Friendship day is here and why not make this a special one by taking a trip with your best buddies? India bristles with beautiful travel destinations especially when we look beyond the popular commercialized spots. And what’s better than to explore these mind-stirring landscapes and chilling spots with your best friends!
Yeah, I know, guys do carry the beats of movies like Dil Chahta Hai, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, etc, plan a getaway with their friends and desire to make such breathtaking trip happen one single day. Here, we provide you the seven cool places in India, where you can celebrate your friendship day, make an occasion very special and bag lot of memories in fraction of seconds.
1: Auli, Uttarakhand – For the SNOW LOVER friends!
A little less commercialized than other hill stations, Auli is purely an adventure spot for trekking and skiing enthusiasts. Camping is undoubtedly the best way to enjoy Auli. Imagine yourself with your buddies in the midst of snow over a bonfire, music and the bottles of beer.
2: Savandurga, Karnataka – For friends who are in a serious relationship with adventure!
Why search for an adventure outside India, when you have Deccan Plateau here, which is one of the largest monoliths in Asia! Situated 60 km west of Bangalore, this place is great for a backpacking trip with your best friends to make the most of the forests, caves, water sports and climbing activities present here.
3: Lonavala, Maharashtra – For the nature loving friend!
A place where ‘Ati Kya Khandala’ can be finally taken into serious consideration!
A small hill station in the Pune district has the spellbinding beauty. This place calls for a night stay not just to enjoy the spooky feel and ambience of the place but also because it is one of the most beautiful sunrise spot in the town.
4: Hampi, Karnataka – Because yours culturally inclined friends will fall in love with the place!
When you have friends who are fascinated by ruins and an equally captivating history, then you don’t have any place to go but here. This small village with historical temples all around provides a much needed serene and scenic getaway from the hustle-bustle of the city. Words would not do justice to this beautiful place, which topped the charts for the ‘Most Searched Place in 2014 in Karnataka.’
5: Gangtok, Sikkim – With crazy friends, you create crazy stories!
Well what’s so great about Gangtok? We’re gonna tell you, everything! From duty-free goods to duty-free alcohol, the capital of Sikkim is one of the best place to chill with a crazy bunch of friends! This place has something for each ‘type’ of friend – adventure enthusiasts who can go for trekking nearby, shopoholic guys, nature lovers and even people who have come to simply chill, roam around and have fun. With numerous cafes, pubs, clubs and casinos, this could be a mini Las Vegas in India and an alternative to Goa!
6: Chail, Himachal Pradesh – Paradise for your hiker friend!
Situated near Shimla, Chail is the summer retreat for your hiker friend. Camping and trekking trips to Chail serve as a lovely weekend getaway spot from Delhi! A hike to the world’s highest cricket ground would be a tempting reward for all cricket fans.
7: Chittorgarh, Rajasthan – For friends who have a soft corner for history!
It is one of the most beautiful and under-rated place in Rajasthan that falls on the way to Udaipur from Ajmer. The place boasts of an enchanting history and a complete view of the city below. The view from the top is simply breathtaking! Yeah, the words fall less this time.
You can always make money, but you cannot always make beautiful and crazy memories! Grab your bags and make this weekend memorable. The time is NOW!
Your BFFs who know you better than you know yourself, who run halfway across the city on your blue days, who have seen your best and your worst sides and most importantly, who will jump into the car with you without giving a second thought! No journey is too long with a good company, the chunks, bites and never-ending laughing sessions, nothing couldn’t be better than this. Just a minute away to plan your way around!
Happy Friendship Day 🙂
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