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7 Budget Getaways With Something for Everyone in the Gang

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Planning a getaway with your friends driving you mad? Some like nature, others like the hills while some trip on history and there arer always the beach bums! HolidayIQ reviewers present a mix of 8 options to ease your worries. 

1. Chikamagalur

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Peak | Coffee | Hill | Nature

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sunil Chaurasia adds, “there are many 4x4s around which will take you through a private coffee estate to some place near the falls. It's a 11km trip through non existent roads. Now, You've to walk a km or so after where the 4x4s drop you to reach the falls. And for me this part was really awesome;with tress all around and passing through numerous clear water streams with pebble bed before reaching the falls. Now Comes the most awaited Hebbe Falls, You will be mesmerized by the sight of the GIANT and roaring Hebbe Falls. There's a small pond created by the falling water which is accessible, and could be entered to take a Bath. The pool under the falls weren't deep (1. 5m at max) and so you can walk/swim through it. Huge rocks are present, so don't think about diving. The rocks were really slippery. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer kamal krishnamurthy shares, “We went for a 3 days trip to Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Lakkavalli, which comes just after Tarikere town on the Bangalore - Honnavar Road. It's a protected area and a Project Tiger reserve, unlike other tiger reserves in Karnataka, it's least traveled place, which can be verified because jungle's Lodge River Tern is the only resort in that area. There were 2 things that made my trip memorable, first the resort location and 2nd is the jungle. ” Read Full Review

2. Wayanad

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rubal Arora says, “Great trek plus amazing view You get to the forest department's part through a really terrible road. Pay 750 per group (10) and start your trek with a guide provided to you by the forest department. (If you are less than 10 or going solo, I suggest waiting for another group and ask them if you could go with them. People are quite helpful and you save money as well.” Read Full Review 

HolidayIQ Reviewer Muhammed Sharukh shares, “Planning for a sunday adventure getaway with your crazy friends? Then this is the perfect place, being the tallest peak in Chembra Peak offers a panoramic view of entire Wayanad on the top. The Love Shaped pond is an award for the struggle taken to reach there. The Panoramic views during the trek makes you feel wow and the calm environment will amuse you for sure. ” Read Full Review

3. Palolem

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “This beach was also explored by hippies and later it continuously gain the popularity among the tourists as this beach is so beautiful, and two to three beaches at the foot hill. A real place for camping and dolphin watching. This loveliest beach offers tree houses for rent, and now other accommodation which are also cheap. Its sunset view is very spectacular. ” Read Full Review 

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kunal Savla adds, “Turquoise and blue water Agonda Beach is one of the very less crowded and clean beach of Goa. It is located only 6kms from Palolem Beach. The sea is perfect for swimming and surfing. The water is blue and turquoise. The beach is very scenic with colourful beach shacks making this place more scenic. This is also a Ridley Turtle Nesting Point, hence it is not allowed to play loud music on the beach. Overall, one of the very beautiful beach of India.” Read Full Review

4. Pachmarhi

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Hill | Nature | Forest | Waterfall

HolidayIQ Reviewer R C says, “Great experience in nature's lap Don't go chasing tigers here. They are a rare sight. What's more likely is you might meet its smaller, shyer cousin, the leopard. Or maybe a bear with cubs, or maybe nilgai or barking deer or chausingha, or black buck or a few of its 300+ avian inhabitants. We saw 100+ birds on our summer visit and nearly all of the animals mentioned above. The little speedboat ride across the Denwa river to get to the sanctuary makes it a little more exciting. Then, there are the options. The traditional jeep safari, a canoe safari to look at the birds occupying the mud flats along the river, a speedboat ride for the same purpose,” Read Full Review 

HolidayIQ Reviewer anand rauth shares, “Memorable waterfall Beautiful waterfall situated in the greenery of Pachmarhi. There is a downward tracking of about 1/2 hr. It is full of adventure and can spend most of our time in enjoying waterfall. ” Read Full Review

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5. Munnar

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Hill | Garden | Nature | Greenery

HolidayIQ Reviewer JOJI JOSEPH adds, “Blossom Park - Worth visiting when in Munnar A nature park set in a vast stretch of wooded land for nature walking, adventure trails, boating in tranquil waters, watches migratory water birds, enjoy the aroma of fresh mountain flowers or become playful in the vast stretch of tempting lawn....We can submerge in the gifts of nature by taking a walk in the beautiful Garden with exotic flowers, just silently splash away in a cool rowboat in the Muthirapuzha River, watch migratory water birds, spot Mountain butterflies or take a solitary walk down the "Nature Walk" through the sylvan river side. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer JOJI JOSEPH says, “A blend of plantations view, cool breeze, tranquil atmosphere and scenic beauty...The view point at the top of the Pothamedu hill gives you a panoramic view of the tea, coffee and cardamom plantations in the valley. The impressive green mountains, hills, cool climate and the scenic beauty make it sought after place for activities like trekking, hiking and those who opt to enjoy a walk can endeavor through the narrow paths inside the plantations. ” Read Full Review

6. Ladakh (Leh)

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Samant Kumar says, “Beautiful, calm and serene holy place - Must visit Lamayuru is one of the oldest monastery and located at a very calm and beautiful place. The Yellow Brown hills surrounding the monastery adds serenity to the place. If you are fond of historical places, do visit this place.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer S.M.Bega Raaj adds, “I went to this wonderful Nubra valley and sacred Yarab Tso lake on 26th April 2016, it was an unforgettable tour of my lifetime, this beautiful lake is located just after the Sumoor Sampling Monastery and just before Panamik Hot Springs, we have to trek/hike for 15 minutes to reach this fabulous lake, the views throughout the journey was absolutely stunning, especially the 360* views from the mountain and close to the lake was extraordinary. Must visit for all age groups” Read Full Review

7. Athirappilly

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HolidayIQ Reviewer JOJI JOSEPH shares, “Athirappilly falls - through trills and slippery paths...Situated 1000 ft above sea level on the Chalakudy River and falling from a height of 80 feet, this is one of the largest waterfalls in the state. It's not the waterfallwhich attracts us but the scenic combination of forests and little streams surrounding the waterfall are also to be mentioned.” Read Full Review 

HolidayIQ Reviewer aishu lak shares, “Beautiful waterfall with pleasant mist...It feels like trekking when going down to the waterfall. During the Rainy season that place will be like full of mist spraying from waterfalls.” Read Full Review

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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