Traveling means lots of planning, and booking in advance, especially during the holiday season. You don’t want to end up homeless in a tourist spot. Most people book their rooms well in advance to skip the end moment hassle. However, there are several places in India where you can simply head unplanned and still find easy accommodation. Here is a list of those places:
Kasauli – the abode of peace
Kasauli is a very beautiful and silent hill station in Himachal Pradesh. The most cost friendly way to reach here is via a train from Delhi to Kalka and then a shared taxi-drive from Kalka to Kasauli. The travel expensive will not cost you anything more than Rs. 1500. If you are looking from a refreshing break from the hustle bustle of life, especially if you are living in North, Kasauli is your place. There is nothing much to do other than laze around, refresh, take long walks and simply relax in the lap of nature. You can visit the monkey point for a lovely 360 degree view. Apart from that, you cannot expect much adventure there and hotels are always available.
Kasol – heaven of a backpacker
Those people who wish to spend the long nights having parties in the valley can consider a trip to Kasol. The Kasol valley offers mesmerizing views and you simply will not want to return home. The accommodation is affordable and the hotels are easily accessible.
Mukteswar – the romantic abode
Nestled in the lap of nature, Mukteswar makes for a great romantic getaway. One simply cannot miss to buy amazing chocolates from the Choco-House located at the Mountain Trails. You can also pick apples, peaches, plums, pears and apricots from the orchards and fruit farms. The hotels are few but the crowd is even lesser so you will always find easy on the spot accommodation.
Gulmarg – all flowery
Gulmarg, as its very name suggests, is known as the meadow of flowers. Gulmarg is one of the most amazing places to get the perfect peace of mind. It is located right at the heart of Kashmir valley. It has the thickest of vegetation available. Gulmarg has many affordable hotels and guest houses.
Pondicherry – for the sudden plans
If you are living in South, you can go on a road trip to Pondicherry. It is one place, which will not disappoint you in any weather. The city has some amazing eateries, and if you are a seafood lover, it will be a double bonanza for you. It also houses some lavish French restaurants. The landmark spot of the city is The Promenade and in the evening is flocked by the tourists. Paradise Island and Chunnabar Boathouse are also must visit places. One can spend an entire day at one of these places without feeling bored at all. If you want to learn scuba diving, there is a special institute in Pondicherry waiting to train you. It is well-connected by rail with railways providing facilities like food in train, online ticket booking, etc.
So, where are you heading on your next vacation?