In the cities of shining lights one misses the serenity of the peace and quiet of the great outdoors. The great outdoors beckon us but the city lights keep us prisoner to our thoughts. However, with a weekend approaching the mind wanders to the verdant mountains and fresh air. To keep you on wanderlust and out of the hustle and bustle of everyday commute, the mountains are becoming a place that one would find respite and finally nirvana. Not very far away from the nation’s capital city of Delhi lies the rich and abundant Gharwal Himalayan Range in a place called Dhanaulti.
An elevation of approximately 2300 meters this place allures you to it. Is vast expanses of green command your presence and thus it has earned the name of one of the most famous places to visit in the hills. This place is one for the bucket list of you are a camping enthusiast. Camping in Dhanaulti will leave you with an experience of a thousand words- written or recited!! The panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas will sway you come back yet again for another glance. One cannot get their fill in he first go and this starts the love affair with the mountains. They trap you in their enchanting embrace in the Dhanaulti Camp.
However, just at a distance of about 18 km is Kanatal Camp. And between this bridge of beauty there are a few camps of yore gaining ground for their spectacular views and excellent camping experience. If you’re one for adventure with beauty these will help you get what you have been looking for – inner peace and to quieten the adrenaline adventure junkie within your sinews.
- Camp O Royale
Boasting of 21 luxury tents and six deluxe tents this one tops the list. Amenities galore with attached bathrooms for the luxury tents this one is a delight to stay in whilst camping in Dhanaulti. They have a wide variety of adventure sports to keep you occupied like rafting, commando nets,Burma bridge, valley crossing and trekking. This is one for the adventure enthusiast. Though with its multi cuisine restaurant to fill the grumbling want this is the perfect balance of adventure and leisure.
- Camp Awara
If it’s space that you crave, camping in Dhanaulti will leave you spoilt. This 125 hectare property houses 10 deluxe Swiss tents, 5 dome tents and 5 camping tents for a great stay. The green comes alive in this property as it offers stunning views of the valley and glaciers such as Bandarpoonch and Gangotri. Along with its beauteous views it’s satiates the adventurer within by offering trekking, Burma Bridge, Flying Fox, Tyre climbing and Tyre crossing. This is one of the busy places to stay if you’re camping in Dhanaulti.
- Camp Dhanaulti Magic
The property offers a different view of the place with it’s Swiss Bambino cottages or deluxe tents. The place is beautiful in its simplicity as it’s surrounded by the hills of Top Tibba and Tapowan Top. The tranquility and peaceful environment that encapsulates this property makes it a to go to for all seasons of camping in Dhanaulti. Besides the quiet it’s offers up adventure sports such is skywalking,sky bridge, zip swing, valley crossing, paragliding, rappelling and mountain climbing. So if you want a mix and match of both this is one to go to for Camp Dhanaulti.
- Kanatal Camp
The camp entices you with its living on the edge of a deodar forest. This is rates as one of the best in camping in Dhanaulti and Kanatal. The luxury quotient lies between super deluxe and deluxe tents for all your renting needs. The woods behind you and the panoramic magic of the Gharwal Hills on the other, leaves you with nothing in want. This will allure you to it time and again to its spectacular views. This is one for the serious trekking and mountain climbing enthusiasts.
- Kanatal Adventure Camp
Nestled in the Gharwal region of the Himalayas this is a picture postcard place with its 25 Swiss tents dotted all over the property with attached baths. As the might Oaks, that surround the place, stand witness this is a place for the nature loves and a lover of leisurely walks into the wild. A picturesque camping experience.
So if you’re out there looking for that break from monotony. Pack a back pack and head to of these places that will bring you peace and beauty – the essence of life.