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Camp Overview

Camp Name – Glamping tales by the riverside

Location – Near Chanfi, 15 km ahead of Bhimtal.

Ideal Stay Duration – 2 Nights 3 days

Theme – Backpacking

Operational Season – October to June

Category – #backpacking #adventure  #roadtrip #camping #trekking

Style – #luxury  #diy #fixeddeparture

Camp Summary

“Here is a great day, here is a perfect choice! A camp in nature! What else do you need? You don’t have to dream because you are in a dream now!” ― Mehmet Muratildan

Glamping Tales by the Riverside near Bhimtal is a one-of-its-kind experience for travelers seeking solitude in the lap of nature.  From the main road, climbing down 100 m on the hill slope is no less of an adventure in any way. Tucked in a lap of pristine forest, a rugged hill slope houses 2 geodesic domes and 3 luxury tents scattered on rocky banks of gurgling Kalsa river. This small retreat resembles a private space where travelers enjoy in the company of friends and family. The geodesic tents with plush linen and a 5-star feel give the whole experience a definite edge. The hike down the valley leads you to a pristine river bank, where the meandering river takes a momentary pause – as though stopping to enjoy the bird songs of the beautiful valley. One can enjoy sitting by the river and a short hike leads to small natural pools where one can have good fun. The evenings are as mesmerizing as the mornings, with bonfire and music to lighten up the mood. The starry nights and the sound of the river are sure to leave you with memories to cherish for a long time.


Glamping Tales is located on the banks of the Kalsa river near a small village called Tada. This is near Chanfi, approx 15 km from Bhimtal. The last 5 km of road is slightly bad in condition and from the road it is an approx 150 mtr walk down to the camp. The camp faces the river and has forest on 2 sides and village farms on one side. The evenings and mornings are quite picturesque.


  • We have 2 luxury Geodesic Dome Tents and 3 Swiss Cottage Tents with attached bathrooms.
  • All the tents are equipped with modern amenities like  proper double  beds, hot/cold water, tea/coffee maker, table lamp, proper lighting and electrical charging points.
  • All the tents have a porch like seating arrangement just outside the tents.
  • We have done minimal landscaping to give the experience of camping in the midst of nature with the sound of the flowing river in the background.
  • Plenty of open spaces at the campground ensure that you get ample opportunities to connect with nature.

Flavors Of The Camp

  • Mountain cafe
  • Our cafe with the views of mountains serves as a perfect place to enjoy mouth watering delicacies prepared by our amazing Chefs, who work with delight to create menus that are Indian at their core and stay true to location, whilst remaining innovative and modern. Our Local staff at the restaurant serves this food with affection and a smile. If you want special meals such as non vegetarian meals, we request you to inform us in advance since all raw material is sourced from Chanfi and there are no shops within 5km of the camp. We also have books, travel magazines, board games at our cafe.
  • Access to river Kalsa
  • Camp is located near the river Kalsa, a mountain stream. One can trek down from camp to reach the river. You can spend a lot of your leisure time sitting by the banks of the river or even go for a dip to beat the heat in summers.
  • Bonfire
  • A camping experience remains incomplete without a campfire. So at the camp, campfires are a part of culture and we ensure that our guests sit outdoors around the campfire, chit chat and connect with the people and place. Our staff is always at your service to serve you tea, coffee and snacks while you continue sharing your travel stories with other camp guests.Our staff also ensures your safety so that you feel at home.

Things To Do

  • Relax at the camp or by the river.
  • Local trekking to nearby areas.
  • Travel to Bhimtal and Naukuchiyatal for boating.
  • Travel to Sattal for birding.
  • Travel to Kainchi Mandir.
  • Cafe hopping to popular cafes like i- Heart cafe, Belpatra kitchen and Machan. All these cafes are 45 min drive away from the camp.
  • Nature and astrophotography.


Our Camp activities are designed to have fun and provide direct learning experience. We ensure that participants will enjoy a newfound independence away from home and beyond office cubes or college & school daily curriculum. We also arrange for Corporate/School specific activities like:

  •   Outbound Training
  •   Meetings & Events
  •   Team building activities
  •   Summer camps
  •   Picnics


  • Accommodation – on double/ triple sharing in a luxury tent with attached washrooms.
  • Bonfire
  • Transport – New Delhi – Camps – New Delhi

          – Sedan cab – 2 to 3 people

          – Suv cab – 4-5 people

          – Tempo traveler – 8 people

          – Mini – max bus – more than 8 people                           

  • Activities

          – Local village trekking

  • GST


  1. Meals are served on a la carta basis.
  2. Transport that is not mentioned in inclusions.
  3. Any porter charges
  4. Any entry fees to monuments/ wildlife region/trek
  5. Any expense of personal nature packaged drinking water/ phone calls/ laundry/camera,etc
  6. Any kind of travel insurance.
  7. Costs arising due to force majeure
  8. Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusions.


Getting There

  • Nearest Bus Stop – Bhimtal 15 kms.
  • Nearest rail head – Kathgodam 36 kms.
  • Nearest Airport – Pantnagar 70 kms


  • Camp is open from September – June. 
  • September – November – The days are bright and sunny while the nights and early mornings are cool.
  • December – February – Days and nights both cold.
  • March to June – The days are bright and sunny while the nights and early mornings are pleasant.

What to Pack


  • What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the places you are visiting and when you are traveling. Generally speaking, we recommend you pack as lightly as possible and make sure that you are able to carry and lift your own luggage, and walk with it for short distances or up or down a flight of stairs. Our travelers usually find the smaller their luggage is, the more they enjoy the trip without having to worry about carrying heavy bags! Aim to keep your main luggage under 15kg.
  • You’ll also need a day pack/bag to carry water, camera, swimming suit, hiking shoes and jacket etc. when you’re exploring during the day.

List of things to be carried:

  • Basic comfortable clothing like shorts, T-shirts, Track-pants, Sweat-shirts, etc
  • Personnel toiletries and a towel.  
  • One warm sweater and a warm (pref. rain proof) jacket or an umbrella. (rainy season and cool weather)
  • Gloves/mufflers/warm cap may be carried for evenings.(November to February)
  • Comfortable walking/trekking shoes and slippers for lounging at camp and near water areas & for rafting.
  • Water bottle.
  • Torch with an extra pair of batteries (mandatory). 
  • One writing pad and a pen.
  • Caps, binoculars, sunglasses etc. are recommended.
  • One small Backpack / daypack to carry stuff while on short walks.
  • Books on wildlife, plants and birds are helpful for nature and wildlife enthusiasts.