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15 Offbeat Travelling Destinations You Should Explore In Your 20s!

    

“It was the best of time; it was the worst of time.”

Is what Dickens said about eighteenth-century Europe.

Clearly, if taken out of context and if its meaning is stretched, this could easily be taken for any young person’s opinion about being in their 20s. The 20s are a time of self-exploration, of experimenting and making mistakes, of learning and creating something new, of taking risks and packing bags and going into the unknown. For every 20's restless souls who are sitting crouched in front of their tiny laptop screens waiting for a divine intervention to rescue them from boring lives, these are the locations that you must head to NOW because things won’t stay the same forever.

1. Biking down from Leh to Bagso

15 Offbeat Travelling Destinations You Should Explore In Your 20s!-1 What better way to explore the Hidden Valley in Ladakh than biking down the hills and marvelling at the natural beauty? Ladakh tops the list of best offbeat places in India. With your protective gears ready, pedal uphill and fly downhill on your bike and feel the rush of cold air on your face as you never felt before!

2. Rock your nights at Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

15 Offbeat Travelling Destinations You Should Explore In Your 20s!-2 Each year in September, Arunachal Pradesh has the most wonderful music festival- the Ziro music fest where famous and highly talented Indian musicians and bands perform at one place! The festival is organized by the Apatani tribe of the Ziro Valley which is one of the most beautiful places in the state. The unique mix of culture and modernism leaves you breathless and the most wonderful part is that you stay in camps! This one should be on your wish list and ticked off as soon as possible!

3. Riding the camels at Jaisalmer

15 Offbeat Travelling Destinations You Should Explore In Your 20s!-3 No list is complete without Rajasthan, and here for the all the 20's, we have Jaisalmer. Excellent cuisine, amazing local culture, melodious music, majestic sand dunes and the highly picturesque landscape is what makes Jaisalmer one of the best places to visit during India travel. Camp out at night and walk through the lanes during daytime clicking vibrant pictures!

4. Into the deep at Sahiya and Chakrata

15 Offbeat Travelling Destinations You Should Explore In Your 20s!-4 This is something relatively new to Indians, and not everyone has the guts to do it. Perfect for an offbeat holiday, Chakrata and Sahiya caves in Uttrakhand are excellent for spelunking enthusiasts. From the narrow caves mouths to utter darkness and fighting the dark, this place is every adventurer's dream and is your to get your adrenaline pumping!

5. A road trip from Manali to Leh

15 Offbeat Travelling Destinations You Should Explore In Your 20s!-5 Take out your motorbikes and hit the highway from Manali to Leh! Beautiful scenery, roadside eateries and the challenges faced during the entire road trip help one grow in a positive direction. Besides, it is way different than the tiring daily routine, and the road trip helps anyone open up and experience life like a vagabond.

6. The Spiti Valley

15 Offbeat Travelling Destinations You Should Explore In Your 20s!-6 This place is magnificent! Secluded, located in the lap of nature, Spiti hill station offers the perfect secret getaway with some adventure to make it more appealing. Be it the Chichum ropeway or the Chandrataal lake; you can bike around the whole place and not feel like coming back. The locals are wonderful, and for the dharma bums, there are Buddhist monasteries to fill up the spiritual gap that you feel in your daily life. This is one of the best offbeat destinations in India, and a must explore the place for the serenity and variety it offers. The 20s are a time when you are trying to become a responsible adult. But this doesn't mean that you should efface out some fun from your life.

7. River Rafting in Rishikesh

15 Offbeat Travelling Destinations You Should Explore In Your 20s!-7 There's no such fun than doing something super thrilling with your friends in your early 20s. These are the stories you'll narrate to your kids when you turn 40. Rishikesh offers India's best river rafting experience. There will be moments when you'll be in and out in the Ganga river, rowing as fast as you can with all the people who matter. Rishikesh is a stunning destination in the hills, and with the right temperature and the right people, your trip will be worthwhile.

