10 places in India to travel on semester break

By Akash Karar

September 22, 2020

Backpacking in India with your pals can put a hole in your wallet but here are the few places in India where you can travel like a pro.

India is often ranked among the most traveled countries in the world having the cheapest rates. India is a land of traveling paradise.

From hills and mountains majestic like the Himalayas to seas and ocean beaches of Goa and Kanyakumari, from sun-kissed deserts of Rajasthan to moist dense and calm forests of the East, India has it all.

As a university student, we always have the urge to explore native lands with our best mates, but we do often face the biggest problem of funds.

Well with the right information now you can enjoy traveling in India with your mates and also have your own experiences framed. Check out these top 10 places in India to travel with a few thousand in your wallets.

1. Cherapunjee – Meghalaya

Cherrapunjee, also known as Sohra, is a high-altitude town in the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya. It’s known for its living root bridges, made from rubber trees.

Not so much heard of, but one of the cheapest destinations to travel in a group if you are up for some adventures and trekking. It takes about 3 hours from Shillong and costs about 2000 for a two-day reservation for a ride. food is relatively cheap and healthy, for a three-day long trip, cost range around 6000.

2. Ooty, Kodaikanal – Tamil Nadu

If hills and heights are your favorite lookout for the following:

Land of chocolates in India, Ooty located 86 km north of Coimbatore and 128 km south of Mysore and is the capital of the Nilgiris district. It is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills. The hills are lovely, there’s the Fernhills palace to explore. with reasonable rates for every season, this is surely a go!

Located in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is called the Princess of Hill Stations. It clutches to an unexplainable magnificence and has of some of the best street food at the lowest prices, fried chicken is the best. Food at rock bottom prices, a lot of places to stay that are starting from just Rs. 300, this place is lit!

3. Darjeeling – West Bengal

Located in the north of West Bengal, a beautiful and gratifying travel destination, Darjeeling is famous for its traditional little hotels, homestays and cottages that are unexpectedly low-priced. The scenic beauty of the snow-laden mountains, marvelous views of the sunrise and the sunset, food available at sensible rates and the divine savor of the renowned Darjeeling tea make it a place worth adding to your travel bucket list.

4. Rishikesh – Uttarakhand

Rishikesh is a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River.

Thrilling white-water-rafting, the splendid beach camps, and the exhilarating treks wakes the adventurer in you. A trip to Rishikesh tops the charts among the adventurous budget holiday destinations in India. You can also visit the breathtaking Valley of Flowers from here. This is a vegan destination, but it is totally worth it!

5. Goa – Goa, Gokarna – Karnataka

If beaches are your kind then Goa and Gokarna is your pick.

Goa is one of the most touristy places in India. Shacks offer the most chill spots to live near most beaches. You have to take it easy while their prices take it even easier on your wallet. King’s beer at just 30 goes easy on your wallet. When you are in Goa, you can find the cheapest of accommodation options, rent a bike and roam around, eat at small yet incredible food joints, spend hours on the beach, take a dip in the sea and also, consume very cheap liquor. Up for a party? Goa is your place!

It is located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Gokarna is renowned for its temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and beaches. Framed by the majestic Western Ghats, the beaches are clean and less crowded. One of the beaches is named ‘Om’ named after the Hindu symbol. You can find budget hotels and beach resorts. Lodges and rooms run by the locals is also a good option to stay. It is perfect place for a healthy and chill retreat

6. Alleppey – Kerela

Alleppey, the Venice of the East, is famous for the countryside, lagoons, and the waterways. Located in the Alappuzha District of Kerala, you can rent a room in a houseboat here. Lose yourself in the midst of the Amazonian wilderness for an absolutely nominal price. Get your pack up and start exploring.

7. Hampi – Karnataka

If you love architecture, temples, and incredible royal buildings, then, I am sure Hampi will take your heart away. People spend days and weeks in this wonderful city in Karnataka to get the touch of the long past Indian culture. You can stay at any of the affordable cottages or hotels, rent a bicycle or a bike, eat out at amazing eateries and experience an out of the box environment.

8. Khajuraho – Madhya Pradesh

Historical monuments of Jain temples and mind-blowing architecture for all those art bourne students. Hotels at the reasonable price, healthy food and traveling might put your budget in the range from 5k to 6k.

9. Varanasi – Uttar Pradesh

Ideal place for a days trip. if your hobby is photography this place will give you the best elements. the eye capturing the beauty of the Ganga and the arts will surely make you smile on being on one of the holiest places on earth. There are several guest houses with affordable rates that will also go well with your pocket.

10. Udaipur, Jaipur – Rajasthan


Love for heritage and mesmerizing sunsets over the desert, ideal for resting your mind, Udaipur and Jaipur are ideal retreat stations. The pink city may seem costly but its all about finding the right deal.

So what are you waiting for, ‘pick up your bags off the sidewalk, don’t you hear sincerity in my voice when I talk’ – Eminem

So here are the top 10 places in India to travel on semester break, comment down below if you have any favorite place we missed.

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