A new emerging travel trend – Glamping. Glamping is camping in luxury style; it describes camping with amenities and modern luxury. It is the best way to connect with nature, a perfect blend of nature and comfort. Glamping experience is all about walking away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, and embrace in natural and peaceful environment. Being in nature does not mean going for trekking or other adventurous activities, it can be enjoying nature with a twist of comfort and luxury.
Glamping! How many of you want to experience this fabulous experience? I know everyone want to. I am sharing my glamping experience with you all. Here we go……
We went for glamping. It is a different kind of experience of sleeping in a dome under the stars, surrounded by the nature in India. Yes! Not so far, Shivpuri in Rishikesh has a beautiful destination for nature lovers and glampers – The Natures Vault. This beautiful glamping site is located just 20 kms from Rishikesh. This Glamping Spot offers dome-shaped tents, an open-air cinema, outdoor swimming pool, café and mesmerizing views overlooking the lush green mountains.
They have 6 non AC domes, we took an ultra luxury dome which is slightly bigger in size than a dome. The package includes all activities, meals, use of common pool, common sitting area, bon fire, and music. All domes have private washroom, air cooler and fan. Domes are beautifully decorated from the inside providing a cute yet cozy sitting area with views and a small table chair set up to have some chit chats with your partner.
We started from Noida around 6 AM in the morning and reached at the site around 12 PM. It is advisable to drive own vehicle as the roads are narrow and the site is located away from the city. We started our day by taking a dip in the pool which is right in the middle of the mountains offering amazing views.
We spent a good time in pool, clicked so many photographs and played with our daughter. Spent good time in our dome by reading some books, napping, having some chit chats and having tea in our room with awesome views.
In evening, we step out from our dome and went to common sitting area in evening. Enjoyed open air cinema followed by evening snacks and music.
Night views are awesome here; whole site lit up in lights especially the dome. I could see the glow of dozens of lights, it’s like a painting with twinkling lights and a sky decorated with stars. Kids enjoyed open air cinema followed by evening snacks and good music.
I could say, it was an amazing evening spent with all good vibes right in the lap of nature. They serve dinner and breakfast in their café which serves good home cooked food. The sitting area in café is itself a vibe.
It’s hard to explain the early morning scenes, waking up to fluffy white clouds, sipping on a cup of hot tea while admiring the blazing sun shimmering in the blue sky. Waking up to such mesmerizing views is magical.
We kept our day doing nothing but exploring the ultimate luxury glamping site in a beautiful location away from everything and close to nature. After having our lunch, we went to shivpuri beach, and spent a beautiful evening there, enjoying river ganga.
- We would suggest to book the luxury domes in advance as there are only 6 domes and they are usually sold out.
- Go for the ultra luxury dome as they are bigger and better and are also equipped with dining and sitting area space.
- Winters are the best time to visit glamping site, you can consider months of September to February for visit.
- Avoid hot summer months as all glamps are non AC.
- There is a restaurant where you can order and drinks apart from your included meals in the package. So no need to worry for food if you travelling with kids or elders.
- All amenities are provided in the dome like fan, air cooler, blanket, pillows, mosquito repellant, etc. You just need to take toiletries along with you.
- Kids below 12 years will have a complementary stay and food package.
This will surely provide a truly unique and unforgettable travel experience. Do share your experience in the comment section after visiting the glamps.