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What You Should Know More About Camping in Bangalore
Bangalore offers a number of locations for you to set up camp and explore the nature closely either on a trek or just a little adventurous excursion. For nature lovers, Bangalore hits the spot in many ways with so many camping spots close to Bangalore.
From tents, wooden cottages to jungle huts, there is a unique experience in its offering while camping in Bangalore. Some popular camping sites near city of Bangalore are:
Bangalore offers some of the most heavenly destinations best suited for weekend breaks when you are looking to catch a break from the stress and hassles of everyday life.
Within a range 100-200 kilometers you will find yourself in a totally different space from the main city at these perfect weekend getaway destinations near Bangalore. If you wish to undertake a weekend getaway from Bangalore and looking for camping, some popular destinations are:
Camping in Coorg is a totally delightful experience as you get to witness awe-inspiring coffee plantations, serene mountains and the mesmerizing streams.
It is your chance to live a cosmic experience as you lay down amidst the mountains gazing at the glittering stars in the sky. The popular places where you can go camping in Coorg are:
Coorg is located at a distance of 260 kilometers from Bangalore which is about a 5 hour drive between the two places. Click here to check Bangalore to Coorg travel Guide.
The best time to visit Coorg for camping is between the months from November to March. These are the drier months of the year and you will be able to enjoy camping activities like bonfire and outdoor games freely.
Monsoons are not a favorable time to go for camping as leeches infest the trails and rains may be a hindrance for enjoying campfires.
The average cost of camping in Coorg is about INR 2,500 per person. However the actual cost will depend upon the package you choose for camping. Camping is generally organized as a group tour in Coorg.
Yes, there are a few popular campsites near Bangalore within a distance of 100 kilometers from the city.
Yes, Chikmagalur is a popular tourist place known for its camping activities.
The distance from Bangalore to Chikmagalur is 242.9 km and your journey will take 3.5 to 5 hours.
The best time to visit Chikmagalur for camping is between the months of September to March.
The most essential things to carry while going for camping includes:
If you wish to go for camping near Bangalore, then it is best to visit Ramanagara in the winter season. You should avoid summers as it may get too hot as the temperature soars with the sun and monsoons are also not one of the best time to visit as during that time there is a chance trails being infested with leeches.
For a Banglorite, there are plethora of camping sites to choose from when you wish to have the thrill and excitement of camping in the night sky.
The most amazing campsites in India are found in this region and you should not miss out on an opportunity of camping if you are staying in Bangalore.
A few of these which promise a wonderful vacation are:
Depending on the vendor you choose there will be makeshift tents, but since it might just be for a night, sleeping bags are used. Some vendors provide sleeping bags or else you will have to carry your own.
Bangalore being a busy city, many just look for a weekend getaway in nature to unwind and recharge before getting back to the hustle bustle. Yes, it is very safe and you might not even require much prior experience for most of the locations of Bangalore.
There are a number of camping operators and a professional trekking expert is always there to guide you along the route and help you out in any way possible.
The most important thing is not to panic and enjoy the rains as part of the experience. If the weather looks cloudy before you leave, make sure to cover your backpack with a waterproof plastic sheet/cover.
Also do not take too many breaks and if it rains too heavily then try and find some shade under a big rock or a tree. It is important to stay well hydrated and keep moving so as to not let your body wear down with the weight of your backpack and drained clothes.
Here, Read our complete guide for: Best places to visit in Bangalore during Rainy season
It is advisable to wear comfortable clothes like track suits and sports shoes while camping. You should also pack a raincoat and a light jacket or some other warm clothes to beat the chilly winds in case it rains or gets cold during the night.
The following things will be handy and are recommended for trekking:-
Most campsites have strict prohibition on smoking or drinking activities for people. Hence it is advisable not to engage in smoking or drinking while camping.
Well, most tours have a campfire as an activity listed out in their itinerary. However, it is advised that you confirm and check with the tour operator that you have picked if they do bonfires or not.
