By Georgie


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Glamping with Banyan Tours


We all know that India is full of exotic and unique experiences.  Banyan Tours is taking it to a whole new level by offering happy glampers cosy canvas experiences in the desert, the mountains, on working farms and at the beach.

Picture this -
Just beyond Jodhpur, arrive at a private tented camp in time for a spectacular desert sunset.  Freshen up before settling in to drinks by the camp fire and a fabulous feast of local flavours accompanied by musicians from the village.  All this under an endless canopy of stars.

Tucked into the Aravali Hills near Jaipur, new for the season, is a private camp reached on elephant back. These rescued elephants are treated as members of the family.  The owner is committed to the welfare of the elephants believing that he offers them a better environment roaming free for most of the day, rather than working on the busy hot and polluted roads in the city or ferrying tourists to and from the fort. The private camp is perfect for either a little romance or a family adventure.

Wrap yourself in a cashmere blanket as the moon rises over Himalayan peaks.  For active glampers, Shakti Himalaya offers trekking and camping in remote mountain regions. Shakti’s tents may be the ordinary dome style but the service, style and setting are quite simply extraordinary!

Inspired by Africa, Aman-i-Khas is set in rugged countryside on the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park. The 10 guest tents are a generous 108 square metres each and reflect a rich Mughal style with luxurious airy rooms, separated by white cotton drapes.  In the evening, guests gather around the outdoor fireplace to relax and share their wildlife sightings.

The newest tented jewel in India’s camping crown - Jawai Leopard Camp - is located between Jodhpur and Udaipur. This is the only property in a huge wilderness area where leopards roam free. Ultra-sophisticated and gorgeous, Jawai is a superb example of low impact eco-tourism and makes an uncompromising commitment to conservation. The camp has just 10 luxurious tents (including a family tent); each is spacious, private and decked-out in contemporary Out-of-Africa-style, with a Rajasthani twist.

Banyan’s first-hand experience of Indian glamping enables them to recommend the right experience for each traveller – be it in the mountains, desert, jungle or unexplored countryside

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