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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, plenty of people come for an Andaman and Nicobar trip to see 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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What You Should Know More About India

  • Travel Advice

    • There are a number of foreigner tourists visiting India and hence, there are a lot of scammers who try to fool tourists by selling souvenirs, local dresses, jewelry and a lot of other things. So, do not speak to strangers easily.

    • Always carry sufficient cash with you but take care of it because incidences of pick pocketing and stealing are very common here.

    • Do not trust any tourist agency unless you check for their authorization. Usually book your tour facilities from an authorized tour agency.

    • Do not travel alone at night in lonely areas.

    • Carry your passport and other identity proofs at all times.

    • Try to find fellow travelers from your city/country and keep in touch with them if you are a solo traveler.

    • People can fool you and send you to wrong addresses and hence, carry a map and GPS device and trust only the given directions.

  • Drinking Laws

    The drinking laws in India are different for every state, being from 18 years to 25 years, but in most of the states and Union territories, it is 21 years.


  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Ranthambore Tiger Safaris
    Tiger, the national animal of India rules this arid national park in the state of Rajasthan and if you wish to have some of the best tiger sightings, Ranthambhore National park is a must visit place as you will see a tiger at the closest distance in this park. Other famous tiger sanctuaries are Jim Corbett National Park, Bandhavgarh national park and Pench Tiger reserve.

    Jaisalmer-Udaipur
    If you want to see the real royalty of India, you have to visit Udaipur and Jaisalmer. Udaipur, the city of palaces will show you the best architecture of India, along with giving you an essence of the most colorful Rajasthani culture. The grand palaces, sparkling golden desert sand and colorfully dressed people showcasing their art and culture will leave you mesmerized.

    Agra-Mathura
    Agra is the home of Taj Mahal, a tomb which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Agra also has another specimens of grand Mughal architecture like the Agra fort. Also visit Mathura to feel the sense of devotion towards Krishna and other Gods.

    Jammu and Kashmir
    Known as heaven on Earth, Kashmir is a nature’s miracle bestowed upon this part of India. The serene lakes, mountains, snow glaciers and houseboats to live in are an experience worth taking. There are a number of sight-seeing places and things to do in Kashmir which will not only show you something new, but will show you something worth remembering for life.

    Goa-West Coast
    Goa is an internationally famous holiday destination. One of the party capitals of India, Goa is a place flocked with foreigner tourists as it offers different things from glamourous night clubs and casinos to calm and serene beaches to just sun-bathe and relax.

    Rishikesh-Haridwar
    Two of the most holy destinations located on the banks of the most worshipped river of India, the Ganges, these places will make you witness the real devotion Indians have for their Gods. If you are looking for a spiritual and peaceful yet fun experience, you should definitely visit these places. Rishikesh is also a hub for white river rafting and other water sports in India.

    Kerala Backwaters
    If you love lush green landscapes and rainy atmosphere, Kerala Backwaters is the right place to visit. It gives you a chance to witness the traditional south Indian culture while staying in the backwaters of Kerala and have sheer experience of tranquility.

    Trekking in Himachal Pradesh
    Himachal Pradesh has some of the most adventure filled trekking routes in the world. Roopkund, Valley of Flowers, and Triund are some of the most famous treks in Himachal where you will have the most thrilling experiences of your life and will remember your trip to India forever.

  • What you will like there?

    Welcoming people
    The people of India are very helpful and welcoming. The people here never make tourists feel like outsiders because they follow a principle called ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’, which means ‘Guests are our Gods’, and most of the people here indeed treat you that way.

    Stunning Monuments
    The architecture of India is no less than a wonder. The palaces, carvings and intricate paintings on walls of temples, ancient cave paintings, tall standing forts and sea fortresses and a lot more! You cannot stop admiring the grand architecture of India.

    Diverse Culture
    India is a country packed with rich cultural heritage and diversity. With every 5 miles you move, you will find people behaving, speaking, dressing and eating differently. Hence, no matter how much you try to understand or keep a track, you will forget what you first saw or witnessed in India until you leave from here. With this, you will surely have a lot of stories to tell when you go back.

    Tourist facilities
    India is flocked with tourists all over the year and hence, there are enough tourist facilities like accommodation, public transports, frequent flights, multi-cuisine restaurants, booking agencies and other convenience facilities because of which, you will not face any difficulties or inconvenience while you are on a tour to India.

  • Recommended reads for destination

    Website :

    Incredible India Website

    Forum :

    India Travel Forum

    Books :

    Lonely Planet India (Travel Guide)


  • When is the best time to visit India?

    The best time to visit India is from October to March. India is large with diverse weather patterns. The Himalayas stop cold winds from reaching most of India so winters remain warm and summers can get very hot. The majority of India is tropical and is affected by three main seasons; summer, winter and monsoon.

  • How to reach India?

    Fly to India from any corner of the world. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad are some major international airports in India. These airports serve traffic across the globe and are tend to be situated on the outskirts of the cities, not all though. To get in and around the city, there are prepaid taxis and auto rickshaws stationed outside the terminus.

  • Do I need a visa for India? How does one get an India visa?

    Visa is required to everyone who is traveling to India. A 60 day, double entry electronic visa for citizens of 161 countries was introduced by the government of India, for further inquiries check on the official website. One can obtain a tourist visa for maximum of 6 months.

  • What is the currency of India and where can I get my money exchanged?

    Rupee is the currency of India and you can exchange your money on arrival at the airport of India. There are several booths for currency exchange where you can get your money exchanged, which are usually available before you leave the custom area so keep checking. Always insist on a currency exchange receipt.

  • What are the things to do in India?

    There are myriads of things to do in a country like India which is so huge, diverse, colorful, unique and simple.

