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  • 01Coorg River Rafting Experience

    Coorg River Rafting Experience
    • h1 Hour
    • lCoorg
    • NNNNN659 ratings
    • Manjunath
      Supplier
      Manjunath

    About the activity: 

    • River Rafting in Coorg, through the Barapole River's roaring currents, is indeed an experience worth cherishing. The activity begins with your arrival at Barapole which is known as Kithu Kakathu River. You can participate in this activity of 90 minutes anytime between 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM. Make sure you attend the next session on safety tips to enjoy the best of river rafting in Coorg. 
    • You will be getting a briefing from experts, followed by a drill and the run that will take you in the river for a distance of 2.5 km. The base camp lies near the Ponya Devarakad. You will be entering the first stretch of rapids of rafting in Coorg after 600 meters of paddling from the pool, which is called Morning Coffee, a level 2 range of rapids. 
    • After a 4 km calm section, the river then drops through several kilometers of class 2, 3, and even class 4 rapids before it enters Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary plummeting over a 120 feet falls.
    • Then make sure that you are enjoying 3 stretches of this highly technical and (in high water levels) very difficult class 3 to 4 rapids. It is one of the most challenging rafting available for the general public in South India.
    • After the experience, you will be picked up from the endpoint and taken back to the starting point of the rafting adventure.
    • Rapids are exotically named; Morning Coffee, Grasshopper, Wicked Witch and finally, Big Bang.
    • All those who are between the age of 14 and 60 can participate in this thrilling adventure activity and select any time slot between 09:00 AM and 03:00 PM.
  • 02Scuba Diving in Andaman

    Scuba Diving in Andaman
    • h1 Hour
    • lHavelock Island
    • NNNNN706 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
      Supplier
      Verified Local Operator

    About the Activity:

    • Indulge in the fascinating activity of Scuba Diving, in the mesmeric Beach No:1 in Havelock Island.
    • Arrive at the Scuba Diving camp, early in the morning. The timing is based on schedule booked and number of people participating. A PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certified Scuba instructor will brief you about the “dos and don’ts” of Scuba Diving. 
    • Later, you will be taken to the diving sites the guides decide on, which can be reached by a boat ride of 40 minutes from the Scuba Diving camp. 
    • Upon reaching the dive site, the proper equipment for Scuba diving will be given to you and then embark your underwater experience. The instructor will accompany you through the entire process.
    • Before you get to indulge in deep water diving, you will be introduced to the shallow waters to become familiar with the gears.
    • The instructor will help you in getting comfortable with the exercises related to Scuba Diving. After completing the exercises in shallow water, you will be taken for a 12 metre (35 feet) Scuba Dive. As you dive into the depths of the sea, you will encounter with the wide and long but scintillating coral reefs, colourful fishes and several other marine lives. The underwater experience will surely mesmerise you!
    • Once you conclude the activity, you will be awarded the ‘Participation Certificate’ by PADI. Yes, you are now an experienced Scuba diver. Get returned to the hotel with a sack full of relishing memories.

    • There are two different variants available with this package, 1) Without Transport from Port Blair and 2) With Transport from Port Blair
  • 03Paragliding in Kamshet Flat 10% off

    Paragliding in Kamshet Flat 10% off
    • lKamshet
    • NNNNN903 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
      Supplier
      Verified Local Operator

    About the Activity:

    • Embark on an exciting experience of paragliding in Kamshet with a set of certified pilots and flying enthusiasts.
    • Kamshet, is a beautiful destination located at about 110km from Mumbai and 45km from Pune that is decked with the beauty of the Sahyadri Ranges and valleys.
    • A daylong course will take you through paragliding of 3 different types namely; Classic Tandem, Instructional Tandem, and Acro Tandem.
    • A two seater plane will take you high up in the air from where you can take your paragliding flight with a certified instructor.

    Eligibility: For 15 yrs & above
    Weight: Above 45 kgs 


    NOTE : Due to winters afternoon session is not available. Reporting time for flying is 8:00 AM.

