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  • 01North East Wildlife Tour of India

    North East Wildlife Tour of India
    • d12 Daysn11 Nights
    • lGuwahati
    • NNNNN34 ratings
    • Dipankar Dey
      Supplier
      Dipankar Dey

    About the Activity:

    • Embrace yourself with an enchanting tour for 12 days to the wilderness prevailing in Sundarbans, Manas National Park, Kaziranga National Park and Nameri National Park.
    • Apart from just sightseeing, this tour provides you a number of adventure activities such as river rafting, cruise, canopy walk, elephant ride, mountain trail and jeep safari in and around these specified locations.
    • With this trip, you will be able to meander through the most enchanting beauty of northeast India and its huge variety of wildlife.
    • While you indulge in the prescribed activities, you get ample chances to spot One-Horned Rhinos, Bengal Tigers and other rare species of animals, birds, reptiles etc.
    • Moreover, enjoy the walk through the local villages, experience the cultural and traditional beauty of the native lifestyle.
    • The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.
  • 02Bandhavgarh Tiger Trails

    Bandhavgarh Tiger Trails
    • d3 Daysn2 Nights
    • lBhopal
    • NNNNN29 ratings
    • Shrinath Travel Agency
      Supplier
      Shrinath Travel Agency

    Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the Indian Wildlife sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh. The national park is situated 197 km north-east of Jabalpur. This wild life park derived its name from an ancient fort in the area. Bandhavgarh National Park belongs to the Vindhyan mountain ranges of central India and it boasts to have the highest density of tiger population in the country. If carefully watched for one can spot 46 to 52 tigers here.

    In the Bandhavgarh National Park the visitors can enter on elephant backs apart from the four wheelers. The best time to visit the park to spot wildlife is early in the morning or after 4 pm. The park is closed during monsoon from 1st July to 31st October.

    One can enjoy viewing the wildlife by two ways in Bandhavgarh - Jeep Safari and Elephant Safari. Jeep safaris are undertaken during the early morning hours till evening. A forest department guide is always there with the visitors on these jeep trips taken inside the park. Elephant safari trips are organized for tiger tracking early in the morning.

     
  • 03Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary

    Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary
    • d4 Daysn3 Nights
    • lGuwahati
    • NNNNN32 ratings
    • Kaziranga Tours
      Supplier
      Kaziranga Tours

    With tall thickets of elephant grass growing in a sprawling area of 430 sq km Kaziranga National Park makes for a world heritage site. With ideal conditions for the Indian One-Horned Rhino and measureless poaching this park was declared to be a sanctuary in 1940.

    Tigers are the highlight of Indian Wildlife but this place is also well known for one horned rhino. The other wildlife here includes Indian Bison, Barasingha, Sloth Bears, Leopards, a large population of Indian Elephants and many more. The park also houses several species of birds which range from Black-Shouldered Kite to Grey-Headed Fishing Eagle, Himalayan Griffon, etc.

    Some interesting activities you can do while you are here are elephant safari and sightseeing in Kaziranga.

    Elephant Safari: The best time to explore this park is during the early hours of the morning. An elephant ride when the sun is just beginning to rise; the pea shaped morning dew refracting the sunrays spreads a wave of serenity in the surroundings. The Mahouts who train these elephants guide you through the jungle. You will be amazed to see herds of wild Elephant wandering or Indian Rhinos saunter past visitors.

    Sightseeing in Kaziranga: While you are in Kaziranga you might as well see the coffee and rubber plantations that grow along the Karbi Anglong. You can also visit the tea gardens of Assam.

  • 04Ranthambore Tiger Pugmark

    Ranthambore Tiger Pugmark
    • d4 Daysn3 Nights
    • lJaipur
    • NNNNN24 ratings
    • Janu Private Tours
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      Janu Private Tours

    Ranthambore is one of the prime examples of Project Tiger conservation efforts in Rajasthan. It is located near the town of Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan. Ranthambore has also been a spectator to the rise and fall of many rulers and a series of battle scenes. Remnants of marvelous architectural monuments, ponds and lakes enlighten the avid lovers of the subject. Ranthambore National Park covers an area of 400-sq-km engulfing beautiful scenes of lakes and rivers and on top of these a well-preserved Ranthambore Fort built in the 10th century.

