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  • 01North East Wildlife Tour of India

    North East Wildlife Tour of India
    • d12 Daysn11 Nights
    • lGuwahati
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    • Dipankar Dey
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      Dipankar Dey
    • 25,000
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    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
    • NNNNN1 review
    • Shrinath Travel Agency
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      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
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    • Kaziranga Tours
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      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
    • NNNNN1 review
    • 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
    • NNNNN1 review
    • Khushal Rathore
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      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
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    • 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
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    • Thrill-On
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      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
    • NNNNN15 reviews
    • 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
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    • NNNNN14 reviews
    • Thrill-On
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      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
    • NNNNN14 reviews
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      Code: 7770084

    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
    • NNNNN1 review
    • Indian Excursion
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      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
    • NNNNN1 review
    • Thrill-On
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      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
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    • Dinesh
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      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
    • lTala
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      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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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 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 entre 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

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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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Havelock Island

Being one of the topnotch attractions in Andaman is the sublime Havelock Island brimming with silky beaches and exuberant greenery. A lot of tourist locations, resorts, hotels, attractions and much more are creating the perfect background to Havelock Island to host as many tourists as possible. This is the largest of all the islands in Andaman and comprises of a lot of small islands. The administration in Havelock promotes eco-tourism on a large scale.

 The lighthouse established in 2005 at the northern part of the island gives additional recognition for the island. The accommodation options on Havelock will let you be surprised. Ranging from high-end, luxurious resorts to camps with basic amenities, the stay arrangements done by the administrative people here are unbelievable.

Highlights: The long stretches of different types of beaches are the main highlight to be pointed out. Declared the best beaches in the world, almost all of them are blissfully located on Havelock Island, connected to closely to the main boat jetty on the island.  

Elephant Beach, Radhanagar Beach, Vijaynagar Beach, Kalapathar Beach which are known in numbers also are proclaimed to have the highest number of tourists every year. The green fringed shorelines, the clear sea water, the colourful marine animals, the long coral reefs, the wild fauna and flora bring forth the astounding picture of Havelock incomparably beautiful.

Activities: Snorkeling and diving are the favourite activities done on the islands though other major water based activities like boating and kayaking are frequently done.

Distance from Port Blair: Havelock Island is lying 42 kms northeast of the capital city, Port Blair. There are regular boat services by the Directorate of Shipping Services which connect Phoenix Bay jetty in Port Blair to Havelock daily.

 

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Chidiya Tapu

As the name suggests, Chidiya Tapu is the perfect haven for unseen migratory birds and common native birds found in Andaman Islands. Recognized as the most enchanting beach in Andaman and tourists arrive here on a large scale as the beach extends the best ever sights for them including the eye catching sunrise and sunset views. This is a silent yet crowded beach encircled by evergreen forests on one side and the short hills on the other side. 

As it is considered to be the presenter of the most finishing touch of sunset and sunrise views, it is the main hub in Andaman Islands. The beach is filled with 46 varieties of endangered species of birds, and white spotted deer. There are a lot of seasonal orchids and other varieties of plants.

Highlights: The major attractions of Chidiya Tapu are the Chidiya Tapu Biological Park, the Sylvan Sands, the Munda Pahar Beaches etc. You will be able to stay at a forest guesthouse located nearby atop a hillock and from there, the panoramic view of Chidiya Tapu in detail.

Activities: Apart from sunset and sunrise views, people come in plenty toward this beach to identify the rare species appear in multiple colours and size. Even though many of the birds are commonly found on the beach, you would find it as a unique and unnatural scene to find the colourful gathering of them. Boating is an attractive activity done here as well as snorkeling and swimming are also a part of the adventure activities usually experienced by those who visit here.

Distance from Port Blair: It is located about 25 kms from Port Blair.


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Neil Island

A tiny island located to the south of Andaman is Neil Island, brimming with less explore marine diversity, coral reefs, long beaches and bewitching greenery. Being one of the tourist destinations in Andaman, Neil is so happy to become the host with revealing all what it has. A romantically silent island unlike the hustle of Havelock Island, Neil Island is termed as the vegetable bowl of Andaman. A perfect place to simply relax and chill is the beaches here and the deserted shores are favourite to those who love to relax in utmost peace.

In two hours, one can explore the island by walking around. It got the name Neil after the British Brigadier General James Neill who stubbornly dealt with the rebels during the 1857 Mutiny. The rich cultivation of paddy is found in Neil Island that belongs to the Ritchies’ Arhcipelago between Havelock Island and Rose Island.

Highlights: One of the major highlights of Neil Island is Neil Kendra, a beautiful curving bay full of white sand and holding the major jetty of the island made attracting by disarraying numerous colourful wooden fishing boats. Known to be the heart of the island, Neil Kendra has Bharatpur Beach on its left and Laxmanpur Beach on the right. The richest collection of marine lives and coral reefs have given Neil Island the peculiarity of being one of the most thrilling scuba diving sites on the island. In addition to diving, Neil Island is home to those who love snorkeling, swimming, birding, cycling etc.