  • 04Hot Air Balloon Safari, Lonavala

    Hot Air Balloon Safari, Lonavala
    • h1 Hour
    • lLonavala
    • NNNNN533 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 5113246
    • 12,000
    • Book Now

    About the Activity:

    • Take off on an unforgettable flight up high in the sky with a hot air balloon safari in Lonavala. A stunning hill station, it is located in the misty Sahyadris at a close distance from both Mumbai and Pune.
    • The hot air balloon ride happens at different time slots all through the year and lasts for an unforgettable hour.
    • Lonavala holds within its natural embrace a vast horizon of greenery, stunning valleys, gigantic hillocks, and luscious lakes and the sights that you will see will delight your soul with long-lasting peace.
    • The activity can be availed at the following timings:
                    Oct-Nov    6:15 AM
                    Dec-Feb   6:45AM & 4 PM
                    Mar-May   6:15AM

    Duration: 1 hour

  • 05Bungee Jumping In Rishikesh Flat 30% Off

    Bungee Jumping In Rishikesh Flat 30% Off
    • h1 Hour
    • lRishikesh
    • NNNNN1318 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
      Supplier
      Verified Local Operator

    About the Activity: 

    - Experience India’s first fixed platform bungee jump destination at Mohan Chutti (52km), a pristine location tucked in the Shivaliks further ahead of Rishikesh.

    - This day trip is bundled with a ride giving you a glimpse of the mountains, crisp a, r and virgin greenery.

    - You can choose from a convenient time slot between 09:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 01:00 PM and 02:30 PM. and you can opt to travel to Mohan Chutti on an A/C luxury coach.

    - Upon reaching, you’ll meet the instructor team, understand the gear, safety tips, jumping techniques, and sign up for a memorabilia kit (photographs, DVD, t-shirt printed with pictures of your jump) if required.

    - Walk on the cantilever platform built over a rocky cliff overlooking River Hall, a tributary of River Ganga. Take your leap of faith and feel the rush.

    - The jump height is 83m. At the end of the jump, you’ll be lowered to a drop zone with 2ft of water.

    - Walk to the cafeteria, reminisce the experience, and head back to Rishikesh. If you wish, you could add more thrills to your adventure cart by partaking in Giant Swing and Flying Fox activities.

    - Note: INR 100 will be charged by the operator as the entry fees to the bungee sight.

    About the Destination: The search for some of the most extreme adventure sports take you to the exhilarating experience of bungee jumping in Rishikesh. This small town has had an amazing importance when it comes to spiritual enlightenment, as well as providing adventures with thrills of the highest order. A prime example of that is the 1968 visit of The Beatles in Rishikesh, who came here to seek a little something of their own. Spending a good amount of time, they found a lot of inspiration here that reflected in their works. Rishikesh is like that, it has something for everyone who comes here seeking.

    And not just spiritual, Rishikesh is famous for being an adventure hub as well. With a lot many adventure experiences offered in and around this city, it stands amidst the perfect mixture of polar opposites of escapades that call Rishikesh their home. Amongst the many noticeable names, comes the amazing inclusion of Rishikesh bungee jumping which, in short, gives you the feeling of falling freely from a great height. A perfect place for passing through some of the greatest experiences, Rishikesh houses a lot of thrills in its lap that are just waiting to be explored by the adventurists.

    But why should a person go for bungee jumping here? Like the aforementioned thrills, bungee jumping in Rishikesh leads our country’s first fixed platform jump site, not so far away from the city. The city is surrounded by many high green-clad hills, and an experience to free fall from a whopping height amongst these hills is something that would set the adrenaline in anyone spiking. And so with a head full of expectations and a heart ready to race right before and during the adventure, this Rishikesh bungee jumping experience will sure create a special space in your memories.

  • 06Kikar Flying Fox Adventure, Chandigarh

    Kikar Flying Fox Adventure, Chandigarh
    • h2 Hours
    • lChandigarh
    • NNNNN30 ratings
    • Benedict Massey
      Supplier
      Benedict Massey
    • 1,424

    About the Destination:

    Lolling in the Shivalik foothills, Punjab, The Kikar Lodge offers a winsome getaway. The stay spreads over 1800 acres of forest and is 1 hour 45 minutes’ drive from Chandigarh. India’s First Private Forest Reserve, its secluded beauty and green environs make for a perfect base for Kikar  Flying Fox.