    The lower lying ground alternates between open bush-lands and dense forests and is accustomed with ruined pavilions, chhatris and 'hides' the hunting preserve of the Maharajas. We will be greeted by the thoughtful portrayal and the thinkable amalgamation of distinct yet uniquely interesting forms of expression coming together in the form of free and boundless expression.

     

     
  • 05Ranthambore Tiger Adventure

    Ranthambore Tiger Adventure
    • d5 Daysn4 Nights
    • lSawai Madhopur
    • NNNNN25 ratings
    • Khushal Rathore
      Supplier
      Khushal Rathore

    About the Activity:

    • Enter the heart of wilderness with the exciting Ranthambore Park tour of 5 days and 4 nights.
    • It is an absolute delight for nature and animal lovers, to spot exotic wildlife amidst pristine and breath-taking scenery. 
    • Indulge in an adventurous open canter safari as you might get to see the elusive tiger on the prowl. 
    • During this tour you will be covering the majestic forts and temples around Jaipur including Amber fort, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Museum etc.
    • The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.
  • 06Ranthambore Tiger Safari

    Ranthambore Tiger Safari
    • d3 Daysn2 Nights
    • lSawai Madhopur
    • NNNNN27 ratings
    • Saurabh Thakekar Mt
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      Saurabh Thakekar Mt
    • 13,000

    About the Destinations:

    One of the biggest as well as captivating reserve areas in the country, the Ranthambore National Park is an ideal destination to encounter the big cats. Located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan; around 130 km from Jaipur, this park was once the favourite hunting ground of the royal families of Rajasthan.

    Located graciously on the edge of a plateau, this park is one of the best destination to spot the majestic Indian tigers in their most natural habitats. Sprawling over an area of 1,334sq.km, tigers can be easily spotted during the daytime in this scenic park. Join this enthralling tour around, get close to these mighty cats!

    Duration of the Tour: 2N/3D

    Activities: Wildlife Spotting, Photography

    Temperature Range: Summer: 35 to 45o C; Winter: 25 to 35o C 

  • 07Tiger Safari in Corbett NP and Rafting in Rishikesh

    Tiger Safari in Corbett NP and Rafting in Rishikesh
    • d6 Daysn5 Nights
    • lRishikesh
    • NNNNN32 ratings
    • Thrill-On
      Supplier
      Thrill-On

    Everybody has the knowledge that the first natural wildlife reserve in India is the Jim Corbett National Park, the name was given in the honour of famous conservationist Jim Corbett. The reserve forest is spread across more than 500 sq km and was established in the year 1936. At first the reserve forest was called as Hailey National Park, then after 20 years the name was changed to Ramganga and at last it got the name of Jim Corbett. According to the data available the national park has spread in the area of around 1318.54 sq km.

    The national park is the main attraction of tourist because it is easy to spot some rare wild animals like Tigers, Chital, Sambar, nilghai, King Cobra, elephant, muntjac, wild boar, Indian Pangolin, hedgehog and more than 500 species of birds and reptiles

    Nature has always lured human being as it is the best place where you can get away from the stress that is the gift of your daily routine. Camp is located on the banks of river giving the perfect ambience and white water rafting will take away all strains from your body. Then few activities like games, campfires, solitude, new friends, delicious food are enough to make your trip most memorable. It is not necessary that you have to take part in all activities, if you are not so adventurous then you can take rest and enjoy the beauty of the nature at its best.

    People having more time can opt for river rafting expeditions that goes for more than 1 day in holy rivers Ganga, the Alaknanda, Bhagirathi and Kali rivers. This complete expedition will continue for around 6 to 9 days from New Delhi.

  • 08Nagarhole Wildlife Adventure

    Nagarhole Wildlife Adventure
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lBangalore
    • NNNNN348 ratings
    • Punchavati eco resort
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      Punchavati eco resort

    A home to the majestic Tiger and charismatic Leopard, Nagarhole National Park is also known for its other wildlife. The park is indeed one of the most inviting and beautiful parks in the southern parts of India. While in this park, one can easily have the enchanting views of Asian Elephants, Gaurs (Indian Bison), several species of Deer; Spotted, Barking and Mouse, Sambars, Sloth Bears, Marsh Crocodiles, Otters, Indian Wild Dogs and several others.

    About the Resort :

    This is an Eco Friendly 5 Star Deluxe jungle resort near Bangalore. Spreading over 34 acres of landscaped gardens and mango orchards, this getaway lies at the edge of the Rajiv Gandhi National Park. The accommodation features a mix of adobe - style cottages and lake facing lagoon suites. Each of the living areas is well equipped with all the essential amenities of life. In addition to all the luxury and comfort, the environment friendly aspects of this resort are very captivating. 

