From foodies to shopaholics, travel to these destinations with your buddies this friendship day


Friends that travel together, stay together! Friendship Day is a great opportunity to do something special for all the different kinds of friends you have in your life to show them your appreciation. Recognizing this, Booking.com - the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has selected a list of destinations perfect for every type of friend. From savouring delicious cuisine in Kozhikode to shopping in Lucknow, try one of these hand-picked destinations for a great getaway with friends. 

So, this Friendship Day grab your mates be it a foodie, nature-lover or a social media buff, pack your bags and get ready to collect unique moments with your favorite people. After all, isn’t that what traveling is all about?


Kozhikode, Kerala - With your foodie friend

Life is truly fragmented without that one friend who is passionate about food. There is never a dull moment with a foodie pal who always talks about food, its preparation, the best places to dine, and who loves trying new cuisine. So, this Friendship Day, go on a food trail with your gourmet friend and relish the culinary delights of Kozhikode. The lesser known destination has been endorsed by travellers on Booking.com for food. Kozhikode's culinary lanes are every foodie's paradise. Also known as Calicut, the place is well-known for its exquisite settings, alluring beaches, picturesque landscape, animal sanctuaries, renowned museums, waterfalls, rivers, and hills. The perfect time to visit Kozhikode is between the months of October and March. Apart from Kozhikode, Kolhapur and Lucknow are also well-known destinations endorsed by Indian travellers for their cuisine and flavours. 


Cherrapunji, Meghalaya - With your friend that loves nature

If you want to experience a vacation that offers the chance to immerse yourself in nature, Cherrapunji is perfect for you. The destination is endorsed by Indian travellers on Booking.com for nature enthusiasts, and it will not disappoint and get you up close to its diverse flora and fauna with your nature-loving buddy. The beautiful city of Cherrapunji, also known as the "Jewel Crest of Meghalaya," is located in the East Khasi Hills and is home to some of the world's most beautiful waterfalls, living bridges, and other natural wonders. You can visit Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on earth, and explore Seven Sisters Falls or the Nohkalikai Falls, go trekking along David Scott's trail, or just laze around tasting the delicious Khasi cuisine. If you want to explore other destinations than Cherrapunji, Igatpuri, a charming hill station has also been endorsed by Indian travellers for nature lovers on Booking.com.

Leh Ladakh

Leh Ladakh - With your friend that is adventurous

An adventurous friend is like a warrior. They are bold and enthusiastic about discovering the world. Indian travellers on Booking.com have endorsed Leh Ladakh for such adventure seekers, where they can engage in activities such as river rafting, trekking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, etc. In addition to its beautiful natural panoramas, Ladakh is also known for its Tibetan culture, food, and festivals. There are several lakes, breath-taking scenery, high-altitude mountain passes, charming villages, gorgeous valleys, and spiritual monasteries for one to explore. The months of mid-September to mid-October are considered the best months to visit the stunning beauty of the landscape of Ladakh and Leh.


Shillong, Meghalaya - With your friend who is social media savvy

Social media is a great platform to express yourself. We all have that one friend who is always busy with their phone and loves to post things on social media. Indian travellers on Booking.com have endorsed Shillong for such social media-savvy friends, as it is an amalgam of unique culture and natural heritage. This Scotland of the East attracts tourists with its cascading waterfalls, azure lakes, breath-taking greenery, swaying pine trees, Roots Bridge, and old structures. Shillong, which means "abode of clouds," has a lot to offer, from the best choir and rock band in the world to a wide variety of oranges, strawberries, tamarillos or tree tomatoes, and squash vegetables. While you may have a good time here in the summer and winter, the spring season provides the best climatic conditions for exploring Shillong.


Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh -With your friend who is a shopaholic

This friendship day take your shopaholic friend on a shopping spree to the City of Nawabs. Lucknow is lined with centuries-old British and Mughal structures; quaint gardens; street bazaars; museums; temples; and, of course, eateries serving scrumptious kebabs. The consolidated selection of clothes, footwear, handicraft decoration items, creative lampshades, and merchandise sold here is something to die for. The city is celebrated for its traditional chikan embroidered art, pretty jewellery, and ittar (perfume), which draws visitors from all over the world. It's a lovely destination to visit at any time of year, but if you want to avoid getting tanned while shopping, go during the winter. The city is endorsed by Indian travellers on Booking.com for shopaholics along with Indore and Guwahati.