Friends are the elixir of our life. Whether it is sharing long talks, having mindless crazy fun or simply hanging out, we just cannot do without our friends. Our life simply turns cheerful in the company of a best friend, everything seems livelier.
When it comes to spending time with your best friend, nothing is as awesome as having a trip with them. Whether it a day’s trip or a month-long, it is the most amazing experience of our life. Without giving it much thought, pack your bags and head off to these amazing destinations in India. You are sure to have the time of your life:
1. Rafting and Camping in Rishikesh
Heading off to Rishikesh seems to be the new in-thing this summer. You might have heard of your neighbours or distant relatives going to Rishikesh for rafting. Well, this place is actually one of the most famous places for the adrenaline pumping adventure sport- Rafting! Ride the mystical water of the Ganga and experience the heart pumping sport with your best friend. Also, camp under the stars and take in all the beauty of this earthy terrain.
2. Manali-Leh Road Trip
The heavenly road trip from Manali to Leh is considered as the “Mecca of all road trips”. You will realise how true this is when you go backpacking here with your bestie. The unbelievably beautiful path etched between mountains and villages will give you the memories of a lifetime. Just pack your bags and hit the road. Experience nature at its best!!
P.S. Don’t miss out on the scrumptious maggi that is available all along the way! You will regret not having it.
3. The Frozen River Trek at Chadar
This is called the Frozen River Trek because you can actually walk on a frozen river at this place. It has got to be one of the most thrilling experiences as you wade through the frozen river with your best friend, laughing and enjoying all the way. The Chadar trek route actually connects the Zanskar River with the Valley located deep in the mountains. Visit this place to experience the dreamlike adventure!
4. Scuba Diving at Andaman Islands
Remember the scuba diving sequence from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara? Well, that is exactly what you can experience here. The pristine blue water and the sandy beaches hold a whole different world below it. Be ready to be awe stricken by the mysterious underwater world. Colourful fish, parts of sunken ships, and the fascinating sea life, you name it and it will be found here. Head off to this place and have your very own ZNMD moment with your bestie by your side.
Experience nature at its full splendour at this out of the world place. The breath-taking mountains and the Beas river will let you disconnect from the world for a little while, and be lost in your very own world. Go for paragliding at Solang Valley and have a spectacular view as you soar high into the sky. Or go for river-rafting with your best friend in tow, at Manali and be cooled off by the chilling waters as you meander your way through the rocky terrain. A vacation to Manali is the perfect outing you and your best friend can hope for.
6. Pangong Lake, Ladakh
The spectacular lake that you witnessed in the ending scene of 3 Idiots is none other than Pangong Lake. Yes, it as mesmerising as it looks on screen. Bring out the adventure junkie in you as you take in the breathtaking view of this lake. Surrounded by mountains and boasting of extremely cold temperature, this Lake will give you a feeling of peace and serenity. And who better to share this once-in-a-lifetime experience with than your best friend!
7. Sandakphu, Darjeeling
Many of you might not be aware of this place, but Sandakphu is one of the five highest peaks in the world. Boasting of such high peaks, it makes for one dreamy location. Surreal natural beauty and spectacular view are what defines this place. A unique thing about this place is that you can spot around 600 varieties of Orchid here. No, we are not kidding. Visit this place with your bestie and boast about the ethereal beauty the next time your group gets together!
8. Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim
This lake is located about 12,000 feet above sea level, so you can imagine how remarkable the view here would be. It is actually about 40 km from the capital city of Gangtok and 5km from the neighbouring Chinese border. The water here is crystal clear as it comes from the melting glaciers in its surrounding. You need to take an arduous trek to reach this place, but hey, a trek with your best friend will only add to the adventure. Once you reach this spot, the tiring trek will surely be worth it.
9. Sula Vineyards, Nashik
This is one of the most spectacular outings you can have with your best friend. Walk along the vineyards while you stay in a private villa that offers all the world-class amenities. You can also taste the different varieties of Wine available here and if you are planning on buying one, well you will get it very cheap here. So walk along the vineyards and taste wine all the day long, as you bond with your bestie. What more can one ask for!