    Jungle Survival Theme:

    Welcome to the jungle! Enter into a tribal world where technology is completely unheard of. In this exciting outdoor activity, it is the man verses the wild where you and your team have to face ordeals that come across in the forest. Bond as a group and use your creativity to come up with solutions to the various problems. The team that can tackle all the obstacles and survive will be heralded as the winning team.

    In this activity, each group will be divided into different tribes.  You and your team will have to present some innovative ideas and choose your own tribal name, jingle and dance. All of this has to be unique to garner good points.

    Get into the tribal zone with props of sticks and leaves. There are several adventurous tasks at hand. Provide for your tribe with the theme of collecting water. The catch is that you and your team will be given a basket with many holes and will have to use leaves to cover it up. Manage the whole thing in such a way that the water does not leak. Either that or you would have to collect water with a bamboo stick. Other activities include starting a fire using old techniques and hunting for food with a game of archery. You will also have to find shelter and build it with the materials that are provided. Engage in Scavenger Hunt where the utensils will be hidden across. You and your group will have to scout for them. Somewhere along the way, a lion is on the prowl and you have to undertake Jumaring (rope climbing activity). Also, one of your tribesmen is injured. The team has to make a stretcher with what is provided and will have to carry him back on top of it.

    The team that manages to complete all of these activities successfully at the earliest will be titled the winner. 

  • 09Corbett Wildlife and Camping at Rishikesh

    Corbett Wildlife and Camping at Rishikesh
    • d5 Daysn4 Nights
    • NNNNN340 ratings
    • Thrill-On
      Supplier
      Thrill-On

    Proud to be the first national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park, was developed and nurtured by late Jim Corbett in 1936. The park decorated with lush greenery and dense forests, expands to more than 500 sq km in the Himalayan foothills. The diversity of the wildlife found here comprising of about 50 mammal species, 580 bird species, 25 reptile species and 110 tree species, is the major tourist attraction of this national park.

    Safaris into the captivating jungle and exciting nature walks through its extremely diverse flora can be a truly rejuvenating experience. Corbett National Park is a paradise of wildlife and bird lovers and a must visit for any wildlife and nature loving person.

    Referred to as the Land of Gods, the holy city of Rishikesh sits royally on either sides of the Ganges. White water rafting in the rushing waters of the Ganges has made this pilgrim spot an adventure seekers hangout too. An excellent getaway from city stress, the tented river camp offers complete outdoor experience with white water rafting at its very best, camp games, solitude, campfire tales, kayaking, abseiling, good food and new found friends.

    For people looking for action packed holiday, we have some 2 day camping and rafting expeditions on the tributaries of the holy Ganga. And not to forget activities like hiking, volleyball and kayaking as well to add on to the adventure holiday. Rishikesh is not just for adventure seekers, even those looking just to relax and chill out, this is an ideal place.

  • 10Bandipur Wildlife Safari in Chamarajanagar

    Bandipur Wildlife Safari in Chamarajanagar
    • d2 Daysn2 Nights
    • lBandipur
    • NNNNN339 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 7770084
    • 4,700

    About the Destination:

    • Spend a 2N/2D safari camping experience in Bandipur, a forested region nestled in the Chamarajanagar district of the Karnataka, bordering Mudumalai National Park and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary. 
    • A perfect place for nature enthusiasts and animal lovers, the safari will surely take you on a ride of a lifetime. Enjoy the sight of the lovely animals in a pleasant environment with dark green hues all around you. 
    • Head for an alluring jungle safari post your check-in to your hotel, dine in amazing food and indulge in a warm campfire under the stars at night.
    • Experience an adventure trek on Day 2 and head for a serene nature walk in the midst of calm environs.
    • Visit the Mysore zoo and explore the unique variety of wildlife in one of the best zoos of India before you leave for Bangalore around 04:30 PM. 

