College doesn’t last forever, but friendship does.
So aside from family friends and those school friends that from growing up, where’s the best place to meet new people?
College. Yep, that’s right. The four years that you spend on a college campus provide us with the perfect space, time, and resources to build true, lasting friendships. .
College friends are the people with whom you have memories that cracks you up almost immediately, and which you cannot talk to your parents about. They are your ‘bros’, your friends who asserted your wild side and helped you graduate in the last minute! So, when they make a plan to meet up for a re-union, you know you have to make it really special!
Also, you guys have never followed the herd back in those campus days. So why follow the routine places even now?
Here are some amazing places you can head to this time to have the best college reunion you can ask for:
1. MCLEOD GANJ-HIMACHAL PRADESH
A beautiful village located in the suburbs of Dharamsala, you can spend a few days here with your friends in order to let the beauty of the place sink in completely! You can enjoy the ice capped mountain view, ski, sightsee and indulge in many other exciting activities here with your friends. The tented stays, resorts and hotels here are budget friendly and all have a magnificent view!
2. KAUSANI – UTTARAKHAND
A lush, green hill resort nestled 47 kms away from Kumaon in Uttarakhand, Kasauni has doubled as a perfect destination for anyone who loves nature, adventure and some alone time with their friends and family. A good place to go trekking, camping or just for those perfect sunset conversations while the peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishl and Panchachali serves as the backdrop.
3. KHAJJIAR-HIMACHAL PRADESH
Ditch the conventional for your college reunion. Your city may have a crazy night-life scene, but imagine chilling with your friends in the ‘mini Switzerland’ of India. Khajjiar is located 24 kms from Dalhousie and is not a very commercialized place as compared to other hill stations. you could set up camp here and enjoy the bright green deodar forests and the melting snow capped hills in the distance.
4. SANDAKHPHU- WEST BENGAL
How about camping on a peak that give you a view of the Kanchenjunga for your next college reunion? Sandakphu is the holy grail of Indian trekking and if you have friends who love adventure on a more edgy side, then this is where you all need to go. You can reach Sandakphu through Mane Bhanjang via a beautiful trekking route and set camp there. Get a view of the ‘Sleeping Buddha’ on the Kanchenjunga peaks from where you stay!
A perfect road trip story for the perfect college reunion! Vihigaon is famous for its beautiful waterfalls and the road leading to this place has a series of amazing sights for you to enjoy, and dhabas where you can rest and dine. The NH3 will get you here and the best time to visit this place will be during monsoon, so plan accordingly.
6. GURUDONGMAR LAKE – NORTH SIKKIM
Imagine telling folk back at home that your college reunion will take place at one of the highest lakes in the world? Gurudongmar Lake is located close to the Tibet border in North Sikkim. Base your stay at Lachen and drive up to this lake and you will be guaranteed a view that you will love! The 4-5 hour drive to the lake will be blissful and your friends will love it too!
Gokarna, known as the younger sister of Goa, is the second best beach destination we all have loved. You can visit a few temples, do some sightseeing, try the adventure activities and chill out at the beach in the night with your college BFFs!
8. VARKALA- KERALA
Located about 51 ms from Thiruvananthapuram district in Kerala, this beach is a haven if you want to spend some quality time with friends at the beach and yes, party as well. The resorts here are aplenty and the crowd is friendly as well. Not many have flocked here as it remains unknown to a major portion of travellers, but it is a refreshing change from the other beaches you must be used to seeing.
9. DRAS-JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Shocked? Well, why not? Ladakh has become overrated! Grab your bikes and an extra set of winter wear and head to one of the coldest regions in India for an experience you will never forget! Some of the best memories are made from the craziest stories. Dras is known as the gateway to Ladakh andis a small township that has a spectacular view for you to enjoy in the summer!
10. LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS
These islands serve as the perfect place for both adventure activities as well as a serene holiday for those who love the beach in a scene of tranquillity. There are many adventure activities you can do here, from scuba diving to snorkelling and the coral reefs here are popular all over the world.