India Travel Guides for Backpackers

Jaipur – The Pink City of the Royals!

Jaipur – the City of the Royals! Renowned as the Pink City of India, Jaipur captures the heart not only with its beautifully architectured walled city in pink color but also with its magnanimous forts, breathtaking vistas and sumptuous delicacies that through the ages have come to be an imminent expression of the royal lineage of the Rajput clan of India. Built during the 18th Century by Maharaj Jai Singh with the help of Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya, Jaipur was one of the first planned cities of India. Popular for its intriguing forts and monuments that reminisce the royal history of the […]
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One Day Trip to Warangal: Best Weekend Getaway from Hyderabad

Are you looking for weekend getaways from Hyderabad? Are you looking for cheap thrills aka budget trip? Warangal is one of the underrated weekend getaways that I explored with a budget of just INR 1288 per head in a group of 3. Hyderabad is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in all of India being a new-age IT hub. We often feel the need for a break in the city that is always moving at a high pace. Due to the geographical location of Hyderabad, we tend to believe its far from the Coastlines, the Ghats and usually ends up […]
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Ultimate Travel guide to Leh – Ladakh

Leh-Ladakh is a place like no other. An Exceptional demystifying beauty in the Himalayas in North India. Leh-Ladakh is a blend of Indian, Buddhism as well as Tibetan linings, a place which is worth paying a visit to. “A Heaven for Adventure Junkies. A Dream for Soul Finder and A Love for the rest of us.” Situated at the height of 2750 – 7672 meters above sea level, Ladakh is indeed extremely blessed with an incredible topography that comprises hilly terrains, lush green grasslands, and high altitude peaks. Adventure lovers from across the globe visit Leh-Ladakh as there is multiple […]
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Native Neighborhoods of Mumbai: A Travel Guide

Mumbai is the cultural capital of India. A melting pot of cultures and languages, Mumbai is home to people not just from different states of India but also from various countries around the world. But, amidst all the hustle and bustle of this never-sleeping, and ever-growing city, it often happens that the native culture and communities of Mumbai are silently tucked away. The small native villages are locally known as ‘gaothans’ and ‘koliwadas’. They are home to the East-Indians and Kolis. The name East Indian has no geographical implications but links this community to the British East India Company that […]
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Top 10 Places to Visit in Delhi

India, a land of unity in diversity, well known for its culture and heritage has more to offer than what usually people can fathom. In the heart of the nation resides the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT). Delhi is an extravagant metropolitan city with a tint of rich heritage, inhabited since 6th century BCE. I have lived in Delhi for eighteen years and have yet failed to grab everything it has to offer. Having discovered many parts of the city, there is still SO much left on the plate to explore. Each site being so different from the other, […]
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Explore The City Of Dreams With The Mumbai Travel Guide

Mumbai, popularly known as ‘The City of Dreams’ or ‘The Home of Bollywood’ is a majestic spectacle. Also, known as the ‘Maximum City’ of India, the city is home to over 1.2 million people, who coexist in a chaotic and fast-paced metropolitan landscape. The city represents more than a man-made geographical border. People of various religions, who speak numerous languages, wear different and vibrant colors, eat a wide range of cuisines, live together as a singular spirit. And, being one of the most prime business and trade hubs in India, Mumbai witnesses a large number of migrants and welcomes everyone with open […]
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Places To Visit In One Day At Hyderabad (India)

Hyderabad is the capital of Telangana located in the southern region of India. The city has a rich and varied history through the times dating back to 500BCE as revealed by the Iron age sites discovered by archaeologists. The area of Hyderabad Deccan has been ruled by the Chalukya Dynasty and later by the Kakatiya Dynasty. The region then came under the control of the Khalji Dynasty, the Tughlaq Dynasty, and Qutb Shahi dynasties before Asaf Jahi Dynasty took over and are also referred to as Nizams of Hyderabad. It was during the reign of the Qutb Shahi dynasty that […]
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A solo female traveler's trip to Spiti Valley

‘Spiti’ which translates to ‘The Middle Land’, is one of the most picturesque locations in India. It is a cold desert region located in between India and Tibet, which makes it true to its name. Travelling to this part of the country and witnessing the breathtaking views surrounded by the Great Himalayan ranges has been my dream since many years. So this time, without a second thought, I took off to live my dream life near the mountains for 10 days! Spiti Wonders Spiti valley is the land that lifts your spirits. It is the land where you forget all […]
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Gokarna: A travel guide for secluded beaches

