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Weekend camping getaways from Delhi

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If quick and pleasant weekend getaways from Delhi seem like a dream, think twice! We have an ultimate list of places that will give you break from your 9-5 job, and will turn your usual weekends into mini vacations. But rather than heading to the cliched locations, why not escape from the city life and go into the wilderness. Seems like a great idea, right? Well, read on to know 5 camping getaways to liven up your weekend.

1. Damdama Lake, Gurugram


Surrounded by Aravali mountains, Damdama Lake is a popular camping site near Delhi. People often come here on weekends to release their stress and indulge in various fun activities like rock climbing, rappelling, hiking, boating, balance walk and many more adventure sports. Bird watchers can also have a great time at the camps organised on Damdama lake as there are as many as 190 species of birds that migrate here during summer, winter and monsoon season.

Distance from Delhi: 61 km

2. Camp Mustang, Sohna Road

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Looking forward to an adventurous weekend? Head to Camp Mustang for an altogether new and exciting way to make the most of your leisure time. The camp is ideal for a day outing, one day picnic, corporate and family events, friends and family outing and team building programs. Camp Mustang is spread over 8 acres of lush green farm and is a great place to enjoy activities like air rifle shooting, trekking, rock climbing, zorbing, cycling, farming, village walk, rock climbing, rocketry and astronomy.

Distance from Delhi: 57 km

3. Mountain Camping, Mussoorie

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Re-energise your mind, body and soul amidst the scenic beauty of the Indian Himalayas in Mussoorie. Popularly known as the ‘Queen of Hills’, every year this hill station attracts a huge number of couples, adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers and offbeat explorers. If you too want to witness the excellence of nature and spend your weekend doing some crazy stuff, head to Mussoorie without a second thought. Here you can spoil your adventure bone with activities like trekking, valley crossing, ropeway ride, rafting and enjoying the bonfire.

Distance from Delhi: 279 km

4. Camp Purple, Mukteshwar, Nainital

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Long walks through the meadows and villages! Sounds dreamy? Now you can experience the same with your beloved, friends or family in Nainital. All you need is a zest to turn your weekend into the most memorable holiday. Camp Purple in Mukteshwar is one of the best camps to unwind right in the lap of nature. The camp is surrounded by peach and apple orchards, offering an amazing view of the snow clad mountains. The beautiful scenery and the star spotting at the top of the hill will take your breath away. *Our promise*

Distance from Delhi: 341 km

5. Camp Kyari, Siyat, Jim Corbett

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What’s the first thing that comes to your mind after hearing Jim Corbett? Tiger spotting? Agreed, but there’s a lot more to do in Jim Corbett other than following the wildlife trail. Camp Kyari, located deep inside the jungle of Kumaoni Village offers much more than simply discovering wilderness. You can go paragliding, mountain biking, rock climbing, rappelling down a waterfall or body surfing over a village canal. Camping in the forest will definitely leave you mesmerised and will make for a perfect weekend getaway.

Distance from Delhi: 264 km

So the next time you feel like running away from the bustling city, you know you’ve got right places to escape to.

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Srishti is a writer by profession and a dreamer by choice. She loves experimenting with her space and her looks. Being an avid animal lover, she plans on being a part of Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation in near future.

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