Camping in Nainital

Nainital Camping Packages

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Camp Stay In Nainital1 day
INR 799

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With its whirl winding experiences, an array of addons and splendid beauty all around, camping in Nainital has been attracting flocks of tourists throughout the world. Known for the beautiful “Naini Lake”, this small hill station is home to numerous big wonders which can be easily explored by camping along random spots. While the lakeside of Naini has been a go to spot for various leisure campers and fun lovers, the Ayarpatta Hill on the other hand has been providing a session of camping in solace and away from the hustle and bustle of the tourists. Various sites for camping here also let you add on other adventures like hiking, trekking and boating to your camping session. 

Nainital is also a popular honeymoon destination, thus the camps here take care of all the tourists and provide a variety of tents to choose from. From luxurious dome tents loaded with all top notch amenities like beds and a heating system to Inflatable tents with sleeping bags for budget travelers, the variety offered here is a big one. There are also other popular Nainital honeymoon packages that are specifically curated just for couples looking for honeymoon packages. While camping in Nainital, your nights will be blessed with fun-filled bonfire and barbecue sessions in the middle of chilling winds and the day will begin with a beautiful view of sunrise from across the hills. 

Best Time For Camping In Nainital

Nainital is a year-round destination for nature lovers to relax in lush green forests and serene lakes. If you want to capture the beauty of this picturesque hill town up close, camping in Nainital in the summer months is highly preferred and recommended. From March to June, you can experience clear skies with pleasant weather as temperature ranges between 6 to 28 degrees Celsius. It is also an ideal time to indulge in adventure sports like trekking and kayaking. 

If you wish to witness the charming scenery of snow and mist, then the winter months from October to February invite many hard-core adventure seekers to camp in Nainital. The monsoon season from July to September is usually avoided as the campsites become susceptible to landslides due to heavy rainfall.

Best Camping Sites In Nainital

1. Ayar Jungle Camp: Take a break in the realm of nature with a rustic stay at Ayar Jungle Camp, surrounded by forests near Mall Road in Nainital. 

One of the best sites for camping in Nainital, the tent-style accommodation here comprises luxury treehouses with attached washrooms. It offers a range of outdoor activities like rock climbing, rappelling and horse riding here. To satisfy your food cravings, their in-house eatery Jungle Restaurant serves tasty Indian and Chinese dishes. 

Location: Barapathar-Sherwood College Road, Ayarpatta Hill, Mallital, Nainital

Facilities: Bonfire, 24/7 Doctor on call, 24/7 Power Backup, Hot Water, Barbeque, Restaurant and Conference Room

2. Camp Mehi: Bask in the tranquil environs for a soul-soothing vacation at Camp Mehi amidst the picturesque hills of Nainital. 

Located in Pangot Village, this camp is a wonderful getaway for birdwatchers to spot rare birds like Himalayan griffon, blue-winged minla and Rufus-bellied woodpecker. You can relish tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner with dishes from North Indian, South Indian, Continental and local cuisines, enjoyed with a bonfire. Camp Mehi offers Swiss tents and premium wooden cottage accommodations. 

Location: Pangot Village, Nainital 

Facilities: Attached Bathroom, Garden Dining, Generator Back-up, Private Car Parking, Multi Cuisine Kitchen, First Aid Attendance and Doctor On Call

3. Camp Dhanuli: It is a marvellous escape for all nature lovers to spend a day away from the hustle and bustle of city life. With 15 deluxe tents, each equipped with an attached washroom and offers a pleasant getaway amidst the pine trees. Enjoy an adventurous retreat with Nainital tour packages at Camp Dhanuli with thrilling activities like paragliding, rock climbing, jungle safari, valley crossing, Burma bridge and jumaring. You can also embark upon a jungle safari to Jim Corbett National Park during your stay at Camp Dhanuli. 