    • Do visit the famous Taj Mahal.
    • Encounter the wildlife in its famous reserves and parks like Gir, Sunderbans, Bandhavgarh, Periyar, Ranthambore, Jim Corbett etc.
    • Stay in a houseboat in Kashmir or Kerala
    • Trek the Himalayan ranges.
    • Visit Mathura and Vrindavan during Holi festival.
    • Visit the UNESCO heritage sites like Hampi and Nalanda.
    • Visit the forts of Rajasthan
    • Shop in the markets of Jaipur, Delhi, Goa and Mumbai.
    • Take a village safari to the villages of Northeast India.
    • Take a bike trip to Leh from Manali or Shillong to Cherrapunjee
    • A luxury trip in the Luxury trains of India
    • Eat the street foods but stay safe.

  • What is the local food of India? Which are the best places to taste this food?

    Indian people live around food and just food; boasting a taste for uniqueness and varieties, here are some of the famous local foods which Indians are fond of.

    Bhel Puri and Sev Puri in Mumbai

    Malaiyo and Rasmalai in Banaras

    Chhole Bhature, Golgappe, Haleem and Nihari in Delhi

    Apang, Arunachal Pradesh

    Gushtaba, Rista, and Roghan Josh in Kashmir

    Biryani in Hyderabad

    Galawati beef or mutton kebabs in Lucknow

    Dal Bati Churma and Laal maas in Rajasthan

    Paratha and Lassi in Amritsar and Delhi

    Darjeeling Tea and Kerala coffee

    Dhokla, Khakra, Khandwis and Thepla in Gujarat

    Litti Chokha and Jhaal muri in Bihar

    Dosa and Idli in Mysore

    Sondesh and Gulab jamun in Kolkata

  • What is the best public transport to commute around India?

    In metro or big cities, auto rickshaws and Taxis are available. If you plan to travel interstate of inter cities then planes and trains are some good options, however trains in India can be notoriously crowded and may exceed the expected arrival or departure time, hence try to book in advance for a confirm seat.

    Another great option is hire a cab or a car with a driver and wander if you wish to travel at the ease of your comfort.

  • Do I need to have any vaccinations before the trip to India?

    Confirm with your health specialist about your routine vaccination. Besides the routine vaccination, all the travelers are also advised to get travel vaccines like Hepatitis A and B, typhoid, Japanese encephalitis, typhoid, and rabies after discussing with your travel health specialist. As India is a developing country, the effect of food and water content may vary from individual to individual but getting the above mentioned vaccines can ensure a safe travel in India.

  • What is the local language in India and which are the most commonly used greetings?

    There are more than 20 languages which are spoken across the country and each region can have a different local language than the other. Hindi is spoken widespread but not by everyone and English can be understood in most part of the country.

    "Namaskar" (hello), "shukriya" (thank you), "aap kaise hai" (how are you), "kitna hai" (how much) and "naam kya hai" (what's your name), these are some of the common greetings, expressions which are used in India and can be helpful on your trip to this country.

  • Which are the best shopping places in India and what are they famous for?

    If you do not shop in India on your visit, you are doing injustice to yourself as where else can you find the colorful, varied and multitude of art inspired stuffs?

    • Colaba Causeway, Mumbai: Slippers, shoes, chains, beads, bags, purses and for a hundred of other needs, you come to Colaba causeway. It is famous for the authentic Junk Jewelries and Kolhapuris.
    • Sarojini, Delhi: This non-branded market is the love of Delhi crowd. Sarojini caters to all your need but you have to remember to bargain as much as you can to get good deals.
    • Hazratganj, Lucknow: The old city of Awadh has a beautiful lane dedicated to shopping which houses both branded and non-branded shops. Buy perfumes and Chikan embroidered dresses in Lucknow.
    • Law Garden, Ahmedabad: It has a multitude of stalls selling traditional hand-embroidered products like bags, clothes, shoes, accessories which are made and imported from the villages of Kutch and Saurashtra.
    • New Market, Kolkata: From traditional accessories, clothes and other trinkets to the Bengali famous cotton saris, it is a paradise for the shopaholics for the cheap prices and impeccable varieties that it offers in abundance.
    • Fashion Street, Cantonment Pune: Multiple stalls which serve a multitude of shopping needs, like dresses, footwear, accessories etc.
    • Arpora Saturday Night Bazaar and Anjuna Flea market, Goa: Both the markets offer live music, drinks, and shops. From Indian handicraft to homemade knick knacks, gypsy boxes to leather products, you find almost everything here.
    • Bapu Bazaar, Jaipur: Famous for lac products, Jootis, and handicrafts.
    • Commercial Street, Bangalore: One can find good quality and reasonably priced silk products in the branded showrooms as well as the street shops.
    • Jew Street At Fort Kochi, Kochi: The street is dotted with numerous pretty and old shops displaying old collection of antiques and crafts.

  • Which are the famous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in India?

    India is a land of diverse flora and Fauna and a unique Himalayan jungles. This list of famous wildlife sanctuaries and National Parks in India is given below:

    • Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
    • Gir National Park & Sasan Gir Sanctuary, Gujarat
    • Bandipur National Park, Karnataka
    • Kaziranga National Park, Assam
    • Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala
    • Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka
    • Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
    • Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
    • Periyar National Park, Kerala
    • Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh

  • When is the famous Camel fair held in Pushkar? What is so special about it?

    This seven days celebration is held on the auspicious day of full moon in Kartik month which falls between October and November. This year the Puskar Mela/ Pushkar Fair is from 28th October till 04th November.

    This is an annual camel and livestock fair, which is celebrated in the town of Pushkar. This fair is famous for being one of the world’s largest cattle fairs.

  • Where can I do water sports activities in India?

