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  • 01Fishing in Coorg

    Fishing in Coorg
    • h6 Hours
    • lCoorg
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      Code: 3593520

    About the Activity:

    • Head to Valnoor, located on the backwaters of the river Cauvery in Coorg. Celebrated as one of the most exotic angling sites in Karnataka, the calm environs further add to the appeal. 
    • Begin your trip of 4-6 hours starting from 10:00 AM and set off to the fishing camp. Spend some hours indulging in fishing before heading back. The place is characterised by a spellbinding calmness. The surrounding landscape lends a mystic feel at Valnoor. It is here you would be able to few rare species of fishes. Some of the more common varieties found here include mapps, marals, eels and mahseer.
    • The two varieties marals and mahseers are found in abundance and considered to be prized catches. There is also the presence of various other fishes, which keeps the element of thrill. 
  • 02Gokarna Fishing Trip

    Gokarna Fishing Trip
    • h1 Hour
    • lGokarna
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    Experience the thrills and spills of baiting fish off the pristine Om Beach, Gokarna with this close to one hour activity. The waters here are ideal to engage in fishing.

    The experience begins around 10am. Immerse yourself in a fun-filled fishing expedition off this resplendent coastline.While on the boat, drop the hook, line and sinker and wait for fish to bite the bait. Enjoy the sights of the beautiful beach as you relish the challenges at sea. Top the fishing tour by cooking a meal from your catch!

    Duration: Around 1 hour

  • 03Fishing trips at Bogmalo Beach

    Fishing trips at Bogmalo Beach

    The sleepy coastal village of Bogmalo is situated at a distance of 9 km from the city of Vasco da Gama in Goa. The village was primarily a fishing village till a few years ago, but now due to large scale development Bogmalo is emerging as a major tourist destination.

  • 04Chidyatapu Fishing Tour, Andaman

    Chidyatapu Fishing Tour, Andaman
    • h5 Hours
    • lPort Blair
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    • Arun Singh
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    Tucked amidst the beautiful and untouched archipelago of Andaman Islands, Chidyatapu is enveloped by tropical rainforests. The area is abounding in rare and endemic species of flora and fauna.Over five hours at sea, be prepared for a fishing adventure. Go snorkelling, with several undiscovered reefs still around, you may unravel some real beauties. 

    After breakfast at your hotel, around 10am you’ll be taken to Chidyatapu Beach (25km), board fishing boat for the fishing tour ahead of you. Reach Rutland a popular fishing spot, followed by short rides to visit nearby islands such as MundaPahad, another primary destination. Have lunch around 3pm, cruise back to Chidyatapu Island and return to Port Blair to close your amazing fishing tour. 

    Duration: Around 5 hours 

  • 05Fishing Trip, Port Blair

    Fishing Trip, Port Blair
    • h10 Hours
    • lPort Blair
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    • Arun Singh
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    Bask in the azure water bodies, rich marine life and scenic beauty of the island as you go on a Port Blair fishing trip of ten hours.

    Begin the balmy day at 7am. Following a boat ride from Port Blair, arrive at Chidiyatapu. 25km from the capital city, it is considered one of the best angling destinations in India. Once here, head towards Rutland, the first fishing destination. This is where the fishing begins.

    Some of the common species found in this region includes Black & Blue Marlin, Broadbill Swordfish, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Monster Dogtooth Tuna and Giant Trevally. Continue with your lucky catch till lunch is served on board.

    Post lunch, head towards Cinque Island, Munda Pahad and enjoy another exciting session of fishing till the evening. Before returning to Chidiyatapu, witness the mesmeric view of the sunset and post arrival, get transferred to Port Blair and mark the end of this astounding fishing tour.

    Duration:  Around 10 hours

  • 06Fishing Safari, Mahabalipuram

    Fishing Safari, Mahabalipuram
    • h2 Hours
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    About the Activity:

    Starting from Mahabalipuram, the tour takes you to a small coastal fishing village where you get to witness the life of a fisherman ­for around 2 hours. Get involved in the daily routine of the fishermen as you step into their shoes and experience their hospitality.

    On your arrival at fishing village, enjoy a welcome drink amidst the warm hospitality of the locals. Post this, attend the briefing session, get geared up with the lifejackets and board the fishing boats. On the way, learn about the tips and tricks involved in fishing in the open sea.

    On arrival at the ideal spots, help the fishermen in throwing and pulling their nets. Be a part of the enthralling journey and if luck favours, boast of your catch of the day. After spending around 1 hour in the sea, return to the village and embark on a local tour. Interact with the villagers, know more about their lives, fishing culture and before winding up the tour, you can spend time with the school children. You can also participate in teaching few lessons to these children.