Activities: Glass bottom ride and snorkelling are the major activities available on Neil Island though there are enough opportunities to do diving and other prime adventure activities.

Distance from Port Blair: The island belongs to the South Andaman district is located about 36 km northeast from Port Blair.

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Radhanagar Beach

Radhanagar Beach in Andaman has ranked 8th among the top ten beautiful beaches in the world based on travelers reviews and rating available on multiple sources and Radhanagar Beach deserves it for many reasons. One of the most ravishing beauty in Andaman with a lot of tourists visiting it every year, Radhanagar Beach is the gem of Havelock Island. 500 meters away from the beach, one can see only the expansive blue water and the lush green tropical forests but when you reach the beach, the sights are apparently awe-inspiring.

 Radhanagar is commonly called as Beach No.7 and this is one of the closest beach located near to Havelock Island ferry tier. The silky beach is kids friendly as well so that families are found in plenty on the beach to spend their vacation or a short holiday. There are nothing to be worried as the coast guards are roaming around always and the number of people here will be a pleasant sight to see.

Activities: Snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, boating, parasailing etc are some of the most commonly seen activities on the beach and among them Scuba Diving is the best as it offers the clear interaction with the wide range of marine animals and coral reefs around living in harmony. 

The turquoise water gives a rejuvenating experience while you swim across or do snorkeling and since the number of tourists are relatively higher, the Government opens more opportunities for them to spend an ample time on the beach. As it is a superb place adventure lovers also would covet, the fame it has achieved international importance in no time.

Distance from Port Blair: From Port Blair it will take more than three hours to reach Radhanagar Beach as it is located about 72 kms away from the capital city.

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Baratang Island

One of the aboriginal tribes of Andaman lives in Baratang Island, a highly blessed region with years-old wilderness. Earlier, the tribes did not let outside people to enter their community but presently, Baratang Island is a vibrant tourist destination as people love to spend time amidst the huge forests, limestone caves, mangrove ranges and the mud volcanoes.

Baratang is a part of the Great Andaman Chain with an area of 243 sq.kilometers and that marks it as the main island of the group. Middle Andaman is lying to the north and South Andaman in the south of Baratang Island. And it belongs to Rangat Taluk.

Highlights: The active mud volcanoes are the highlights of Baratang Island along with the abundant mangrove forests and evergreen rainforests and the limestone caves located beyond the forests. So adventure lovers find Baratang as a wise choice to indulge in mind blowing trekking and nature walk. Among the multiple number of mud volcanoes, jalki, as the locals call it, is the famous one.

Activity: Nature walk through the wild forests and the extensive mangrove forests is one of the prime activities done on Baratang Island. Boating, trekking, hiking etc are some of the other, identified activities available on the island.

Distance from Port Blair: The island is located about 150 kms north of Port Blair and one can reach the island by ferry services only.


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Elephant Beach

Settled on the sands of Havelock Island, Elephant Beach is a reveling beauty well presented by the long coral reefs and the shining shoreline. A peaceful beach with pure serenity and silent ambience will offer the visitors a soothing melody and that would be the perfect time to relax, to walk around with your love or just to do sunbathing. Among the different beach on Havelock Island, Elephant Beach has a special significance because of its friendly atmosphere and not so crowded shoreline. In addition to the adventurous activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving, tourists find time to do boating and similar activities on the beach. The clear water, the calm waves, the cool breeze and the magnificent sights on the shore have their own impacts on the number of people visiting the beach, and it increases only year by year.

Highlights: The long array of private boats, fishing boats and buoys extend a riveting beauty to the beach. Moreover, it is a kid friendly beach as well so that families are found here aplenty. The huge shoreline is the key factor behind the countless visitors appear on the beach every day. 

During monsoon also, tourists would love to come to Elephant Beach. People have reported that at times, the wild elephants from the nearby forests come to the beach and stroll along the white sandy bed.

Activities: An ideal place for snorkeling and scuba diving is Elephant Beach though boating and other fun, water based activities are also done by the visitors often. Tourists have experienced the best sea walking as well on Elephant Beach.

Distance from Port Blair: Elephant Beach is located on the famous Havelock Island. It is lying about 69 kms away from the capital city of Andaman, Port Blair. One can reach the beach via boat from Havelock jetty after reaching there from Port Blair by road or by boat.


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Diglipur

A marvelous town in the north part of Andaman Islands is Diglipur, an amicable tiny town with a lot of good people around. For eco- friendly tourists, this town is an inevitable choice. Though the marine life is the prominent feature of this town but the cultivation of orange and rice has enormous importance in the economy of Diglipur.

Highlights: Lamiya Bay Beach is a highlight of the town, it is located a few kilometers away from Kalipur Beach. The beach is lying in the foothills of Saddle peak, the highest one in Andaman. Around 20 kms from Diglipur is the green Shyamnagar covered by thick jungles and why Shyamnagar is a priority for tourists is because of the presence of mud volcanoes here. Kalipur Beach and Ramangar Beach are the other famous beaches at Diglipur and they are famous for turtle nesting. Moreover, visitors are quite eager to visit Alfred Caves as well where a huge collections of limestone structures are found.

