Dreaming Of A Road Trip? 5 Budget-Friendly Caravans To Rent In India – iDiva.com

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Did you ever imagine yourself exploring the jungles, mountains, and deserts without leaving your home behind? Well, let us break it to you that you can make it happen, even at a time when most of us are hesitant about making travel plans. Given the health risks involved, the pandemic made travel enthusiasts reconsider their vacations. Caravan tourism which is a common concept in the West has finally picked up in India. Even though resorts and hotels are taking all possible measures to ensure a safe stay, travellers are not fully confident of taking the plunge, and rightly so. 
For the uninitiated, a campervan is a mini home-on-wheels which lets you travel to any destination of your choice without compromising on luxury or comfort. You not only save money on airfare, accommodation, and local transport but also maintain distance from strangers.
Here’s a list of five best campervans you can hire in India and take off to your dream destination.
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Luxe Camper is India’s first fully-equipped premium camper van that Karnataka tourism came up with in June. It promises to ensure safe travel during the pandemic and change the concept of travel in India. From historic places to pristine beaches and sanctuaries, the camper takes you everywhere. You can visit Gokarna beach, Bandipur National Park, Hampi, Kabini forest, and Bheemeshwari among other places. Their price ranges from Rs 25,000 to Rs 74,000 for two people, depending on the place you visit. 
The camper can accommodate eight people. It has cozy seats that can be converted into comfy beds. It doesn’t end there. It also has a fully functional kitchen where you can cook your own food. It also includes an electric kettle, induction stove, a toaster, a microwave and a fridge. To top it all, it has a TV and a music system too.
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Flagged off MTDC and Motohom’s caravan vehicles for those who love their holidays in the outdoors and independently. Inviting those who want to spend their “me time” in the wilderness, exploring the beauty of Maharashtra. pic.twitter.com/pv66nlxCAx
Following the footsteps of Karnataka tourism, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) and Mothom jointly launched campervans to encourage people to explore the wilderness and beauty of the state. It’s a mini home-on-wheels with all the essentials you need on the go. It has a kitchen, a small bedroom, a living room space, a terrace space, and a washroom as well. And guess what? They are quite reasonable compared to Luxe Camper. You can book their smaller van for just Rs 4,000 per day, and the bigger one for Rs 21,000 per day. It also comes with a driver and an attendant.

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Wacation wheels doesn’t limit you to a single state, it takes you across India. They have tied-up with 30 campsites across the country and you can go to any destination of your choice. From the beautiful snow-capped Himalayas to the beaches down south, they take you everywhere. You can hire them from Pune, Mumbai, Bhopal, Nagpur, and Indore. It has two vans, the smaller one accommodates four people, and the bigger one nine. Along with the usual bed and washroom facilities, it’s fully air-conditioned as well. The smaller caravan costs Rs 2,500 per person per night and the other costs Rs 25,000 per night. 
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If you’re looking for a super reasonable caravan in Karnataka, your search ends here. With all the basic home and kitchen essentials they charge only Rs 3,000 per night. The only drawback is that they don’t have a washroom. The driver will guide you to the safest pit stops and hotels to freshen up. 
You can visit places like Hirekolale Lake, Dubare Forest Camp, Kundapura, Hampi, BR Hills, Sakrebayalu, Tala Kaveri, Dandeli, Bhadra Sanctuary, and Yana. You can also take the caravan to Andhra Pradesh or Goa, soon they might extend to other states too. 
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If you’re the backpacking kind and offbeat locations are your thing, look no further. From camping near a river to the faraway deserts or unknown beaches, Green Dot Expeditions got you covered. Their tariff ranges from Rs 7,000 to Rs 10,000 per person for one night. It’s equipped with all the camping essentials and has an attendant who prepares your meal. What else do you need?
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