India has tucked away a host of serene beaches away from the thronging beach crowd. Whilst Goa might be the popular go-to beach destination for beach parties, foreigners from all corners of the world, seafood thalis (platter of Indian seafood, curry and rice) and local beer, Gokarna on the other hand, presents to you a piece of paradise on Earth. Nestled at the edge of the Western Ghats on the Konkan coastline, a trip to Gokarna will lighten your soul and rekindle the explorer in you. And for those who live on Instagram, Gokarna is picture-perfect from every direction. For […]
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A wanderer's guide on a Road Trip to Tawang

If you are looking for an escape route to a place of perpetual peace and bliss, the heavenly kingdom of Arunachal Pradesh is the perfect getaway for you. This state is brimming with nature’s beauty and the best way to experience it is a road trip from Guwahati to Tawang. Brace yourself as the most rejuvenating trips you’ll ever experience. Arunachal Pradesh has been nicknamed ‘land of the dawn-lit mountains’, ‘land of the rising sun’, ‘orchard state of India’, etc. At every step you’ll feel the bliss of nature seeping inside you through all your senses, making you ebullient. You’ll […]
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Delhi-A Home To Historic Events And Structures

A place known for its ancient archaeological structures and monuments, historical forts, the dynamic and diversified bazaars (a market place) that are a continuum of the medieval era, Delhi, sure should be one of the places you ought to visit if you haven’t yet! Commonly known as the capital of India, New Delhi is a beautiful city situated in the northern part of India. The city is known to be the grave for many kingdoms and has a significant amount of history attached to it. It was well known among the rulers mostly because of the kind of commercial value […]
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India, Manali: A Week at the Hippie Town of Himachal

Situated in between the Dhauladhar ranges and the snow-covered slopes of the Pir Panjal, Manali is undoubtedly one of the most visited hill stations in India. With jaw-dropping surroundings, green forests, meadows covered with flowers, blue streams, and a constant fragrance of pines, The Valley of Gods -Manali is blessed with scenic beauty. From old museums to temples, hippie villages to upscale streets, trekking trails to waterfalls, Manali has every reason for the tourists to be at. With a lot of planning, curiosity, and excitement in mind, we decided to visit Manali. And guess what, we were blown away as […]
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Places to Visit in Shirdi

Situated in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, India, the town of Shirdi is considered as one of the most popular pilgrimages in India. It is known for being the abode of Lord Sai Baba, the great saint who lived in the town during the late 18th Century AD and the early 19th Century AD. The miracles and the good deeds performed by Lord Sai Baba eventually made the people believe him as an avatar of the Almighty himself. With time, Shirdi got to be recognized due to Lord Sai Baba, and till date, the town attracts visitors from different parts […]
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Adventures in Harwan: From Paragliding to Buddhist Monasteries

Harwan is a small village located about 20 km from the city center of Lalchowk in Srinagar, Kashmir, India. Easily reachable by the airport which lies 28 km from the place, Harwan is a famous vacation, adventure travel, and picnic spot for tourists. Home to the Dachigam National Park, 1st century Buddhist Monastery, paragliding venues, scenic Chinar gardens, majestic Zabarwan mountains, and exquisite Kashmiri cuisines, Harwan offers experiences to the heart’s content. Let’s take a look into what this place in India presents an adventure traveler. The majestic Chinar Bagh Harwan garden is home to a splendid colony of Chinars; […]
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The Ultimate Guide to travel to Majuli, a river island in Assam

Majuli, a river island situated on the Brahmaputra river is the first island to be made a district in India. The river island, home to the Mishing tribe holds the title of the ‘World’s Second Largest River Island.’ The World-famous river island is frequently visited by locals, tourists from other parts of India and foreign tourists, especially young backpackers looking for affordable yet memorable travel experiences. The life on the island is simple – they grow their own crops, rare cattle, live in clustered communities and family means everything. The locals are hospitable and welcome visitors (tourists) with open arms, […]
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Hyderabad Itinerary: Must Visit Places

