Backpacking in India – 7 stunning destinations for students to visit

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Experience is one of those things that students crave for. If you want to travel for experience rather than luxury, backpacking is just the choice for you, stunning yet cheap, our country offers myriad opportunities to leisure your time away while backpacking in India. Reasonably priced accommodations, low-cost food, economical commute network and happy to help natives, set the place high on popularity, still full of escapades and exhilarating, backpacking trip.

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7 Beautiful destinations for backpacking in India

1. Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

Dharamshala - Backpacking in India 7 stunning destinations for students to visit

Located in the Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh, amidst the Dhauladhar mountain ranges, Dharamshala is a picturesque location. It served as a home to a large population of Tibetan refugees and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. The natural beauty of Dharamshala and nearby McLeod Ganj charms thousands of leisure tourist, its sacred monasteries entices the worshippers. Counted among the affordable backpacking trips in India, it has gained a reputation as an adventure sports destination also. Counted amongst the best and affordable backpacking trips in India. Experience tranquillity among its snow-crowned mountains enjoys the diverse cuisine, dense forests, downrush waterfalls, monasteries and guided treks.

Places to visit:

Dalai Lama Temple Complex, Namgyal Monastery, Kangra Fort and Museum, Dal Lake, Bhagsu Fall, etc.

Best time to visit:

September – June

2. Goa

Goa - Backpacking in India 7 stunning destinations for students to visit

Bid goodbye to your responsibilities in this little paradise of India. Goa is the smallest state of India that also forms the western coast which is adjacent to the Arabian Sea. The ultimate backpacking destination, it offers a relaxing vacation with sandy beaches, churches, forts and water sports.

Places to visit:

Agonda Beach, Palolem Beach, Dudh Sagar Waterfalls, Fort Aguada, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, etc.

Best time to visit:

October – June (there is a price hike between mid-December to mid-January)

3. Pushkar, Rajasthan

Pushkar - Backpacking in India 7 stunning destinations for students to visit

Considered among the ancient cities of India, the small city of Pushkar is a mix of tradition, culture, colours, scenic beauty and sandy trail. Besides religious sites, explore the surrounding desert on a camelback. Participate in the unique Pushkar Camel Fair held annually in the month of October-November and camel safari. Known for its exuberance, this place is ideal for backpacking in India since it is neither costly nor out of reach.

Places to visit:

Pushkar Lake, Savitri Temple, Old Rangji Temple, Apteshwar Temple, Paap Mochini Temple, Brahma Ghat, Varaha, Dadhich, Saptarishi, Naga Pahar etc.

Best time to visit:

October- November

4. Munnar, Kerala

Munnar- Backpacking in India 7 stunning destinations for students to visit

Situated at the confluence of rivers, Mudhirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, Munnar is a beautiful hill station for backpacking in south India. Affluent in its natural beauty coupled with serene environs and pleasant climate along with majestic backwaters where you could relax and enjoy. Munnar is the place amidst the tea plantations and coffee gardens, you can also try adventure sports like paragliding, boating, mountain biking, etc. at nominal prices.

Places to visit:

Attukal Waterfalls, Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi Peak, etc.

Best time to visit:

August-May

5. Hampi, Karnataka

Hampi - Backpacking in India 7 stunning destinations for students to visit

Residing in the southern state of Karnataka, Hampi is home of some of the most breathtaking and glorious landscapes in the world. Hampi, full of wonders and mysteries, is counted amongst the best backpacking trips in India for history addicts. Experience India in its truest forms with its majestic archaeological sites, divine temples and elephant stables. One of the most affordable locations, you have so much to gain at Hampi.

Places to visit:

Vijay Vittal Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Elephant Stables, Royal enclosure archaeological sites, etc.

Best time to visit:

November – February

6. Puducherry

Puducherry - Backpacking in India 7 stunning destinations for students to visit

Crowned as the ‘French Riviera of the East’, Pondicherry is renowned as a cheap holiday destination in India. A blend of modern technology as well as spiritual heritage, it allows the tourists to enjoy stunning beaches on one side and the French architecture on the other end. Puducherry presents a plethora of options for backpackers to relish every moment.

Places to visit:

Shri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry Museum, Old Light House, French War Museum, etc

Best time to visit:

October-February

7. Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong - Backpacking in India 7 stunning destinations for students to visit

Escape to unwind and connect with nature, experience the best backpacking trips in India. Fondly called as ‘Scotland of the East’, Shillong invites visitors to soak in its serenity. The rain-lover in you will love this place. take a motorcycle ride amid its wettest settlements, lush valleys, cascading waterfall, exotic caves.

Places to visit:

Umiam Lake, Shillong Peak, Elephant Falls, Laitlum Canyons, Don Bosco Museum etc.

Best time to visit:

September-May

Next time you are going for backpacking, feel free to visit these places and have an awesome experience.