At Vedanta WakeUp we have had the pleasure of welcoming backpackers not just from across India, but across the globe. And invariably, all of them vouch for experiencing joys that backpacking travel alone can give.
What about you? If you’re thinking “Backpacking is only for students, not for families” or “Doesn’t backpacking travel mean roughing it out?” you couldn’t be more wrong.
Or perhaps you’re one of those getting bored with the same old experiences on very vacation.
Then it’s time you did something different this time. It’s time you discovered the joys of backpacking travel.
As free as a bird!
Backpacking is travelling with a sense of complete freedom. You’re free to adapt your travel plans as you go, according to your mood. To get off the beaten track, and explore any part of the world.
See and experience more for less
With backpacking travel, you have the opportunity to see the world on a budget. Also, keeping expenses low whilst travelling will soon come naturally to you. Backpackers know that the less they spend, the longer they can travel, and the more places they can visit. That is why they prefer to stay at youth hostels or backpacking hotels where they’re assured of clean and comfortable places to stay at for less.
Meet people, make new friends
“Where are you from?” “We went to XYZ yesterday. It’s awesome.” “Hey, can anyone suggest the best way to get to ABC?” That’s the kind of stuff you’ll hear a lot of in hostels and budget places like Vedanta WakeUp hotels.
Backpackers love to stay at such hotels not just because they’re cheaper, but because they love the experience of meeting other backpackers and making new friends. At backpacking hotels in India and across the world, you’ll strike up conversations with others in the lobby, in the kitchen, or the dining hall. Not just that, you’ll discover that backpackers are more interesting people to spend time with.
Discover that less is good
As a backpacker, you will discover the joy of travelling light. You’ll learn to make do with minimum travel essentials.
Discover that being flexible is fun
Often travel itineraries have to be changed unexpectedly, or people have to cope with unanticipated occurrences even during conventional travel. But for backpackers it’s second nature to accept changes with a “C’est la vie” approach. And many times, the unplanned stuff turns out to be the most exciting.
A great learning experience
They say travel is like an open university. And as the Roman philosopher Seneca had said, travel imparts a new vigour to the mind. This is most true of backpacking travel. It broadens your way of thinking. You experience the cultures of different places in a more intimate way. And besides, you learn to be more independent, more accepting, and to spend less.
In a nutshell, backpacking travel lets you return home with all your senses recharged and your mind, body, and soul refreshed.
Kerala, with its lush environs, dazzling beaches, and serene backwaters, is a great place for backpacking. So if you’re holidaying in this part of the world, and looking for some great backpacking hotels in India, we would love to help make your stay here comfortable and your experiences memorable.