Best for Tented Camps
Get back to basics and embrace the very best of nature by spending a night or two in one of the world’s most fabulous camps. Benefiting from incredibly unique scenery and exquisite décor, nowhere does tented accommodation quite like the Indian subcontinent. From sleeping under the stars in a four poster bed, to hunkering down in a luxury tent, we’ve shortlisted our favourite tented camps from across the region for a night under canvas with a difference.
Get under the skin of India on an adventure through some of the most remote parts of the country for an unforgettable holiday which takes in a selection of totally unique accommodation options. The star of this showstopper itinerary is arguably a 3 night stay with Kaafila camps, taking you to unequivocally off the beaten track to some of the region’s most untouched landscapes. Without compromising on luxury, this is a unique chance to scratch the surface of real India and to discover its otherworldly landscapes, incredible safari destinations and fascinating forts.
Jamtara Wilderness Lodge is a truly unique base for spotting the country’s iconic tiger in Pench National Park. The camp’s outdoor star beds are undoubtedly the jewel in the crown at Jamtara and hunkering down in a four poster amidst the sights and sounds of the wild is bound to be a holiday highlight. The clear night skies offer some of the world's best stargazing opportunities too, making for the perfect end to a day out on safari. With only 12 luxury tents, Jamtara exudes exclusivity whilst maintaining a homely feel in the heart of central India.
As far as safari experiences go, Jawai is certainly a contender for one of the most unique. With 8 luxurious tents enveloped by the moonlike landscape of the Aravalli Range, Jawai is an exclusive spot offering sophisticated accommodation and incredible wildlife encounters. Jawai is best known for its leopard population which roam the park in peaceful coexistence with the region's Rabari herdsmen who have lived and worked on the land for many years. Leopards are believed to guard the park's many sacred temples and their importance in Rabari culture is embedded into the ethos of Jawai.
Leopard Trails camps are located in Wilpattu and Yala National Parks, offering guests a unique camping experience in the Sri Lankan wilderness. While away your days at Leopard Trails tracking the eponymous big cat before sitting down to a delicious dinner of authentic Sri Lankan cuisine in the evenings. The camps are great for kids too, by offering a tailor made Junior Ranger Programme, little ones can learn about Sri Lanka's wildlife and discover more about the conservation and protection of leopards in the wild.
Originally based in Nagaland, in India’s most easterly reaches, the Ultimate Travelling Camp now operates in Ladakh - in the Himalayas - too. In Nagaland, the Kohima Camp is set up annually to coincide with the fantastic Hornbill Festival, giving guests an invaluable insight into the traditions and fascinating culture of this corner of India. In Ladakh, its two camps are centred around their truly spectacular locale. The luxurious Chamba Camp overlooks the awe inspiring Thiksey Monastery in Leh, whereas the eco tented accommodation of the Diskit Camp sits in the Nubra Valley affords incredible views.
Something totally unique
Kaafila Camps is new to the Scott Dunn portfolio and offers a totally unique camping experience. Our India specialists are extremely excited about this opening which allows guests to travel without boundaries to some of the most remote parts of India.