Top Destinations for Backpackers in India. Are you looking for the same? so here is your answer. Traveling and exploring new places was always a dream and when I actually started living the dream, there’s been something that got missed all the time. Everything remained pre-planned, from hotels to what I am going to do there.
But after the time I have started moving out life a backpacker, everything got changed tremendously. It is true that not everyone loves this kind of traveling but who does, can’t go anywhere without this way. So yeah, I obviously started with my country and believe me or not, I had the best time with myself and traveling like a backpacker was undoubtedly the best decision of my life. Here’s the list of places I visited and maybe you should also try it that way. Top Destinations for Backpackers in India.
Spiti is on the top in my list of Top Destinations for Backpackers in India So, this place was always present on my bucket list ever since I started traveling. And backpacking trip to this little Tibet was an extremely wonderful experience. If you ever visit this place, I am sure you’re going to love those snow-capped mountains and beautiful river streams.
Spiti valley has become one of the most loved places, especially among adventure lovers out there. Not just the place is full of adventure, but its popular Tabo and Ki Monasteries are other top attractions of the place. Trust me, you’ll surely love backpacking to this desert mountain valley but make sure you plan the trip carefully because the winter season there receives heavy snowfall. And you don’t want to have a ‘first’ bad experience, right?
Also, read White water river rafting in Rishikesh.
This one of the best ancient cities in India was my recent stop among Top Destinations for Backpackers in India. I must say that the place is just perfect for all the backpackers out there, where you’ll get to explore a number of attractions that have pleased tourists for long. You would be amazed to know that the place is one of the few places that is dedicated to Lord Brahma’s temple in the world.
This pond sized city is an amazing blend of colors, culture, tradition, sandy trails, and picturesque views. You can visit some of the beautiful temples of the place that includes Savitri Temple, Shri Sawai Bhoj Temple, and many more. Besides this, don’t forget to participate in its very famous Camel Fair and Camel Safari. Also, exploring the city can certainly fall into your budget and if you wish to know more about the place, you can check out my travel guide to Pushkar here.
Here comes another outstanding place in Top Destinations for Backpackers in India and especially for those who are immensely in love with rain and love to be soaked in it. Shillong allows you to explore some superb rainforests and you can even enjoy walking trails on hills. Summers are the best time to visit Meghalaya. Those who are not fond of adventure can visit this place that allows your soul and body to relax.
Popularly known as the ‘Scotland of the East, the place has definitely something with its aura that helps you to connect with nature. Besides wandering in the lush green valley, you can visit the Lade Hydari Park, Botanical Museum, State Museum, Umiam Lake, Wards Lake, and much more. And hey, you can even plan to visit the mesmerizing town of Cheerapunjee, which is hardly 50 km away.
I always used to get fascinated whenever I saw picture an of backwaters in Kerala, thus the place has to fall in my bucket list anyhow. Not exactly the city of Kerala, I rather decided to be in Varkala, which is a quiet beach place, situated around 50km from Thiruvananthapuram. What I really loved about the place is their black sand beach, where you could swim and take sunbath. If not this, you can simply enjoy seeing sunrise and sunset.
Paragliding is another amazing fun activity you can indulge yourself in. And if done with the beach activities, you can head towards the very famous and 2000 years old Janardana Swami Temple. Make sure you book your tickets somewhere in between October to March. it’s one of my favorite among Top Destinations for Backpackers in India.
Have you ever been to Goa? If yes, and you think that the place is quite developed then you must visit Gokarna, a small temple town in Karnataka. However, the town is mainly considered for all the Hindu pilgrimage out there but the destination’s serene beaches and pristine water makes it another perfect option in Top Destinations for Backpackers in India. You’re going to love the Bohemian Hippie Lifestyle that is still alive on the beaches of Gokarna and oh, those sunset flea markets are just fantastic. All in all, a backpacking trip to this place means to leave behind all your worries and tensions and simply soak you in the tranquility of this place.
Ask a child about the place which is famous for its tea, he or she will come up with an answer without the blink of the eye. Darjeeling is surely one of the charming places in the country and is known for its tea often referred to as the “Champagne of Teas”. I had an amazing backpacking trip to this place while covering Top Destinations for Backpackers in India and I would day the landscapes of this town seems picture-perfect.
Darjeeling is home to refreshing tea estates, coffee plantations, pleasing weather, and steaming trains that make it an all-time favorite place for backpackers. Also, I would love to share a secret with you. If here, make sure you do stay in monasteries or with a guest house owner, in order to enjoy their traditional cuisine and live their lifestyle.
These were some of the places I have visited like a backpacker. Well, our country is full of places like these where you can have a lifetime experience and enjoy their rich culture.