Give yourself a break from work and indulge yourself in camping. Camping is, undoubtedly, one of the best ways of relishing nature`s beauty and recreating oneself from work pressure. The serene nights at the campsites are made even more spectacular by the unobstructed view of the stars. You can wake up rejuvenated to the beautiful vistas of the Himalayas.
Camping in Himachal Pradesh
The major camping sites in the State of Himachal Pradesh near the Himalayas are at Sarchu in Lahaul, and Sangla and Kalpa in Kinnaur. Kaza in Spiti is the major camping destination that is always ready to fill your days with unforgettable fun. Dharamsala in Kangra is the seat of the government in exile of the Dalai Lama, and is an interesting location to visit once you are in the region on camping tour. The major camping and trekking sites in the region are between the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges.
Camping in Ladakh
Bound by the lofty ranges of the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram, Laddakh offers splendid chances for trekking and camping tours and travels. The smaller Laddakh and Zanskar ranges add to the available trails that one can camp on. Some of the best-recommended trails in the region include the ones through Zanskar or Stok Kangri or Markha or Rupshu. You can relish the splendor of camping in remote Ladakh and witness from close quarters the splendour of the mighty Himalayas and the Karakoram while camping in Ladakh region.
Camping in Uttaranchal
You can enjoy the wildlife camping in the northern areas in Chitrauli, which is in the close vicinity of Nainital in Uttaranchal. Witness for yourself the magnificent sights of the Himalayas at the Ratighat Valley around the Ghuna River.
Camping in Rajasthan
Even the State of Rajasthan, usually known for its desert sands, has some interesting camping sites. Their relative isolation ensures that the crowds that typically flood the more popular campsites less affect them. The state offers camps characterized by artistically crafted tents, furnished with all the facilities of home, set amidst the charming Great Indian or Thar Desert. You can also take enjoy the vast fields and the rolling hills around some of the campsites and savor the best of Rajasthani cuisine.
The major camping sites in Rajasthan include the Jaisalmer Sam sand dunes, the Siana camp and the camps at Ranthambore National Park. Among these, Jaisalmer Sam is a desert camping site, while the other two provide you with the wildlife camping.
Camping on the Beach
Most people think about the mountains or forests for camping. However, camping on the beach can be a great alternative as an outdoor recreational activity. The sand and water provide plenty of activities for summertime fun. This can be a great bonding experience for the entire family.
Many public beaches do not allow camping, so do some research before making a trek. There are a lot of places where camping is allowed, though. Research the areas you are considering before choosing a place, as there may be some restrictions. Many places have rules as far as what vehicles are allowed on the beach, if any. There may also be restrictions on materials that are allowed. Many beaches do not allow bottles because of the danger of glass breakage. You may also have particular fire restrictions where fires are allowed only in certain places or under specific conditions.
The beach can provide a lot of fun activities. Swimming is a lot of fun but make sure you are aware of any warning signs that are posted and do not use inflatable floats in high surf. Surfing is also great fun and many areas will have lessons for those who are new to it. Often there are rental stands for jet skis and boats as well. Snorkeling or scuba diving will provide you a view of undersea life. Pack some books of sea creatures native to the area to look up what they are when you see them.
Make sure you pay attention to any posted warning signs. These may caution against tides, currents, sharks or environmental dangers, which could endanger your life. Do not swim if there are posted signs and always be aware of your surroundings.
Cooking at the beach is a great time to get out the seafood and grill shrimp, crabs, lobster or fish. Sitting around a cozy fire with the sun setting and the ocean as a backdrop is a relaxing and enjoyable time. Be a considerate camper and remember that other people will use the facilities, so when you leave the area, make sure you leave nothing behind, all fires are completely out, and everything is cleaned.