    Timing: Anywhere between 9:00AM – 3:00PM 

  • 07Fishing Experience in Goa

    Fishing Experience in Goa
    • h1 Hour
    • lPanaji
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      Code: 6512381

    About the Destination:

    A one stop holiday destination, Goa beckons with its clear beaches, sparking waters, vibrant party life and laid back atmosphere. On one hand, you can dive into the bustling and adventurous side of the state with trekking, water sports and partying. On the other, soak in the serene side with pristine beaches, churches, wildlife sanctuary and yoga centres.

    Nestled on the placid banks Mandovi River is Panjim, the capital of Goa. A place of importance, it is also known for its riverside promenade and charming churches. Close-by lies the Backwaters Britona tucked away in a quaint fishing hamlet.

    About the Activity:

    Dash off to the fishing experience in Goa and take on this calming activity and relish in 1hr 15 minutes on-board.

    Arrive at the Britona backwaters ten minutes before the scheduled time. Sign the indemnity form and get your life jackets on.

    You will be welcomed by a fishing instructor who will brief you on fish types, rod, knots and hooks. Notes will be also available on board. After that, drift away into the fishing area. Anchor for some time, revel in the views around and put your learning to practise. If you have made a catch, you can take it home. 

    Timings: 7am to 9 am, 9 am to 11 am. 2 to 4 pm, 4 to 6 pm, 6 to 7:45pm

    Activities:  Sailing, Fishing

    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Difficulty Level: Easy

  • 08Experience Fishing in Mumbai

    Experience Fishing in Mumbai
    • h1 Hour
    • lMumbai
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      Code: 6512381

    About the Destination:

    Today a financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India, Mumbai has its humble origins as a fisherman’s land of seven islands. The city is made of different ethnicities, cultures and people from all walks of life giving a cosmopolitan feel.

    Bounded by water on most sides, Mumbai holds a long history with sea due to trade and fishing.  A must visit when here is ‘Gateway of India’ constructed to commemorate the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary. The pathway to the stunning Arabian Sea, this is the place from where people retreat to holiday spots like Alibaug, Elephanta Caves and Kashid.

    About the Activity:

    Whisk yourself away to the blue waters of Arabian Sea to learn the ropes of fishing in Mumbai, an important source of livelihood there. Take on this therapeutic activity and savour 1hr 15 minutes away from the land.

    For fishing in Mumbai, reach the ‘Gateway of India’ ten minutes before the scheduled time. After 5 minutes, transfer from the jetty to the J24 sail boat on a speed boat and prep up for the experience ahead. Sign the indemnity form and get your life jackets on.

    Be greeted by a fishing instructor who will give you a 15 minute orientation on fish types, rod, knots and hooks. Notes will be available on board. Post that; sail around the South Mumbai direction. Anchor for 30 minutes, enjoy the unbridled sights around and put your learning to test. And if you have made a catch, you can take it home.  

    Timings: 7 am to 9 am, 9 am to 11 am. 2 to 4 pm, 4 to 6 pm, 6 to 7:45pm

    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 09Experience Fishing in Goa

    Experience Fishing in Goa
    • lPanaji
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    About the Destination:

    The inviting water bodies in Goa not only entice the water sports and activity lovers, but also appeals the fishing enthusiasts. Bestowed with the stunning Arabian Sea and some of the captivating rivers all around, this groovy state offers quite a few fishing destinations.

    On a regular trip of fishing in Goa, one can indulge in different types of fishing like Bottom and Trawling fishing and can expect to catch some of the exotic and playful fishes like Red Snappers, Cobia, Gropers, Baracudas, Salmons and several others.

    All fishing experience in Goa are conducted under the guidance of expert and trained fishing guides with all the safety measures and precautions. Conducted for around 3-3.5 hours, one can also enjoy local sightseeing while on these tours.

    About the Activity with Details:

    1. Bottom Fishing:

    This 3.5 hours activity starts with your pick-up from the hotel at around 03:00PM followed by a car ride to the boat jetty. Arriving at the jetty, hop into the boat and sail towards the Coco Beach and enjoy the prismatic views of the Central Jail within the Fort Aguada during the cruise.

    Following your arrival at the beach, the boat will anchor down and you can spend still moments on the Goan waters. Hereafter, the crew members will get you with the fishing rods, baits and other necessary equipments as well. Put on the bait, throw the hook in the water and sit still for the prey!

