Backpacking… one-word various emotions, the literal meaning of Backpacking is to carry all you need in a one rucksack backpack. And to travel & explore around like a townsman or townswomen. One of the benefits of backpacking is that it costs you 50-60% less than the normal travel packages/ tours.
Now, why choose backpacking trips than the luxurious travel packages?
When it comes to backpacking you get to see the majestic beauty of a location with the perspective of a local resident who knows and sees every curve of the location. Whereas a tourist gets to see and is given exposure to only a few famous spots, which is always filled with people.
Now, travelling in India itself is like a road to Damascus. Every location in India has something or the other to serve in a panoramic way. Which can be explored within a shoe-string budget. And the question how is answered right here in this blog.
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Pushkar is a breathtaking city in the Ajmer district in Rajasthan, Situated about 15km away from Ajmer. The city is a land of many temples & ghats. Consumption of meat and eggs is strictly forbidden here. But their luscious street food won’t make you crave for non-vegetarian food at all. One of the must-visit attributes in Pushkar is its “Pushkar Fair “or Mela (in native language). It goes for five days, attended by domestic (95%) & International Tourists (15%).
Himachal Pradesh a state in the Himalayas. Home to scenic bone-white covered snow mountains and resorts such as Dalhousie. Host to the Dalai Lama, with its strong Tibetan presence it reflects its Buddhist temples and monasteries, as well as its vibrant Tibetan New Year celebrations. The region is also well known for its trekking, climbing and skiing areas. To cover Himachal on a shoestring budget visit
South Goa is one of two districts that comprise the state of Goa in India, within the region known as the Konkan. To get that actual raw backpacking experience traveling by train is a must. When it comes to South Goa, it has unblemished beaches, scenic drives and tranquillity. Some of the must-visit places here are Cola Beach, Betul Lighthouse, Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, Salaulim Dam, Three Kings Church, Hollant Beach, Cabo de Rama Fort & Beach. Never heard of these places? Well, that is because you’ve been travelling with a travel agent instead of a professional backpacker.
Assam is a state known for its wildlife, archaeological sites and tea plantations. In the west, Guwahati, Assam’s largest city, features silk bazaars and the hilltop Kamakhya Temple. Umananda Temple sits on Peacock Island in the Brahmaputra river. The state capital, Dispur, is a suburb of Guwahati. The ancient pilgrimage site of Hajo and Madan Kamdev, the ruins of a temple complex, lie nearby. The Majuli River Island is the most scenic place in Assam along with Kaziranga National park. Below is the link to one such backpacking featuring Assam.
Munnar is a town in the Western Ghats mountain range in India’s Kerala state. A hill station adjacent by rolling hills dotted with tea plantations. Home to Tea Estate, Mattupetty Dam, Tea Museum, Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi peak. Munnar is known as the Kashmir of Kerala. This picturesque town can be visited all year round.
The Dzüko Valley is located at the borders of the state of Nagaland and Manipur. Dzüko Valley is well known for its natural environment, seasonal flowers and flora and fauna. You can find a wide range of flowers in every season but the most famous one is the Dzüko Lily and it is found only in this valley. This location is the perfect spot to click your Pinterest worthy photos. At night the moon appears to be like a ghostly-sliver disc in the sky.
Meghalaya is one of the seven North-eastern states of India. Famous for its high rainfall, subtropical forests and biodiversity. If you visit Meghalaya you have to try “Jadoh ” popular dish from the land of the hills, it’s made with rice and pork mixed with the best spices, chopped vegetables and topped with eggs or fried fish. The Umngot River, Shilong, Double Decker FootBridge, Umiam Lake, etc. are worth seeing. You can check the link given as well.
Gokarna is a town in Karnataka on the Arabian Sea. The places offer a lot right from historic temples to thrilling water sports. If all you want to do is lay back, listen to the sea waves and let the air brush off your skin, Gokarna Beach & Paradise Beach is your spot. A place known by localities only, hence minimum visitors. All the activities conducted here are at their best price which can be afforded easily.
Darjeeling, a town in India’s West Bengal state, in the Himalayan foothills. Darjeeling is world-renowned for its tea and the alluring view of the Kanchenjunga range of mountains, richness in cultural & natural heritage and the toy train. Lamahatta, Bara Mangwa and Rishikhola are the hidden gems in Darjeeling.
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