Now that schools and colleges are closed for the summer, it is the perfect time to go out and enjoy with your friends. Every time you and your friends sit down to decide where you should go for the summer, only one place comes to mind, Goa. Goa is one of the most visited holiday destinations for students and even families, as it is a place where one can sit back and relax on the beaches. But, if you’re bored of Goa and need some new holiday destinations for the summer, here are the best places to visit with your friends this season. P.S. Don’t worry, they’re budget-friendly too!
Alleppey, the Venice of the East, is famous for the verdant countryside, lagoons, and the waterways. It is the best place to cruise lazily around in the ever-present houseboats, sample the delicious coconut-laced seafood, and enjoy a very budget-friendly fun getaway with your friends. This location is also not that popular, so you don’t have to worry about big crowds.
Why shell out thousands when you can get a French experience right here in India? Walk the cobblestoned streets during the day and put up your feet at the innumerable cafes on the beach in the evenings. And yes, don’t forget to try out the French food around here. If beaches are your scene but you don’t want to go to the overcrowded (and a little overrated) beaches in Goa, Pondicherry is just the place for you this summer.
If you’re looking for the same vibe as South Goa, and want some peace and tranquility, Gokarna is one of the best holiday destinations. It is essentially a less crowded version of Goa, and has the same activities to do. If you want to sunbathe by the beach, go trekking with your friends, or set a campfire by the beach, Gokarna has endless options for fun adventures with your friends, that too under budget!
A colorful hill station, Dharamsala is a mini-Tibet and one of the most beautiful destinations in India. The dual cities of Dharamsala and McLeodganj are lined with numerous monasteries and temples to visit and the views of the hills and valleys are nothing short of magical. For those who love treks, be sure to try Triund trek and camp. You can also witness the snow-clad mountains of the Dhauladar Ranges on top of Triund.
The Queen of Nilgiris, Ooty happens to be one of the best hill stations in South India. The senses exult here in the midst of the exotic botanical gardens, Rose garden, verdant hills, historical buildings, tea plantations and of course, homemade chocolates.
Kasol is a village town in the district of Kullu in Himachal Pradesh. Situated on the banks of the Parvati River, this hamlet has a couple of cheap stay options in the form of camps. The town has local eating points and amazing cafes which serve delicious food. There is a German bakery too in the center of this little hamlet which serves some of the best bakery items you would have ever tasted. The scenic views and delectable food options make it one of the holiday destinations in India.