Rajasthan, literally, “Land of Kings” is a state in northern India. The state covers an area of 342,239 square kilometers (132,139 sq mi) or 10.4 percent of the total geographical area of India. It is the biggest Indian state by area and the seventh-largest by population.
Tourism in Rajasthan
Major highlights of tourism in Rajasthan include the ruins of the Indus Valley Civilisation at Kalibanga and Balathal, the Dilwara Temples, a Jain pilgrimage site at Rajasthan’s only hill station, Mount Abu, in the ancient Aravalli mountain range and eastern Rajasthan, the Keoladeo National Park of Bharatpur, a World Heritage Site known for its birdlife. Rajasthan is also home to three national tiger reserves, the Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur, Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar, and Mukundra Hill Tiger Reserve in Kota.
Rajasthan pulled a total of 45.9 million domestic and 1.6 million foreign tourists in 2017, which is the tenth highest in terms of domestic visitors and the fifth-highest in foreign tourists. The tourism industry in Rajasthan is growing effectively each year and is becoming one of the major income sources for the state government. Rajasthan is home to displays for domestic and foreign travelers, including the forts and palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, Temples of Rajsamand and Pali, dunes of Jaisalmer and Bikaner, Havelis of Mandawa and Fatehpur, Rajasthan, wildlife of Sawai Madhopur, the spectacular beauty of Mount Abu, tribes of Dungarpur and Banswara, and the cattle fair of Pushkar.
Today, let’s explore the camping nights in Rajasthan and how it can be the best way to escape the current unusual world scenario.
Camping in Rajasthan
- Camping Locations: Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Khimsar, Osian
- Best time for Camping: November to March
- Camping Entertainments: Puppet Shows, Folk Dances, Rajasthani cuisines, Campfires
Away from the cacophony of urban life, the quaint desert of Rajasthan welcomes you to spend your vacation in a unique style.
Reaching the camping location involves a hilarious ride on the back of decorated camels the stark desert that offers you a blissful camping night, which gets ornamented with cultural entertainment and traditional hospitality.
In retrospect, camps have been the staying options for traders during the eras between the 8th and 12th centuries. As of now, the mode of recreation is captivating the heart and mind of travelers, who desire to experience day and night under the glitzy sky in the open air. The million-dollar task of camping is a way to store everlasting moments in one’s diary.
Camping Destinations in Rajasthan
Sand Dunes of Bikaner, Khimsar, and Osian are places for camping. The spacious tents measure 12x 12 feet and are equipped with all necessary facilities. Holidaymakers will find deluxe Swiss cottage with attached washroom and verandah. Bathrooms are furnished with hot water facilities and all comforts.
The camps in the desert are tied up with the elements of necessity and luxury. Apart from enjoying cozy hours inside the tent, stayers are offered with the picnic-like experience. Campfires are organized and travelers can cook on their own. Open-air dining facilities are arranged for the stayers. The aroma of delicious ‘daal’, ‘baati’, ‘churma’ is supplemented by the flawless music from the “Manganiyar” musicians. The group of dholaks and ‘sarangis’ offer sleepless nights to visitors reclining at the comfy “charpais”(jute beds).
Further, the night gets romanticized with folk dances, music, puppet shows, and a lot more.
All in all a perfect desert experience.