    The places which are famous for water-sports activities are Goa, Andaman Islands, Gokarna, Lakshadweep and Maharashtra. If your trip is solely dedicated to water sports activities then head to Goa, Lakshadweep and Andaman islands to experience the best of India.

  • Which are the best cycling tours in India?

    The eco friendly way of exploring India can grant you some of the best routes and trails to pedal through and enjoy the scenic panorama.Also there are some best motorbike tours in India that is the dream of every bike rider. Take a note of these routes for the best cycling tours in India:

    • Bangalore to Goa (698 KM, Takes around 12-14 days)
    • Chennai to Pondicherry (155 KM, Takes around 3-4 days)
    • Mangalore to Goa (382 KM, Takes around 9-10 days)
    • Pune – Panshet Dam (80 KM, Takes around 1-3 days)
    • Munnar to Anamalai (210 KM, Takes around 5-6 days)
    • Gangtok to Darjeeling (456 KM, Takes around 11-12 days)
    • Udaipur to Jodhpur (352 KM, Takes around 8-10 days)
    • Rishikesh to Mussoorie (483 KM, Takes around 11-14 days)
    • Mysore to Ooty via Bandipur (126 KM, Takes around 2-4 days)
    • Shillong to Cherrapunji (275 KM, Takes around 5-7 days)
    • Leh to Khardung La (514 KM, Takes around 9-12 days)

  • How is the experience of travelling in luxury trains in Rajasthan?

    The impressive interiors, breathtaking carriages and opulent lights of the luxury trains are just not enough. You get to live the royal lifestyle of former rulers of India while travelling on these trains. Trains visiting Rajasthan can be an impressive journey across the breadth and length of the state that displays the heritage, culture, richness and the traditions of this country in its hospitality, opulence and grand luxury.

  • I am visiting India for the first time how should I prepare myself ?

    India is a vast and bewildering country, it is a huge land so this is literally can give a culture shock but some things which are to be kept in mind while traveling to India are mentioned below:

    • Avoid the rush: Do your research right; a wisely planned itinerary can bestow you with a unique experience of the place. Do not try to cover a lot in a relatively less time.
    • Keep a check on what you eat and drink, better to survive on bottled water and fresh food. But this does not mean that you will rule out the street food after all, India is known for its aromatic street foods.
    • Getting around in India can get a lot longer than expected so don’t get upset or panic, instead have patience. Keep a lot of extra time in your itinerary for you can always meet an adventure on the roads.
    • Be safe: Do not carry a lot of cash while traveling in Public transports or while strolling through narrowed lanes in the dark.
    • Noise is very common on the bustling streets and on the roads, sometimes you may become a victim of honking and shouting so be prepared.
    • Visit the small villages if you want to see the true India.

  • Which places are good for desert camping in India?

    The Thar Desert is the main desert land in India, however sand dunes and deserted areas can be found in some more regions of India which are listed below:

    • Pushkar, Rajasthan
    • Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
    • Hunder village, Nubra Valley, Ladakh
    • Jodhpur, Rajasthan
    • Hodka (Bhuj), Gujarat

  • Which are the famous treks in India?

    There are uncountable treks to which India can serve as a base, given below are some of the famous trails which are trekked with sheer fondness and love.

    • Zanskar Chadar Trek, Ladakh
    • Kheerganga Trek, Himachal Pradesh
    • Rajmachi Trek, Maharashtra
    • Sach Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh
    • Dzongri Trek, West Sikkim
    • Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh
    • Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand
    • Chembra Peak Trek, Kerala
    • Chandratal Lake Trek, Himachal Pradesh
    • Kumara Parvatha Trek, Karnataka
    • Araku Valley Trek, Andhra Pradesh
    • Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand
    • Lamayuru Trek, Ladakh
    • Indrahar Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh
    • Deoriatal Trek, Uttarakhand
    • Goecha La Trek, West Sikkim

  • Where can I experience scuba diving in India?

    The coastal region of India is quite large and phenomenal for activities such as scuba diving, check out these destinations for watersports like Scuba.

    • Lakshadweep Island
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    • Pondicherry
    • Goa
    • Tarkarli, Maharashtra
    • Karnataka

  • Which are the famous Hill stations in India?

    Listed below are the most famous Hill stations in India; as being the popular destinations, you can find a swarm of tourist in these hill stations but these main stations can connect you to some equally majestic location in villages nearby or towns which are less famous but are less crowded too.

    • Srinagar, Kashmir
    • Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
    • Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
    • Ooty, Tamil Nadu
    • Darjeeling, West Bengal
    • Matheran, Maharashtra
    • Leh, Ladakh
    • Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
    • Munnar, Kerala
    • Mt. Abu Rajasthan
    • Manali, Himachal Pradesh
    • Nainital, Uttarakhand

  • Which are the famous forts and palaces in India?

    o India is a land of history, regal lineages and archeological ruins. Here is a comprehensive list of the ageless forts and palaces which were crafted ages ago yet they stand testimony to the test of time.

    • Red Fort, Delhi: One of the most popular forts in India
    • Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
    • Maharaja’s Palace, Mysore
    • City Palace, Jaipur
    • Amber Fort, Rajasthan
    • Sindhudurg Fort, Maharashtra
    • Gwalior Fort, Madhya Pradesh
    • Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh
    • Golconda Fort, Telangana
    • Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
    • Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan
    • Warangal Fort, Andhra Pradesh
    • Agra Fort, Agra
    • Cooch Behar Palace, West Bengal

  • Which are the best places for a family holiday in India?