    About the Activity with Details:

    Get an exclusive chance to lap up the longest zip tour (1,600m) in South Asia and India’s very first forest based aerial adventure zip line experience! Zip-lining is an adventure activity where you will glide down a sequence of sturdy cables, connected by a harness and pulley.

    The Kikar flying fox adventure is 5 zip-line tour and would take around 2 to 2.5 hours to get completed. When at Kikar Lodge, the instructors will give you the safety guidance and prep you up for the activity ahead. It is best to take an early morning tour to witness wildlife such as Sambar and Cheetal. Initially, enjoy the hike up a hill to reach your starting point.  Feel elated as you fly over woody valleys and soak in the sights of Shivalik Hills and many other natural delights. There will also be short breaks and hikes between the 5 zip-lines. 

    Activities: Flying Fox 

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Duration: 2-2.5 hours 

  • 07Flying Fox In Rishikesh Flat 30% Off

    Flying Fox In Rishikesh Flat 30% Off
    • h1 Hour
    • lRishikesh
    • NNNNN608 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
      Supplier
      Verified Local Operator

    About the Activity: Feel the excitement as you flit away over River Ganges with a rip-roaring round of Flying Fox Rishikesh adventure.

    In this activity of around 1 hour, you will glide down a sequence of ultra-strong cables or zip lines, attached by a harness and pulley. Assemble at Shivpuri Village. Post prepping you up with safety guidelines and necessary equipment, two zip lines send you across the white water rapids at Shivpuri. Savor the view of the mighty Himalaya’s and feel the pleasant wind on your face.

    Why do flying fox in Rishikesh? Strictly speaking, this zip-lining adventure of sorts requires a person tied to a harness tied around their waist, so when they ‘fly’, they are facing down, letting gravity do its work in making the person fly and live their dreams of spreading their arms and come soaring down.

    A true jewel in the many flying fox in Rishikesh packages, this one involves experienced guides and trainers, who make sure that you have a hassle-free, safe and memorable experience while soaring down. A team even waits for you at the landing platform. Whether you do the flight alone or in tandem with two other people, the experience of Rishikesh flying fox occurs at Shivpuri and provides you some of the most exciting views of the Himalayas.

    About the Destination: Spreading your wings and soaring like a bird is now possible, thanks to the adventure of flying fox Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. This city found its place on the tourism map of India due to various reasons. It is a spiritual hub that has been a part of pilgrimage journeys of many believers who arrive to watch the holy River Ganga pass by and bless the lands of this holy city.

    Temples and many Ashrams (hermitages) line both the sides of the city, that are connected by the famous suspension bridges of the city, named after the famed Godbrothers from the epic Ramayana, Lakshman, and Ram. And this hotspot for spiritual upliftment is also a hub for travelers and backpackers looking for adventures that one cannot find anywhere else in India, and that is what attracts a large number of adventurists to Rishikesh.

    Experiences included in rafting, bungee jumping and flying fox in Rishikesh packages are easily some of the most exhilarating and adrenaline spiking in nature, easily attracting a large number of adventurists to this amazing city every day. And speaking of adventures like flying fox, Rishikesh has sure earned a gem like this one right here.

  • 08Cycling in Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh

    Cycling in Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh
    • d5 Daysn4 Nights
    • lMcleodganj
    • NNNNN37 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 3713222

    About the Destination:

    Delight in Cycling in Kangra Valley, a path that makes you zip through Chir pine forests, winding streets, jeep tracks and charming Buddhist areas that are steeped in serenity. Accompanying you is the awe-inspiring Dhauladhars that appear to rise above rice paddy villages, quaint hamlets, old world charmed places of worship, cobbled paths and tea gardens.