Summer holidays as a child were simply the best days ever! And for me, Hyderabad – the capital city of Telangana (one of the southern states of India) has been my vacation spot every year. While there are many of you who must have visited Hyderabad at least once in their lifetime, this article is for those who have not been to Hyderabad before and the top places one should visit. Hyderabad Skyline Holding a 400-year-old history, Hyderabad is also known as the ‘City of Pearls’ and the ‘City of Nizams’.  The former moniker is gained due to the booming pearl processing and trading industry and […]
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Goa: The Beautiful Land of Sun, Sand, and Spices

Goa is a Kaleidoscope blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures. It is a pocket-sized paradise and an amalgam of sun, sand, sea, spirituality, seafood, and susegad. Goa’s biggest draw is its uninterrupted string of golden beaches. It’s a spiritual sanctuary where you can enjoy sunrise yoga sessions on the beach. This beautiful land is a cultural crockpot of Portuguese architecture and heritage. Their indelible mark is evident in the whitewashed churches, baroque architecture, Catholic ceremonies, crumbling forts, cathedrals, and Fado music. Since Goa is my husband’s birthplace, we visit it once a year to meet family and friends. Each time […]
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Top 5 One day treks of Pune in India

The connection between the city of Pune and the exquisiteness of monsoon season is an unbeatable one. The city residents reside beside the flourished mountains covered in shades of green as far as you can see. And believe me, the view is spectacular. For the ones who are new in the area, you have come to one of the most loved cities of Maharashtra in India, and you too will fall in love with this place. So if you want to know how you can manage these breathtaking views and make the best of your weekend, then here are the […]
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Places To Visit In Jaipur

Are you one of those people who love exploring historic buildings and forts? If yes, then Jaipur is a place you MUST add to your ‘Places to visit’ list. Jaipur is famous for its forts, monuments, markets, history, etc. It is known as the ‘Pink City’ because back in the 19th century, Maharaja Ram Singh painted the whole city pink to honor Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales as they were on their tour to India. So, I’d cite Lord Albert for the name ‘Pink City’. I’ve provided you the list of places you might not want to miss […]
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Guide to Mumbai’s Tourist Attractions

“Oh shit! That was the last local train I could catch before 10, I checked in M indicator. Now I will be late for the office. And on top it, this rainy season is more capricious than my boss.” – Every Mumbaikar (a person who lives in Mumbai). The financial hub, the birthplace of Bollywood, the riveting beaches and the city of opportunities is the most beloved city in India. Amidst the chaos, Mumbai attracts a lot of tourists every year. In this Local Guide, I’m going to talk about a few places you have to visit. For traveling, Local […]
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Things to do in Amritsar

When you think about Amritsar, the two things that come to the mind are food and Golden Temple. These are the two primary reasons why tourists all around the world visit this holy city. Amritsar is part of Punjab state in North India and shares border with Pakistan's Lahore. In addition to the delicious food, and the beautiful golden shrine, these are the things to do in Amritsar. Visit the historic Jallianwala Bagh Jallianwala Bagh is one of the most historically important landmarks of the country. On April 13, 1919, under the orders of General Dyer (a British officer), the […]
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Things to do and see in Mysore

Southern India is a hot destination among travelers because of its cultural significance. I had the opportunity to visit most places in the southern part of India. It took me around 3 years to complete my journey. There were a few hiccups on the way but everything was worth at the end. Out of all the place I visited in southern India my favorite is Mysore. Why Mysore city? The answer to this question is simple Mysore is known for its historical significance. In fact, it was the capital city during kings rule. Later, the capital was shifted from Mysore […]
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Places to visit in Munnar India

We started our train journey from Chennai, got down at Ernakulam station as we had booked travel package for 3 days which provides us the cab pick and drop facility from the railway station. From Ernakulam station, it took almost 3 hours for us to reach Munnar which is located in the Idukki district of Kerala, a southern state of India on the western ghats mountain range covering an area of 1600 meter and 5200 feet from the sea level. After 3 hours of travel, we finally reached our resort “Igloo nature resort”. I recommend this resort for those who want […]
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Top Places to see in Mysore

Also known as the City of Palaces, Mysore is the royal city of South India. Once the capital city and the ruling house of the kings, the city has a lot of historical and mythological importance. In addition to it, there are lakes, gardens, zoos, and parks in the city. Here is a list of places to see in Mysore on your visit to the city. The Grand Mysore Palace You cannot visit the city and not go to the Mysore Palace, a major tourist attraction. It was from where the rulers of the city once ruled. It is still […]
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