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    When was the last time you took your eyes off that presentation and realized that the scorching summers are calling you for a treat? Well, after reading this you may possibly wonder what are the things to do with friends in summer? Your cell phone just beeped and it’s your buddy’s text saying that even he is bored out of his daily routine and wants to get together.

    Travelling with friends is a treat and if it’s this season and all of your pals are up for a good time off, then take a look at some of the fun places to go with friends during summer:

    1. Road Trip to Leh-Ladakh

    A road trip to Ladakh is one of the best things to do with friends in summer

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    A road trip to Ladakh is one of the best things to do with friends in summer. Ride through the scenic valleys, rugged terrains, high passes and snow clad mountains. A road trip is more of an adventure than a soothing ride especially with friends and while on the Himalayas, be prepared for challenges.

    Duration: About 10 days, if you’re leaving from Delhi

    Things to do with friends: Explore the scenic beauty, try the local food , befriend monks and sleep in the monasteries. Don’t forget to visit the Pagong Lake.

    Must Read: Don’t Tell Yourself You’ve Been To Ladakh If You Haven’t Done These Things


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    2. River rafting in Rishikesh

    Rafting with friends in Rishikesh

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    Summers and water are synonymous to each other and what a better place to go with friends during summer than Rishikesh to indulge in some water sport? Undoubtedly, rafting is one of the most exciting things to do with friends in summer.

    Duration: A complete rafting experience along with other adventure sports can take 2-3 days.

    Things to do with friends: White water rafting, Camping, Cliff jumping, Bungee jumping and chilling!

    3. Barbeque Camping in Lonavala

    Barbeque camping in Lonavala

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    Camping is of the best things to do with friends in summers. Lonavala offers a unique experience combining adventure and picturesque views of the western ghats along with convenience of being closer to Mumbai and Pune. Campsites are quite secluded places with forest cover perfect for an adventurous night.

    Duration: Camping for a night or two based on your availability.

    Things To Do with Friends: Apart from beating the heat, camping with good grilled food, you can also try rappelling.

    4. Hill Holiday in Malana

    Chill in Malana instead of Manali

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    One of the unusual places to go with friends during summer is the Malana Village. It is a tribal village in Himachal Pradesh and is considered as the oldest democracy in the world. The trek ends at the Baralacha Pass on the Manali-Leh road.

    Duration: Malana can be enjoyed to the best in a 4-5 days holiday.

    Things to do with friends: Trek upto the Baralacha pass upto Manali-Leh Road, disconnect from the world, laze around in the village and breathe in some fresh air.

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    5. Back Packing in North-East

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    Northeast is one of the hidden treasures of India and is one of the fun places to go with friends during summer. All you need is a backpack. Beautiful views, rains and high tea gardens will enchant you so much that you would to stay back with your friends forever.

    Duration: A 6-7 days holiday is something that you should look forward to explore this place.

    Things to do with friends: Treks, Toy-Train, visit to tea gardens, enjoying local food, seeing the live root bridge, living with the locals and trying the local breweries.

    6. Visiting Monasteries in McLeod Ganj

    Mcleodganj is amongst the best places to visit with friends during summer

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    McLeod Ganj is the residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the site of the Tibetan exile community’s main temple. McLeod Ganj is a place you must visit with your friends during summer.

    Duration: 3 days are enough but trust me, the place will hold you on for longer!

    Things to do with friends: Trek to Triund, volunteer for the monks at the monasteries, unwind into the lap of himalayas and explore the Tibetan culture, food and marketplaces. People come each year to volunteer with the Tibetan community, take courses in Buddhism, meditation or yoga, or just hang out and enjoy the low-budget spiritual vibes.

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    7. Drive through the forests in Wayanad

    Drive through the forests in Wayanad

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    If you and your friends are looking for soothing and rejuvenating into the nature, then Wayand is the place for you! Wayanad is known for its lush forest cover, breathtaking sceneries and scented aromas from the spice and tea plantations. With some more time in hand you could visit Periyar too.

    Duration: 3-4 days would be for a road trip, until you fall in love with the place and decide to extend your stay.

    Things to do with friends: Road trips and friends – nothing more needed! If possible, squeeze in a visit to Thekkady and Periyar national park.

    8. Hot Air Balloon ride in Rajasthan

    Hot air ballooning in Rajasthan

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    Lasting for approximately one hour, a hot air balloon ride is one of the most exciting things to do with friends in summer. Fly over the mighty forts and palaces and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the palaces. Beat your fear of heights here!

    Duration: A day is all you need!

    Things to do with friends: Balloon safari over the pink city Jaipur, if you’ve enough time you could visit Ranthambore widlife sanctuary too.

    9. Jeep Safari in Jim Corbett National Park

    Jeep Safari in Jim Corbett National Park

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    Wildlife, Jeep and elephant Safaris are the ideal way of exploring the Indian land. In fact, jungle safari tours have added excitement and fun to the journey. There are number of ways to cover the Jim Corbett National Park. Jim Corbett National Park endorses Jeep Safari, Horse Safari, Bird Safari, Elephant Safari, Fishing safari and the Nature walk.

    Duration: A 1-2 days hangout with friends is something that is preferred.

    Things to do with friends: Experiencing wildlife first hand and if possible, stay overnight in the wildlife resorts.

    Must Read: Places to Travel in India for the Best WildLife Experience

    10. Trekking in Roopkund

    Roopkund trek with friends could be the best place you explore with friends this summer.

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    A trek to Mystery Lake of Uttarakhand i.e. Roopkund Lake is a must-do for an avid trekker. Battling several adversities common to the Himalayas, this water body perched in the laps of the snow clad Mt. Trishul is situated at an altitude of 16,499ft.

    Duration: A 8-9 days trek with friends can be the most amazing trip you’ll ever have.

    Things to do with friends: Explore the much lauded Roopkund lake and unwind in the Himalayas

    Still wondering? Maybe, it’s time to make those unexpected plans, force your friends to join in and hit the road!

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