    The cycling in Kangra Valley extravaganza also makes you push your boundaries as you take on altitudes of 1300m or 4940ft. A 260 km circuit entailing uphill and downhill trails and some flat stretches adds to the glee of the experience.  Not to mention the grand beauty of Kangra Valley that treats you with splendid sights of Mother Nature. You have lush carpeted slopes that are laced with frosty summits, terraced slopes of corn or tea, gurgling streams, orchards and vibrant blossoms. The valley is located in the winsome state of Himachal Pradesh, one of the nature prides of India.

    Meal Types: High-nutrition/energy vegetarian dishes of the Indian, Chinese and Western variety that are freshly cooked by the kitchen team travelling with the group.

    Activities: Cycling, Camping, Off-roading

    Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days

    Temperature: Around 0 to 20 degrees (Mid October to March),25 to 38 degrees (April to June)

    Max Alt: 2100m (McLeodganj)

  • 09Tailor Made Ladakh 6 Day Tour

    Tailor Made Ladakh 6 Day Tour
    • d6 Daysn5 Nights
    • lLeh
    • NNNNN84 ratings
    • Thrillophilia
      Supplier
      Thrillophilia

    About the Activity:

    Epitome of natural beauty, Leh is located at 3,500m above sea level and is scenically nestled on Karakoram and Himalayan ranges. A salubrious and picture-perfect destination on the banks of Indus River, this pictorial destination is jotted with astounding peaks, snow-clad mountains, enchanting greeneries and other marvels of the nature.

    Embraced with the untouched beauty of the Mother Nature, the enthralling aspects of Leh entices adventure junkies from all the corners of the world. Be it river rafting, trekking, biking tour, cultural visits or any other adventure activities, Leh had them all! And amongst all the activities on offer, Leh Ladakh motorbike tour is the most desired one.


     

  • 10White Water Rafting in Vaitarna River

    White Water Rafting in Vaitarna River
    • h2 Hours
    • lMumbai
    • NNNNN349 ratings
    • Sameer Gosavi
      Supplier
      Sameer Gosavi
    • 1,200

    About the Activity:

    • Brace yourselves for some serious 2-hour white water rafting experience in the Vaitarna River!
    • The dam-controlled river offers enthralling rapids tailored for a nerve-chilling experience as you raft through the rocky gorges.
    • Dive down the cliff and show off your moves, or revel in the Jeep safari and swimming in the beautiful Vaitarna River.
    • Engage yourselves in a variety of optional activities such as rappelling and valley crossing, and beat the heat with a waterfall in the vicinity.
    • The activity can be availed at 09:00 AM and 02:15 PM.




Attractions

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Corbett National Park

Expanded over an area of 308 sq km, Jim Corbett National Park was established in the year 1936 and is one of the oldest national parks in the country. Situated at the base of the magnificent Himalayas, it is the first Tiger Reserve in the country and stands to be one of the most popular weekend getaways from Delhi. Though visitors are allowed to certain parts of the reserve, the park makes for a fun and exciting wildlife tour.

The national park is the perfect place for those wildlife species that seek refuge in its wonderfully green thickets. As the first national park to introduce and execute the ‘Project tiger’ campaign, Corbett national Park has been repeatedly termed as one of the best national parks in the country! So get your cameras and binoculars ready to go wildlife exploring soon!

Distance from Delhi: 254km

Best time to visit: November to June

Attractions: Bengal Tigers, Indian Elephant, Wild Buffaloes, Leopards, Crocodiles and Gharials

Activities: Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, Wildlife Tours and nature photography

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Lal Tibba

In the local language, Lal Tibba means the Red Hill. This is said to be the oldest and the most populated place in Mussoorie. The place is known for its scenic beauty courtesy the pleasant sunrise and sunset that leave the visitors spell bound. Do carry woolens irrespective of the month of the visit.

Location: It is situated in the Landour area and lies at an altitude of 8000 metre above the sea level.

Highlights: Lal Tibba is even famous as the Depot Hill because of the presence of a depot here. Besides this there is camp of the Indian Military services, All India Radio and Doordarshan. Hills of the Lal Tibba are also popular amongst the shoppers as there are a number of markets in the nearby areas.


