Here are five destinations in India to go on a vacation with your friends

From enjoying delectable cuisine in Kozhikode to shopping in Lucknow, try these handpicked vacation spots when you are planning a vacation with your friends

author_img IANS Published :  09th September 2022 05:34 PM   |   Published :   |  09th September 2022 05:34 PM
Some spots where you can enjoy a vacation with your friends| Photo credit: Arun Geetha Viswanathan (Unsplash)

Some spots where you can enjoy a vacation with your friends| Photo credit: Arun Geetha Viswanathan (Unsplash)

A vacation with friends is an excellent way to bond with them and create memories. If you are planning a vacation with your group of friends, try out one of these handpicked locations for a fantastic holiday, from enjoying delectable cuisine in Kozhikode to shopping in Lucknow. Travel website,, has compiled a list of locations ideal for every kind of buddy: 

Kozhikode, Kerala — with your foodie friend

kozhikode beach

Life is truly fragmented without that one friend who is passionate about food. There is never a dull moment with a foodie pal who always talks about food, its preparation, the best places to dine, and who loves trying new cuisine. Kozhikode’s culinary lanes are every foodie’s paradise. Also known as Calicut, the place is well-known for its exquisite settings, alluring beaches, picturesque landscapes, animal sanctuaries, renowned museums, waterfalls, rivers, and hills. The perfect time to visit is between October and March. 

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Cherrapunji (Meghalaya) — with your friend that loves nature


If you want to experience a vacation that offers the chance to immerse yourself in nature, Cherrapunji is perfect for you. The beautiful city, also known as the ‘Jewel Crest of Meghalaya,’ and locally known as Sohra, is located in the East Khasi Hills and is home to some of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls, living bridges, and other natural wonders. You can visit Cherrapunji, which is one of the wettest places on earth, and explore the Seven Sisters Falls or the Nohkalikai Falls, go trekking along David Scott’s trail, or just laze around tasting delicious Khasi cuisine. 

Leh Ladakh — with your friend that is adventurous

leh bridge

A brave companion is like a warrior, fearless and eager to learn about the world. In Leh Ladakh partake in activities like river rafting, trekking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, etc. Ladakh is well known for its Tibetan culture, cuisine, and festivals in addition to its stunning natural vistas. One may discover several lakes, breathtaking scenery, high mountain passes, quaint villages, beautiful valleys, and meditative monasteries in the region. The most ideal times to visit Ladakh and Leh’s breathtaking terrain are often between mid-September to mid-October.

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Shillong (Meghalaya) — with your friend who is social media savvy

shillong jayantia

This city, also known as the ‘Scotland of the East,’ attracts tourists with its cascading waterfalls, azure lakes, breathtaking greenery, swaying pine trees, Roots Bridge, and old structures. Shillong, which means ‘abode of clouds,’ has a lot to offer, from the best choir and rock band in the world to a wide variety of oranges, strawberries, tamarillos or tree tomatoes, and squash vegetables. While you may have a good time here in the summer and winter, the spring season provides the best climatic conditions for exploring Shillong.

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) — with your friend who is a shopaholic

licknow imambra

Take your compulsive shopper pal to the City of Nawabs. Old British and Mughal buildings, charming gardens, street bazaars, museums, temples, and, of course, restaurants offering delectable kebabs can be found all across Lucknow. The combined range of apparel, footwear, home décor accents, original lampshades, and other goods available here is to die for. The city is well known for its beautiful jewellery, ittar (perfume), and traditional chikan embroidered art, which draws tourists from all over the world. Any time of year is a beautiful time to travel there, however, if you don’t want to burn while shopping, go in the winter. Along with Indore and Guwahati, the city is recommended for shopaholics by Indian travellers on the travel website.