  • 11Madhya Pradesh Wildlife Tour

    Madhya Pradesh Wildlife Tour
    • d12 Daysn11 Nights
    • lVaranasi
    • NNNNN34 ratings
    • Indian Excursion
      Supplier
      Indian Excursion

    11N/12D: Delhi - Nagpur - Pench - Kanha - Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho - Varanasi – Delhi

    What will you see:  India Gate, Qutub Minar, Iskon Temple, Akshardham Temple, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Sarnath Deer Park, Khajuraho, Bandhavgarh National Park, Kanha National Park

    What will you do: Sightseeing of Delhi, Jeep Safari Experience

    This all-encompassing tour starts from the Heritage capital of India, New Delhi. When here, you can visit some of the ancient and historic monuments around Old Delhi and New Delhi. Whether paying tribute to the Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives for India’s independence or shopping across the narrow yet bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk, there is a lot to engage in at this absorbing place.

    Within this package, you will get to visit some of the popular National Parks in India and explore their vast range of wildlife. Tigers, Leopards and other wildlife are the major attractions of the tour.

    Moving onto Khajuraho, the city that has been called as older than history by historians and several other dignitaries, the visitors can walk and unravel the city and finally head towards one of the holiest cities in India, Varanasi.  

  • 12Culture of Karnataka with Wildlife Tour

    Culture of Karnataka with Wildlife Tour
    • d13 Daysn12 Nights
    • lBangalore
    • NNNNN39 ratings
    • Thrill-On
      Supplier
      Thrill-On

    12N/13D: Bangalore-Mysore-Nagerhole-Hassan-Hospet-Badami-Dandeli-Goa

    What will you see: Chamundi Hills, Mysore Palace, Brindavan Gardens, Somnath Temple, Church of Philomena, Srirangapatna, Nagerhole Wildlife Sanctuary, Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Belur Chennakesava Temple, Rock Caves of Badami

    What will you do: Sightseeing in historically and spiritually significant destinations, Wildlife Tours, Jeep Safaris, Night Camping in Wildlife Sanctuaries

    Karnataka is blessed with a diverse terrain and a rich culture. This tour will take you to some of the most beautiful historical monuments, temples and ruins of the glorious history that gone by. To top the excitement, you will also get the opportunity to visit some of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka. The entire journey is not just exciting but also educative and enlightening. 

  • 13Madhya Pradesh Tiger and Hill Tour

    Madhya Pradesh Tiger and Hill Tour
    • d6 Daysn5 Nights
    • lJabalpur
    • NNNNN40 ratings
    • Dinesh
      Supplier
      Dinesh

    5N/6D : Jabalpur – Kanha Park – Pachmarhi – Jabalpur

    What will you do : Wildlife Safari, Game Safari, Gipsy Safari

    What will you see : Rich Wildlife, Royal Tiger, Glittering Marble Rocks, Beautiful Hill Station, Bandhavgarh National Park, Pachmarhi Hill Station

    Rejuvenate yourself at the cardinal destination of India, Madhya Pradesh, which successfully takes your heart away with its rich wildlife, Vindhyas and Satpura ranges. A perfect blend of pristine nature and rich heritage, this Indian state is also an ideal example of harmony, peace and brotherhood among the different sects of the society.

    Get into the flavours of this tour and catch the sight of Rare White Tigers and wrap yourselves in the boundless wildlife, exploring multiple rich National Parks. With the Game, Gipsy and Wildlife Safari in this tour, you’re sure to experience fun, excitement and thrill. Also, capture some of the everlasting moment by visiting some of the scenic hill stations within this tour.

  • 14Bandhavgarh Tiger Safari

    Bandhavgarh Tiger Safari
    • d4 Daysn3 Nights
    • NNNNN34 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 8982105
    • 27,000

    About the Activity with Details:

    Bandhavgarh National Park located in the Vindhya Hills of the Umaria district in Madhya Pradesh is no doubt the most popular national parks in the country. Apart from its wild-scenic natural bounties such as steep ridges, swelling forest and open meadows, there is one more thing that makes Bandhavgarh tiger safari all the more popular - Royal Bengal Tigers. The density of the Tiger population at Bandhavgarh is the highest known in India.

     Indulge in an enthralling Bandhavgarh tour package which provides you with a delightful experience of watching these elegant cats from close. Admire the adorable tiger cubs the Sukhi Patiya and Rajbhera tiger to name some playing around in open. Relive your childhood days while viewing these beautiful cubs playing with each other. Delight in this memorable Bandhavgarh tiger safari with friends and family.

    Meal Types: Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian – Indian and Continental Meals (Breakfast-3, Lunch-3, Dinner-3)

    Accommodation: Super Deluxe Rooms (Double occupancy)

    Activities: Wildlife Safari

    Difficulty Level: Easy


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 favorite 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 the 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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