Best Travel Destinations After Exams

So, you just got done with your exams and it has been a few hectic months for you and your friends. Now all you can think of is how to unwind, have some fun and just relax for the next few weeks until the sword of education falls on your shoulder. Again. This is the time when many students indulge in activities together such as sports, going out to watch movies or hang around the mall, make plans for trips, and so much more. A few decide to catch up on all the shows they missed due to the exam stress, and some go back to pursuing their hobbies such as music, dance, writing, and so on.

The teenage years are considered to be a ripe time in any person’s life, since we are at an impressionable stage that can often mould the kind of people, we turn out to be. That is where travelling plays a huge role. It helps a person explore new horizons, brings us peace of mind, helps make amazing memories to cherish, relieves us of stress, and so much more. When you travel, you leave behind the familiar and take on a world of new things. You're constantly learning through travel, with new cultures, friends, foods and languages. You may feel excitement or even fear, but usually never boredom. So, where’s the list of the top places to travel to after exams?


Shimla, at an elevation of 2200 metres, is the best hill station for budget travellers. It is the nicest and one of the most affordable vacation spots for spending quality time with friends or family. Summers in Shimla are beautiful, with brilliant sun beams and stunning mountain views that will take your breath away. If you come in January or February, you can play with snow and other winter sports. When the British ruled India, they were so taken with this hill station that they made it their summer capital.

The approximate budget here would be 3000-5000 INR for 2 days, with a list of beautiful places in the hill station to hit.

  • The Ridge
  • Tattapani
  • Kufri
  • Chail
  • Mall Road, Shimla
  • Kalka Shimla Toy Train


One of India's most beautiful bike rides. A vacation to Manali is also every motorcycle rider's dream. Manali, nestled in the Bees River valley with magnificent scenery and a pleasant environment, has long been the top choice of college students who enjoy hill stations. Manali is a fantastic vacation place for undergrads, with lush green woods, expansive grasslands blanketed in wildflowers, and flowing blue rivers.

In Manali, the Great Himalayan National Park is a must-see. People go to Solang Valley in Manali for sports such as paragliding, zorbing, river rafting, and horseback riding, which should not be overlooked. And part of the final sequences of the Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots were shot in Manali's Pangong Lake.

Approximate budget would be around 10000 INR, per person. Places are as follows:

  • Solang Valley
  • Hidimba Temple
  • Rohtang Pass
  • Beas Kund Trek


Another well-known hill station in India, and the most cost-effective entryway to the Himalayas. Darjeeling is the most convenient weekend destination between Kolkata and Delhi. From lush green tree plantations to breath-taking mountains, ancient woods, quaint houses, and friendly people who serve the world-famous Darjeeling unique tea; don't miss to ride the Toy train.

Approximately would cost 3000 to 4000 INR per person. Places to hit:

  • Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
  • Tiger Hill
  • Himalayan Mountaineering Institute
  • Nightingale Park
  • Batasia Loop


This list would not be complete without India’s favourite party hub. Goa is a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Its long history as a Portuguese colony prior to 1961 is evident in its preserved 17th-century churches and the area’s tropical spice plantations. Goa is also known for its beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to those in laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda.

Approximately 5000-8000 per person, with places like the following to visit:

  • Candolim
  • Calangute
  • Anjuna
  • Margao
  • Vagator

These four places have been some of the top locations in the Indian subcontinent for travel and tourism purposes, especially amongst recent graduates and their peers. With cheap options for food and transportation, these are the top places to visit with your friends now that you all have no stress on the academic end.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and book your tickets!

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