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India is known by many names across the globe. Beautiful. Vibrant. Wild. Majestic. Nevertheless, the magnificence of this heterogeneous country does not fail to dazzle travellers. There is never an erratic time to take on adventures and travel to sundry places. Apart from the chronic faithful destinations, there are various hidden treasures that are waiting to be explored. Our list of 23 amazing trips to take with friends will leave you enthralled for life.

  1. Visit the Temples of Hampi

    Hampi_StayzillaCredits: Flickr, Roehan Rengadurai

    The exquisite architecture and the bewitching ruins will leave your spirit fascinated. Experience the magnificent allure of mighty boulders, for Hampi, is a striking marvel to witness.

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    Best Time To Visit:
    August to February

    Approximate Duration: 2 to 4 Days
    Other Places To See: Lotus Palace, ASI Museum, Mahanavami Dibba, Virupaksha Temple

  2. Backpack Across Sikkim

    Sikkim_StayzillaCredits: Flickr, Matthieu Aubry.

    One of the most picturesque destinations in the North-East, Sikkim, is a backpacker’s paradise. Witness the heavenly abode of nature, experience a culture shock and lose yourself amidst diversity with these trips to take with friends.

    BOOK NOW  to explore unique stays in Gangtok.

    Best Time To Visit: March to June and September to December
    Approximate Duration: 7 to 14 Days
    Other Places To See: Gangtok, Rumtek Gompa, Pelling, Nathu-La, Tsongmo Lake, Lachung, Dzongri La, Goecha La, Lachung, Yumthang, Gurudongmar Lake

  3. Stopover at the Pushkar Fair

    PushkarFair_StayzillaCredits: Flickr, Michael Sotnikov

    A cultural nirvana reflecting the rich traditions of Rajasthan can be witnessed at the Pushkar Fair. Forget your sorrows with this unique experience in the golden sand dunes filled with vibrantly dressed people and bedecked camels!

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    Best Time To Visit: 19th to 25th November 2015
    Approximate Duration: 3 to 7 Days
    Other Places To See: Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple, Merta, Man Mahal,

  4. Experience the Chaos of Varanasi

    Varanasi_StayzillaCredits: Flickr, alex

    This mystical city is a surreal experience that will leave you feeling peaceful yet surprisingly erratic. The bathing ghats and the historical temples, the narrow lanes with its spiritual bliss; Varanasi is one charming chaos you will not regret as one of the exciting trips to take with friends.

    BOOK NOW  to explore unique stays in Varanasi.

    Best Time To Visit:
    October to March

    Approximate Duration: 2 to 4 Days
    Other Places To See: Malviya Bridge, Assi Ghat, Tulsi Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Monkey Temple

  5. Take A Boat Ride in the Sunderbans

    Sunderbans_StayzillaCredits: Flickr, joiseyshowaa

    The biggest mangrove ecosystem of the world invites you to behold a hypnotic view as you savour a boat cruise through its savaged forests. Bring out the explorer in you as you experience a superlative affair with wilderness.

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    Best Time To Visit:
    September to February

    Approx. Duration: 2 to 3 Days
    Other Places To See: Bird Sanctuary, Bhagbatpur Crocodile Project

  6. Go Paragliding in Solang

    ParaglidingSolang_Stayzilla Credits: Flickr, delna k

    Witness heaven on earth at the Solang Valley of Himachal Pradesh as it makes it on our list of best trips to take in India with your friends in 2015. The bursting rush of gliding through the sky will enchant your cardinal senses as you traverse the exquisite mountains, the alluring valleys, and the psychedelic landscapes.

    BOOK NOW  to explore unique stays in Kullu.

    Best Time To Visit:
    Anytime, except monsoons

    Approximate Duration: 1 to 3 Days
    Other Places To See: Manali, Rohtang Pass, Naggar, Kothi, Rahala Falls, Beas Kund

  7. Watch the Golden Sunset at Gokarna

    GokarnaSunset_StayzillaCredits: Flickr, Christopher Porter

    This capacious destination offers an ethereal experience for beach lovers and nature enthusiasts. Relax at the tranquil beaches, watch the golden twilight and discover yourself in the intoxicating coastlines of Gokarna.

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    Best Time To Visit:
    October to March

    Approximate Duration: 2 to 3 Days
    Other Places To See: Kudle Beach, Om Beach, Yaana, Mahabaleswara Temple, Koti Tirtha, Half Moon Beach

  8. Watch The Beating Retreat at the Wagah Border

    WagahBorder_StayzillaCredits: Flickr, Guilhem Vellut

    Witness the spectacle of ‘The Lowering Of The Flags’ Ceremony at the Wagah Border. This fascinating drill with colourful manoeuvres will evoke a sense of patriotism in you. Talk about the best trips to take with friends! Road trip anyone?

    BOOK NOW  to explore unique stays in Amritsar.