10. Coorg, Karnataka
You might have heard some people referring to this place as the Scotland of India. This is in fact very true as this place boasts of being one of the most romantic places in the country. Surrounded by natural beauty, this place offers austere sights, varied wildlife, a relaxing atmosphere and the world class coffee. Also, the houseboat available here is altogether a different experience. Picturing yourself with your best friend chilling out in Coorg, aren’t you??
11. Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
Confused on seeing a desert on the list? Well, imagine nothingness, then imagine it some more and then a little more. Now you have the Rann of Kutch which is the largest salt desert in the world. This place comes to life around October and gets an altogether different beauty. Trust us; visiting Rann of Kutch with your bestie will be an experience like none other. Also, when going here don’t forget to visit Kala Dungar, also known as Black Hill, which will give you a panoramic view from 458 meters above sea level.
12. Tawang Town, Arunachal Pradesh
This one of the unexplored hill stations in the North Eastern part of India. Tawang is a sparsely populated hill town which offers a magnificent view. This place will let you experience the fluffy clouds, pristine sky, snow-clad mountain peaks and a spectacular view of the mountains and valleys. This makes it one of the perfect destinations to explore with your best friend.
13. Living Root Bridges, Meghalaya
This has to be seen to be believed. This place looks straight out of a magical fairytale land. The bridge is naturally made by the roots of the trees, as you might have guessed by the name. Some of these roots are more than a hundred feet long and can carry around fifty people at a single time. Just imagine how fun it would be to cross this bridge with your best friend in tow! It’s fun like no other.
14. Dune Bashing in Rajasthan
Already excited, huh? Well, you should be as the desert safari in Rajasthan is one of the most quintessential experiences this State has to offer. The desert safari is best experienced in Osian, Bikaner, and Jaisalmer. The stories associated with the forts and deserts of Rajasthan are totally captivating. Head off to the remote places with your best friend and get in touch with the true ruins of the place.
15. Almora, Uttarakhand
This is one of the lesser known hill stations of Uttarakhand. This place is a perfect mix of history, heritage, culture and natural beauty. It is located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. It is home to some of the most noted temples like Nanda Devi, Asht Bhairav, and Rudreshwar Mahadev Temple. A visit to this place with your bestie will help you get in touch with the culture and nature in a perfect symphony.
16. Silk Route’s Gold Trail, Kerala
Going to a temple tour in Kerala is quite common, but what if we tell you that you can embark on a gold trail along some this temple’s vault. We are definitely not kidding. This is not a much-known place, but a visit to this place is very much possible. Silk Route’s Gold Trail tour lets you through Kerala’s gold-filled temple vaults. How cool would it be to go on a gold trail with your bestie!
17. Mumbai-Goa Road Trip
Going to Goa with your best friend is cliché’, but how about taking the road trip to Goa from Mumbai? Flashback to Dil Chahta Hai and you will want to hit the roads right away. Rent a car and head off on the highway heading to Goa. Enjoy the scenery as it changes from the bustling Mumbai to the laid back Goa. We assure you it will be a trip of the lifetime.
18. Bandipur Forests
If you and your bestie have that wild streak, let it unleash in the wilderness of the Bandipur Forests. It is located in the foothills of the Nilgiri and has dense jungles. You can run into Asiatic wild elephants, jungle monkeys or even a stray cat. This Jungle Safari is your adventure-filled trip to get your adrenaline pumping. Just be sure to follow the safety procedures!
19. Roopkund Trek, Himalayas
This trek is one of the less explored treks which let you get in sync with nature. The serene route along the Himalayas will provide an experience which includes the pristine snow, gushing streams, stretches of meadows and some spectacular camping spots. Head off to this trek and get in touch with your inner self. The company of a best friend will be an added benefit.
20. Bhangarh, Rajasthan
You have got to try spooky when it comes to an outing with your bestie. This place is touted as the scariest place in India, along with being the most abandoned one. This has never stopped visitors from visiting this scary place, so why should it stop you. Located in Alwar, Rajasthan, you need to be here after sundown to experience some real adrenaline pump, though it is prohibited to visit this place after sunset. Find out how brave you and you are best friend really are!!
Now that we have listed down the places you need to visit with your best friend, pack your bags and get going. Don’t forget to thank us later!