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9 Places Perfect For Backpacking In December

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December marks the beginning of the tourist season. We have 9 places you can just backpack to this month.

9 Places Perfect For Backpacking In December:

  1. Alappuzha (Alleppey) (Kerala)
  2. Hampi (Karnataka)
  3. Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh)
  4. Kaup Beach, Udupi (Karnataka)
  5. Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu)
  6. Sanchi Stupa, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)
  7. Triund, McLeodganj (Himachal Pradesh)
  8. Udupi (Karnataka)
  9. Konark (Odisha)

1. Alleppey


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HolidayIQ Traveller Sriman says, "Alleppey in Kerala must be the Capital of Heaven. It was such an awesome place to visit and such amazing scenery with green fields all around and huge coconut trees. The food, especially savouries like Pazham Pori ( Banana Fritters ), Chakka Varuthathu ( Jackfruit Chips ), Neimeen Porichathu ( Seer Fish Fry ) were awesome to taste. Please try to taste the dishes made from coconut oil and especially, the traditional Kerala Hand Pound Rice with Sambar."

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6346 Ratings | 3884 Reviews | 18 Sightseeings | 586 Photos

2. Hampi


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HolidayIQ Traveller Gauraw says, "Hampi, the once pride of Vijayanagara empire is now nothing but ruins. On one side you will admire the architectural beauty this place has to offer and at the same time you can't help but feel bad thinking how awesome it would have been if it was not destroyed. And as most blogs have pointed out, Hampi is to be explored and not toured. You can get to Hampi through Hospet by bus or train. Once in Hampi, you could rent bikes for 300rps/day + petrol or negotiate a deal with autos to take you around. We had a car so didn't face problems there. We did not take a guide, mainly because my friend was familiar with the place."

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1237 Ratings | 896 Reviews | 34 Sightseeings | 490 Photos

3. Itanagar


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Itanagar is the capital of the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. Owing to its mystique appeal and modern attitude, the city draws attention of tourists from round the globe. It is located in the shadow of the Himalayan ranges, which has snow covered peaks on the north-eastern side.

HolidayIQ Traveller Rakesh says, "The main attractions of Itanagar are a) Ganga Lake b) Ita fort, c) Buddhist Gonpa, d) Museum. Adventure wise people can peep into Jungle with the help of local Nyishi Tribals. Development of tourism areas near Doimukh, Nirjuli, Naharlagun areas is in its very elementary stage. Best time to visit Itanagar is during February when NYUKUM festival of Nyishis and Losar Festival of Monpas are celebrated."

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94 Ratings | 53 Reviews | 15 Sightseeings | 3 Photos

4. Kaup Beach


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A land of diverse cultures, serene and pristine beaches and great education institutes, Mangalore is a bustling city on the coastal belt of Karnataka.

HolidayIQ Traveller Joyan says, "Mangalore is a good place to visit for Tourist people. There are so many places in Mangalore which has good history. In Mangalore popular places like Pilikula, Panamboor, etc are also good. And villages also having good facility over here. Like Siddakatte other villages."

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8 Ratings | 6 Reviews | 131 Sightseeings | 8 Photos

5. Kodaikanal


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Besides being a famous tourist destination, Kodaikanal is also known for eucalyptus oil, plums, homemade chocolates and pears. In addition, the place is also famous for the Kurinji, the flowers that blossom only once in twelve years.

HolidayIQ Traveller Murali says, "Nice place to relax. Best holiday home for family, children, students, middle aged people, and for elderly also. Honeymoon couple will love this hilly town. Boat riding horse riding flowers park, guna rock, pine tree valley, green valley, pillar rock, coakers walk, and berijam lake. What else you want. All are here for a nice holiday spending. Lot of boarding places will suit your purses, nice restaurants. Sure all must visit."

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24974 Ratings | 14454 Reviews | 47 Sightseeings | 1070 Photos

6. Sanchi


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Sanchi, located in Raisen District, is a small village, which is renowned for its Buddha stupas and monuments. It is located at the footsteps of a hill and recognised for several Buddhist monuments. The destination has numerous monasteries, stupas, pillars, holy shrines that are here from the 3rd century BC to the 12th century AD.

HolidayIQ Traveller Yogesh says, "It was a good monumental experience. The people interested in national heritage can go and enjoy. It was really a great architectural work. You can see the creativity and imagination. You can go at any season. Also there are lot of places around to visit. You will get good food here."

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23 Ratings | 12 Reviews | 118 Sightseeings | 12 Photos

7. Triund


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HolidayIQ Traveller Yoginder says, "Triund is a best trekking route its a trekkers paradise. Natural beauty is to see not told by words. Three mountains situated so called Triund. Very peaceful place and chill weather, beautiful mountain and sunset is a very good view."

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27 Ratings | 20 Reviews | 36 Sightseeings | 35 Photos

8. Udupi


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Udipi is synonymous with its world-famous cuisine. The tradition of this cuisine started in the great kitchens of the Krishna Temple, which serve meals in the form of prasad to thousands of devotees who come to pray at the holy shrine.

HolidayIQ Traveller Sanjay says, "This is special destination where you can relax and also find many temples. You can visit St. Marys island, Beach, Sri Krishna temple, Anegudde temple and visit beach nearby. Local buses are available and autos also available for reasonable rates. St. Marys island is a one day trip. Better take some food (especially for pure veg). Relax in beach evening and play water sports."

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1320 Ratings | 892 Reviews | 131 Sightseeings | 173 Photos

9. Konark


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Konark is a small town in Puri district in the state of Orissa. Konark translates as ‘Essence of the Corners’. Konark is famous for the Sun Temple, a World Heritage Site, which was built in the 13th century. It is an ancient place which was once ruled by the Eastern Ganga Dynasty.

HolidayIQ Traveller Girish says, "The temple was dedicated to the Sun-God. Built in the thirteenth century, it was conceived as a gigantic solar chariot with twelve pairs of exquisitely-ornamented wheels dragged by seven rearing horses. A magnificent piece of human ingenuity, devotion, artistry and perseverance."

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201 Ratings | 164 Reviews | 19 Sightseeings | 134 Photos

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