Camping in Uttarakhand - Best Camps To Visit

Popularly known for its spirituality, Uttarakhand is also a famous adventure destination in India. It's just a paradise for tourists & thrill-seekers looking for experiencing scenic beauty with a mix of adventure. With a large number of adventure activities, Uttarakhand also offers various camping destinations nestled in the beautiful Himalayan mountains & valleys and completely away from the hustle-bustle of the city.

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Best Places For Camping in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is also known as a hub of adventure & camping destinations in the Indian travel industry. The amazing Camping in Uttarakhand has been developed to be experienced as a holistic vacation that heals body, mind, and spirit by spending your day embarking on beautiful treks, indulging in a whole bunch of adventure activities and then finally sleeping in some of the most luxurious tents right in the heart of nature!.

Uttarakhand offers an array of fantastic camping destinations and from them, few are listed below -


Camping in Rishikesh Uttarakhand

It's a famous & most visited camping destination among peoples living around in Delhi, Haryana & Uttar Pradesh. Rishikesh is a beautiful city located in the foothills of Himalaya and also known as Yoga Capital. Apart from camping, you can experience some amazing adventure activities in Rishikesh like river rafting, bungee jumping, etc. Camping in Rishikesh promises you an amazing combination of soul-soothing peace and fun-filled adventure.

  • Public Transportation: Easily Available
  • Difficulty To Reach: Easy
  • Minimum Stay: 1 Night 2 Days
  • Cost of 1 Night 2 Days Camping: Rs 800 to Rs 2500 per Person

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Camping in Shivpuri Uttarakhand

Shivpuri is a small but beautiful village nestled in the foothills of Himalaya along the banks of river Ganga. It is just 16 Km from Rishikesh and takes 20 minutes to reach there. This place is popularly known for camping & river rafting.

Shivpuri is also known as the rafting & camping hub. You can find an array of beautiful campsites there with some great adventure activities.

Camping in Shivpuri Uttarakhand includes staying in swiss or alpine luxury tents with 3 times meal, evening snacks, bonfire & music at night, volleyball, jungle walk, riverside activities, fun at Ganga beach, river rafting, etc.

With camping in Shivpuri, you can also take part in Kayaking courses, a zipline tour over the Ganga, rock climbing, and many more activities.

  • Public Transportation: Easily Available (but Private Preffered)
  • Difficulty To Reach: Easy
  • Minimum Stay: 1 Night 2 Days
  • Cost of 1 Night 2 Days Camping: Rs 800 to Rs 2000 per Person

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Camping in Kanatal Uttarakhand

After Rishikesh & Shivpuri it is the third most visited place for camping in Uttarakhand. Kanatal is a small village of Uttarakhand attracting tourists with its rustic charm and mesmerizing mountain views. This place is located far away from the crowd and noise of the city at an altitude of 2590 m from the sea level. You'll find there the dense forest comprising of various flowers, fruit trees, and ayurvedic herbs. Here you enjoy activities like hiking, trekking, valley crossing, zip-lining, yoga & meditation. Also, here you can find the snowfall during the winter season.

  • Public Transportation: Available (Private Preferred)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum Stay: 1 Night 2 Days
  • Cost of 1 Night 2 Days Camping: Rs 1500 to Rs 2500 per Person

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Camping in Dhanaulti Uttarakhand

Hill stations are the best place for Indians to escape from the atrocious heat of the city. Surrounded by oak, deodar along with rhododendron dense trees forest, Dhanaulti is a very famous hill station of Uttrakhand, located near Mussoorie. Here you will get an opportunity to stay in luxury swiss camps with all the modern facilities and some great fun activities like rock climbing, rappelling, hiking, and trekking. On reaching this fabulous camping destination you'll be rewarded with the mesmerizing views of the glaciers surrounding Gangotri-Yamunotri.

  • Minimum Stay: 1 Night 2 Days
  • Cost of 1 Night 2 Days Camping: Rs 1400 to Rs 2100 Per Person

Camping in Nainital Uttarakhand

Being one of the most popular hill stations of India, Nainital is heaven for camping lovers. Thousands of tourists every year come to Nanital for vacation and to enjoy the adventure with lovely nature. Beautiful Pear Shaped lake & the hills attract the tourists to visit this place. There are ample campsites available in Nanital where you can enjoy the adventure camping and experience the unspoiled beauty of nature. With camping in Nanital, you can also take part in some great adventure sports like trekking, rock climbing, paragliding, hiking, and so on. The adventure activities in Nainital are available at a budget price that fits every tourist pocket.

  • Transportation: Easily Available
  • Difficulty To Reach: Easy
  • Minimum Stay: 1 Night 2 Days
  • Cost of 1 Night 2 Days Camping: Rs 999 to Rs 2100 per Person

Camping in Mussoorie Uttarakhand

Popularly known as "Queen of the Hills", Mussoorie is a very popular hill station in Uttarakhand. It is one of the best places for camping that can be visited with both friends and family. This great camping destination is more of a tourist spot that provides the best combination of visual and splendid pleasure with the most memorable and captivating experiences ever.

During your vacation in this beautiful destination, you can visit some more nearby hill stations of Dhanaulti and Kanatal. As you move away from the heart of the city you can see the vast span of tourist attractions like George Everest, Kempty Market, Hathipaon, Library Chowk, Mall Road, Waterfall, and Landour.

