10+ best glamping properties in India for a socially-distanced romantic getaway
Switch on your vacation mode with these exquisite glamping properties that combine the best of romance, safety and luxury.
As the lockdown eases its hold all over the country, many couples are itching to put on their travel boots and traverse the globe. However, the pandemic isn’t over yet, and it is still pertinent that one follows all the precautions, especially social distancing when it comes to travel. Giving you the best of nature, luxury, and romance, glamping ensures you enjoy the bounties of nature without compromising on your creature comforts. And to make the task of finding the perfect glamping property where you can make sparks fly and remain safe, we’ve done the legwork for you by curating a list of domestic getaways that’ll send you into a bookmarking frenzy!
Banjaar Tola, A Taj Safari
Offering panoramic views of the Banjaar River as it makes its way through the heart of Kanha National Park, Banjaar Tola, A Taj Safari is nestled amidst 90 acres of Sal Forest and wild grasslands. Divided into two intimate camps of nine tents, each camp comes with a pool, interactive dining areas, and indoor as well as outdoor lounge options.
Set on raised platforms, the 18 suites at Banjaar Tola come with a floating verandah giving one a breathtaking view of the gently flowing river and the lush wilderness. Equipped with a king-sized bed, freestanding deep soak tub, and a large open shower area, each luxurious suite is a treat for the senses. Don’t miss the bush dinners at Banjaar Tola as a multitude of lanterns light up a clearing in the forest for the most memorable dining experience.
A majestic oasis flanked by the pure beauty of the Aravalli Hills, this property houses 10 luxury guest tents that are plush yet close to nature. Serving Indian and western cuisine with organic produce that’s plucked from the camp’s garden, glamping here is a feast for the senses.
Featuring Mughal inspired tents with a sundeck that gives you a clear view of the passing birdlife, each luxury tent at Aman-I-Khas is furnished with a king-sized bed or twin beds, twin writing desks, an exclusive dining area, and dual vanities that fulfill your every need. From tiger tracking safaris, camelback rides, to playing with tiger cubs, one can easily quench their thirst for wildlife and history with Aman-I-Khas’ guided tours.
Jamtara Wilderness Camp, Madhya Pradesh
Located in the center of rural Pench and encircled by lush greenery that consists of tall Arjuna trees and an ancient Banyan tree, each tent of the 10 luxury tents at Jamtara Wilderness Camp gives one a clear view of Mother Nature’s splendors.
Designed to be airy and light, each tent comes with a front panel that can be easily rolled up to let nature seep in. However, if you’re in a mood to see the stars light up the night sky, Jamtara Wilderness Camp also offers star beds where a ‘machan’ appointed with a four-poster bed and a mosquito net allows you to revel under the open sky as you spend the night spotting wildlife and constellations.
Reni Pani Jungle Lodge, Madhya Pradesh
Situated close to the Satpura National Park which is also the largest tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh, Reni Pani Jungle Lodge offers you the thrill of being close to the wilderness while lounging in luxury.
Offering a choice of both cottages and luxury tents that are elegantly appointed, Reni Pani Jungle Lodge doesn’t disappoint when it comes to luxury. Furnished with facilities like a swimming pool, library, and a spa where you can relax with your loved one after a long day spent spotting local species, canoeing, or cycling, this property gives you a rare opportunity to experience the unadulterated joy of forest life. Also, to whet your appetite, its in-house restaurant Gol Ghar delights your taste buds with gastronomical and colorful cocktails under the open sky.
The Machan Resort, Maharashtra
An eco-resort that features treehouses that rise 30 to 45 feet above the forest giving one an uninterrupted view of the Western Ghats, The Machan Resort will instantly make the child within you jump with joy.
Equipped with a variety of different treehouses or machans that appeal to every aesthetic like the tranquil Canopy Machan or the adventurous Forest Machan that is accessed via a wooden bridge, the eclectically designed Starlight Machan that comes with a retractable roof, the elegant Heritage Machan, the rustic Sunset Machan, or even the wild Jungle Machan, this entire property surprises you at every turn.
The Bison Resort, Karnataka
Located at the meeting point of Bandipur and Nagarhole National Parks, the boutique tented camps at The Bison Resort offers one a serene, uninterrupted view of nature.
Equipped with African style tented camps, the accommodations here are unique, spacious, and cozy. With a limited number of rooms at their disposal, The Bison also offers a plethora of personalized experiences, like, a backwater breakfast, bush dinners, a late-night motorboat ride with drinks, and of course, safaris where you can admire elephants at leisure.
The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort, Rajasthan
Inspired by the luxurious caravans of the royal families, The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort is located at the border of the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. Fusing modern luxury with the traditions of Rajasthan this resort indulges all your senses.
Offering luxury tents that cater to all your needs with a canopied king-sized bed, a claw-footed standalone tub, rustic teak wood floors, and a garden, this resort holds nothing back when it comes to comfort. Also, if you’re in the mood for romance coupled with adventure, the grill by the starlight hosted atop the observation tower indulges your taste buds while giving you a clear view of the starlit sky.
Sujan Jawai, Rajasthan
Nestled amongst stunning granite rock formations that date back a billion years and dramatic wildlife, Sujan Jawai redefines responsible luxury that goes hand in hand with the wilderness.
Designed using a muted palette of grey, white and black, Sujan Jawai’s ten tents blend seamlessly into the surrounding nature. Furnished with industrial style tubular brushed steel furniture, the interiors make a statement with a splash of red. Guided bush walks, enlightening temple trails and adventurous Rabari walks where tribesmen accompany you as you stealthily track leopards, are all experiences that one just can’t miss here!
Chamba Camp Thiksey, Ladakh
Experience the magic of life under the canvas in the land of the lamas. Feast your eyes upon the awe-inspiring raw beauty of Ladakh while you relax in individually designed tents that spur romantic memories.
From a detailed tour of beautiful monuments, old monasteries adorned with ancient art forms to a game of polo, Chamba Camp Thiksey gives you the full flavor of Ladakh. Moreover, one can also opt for a gentle raft ride on the River Indus and try their hands at traditional archery.
Khem Villas, Rajasthan
Located on the edge of Ranthambore National Park and spread over 25 acres of land that boasts of lakes and indigenous trees, Khem Villas exudes luxurious tranquility.
Witness the graceful beauty of rare blackbucks in their natural habitat and cruise over the Chambal River on a Bayliner Boat as you enjoy a variety of nature safari activities that satisfy the adventurous spirit inside you.
SUJÁN Sher Bagh, Rajasthan
Reminding you of the bygone era where adventurers used to live elegantly under the canvas while pursuing their love, nature, SUJAN Sher Bagh gives you the best of warm campfires that light up the night sky, plush camp suites, and a spectacular view of the famed tigers of Ranthambore.
With 12 hand-stitched canvas tents that exude vintage luxury, The Royal ‘Burra Sahib’ Suite comes with a heated private swimming pool and a butler who indulges your every whim. Experiences like a picturesque picnic at the Ranthambore Fort and a jungle cooking class that uses fresh produce from the property’s organic farm makes this property perfect for an indulgent getaway.