Camping In Shimla: Best Camp Sites in Shimla For A Himalayan Adventure

Camping in Shimla

The capital city of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, also happens to be the largest city in that state housing around 200,000 people (approximately). With an altitude of 2,206 meters above sea level, this city lies on top of seven hills. The seven hills of Shimla are Inverarm hill, Jakhoo hill, Summer hills, Prospect Hill, Elysium hill, Bantony hill, and Observatory Hill. These hilly terrains are the best spots for campers to lay their tents. The highest point that you can reach in the city is at Jakhoo hill, which is 2,454 meters above sea level. The climate in Shimla is frigid in winters and moderately warm in the summers. The temperature is -4-degree Celsius to 31-degree Celsius, but one can still experience Shimla through activities like such as camping, trekking and skiing. The best time for camping in Shimla would be from April to October. Please note that the distance from Shimla given in the list of places, is the distance by road. So, without further ado, let's look at the top places you can visit for camping in Shimla this year!

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Here is the list of 7 Camping In Shimla: Best Camp Sites in Shimla For A Himalayan Adventure

1. Camping at Shoghi

You can enjoy the beauty of the majestic mountains in this valley of Shimla. This place will give you an adrenaline boost with the various adventure sports all year long. You can access the perennial water bodies around the camp to enjoy a peaceful moment after a long day filled with a bunch of physical activities. The constant state of mundane and dull minds of the city often come here to have a carefree holiday for a few days. Camping in Shimla at this spot with complete accessibility to the wilderness makes this an ideal option to start the list. The activities planned for individuals are subject to change based on the dates that you choose to visit this spot. The only catch is that one needs to book for two or more people in a particular package.
This package includes -
Meals -
Breakfast, Lunch, Evening snacks with tea, and Dinner.
Activities -
An exclusive trek to the waterfalls, a bonfire at night, Rock Climbing, Zip Line, Valley Crossing, Burma Bridge, and Bamboo Bridge.
Pricing -
Starts from INR 4,300.
Accommodation -
Valley Comfort, Jungle Den, and Mountain Stay Luxury - No attached bathroom, budget cottages, semi deluxe cottages and deluxe cottages respectively.
Jungle Inn - attached bathroom available
Distance from Shimla -
It is approximately 14.8 kilometres away from Shimla.

2. Snow Trails Camp, Kufri Chail Road

You can go to Snow Trails Camp with your family and friends for a fun weekend. This camp is 2,250 meters above sea level that gives you a perfect view of the cityscape as well as the natural beauty of the surroundings. This camp in Shimla has numerous deodar and oak trees that provide ample amount of freshness to your vacation and help you relax with your loved ones. The mountain ranges alongside this campground are covered with snow and are responsible for a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere.
This package includes -
Activities -
Burma Bridge, Flying Fox, Obstacle Race, Hiking, Trekking, and Rock Climbing.
Meals -
Provided by the management during your stay at the Snow Trails Camp.
Pricing -
Between INR 2,500 and INR 4,000.
Accommodation -
They provide you with tents that accommodate two people. These swiss tents are very sturdy and durable. The bathrooms are attached to these tents and along with hot water and cold water available for you to use. There is also a verandah for you to relax, right in front of your tent.
Distance from Shimla -
It is approximately 48 kilometers away from Shimla.

3. Park Woods, Shoghi

This offbeat hill resort is located six and a half hour long drive away from Delhi. This resort/campsite is spread across 20 acres of land and is divided into residential, public and recreational areas with 5 acres for each spot. With spectacular views during the drive, you'll surely get immersed in the picturesque natural beauty of this place. This resort/campsite is also available all year long. This place is available for corporate events and school excursions as well.
This package includes -
Indoor Activities -
Table Tennis, Caroom and other Board games.
Outdoor Activities -
Guided Forest Visits, Night Treks, Cricket, Volleyball, Basketball, Target Shooting, Tug of War, Badminton, Rappelling, Rock Climbing, Valley Crossing, Burma Bridge, Tree Bridge, Commando Net, Ropewalk, Catwalk, Spiderweb, and Tyreweb.
Accommodation -
Comfortable deluxe tents and cottages with attached bathrooms and 24-hour water supply, with rooms having heaters and fans. There are no television sets, but the activities outside will keep you busy.
Distance from Shimla -
It is located approximately 18 kilometers away from Shimla.

