Crest Valley is a hotel and activity provider in Ooty that features a unique tenting experience for those of you looking to embrace the outdoors. In addition to being a hotel, Crest Valley has a camping area for themselves in a private location. The campsite is in the middle of the woods, just like every children’s novel you’ve ever read. There are grassy knolls and tall trees all around, along with space for campfires right in the middle. There’s plenty of lighting once the sun sets in the form of cute little lanterns all across the walkways. If you are looking for a mini romantic getaway, this could be a great option. The tents and sleeping bags will be provided, so you really don’t have to worry about any extra packing.
Of all the tents they have, we loved seeing their transparent balloon tent, because it is quite literally that. The tiny igloo-shaped tent has a comfortably sized double bed, seating in the form of couches and even a cute little bedside table. Living in a bubble where you can see the rainfall from the sky sounds amazing and romantic. Privacy-wise you’re covered because each transparent balloon tent is located in a separate clearing, so you won’t have to worry about being intruded upon by other guests (couples, cosy up!). Apart from camping, there are a bunch of activities that Crest Valley organises during the day for its guests. There’s hiking, trekking, safari rides and cycling on request. Crest Valley will provide you with tour guides, equipment (cycles too!) and food for all of these adventures. Prices for a night start at INR 2,500 for a two-person tent (INR 1,250/person).