Location: Village Mangoli, Kala Dunghi Highway, Nainital 

Facilities: Mineral Water Bottles daily, Running Hot Water, Toiletries Kit, Electric Heating Bags, Board Games like Volleyball and Badminton

4 .Camp Kyari: Tucked away in Syat Village near Nainital, Camp Kyari is a memorable place for camping in Nainital and spending some time in the lap of nature. Adventure junkies will be excited to try mountain biking, river trekking, camping, rock climbing and rappelling at Camp Kyari. Catch a glimpse of sustainable living at this organic farm where you can learn to harvest fresh vegetables. You can enjoy a comfortable stay in the American safari tents equipped with mats and sleeping bags. 

Location: Village Syat, Kotabagh, Nainital 

Facilities: Wildlife & birding trails, trekking, camping, Swimming, Volleyball, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Mountain Biking and Body Surfing

5. Getaway Jungle Camp: Perched in the lush green valleys, Getaway Jungle Camp is an abode of tranquillity near Sattal Lake. You can choose among various rooms like super deluxe, deluxe and semi-deluxe and enjoy the tranquil environs of the camp. You can enjoy recreational activities like jungle walks, badminton and football and relish mouth-watering food prepared fresh in their kitchen. For the adventure junkies, activities like Burma Bridge, rappelling and river crossing are offered under the supervision of experts at the camp. 

Location: Chapora, Sattal Lake

Facilities: Well-equipped Kitchen, Birdwatching, Nature Walk, Angling, Day Hiking, Rappelling, Obstacle Course, Burma Bridge, River Crossing, Trekking and Wildlife Safari

6. Incredible Birding Camp: Tucked away in the beautiful forests near Sattal, it is one of the prominent spots for camping in Nainital for birdwatchers throughout the year. You can catch a glimpse of rare species like Great Cormorant, Greenish Warbler, Fulvous breasted Woodpecker and Indian Golden Oriole on a supervised birdwatching tour. Photographers are in for a goldmine of opportunities to click rare birds in addition to the picturesque vistas of the Kumaon Hills. The camp is well-known for their hospitality as they offer packed lunches for avid birders when they step out for off-the-property day excursions. 

Location: Bhaktuda, Sattal Main Road, Uttarakhand

Facilities: Garden, balcony, free parking, non smoking rooms and complimentary breakfast

7. Camp Milieu: Get a glimpse of Kumaoni culture and admire the folk music, dance and other cultural activities with the locals when you stay at Camp Mileu in Nainital. You can explore the natural surroundings by following a few popular trekking trails like Corbett’s Path, Ghatgarh Village Walk and Baur Canal Trail. Stay at their tented accommodation made from mud, thatch and bamboo and savour some tasty hot meals cooked from locally grown vegetables and fruits. You can enjoy meditation or photography in the scenic surroundings for a memorable vacation.

Location: Village Ghatgarh, Nainital 

Facilities: Sleeping tents, freshly cooked food, bonfire, adventure activities, bird watching. 

8. YMCA Camp: With a setting that comprises verdant mountains and breathtaking views of Sattal Lake, this is one of the most beautiful sites for camping in Nainital. It is spread over 15 acres of land and offers accommodation in the form of safari tents and lake-view huts. You can indulge in recreational activities like indoor games and bonfires while your kids will love the toys and games in the kids' play area. Feel the adrenaline coursing through your veins with adventure activities like Commando Net, Burma Bridge, Double Rope Bridge, Flying Fox, Angling, Hiking, and Rappelling offered at the YMCA camp. 

Location: Sattal, Nainital

Facilities: Activities like River Crossing, Nature walks, Wildlife Safari, Paragliding, Kayaking, Expeditions, Outdoor Conferences, Bird Watching, Ground for Cricket, Badminton, and Volleyball

9. Jungle Adventure Camp: Located in Naukuchiatal, Jungle Adventure Camp is for all the thrill-seekers to enjoy an escapade amidst the pristine forests with gorgeous lake views. Try some pulse-racing activities like jungle trekking, rock climbing, bird watching, cable cars, horse riding, and paragliding in the splendid setting of nature here. Perched at an altitude of 1220 meters, it offers one of the best camping experiences in the Nainital Honeymoon package as you recharge your soul in these well-maintained luxury camps. 