Best Time: The best and the most ideal time to visit Lal Tibba is the summer months of March and June. Avoid travel during the monsoon months as there maybe leeches here.
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Valley of Flowers Trek

Amongst all the exhilarating trekking in Uttaranchal or Uttarakhand, the trek to the Valley of Flowers is known to be the most enchanting and mesmeric. Discovered in 1931 by Frank Smith, a vivid botanist, explorer and mountaineer, the locals still believes the valley to be the abode of the angels and fairies.

The mystical and heavenly appearance, mesmeric beauty and the splendid outlook of the valley make it such.
Originating from Ghangria; on the foothills of the Western Himalayas, this fascinating trek comprises of rugged terrains, narrow passages, enticing views of the nearby peaks and steep climbs.

 Ascending the strenuous terrains, it takes around a few hours to reach the main valley and upon reaching the flat land, one should spend enough time exploring and witnessing the wonders of the nature.

Best season:
 Mid July to Mid August

Duration:
 6 Days

Altitude:
 3,600 m
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Rishikesh

Visit the adventure capital of India, the marvelous and thrilling city of Rishikesh on your next vacation with your friends and family!  The 'Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas', Rishikesh is located at the base of the Himalayas and is blessed with the gorgeous, thundering river of Ganga, the popular trek friendly rugged terrains, challenging peaks, strenuous rapids and dense forests! If you are an ardent traveler, then Rishikesh makes for one of the most ideal weekend getaways near Delhi.

Being one of the holiest cities in India, Rishikesh is quite famous for its scenic landscape and serves as a gateway to other important religious centers such as Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The adventurer paradise is a happening hub of many ancient temples and attractions such as Gita Bhawan, Laxman Jhula, Bharat Mandir, Neelkanth Mahadev, Swarga Ashram, Triveni Ghat amongst others! Grab your cameras and adventure gear and head to Rishikesh for an adventure packed holiday!

Distance from Delhi: 228km

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Attractions: Triveni Ghat, Ram and Lakshman Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and Vashista Cave

Activities: River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Camping, Rappelling, Rock Climbing and Trekking 

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Nainital

If lush green plains and misty clouds allure you to nestle in a hammock and read a good book, far away from the city life then you need to head to Nainital, a stellar getaway place near Delhi for trekkers and nature lovers alike! Situated in the Kumaon foothills of the Himalayan ranges, Nainital is also known as the 'Lake District' of India.

 It has also been termed as a pious place for Hindus and is one of the most popular hill stations near Delhi due to its fascinating hills, picturesque plains, enjoyable climate and stunning lakes.  Adventurers engage in trekking activities and hike to the top of the beautiful hills just to witness the beautiful view and the wispy sky.

Distance from Delhi: 278km

Best time to visit: March to June and October to February.

Attractions: Nainital Lake, Governor's House, Eco Cave Gardens, Naini Peak and Snow View Point

Activities: Lake Visits, Village and Wildlife tours, Cable Car Rides, Rock Climbing and Trekking

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Chopta-Tungnath Trek

Chopta Tungnath trek is a relatively unexplored trekking destination, which is known for its mesmerizing scenic beauty. The trek towards Tungnath, the 3 from Tungnath takes you to Chandrashila, which is situated at an altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level.

Chopta is blessed with rich flora and fauna as it is located in the midst of dense forests, with a beautiful floor of rhododendrons, interspersed by deodar and pine trees. During the first one and half kilometers, you will pass through a sea of brightly coloured rhododendrons and silver oak forests. Following this the vista opens to green alpine meadows which take you to the Tungnath temple.

According to folklore, the arms of Lord Shiva are believed to have emerged here. On trekking a kilometer further ahead, you will reach the Chandrashila peak from where you get spectacular views of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas glistening in the sun rays. The grassy meadows of the region make it an ideal spot for camping too.

Chopta is well-connected by roadways connecting Guptakashi and Gopeshwar. The weather is lovely and the views are simply breathtaking.

