Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - LIFESTYLE - RAJNI PRAD­HAN

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.

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