Premium Motorhomes is a Thing now - Bengaluru-based start-up introduces India’s first commercially approved LuxeCamper
The ARAI approved company has partnered with small lodges, homestays and select campsites of Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd. at exquisite destinations, for halting the LuxeCampers and camping.
Campervan Camps and Holidays India Pvt Ltd, a Bengaluru based start-up, hasintroduced India’s first commercially approved premium Motorhome, LuxeCamper, and offers vacation on wheels to exotic destinations in the country. Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri B. S. Yediyurappa unveiled the LuxeCamper.
Speaking on the occasion, Tiger Ramesh – Founder, Campervan Camps and Holidays India Pvt Ltd. said, “We are excited to introduce the concept of Motorhome-based holidays in India. Our endeavour is to offer an all-new safe and exquisite travel experience that brings together comfort and style, like never before! As there are no readymade Motorhomes available in India for tourism purpose, we decided to design and manufacture our own Motorhomes. With these beautifully designed LuxeCampers, our aim is to provide travellers the opportunity to deep dive into unexplored destinations by personalizing their travel trails and activities.”
Built using German design coupled with Indian intelligence, LuxeCamper has received approval from the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) as per AIS 124 standards. The LuxeCamper ensure comfort with living and sleeping areas designed within a compact space that can accommodate up to 4 people. It also comes with a lounge at the rear-end that doubles up as a comfortable queen bed, along with a motorised suspended queen bed at the front, a wardrobe and thermal controls for both heating and cooling, these Motorhomes are the definition of luxury on wheels. Equipped with a fully functional kitchenette, that comes with an induction, stove & gas hobs, toaster, electric kettle, a microwave oven, fridge and freezer, it gives the travellers the freedom to cook hygienic food on-the-go, and relish it in pristine crockery and cutlery. Powered by rooftop solar panels, the LuxeCampers use solar energy for charging the inverter batteries and powering the equipments, including heating and cooling, making it energy-efficient and environment friendly. Fitted with a stylish skylight, five bi-directional fans, hot/cold shower, modern toilet, 2 smart televisions and thumping Bluetooth music system, it is the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. To ensure safety of the traveller, the LuxeCamper is fitted with 360-degree cameras, emergency exits, fire extinguishers, first-aid kits, speed governor and a GPS tracker. These Motorhomes offer panoramic views and provide all luxuries for a fully self-contained holiday, complete with 4G Wi-Fi, 230V a/c power sockets and USB charging points. The excellent facilities include an outdoor barbecue connection, an external shower, a sleek awning with wind sensors, and a bicycle rack, to offer the best-in-class for outdoor camping.
The Bengaluru-based start-up founded by Tiger Ramesh has also built a tech platform that allows guests to choose from a set of recommended trails, as well as, customize and configure their own trails to various destinations.
Tiger Ramesh has attracted marquee angel investors, such as cricketer Anil Kumble, international musician VijayPrakash, AprameyaRadhakrishna - founder of TaxiforSure, Jawad Ayaz - founder of CapriCoast (HomeLane), SubhashDhar - ex-worldwide head of sales and marketing of Infosys, and PhaneeshMurthy from the IT industry. Vinay Luthra (IFS), former Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Head of Forest Force at Karnataka Forest Department, has joined the board as a Director and an advisor to the company. With over 35 years of experience, he was instrumental in building the premium eco-tourism chain of Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd, and also launched the luxury train Golden Chariot in the state (similar to ‘Palace on Wheels’).
“Today, the LuxeCamper is probably the safest way to travel since it allows it’ guests to maintain social distancing during the journey, as well as, at the destinations. The plan is to launch in Karnataka and expand to the rest of the country. The team is enthusiastically building the fleet and talking to property owners to make Motorhome camping sites available across the country,” said Vinay Luthra - Director and Advisor, Campervan Camps and Holidays India Pvt Ltd.
The company has partnered with small lodges, homestays and select campsites of Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd. at exquisite destinations, for halting the LuxeCampers and camping. These camping locations situated near pristine beaches, historical and yesteryear monuments, hill stations and wildlife safari spots, are pre-screened for safety, cleanliness and selecting excellent scenic spots for halting the LuxeCampers overnight.
Currently, the company provides personalized travel experiences to exotic locations in Karnataka and will very soon expand to rest of India. As part of the initial trails offered, the company has tied-up for camping sites at locations such as Aanejari, Bandipur, Bheemeshwari, Hampi, Kabini, Kodagu, Kudremukha, Sadashivgad, Sakleshpur, Sakrebyle, Sitanandi, and a few more locations under finalisation.