The Hippie Trail

The hippie trail is the name given to the overland journey taken by members of the hippie subculture and others from the mid-1950s to the late 1970s between Europe and South Asia, mainly Pakistan, India and Nepal. The hippie trail was a form of alternative tourism, and one of the key elements was travelling as cheaply as possible, mainly to extend the length of time away from home. The term “hippie” became current from the mid- to late 1960s;

In every major stop of the hippie trail, there were hotels, restaurants and cafés that catered almost exclusively to Westerners, who networked with each other as they travelled east and west. The hippies tended to spend more time interacting with the local population than traditional sightseeing tourists

THE HIPPIE TRAIL

London

Amsterdam

Budapest

Salonika

Istanbul

Esfahan

Kabul

Peshawar

Lahore

Delhi

Kathmandu

Goa

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