience to its guests. The individually designed tents are enveloped in warm tribal hues, exuding a natural, rustic vibe. The availability of Kohima camp coincides with the ten-day Hornbill Festival, an annual mélange of cultural displays from 16 tribes of Nagaland, showcasing their rich heritage. Guests can partake and enjoy the celebrations while also exploring beautiful, rustic landscapes at the quaint but vibrant camp.
Price: Rs 1,36,000 onwards
6. Suján Sher Bagh, Ranthambore
One of the finest places in India for tiger sighting, Suján Sher Bagh in Ranthambore transports guests to the magnificent 1920s of elegant living under canvas tents. Hand-stitched tents with custom made campaign furniture make for a charming and elegant accommodation with modern amenities like WiFi and air conditioning.
Price: Rs 55,000 onwards
7. Suján The Serai, Jaisalmer
An oasis of calm set on a 100-acre private estate of indigenous scrub, The Serai blends the luxury and vivacity of this land of kings. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Serai has 21 luxurious tented suites all designed like the royal canopies of the kings. The tents come with their own walled-in gardens and heated dip pools with jacuzzi jets. Evenings under the desert sky are complete with traditional folk recitals, camel safaris and memorable tours of the golden city of Jaisalmer.