We all go on trips, but travelling with friends is too much fun and full of enjoyment.
Taking a trip with your group can be vibrant, happy, full of laughter and fun. In our busy lives, these trips whether it’s a weekend getaway or a month long vacation can be very therapeutic. So here is the list of Top 10 Places in India where you must go at least once with your friends.
Goa is known for its Night life, clubs, parties and everything fun. This is such a place where you can go crazy with your favourite bottle of alcohol/beer and dance madly without being judged. Spend your day basking in the sun, the evening in spending your money in flea markets, hire scooters with your gang and let your hair fly.
Best Time To Visit : November – February.
9. Coorg, Karnataka
Located in Karnataka, Coorg is called The Scotland of India. The sacred groves, the smell of coffee beans as it’s known for its fine coffee plantation, the lush green forests and mighty hills. Away from the chaotic metro cities, Coorg is a perfect place to chill with your friends. Abbey Falls, Talakaveri, Honnamana Kere Lake are one of the main attractions of Coorg.
Best time to visit : All Year Long.
8. Gangtok, Sikkim
Gangtok is located in the Eastern Himalayan range at an elevation of 1650 m(5410 ft). Humble people, Cleanliness, dresses, food and the music are some aspects that makes touring around Gangtok quite memorable. The stunning view of snow-capped Mt Kanchenjunga is eye catching. There are also many beautiful monasteries and lakes which you must visit. Nathula Pass, the sight of international border of India and China, restrained by huge gates, barbed wires and military bunkers behind them seems like heaven.
Best time to visit : September – June.
7. Sonamarg, Jammu and Kashmir
Sonamarg means “Meadow of Gold” The Sindh River flows through the valley. It is situated at an altitude of 2730 m. It feels like you are close to heaven with snow capped mountains set against a spectacular blue sky. Thajiwas Glacier is the main attraction in Sonamarg. You can hire ponies to go there. Whitewater Rafting, Trout Fishing, Trekking,Camping and Skiing are some fun activities which you can enjoy with your gang
Best Time to Visit : May – December.
6. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
If you have adventure junkies in your group, then don’t give it a thought and head to Rishikesh. On one side you can experience age-old yoga, where you can learn the art of meditation and on the other side there are so many mind blowing activities like River Rafting, Camping, Bungee Jumping and many more. In the evening you can also experience the magical Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat with your friends.
Best Time to Visit : March – May and September – November.
5. Chadar Trek, Ladakh
Encapsulated within the range of the Great Himalayan Mountains with peaks as high as 7000m – India’s Zankskar valley aka Chadar Trek has stayed isolated for centuries. Walking on a frozen thick glass like river, with dramatic mountains on both sides is an experience of lifetime and when you have your friends with you its just the icing on the cake. One of the highlights of the frozen river trek is the most magnificent waterfall, frozen completely from top to bottom called Nerak Waterfall. The local administration has made it mandatory for every Chadar Trek participant to undergo a medical examination at SHM Hospital. It is surely going to be one of your most thrilling experience of a lifetime.
Best Time to Visit : January- February
Meghalaya is one of the most visited destinations of northeast where the summer welcomes you with spring festivals , the monsoon with it’s intense greenery and the winters with it’s blanket of fog and low temperatures. It has many places to explore with your friends like the Nartiang Monoliths, the splendid Krnag Suri Waterfalls, the double-decker living root bridges and the Krem Puri caves or you can also enjoy Hot-Air Ballooning through the countryside at Jowai. A trip to Meghalaya will surely leave you visually astounded and mentally relaxed.
Best Time to Visit : October – June.
3. Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands|
If you and your friends are a beach bum and you know it, then you should go a little far, to the Andaman Islands, where the crystal blue waters , white sand and Scuba Diving in the coral rich waters are worth a visit. Cruise through the ocean waters to reach the best beaches in India like Radhanagar Beach, Elephant Beach and many more in Havelock Island. It’s still a little offbeat so you all can have a spot for yourself to enjoy the best water sports here or maybe relax and relish the sea food while bonding with your best of friends.
Best Time to Visit : October – May.
Now this is one of out favourites in the list, Ladakh. Going with friends on a road trip to Ladakh, I’m sure it’s on everyone bucket list. Just imagine the fun and experience, the road trips, the spectacular view all over your journey will not let miss clubbing. You and your gang can lend a couple of bikes to head to one of the most amazing destinations in the country. Along with beautiful landscapes, sheer cliffs, long empty roads and gorgeous lake and you can go all spiritual at the Spituk Gompa Monastery, do river rafting at Zanskar and also enjoy the local food there.
Best Time to Visit : April – July.
Nestled in between the snow-capped slopes of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges, Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in the country. With jaw-dropping views, lush green forests, sprawling meadows carpeted with flowers. Manali is blessed with extraordinary scenic beauty. From museums to temples, river adventures to trekking trails, Manali has every reason to be the tourist magnet it is. With more than 25 Lakh visitors every year, Rohtang Pass easily stands out as one of the most famous scenic spots to visit in Manali.
Best Time to Visit : October – June