The Ultimate Travelling Camp
If your idea of 'glamping' is grabbing a single shower during Glastonbury Festival, think again, because The Ultimate Travelling Camp is The Ultimate way to glamp. Why? Because it perfectly combines the atmosphere of a thousand-year-old religious festival with all the accoutrements of a super-luxury nomadic, colonial-era camping lifestyle... in the middle of India!
It takes camping to a new, much higher level than ever before.
And shows you India like you have never seen it.
Yeah - it's that good. And here's how they do it.
The Ultimate Travelling Camp chooses the most serene locations across the north of the country and sets up a city of luxurious tents, all serendipitously timed to coincide with events and festivals of each region. And taking place in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, is Kumbh Mela, the world's largest gathering of painted sadhus, seers, yogis, fortune tellers and seekers of salvation just like you!
What makes Kumbh Mela so cosmically cosmic?
With a history that dates back millennia, Kumbh Mela is an affirmation of faith and a pilgrimage of hope for millions who gather in observance of Hinduism's most renowned religious congregation. And because the festival takes place when the stars and planets align to influence the soul of all living creatures, there is a mesmerising, epiphany-inducing ambience that's guaranteed to leave an indelible mark on your soul. You don't get more cosmic than that!
When you're not learning the mysteries of the universe from sadhus and gurus, you can expand your mind on inner journeys with morning yoga and meditation classes with yogis, or explore the outer world with a walking tour of the Akharas or take a leisurely boat ride to the Sangam.
Your camping accommodation comprises one of 17 Luxury or 27 Super Luxury tents, designed to make you feel like an aristocratic member of the British Raj. Each tent comes equipped with all mod-cons including heating, running hot and cold water, double bed, writing desk, electronic safe and the only western toilets within seven hundred miles! The communal dining tent features a live kitchen preparing delicious, vegetarian saatvik food, but remember to stick to tea and Tiffin as no alcohol or meat is allowed on site.
But revelling in such luxury, you really won't mind leaving the warm beer and scorched patty to the poor saps at Glastonbury...
- Take a pilgrimage to Uttar Pradesh in Northern India
- Stay in luxury tents with running water and western toilets
- Live like a colonial-era aristocrat drinking tea and eating tiffin
- Find peace and enlightenment with The Ultimate Travelling Camp