    There are all types of places in India for a family holiday. From the architectural trails of the past to the serene valleys of Himalayas and Nilgiris, religious getaways to ocean hideaways; India is a package that no one denies.

    o The paradise of India: Himachal Pradesh

    o Heaven on Earth: Kashmir

    o The Golden Triangle: Delhi-Agra-Jaipur

    o Northeast: Meghalaya, Darjeeling, Assam, Nagaland.

    o The religious and adventurous combo: Haridwar and Rishikesh

    o Rajasthan Jewels: Jodhpur and Udaipur

    o Nainital and Jim Corbett National Park

    o The Indian Islands: Andaman and Nicobar

    o God’s own country: Kerala

    o The holy city: Banaras

    o Puri in Orissa

    o City of Dreams: Mumbai

    o Kashmir of South: Coorg, Ooty, Kodaikanal

  • Which are the best things to do for couples in India?

    There are myriad of things which a couple can enjoy in India depending on the interest of a person. Some of the things which are trending as couple activities are mentioned here:

    • Stay in a boathouse in Srinagar (Kashmir) or in Alleppey (Kerala)
    • Cuddle up in a tree house in Coorg
    • Take a boat tour in Nainital lake
    • Visit the British colonies of Pondicherry
    • Take a toy train ride in Darjeeling
    • Take a Gondola ride and ski in Gulmarg (Kashmir)
    • Tour in a Shikara in Dal lake
    • Stroll in the old lanes of Shimla
    • Taste the mouthwatering street foods in India
    • Take a Jet Ski ride in Lakshadweep Island
    • Embark on a bike trip to the rugged terrains of Ladakh
    • Ski in Auli
    • Visit the strawberry farms in Mahabaleshwar
    • Witness the Rann Mahotsav in Rann of Kutch
    • Enjoy a rafting experience in Rishikesh
    • Stay in a luxurious tented accommodation in Jaisalmer
    • Go for a monsoon drive from Mumbai to Lonavala or Pune

  • Which are some of the best destinations for a honeymoon in India?

    A comprehensive list of places which are mostly visited for a honeymoon in India are:

    o Srinagar (Kashmir)

    o Jaisalmer (Rajasthan)

    o Lakshadweep

    o Agra (Uttar Pradesh)

    o Andaman Islands

    o Manali (Himanchal Pradesh)

    o Goa

    o Udaipur (Rajasthan)

    o Alleppey (Kerala)

    o Coorg (Karnataka)

    o Gangtok (Northeast India)

    o Munnar (Kerala)

    o Coonor (Karnataka)

    o Matheran (Maharashtra)

    o Mussoorie (Uttarakhand)

    o Mt. Abu (Rajasthan)

    o Lonavala and Khandala (Maharashtra)

    o Hampi (Karnataka)

    o Meghalaya (Northeast India)

    o Leh (Ladakh)

  • Which places are good for a bike trip In India?

    There roads are scenic and loaded with adventure on these routes. Make your India bike trip an exhilarating experience by riding on these terrains.

    o Guwahati to Tawang

    o Manali to leh ladakh

    o Shillong to Cherrapunjee

    o Jaipur to Jaisalmer

    o Mumbai to Goa

    o Delhi to Nainital

    o Ahmedabad to Kutch

    o Shimla to Spiti Valley

    o Valparai to Vazhachal Forest

    o Chennai to Pondicherry

    o Delhi – Ranthambore

    o Darjeeling to Sikkim

  • What are some of the best places to experience the Himalayas?

    Himalayas are the strength of India and is considered a shield that is worshipped by the people in India. The magnificent appearance and firmness of these mountains can be experienced from many places in India, some of which are listed below.

    o Suru Valley, Zanskar Valley, Nubra Valley (Leh Ladakh)

    o Parvati and Tirthan Valley, Himachal Pradesh

    o Spiti and Lahaul Valley, Himachal Pradesh- Kaza, Tabo, Nako.

    o Betab Valley

    o Kinnaur Valley, Himachal Pradesh- Sangla, Raksham Chitkul

    o Bhagirathi Valley, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

    o Brahmaputra Valley, Assam

    o Doon Valley

    o Har ki Doon Valley, Uttarakhand

  • Which are some famous beaches in India?

    India is surrounded by the Ocean on three sides and that denotes the presence of endless beaches. The most famous beaches in India are:

    • Agonda beach- Goa
    • Cavelossim Beach- Goa
    • Radhanagar Beach- Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    • Benaulim Beach- South Goa
    • Candolim Beach, Goa
    • Puri Beach- Orissa
    • Varca Beach- Goa
    • Elephanta Beach, Havelock Island- Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    • Vagator Beach- Goa
    • Yarada Beach, Visakhapatnam- Andhra Pradesh
    • Arambol Beach- North Goa
    • Dhanushkodi Beach, Rameswaram- Tamil Nadu
    • Palolem Beach- South Goa
    • Mandrem Beach- North Goa
    • Colva Beach- South Goa
    • Muzhappilangad Drive in Beach, Kannur- Kerala
    • Ganpatipule Beach- Maharashtra
    • Marari Beach- Kerala
    • Ramakrishna Beach, Visakhapatnam- Andhra Pradesh
    • Gokarna, Karnataka

  • What are the best destinations to learn Yoga?

    India is known as the birthplace of Yoga Vidya. The best places where you can find numerous yoga retreats to learn and practice are:

    • Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)
    • Assagao (Goa)
    • Dharamkot (Himachal Pradesh)
    • Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
    • Mumbai (Maharashtra)
    • Puducherry or Pondicherry (Tamilnadu)
    • Mysore (Karnataka)
    • Lonavala (Maharashtra)
    • Munger (Bihar)
    • Arambol (Goa)

  • Which are the famous Temples in India?