Location: Near Templeton Academy, Naukuchiatal

Facilities: Room Service, Hot Water, Garden Dining, Generator Backup, Car Parking, Restaurant, Experienced Activity Instructors & Trekking Guides, First Aid Attendance & Doctor On Call, Camp Vehicle for Emergency

10. Camp Lagoon: Tucked away in the thick forests near Nainital, Camp Lagoon’s eco-friendly environment invites many nature lovers to watch the breathtaking sunset at Naukuchiatal Lake. It is one of the best places for camping in Nainital if you want to take along your pets to have a serene weekend.

Sit among the kari pata trees and watch the bonfire while the camp staff serves you delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals. Indulge in games like volleyball, cricket, chess and badminton or go for an adrenaline rush with kayaking, swimming, trekking and paragliding.

Location: Earthvision Properties, Rewati Cottage, Near Hanuman Temple, Naukuchiatal 

Facilities: Veg & Non-Veg Buffet Meals, Bonfire, Music, Evening Snacks, Railway Transfers, Log Huts with Attached Western Toilets, Hot Water, First Aid, Internet

11. Back To Nature Camp: With a campsite that is located in the peaceful environs in the middle of a forest, Back to Nature Camp is an ideal weekend getaway in the serene Alchona village. You can try adventure activities like rock climbing, rappelling, jumaring, flying fox, river crossing, and jungle treks. Those who are into birdwatching can spot various migratory birds like the blue Magpie, Blue Whistling Thrush, Graceful Prinia, Grey Bushchat, Grey Wagtail, Oriental White-eye, Red Rumped Swallow, Russet Sparrow, Scarlet Minivet, streak-throated Woodpecker, Tawny Eagle and White Breasted Kingfisher. If you just want to spend some time in solitude, the beautiful views of River Kalsa flowing through the village will not disappoint you. 

Location: Village Alchona, Near Bhimtal, Nainital-Mukteshwar Road, Uttarakhand 

Facilities: Wifi, restaurant, Free Parking, buffet dinner, housekeeping and front desk.

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Which are the best campsites in Nainital?

1. Matiyal Camp: Located a short drive away from Nainital, this picturesque campsite is nestled amongst plum, citrus and tea plantations. This camp in Nainital is popular among bird lovers, for a number of exotic bird habitats can be spotted around this area.

Location: Matiyal, 28 kilometers outside Nainital.
Price: Starting from Rs. 1,950 per person.
Timing: Check-In: 11:00 AM.
              Check-out: 10:00 AM.

2. Ayar Jungle Camp: 
Offering a luxurious stay amidst wildlife, the Ayar Jungle Camp is one of the most popular adventure campsites in Nainital. The camping estate is located amidst vast acres of deodar, oak, and rhododendron forests. This camp allows you to participate in a number of different adventure sports, such as caving, rock climbing, or night trek and is one of the famous sites for camping in Nainital.

Barapathar-Sherwood College Road, Ayarpatta Hill, Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002.
Price: Starting from Rs.3,360 per person.

3. Naina Devi Jungle Camp: 
Located inside the Naina Devi Wildlife Reserve, this campsite offers a tranquil refuge in the heart of nature. The Jungle Camp is known for its population of bird species. Campers here can indulge in a number of different activities such as paragliding, flying fox, rock climbing, rappelling and more.

Location: Inside Naina Devi Wildlife Reserve, Dhunikhal, Bhowali Gaon, Nainital.
Price: Starting from Rs. 1,150 per adult.
Timing: Check-In on Day 1: 12:00 am.
              Check-out on Day 2: 10:00 am.

4. Hidden Valley Camp: 
Commanding an excellent view of the surrounding valleys, Hidden Valley Camp in Nainital is known for its sunrise and sunset views. A number of fun filled activities can also be enjoyed here, such as zipline, rappelling, waterfall trekking, tire bridge, and more.

Bagar Talla, Pangot, Uttarakhand 263001.
Price: Starting from Rs. 1,500 per adult.
Timing: Check-in Time: 12:00 pm.
               Check-out Time: 11:00 am.

