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Backpacking

ixigo encourages travelers to go backpacking

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Fri, 10/04/2013 - 00:00
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Rishikesh, Varanasi, Pushkar and the Himalayas are the most preferred backpacking destinations in India and the best time to head out for such adventure expeditions is between October-April end.

NEW DELHI - ixigo.com, India's leading travel planning and search engine, organized the third edition of "mixigo", as part of its community initiative in Gurgaon on September 28. The interactive session by Akshay Chhugani, avid backpacker and CEO of The Indian Backpacker, highlighted the adventure and excitement involved in undertaking impromptu backpacking trips. Travel enthusiasts from all walks of life participated in the event.

"ixigo aims to provide travelers with the most relevant travel information. With each mixigo session, we provide a platform to learn from the experienced travelers who come and share their untold stories, experiences and anecdotes," said Aloke Bajpai, CEO and Co-founder, ixigo.com. "We are convinced that sharing real-life stories is key to bringing a community initiative alive. The third edition was very insightful, inspiring people to go for adventure-filled backpacking trips."  

During the session, travel expert Akshay encouraged travelers to pack their bags and explore a place by themselves. He gave valuable information on how to backpack, where to backpack in India, backpacking tips, budget backpacking and safety concerns. Getting the best small backpacks for travel purposes is more useful because it can be easily carried while on a hiking trip.

mixigo is an initiative by ixigo to get like-minded travel enthusiasts together to discuss and benefit from each other's experiences and knowledge in a conducive environment. ixigo plans to take mixigo to travelers across India and get more travel experts onboard its fast growing community initiative. In addition to this, thousands of travelers have already contributed photos, comments, answers and tips to ixigo's trip planner platform.

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