    If you don’t find timeless temples in India, where else in the world will you find then? The most famous temples in India are:

    • Badrinath Temple and Kedarnath Temple (Uttarakhand)
    • The Konark Sun Temple (Odisha)
    • Brihadeeswarar Temple (Tamilnadu)
    • Somnath Temple (Gujarat)
    • Vaishno Devi Mandir (Katra, Jammu and Kashmir)
    • Golden Temple (Amritsar, Punjab)
    • Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Banaras, Uttar Pradesh)
    • Lord Jagannath Temple (Orissa)
    • Meenakshi Temple (Madurai, Tamilnadu)
    • Amarnath Cave Temple (Jammu and Kashmir)
    • Lingaraja Temple (Orissa)
    • Tirupati Balaji (Andhra Pradesh)
    • Kanchipuram Temples (Tamil Nadu)
    • Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh)
    • Virupaksha Temple (Hampi, Karnataka)
    • Akshardham Temple (Delhi)
    • Gomateshwara temple (Karnataka)
    • Ranakpur Temple (Rajasthan)
    • Dwarkadhish Temple (Gujarat)
    • Sanchi Stupa (Madhya Pradesh)

  • Which are the UNESCO world heritage sites in India?

    India is a treasure trove of archeological sites, some of the most famous UNESCO world heritage sites in India are:

    • Taj Mahal (Uttar Pradesh)
    • Nalanda Mahavihara (Bihar)
    • Ajanta & Ellora Caves and Elephanta caves (Maharashtra)
    • Monuments at Hampi (Karnataka)
    • Humayun’s Tomb (Delhi)
    • Agra fort and Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh)
    • Khajuraho group of monuments (Madhya Pradesh)
    • The Jantar Mantar (Jaipur)
    • Qutub Minar (Delhi)
    • Monuments at Mahabalipuram (Tamilnadu)
    • Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (Madhya Pradesh)
    • Sun Temple, Konark (Orissa)

  • Which are the best locations for a village safari in India?

    A large chunk of the Indian land still belongs to rustic and raw villages and the best way to experience them is by taking a village safari on the given routes and destinations:

    • Rann of Kutch (Kutch villages in Gujarat)
    • The pinds of Punjab
    • Villages in Spiti valley (Himachal Pradesh)
    • Sunderbans villages, West Bengal
    • Bishnoi village, Rajasthan
    • Villages in Kangra Valley (Himachal Pradesh)
    • Northeastern villages of India (Nagaland, Assam, Meghalaya)
    • Villages of Maharashtra
    • Villages of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir

  • What are some must carry things to keep in mind while travelling to India?

    Some of the must carry things to your trip to India are listed below based on people’s experiences.

    • Wet wipes: You can easily be washed by sweats during summers, so carry the wipes.
    • Sanitizer: Just to avoid unhygienic contacts and to stay well.
    • Your camera: India is a vibrant and a very colorful country, you wouldn’t return without having a full memory card.
    • Earplugs: India can become very noisy at times, if you want to avoid the unwanted noises then carry your earplugs.
    • Headlamp: The source of light when you are trekking, walking, or camping in the dark.
    • Dry gear bag: If you are carrying your camera, phone, laptop then it is better to have a dry gear bag.
    • Combination lock: if you are carrying costly gears and you want to be on the safer side.
    • First Aid Kit: Not only in India, but it is important to carry on every travel expedition or trip.
    • Carry a Personal U. V water purifier (U.V + U.F + Activated Carbon) : If you are doubtful about the drinking water inside the packaged bottle which are sold in India, you can carry a purifier to be sure that you are drinking safe water.
  • Which are some places to experience the art of Ayurveda healing?

    Ayurveda healing in India is an art of medication since inception and the best places to enjoy a retreat can be:

    • Kairali Ayurvedic Health Village, Kerala
    • Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand
    • Ayurveda resort Somatheeram, Kerala
    • Devaaya, The Ayurveda and Nature Cure Centre, Goa
    • The Leela, Udaipur

  • What are some famous heritage destinations in India?

    India is known for its heritage and cultural diversity; some of the famous heritage destinations in India are:

    • Madhya Pradesh
    • Rajasthan
    • Delhi
    • Tamilnadu
    • Karnataka
    • Uttar Pradesh
    • Uttarakhand
    • Maharashtra
    • Andhra Pradesh
    • Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

  • How is the nightlife of India? Which are the most happening places in India?

    India is a very vast countries and not every city is a night city. The nightlife culture is mainly seen in the metro cities of India such as:

    • Goa
    • Delhi
    • Mumbai
    • Bangalore
    • Pune
    • Kolkata
    • Chandigarh
    • Jaipur
    • Gurgaon

  • Which are the best islands to visit in India?

    There are river and ocean Islands in India and some of the best islands are listed below:

    • Majuli Island — River Islands in Assam
    • Barren Island — A part of Andaman Islands
    • Lakshadweep Islands — Lakshadweep
    • St Mary’s Islands —Karnataka
    • Grand Island — Goa
    • Little Andaman Island — Andaman and Nicobar
    • Diu Island — Daman and Diu
    • Divar Island — Goa
    • Great Nicobar Island — Andaman and Nicobar

  • What are famous cruising destinations in India?

    Being surrounded by the sea from three sides, India is an ideal cruising destination. Some of the destinations which can serve your desire of cruising at the best are:

    • Andaman Islands
    • Goa
    • Maharashtra (Mumbai)
    • Chilka Lake, Odisha
    • Cochin, Kerala
    • Daman and Diu
    • Brahmaputra, Northeast
    • Sunderban, West Bengal
    • Alleppey, Kerala

  • Which are the best and craziest water parks in India?

    There are many water parks in India to beat the summer heat but the best and the craziest ones are listed below:

    • Adlabs Aquamagica, Off Mumbai – Pune Expressway
    • Wonder La, Bangalore
    • Aquatica Water Park, Kolkata
    • Wonder La Kochi
    • World of Wonder (WOW), Noida
    • Queens Land, Chennai
    • Fun‘n’Food Village, Delhi
    • Ocean Park, Hyderabad
    • GRS Fantasy Park, Mysore
    • Dreamworld Water Park, Thrissur
    • MGM Dizzee World, Chennai
    • Wonder La, Hyderabad
    • Funcity, Chandigarh

  • Which are the best places for river rafting in India?