It is important to stay well hydrated so you might need to use a washroom couple of times. Since a washroom cannot be carried to the top, you can walk ahead of the group and answer nature’s call or stay back just a bit to do so.
Make sure to inform your trek guide or group mates so that you don’t get left far behind or lose your way.
If you like the idea of spending the nights under the glittery skies, sharing stories as you sing and dance around the bonfire, a camping activity along with trekking is the thing you should do near Bangalore. The most popular treks near Bangalore where you can do camping too are:
Traveller Tales from Bangalore
27 November 2017
"Lovely resort overlooking the lake\nWe (two girls) went from Bangalore to Doddaballapur (Bus no. 285M) and from doddaballapur to ujjani from ujjani it took us 10 \nmins to reach the resort the tour organizers came to pick us up.\nWe went for a short trek to experience the amazing sunset, we returned to the resort to play volleyball, badminton and archery. We spent evening around the lake we enjoyed barbecue and campfire.. The food was delicious. We stayed in a tree house. Next morning we sat on top of a tree to watch the sunrise which was a breathtaking scenery after breakfast we went for trekking which was a fabulous experience as it was our first time we went for an easier trek\nTour organizers were so friendly, we felt as if we were with our family… Staff was very friendly and helpful\nWe've been raving about it to all of our friends and family. Thank you for a stay that was memorable and one of the most enjoyable weekend we ever had. Staying here was very unique and fun.\n\nAll in all, we highly recommend everyone to visit this incredible place. \n\n"
12 January 2016
An amazing day spend with friends. We were a group of 10 and we enjoyed like anything. From camping, playing guitar and singing songs during night, climbing rocks, ziplining and I can continue with the list. Really really amazing. If you want a quick break from your busy and hectic life and do not want to spend much money, this is the best option to go for.
10 April 2017
This was our perfect weekend escape ! Just the way Thrillophillia described in the package outline . Camping site close to nature , neat and clean tents , simple and tasty food , and warm staff . We loved the way Mr Babu communicated with us from the post booking , arrival to departure. He was very helpful and gave us good suggestions and anticipated our needs well. The Support staff of kitchen , service and activities was very helpful and warm . They had the spirit to serve. The guide Mr Shivlinga who took us for the morning trek was a very nice old man. We enjoyed Kayaking ,coracle ride,zip lining landing into water, Rope obstacle course and Rock climbing . Must do for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Value for money . We will Be back soon ????
15 October 2017
"Amazing experience, and the people there are really warm hearted and all your requirements are taken care of. "
12 January 2016
Perfect getaway during weekends. a short and sweet trip for all of us. Really had an amazing time
05 July 2017
A pleasant welcome followed by a few adventurous high rope activities which tested my physical fitness. Quality of all equipment used was top notch. I luckily was the only person in the camp on my first day of stay and received great hospitality right from the manager to the guide. The place was so peaceful and scenic that I decided to stay overnight in their tent. Was provided with pillows and blankets for a pleasant sleep. Had another group of people join the next day and we went trekking on a nearby hill. A bit challenging, but felt so refreshed upon reaching the top. An awesome non-veg lunch and checked out. Worth every penny and every second spent there!!!!!
11 June 2015
Camping in Coorg is a must experience if you are looking for fun, relaxation and amusement. I went for this experience with 3 of my friends and after arriving in Coorg, we found everything that was promised to us. The activity safety measures were well explained and the instructors had great cocerns for a safe and fun-filled experience. Enjoyed a lot...thanks guys!
03 July 2017
"Awesome Camp - wonderful experience, very nice arrangements, food is very good, early morning trek, activities and the scenic location make this overnight camp memorable... Highly recommended! "
04 July 2015
i loved the Dudhsagar Falls on the Mandovi River, which is a four-tiered waterfall that looks beautiful in rain....it was great being there. Would like to go there again!!!
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