    Best Time To Visit:
    All year round

    Approximate Duration: 1 to 2 Days
    Other Places To See: Amritsar, Golden Temple, Jallian Wala Bagh, Durgiana Temple

  9. Experience Wildlife at Corbett National Park

    JimCorbett_StayzillaCredits: Flickr, Roshan Panjwani

    Escape the buzzing hustle of the metropolis and step into the exciting wilderness of Corbett National Park. The ferocity of the endangered tigers coupled with their blatant reluctance to show up makes for an unforgettable experience.

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    Best Time To Visit:
    October/November to June

    Approximate Duration: 2 to 5 Days
    Other Places To See: Corbett Waterfalls, Corbett Museum, Kalagarh Dam, Kosi River, Sitabani Forest Reserve

  10. Attend The Hornbill Festival in Nagaland

    HornbillFestival_StayzillaCredits: Flickr, Supriya Sehgal

    ‘The Festival of Festivals’ celebrated with absolute passion and vigour, is an absolute cultural experience. Tradition, music, dance, food; there are infinite experiences waiting to be explored with these trips to take with friends.

    BOOK NOW  to explore unique stays in Kohima.

    Best Time To Visit:
    December

    Approximate Duration: 4 to 7 Days
    Other Places To See: Kohima War Cemetary, Nagaland Museum, Naga Bazaar, Khonoma Village

  11. Party at the Sunburn Festival in Goa

    SunburnGoa_StayzillaCredits: Flickr, Rutger Geerling

    The biggest Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival of Asia, Sunburn is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will make your heart pound. Let down your hair, go crazy and party till you drop; and when you do, rise up and party again!

    BOOK NOW  to explore unique stays in Goa.

    Best Time To Visit:
    December

    Approximate Duration: 3 to 4 Days
    Other Places To See: Beaches, Churches, Fort Aguada, Chapora Fort, Dona Paula, Flea Market

  12. Tread on the bridges of Mawlynnong

    LivingRootsBridge_StayzillaCredits: Flickr, Gaurav Singh

    Embark on a worthy trek to the mysterious living roots bridge; a mystical sight with tangles of quilted roots! Crawling over 100 feet, one can experience the magical spell of mother nature, a primed fascination of the local Khasi people.

    BOOK NOW  to explore unique stays in Mawlynnong.

    Best Time To Visit:
    All year round

    Approximate Duration: 1 to 2 Days
    Other Places To See: Seven Sisters Falls, Shillong, Lum Khyriem Viewpoint, Sonapani, Cherrapunjee

  13. Experience solace at the Rann of Kutch

    RannofKutch_StayzillaCredits: Flickr, Axel Drainville

    Magnificent, intimidating and endless, The Rann of Kutch is truly the end of the world. A peaceful sight of the acrid bleached desert under the moonlit sky will leave you in white silence, an enthralling moment in your trips to take with friends diaries.

    BOOK NOW  to explore unique stays in Kutch.

    Best Time To Visit:
    December to February

    Approximate Duration: 3 to 5 Days
    Other Places To See: Dholavira, Lothal, Dhordo, Hodka, Devpur, Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary, Mandvi Beach, Kala Dungar

  14. River Rafting in Rishikesh

    RishikeshRafting_StayzillaCredits: Flickr, erikmeldrum

    Engage in a mighty joyride with the vigour and enthusiasm of the mystical Ganges! Get that adrenaline rushing as you raft upon the fierce waters that will evoke the adventurous spirit in you.

    BOOK NOW  to explore unique stays in Rishikesh.

    Best Time To Visit:
    September to November and March to May

    Approximate Duration: 2 to 3 Days
    Other Places To See: Ram Jhula, Rajaji National Park, Trivani Ghat, Lakshman Jhula, Shivpuri

  15. Dasara in Mysore

    DasaraMysore_StayzillaCredits: Flickr, Sherry Nash

    Where else can you revel in the elegance of Dasara with exquisitely adorned buildings and a glistening spirit? This ‘Naada Habba’ (State Festival) depicts Karnataka’s cultural heritage packed into one merry celebration makes it one of the best trips to take with your friends in India in 2015.

    BOOK NOW  to explore unique stays in Mysore.

    Best Time To Visit:
    13th to 22nd October 2015

    Approximate Duration: 4 to 6 Days
    Other Places To See: Mysore Palace, Karanji Lake, Brindavan Gardens, Sand Sculpture Museum, Kabini Dam, Chamundi Hills

  16. Camel Safari in Thar Desert

    CamelsThar_StayzillaCredits: Flickr, Barabeke

    An unparalleled, fun-filled and fetching chronicle awaits you in the spread of the desert sand interlarded by hillocks and sandy plains. The exciting Camel Safari will take you through Thar’s unbridled spectacles.

    BOOK NOW  to explore unique stays in Jaisalmer.

