A luxury mobile tented camp is the perfect way to get off the beaten track and discover a calendar of seasonal events and festivals in northern India.
The cultural richness of India means there’s a fascinating variety of celebrations, ceremonies and special occasions to be enjoyed. Active in far-flung places for just a few weeks or days the lack of places to stay has left them virtually undiscovered, until now. A seasonal nomadic camp means adventurous travellers, who still like their creature comforts, can reach some of the most captivating corners of India in style.
Forget your traditional idea of camping – this is travel inspired by Mughal caravans, complete with hot showers in the en-suite, colonial style drinks cabinet, and personal butler. In some destinations there’s even electricity as the camp hooks up to the grid. Moving with the climate and season The Ultimate Travelling Camp is pitched in Srinagar, Ladakh, Dudwha and Kohima in exceptional locations in the mountains, deserts, jungles and unexplored countryside.
With facilities comparable to a world class hotel Chamba Camp pops up in Ladakh’s short summer months from June to September, with fabulous views over Thiksey monastery. Spend the day visiting mountain villages, meeting lamas, consulting oracles and visiting serene monasteries for which the region is famed before returning to the fire-lit camp for the evening and gourmet cuisine. For the more intrepid there’s the option of a private mobile exploration – camping “on the fly” – to Nubra, Sham and Rumbak Valleys, and Tso Moriri Lake, camel riding, river rafting and mountain biking.
By December, when Ladakh is snow-bound, the camp has moved east to Nagaland and the Hornbill Festival, where 16 different tribes gather for 10 days. Kohima Camp, continues to deliver comfort, with the site taking over 30 people more than two weeks to construct, but doesn’t rely on any permanent infrastructure. Named after named after the revered bird, the Hornbill Festival is one of the largest celebrations of the indigenous warrior tribes of north east India and each day unveils colourful performances, crafts, sports like archery and wrestling, food fairs, games and religious ceremonies.
The Ultimate Travelling Camps can also be customised for special occasions for friends and families so get in touch if you’d like to celebrate in style on a unique holiday and nomadic luxury in one of India’s incredible destinations.