4. Hail Himalayas

This campsite is an eco-tourism site that lets you see the paradise of India through a contemporary lens. The camp is available for backpackers and trekkers all year long. Camping in Shimla at Hail Himalayas is beautiful, scenic and windy. The huts offered to you are in the range of a basic twin sharing Expedition Dome tent, to Jungle Inn which is very similar to the ones above and Mountain Luxury, which is almost like a villa. They also have special packages for schools, students who choose to go individually, and corporate events.
This package includes -
Activities -
Valley Cross, Paragliding, Burma Bridge, Trek and Trails, Water Rappelling, Rock Climbing, Ring Walk, Mountain Biking, Obstacle Course, Motorbike Expedition, Yoga, Angling, Tarzan Swing, and Wilderness Camping.
Accommodation with Pricing -
Jungle Inn (INR 4,500 per night, shared washroom, excluding meals)
Mountain Luxury (INR 6,000 two people per night, including meals)
Valley Comfort (INR 5,500 two people per night, including meals)
Jungle Den (INR 5,000 two people per night, including meals)\
Expedition Mountain Tent (INR 3,500 two people per night, including meals).

5. Green Getaway, Junga

This camp is 5,100 ft above sea level. This camp is widely known for its princely estate of Keonthal. The Junga camp in Shimla is amidst by snowy peaks and lush greenery, making it the best spot for your vacation getaway. The winters in this region can get colder than the other places on our list, but throughout the year, this place is relatively breezy and pleasant. This camp will introduce to the wilderness like no other campsite because of the "deep camping" activity that takes place during the day as well as night.
This package includes -
Activities -
Zip-Line, Rappelling, Jummarring, Stream Walking, and Day and Night Trekking.
Meals -
Early morning tea with biscuits, Breakfast, Refreshment before Lunch, Lunch, Evening tea and snacks, Soup and Dinner.
Pricing -
INR 1,500 per night, per person.
Accommodation -
Tents available, just like the "Jungle Inn" in the other camps.
Distance from Shimla -
It is approximately 41 kilometres away from Shimla.

6. Thanedar Camp

As soon as you enter this camp, you'll be in the middle of a sea of apple trees. The peaceful area is against a backdrop of blue hills and a vast mustard field. This place is near the old Hindustan-Tibet road which has a rich cultural history of Himachal Pradesh. This place, unlike others on our list, is located amid apple blossoms and is called Banjara Orchard Retreat. This camp is around 8,000 ft above sea level.
This package includes -
Activities -
You can visit the nearby places such as Hatu Peak, Parmjyotir Temple, Saint Mary's Church, Tani Jubber Lake, and Saroga Forest. There are no activities conducted by management.
Accommodation -
Suite, Deluxe Double Room, Deluxe Single Room, Standard Double Room, Standard Single Room, Log Cabin Double, and Log Cabin Single.
Pricing -
The rates for the rooms start from INR 3,500 and go up to INR 6,600.
Distance from Shimla -
This place is approximately 74 kilometres away from Shimla.

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7. Mashobra Greens

Mashobra Greens is the perfect place for camping in Shimla to unravel yourself to nature, away from the busy and tiresome city life. This camp offers its customers a variety of options to choose from for them to stay in and around the campsite. The temperature of the area is roughly around 10 degrees Celsius to 20 degree Celsius, and the lush greenery and the quiet mountains of will rejuvenate your mind. Mashobra Greens offers guilt-free living by promoting sustainable tourism at its eco-friendly camp in Shimla.
Accommodation -
There are various accommodation locations such as Bamboo Cottages, Mud Cottages, and Swiss Tents.
Pricing -
The rate of each cottage differs depending on the sub-categories.
The bare minimum an individual needs to pay for two days and one night is INR 4,000, and the maximum one needs to pay for the same amount of time is INR 7,500.
Now, similarly, for two days and three nights, an individual has to pay a bare minimum of INR 7,000 to a maximum of INR 12,500.
Distance from Shimla - 9 kilometers from Shimla.

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So, these are the top seven camps that you can be a part of when you plan your next trip to Shimla. These camps are rated based on their tariffs, amenities, and service. What is common in all these camps is the lush greenery that they are surrounded by that one won't feel like getting back to the hustle and rush of their daily life in the city. These camps offer a lot of exciting adventure sports that you wouldn't be disappointed one bit, no matter which one you choose to go.

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This post was published by Gautham Pappu

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