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15 Free Off-Beat Experiences In India

15 Free Off-Beat Experiences In India

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India is a diverse and multicultural land, and it has a variety of experiences on offer for anyone who is interested. The best thing about this country is that not all these experiences need you to loosen your purse strings – some of them are completely free! No matter how financially independent you are, who wouldn’t find great experiences at no cost, enticing?

 Let your inner child loose and make the most of these free experiences

Let your inner child loose and make the most of these free experiences

Cross International Borders For Free

Soak in the religious fervour at the Buddhist monasteries in Nepal

Soak in the religious fervour at the Buddhist monasteries in Nepal

India offers you the unique experience of crossing international borders and entering a foreign country for free. Plan a trip to Nepal–and you will not spend a penny for a visa or for crossing the border. The only thing that you need to enjoy this free experience is a valid passport. Do check out the gorgeous natural landscapes and the Buddhist monasteries when you are there.

Venture Into The Unknown At Agrasen Ki Baoli

Make it a point to visit the eerie premises of Agrasen Ki Baoli in Delhi

Make it a point to visit the eerie premises of Agrasen Ki Baoli in Delhi

Do you believe that ghosts and spirits do not exist? A visit to the Agrasen Ki Baoli in Delhi will make you question your beliefs. The ambience of this place will give you goose bumps, and make your blood run cold. And when there is complete silence, just whisper into the well here, and you’ll hear the reverberating echo.

Enjoy Finger-Licking Langar Food At The Golden Temple

Don't miss out the authentic Punjabi food and the beautiful sunrise at the Golden Temple in Amritsar

Don’t miss out the authentic Punjabi food and the beautiful sunrise at the Golden Temple in Amritsar

Everyone who comes to the Golden Temple, whether they are rich or poor, Sikh or non-Sikh, is treated equally. This is evident from the fact that this temple serves delicious food made by volunteers, to everyone who is hungry, without discriminating. What’s more, just the delicious aroma of the langar will make you want to stick around for the meal.

Get Access To Rare Books At The National Library In Kolkata

Read as many books as you want, and that too for free at this library

Read as many books as you want, and that too for free at this library

The National Library in Kolkata was opened to help out needy students. Today, this is India’s largest library and offers free reading facilities to anyone who is interested. A dream come true for bibliophiles, isn’t it?

Go Quirky And Visit The Toilet Museum In India

Two EcoSan toilets on display at the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets in Delhi

Two EcoSan toilets on display at the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets in Delhi

Rated as one of the weirdest museums in the world by the Time magazine, Sulabh International Museum of Toilets is open 365 days a week. Learn more about the history of hygiene and sanitation all over the world at this museum. You can see how sanitation seats have actually evolved over the years, at this museum.

Enjoy Free Chocolates At The Chocolate Factories In Ooty

Now that's totally a dream-come-true for any chocolate lover, right?

Now that’s totally a dream-come-true for any chocolate lover, right?

Ooty is not only renowned for its spectacular scenery, but is also famous for its mouth-watering chocolates. Some of the chocolate factories here give you coupons, which let you enjoy chocolates for free.

Make The Most Of The Beats Of The South Asian Band Festival

Enjoy soulful music for free of cost at Purana Quila, Delhi

Enjoy soulful music free of cost at Purana Quila, Delhi

If you have ever wanted to experience a music festival, head to Delhi in November. South Asian Band Festival has hosted many well-known bands such as Tantrum from Sri Lanka, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Kailasa from India, and Fanoos from Afghanistan, over the years. The best thing about this music festival is that entry is FREE!

Attend The Coconut and Cashew Festival in Goa & Taste Feni

Get to watch how your favourite Fenni is made in the farms and get a taste of it!

Watch how your favourite Feni is made in the farms and get a taste of it!

A specialty of Goa, Feni is an alcoholic drink made from cashews. Visit Goa during the Coconut and Cashew Festival in Panaji, where some of the best brewers of Feni display their products – and you can taste it for free! Mind you, it has a strong taste and a distinct flavour that may not sit well with everyone.

Look At Delhi From The Top Of The Jama Masjid Minarets

For stunning views,walk up to the top of the minarets of Jama Masjid

For stunning views, walk up to the top of one of Jama Masjid’s minarets

Unlike the Willis Tower in Chicago, you don’t pay a penny to enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Delhi. All you need to do is climb to the top of the Jama Masjid minarets in Delhi and take in the vast panorama!

Stay At Puducherry For Free

Now isn't that a fun fact you didn't know about? Book your holiday right away!

FREE stay in Puducherry! Now isn’t that a fun fact you didn’t know about? Book your holiday right away!

Renowned for its amazing beauty, Puducherry (formerly known as Pondicherry) is located in southern India. What’s surprising is that you can actually stay at this Union Territory for free. Get in touch with the ashram here and they may just offer you free accommodation as well as free meals. Auroville in Puducherry also offers you things like film screenings and Yoga classes for free.

Enjoy A Bonfire At Malpe Beach In Karnataka

Venture onto one of the least explored beaches of Karnataka!

Venture onto one of the least explored beaches of Karnataka!

Head to Malpe Beach in the winters and take away the chills by enjoying a bonfire with your friends. This promises to be an unforgettable memory, and it is absolutely free!

‘Beating Retreat’ Ceremony At Wagah Border

‘Beating Retreat’ ceremony at the Wagah Border

Roar with pride at the ‘Beating Retreat’ ceremony at Wagah Border

Want to see India and Pakistan being mutually co-operative? The two nations that have constant skirmishes, take part in a fascinating ritual at the Wagah Border in Punjab. You can visit anytime as the lowering of the flags ceremony is a daily drill here.

Learn Yoga At Rishikesh

Explore your spiritual side at Rishikesh in Uttarakhand

Explore your spiritual side at Rishikesh in Uttarakhand

Yoga is not merely a form of exercise, it is a way of life. What better place to learn yoga than in Rishikesh, which is also known as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’.

Light Up At The Sight Of Countless Fireflies At Purushwadi

Follow the fireflies as they light the path for you at Purushwadi

Follow the fireflies as they light the path for you at Purushwadi

Approximately 180km from Mumbai is the charming village of Purushwadi in Akole, Ahmednagar. Visit this village and be blown away by the effects of the millions of glow worms that fly by you. The best time to visit this village is during the Fireflies Festival in May and June.

Bask In The Sun At The Enigmatic Payyoli Beach In Kerala

Go sunbathing for free at the Payyoli Beach

Go sunbathing at Payyoli Beach

Unwind and get a tan at the mysterious Payyoli beach in Kerala. The Velliyamkallu rocks are unique to this beach, and cannot be found at any other beach.

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