Best season: May to June and August to September

Duration: 3 Days

Altitude: 3680 m

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Mussoorie

Known as the ‘Queen of the Hill Stations’, Mussoorie is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas and was discovered by Captain Young in the 18th century. It serves as a perfect getaway to escape from the heat of Delhi summers and is located at an altitude of 2000m above sea level. Mussoorie has its emerald hills enveloped in thick, rich greenery and attracts tourists from all over the country!  You can explore the quaint marketplaces in Mussoorie and sightsee some of the popular landmarks in the area such as Landour Bazaar, Lal Tibba, Chaar Dukkan, Gun Hill, the Mussoorie Library and the Savoy Hotel.

Mussoorie is undoubtedly one of the best hill stations in the country. Home to some of the most stunning waterfalls in Uttarakhand, Mussoorie offers the most enchanting panoramic view of the Shivalik Ranges and the Doon Valley.

Distance from Delhi: 270km

Best time to visit: March to June and September to November

Attractions: Gun Hill, Waterfalls, Lakes, Benog Wildlife sanctuary, Tibetan Buddhist temple,  Sir George Everest's House and Nag Devta Temple

Activities: Trekking, Nature Walks, Bird Watching, Boating, Ropeway Rides and Temple Visits

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Nag Tibba

One of the most well-known treks near Delhi, the Nag Tibba peak stands in the Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. This trek over the weekend is witnessing growing footfalls, and offers splendid views of the Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Gangotri and Kedarnath mountain peaks en route.

What makes this an ideal first trek are the relatively easy routes etched along the mountain. Thick Deodar forests blanket the hill, and the best seasons to visit are between February and June, and September to December. The Nag Tibba trek route is circular in nature, and the differing starting and ending points ensure that there is no overlap at any point. The lush meadows hide patches behind them that act as serene camping sites.

Distance from Delhi: 347.4 Kilometers approximately

Nearest Railhead:
Dehradun Railway Station

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Har Ki Doon

A pristine hanging valley in the Garhwal range, Har Ki Doon is one of the simplest trekking places near Delhi—making it an ideal foray into Himalayan trekking for amateurs. Fulfilling scenes of nature’s majesty carry you through rampant alpine vegetation, glaciers and breath-taking views. For the hill folk, time has remained elusive and one gets to notice their lives from close quarters. The best season to visit is during the months from April to November, and is one of the closest places for trekking in Delhi.

Distance from Delhi: 299 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Dehradun Railway Station

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Kedarkantha Trek

Close to another marvel of nature, Har Ki Doon, lies the Kedarkantha trek passing through windy trails of the Garhwal Himalayas. A classic winter trek unravelling untouched mountain-villages on its path, it’s the perfect trek to prepare for the other more arduous Himalayan treks. 

Abound with flora and fauna, the Kedarkantha treks passes around the rim of Govind National Park and is open throughout the year. This place for trekking near Delhi is flanked by the Swargarohini peak and a hanging valley, complete with views that’ll blow your mind away.

Distance from Delhi: 428.2 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Dehradun Railway Station

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Pangong Lake

Rather, the most sought after tourist destination is Pangong Tso in Ladakh region. It is the highest among the high altitude lakes in India which is filled with saline water but provides some awe-struck moments to the visitors with the unbelievable phenomenon of changing colours quite a number of times a day.

The reflections of the towering Himalayan peaks in the water add more charm to the lake. Currently, Pangong Tso is the favourite location for tourists as the banks of the lake give soothing bed to relax and the nearby places are enhanced by the beauty of this particular lake. The quiet lake is 134 km in length and 5 km in width is situated at an altitude of 14270 meters. But the major share of the lake lies in the area of China. Now, its recognition is spread everywhere in the world because it is termed as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.

The highly saline water does not accommodate any water species not even micro-organisms. But the banks of the lake give space for several birds and animals very rarely seen in the other parts of India. It is an important breeding ground for many migratory birds as well.

Height: The lake is located at an altitude of 4250 meters above sea level.

Location: Pangong Tso is easily accessible as it can be reached after a five-hour drive from Leh and the travel would be on a rough and dramatic mountain road. You will cross the villages of Shey and Gya during the tour and go through Chang La as well.

