51 PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA BEFORE YOU TURN 30
Here is a fun bucket list of the best places to visit in India before you turn thirty. They are not just destinations but also crazy experiences that will go down the book of your memory lane. From treading on Living Root Bridges in Cherrapunji to a bike ride through Ladakh, trekking through the valley of flowers in Himalayas to surfing in Orissa, here are some insane experiences.
1. Chadar – The Frozen River Trek
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How often does one boast about walking on a frozen river in a dreamlike destination? Stamped as one of the most thrilling experiences for an adventure aficionado, the Chadar trek route connects villages in the Zanskar valley deep in the mountains with Chilling and the frozen Zanskar River.
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Bringing back the vigor of younger days, the once-in-a-lifetime experience will make you come across breathtaking sights. It also gives you the much-needed nudge to be physically fit before you even get there.
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Flights: Since Manali to Leh road remains closed in winter, you can get the flight to Leh as low as Rs.3000 if booked in advance.
Packages: Leh Ladakh Tour Packages
Bike Tours: Manali To Leh Bike Trip and Leh Ladakh Bike Tours
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2. Camping in The Arid Desert of Rajasthan
Twenties is the time to step out of your comfort zone and do something exciting like staying in a desert in Jaisalmer. Challenge yourself by camping among the endless stretches of sand. As you camp in the rustic tents, on the horizon is nothing but the unbridled view of sand and sky.
Night brings in its own allure as perched on the royal divan, you relish in Rajasthani cuisine under the twinkling starts and revel in the entertainment provided by the local people.
Things to do: Things to Do in Jaisalmer
Attractions: Places to visit in Jaisalmer
Places to stay: Best Resorts of Jaisalmer
Tours: Desert Safari Packages in Jaisalmer
How to reach: Jaisalmer is very well conected from Jaipur and you will find lots of flights to Jaipur for Rs.1000.
3. Trek to Dudhsagar Falls
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Instead of taking the normal route to Dudhsagar Falls, how about trekking up to it? This trail brings along some exciting adventures. Depending upon your fitness levels you can walk on the railway tracks (where you have to be weary of the trains passing by and make sure you are not hit by one), cross the Mondovi River or tread through bountiful jungles.
Visit Dudhsagar Waterfalls
The entire journey is rewarded with the breath-taking sight of Dudhsagar Falls. As the name suggests you will get to witness the sea of milk gushing through the rocks. On days of no rain, you can also take a dip in the pool below, but at your own peril.
Recommended Tour: Trip To Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Goa
How to reach: There are lot of flights to the Dabolim Airport in Panjim under Rs.1,500. From Panjim, you can hire a taxi to Dudhsagar falls.
4. Rafting and Camping in Rishikesh
With bursting of vitality and eagerness, twenties is the best time to indulge in adventure sports. Ride the mystical waters of Ganges with rafting in Rishikesh. It is the most famous place to play this sport. For, you get to raft upon fierce frothing water pouring through rocky terrains and green stretches. If you are looking for something thrilling, you can go for bungee jumping in Rishikesh. To experience the landscape of this mysterious place you can also go camping and undertake other adventure sports and visit some scenic places of Rishikesh
Things to do: Best Things to do in Rishikesh
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Places to visit: Best Places to visit in Rishikesh
How to reach: You can take a flight to Delhi, Rishikesh is just 242 km from Delhi. There are a lot of local buses and cabs to reach Rishikesh.
5. Manali to Leh on Bike
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Take on a riveting but equally challenging bike expedition from Manali to Leh. The journey is a paradise for true blue bikers. Offering one of the best routes to ride in the world, this magnetic highway stretches over 475 kms and is a must experience before your thirties.
As it is here you get away from the craziness of life and reflect within. Admire the beauty of nature as you get the serene views of snow-capped mountains, untamed roads, barren brown terrains, sparkling turquoise lake, cascading streams and breath-taking landscapes.
Tours: Manali to Leh – Bike, Bicycle, Jeep Expedition Packages
Checkout: Manali-Leh-Manali Jeep Safari
6. Visit Coorg, Scotland of India
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It is said that man truly comes of his own when among pristine nature. For this, head to Coorg, known as the Scotland of India. It is at this cool hill station that you get the unbridled sight of green stretches and experience serenity. Topping the experience is the intoxicating aroma of the coffee plantations permeating the air.
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How to reach: Best way to reach Coorg is to take a flight to Bangalore which will cost you around Rs.2,000 and then take a taxi or public transport.
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7. Trek to Markha Valley
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View unsurpassed sights of the Himalayas with the ambitious trek to the enchanting Markha Valley. Since the altitude here is quite high, it takes some days to acclimatise to the climate and you need to be your fittest. Popularly called the ‘tea house trek’, it is here you tread through one of the highest peopled plateaus and get great views of the Ladakh and Zanskar ranges. Along the way, get inspired by interacting with nomadic clans and experience serenity by touring a quaint monastery.
Most Recommended Tour: Markha Valley Trekking Adventure
8. Go for a Scuba Diving Tour in Andaman
There is a reason why Scuba Diving has become so popular among youngsters in Andaman. As you plunge into eleven to fifteen feet deep into the turquoise beach, you are transported to a hidden water kingdom. Swim along the diverse vibrant fishes and witness the breath-taking sponges and coral life that you never knew existed.
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Things to do: Best Things to do in Andaman
Best package: Scuba Diving In Andaman
Places to visit: Places to visit in Andaman Nicobar Islands
How to reach : Best way to go Andaman is to take flight from Chennai which will cost you around Rs.4,000.
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9. Roopkund Trek, Himalayas
Become one with nature and experience serenity with the Roopkund trek, Himalayas. This trail provides an all-encompassing experience and visions of snow, ice, gushing streams, untouched forests, delightful stretches of meadows and scenic camping places. Need we say more?
Tours: Roopkund Trekking Tours
How to reach: There are just domestic flight in Uttarakhand. So you can take a flight to Dehradun which will cost you Rs.1,000 if booked in advance. From there you can take a cab or a local bus.
10. Wildlife Adventure Trip at Corbett
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For a crazy, daring wildlife experience head to Corbett, Uttarakhand. It is a home to many endangered tigers. You can drive through the thick jungles by a jeep safaris. For the gustier, exclusive elephant safaris are available too.