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Explore India’s Top Destinations For ‘Glamping’ and Luxe Natural Getaways

by Venesa Daswani

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By: Grace Clarke

In the midst of our relentless schedules and the incessant demands of modern life, we often overlook the simple yet profound pleasure of reconnecting with nature. Amidst the chaos, a deep breath of fresh air or the sensation of grass beneath our toes can serve as gentle reminders of the rejuvenating power of the natural world. Personally, I find these moments remarkably grounding and revitalising. While many associate relaxation with a quick-fix in town or at a nearby location, there’s something inherently calming about immersing ourselves in the untamed beauty of the great outdoors. It’s in these moments that I feel most at peace.

India, with its rich and diverse landscapes, offers ample opportunities to find solace in nature’s embrace. Whether it’s the gentle rustle of leaves in a secluded forest glade or the awe-inspiring sight of a sunrise over mist-covered hills, India’s natural wonders inspire a sense of awe and wonder that is unparalleled. In the tranquil ambience, the stresses of daily life melt away, leaving behind a gentle sense of peace and renewal.

However, while we may want to embrace the rejuvenating powers of nature, there’s no shame in wanting to avoid the cons: uncomfortable sleeping bags, having to cook food in a tiny portable stove, the bugs, and – especially during the monsoon season – the leeches. To that end, we’ve curated a selection of premier, nature-centric getaways across India so you can dive into the tranquil embrace of the country’s most pristine landscapes, while still in the lap of luxury. Here are our top picks for the best ‘glamping’ experience; where glamour, rest, and nature harmoniously collide.  


Located just a three-hour drive from Jaipur International Airport (JAI), this luxurious, nature-centric camp is an enchanting oasis set amidst the ruggedly scenic landscapes of Ranthambore National Park, the majestic home of the Bengal tiger. Be whisked away to an extensive campsite featuring 10 opulent tents, each one a sprawling 108sqm. These tents promise utmost privacy and are adorned with classic furnishings, offering a capacious bedroom, a cosy living area with a daybed, a charming dining area, and a lavish bathroom complete with a free-standing bathtub and shower. Each day, guests can partake in serene yoga sessions, enjoy the impeccable service of a private butler, and take advantage of complimentary laundry services.

The dining options are nothing short of spectacular, seamlessly blending heritage and flavour.

The camp’s organic kitchen garden provides fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs for The Dining Tent’s ever-evolving menus. The Dining Tent itself is a warm, inviting space, featuring large communal tables, intimate seating, and an outdoor terrace for those who wish to dine in the open air. The cuisine is a delightful fusion of international favourites and authentic Indian dishes, including fragrant Rajasthani thalis. For a true taste of the camping spirit, the camp’s fireside dining pit offers a sensory feast with its comfortable seating and breathtaking views of the surrounding forest.

If bespoke dining experiences are what you seek, the camp has you covered with safari-style picnics amidst atmospheric forts or an al fresco breakfast during guava harvest season. Whether you’re lounging in your sumptuous tent, participating in invigorating yoga sessions, or dining under the stars by the fireside, this luxurious camp offers an experience that is as enriching as it is unforgettable.
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Nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, this tranquil haven is calling your name. Nestled on 13.5 acres of lush green landscape at the southern edge of the Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand, Aahana Resort offers a serene escape where you can unwind in sustainable comfort. The resort champions eco-friendly practices, including wastewater recycling, all managed by a dedicated team of local staff.

Guests have a range of accommodations to choose from, whether you’re seeking the cosy intimacy of a room, the spacious luxury of a suite, or the exclusive privacy of a villa. It’s perfect for any occasion, be it a romantic getaway for two, a fun-filled trip with friends, or a family vacation. The resort’s Victorian-style architecture is adorned with plush interiors featuring warm wooden panelling and jewel-toned accents, adding an extra touch of decadence.

Beyond the opulence, Aahana Resort invites you to embrace the beauty of nature. If mountains call to you, embark on a serene drive through the Shivalik Range and the enchanting forests of Jim Corbett, where you might spot the elusive Himalayan Black Bear. For a closer look at the wildlife, the resort’s jeep safari is a treat for nature enthusiasts, offering an intimate view of the park’s rich flora and fauna. If bird watching is more your speed, join the resort’s in-house naturalist on a guided tour. For those who are drawn to water, a picnic by the Ramganga River awaits. It’s the perfect spot to dip your feet and soak in the tranquil surroundings. Families with children will find plenty to keep the little ones entertained, with a variety of outdoor activities and a play area designed just for them. Instagram: @aahanaresort


This wildlife-focused lodge, planted near the Satpura National Park and just a 150 km (3.5-hour drive) from Bhopal, is a dream for nature lovers who crave a touch of luxury. Upholding the high standards of the renowned Jehan Numa Group, Reni Pani Jungle Lodge offers a delightful array of cosy accommodations perfect for a blissful nature-bound stay. Each lodge is adorned with artisanal designs featuring stained wood, rattan accents, and outfitted with modern amenities.

Choose from three distinct lodge styles: the Nallah Units, the Forest Units, and the Hill Units, all crafted with indigenous materials. These lodges boast viewing decks, expansive lounging bay windows, and luxurious bathrooms. For those who prefer a more rustic experience, the luxury tents offer an immersive stay where you can watch animals gather at the waterhole to quench their thirst.

Continue your indulgence with a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, a relaxing massage at the on-site facility, or a tranquil read in the lodge’s library amidst the lush green grounds. If you’re drawn to the call of the wild, engage in water activities like canoeing and boat safaris, or explore the natural surroundings through anthropological expeditions, bird watching tours, safari drives, horseback safaris, or nature walks.

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