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8 Backpacking Destinations for the Nature Loving College Gang

8 Backpacking Destinations for the Nature Loving College Gang

A long pending trip with the nature loving friends awaits? HolidayIQ Travellers share their experiences at these beautiful backpacking destinations in India.

1. Manali

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Adventure | Hill | Weather | Mountain

HolidayIQ Reviewer sumith murugan shares, “Manali - A truly magical experience !!!...Trekkers would find this a paradise with a number of serene exotic trekking routes and a number of agents having organised treks for the Adventurous people.You have a lot of power packed activities in Solang Valley about 7 kms from Manali like paragliding, Zorbing -Manali is the only place I have seen having this, horse riding , Dune Buggy rides which are way cheap and affordable and ofcourse skiing” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Winnie Karnik shares, “A trek of moderate grade that has stunning views Overview: Maximum altitude: 14,500 ft. ...Although many describe Hampta Pass as 'Easy to Moderate', it is more skewed towards moderate. The trek is for 5-6 days that passes through different terrains at various levels of difficulty. ...all the day essentials like a sunblock and moisturiser, trekking pole, good trekking shoes (mandatory), camping equipment, warm clothes, supplies and a CAMERA!” Read Full Review

2. Dandeli

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Forest | Adventure | Nature | Jungle

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kriti Goyal adds, “If someone is looking to get rid of all contacts from world and dive in the wildness of nature, visit Dandeli. Its very un-commercial (so no crowd) and doesn't have internet/mobile network facilities.... Overall a rejuvenating experience and would be better if you go driving with a group of friends! ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer pallavi Mhatre shares, “Adventurous climb to reach the caves These caves are in between the jungle. It is a long walk through thick forest. Carry lots of water with you. You will get exhausted very fast. This place is a must visit for adventure lovers. We climbed the caves” Read Full Review

3. Idukki

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Ajmal Rafeeq shares, “For me idukki is one of the mist unexplored and lesser known tourist destination in Kerala. Its a heaven for adventure tourists nature lovers trekking and hiking lovers and much & much more. ...Kalvari mount is a beautiful view point place for you to relax and spent an evening walk in the lap of nature ...Ramakkal is my favourite place in idukki and heaven of wind. Hell of windy at the top and its nothing else in there then you have to climb down the hill and enter through the opposite road and there you have to climb a 3 km long walk to top of the hill is just breathtakingly awesome and on top there is another huge rock and climbing it is one of the best experience ever :)” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer JOJI JOSEPH shares, “Despite of the risks, the waterfalls are really beautiful and the trek through the forest is remarkable. When you visit this place try not to venture into activities like jumping to the natural pools, climb rock if it is slippery etc.” Read Full Review

4. Thekkady(Periyar)

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HolidayIQ Reviewer NILADRI BANERJEE says, “Where diversity flirts with nature Everything about Periyar is so beautiful. The journey starts with the uphill travel with spice garden on both sides of the zig zag hilly roads, and you will find almost all the spices growing there that are found in India. In between there are certain spots where you can halt for food.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Suresh Babu says, “Thekkady is an ultimate choice for nature Lovers. Evergreen with tall canopy and frequent sighting of the magnificent Indian Gaur (Largest Bovine in the World) and other animals like, elephants, deer, flying squirl, lion tailed macaque and occasional yet not impossible big cats like Leopard and Tiger and also variety of birds, you get transported to a new world free from crowd, traffic, pollution etc. Etc. Thekkady is a must visit place for the youth, adventurers, nature lovers,” Read Full Review


5. Dhanaulti

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Piyush Agrawal shares, “A perfect & refreshing holiday destination for seekers of knowledge, beauty and peace! The beauty of Dhanaulti lies in the hills that surround it, making it a peaceful and serene place. It is just a few kilometres from Mussoorie....There are beautiful apple orchards and perfect eco-huts. There is an eco-park which is a must-visit. ...One thing that you must do is shout your name and hear the beautiful echos from the nearby hills. Weather is very pleasant.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rajani Binod adds, “Beautiful temple with distinct architecture The 2km trek to visit the temple is a must-have experience and the temple and view of Himalayas is awesome from the temple premises. Carry your trekking stick, water, glucose and dates to be in a better position to cover this steep trek. The mind gets immense peace after reaching the temple post 2 hours of trek.” Read Full Review

6. Valley of flowers

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HolidayIQ Reviewer VINAY DANGE DANGE shares, “It is just like curtain raiser. And we came to know what kind of beautiful nature we are going to visit with how much trouble....we started trek to Valley of Flowers....Our group leader was very helpful and of kind nature, he took all the luggage so that we can walk. After a grand and fantastic trek we came back to Ghangria at 6. 00 pm.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer vachhani jayanti adds, “Totally cut off from world ...a wonderful experience of hills, glaciers, flowers, rivers in the Badrinath region of Uttarakhand. The trek was lovely and the scenery was unexplainable. If you are nature lover and can trek for 8hrs, this is the place for you. This region is to be explored on foot only! No transportation, no mobile connectivity. Totally cut off from the word! Experience it! ” Read Full Review

7. Pokhara

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Ashish Peter says, “I visited Phewa Lake in the evening. The Lake gives a very enchanting view and you will feel a air of freshness and peace around you.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer RAMMOHAN SHROFF says, “A must see for Mountaineering enthusiasts... The display of the Mountaineering dresses worn by statues [Mannequins] clearly displays the cold climate that one would experience during the mountaineering and trekking. ...Take a snap with those unforgettable dresses for mountaineering and you will cherish them. The respect given to the first climbers and the Greats of Nepal. ” Read Full Review

8. McLeodganj

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Trek | Hill | Mountain | Adventure

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rakshit Sood adds, “We quickly made arrangements for our overnight stay at the campsite on the Triund Hill. Our camps were ready and the bonfirewas set ablaze. We sat around it, warming our hands and feet, in complete amazement of the world we were in.” Read Full Review 

HolidayIQ Reviewer Keshav Singhal adds, “A sky full of stars made the triund trek worth all the effort All this started with 9 school friends, 2 month long summer vacation and an urge to go on a crazy trip. With a budget of Rs. 6, 000 per person in mind, we shortlisted a few places for our trip. We could have gone to Kasol, Lansdowne, Udaipur, Jaipur, Neemrana but for some reason, McLeod Ganj appealed more to us.” Read Full Review


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