10 Best Backpacking Destinations For Winter Holiday In India

Holidays in India do not require a fixed budget, season, or interest; all are welcome to this uniquely diverse country. Backpackers, honeymoon couples, families, adventure enthusiasts or one is love with experiences, one always have a number of options of holiday destinations in India.

For the travelers on road, here is our take on the 10 best backpacking destinations in India to head for, this winter in 2022:


When it comes to backpacking vacations in India, nothing beats Goa. The smallest state of India is hugely blessed. From golden beaches, blue waters, watersports, dining, parties, adventures, hippie life, and many other excitements, Goa has it all. Embrace the hippie life for your holiday in Goa. Camp at the beach, swim in the sea, dine at food shacks and interact with like-minded travelers from around the world. Winter is the perfect time for your visit as the calendar is full of exciting events and the weather is salubrious.

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The Golden City of Jaisalmer settled on the edges of the Thar Desert is one of the best backpacking destinations in India that you can visit in winter. Enjoy the nomad life camping in the middle of sand dunes. Camel safari, sand dune bashing and stay in tents under the stars far away from cities.

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The beach town of Gokarna in Karnataka is one of the best backpacking destinations in India. Snuggled amid hillocks blessed with the azure waves of the Arabian Sea, Gokarna was known for pilgrimage, but, of late the town has gained a reputation for a chilled-out beach experience. Pack your bags and stay at the beach. Budget accommodation, comfy beach shacks, the lure of shores, all combine together to create quite a pleasant holiday.

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The list of backpacking destinations in India is incomplete without a mention of Rishikesh. Settled at the banks of the holy River Ganges on the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is a town with a myriad of delights. The thrilling holiday options in Rishikesh include exciting river rafting, camping, trekking, waterfall rappelling, bungee jumping, fox flying, yoga, meditation, stay at ashrams and many more. The blessed air of the hill town refreshes you like no other. Escape the city life and indulge in the delight of the quaint town in the mountains.

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The ‘Abode of Clouds’ Meghalaya is one of the unexplored gems in North East India. Home to two of the rainiest places in the world, the region is blessed with mighty waterfalls, living roots bridges, caves, lakes and pictorial places. Go backpacking to one of the true heavens in the country, you will be a new you on your holiday here. Explore Meghalaya holiday packages.


The former pride of the Vijayanagar Empire, Hampi is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. The quaint town though in ruins is yet thought-provoking. Backpackers from all over the world are lured by its charm. The ruins of the glorious architecture, design, layout and carvings are incredible to explore. Backpackers escape the cities and settle on the banks of Tungabhadra River to enjoy history, parties under the stars and to spend some time themselves.

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The desert town of Pushkar is one of the best backpacking destinations in India. Settled on the banks of the holy Pushkar Lake, Pushkar is a famous pilgrim town. Winter is the ideal time to make plans as it enjoys a pleasant weather and to add to it, the town celebrates the Pushkar Camel fair. Attend the colorful festival where you can see beautifully decked camels. Camp in the tents under the stars amid the golden desert. Explore holiday packages Pushkar.

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The beautiful remembrance of France and all things French, Pondicherry is next on our list of the best backpacking destinations in India. The union territory settled along the Bay of Bengal was formerly a French Colony and though times have changed the charm still lingers. Explore the picturesque beaches, historic lanes, tree-lined streets, comfy cafes, the serene Aurobindo Ashram, etc. Hire a bicycle for your sightseeing, taste delicious food, indulge in watersports and have a great time.

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One of the oldest cities in the world, Varanasi offers some of the most interesting experiences. Backpackers absolutely love the city. Located on the banks of the holy River Ganga, Varanasi is said to be an oasis of salvation. A dip in the river, the spectacular evening Ganga aarti, boat ride, and visit to ancient Kashi Vishwanath temple are some of the things to not miss. Sit at the ghats and watch life complete a full circle.

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The beach town of Kerala, Varkala is a beautiful getaway from cities. One of the top places for backpacking holidays, Varkala is frequented by travelers seeking bliss. The picturesque views are soothing. The Papanasham beach is a popular pilgrimage site, where people take bath to cleanse the sins of a lifetime. Watch the world go by as your relax at the beach. Sunbathe, go for a quick swim, or go surfing, the beach is perfect for a relaxing winter holiday.

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A travel writer by profession and self-professed addict to literature, momos, dancing, music and travelling, Debasree Chakraborty has all interesting things to share. Go through her penned down travel experiences and collected intelligence in her write ups. Read on!