    India is a gifted land, bestowed with some of the famous rivers in the world. Almost all the rivers of India makes good tides for rafting adventures, some of the places where you can enjoy rafting are:

    1. River Ganga, Rishikesh
    2. Kullu-Manali
    3. Lohit River, Arunachal Pradesh
    4. Tons River, Uttarakhand
    5. Sumdo, Spiti Valley (Himachal Pradesh)
    6. Padum to Nimmo Zanskar River (Ladakh)
    7. River Bhagirathi, Uttarakhand
    8. Kolad- Kundalika River, Maharashtra
    9. Teesta River, Sikkim and Darjeeling
    10.  Barapole river, Coorg
    11.  Brahmaputra River, Arunachal Pradesh
  • What are the famous festivals of India?

    India celebrates every month with one or the other festivals and the most famous ones are:

    • Baisakhi: It is the harvest festival of Punjab and is celebrated among the Sikh community.
    • Deepavali: This is a festival of light which is celebrated by decorating the houses with clay lamps, and candles.
    • Holi: It signifies the victory of good over bad and is the festival of colors which is one of the most famous festivals of India.
    • Eid-ul-fitr: It is celebrated as a conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan where the muslim community fast for a month. It is one of the major festivals of India, especially the Muslim community.
    • Dussehra/Durga Puja: This festival is a ten day celebration and is celebrated with grandeur especially in the state of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Bengal and the whole of North India.
    • Hemis, Ladakh: The two-day religious festival from Ladakh is celebrated by dancing on the tunes of cymbals, drums, trumpets played by the monks.
    • Ganesh Chaturthi: The birthday of Lord Ganesha, a Hindu god is a celebration across India, especially in Maharashtra.
    • Gurupurab: It is celebrated in the Sikh community across India, especially Punjab. It marks the anniversaries of the ten Sikh Gurus.
    • Christmas: The churches and chapels are lit up and decorated to celebrate Christmas. Everyone in India waits for this day regardless of their religion.
    • Janmashtmi: The Janmashtami celebration is very popular in Mathura and Vrindavan, however, the birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated across India.
    • Pongal: It is a four-day long harvest festival that is mainly celebrated in South India, primarily in Tamilnadu.
    • Onam: Onam is a festival of decorating houses with Pookalam (floral designs), and prepare Onasadya (elaborate meal of more than 10 dishes). This day is mainly celebrated in South India, primarily Kerala and snake boat race, Kathakali dancing is some of the major highlights of the celebration.
    • Raksha Bandhan: Rakhi is celebrated among Hindu that celebrates the brother-sister bond.
    • Bihu, Assam: This is a harvest festival of Assam and is celebrated in the North Eastern part of India.

  • Which are the famous museums in India?

    Some of the famous and old museums in India are:

    • Indian Museum, Calcutta: Kolkata is a land of Museums and Indian Museum, Calcutta is the ninth oldest regular museum of the world.
    • National Museum, Delhi: The National Museum is the largest museum in India which displays artifacts belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization and the Mughal era.
    • Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad: This art museum has world’s largest collection of artifacts. Salar Jung Museum is among the most important attraction in Hyderabad.
    • The Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad: It dwells in one of the most beautifully, intricately wooden-carved Haveli in Ahmedabad and is one of the finest textile museums in the world.
    • The Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai: It was earlier known as Victoria & Albert Museum and is the oldest museum in Mumbai.
  • Which are the famous skiing destinations in India?

    The Himalayan slopes make India an idyllic destination for ski enthusiasts. Some of the destinations where you can slide and plunge with your ski gears are:

    • Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir
    • Solang Valley, Manali- Himachal Pradesh
    • Dayara Bugyal, Uttarakhand
    • Phuni Valley, Sikkim
    • Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir
    • Narkanda, Himanchal Pradesh
    • Munsiyari, Uttarakhand
    • Mundali, Uttarakhand
    • Yumthang Valley, Sikkim
    • Kufri, Himanchal Pradesh

  • What are the famous places to visit in North India?

    The North India has Himalayas, river Ganges and Indus; this is side of the country is rich in beautiful places to enjoy a scenic sojourn.

    • Kashmir
    • Leh and Ladakh
    • Himanchal Pradesh
    • Haridwar and Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)
    • Delhi
    • Banaras (Uttar Pradesh)
    • Amritsar (Punjab)
    • Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
    • Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh)

  • What are the famous places to visit in South India?

    South India is the land of culture, tea, spices and coffee cultivation and beaches.

    • Gokarna, Karnataka
    • Munnar, Kerala
    • Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh
    • Alleppey, Kerala
    • Coorg, Karnataka
    • Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
    • Dandeli, Karnataka
    • Hampi, Karnataka
    • Varkala, Kerala
    • Bangalore, Karnataka
    • Yercaud, Tamil Nadu
    • Ooty, Karnataka
    • Papikondalu, Andhra Pradesh
    • Mysore, Karnataka
    • Wayanad, Kerala
    • Thrissur, Kerala
    • Jog Falls, Karnataka
    • Thiruananthapuram
    • Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    • Lakshadweep Islands

  • What are the famous places to visit in West India?

    West India envelops the famous Thar Desert in its lap, the heritage forts and the economic capital of India- Mumbai.

