20 places you need to visit in India with your best friend
‘A friend in need is a friend in deed.’ How often do you realize this saying? The answer would be almost each and every moment of your life!
When you are with your friends; especially the best ones, everything seems to be more vibrant, livelier and cheerful. When you are in their company, even the boring lectures or gatherings get exciting and equally engrossing for you. Travelling with your best buddies; no matter what time of year it is or whichever location it is, unlimited amount of fun and excitement are always guaranteed with the best friends.
Majority of the population of Maharashtra is based in Mumbai and Pune. As both the cities are metropolitan there are lot of people who go camping and hiking. In between this two major cities there is a dazzling and tempting world for campers at Karjat called THE BLUE TENT, once checked in you’ll be astonished with the scenic and the tranquility view of the entire place. Here is a list of 20 magnificent places in India, the beauty of which gets doubled if visited along with your best friends:
Ganapatipule beach, Maharashtra: - A hidden treasure of Maharashtra, we suggest that you visit Ganapatipule Beach before commercialization takes over. The ride on the way too is a delightful one. When at this sandy retreat, treat your eyes to 6 km of unbridled clean sand flanked by greens of the cliff on one side and blues of the Arabian Sea on the other. Some hotels have opened up for accommodation. Those looking for a bit of entertainment can enjoy camel rides as well as water sports.
- Hampi: - If you know what it is to be in Paradise then you would never say no to Hampi. Prestigious temples and antiquated monuments are the true essence of this place. Hampi is popularly known for being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is situated near the Tungabhadra River in the Bellary district of Karnataka. The captivating landscapes here will not only leave you spellbound but also trigger your adrenaline rush. It is a hub for rock climbers. So plan a trip to Hampi with your best friend, meet tourists from all around the world, witness the historical magnificence and also get pampered by the hospitable local hosts.
- Spiti Valley: - Popularly known as the ‘Little Tibet’, the Spiti valley is located in between Tibet and India. This defines its name ‘Spiti’, which means the ‘Middle Land’. The Spiti Valley is a desert mountain valley based in the north-eastern part of Himachal Pradesh. Visit this place and be awe struck by the gigantic snow clad mountains and the captivating vistas. Antiquated monasteries like Dhankar and Lalung are the major attractions here. Some Monasteries have been established more than a 1000 years ago and hence attract innumerable tourists. Come with your best friend and discover the beauty of the natural beauty of the Spiti valley, the magnificent monasteries and the exotic wildlife.
- Ziro Festival, Arunachal Pradesh: - Celebrations and festivals have always been a crucial part of friendship. So this September attend the Ziro festival in Arunachal Pradesh, with your best friend. The pristine aura full of rhythm and beauty will give you innumerable memories to cherish. This festival showcases the varied culture and other art forms that come from the diversity in India. Witness the captivating folk performances and the intriguing tribal traditions at the festival. Savor the delectable local cuisine and indulge in activities like Walking Tours, Festival Activities, Trekking and Ferry Rides.
- Living root bridges, Meghalaya: - What seems to appear straight out of a fantasy movie, the Living Root Bridges have to be seen to be believed! Some of these roots are more than hundred feet long and are strong enough to carry the weight of fifty people at one time. Located in Meghalaya, they are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Andaman Islands, Scuba diving explore the coral reefs: - If the white sandy beaches and pristine blue beaches have excited you, be prepared to be awe stricken as you witness what the waters of Andaman hold for you! The rich reefs will surprise you with their varied offerings. Colourful fish, sunken ships, prismatic sea life and some steeply undulating hills of raven volcanic lava, makes for an unusual diving experience. Think of this experience as that of getting a view of heaven underwater while experiencing one of the most remote places in India.
- Manali – Leh road trip: - The ‘Mecca’ of all road trips in India, the Manali-Leh Highway has always been a favorites. Be it for the groups or solo travelers, this route outshines any other backpacking trips in India. All -you need to do: get geared up for some adventure, hit the road and reach nowhere! Passing mountains and villages, passing people who are going about their business in a more simple way what will get you appreciate both nature and simplicity.
- Rafting and Camping in Rishikesh: - With rupturing of vigor and passion, twenties is the very best time to enjoy experience sports. Trip the magical waters of Ganges with rafting in Rishikesh, which is the most popular location for this adrenaline pumping sport. For, you get to raft upon strong frothing water pouring with rocky surfaces and green stretches. To experience the landscape of this strange location you can likewise go camping and carry out other experience sports.
