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Banjara Camps. since 1993

Founded in 1993, Banjara Camps & Retreats is a travel company with deep roots in soft-adventure travel to the lesser known Himalayan regions.

We operate mountain lodges in eleven pristine locations - seven in Himachal Pradesh and two in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand; and one at 0 MSL in Dera Bassi, Punjab. We also run customized journeys across the Himalayas; from Kashmir–Ladakh in the west till the eastern extremities of Arunachal Pradesh, as well as the trans-Himalayan plateau of Tibet.

We advocate a style of travel that combines cozy stay experiences in remote, undisturbed Himalayan locales with deep excursions into the surrounding mountainside to witness the untarnished natural beauty of the inner Himalayas as well as the timeless culture & traditions of its inhabitants.

Mountain Lodges

Our mountain lodges include campsites, retreats and a homestay in ten little-explored & still-untouched locations: seven in the inner reaches of the Eastern Himachal Himalayas and three in the Kumaon region of the Uttarakhand Himalayas and a first at 0 MSL , our luxury homestay in Dera Bassi. They are perfect for those wanting to just unwind and relax in a serene mountain locale as also for those seeking a more active holiday with day hikes, driving excursions and even trek style overnight camping experiences. While each lodge is unique in its own special way, here are the common factors across our properties:

  • Pristine, tranquil & peaceful locations far from the maddening crowds
  • Exquisite natural landscapes and phenomenal views of snow peaks
  • Abundant opportunities for exploratory hikes, nature walks, and authentic experiences of the local culture
  • Surprisingly cozy & comfortable dwelling units with en suite facilities and warm hospitality; despite the remoteness of the locations

Gemoor Khar Jispa

Gemoor Khar is the manor house just 3 kilometres short of Jispa on the Manali to Leh highway

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Set in an apple orchard on the banks of the Baspa River: Banjara’s flagship property is indisputably the best in the region & Sangla Valley.

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Looking for a holiday that will refresh and revitalise you, experience the magic of the Banjara Retreat

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There is something about Sonaugi Homestay - something that hushes the din inside you as you enter its strong

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Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Set deep inside the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary with exhilarating views of Himalayan peaks like Trishul, Nanda Devi…

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Misty Mountains Kumaon Himalayas

Set amidst 1000 acres of a dense & pristine forest with awe inspiring panoramic views of the Himalayas lies Misty Mountains…

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Roots Cafe & Stay - Bandrol

Nestled amid apple and pear orchards with the Beas flowing below, Roots Café and Stay Bandrol is located just 600 meters off the Kullu-Manali highway.

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Bougain Villa - Dera Bassi

Our luxury homestay is poised at the gateway to the Himachal mountainside, in Dera Bassi, a satellite town of Chandigarh ...

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80 kms from Shimla on the old Hindustan-Tibet road lies this prosperous apple growing village

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Homestay at Langaza Himachal puts you at the heart of this small, breathtakingly beautiful village

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Banjara journeys are customized road safaris and treks in the Indian Himalayas: Kashmir & Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Northeast; as well as the Himalayan nations of Bhutan, Nepal and the Trans Himalayan region of Tibet. Our road trips blend spectacular drives through exquisite mountain terrain, comfortable stay experiences in handpicked properties located in undisturbed & peaceful spots, and day excursions for a deeper exploration of the hidden natural beauty & culture of the area. The treks weave together daily hikes on spectacular Himalayan trails and overnight camping in back-of-the-beyond locales with a level of creature comforts that is usually associated with Glamping. 

The Spiti Winter Safari

A journey of a lifetime that will take you deep into the Himalayas

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Flower Valleys & Kanchendzonga Views

This is a truly off-beat trip that focuses only on little explored, emerging destinations across the western

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Magical Bhutan Road Safari

Get up close with the idyllic Himalayan landscapes of Western & Central Bhutan - Bumthang & Gangtey

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Hidden Himachal

Discover undisturbed and hidden reaches of the Western Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh

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Himalayan Golden triangle

Travel deep into the unknown territory where we show you the most wonderful side of our country known

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Wondrous Kumaon

This journey combines lesser-known & better-known destinations of Kumaon

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Manali to Leh Safari

This stunning journey begins in Manali and continues for nearly 500 km through the high Himalayas

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Kailash Mansarovar via Lhasa

Drive through magnificent landscapes of the Roof of the World to the divine Manasarovar

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Essence of Nepal

Views of the world’s loftiest peaks, stunning landscapes, grand architecture of a Himalayan Kingdom

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Wild & Exotic Northeast

This trip combines the magnificent wilderness of Kaziranga, the Scotland like countryside of Shillong

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Bashleo Pass Trek

Bashleo Pass, perched at an altitude of 3277 m above sea level, is located in Kullu District of Himachal

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Why Banjara

25 years of cumulative experience

25 years of cumulative experience in travel to inner Himalayan regions across India, Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet

Hiking with local experiences

Focus on immersive travel with authentic local experiences and hiking explorations

Mountain Lodges in remote Himalayas

Proven expertise in providing comfortable & cozy stay experiences in remote & untouched mountain locales

Extensive infrastructure

Extensive infrastructure and a strong services network across the Himalayan regions




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