    • Alwar, Rajasthan
    • Udaipur, Rajasthan
    • Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
    • Champaner-Pavagarh, Gujarat
    • Mount Abu, Rajasthan
    • Matheran, Maharashtra
    • Nawalgarh, Rajasthan
    • Diu, Daman and Diu
    • Tarkarli, Maharashtra
    • Deeg, Rajasthan
    • Ajanta and Ellora caves, Maharashtra
    • Jodhpur, Rajasthan
    • Mumbai, Maharashtra
    • Ganpatipule, Maharashtra
    • Pushkar, Rajasthan
    • Ranthambore, Rajasthan
    • Gir, Gujarat
    • Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
    • Kutch, Gujarat
    • Goa
    • Jaipur, Rajasthan
    • Amboli Maharashtra

  • What are the famous places to visit in East India?

    East India is a slice of India and a well kept jewel, the Himalayan ranges are also found in the east India.

    • Gangtok, Sikkim
    • Shillong, Meghalaya
    • Pelling Sikkim
    • Darjeeling, West Bengal
    • Haflong Assam
    • Mokokchung, Nagaland
    • Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
    • Kolkata, West Bengal
    • Ravangla, Sikkim
    • Majuli, Assam
    • Lachung, Sikkim
    • Dzukou Valley, Nagaland
    • Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
    • Jampui hills, Tripura
    • Yuksom, Sikkim
    • Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
    • Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh
    • Champhai, Mizoram
    • Pfutsero, Nagaland
    • Mawlynnong, Meghalaya

  • Which are the best and most famous waterfalls in India?

    The most famous waterfalls in India are scattered across the country’s length and breadth and are listed below:

    • Nohsngithiang Waterfall, Meghalaya
    • Jog Waterfalls, Karnataka
    • Dudhsagar waterfall, Goa
    • Thoseghar waterfall, Maharashtra
    • Athirapally Waterfall, Kerala
    • Dhuandhar Waterfall, Madhya Pradesh
    • Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya
    • Meenmutty Falls, Kerala
    • Vantawng Falls, Mizoram
    • Umbrella Falls, Maharashtra
    • Lodh Falls, Jharkhand
    • Hogenakkal Waterfall, Tamilnadu
    • Abbey Falls, Karnataka
    • Bhagsu Waterfall, Himanchal Pradesh
    • Amritdhara Waterfalls, Chattisgarh
    • Barachukki falls, Karnataka
    • Elephant falls, Shillong
    • Ethipothala Waterfalls, Andhra Pradesh
    • Ghatarani Waterfalls, Chattisgarh
    • Kempty Falls, Mussoorie
    • Duduma Falls, Orissa
    • Chitrakoot waterfalls, Chattisgarh
    • Nuranang Falls, Arunachal Pradesh
    • Bhimlat Falls, Rajasthan
    • Gira waterfall, Gujarat

  • Here are the best tips Thrillophilia has to offer for your trip to India

    • Avoid drinking tap water, as much as you can and buy bottled water.
    • Keep yourself hydrated, the sunlight in India can sweat you a lot and travelling just adds up.
    • Always exchange foreign currency at authorized dealers like Thomas cook outlets or American express and request for an exchange receipt.

Traveller Tales from India

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Agnimitra Banerjee

24 October 2015

Trekking and water adventure...what else can be so tempting especially for adventurists like me. This things give me my Kick. Wonderful place and everything is just up-to-the-mark. I'm certainly exploring more of South India now.

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Umesh Joshi

05 October 2017

First, I would like to say thank you to shyam@thrillophilia.com for their coordination and cooperation.The trip was well planned and executed extremely well by the tour operators, I am very happy with the services provided by thrillophilia during this trek. 1) Our trek leaders Salman and Stenzin are really a wonderful Guys, they were very helpful and supportive all the time during trekking.Other staff members were also supportive and helpful. 2) Food quality and quantity was good. 3) Accommodation was good, camps were in good shape, neat and clean and quite spacious. Let's review the Trek. No doubt Stok trek was awesome as well as difficult. It would not be correct if I will say Stok trek is the most beautiful trek ???? but there is something which makes this trek different from all other treks and which is the main reason to attract tourist from every corner of the word, that is its height. At 20,500 feet Stok Kangri is the highest trekkable summit in India (6,153 m), what google says but when I googled it bit more and try to find if there is any other trek exist in this word which is above Stok, I did not get any information so I assume this is the highest trekkable summit in world ???? Highlights of this Trek 1) Trekking till base camp is not very tiring, which itself a big achievement as you would be able to achieve the height of 16300 feet ???? and the best part what I found in this trek is “you don’t need to walk too many hours to reach base camp” 2-4 hours walk a day is max you will walk. 2) Leh treks are totally different from Himachal and Uttrakhand treks in terms of scenic beauty, it’s a different experience, you would be able to see some splendid views of the Stok mountain ranges. 3) The last day “Summit day” will give you a totally different experience. You start your trek at night time which generally don’t happen in other treks. Moreover, you will get a chance to do snow trekking in summers as well “Only in summit Day”. Here is a great saying "the best view comes after the hardest climb" Very True!!! Preparation: I should say this is not a trek for first time trekkers but still if someone wants to give a try, Start your preparation at least 2 months before this trek as last day “Summit Day” is really a challenging one, compare to other days where you have to just walk 2-4 hours max here on final day you have to walk for a 12 – 14 hours and trekking at night on Snow is bit tricky task and it becomes more challenging when you have to walk by putting Crampons on your shoes. a) Aim for 5 km running in 30 minutes b) Do breathing exercise which helps you a lot during this trek especially. c) Drink as much as water you can.

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Devi Chattopadhyay

23 October 2015

This was a really nice trip. Firstly, this place is close by Bangalore and very much in driving distance. Secondly, the adventure activities are well-organized. They are safe too. This way it is very easy and convenient for us to blindly trust and do this. Also, most of the adventurous activities didn’t require much background skills like swimming or gym training. It was meant for everyone.