    While waiting for the exciting catch, delight in the charm of the afternoon by sipping in some beers on board. After an exciting day of fishing, as the sun starts going down; by 06:30PM, sail back to the boat jetty and get transferred to the hotel. With your arrival at the hotel, this bottom experience of fishing in Goa will come to an end.

    2. Trawling Fishing

    Begin with the fun and exciting tour of fishing in Goa with your pick-up from the hotel at around 02:20PM and take a cab ride to the boat jetty. Your arrival at the jetty will be followed by a boat ride to a nearby fishing spot.

    Arriving at the spot, get geared up with the fishing equipment like fishing rods and baits. By the time, your bait goes inside the water; wait patiently for the big catch of the day! While waiting, you can expect fishes like Red Snappers, Cobia, Gropers, Baracudas, Salmons and several others.

    During onboard take the fun of fishing to a greater height by sipping on some beers and cruising around the Millionaire's Palace, Fort Aguada and the Goa Central Jail. With the advent of the evening; say around 06:30PM, sail back to the boat jetty and get transferred to your hotel.

    Activities: Fishing, Sightseeing

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Duration of the Activities:  3.5 Hours (3:00PM - 06:30PM)

  • 10Fishing In Ooty

    Fishing In Ooty
    • h4 Hours
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      Code: 4058010
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    About the Activity:

    Prep up for an amazing experience of fishing in Ooty! Arrive during daytime, as per your convenience with your family and friends for a fun-filled experience, and begin your 4hour long excursion with a scenic drive to the fishing spot.

    On arrival, get ready with your fishing gears and your countdown begins! Capture these stunning birds on your camera and mind for a memory that you would cherish forever. Mesmerize with the stunning Nilgiri and shola forests that line the fishing farm here. Brace up for an amazing Trout fishing experience; Trout are not native to India but are bred here solely for fishing purpose.

    Well, the golden rule of fishing is patience! Hold tight to your seat, and be patient throughout your fishing in Ooty. Enthral in this enchanting experience, make some good memories with others and learn about fishing tricks from the local folks around. Post this fun-filled time, prepare to head back with your memoirs as your experience finally ends here.


  • 11Go Fishing & Camping to Murud Janjira

    Go Fishing & Camping to Murud Janjira
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    • lMurud Janjira
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      Code: 1207243
    • 2,250

    About the Activity:

    • Murud- Janjira is a coastal town located in the Raigad district  of Maharashtra over a top of a hill facing the Arabian Sea.
    • You can enjoy a gorgeous and relaxing stay with a fishing and camping stay right here in the vicinity.
    • Trudge along the beach for a stroll or engage in a game of beach volleyball and have fun in the tropical air.
    • You can also take a trip to the Eidgah, which is an ancient rooftop mosque in the vicinity or engage in the rewarding experience of catching a fish!

    Note: For 3 Pax or Less, Boating charges will be Rs 1500 per head for Boat Fishing

    Packages: 

    (i) Package 1 : 3D 2N 

    (ii) Package 2  : 2D 1N


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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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.

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Stok Kongri Trek

Stok Kangri, Ladakh is one of the most popular places for high altitude trekking in India. Although the beauty of Ladakh draws in innumerable tourists and trekkers from all over the country and the world, the Stok Kangri trek isn’t really suited for anyone and everyone.

It is advisable that only experienced trekkers set out on this expedition as the climatic and geographical conditions of the place may not suit novice or amateur trekkers. Nonetheless, Stok Kangri is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the country. It is for this reason that the Stok Kangri trek forms an inevitable experience while trekking in India.

The trek begins from Leh, which is noted for its natural beauty as well as the warm and hospitable people. During the first couple of days of the trek, you can move around Leh, go sightseeing and get acclimatized to the weather of the region. These couple of days will prepare you for the trek ahead. You will next be taken to Chang Ma via Stok Village by road.

The journey from Leh to Stok Village takes you to witness the amiable yet fictional setting which includes lush greenery, glistening snow peaks and scenic splendor of the region in this stretch. On reaching Chang Ma, you reach a snow covered region and begin trekking. You will need to climb on for about three hours. From here you will head on to Manokorma, which is at an elevation of 14200 feet.

During the trek, you will be able to view some very beautiful peaks such as the Gulap Kangri, Parcha Kangri, etc. The base camp of the trek is at an elevation of 16, 300 feet. From here, the journey continues till you reach the Stok Kangri. The rewarding scenery from the top is what draws trekkers from all over the world to high altitude trekking in India. The trek back to Leh is a bit arduous and you may need to be careful while climbing down the mountainous terrain.