- Goa: - Goa is the most popular tourist destination in India. From its famous beaches to its rocking nightlife, Goa is the dream destination to get yourself refreshed. Surfing, Banana Boat rides, Jet Skiing, Para-sailing, the list is endless. The Sunburn Festival in December is one of the most rocking & popular festivals in India. If you love music then Goa is the place to visit in December.
- Coorg, Kerala: - Coorg is referred as the Scotland of India. It is one of the most romantic places you will ever see. Famous mainly for its austere sights, varied wildlife, world-class coffee and relaxing atmosphere, it is fast becoming the most visited tourist place in India.
- Trek to hills of Mcleodganj: - The majestic mountains can call tourists to experience the best of what nature has to offer. Triund offers the spectacular view of the Dhauladhar ranges. Experience bliss while camping under billions of stars with your friends in Triund.
- The Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan: - Bhangarh fort is on every daredevil’s list of must visit places in India. Known as one of the scariest places in India, according to a folklore, it is believed that the entire town of people seemed to have vanished in a day. Get ready to be spooked on your trip here!
- Rann of Kutch, Gujarat: - Imagine nothingness and then imagine it some more! Being one of the remote places in India and the largest salt desert in the world, the Rann of Kutch comes to life somewhere in October as the otherwise watered locale begins to dry up. Try making it to Kala Dungar (Black Hill) and experience a panoramic view from 458 meters above sea level. Kutch is a must visit place in India before you turn 30. Travel to the no man’s land, the seasonal salt marsh amidst the famous Thar Desert during the kite festival where the sky comes alive with vibrant and oversized kites.
- Almora, Uttarakhand: - Almora; the perfect meeting ground of culture, history, heritage and natural beauty, is located in the Kuamon region of Uttarakhand. Situated in one of the eastern corners of Uttarakhand, it is the home to some of the notable temples like Nanda Devi, Asht Bhairav, Rudreshwar Mahadev Temple and many more.
- Rajasthan, Dune bashing: - Don’t miss out on a quintessential rustic desert experience when in Rajasthan. The best regions of Rajasthan for a typical desert safari are Osian, Bikaner and Jaisalmer. You get to travel to some remote places of Rajasthan during the desert safari and explore some interesting ruins of the place. There is a story associated with the ruins and forts of Rajasthan, stories that captivate you from the word go.
- Tawang town, Arunachal Pradesh: - Moving onto the North Eastern part of India, you will find one of the most serene and magnificent hill stations. Tawang, a sparsely populated hill town in Arunachal Pradesh also outshines other hill stations in India. Azure sky, lofty clouds, snow clad peaks and stunning views of the hills, mountains and the valleys make it a pristine hill station to visit in India.
- Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim: - Lakes at high altitudes always make for fantastic viewing. That’s what Tsomgo Lake is too. The lake is situated at an altitude of more than 12,000 feet above sea level. The lake gets its water from the melting ice of the surrounding glaciers. About 40 km from the capital city of Gangtok and 5 km from the Chinese border, you need to take an arduous trek to the lake. Despite the hardships involved, the trek to the lake is truly worth it!
- Jim Corbett Wildlife Safari: - You both have explored the malls, the football fields, the crazy cuisines and the latest movies. Now, is the time to encounter the wilderness with your best friend? To connect together with nature and its mesmerizing creations and strengthen the bond you share, visit the Jim Corbett National Park. Experience the exhilarating wildlife safari offered here. Closely admire the 400 species of flora and fauna that are found at the Jim Corbett Park. It is also an abode to the endangered Royal Bengal Tigers. So pack your bags and embark on this expedition and tag it as jungle diaries.
- Sandakphu, Darjeeling: - Among the 5 highest peaks in the world, Sandakphu makes for a dreamy location. Surreal natural beauty and spectacular views define this place. It is here one can spot around 600 myriad orchid-varieties and a remarkable diversity in nature which is not found anywhere else in the world.
- Pangong Lake, Ladakh: - Transporting you to an ethereal place, the Pangong Lake is located in Ladakh. This is a place where unblemished azure water is fringed by rugged mountains while cotton candy clouds float above. Feel the serenity and magic envelope you!