Best time to visit: The months from May to September are the ideal time to visit the lake as the other seasons may cause challenges due to the heavy snowfall.

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Nubra Valley

Something divine makes Nubra Valley close to heart and it is not an exaggeration but a fact that experienced and shared by the countless tourists visited the paradisiacal location in Jammu and Kashmir. Without touching the spectacular roads of Nubra Valley, a Ladakh tour will not be complete. The tri-armed valley has Diskit Village as its capital. Ldumra, a magnificent name is the original name of the valley as the local scholars insist. Ldumra means Valley of Flowers. The large valley is formed after the merging of Shyok River with Nubra or Siachen River causing the separation of the Ladakh and the Karakoram Ranges. The valley is located 10000 feet that is 3048 meters above mean sea level and those who cross the Khardung La Pass can easily come to Nubra Valley from Leh.

Except for the river beds, every other place in the valley shows scant vegetation and low precipitation levels. Most of the villages in the valley are occupied by Nubra skat speakers and in the villages, one can find lush greenery and farming which happen through the regular irrigation. Diskit is the place where native people are seen in abundance and Diskit Monastery is the centre of attraction as well. The Shyok River flowing on one side of Diskit has a captivating effect on the visitors. Nubra Valley unwinds a lot of surprising sights when you visit it and an unbelievable fact is that the valley was open to the public till Hunder until 2010. Beyond Hunder, it was the greener region in the lower altitude where the Turtuk village exists. Till 2010, the Government did not allow tourists to mesmerize themselves in the magnificent beauty of Turtuk where numerous apricot trees and other vegetation along with the tribal community were preserved as a virgin.

Height: 3048 meters above the sea level

Location: The paradisiacal Nubra Valley is located at a distance of 140 km from Leh and the main road access to the valley is through Khardung La pass where you have to show the photocopies of your travel permit to the soldiers camping.

Best time to visit: The months from June to September is the perfect period to visit Nubra Valley

To see the pure, rugged face of nature, One must visit Ladakh once in their lifetime.

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Khardung La

Controversies regarding the proclamation that Khardung La is the highest motorable pass in the world is not yet diminished but Ladakh travelers still believe that it is the highest and most adventurous pass in the world. Despite the controversies, Khardung La keeps on attracting hundreds of adventure seekers every year, be it bikers, trekkers or visitors. Nestled amidst the most reverberating surrounding, the ‘Pass of Lower Castle’ is located at an altitude of 17582 feet. Near to the pass, the collection of awesome valleys will lure you and along with the natural extravaganzas, the Tibetan prayer flags are an additional charm.

The pass was constructed in the year of 1976 and later in 1988, it was opened to public and from then on, the pass was inviting uncountable bikers, trekkers and tourists. It is maintained by the Border roads Organization as the pass is highly significant and important to India because it was once used to carry supplies to the Siachen Glacier. Recently, Khardung La became the hot potato of the town with a happy news that a ten member team of visually impaired people is going to conquer the pass through cycling in 2017.

Height: Khardung La is located at an altitude of 5359 meters. But there is an incorrect proclamation on the signboards appear here saying that the height of the pass is 18379 feet.

Location: The highest motorable pass in Ladakh is lying about 39 kms away from Leh. By road, one can reach the pass. The first 24 kms of the road are paved and from there to the North Pullu check post, the 15 kms of the road are filled with loose rock, dirt and occasional rivulets formed after the melting of snow.

Best time to visit: The season between May to October is the best time to visit Khardung La.

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Tso Moriri Lake

It won’t be exceeding at all how much you describe the beauty of Tso Moriri in Ladakh, a highly protected lake in Changthang Region and a significant portion of Tso Moriri Wetland Conservation Reserve.  It is the largest of all high altitude lakes in India especially in Ladakh and is located at an altitude of 4522 meters above the sea level. The length comes to 26 km north to south and 3 to 5 km is the width and the water is wholly brackish. 

