[Guest Post] 4 Incredible Places In India You Need To Backpack Today

Confluence of Indus river, India
Confluence of Indus river, India by Sundeep bhardwaj

India is one of the most culturally and naturally vast countries in the world. From beaches to mountains, this nation has so much to offer. Sravanthi has been kind enough to tell us a about a few incredible places to visit. 

Could someone tell me I’m not the only one who loves traveling? I know I am not the only one. Not that I am a nomad, but I love visiting breathtaking places, from the natural wonders and majestic waterfalls, to scary places on the earth to adventurous landmarks. If you’re anything like me, I hope you like this write-up where I jot down my 4 real-life incredible places to visit in India from my recent travel experience.

Yumthang Valley – Sikkim

Crows Lake in North Sikkim source

Sikkim is a popular destination for trekkers, mountain bikers, rock climbers and adventure seeking fanatics. There is Yumthang valley, Yuksom and the Dzongri Trail. River rafting is the latest adventure activity one can get a majestic thrill out of as well as floating along plenty of sand and white beaches.

Here sre some of the best Sikkim attractions that attract more than 1 million visitors a year: Teesta River, Flora and Fauna Sanctuaries, Monasteries, Nathu La Pass and the Old Silk Route.

Lingdum / Ranka Monastery, Gangtok, Sikkim
Ranka Monastery, Gangtok, Sikkim by Pranav Bhasin

Munnar – Explore Hill Stations, Tea Museums And Peaks

Munnar Hill Station, Kerala
Munnar Hill Station, Kerala by Bimal K C

Located at the confluence of the mountain streams Kundala, Nallathanni and Mudrapuzha; Munnar is the perfect resort town for those who love to enjoy the exotic flora and fauna, tea plantations, pleasurable boat rides and immerse in the picture-book scenic natural beauty.

Tea garden Munnar Kerala
Tea garden, Munnar, Kerala by Suvajit Sengupta

Leh – Find The Finest Monuments, Fascinating Monastery and More

Leh - Ladakh Region, India
Leh – Ladakh Region, India by Sushmita Balasubramani

There is an abundance of tourist destinations found in Leh, from spiritual healing to breathtaking scenery, making it the perfect spot offering wonderful views of beautiful Leh. The best way to experience the beauty of Leh and witness its unique culture is to visit during the time of the colorful festival of Ladakh. Peacock dances and traditional masks enthralled at this festival will be a feast to your eyes.

Hemis Monastery - Festival
Hemis Monastery – Festival in Ladakh by Madhav Pai

Sunset at Cochin

Fishing Nets Cochin india
Fishing Nets Cochin by Brian Snelson

Located in the South West coast of India, Cochin (or Kochi) is perhaps one of the most visited places in South-India. The place is well-known to offer the beautiful sunset that adds a really romantic experience if you had that trip with your special someone. There are many delightful surprises waiting for you at Cochin — Fort Kochi beach, Dutch Palace, Hill Palace, Palliport Fort, Museum of Kerala history, Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary and Bolghatty Palace.

Skyline at Marine Drive, Kochi, Kerala
Skyline at Marine Drive, Kochi, Kerala by Dhruvaraj S

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Author Bio:
Sravanthi is an engineer by education, amateur writer by hobby and content developer by profession. She is a shopping enthusiast with an affinity for shoes and punk music. Being an employee at GrabOn, India’s premier destination to find the best coupons and online deals, her job accelerates her passion for everything she loves. Google+

11 thoughts on “[Guest Post] 4 Incredible Places In India You Need To Backpack Today

  1. missing India 😦 Kerala sounds amazing


  2. Thanks Sravanthi and Mani. Sravanthi – I can assure you that you are not the only person who likes travelling – I’m currently indulging in this favourite activity of mine as well. Thanks for the tips.


    1. I think there are so many of us travelholics! Thanks for stopping by Rob.


  3. Goodness!! The India landscape is so vast and stunning. We have always wanted to visit India and we confess that it automatically makes us picture the hustle bustle of the city.

    This post has shown us the side of India that doesn’t often get shared so we are thrilled to have even more inspiration to go there 🙂


    1. There is definitely lots of flora and fauna landscapes in India from tiger reservoirs to many other places like the ones in the post. I spent some time looking for photos (with permission to share) to go with the text and paint the inspirational picture.


  4. Love your photos. I can see that I have a lot more of India to see still. Can’t believe Kochi’s skyline. Was nothing so modern when I was there.


  5. Sikkim is at the top of the list for my next visit.

    Munnar is great. Trekking in the tea fields is wonderful. I didn’t love Kochi though. Maybe it was because there were constant power cuts and it was swelteringly hot! Thanks for sharing this guest post.


  6. Wow, so beautiful 🙂 Everyday I get more convinced to visit India even more!


  7. Great list Sravanthi & Mani! Lived on a tea plantation and visited Munnar many, many times as well as Kochi, but plans to visit Sikkim and Leh/Ladakh have been continuously jinxed! Hope to cross at least one of them off my list next year.


    1. That sounds like an incredible experience, living in a tea plantation!


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