With staying in a luxury swiss tents of Mussoorie or a forest camping in Mussoorie, there are plenty of adventure options to enjoy in hills like boating, rappelling, rock climbing, trekking, hiking, valley crossing, and most popular paragliding.

  • Public Transportation: Easily Available
  • Best Time To Visit: Mussoorie is a year-round destination for adventure & nature lovers. Camping in Mussoorie can be planned in summer as well as winter.
  • Minimum Stay: 1 Night 2 Days
  • Cost of 1 Night 2 Days Camping: Rs 1200 to Rs 2500 per Person

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Camping in Auli Uttarakhand

Located at the height of 8,200 feet in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Auli is a very popular winter destination for skiing in India and known for its snowy slopes, Sight of oak-edged, heavy dense coniferous woods mist-laden valleys, Himalayan Views, romantic vistas, cable cars and much more.

If you are looking for some pleasant situations in your life with your friends and family, then camping in Auli is the best option. The popular things to do in Auli are Skiing, Camping, trekking, Snow biking, Paragliding, Rappelling, and quad biking. During camping in Auli, you can indulge in various adventure activities like hiking through the forest, visit Chattrakund lake, trek to the nearby lush green Gurso Bugyal, jungle walks, and bonfire at night. If you are an adventure enthusiast, visit this place during winters to take part in winter activities like skiing.

  • Best Time To Visit: November to March (Auli is open for tourists throughout the year)
  • Popular For: Skiing
  • Cost of 1 Night 2 Days Camping: Rs 1500 to Rs 2500 per Person

Camping in Chopta Uttarakhand

Also known as 'Mini Switzerland', Chopta is a small area in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. This place is located at the height of 8,790 feet in the Himalayas. This place is surrounded by meadows and pine, deodar, and rhododendron trees and is also the starting point of many popular treks.

If you have an adventure in your mind and loves to do trek the Chopta is a perfect place for you to do camping in Uttarakhand. You can set your camp up in the green meadows and greet yourself with a mesmerizing view of Nanda Devi and Chaukhamba range.

Chopta offers the unbeatable, nature & hill camping experience that you will not find anywhere else. The climate in Chopta is always pleasant and cold throughout the year, which makes camping in the hills of Chopta all the more fun and you can enjoy nature and stillness in peace.

  • Best Time To Visit: April to November
  • Cost of 1 Night 2 Days Camping: Rs 1500 to Rs 2500 per Person

Best Camps in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is one of the Indias’s premier camping destinations. Here at Camp Ganga Vatika, however, we prefer quality over quantity and, if you’re planning for camping in Uttarakhand, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking for jungle camping in the Uttarakhand, riverside beach camping, or luxurious camp camping in the hills, our curated collection showcases only the very best campsites in the state.

Here are few best campsites in Uttarakhand where you can experience camping at its best-

  • Camp Ganga Vatika : Rafting & Camping in Rishikesh - It is a very popular campsite in Shivpuri offering an array of camping accommodation like luxury swiss camps, budget alpine tents, and luxury cottages. At the Camp Ganga Vatika, you'll get a chance to explore some great adventure activities like river rafting in Rishikesh, Zipline over the Ganges, and so on.
  • Riverside Camping in Rishikesh Uttarakhand - Camping near the river in the lap of majestic Himalayas is the dream of many campers and this riverside camp of Uttarakhand is the best suit for you. The campground surrounds a beach that is filled with white sand. With the Ganga river flowing on one side, the campsite is located on the other.
  • Luxury Camping in Rishikesh - Luxury camping in Rishikesh is a wonderful place for families, couples, or groups, looking for that combines intense communing with nature and the freedom of a camping holiday with the comfort of a resort. Enjoy a scintillating camping experience with a touch of luxury.
  • Cottages in Rishikesh Shivpuri - Cottages in Rishikesh combines intense communing with nature and the freedom of a camping holiday with the comfort of a 5-star hotel. It is one of the most beautiful campsites near Rishikesh. Pamper yourself with a pleasant and spectacular view of Garhwal-Himalaya & the holy river Ganga at the Cottages in Rishikesh.

Activities With Camping in Uttarakhand

With some great camping destinations, Uttarakhand has to offer lot more adventure activities to the thrill seekers. Below are some activities which you can enjoy in Uttarakhand

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Uttarakhand Camping FAQ's

Frequently Asked Question About Camping in Uttarakhand

Which is most visited camping destination in Uttarakhand

Rishikesh, Shivpuri, Chopta, Auli are some most visited camping destinations in Uttarakhand.

When is the best time to go camping in Uttarakhand?

The Summer months of March to June are usually considered as the most ideal time to visit Uttarakhand for camping.

Are things expensive once I arrive at the campsite?

Yes, in some places camps are located in the remote area where you get things a little bit costly.

Is Uttarakhand safe for camping

Yes, it's totally safe to camp in Uttarakhand.

What are the adventure sports available in Uttarakhand?

River Rafting, paragliding, bungee jumping, zipline over the Ganga river, kayaking, camping, trekking, skiing, air safari, rappelling, and rock climbing are some great adventure sports which you can enjoy in Uttarakhand

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