Nothing makes or breaks friendships quite like taking a vacation together. The joys are expounded and well, so are the frustrations, so it’s important to do some research and pick out the right place for your gang. A good holiday with friends, however, is a memory that will last you a lifetime. These are some of the places in India we recommend you visit with your closest pals.

Savandurga, Karnataka

This is perfect for a group of friends with an adventurous streak. Located 60-km away from Bengaluru, it has caves to explore, water sports to get your adrenaline pumping and even forests to hike through. The main attractions here, however, are the climbing routes, which will give even the most serious rock climbers a thrill.

Chail, Himachal Pradesh

Located close enough to Delhi for a weekend getaway, Chail used to be the summer retreat for the Maharaja of Patiala. These days, it is popular with city dwellers who want to escape the bustle of the city for a few quiet days in the mountains to breathe in some clean air. Tucked in the middle of the deodar trees is the Chail Palace, which is a must-visit for its stunning architecture.

Pushkar, Rajasthan

Pushkar is known to be one of the oldest cities in India. The city is filled with remnants from a time gone by, and has an otherworldly charm. No better way to discover the secrets of this ancient city than with your best friends in tow. The city is said to house about 400 sanctuaries or temples, and is also known for the famous Pushkar fair, which brings in visitors from all over the country.

Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

Spiti Valley is sandwiched between India and Tibet and fondly known as Little Tibet. Spiti, which means ‘The Middle Land’, is a melting pot of Indian and Tibetan influences. Visit the valley to be completely overwhelmed by the stark beauty of the region. Ancient monasteries set against towering snow-clad mountains are scattered throughout the valley. The most famous ones here are Dhankar and Lalung, which are a must-visit for it’s beautiful Buddhist architecture. Some of the monasteries in the region are said to be more than a millennia old. Come here for some soul searching or even for a spiritual retreat with a close friend.

Wayanad, Kerala

This scenic hill station in Kerala derives its name from ‘vayal nadu’, which translates into the land of paddy fields. With waterfalls, dramatic ridges and streams, Wayanad is a little slice of paradise in God’s Own Country. Located in the Western Ghats, it is an excellent spot for wildlife enthusiasts – tigers, elephants, jaguars and bison as well as many other species can be spotted on this stretch of the Western Ghats. Located 100-km away from Calicut, Wayanad has several resorts and Bed & Breakfasts to choose from.

Explore India with a vacation loan

Taking a trip with your friends can be a pricey affair. Food, accommodations and travel add up to quite a lot for the traveller on a budget. This is where a travel loan comes in. These are personal loans that help you fund your vacation without requiring a guarantor or even collateral. There are many banks and financial institutions that can provide you a travel loan such a Bajaj Finserv. All you have to do is fill out an online form and wait for your loan to be processed within the next 72 hours.

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