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Lakshmi Krishnamoorthy

27 November 2017

"Lovely resort overlooking the lake\nWe (two girls) went from Bangalore to Doddaballapur (Bus no. 285M) and from doddaballapur to ujjani from ujjani it took us 10 \nmins to reach the resort the tour organizers came to pick us up.\nWe went for a short trek to experience the amazing sunset, we returned to the resort to play volleyball, badminton and archery. We spent evening around the lake we enjoyed barbecue and campfire.. The food was delicious. We stayed in a tree house. Next morning we sat on top of a tree to watch the sunrise which was a breathtaking scenery after breakfast we went for trekking which was a fabulous experience as it was our first time we went for an easier trek\nTour organizers were so friendly, we felt as if we were with our family… Staff was very friendly and helpful\nWe've been raving about it to all of our friends and family. Thank you for a stay that was memorable and one of the most enjoyable weekend we ever had.  Staying here was very unique and fun.\n\nAll in all, we highly recommend everyone to visit this incredible place. \n\n"

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Deeptimay Jain

11 November 2015

An amazing experience. For the first time, I got the chance of river rafting and I loved it alot. Thanks you my lovely friends for insisting me to go on this trip.

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Rajinder Butt

15 August 2014

Kudremukh is an amazing peak and so far I had just heard about this place but finally I get to see it. Amazing place - loved the trekking experience. What an experience. I'm going again.

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Dinakar Malik

16 November 2017

Our Chadar Trek adventure was one of the best and most memorable treks for all of us. I along with my friend went for this incredible trekking adventure in January 2017. Very well arrangements have been made for us by the team. I have heard about the beauty of trekking in Zanskar River but when I was actually there it was a lot more amazing. You will fall in love with the views and the whole surroundings. We took our flight from Delhi to Leh from where our tour would start, we were joined by another group of trekkers at Leh. I love to keep a track of each day in my diary and today I will share this with you as well. Day 1: We reach Leh on our first day, such a beautiful place, the airport was very well maintained and that too high up in the mountains. It was a very pleasant day and the cool mountain air was keeping us more active. We visited the markets and the nearby places on our first day and also bought few items for the trek and some energy bars too. Day 2: On our second day, we started with a thrilling ride to Tilad Do via Chilling. Passing through the steep hairpins was a bit scary but we had a wonderful driver Gorakh with us. The day was a bit colder and we started climbing to Shanti Stupa, the sunrise was just breathtaking. It was our first-day trekking in the Zanskar. At first, I was scared a bit to walk on the ice but as we continued I was able to walk properly. We reached our campsite by late evening and the sleeping bags were quite a saviour through the night. Day 3: On our third day, we trekked from Tilad Do to Shingra Koma. After a short brief about the whole trek and how to walk on the ice by our trek leader, we started our trek. We had to cover around 10 km today. Be careful while you walk on the ice as it can be very slippery at times, I faced this problem while walking and had to take small steps when I walk. When we reached halfway our cook cum porter prepared some maggi and soupy noodles for our lunch. I just loved to have something warm at the top of the mountain. We passed Shingra koma, and reached our campsite at Gyalpo. The campsite was very beautiful and we could see the mountains on all sides. After our dinner, we enjoyed a sound sleep. Day 4: On our fourth day, we started our morning with a warm cup of tea and delicious breakfast and then went for a quick march. Today was a big day for us as we had to cover around 15 km, we started trekking through the deep ravines of Zanskar, and the day was a bit colder as there was no sunlight at all. We passed through many caves and saw few frozen waterfalls. We reached Tibb cave where we will be camping for the night. We had a wonderful dinner with some roti and a sabji. Day 5: We started our day with a morning breakfast and some tea. Today we had to trek from Tibb cave to Naerak camp. As we started trekking we came across many Junipers and prayer flags tied on a twig. It was such a beautiful sight. We also came across a huge waterfall on our way to the camp. We had to walk slow as few of the paths were bit slippery. We could also see the Narek village and the distance light flickering in the small huts. We set up our tents near the river, it was biting cold and so we made a small bonfire. Our trek leader Mohan was really helpful enough and he told us about the place and our next route. Day 6: Today our trek was from Naerak to Tibb Cave which was basically our return journey. I would advise you to wear thermals to keep off the biting cold, the day was very cold when we started. We saw the local people wearing their traditional woollen Gonchas and few monks taking making their way to the Lingshed Monastery to Leh. It was such a wonderful view to see people how these people have adjusted to the biting cold here. We reached Tibb cave by late evening and then set up our camps for the night. Day 7: Today our trek was from Tibb Cave to Shingra Koma. We came across many pug marks of a fox. We reached our campsite and there we were cooked a delicious warm dinner by our cook. He made us rice, sabji and dal. Day 8: We were almost coming to an end of our trek. Today we had to trek from Shingra Koma to Tilad Do and drive to Leh. We reached Tilad Do, from where we had to bid farewell to our team. Thanks to Mohan ji and Gorakh for making our trek such an awesome one. We checked into our guesthouse Dorje Guest House for the night and spend the night there. Day 9: Today was our last day at Leh, we enjoyed a delicious morning breakfast and was ready for our return journey. We took our flight back home. We had the best time doing this incredible trek, a must do trek for all the adventure seekers, you will just love everything about this trek. Just remember to wear thermals and wear gumboots during the trek. You can buy them at Leh on your first day itself. And click a lot of pictures to cherish these memories. Huge thanks to team Thrillophilia. Keep rocking guys.

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udit kumar

26 September 2014

It was my first trekking and had loads of fun :) Planning another trip with thrillophilia grp very soon.

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Shakti Arora

10 April 2014

Wao it was absolutely brilliant to see those majestic Tiger and charismatic Leopard, this was the first time i saw these animals for the first time. The panoramic views catches our attention , its one of the best holiday destination.

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