Top 10 Places to Explore in India for Backpackers and Solo Traveler
If you love to travel and explore more as much as possible in your life. Are you planning to come India and Explore India? Or Are you in India and want to explore more places near you? Then why are you waiting? Let’s come and Explore-
India is a country where you find different culture, different people different views, Different history, different language in every state. You can explore more than you expected from India. India is mainly famous for its culture, beaches, mountains, deserts and much more. In this article we read about Top 10 places to explore in India for backpackers, Solo Traveler, Family or friends…
1. Kashmir – The Heaven on Earth-
Its not just a destination, it is much more than it. Kashmir is also known as heaven on earth because of its natural beauty, snow-covered mountains, its lakes and much more. Kashmir is the most incredible destination of India. Its provide a very beautiful view of Himalayas.
Things to do in Kashmir-
- Enjoy shikara on Dal Lake, Srinagar
- Visit Mughal Gardens of Srinagar
- Take pony to Thajiwas Glacier, Gulmarg
- Enjoy adventure activities in Gulmarg
Best season to Visit Kashmir-
March to August
2. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh-
If you like to go on a road trip at heavy snow – visit Spiti Valley. Its also known as Heaven on Earth. Spiti valley is beautiful in all seasons and all types of weathers. But in winter, you find heavy snow there and you can adventure venture there. There are many reasons to visit there. You can do Snow ski and other snow activities there. You can spend your night in an igloo there. If you love wildlife or you are a wildlife photographer. You may find snow leopard there. Spiti winter trips is mainly famous for snow trekking, campings, igloo and much more. Winter in Himalayas is always best. The roads of Spiti Valley is not so well. You can also tell, its a little bit dangerous also. There are two ways to go Spiti Valley – By Manali-Kunzum Pass or By Shimla-Kinnaur. The way of Manali-Kunzum pass is closed on that time, you have to go there by the way of Shimla- Kinnaur.
Goa is famous for its beautiful beaches, nightlife, parties, casinos and much more. Goa is still dream of many of bachelors. You can go to Goa by Flight, by train, by bus or by Road trip (car or Bike). I prefer to go to Goa by personal car or by train. I prefer train because of Konkan railway between Goa and Maharastra. There are many things to do in Goa. You can do Scuba Diving and other water sports also in Goa. You will surely find other solo travelers and backpackers in Goa. Stay in Hostel of Goa. It will make your trip more awesome.
4. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand-
Rishikesh is also known as the paradise for backpackers in India. In Rishikesh, you will find the holy river Ganga, the Himalayan range of mountains, the jungle of national park. Overall, Rishikesh is full of nature. You can attend Yoga and Meditation classes also in Rishikesh. Rishikesh is also adventure capital of India. You can do white water river rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, zip line, air safari, camping, trekking and lots of another adventure in Rishikesh (Uttarakhand). You can also enjoy cultural events and Ganga Arti in Rishikesh. There are many hostels in Rishikesh for backpackers and solo travelers. You can stay at Live free hostel for a better experience.
5. Manali, Himachal Pradesh-
Manali is the most famous destination in Himachal Pradesh for backpacker, solo traveler and families as well. There are many tourist spots in and near Manali. You can see Dauladhar Range, Parvati range of mountains from Manali. You can easily reach here by bus from Chandigarh or Delhi. There is no trains to Manali. You will find hundreds of bike riders in Manali who are going or coming from Leh – Ladakh or Lahual and Spiti Valley. Visit Roohtang pass and Solang Valley also which are nearby to Manali. You can do paragliding, trekking, camping in Manali. In winter time, you will find snow here. You can do snow ski, snowboarding, snow scooter and other lots of snow activities in winters.
6. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
If you love historical monument or deserts, then Jaisalmer in the state Rajasthan is the best destination for you. You can visit Jaisalmer fort and other heritage havelis of Jaisalmer. If you love to see or click Architecture then there is a tourist spot in Jaisalmer named- Bada Bagh. Other than history, There is desert area also nearby Jaisalmer. You can visit Sam Sand Dunes and the Thar Desert which is just 52 km far away from the city of Jaisalmer. You can also visit Longewala or Tanot Mata Temple where you can see India – Pakistan Border. In the Thar Desert, you can do the desert safari, parasailing, camel ride, camping and other adventures.
7. Amritsar, Punjab-
If you are also a foodie like me, so you need to taste the street food of Amritsar. The food of Punjab is famous worldwide. You should visit Amritsar for tasting the cultural food of Amritsar. Amritsari Kulcha and Nan is famous in all over India. You can also book street food bicycle tour from City on Pedals for it. Other than food, There is a world famous Gurudwara in Amritsar named- Golden Temple which is also know as Shree Harmandir Sahib Gurudwara. You can also visit Wagah – Attari Border (India – Pakistan Border) which is just 50 km far away from city Amritsar. Taste Makke di Roti and Sarson ka Saag if you are visiting Amritsar. It is the traditional food of Punjab. You can stay at Nomads Hostel in Amritsar for a better experience.
8. Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh-
Mcleodganj in Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh) is also a good destination for backpackers and solo travelers. You can do many activities there like trekking, camping etc. There are many place near mcleodganj to visit like Dal lake in Naddi, Bagsu Nag waterfall and temple, monastries etc. You can also do the trek to Triund there. It is the short trek of 5-6 hours and you will find snow there also in winters. This is a perfect destination near Chandigarh and Delhi.
9. Udaipur, Rajasthan-
Udaipur in Rajasthan is famous for its rich history and culture. It is also known as the city of lakes because of of its beautiful and big lake. If you love history or historical monuments, you can visit City Palace of Udaipur. If you want to go to temples, there are Karni Mata Temple and Jagdish Temple in Udaipur. You can do boating in Fateh Sagar Lake or Pichola Lake in Udaipur. There are other water sports also to do in Udaipur. You can easily find any good hostel to stay in Udaipur. Visit here for exploring the rich history of Rajasthan.
10. Leh Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir-
Leh Ladakh is very famous destination of India but I put it in last because it is more expensive than others. If you have a good budget, so visit Leh – Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. You can reach here by flight and by road from Manali or Srinagar. If you love adventure, then this is the perfect destination for you. Bike ride to Leh is famous in all bikers of India. You can rent a bike from Manali or Srinagar and then go Leh by bike. The best season for leh is from May to October. You can visit Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake, Zojila Pass, Leh city market on your Ladakh trip. Always carry warm clothes, raincoats, jackets on your trip.
These all are the Top 10 places to explore in India for Backpackers and Solo Traveler.
Happy Traveling 🙂