5. Camp Twilight: 
A Swiss Camp Stay in the heart of nature, Camp Twilight offers the best of outdoor camping in Nainital. Tents are offered on a sharing basis. A number of different activities can be enjoyed in the camp, such as the Burma bridge and double rope.

Bajoon, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001.
Price: Starting from Rs. 1,500 per adult.
Timing: Check-In Day 1: 12:00 PM.
              Check-Out Day 2: 11:00 AM.

6. Aspen Adventures Camp: 
A perfect refuge for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts alike, Aspen Adventure Camp offers the best of adventure camping in Nainital. The camp provides 17 spacious cottages for stay, each fitted with the best modern amenities. As made evident by its name, the camp offers a number of different adventure sports opportunities, such as paragliding, Burma Bridge, rappelling, waterfall treks, flying foxes.

Location: Camp Nature's Encounter, Village- Ghattu Ghat, Pauri Garhwal, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249201.
Price: Starting from Rs. 3,500 per adult.
Timings: Check-in: 12:00PM
                Check-out: 12:00PM.

7. Camp Purple, Mukteshwar: 
Surrounded by peach and apple orchards, this camp in Nainital is known for its splendid natural beauty. The camp conducts a number of different forest-bade workshops and day picnics in open meadows and orchards. A number of adventure activities are also conducted here, such as rappelling and rock climbing.

Location: Sargakhet, Mukteshwar, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263137.
Price: Starting from Rs. 2,640 per adult.
Timings: Check-in: 10.00 AM
                Check out: 12.00 PM.

Which are the best sites for camping in Nainital in winter?

1. Camp Walnut: This camp in Nainital offers an authentic cabin-stay experience in the lap of nature. The rooms offered are spacious and well-equipped, and the camp allows pets as well. This cottage stay experience, with bonfire nights and outdoor activities, is best enjoyed during the winter season.

43, Bara Bazar Rd, Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001.

2. Camp Dhanuli: Offering a retreat in the high mountains of the city, Camp Dhanuli is one of the most popular winter camps in Nainital. This adventure camp offers a number of different sports opportunities such as rock climbing or rappelling. The camp experience is best enjoyed during winters and it is one of the best sites for camping in Nainital when the snow-covered mountains appear even more beautiful than usual.

Location: Village Mangoli, Kala Dunghi Highway, Nainital 263001.

3. Jungle Adventure Camp: As made evident by its name, this camp in Nainital allows its campers to live in the heart of the jungle and embark on a number of different adventures. The luxury tents, pitched in the middle of thick forests, carry a charm and thrill of their own. The camp conducts a number of fun adventure activities such as jungle trekking, rock climbing, night safaris and more.

 Near Templeton Academy, Naukuchiatal.

4. Camp Milieu: One of the most popular luxury camps in Nainital, Camp Milieu allows you to connect with the folk Kumaoni culture of Nainital. Engage in a number of different cultural activities such as music and dance as you unwind underneath the open sky, and experience the best that the mountains have to offer.

 Village Ghatgarh, Nainital 263001

What is the best time to go camping in Nainital?

Although the hill station remains tranquil throughout the year, travelers generally prefer to visit Nainital between the months of March and June, during peak summertime. During this time, the weather remains fairly cool and pleasant, but does not have any of the harshness of mountain winters. However, camping in Nainital can also be done during the winter season, between the months of October and February, when the hills are beautifully clad in white.

What kind of clothes and equipment should I carry for camping in Nainital?

-The temperature in Nainital remains towards the lower side throughout the year. Ideally, it recommendable that one wears multiple layers of clothing to guard themselves from the cold rather than a single thick layer. This makes it easier to shed the outermost layers in case a hike or a walk warms you up.

-It is advisable to wear long sleeved tops and full trousers or pants, to protect one’s skin from insect bite, as well as the wind.

-It is also advisable to wear sneakers, hiking or running shoes while camping, rather than open sandals or heels.