Best Season: June - October

Difficulty Level: Medium

Max. Elevation: 5000 m

Number of Days: Maximum 10 days of trek can be done here

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Manali

From Manali, breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges are a perennial specialty. This is the place where mountain adventures takes on a new dimension. A haven for tourists, Manali is replete with scenic quotients offering trekking enthusiasts an experience of its own kind.

Attracting visitors from all over the world all year round, this is a place for backpackers to explore the serene settings of the Himalayas. It is also the place where adventure tourists can enjoy exhilarating activities such as paragliding, rafting and skiing while on Manali to Leh Road trip.

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Roopkund Trek

Counted among the best treks in India, the Roopkund trail is a trekker’s paradise. Roopkund’s topography is complete with verdant forests, acres and acres of open meadows, trickling brooks, and the celestial snow of course. Roopkund also comprises of the eerie Skeletal Lake, and is great for one’s initiation into high-altitude trekking. Pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons make Roopkund one of the compulsory trekking places near Delhi.

Distance from Delhi: 308 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Kathgodam Railway Station

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Kuari Pass Trek

Kuari Pass which signifies doorway is one of the best treks in Uttaranchal. It is also known as Curzon trail as this trekking trail was discovered by Lord Curzon in 1905. The panoramic views of the eastern slopes of the majestic Garhwal Himalayas, Neelkanth, Mana, Hathi Ghori Parvat, Bertholi, Trishul, Dronagiri, Kamet and Nanda Devi peaks can be experienced on Kuari Pass Trek.

The trek has dense deodar, ok and rhododendron forests which present a picturesque view. Rare and protected flora and fauna can be found on this trail.  The trek passes via major rivers like Mandakini, Kaliganga and Dhauli Ganga .The ideal time to visit here is in summers.

Best Season: December - January
Duration: 6-8 Days
Max. Elevation: 4,264 m

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Dodital Trek

Dodital trek is a short trek and must to do when you are on trekking in Uttaranchal tour. Difficulty ranges from easy to moderate through thick forests and across majestic Himalayas landscapes, large meadows and stream crossings.  

The trek begins from Sangamchatti (kalyani) road near Uttarkashi and completes at the Hanumanchatti. From Dodital Lake, you will need to trek uphill to reach the Darwa pass, also called as Bakaria Khaga pass. The alpine meadows of Kanasar are an ideal place for camping.

Best season: May - October
Duration: 10 Days
Altitude: 4150 m

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The Castle Manali

Built in 1460 AD, the Naggar Castle has a unique architecture that comprises of stones and wood. About a century ago, this castle of Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu was converted into a rest house, and presently it is being taken care by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.

In its rechristened avatar, the castle is now The Castle Heritage Hotel. Naggar Castle came into the limelight after a bollywood movie was shot here. A grand Tibetan carnival dance was shot here and hence this castle grew in touristic prominence.


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Van Vihar National Park

One of the most frequent places to visit in Manali, the Van Vihar National Park attracts visitors mainly because of its ideal location, which is bang on the Mall road in Manali. The park is a welcome respite from the crowds and the pollution with its tall and shady groves of Deodar, birch and pine. There are a number of wooden and concrete benches within the park, which provide rest, relaxation and recreation to its visitors.

Take off your shoes and take a leisurely walk across the garden paths of this wonderful haven of nature. You could also have fun cruising around in a boat that sails in the small pond within the vicinity of this park. Set amidst beautiful and verdant environs, the park is a perfect respite for anyone who chooses to visit it and makes up for a great place for a spontaneous picnic or simply a long walk!

Timing:

08:00 am – 07:00 pm (summer)

08:00 am – 05:00 pm (winter)

Entry Fee: 10 INR per Person

Photography Allowed: Yes

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Gyuto Monastery

Gyuto Monastery is one of the most famous and popular monasteries in Tibet. This monastery is well known for its tantric meditation and people there study a lot about this subject. It is also known for its various tantric ritual arts and Buddhist philosophy. Gyuto monastery was founded in the year 1474 by the prime disciple of the 1st Dalai Lama.

Location: It is situated in the town of Dharamshala which is easy to reach through road, rail as well as airways. Transportation is not a major issue while visiting the place.

Highlights: You can find majestic statues of Buddha with a backdrop of snow clad mountains covering it. If you want to have a nice afternoon, it is the most peaceful and serene place to be at.



Best time to visit: Since this is a monastery, there is no particular season that makes any difference. However, if you are planning a full trip of the place, April-May has to be the best months.