Places in South India you can backpack to on a budget

Are the hills calling out to you? When we think of escape, our mind automatically wanders to the mystical magic that the mountains hold. The South houses a wide range of beautiful hill stations that will broaden your horizon and make sure that you don’t return disappointed. The serene beauty, mystic lakes, crisp
air and breezy atmosphere will bring things right into perspective for those looking for solace.

These are the top picks for a peaceful yet exciting vacation.


A unique combination of various waterfalls, religious places as well as some breathtaking treks that can be challenging and tantalising. Apart from all the touristy places like Iruppu falls, Raja’s seat, etc. Coorg houses some of the most extensive treks for the nature junkies as well as some gorgeous waterfalls that are a refreshing breather from the everyday city life. When in Coorg, one must stalk up on the homemade wines and chocolates that are some famous delicacies of the area.


One of the least touristy places on this list, this destination is for hitchhikers and one can easily catch a bus from anywhere around town which makes backpacking even better. Other than the usual markets of Ooty, the rose garden and boat houses there are numerous hidden gems.
One goes them being the quiet town of Lovedale that houses the Lawrence school, a perfect spot for those who enjoy a long trek around serene beauty and require a little bit of heaven. It also houses The Culinarium, a unique restaurant which is a perfect spot for some evening coffee and their special baked delicacies.

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Essentially a temple town, it’s enchanting beauty is what intrigues travellers and pilgrims alike, be it history buffs or photographers and enthusiasts. It is a paradise city of ruins, boulders and mesmerising architecture. A few prominent places to visit would be the ruins of the Queen’s bath, Vijaya Vittala Temple, the largest of all the historical structures, Hanuman Temple and many more.


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