8. Backpack Across the North East

15 Offbeat Travelling Destinations You Should Explore In Your 20s!-8 Now that Northeastern India's tourism is growing and getting famous, it is very safe to backpack here. It's super cheap (we know how the budget is an issue for the ones who are in their 20s) and the best way to witness the seven sisters, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and the living root bridges which are Unesco world heritage sites. And if you're planning a trip during the months of October to April, you'll have the perfect weather. Take a backpacking trip with your friends here and make the most of your 20s.

9. Live in a Treehouse in Kerala

15 Offbeat Travelling Destinations You Should Explore In Your 20s!-9 Better late than never!

Make your childhood dream come true by heading to Wayanad in Kerala with your best buds to live in a treehouse. Experience what it's like to stay outdoors but in a completely safe atmosphere. We can't guarantee on the mosquito repellents but what we can ensure is the mind-blowing experience you'll have here. With a bridge to lead you to your tree house and wooden houses, this trip to South India will be the most talked about one.

10. Eat Drink Dance Repeat in Goa

15 Offbeat Travelling Destinations You Should Explore In Your 20s!-10 Goa is that destination in India, no person in his 20s can afford to leave from his travel list. This time when you're heading to Goa, you can attend multi music festivals like Sunrise Festival Goa, Soma - What Dreams May Come, HillTop Goa New Year's Eve 2017 - 2018 and Timeout 72.

If you and your group are suckers for music then there's no other place you should be at but Goa. The music, crowd and the feel of Goa will form the perfect combination for a successful trip with friends.

11. Scuba Diving in the Andamans

15 Offbeat Travelling Destinations You Should Explore In Your 20s!-11 All the water lovers and swimmers, this one is for you. Head to Andaman for scuba diving with the dearest of friends. Swim with your friends, fish and the vibrant corals. It might cost you a bit more than the other destinations but once you reach there, you'll realize that it is all worth every penny that you've spent.

12. Skiing in Auli

15 Offbeat Travelling Destinations You Should Explore In Your 20s!-12 Head to Auli to ski with your friends. This is the one experience, the entire group will love to do in their early 20s. We guarantee that your friends will be game for this one. Budget-friendly and super fun, skiing is all about laughing and playing in the snow. It's the perfect getaway in the early life from the city's hustle-bustle.

13. Kheerganga Trek, Kasol

15 Offbeat Travelling Destinations You Should Explore In Your 20s!-13 If you're 20 and if you haven't already been to Kasol till now, you've seen nothing in your entire life. For all the backpackers and trek lovers, Kasol is the place to go to. Not a family destination but one which should only be visited with friends, the Kheerganga Trek is very easy to take, budget-friendly and super fun. Imagine trekking at the perfect location with the perfect weather. That's what Kasol has to offer.

14. Paragliding in Bir

15 Offbeat Travelling Destinations You Should Explore In Your 20s!-14 Bir is the ideal place to go to if you want to give paragliding a shot. Bir Billing is the second highest point for paragliding in the world. Imagine flying in the sky like a free bird with the view of mountains on your left and a sky with four different colors merging together on your right. It's surreal. Complete the best friend goals by paragliding with your best of friends in Bir. After landing, buy the pahadi wine which is a famous there (pretty cheap) and chill at your resort/camp.

15. Chill in the French Town- Pondicherry

15 Offbeat Travelling Destinations You Should Explore In Your 20s!-15 We're talking about the French town of India in this one. Head to Pondicherry which is the nearest to Bangalore and Chennai to chill with your friends. If you're not looking for an adventurous trip, then Pondicherry is a good option to just relax and live in the moments. Oh, and Pondicherry is so stunning that you guys can get squad pictures clicked at every corner!

Now that you've got the destinations where you should travel with your friends, there's no stopping. Head to these places and have the time of your life. After all, you can't be in your 20s forever!

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