ARE YOU ALL SET FOR GLAMPING?
Camping in otherwise inaccessible places with a scenic view and the added element of luxury is called ‘glamping’, which can pick up as a trend in 2018, predict experts.
Shravan Gupta, executive director, Leisure Businesses, FCM Travel Solutions India, says, “Glamping refers to luxurious camping, where nature meets luxury. Millennial prefer to combine adventurous destinations with luxurious camp-style accommodations, with highend services and amenities. For example, luxury safari tent stays in Masai Mara, Kenya is a hit with enthusiastic travellers.”
Karan Anand, head of relationships, Cox & Kings, shares, “Camps are a blend of adventure, safety, romance, and luxury. In India, the ultimate travelling camp has become synonymous with glamping with its exquisite offerings, untouched locations, and super luxury tents. Internationally, South Africa offers some of the most impeccable glamping options.”
Countries such as Sweden, Australia, Chile, Spain, Zambia, Switzerland, and Scotland, among others, have some fantastic glamping options for travel enthusiasts.
Talking about India, places like Jaisalmer, Ranthambore and Bundi in Rajasthan, Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh, Mashobra and Manali in Himachal Pradesh, Wayanad in Kerala, Binsar, Rishikesh and Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand, are quite a few popular sites for adventurous glamping.