    Best Time To Visit:
    October to March

    Approximate Duration: 2 to 3 Days
    Other Places To See: Jaisalmer Fort, Thar Museum, Bada Bagh, Khaba Fort, Gadsidar Lake, Patwon Ki Haweli

  17. Chocolate Museum in Ooty

    OotyChocolates_StayzillaCredits: Flickr, bigbirdz

    Enter the Indian version of ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’! Let your temptations take over as the scrumptious chocolates provoke your taste buds. Take your pick and indulge in the appetizing sweetness of enticing chocolates.

    BOOK NOW  to explore unique stays in Ooty.

    Best Time To Visit:
    March to June and November to February

    Approximate Duration: 2 to 4 Days
    Other Places To See: Coonoor, Droog Fort, Avalanche Valley, Mudumalai National Park, Ooty Lake, Pykara Lake, Botanical Gardens

  18. Drive From Mumbai To Lonavala

    MumbaiLonavala_StayzillaCredits: Wikipedia

    One of the most popular weekend getaways from Mumbai, the road to the quaint Lonavala takes you through picturesque landscapes and romantic foliage. Hit the pedal on the metal and get cracking with these trips to take with friends.

    BOOK NOW  to explore unique stays in Lonavala.

    Best Time To Visit:
    October to April

    Approximate Duration: 1 to 3 Days
    Other Places To See: Karla Caves, Lohagad, Walwan Dam, Visapur Fort, Bhushi Dam

  19. Durga Puja Festival in Kolkata

    DurgaPujaKolkata_StayzillaCredits: Flickr, Indraneel Biswas

    An ultimate Bengali experience, Durga Puja brings you up close and personal with the culture and personality of ‘The City of Joy’. Go ‘Pandal Hopping’, gorge on the street food and watch the idol immersion; this festive celebration is absolutely mesmerising. Your time is now, so go take these trips with friends and explore.

    BOOK NOW  to explore unique stays in Kolkata.

    Best Time To Visit:
    18th to 23rd October 2015

    Approximate Duration: 5 to 6 Days
    Other Places To See: Babu Ghat, Kumartuli Park, Dum Dum Park, Mohammad Ali Park, Howrah Bridge, Park Street, Victoria Memorial, Birla Temple

  20. Tsomgo Lake in Gangtok

    TsomgoLake_StayzillaCredits: Flickr, Argha Basu

    This alluring lake will leave you enchanted with the reflections of the snow-capped mountains and the lofty clouds. The crystalline blues of this lake makes for a spectacular sight to experience bliss.

    BOOK NOW  to explore unique stays in Gangtok.

    Best Time To Visit:
    October to December and January to May

    Approximate Duration: 1 to 3 Days
    Other Places To See: Nathu La Pass, Yumthang Valley, Kanchenjunga View, Tashi Viewpoint, Enchey Monastery, Nathang Valley, Zuluk

  21. Boat Ride in Kerala Backwaters

    KeralaBoathouse_StayzillaCredits: Flickr, hari sundaram

    Reconnect with nature as you embark on an enticing journey to experience the rustic charm of Kerala. This being one of the best trips to take in India with your friends will allow you to enjoy a tranquil boat-ride across its backwaters while you witness the serene landscapes in God’s own country.

    BOOK NOW  to explore unique stays in Alleppey.

    Best Time To Visit:
    September to March

    Approximate Duration: 2 to 4 Days
    Other Places To See: Ashtamudi Lake, Vemnanad Lake, Alleppey, Kumarakom

  22. Trip To Spiti Valley

    SpitiValley_StayzillaCredits: Cloud Images

    The panoramic valleys and the graceful Himalayan peaks alongside the peaceful monasteries will enamour you to believe in heaven. This high-altitude trip will give you an enchanting peace of mind and is the best place to let go and be free. So engage in these exciting trips to take with friends and make the best of it.

    BOOK NOW  to explore unique stays in Kinnaur.

    Best Time To Visit:
    April to October

    Approximate Duration: 5 to 8 Days
    Other Places To See: Shimla, Kalpa, Kaza, Pin Valley, Sangla, Nako, Dhankar, Rohtang Pass, Kumzum Pass, Kinnaur Valley

    SpitiValley_StayzillaCredits: Flickr, Simon
  23. Explore the French Culture in Pondicherry

    A colonial era vibe coupled with a bohemian chic living, Pondicherry’s French Colony is a mysterious exploration. With its restful, fresh and cobbled streets, one can experience the bright essence of French culture. Au Revoir!

    Pondicherry_StayzillaCredits: Flickr, Abhinay Omkar

    BOOK NOW  to explore unique stays in Pondicherry.

    Best Time To Visit:
    October to February

    Approximate Duration: 2 to 3 Days
    Other Places To See: Auroville, Aurobindo Ashram, French Colony, Promenade, Paradise Beach, Old Lighthouse

    Let’s hit the road people!

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