-Woolen camps, mufflers and earmuffs can also be worn during extreme cold conditions.

-If required, you can choose to bring sleeping bags, sleeping pads or inflatable pillows along with you.

-Headlamps, flashlights, water heaters and lanterns may also be carried as per requirement.

Do we have to take a permit to do camping in Nainital?

No, any sort of permit is not required for Camping in Nainital all you need is a perfect location along the fresh environs and tent gear. Camping can be well-enjoyed when witnessed with your bunch of folks, as a solo trip can get a little boring. Talking about Nainital camps, here one can make the best of memories with them, as the town is brimming with multiple spots, which are a perfect pick for setting up a tent.

What are the essentials items to carry for camping in Nainital?

Essential things to carry on a camping trip includes a pocket knife, flashlights, basic medical kit, swimming costumes, duffel bags, sunglasses, binoculars, sanitizers, and mosquito repellants. If you are on medication, it is absolutely essential to carry sufficient doses along with you.

For camping in Nainital, it would also be advisable to carry sunscreen, caps, umbrellas and raincoats. If you are camping during the colder months, make sure you carry enough woollen garments, including gloves, socks, earmuffs and woollen caps.

Is it safe to do camping in Nainital?

Speaking about the safety of Nainital Camps, the answer is absolute Yes, without giving a second thought. This quaint town has a very low crime rate and easy access to hospitals and control rooms. Though, it is advised not to tour the Jungles without appropriate knowledge of them, as they can have the wilds. Apart from this dimension, the upland is safe for all types of trips be it a solo trip or a group one.

What is the average cost of a camping tour in Nainital?

The average cost of camping in Nainital is between Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 3,000. The total cost, however, depends on the season of booking and the number of days opted for. The price may rise during peak camping seasons.

Is it safe for a solo female to go camping in Nainital?

Yes, it is absolutely safe for solo female travelers to go camping in Nainital. The camps are generally conducted in groups and take the matter of campers’ safety extremely seriously.

Is it worth visiting Nainital for camping?

Yes, Nainital is one of the best places in India for camping. The scenic locale, the magnificent mountain ranges and lush, green forests offer ideal camping spots. The hill station also offers a number of fun adventure sport activities, such as paragliding, rappelling, rock climbing and much more. Nainital also offers several unique, picturesque orchards situated in the heart of apple and peach orchards, which adds to the beauty of the place.

Nainital Camping Reviews

Prem Asan
Reviewed: 16 Feb 2020
Bird Watching and having many fun activities there makes it really a perfect place to stay and again it is located in a Bird Sanctuary which further adds to this value. We had a great time there and spending time near a bonfire with a group of people was epic. The food was even up to the mark. Thank... Read More
Daksha Khanna
Reviewed: 15 Feb 2020
Camping was fun with Thrillophilia and the camp stay was really nice. The activities there was super fun and we just enjoyed the views we had during a guided walk to the jungle. Thanks, Thrillophilia for an amazing camping experience.
Esha Trivedi
Reviewed: 09 Dec 2019
We were a group of 6 friends who wanted some respite from the northern heat. so we thought of going to the hills from some relaxation and some adventure..little did we know that we were in for a superr relaxing and fun weekend! if you want to just relax, you could very well laze on the hammock and p... Read More
Ganak Chopra
Reviewed: 09 Dec 2019
Had a lovely and enjoyable stay! We took the Safari tent. They provided us with two fans on request. Owner , Mr.Paras was very friendly! Quick service by the staff. The food was good and excellent quantity for the price! The surroundings were clean. Really felt at home! Very comfortable huge beds!
Ranjeet Bharadwaj
Reviewed: 09 Dec 2019
Pangot is located at a distance of 15 kilometers away from Nainital. It was an amazing camping experience. We enjoyed different activities away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Our tour was well organized and perfect. All thanks to thrillophilia.
Adhrit Mahajan
Reviewed: 09 Dec 2019
This amazing campsite located 15kms from Nainital named as Pangot mesmerised me with its scenic beauty.. It was an amazing campsite location for photography, i really enjoyed alot

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