As they say, if you want to fall in love with travelling, say yes and you’ll figure it out afterwards. If you want to have unconventional vacations, here are some of the best backpacking destinations in India. Keep travelling!
Some places are so much a part of you, they can never grow old. Goa, the land of hippies, eccentric nightlife and beautiful beaches is a backpacker’s paradise. This is where you will also fine one of the most authentic dishes, properly influenced at the roots. Take a trip to India’s prime beach destination and witness the magic.
The majestic frozen land of this mountain valley located in north-eastern state of Himachal Pradesh is a world within a world. When you take a road trip in Spiti Valley, you embark on a journey into the world untouched by the outside world. You will come across one of the most hospitable people during your travels here.
“The world keeps on changing, but there is always something, somewhere, that remains the same.” – Ruskin Bond. Welcome to the land which was once a Cantonment town in British India, which still reminds one of the British Raj. From cozy bakeries to inviting churches, this atypical hill station, the noncommercial twin town of Mussoorie should be on every mountain lover’s list.
Pushkar is a town bordering the Thar Desert in the state of Rajasthan. Whether you are a foreigner or Indian, celebrating Holi at Pushkar should be on every traveler’s bucket list! Pushkar, literally meaning Lotus Flower is a small-town set around the holy Pushkar Lake has a unique and unmissable charm that invites each one of you.
Nainital is one of the scenic and picturesque hill stations of India located in the Kumaon region in the state of Uttarakhand. Formerly a British hill station, Nainital is famous for Naini Lake. The pear-shaped lake surrounded by hills on all sides is also referred to as the “Queen of Lakes”
Do you ever feel nostalgic about a place you have never been to? That’s the feeling Munnar injects within your soul. Nestled in the Western Ghats of Kerala, Munnar is a beautiful resort town nurtured during the British reign in India. Often called the “Kashmir of Southern India’, Munnar serves as a perfect getaway from the fast and polluted city lives. The Lush green mountains here covered in Tea, Coffee, and Cardamom plantations are a tonic for the eyes. Munnar is also very popular as a romantic destination.
Varkala, a calm and quiet hamlet, lies on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district in the south Indian state of Kerala. Escape the crowds, carry your yoga mats and make your way to the very best of Kerala’s cliff beach, the most popular backpacker hang-out – Varkala!
Does history and travel go hand in hand for you? Does exploring structures of bygone era truly constitutes travel for you? If yes, Hampi – an ancient village in the south Indian state of Karnataka is a destination for your backpacking trips in India. Hampi, the city of ruins, of beautiful century old temples and treasury buildings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Do you crave peace, pristinity and some beach indulgence? This place near Bangalore, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, is a heaven to visit. To be in Gokarna is to truly let go and to truly be yourself. You must see it for yourself.
Whoever said, it’s not the destination, it’s the journey, surely had been to Shillong. Journey from Guwahati to Shillong and from Shillong to Cherrapunjee will leave a lasting impression for countless days. The best way to experience the captivating beauty of this part of Northeast India is to take a road trip. Feel Alive!
Rann of Kutch
The word “Rann” comes from the Hindi word ran meaning desert. The Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat is reputed to be the biggest salt deserts in the world. There are few experiences that leave you speechless, such as, walking on crystals of salt and watching the sunset and the rising moon, both at the same time. The annual Rann Utsav is one of the bucket list experiences.
Sundarbans literally means “beautiful forest”, the largest mangrove forest in the world, Sundarbans is the queen of natural beauty. If you are attracted by the rawness of nature, wait till you see the enchanting forests of Sundarbans, Bangladesh.