Wild camps have become the ultimate focus of wildlife conservation in the whole
world. Since the days when natural wilderness and wildlife of the the world cam
under threat, the wildlife authorities of forests preservation societies, started
of a new kind of awareness programme, which will educate the people about nature
and its preservation in a better way and that's how, wild camps came into being.
Wildlife camping is not very different from normal camping, except the wild camping
doesn't get restricted to season or any adventure activity. It works as a recreational
program and there isn't any age limit in this. Any one who likes to explore nature
and want to learn the facts about what nature has given to us and what we can give
in return, can take up this camping expedition.
Wild camping is always an activity of leisure and pleasure, but that doesn't mean
that you cannot have adventure while camping. Still, there are certain cautionary
measures that every camper should keep in mind before moving into the wilds. Camper
should remember that where they venture in the wilds, they are declared as protected
ares, so please do not harm natural world of the forest or nature park areas.
The forest is home for herds of Elephants, Gaur, Chital, Sambar Deer, Sloth Bears,
Langours, Crocodiles and over hundred species of birds. Its a delight a camper to
be within the wild surroundings and observing what these animals do in their natural
habitats, so just observe do not disturb the animals. Please observe these Do's
& Don'ts when camping in the forest regions of India: Use of Polythene and Plastics
is unhealthy for the environment, better not use them. Carry away all non-degradable
litter-empty bottles, tins, polythene bags etc and throw them in municipal dustbins
only, so that they can be disposed off properly. Observe the sanctity of holy sites
and pilgrimage centres. Respect local traditions. When taking photographs, respect
privacy ask prior permission and use restraint. in case temporary toilets are set
up near camp sites, after defecation cover with mud or sand. Ensure that the spot
is atleast 30m from a water source.
Taking away of cuttings, seeds and roots is illegal in the forest region, let the
flora and fauna flourish in their natural environment. avoid using pollutants, such
as detergents, in streams or springs. Do not use wood as fuel to cook food at the
camp site and do not destroy the forest wealth of the Himalayas, which are our heritage.
Do not leave burning cigarettes or make open fires in the forests. Do not consume
alcohol, drugs or any other intoxicant. Do not consume alcohol, drugs or any other
intoxicant. do not listen to Radios, Tape Recorders or any other electronic entertainment
at high volume to avoid noise pollution.
Among the Indian wilds and forest regions there are various places where one can
enjoy wildlife camping. Among the northern regions is Chitrauli, situated near to
the hill station of Nainital in Uttaranchal and is considered to be a prime trekking
paradise in this region, where nature lovers can witness panoramic views of the
Himalayas and the Ratighat Valley with the Ghuna River in between.
Surroundings of Chitrauli is abound with beautiful flora and fauna offering ample
opportunities to Naturalists, Trekkers, Painters and Bird watchers to try out their
favourite adventure activity over here. The wild camps of Chitrauli take one to
a little off beaten natural treks midst of Oaks, Deodars and Pine trees. This camp
provides a pleasant escape from the pollution and grime of the cities to terraced
fields, small villages, shimmering water streams and the complete range of the snow
- Cauvery Fishing Camp, Karnataka
- Kali Wilderness Camp, Karnataka
- B.R. Hills Wildlife Adventure Resort, Karnataka
- Periyar National Park, Kerela
- Jim Corbett National Park, Uttaranchal