The water to feed the lake comes from the springs and melted snow from the nearby mountains. There are two major stream systems to lead the water to the lake. One in the north part of the lake and the other comes in the southwest part. Huge, extensive marshes are seen at both the entrances of the lake. Rupshu Valley, a breathtaking area is the guardian of Tso Moriri along with an array of the lofty Himalayan Mountains in the surrounding.

The number of people come to witness the beauty of this splendid lake is lesser when compared to that of Pangong Lake. It is because of the secluded location of the lake. Hence, it is a favorite home town for many migratory birds. They come to breed here especially birds like great- crested grebe, the brown-headed gull and the Brahmin duck. The rare Himalayan hares are also abundantly seen near the lake. Thus, the declaration of the lake as a reserved area is a right option to protect these species from extinction. Less human interference would keep their lives strong.

Height: The lake is situated at an altitude of 4522 meters.

Location: You can reach Tso Moriri via road from Leh. It is 150 kms away from Leh Airport. Kalka Railway station is the nearest one to the lake. You will get buses and taxis from the station as well.

Best time to visit: May, June, July and August are the peak season when tourists come to Tso Moriri in large numbers and other months will be filled with snow and have extreme cold conditions.

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Shanti Stupa

The white dome of Shanti Stupa is clearly visible from a far distance when you are on a tour of Leh. Peace Pagoda got its name like that because of many reasons mainly the silence persists in and around the pagoda always. This Buddhist prayer center is the most beloved attraction in Jammu and Kashmir. At a height of 4267 meters, the two storied stupa stands holding its head high and overlooks the bustling Leh town. The uneven mountain terrains in the surrounding gives the pagoda a remarkable shining. It is at a location which is 5 km away from Leh town and one who visits the stupa has to climb five hundred steps. The exotic view of the Himalayan peaks turns the beauty of the stupa also, a peace lover would dedicate his life to have such overjoying moments.

History

The stupa was constructed by both Japanese and Ladakh Buddhists. The construction was started in 1983, many Buddhists and Indian Government officials have supervised the procedures throughout.

Structure of the stupa

Among the two structures of the pagoda, the first level depicts the central relief of Dharmachakra which has deer on each side and the turning wheel of Dharma also has a golden image of Buddha at the center. The second level displays images which show the birth of Budhha and the death as well. In addition, both the level have smaller images of Buddha meditating. The stupa came into existence in order to spread the word of peace and harmony among people and it came into establishment as a commemoration of the valuable 2500 years of Buddhism.

Location: Any one can reach the stupa via road from Leh, only 5 kms from the town, a walk of fifteen minutes would require.

Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm

Highlights: The sunset and sunrise views from the stupa are inevitably beautiful


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Magnetic Hill

Magnetic Hill is still a mystery yet a famed attraction that pulls the adventure lovers on a large scale toward it. A mystifying phenomenon which stunts the science and fiction together and exists as a magic to the normal people visiting here. Magnetic Hill is a trump card of every Ladakh tour because of the awe-struck moments it would promise the travelers. There is a sign board placed which says that the hill defies gravity completely and inviting everyone to experience the magical phenomenon.

 If you keep your vehicle in neutral at a position marked on the road and wait, you will be surprised to see the vehicle starts moving uphill at 10-20 km per hour. And this is the unexplainable feature of Magnetic Hill that confuses the world of science. It is located on Leh-Kargil-Baltic Highway and on the east, the beautiful Sindhu River is flowing calmly. Near the hill there is a Sikh Gurudwara maintained by the Indian Army. Due to the natural attraction as well as the human architectural brilliance, the hill has gained popularity in a short term. 

Not just the vehicles hitting the road but the aircrafts and helicopters crossing the radius which Magnetic Hill comes in would feel the same magnetic effect. If the aircrafts are going on a slow pace, then it starts jerking while they are in the circumference of the hill. So the only solution to escape from the clutches of this phenomenon is that the crafts should move at a greater speed.

Height: Magnetic Hill is located at an elevation of 14000 feet above the sea level.

Location: To reach the hill, you can hit the Leh-Kargil-Baltic National Highway and it is situated at a distance of just 30 kms from Leh town.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit the Magnetic Hill is from June to October.

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