India, known for its potpourri of culture, diverse geographical terrain and climatic conditions is fast becoming the most sought out destination for several adventure sports. Though backpacking does not fit in perfectly into the sports category, adventure is definitely one of its top ingredients.
Top 10 backpacking places in India
Without a scheduled itinerary in hand, and binding timelines backpacking creates an opportunity for travelers to venture far and wide as they please, for an up close and personal experience of the destination being explored. This beautiful land offers plenty to such adventurous backpackers. Join in as we scan top backpacking places in India.
Goa: No doubt the most popular international tourist destination of India, Goa with its several sandy beaches like the Anjuna, Candolim, Baga and Vagator; refreshing breeze and various other elements of funtertainment captivate every traveler who sets foot here. There is also a historic side to this holiday spot with the significant presence of buildings like Basilica of Bom Jesus. From luxurious hotels to budget home-stays, Goa has an array of accommodation options for its guests and number of amazing things to do.
Himalayas: The magnificent crown of India, the Himalayas bordering China and Pakistan is one of the best backpacking places in India. The many hill stations, trekking trails and monasteries that are housed in this mountain range, attract tourists from all over the globe.
Delhi: India’s capital city, Delhi has some of the historic monuments of the country such as the Qutab Minar, Red Fort, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Raj Ghat, Humayun’s Tomb and India Gate. This capital city is famous also for its numerous shopping centers and multiplexes.
Munnar: To experience a laid back holiday, the beautiful hill station of Munnar in Kerala is the place to be. Brimming with scenic beauty, with its scintillating backpackers, plantations and wildlife, Munnar is a paradise for adventure seekers. Devikulam, Mattupetty, Attukal and Nyayamakad are some of its little hideouts that can be explored.
Jaipur: Better known as ‘the Pink city’, Jaipur, is a land of deserts and forts. Hawa-mahal and Jantar Mantar are frequented by tourists. And for the shopping enthusiasts, precious gems are available in plenty in this culturally rich northern city of India.
Leh Ladakh: No words of admiration can fully do justice to the beauty of this Buddhist land of Ladakh. Its enchanting monasteries and thrilling trekking trails along the snow capped mountain ranges have a charm that is comparable to no other place in the world.
Pushkar: A small holy town in Rajasthan, Pushkar is a famous pilgrim spot for many. Some of its several temples are the Rangnath Temple, Brahma Temple, Varah Temple, Savitri Temple, and the Apteshwar Temple.
Mysore: The southern city of Mysore in Karnataka has a royal touch to it which attracts tourist to explore its historic heritage that is carefully preserved over the years. The city’s royal exhibits can be found in the Maharaja’s Palace and the Lalitha Mahal palace. The Brindavan Garden and Rangana Tittu Bird Sanctuary are some of the other places of interest here.
Agra: Who has not heard of India’s pride possession – Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World? Situated in Agra this historic masterpiece is the primary attraction for tourists. Other historic must sees at Agra are, Fatehpur Sikri, Itimad Ud Daulah, Rambagh Gardens, Dayalbagh Gardens, Chini ka Rauza, Akbar’s Tomb, and Buland Darwaza.
Hampi: Another land of beauty is Hampi of north Karnataka, with its awesome landscapes and mountainous ambience. Anegondi, Badava Linga, Vittala temple, Ugra Narasimha, Anjeyanadri Hill, The Kings’ balance, Lotus temple and Madhavan Palace are some of its important tourists destinations.