Activities: Since there are plenty of beaches, caves, greenery etc, Diglipur offers the visitors a huge number of activities ranging from refreshing trekking through the jungles to the water based activities like island hopping, snorkeling, boating, fishing etc. Near to Diglipur there are famous spots to do multiple activities.

Distance from Port Blair: Lying 290 kms away from Port Blair, the small town of Diglipur that can be connected by boat from both Port Blair and Mayabunder. The boat services from Port Blair are available twice a week. But one can reach the town by road via ATR from Port Blair.

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Vijaynagar Beach

Known as Beach No.5 is Vijaynagar Beach in the north east part of Havelock Island. Very remote from the crowded locations on Havelock Island, Vijaynagar Beach is close to heart for those who love to spend time in utmost calmness. The regular touch of the sapphire blue water on the pearl like sandy beach makes no noise and it is one of the reasons why tourists chosen it as the perfect space for romantic couples and families. 

The beauty of the beach has been praised so much by those who visited it. It is always better to come here freely, just to roam around, or to float on the shallow water, or to read under the large shade given by the huge trees on the shore or to do sunbathing. The collection of Mahua trees and palms is the significant ornament making the beach a splendid place to sit back and relax as much as time one wants to. This is one of the magnificent attractions in Andaman.

Highlights: A photographer's paradise is Vijaynagar Beach; especially the sunrise views from the beach is incomparably magnificent. When the sun’s fresh rays spread all over the wide sea, the entire atmosphere starts blushing in all possible colours and there is no better sight from the beach would satiate a photographic mind. The native birds appear during the fresh mornings add effective colours to the sunrise pictures.

Activity: The beach is recognized for relaxed swimming and sunbathing. Adventure activities are not yet a fashion on this inevitable part of Havelock Island.

Distance from Port Blair: Vijaynagar Beach is located at a distance of about 38 kms from Port Blair but from Havelock jetty the beach is lying 9 kms away only.

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Chadar Trek

For some years, adventure seekers all around the world have been talking about Chadar Trek in the Zanskar Region. Until this year, hundreds of people have experienced the thrill hidden and the mind blowing sights around Chadar frozen river. In fact, Chadar Trek is the most sought after and one of the breathtaking treks in the Himalayas. The winter trek is so special for those who are ready to have adventure at the maximum level. 

The river trek starts from Chilling where the river begins to freeze and mostly, travelers choose February as the best time to cross the frozen river as the ice sheets will be comparatively stable. The precarious snow-flakes would pose severe threats during the trek but in some other time, the challenges would be kind to the trekker. The surrounding of the river are completely vertical cliffs tall up to 600 meters. The Zanskar River is a tributary of the Indus and is 5 meters long. 

A trekker would have to cover 16 kms per day to complete the Chadar Trek. Usually, people opt for 10-15 days of trek depending on the climatic conditions persisting here. The temperature at Chadar will come to the lowest at -35 degree Celsius during winter and thus Chadar Trek becomes more intimidating. Approximate trekking distance one would have to cover in total is 75 kms.

Maximum altitude: 11123 feet is the height at which Chadar Trek would lead you to.

Location: To take part in Chadar Trek, one should arrive in Leh and from Leh, the journey starts and goes to Chilling, the beginning of the Zanskar River in the frozen state. From Leh it would take about 65-70 kms to reach Tilad via Chilling, the base camp of the trek.

Best time to visit: January end to February is the best time suitable for trekking in the frozen river of Chadar. Quality and safe trekking gears and highly warm clothes are required.

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Markha Valley Trek

Adventure lovers always had an affection to Markha Valley and still it fulfills the dreams of a trekker or adventure seeker with the unrivalled collection of natural spectacle. Long day trekking tours are offered by a lot of tour providers all over India which promise a journey through the most scenic locations and villages. The awesomely exciting feature of this trek is that it will let the trekker cross two high altitude passes in Ladakh; Gandala La at 4980 meters and Kongmaru La at 5276 meters.

 Being one of the diverse treks in Ladakh region, Markha Valley trek offers a lot of adventurous moments throughout. The barren land of Ladakh and the Buddhist temples found throughout the journey make the trek special. The route winds past the Ladakhi villages and it goes to Hemis National Park where the chances to spot some rare wildlife species are comparably high. The nomadic groups of people will be a unique picture to keep in heart. The symbols of Buddhism like ‘chortens’, stupas, multi colored prayer flags and numerous monasteries narrate the story of Buddhist culture embraced Markha centuries ago. Another interesting fact heard about Markha Valley trek is that it is also called ‘tea house trek’ due to the accommodation provided in parachute tents in most of the villages during the tour.

Maximum altitude: 15000 feet is the maximum altitude the trek will cover.

Location: In most of the cases, the trek starts from Leh. The trail usually goes through Chilling, Skyu and then to Markha. From Markha it would take the trekker to reach Hankar and Nimaling and finally return to Leh. The ideal trekking distance is 75 kms and it would be graded as difficult.

Best time to visit: The months of June, July, August, September and October are recommended as the best time to do Markha Valley trek.