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  • The endless roads often beckon the rider in you to set forth on a journey of exploration and self-discovery! As exciting as it sounds, bikers go out of their way to unleash the inner adventurer in them.

    The experience of exploring new corners of the world on your bike cannot be replaced in any way. Indulging in a few motorcycle tours is probably the most adventurous ways to explore destinations.

    Whether it is the highest snow covered peaks of the Himalayas,
     hilly forests of North East India or the most deserted place of Rajasthan; motorbike tours in India are gaining rapid popularity.

    Here are some of the most adventurous motorbike tours in India:

  • Ride the Himalayas

  • 01Explore and Amaze - Delhi to Leh

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    Considered to be one of the most adventurous motorcycle tours, this trip is also one of the most difficult and tempting motorcycle holidays in India. The bike trip starts from the capital city of India, Delhi. From Delhi, the route heads towards Chandigarh and eventually makes its way through the beautiful valley of Manali. The trip ends in Leh which is one of the highest places on earth. The entire motorbike trip needs 13-14 days for completion.

    Starting from the urban jungle in Delhi to the rocky and uncertain terrains of Leh, this is one of the few motorbike tours in India that does justice to mountain biking adventures in India. The trip starts with the NH1, proceeding towards Chandigarh which will take nearly 6-7 hours. Till Chandigarh, the trip might not appear to be a mountain bike trip, but once the journey proceeds towards Manali, the real trip starts. This part of the trip might take 4-5 days.

    The journey from Manali to Leh is one of the toughest bike journeys in India. The roads are quite unpredictable and even the most experienced biker can face a lot of problems while biking in these regions. From Manali it might take another 7-8 days. However, the duration might increase due to changes in weather conditions. While cruising till the destination, the bikers will have to pass through the highest motorable pass in the world; Khardung La, which is the toughest part of this trip. Some of the sacred Buddhist monasteries can also be visited on the way to Leh.

    Manali to Leh Bike Trip from Delhi 2017

    Manali to Leh Bike Trip from Delhi 2017

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  • 02The Misty Landscape of Northeast India


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    When rumbling engines reach the hilly regions of Northeast India, the misty landscape welcomes every traveller with open arms. A bike trip in this region can offer one of the most adventurous mountain bike trips in India. Slanting hills and the narrow passes between them, snow covered mountains and the dense green forests can allure any biker for an adventurous motorcycle tour in India.

    The North Eastern India comprises of seven different states that are popularly known as the ‘Seven Sisters’ of India. Most of the trip will comprise rough, hilly and rocky passes. While in Assam, this bike trip will offer the chance to witness the great Brahmaputra river valleys, endless rows of tea plantations, the largest river island in the world; ‘Majuli’ and one-horned rhinos. After crossing the hilly regions of Assam, the trip heads towards Meghalaya.

    Meghalaya, also known as the ‘Abode of Clouds’ is filled with hills and mountains. This part of the motorcycle trip has to pass through some of the most beautiful waterfalls, the living root bridge and the cleanest villages in Asia. The journey will then proceed towards Nagaland and end in Arunachal Pradesh.

    Nagaland offers a beautiful ride through dense forests, hilly regions and some of the toughest terrains. The swinging bridges, snow covered paths, Indo-China border and some of the ancient temples offer a breathtaking sight. The trip to North East India can be completed within 17 or 21 days.

  • 03Riding Towards The Majestic Himalayas

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    Riding through the Himalayas is not child’s play. This mountain bike trip (1,700 km) starts from Leh and follows the route to Kargil. Rocky mountains covered with snow and the dropping mercury levels make this journey exhilarating. The road to extreme adventurous Zanskar passes through the Penzi La pass which is situated at 4,400 m. As the conditions of the roads vary from place to place, this route is not for amateurs.

    From the Zanskar valley, the motorcycle expedition heads towards the Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh. In fact, the way to beautiful Spiti valley is much more interesting. While biking in this region, the natural beauty of the Himalayas, the icy cold water of the Sutlej River and the rocky-narrow passes will make the journey worthwhile. Depending on the weather conditions, this mountain bike trip can lasts around 11-14 days.

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    Ladakh Bike Trip : Manali-leh -srinagar

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  • 04Lost in the Beauty of Mountains in and Away from India, Sikkim

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    How about a trip around the great Mt. Everest? Any mountain biker will fall in love with this bike trip. The curvy-narrow roads from Darjeeling, covered with tall pine trees on both sides offer the chance for a mountain bike tour to the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu as well as Bhutan. The entire journey is filled with narrow and sharp turns between the mountains.

    The entire trip from Darjeeling to Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal will take 17 days to complete. Bike adventure tours to Sri Lanka are also quite mesmerising. Biking around 19,000 km in the presence of vast natural beauty, exotic varieties of wildlife and flora will be a memorable experience. The peaceful, serene and scenic beauty of Sri Lanka are ideal holiday destinations for indulging in motorbike tours.

    In the South-East Asian region, Thailand is considered to be one of the most ideal motorbike holiday destinations. While in Thailand, the adventure of mountain biking becomes four fold with bungee jumping and visiting colourful vistas being added to the itinerary.

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  • 05From Valleys of Manali to the Highest Pass in the World, Leh

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    very year, bikers from all over the globe make their way to Manali to be a part of an extremely adventurous mountain bike tour. The entire motorbike trip will be completed within nine days where each day will have a dedicated 5-6 hours of biking. This is one of the most popular motorcycle tours in India. This trip starts in the colourful valleys of Manali and heads towards one of the highest peaks of the world, Leh. The journey takes four days.

    However, the uncertainty of the roads and the weather might stretch the duration of this trip. After passing Rohtang Pass at a height of 3,980 m, crew members get to rest in Keylong. Sarchu, located at a distance of 107 km from Keylong, will be the next stop for bikers. Tsokar and Leh can be covered over the next 2-3 days and henceforth, the trip will follow the rocky passes to Khardung La which is the highest motorable pass in the world. This trip offers the chance to pass through two of the world’s highest mountain passes and  the highest salt lake water in the world.

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    Bike Trip - Manali - Leh - Srinagar

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  • 06A Fantasy Trip from Manali to Ladakh

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    A ride from Manali to Ladakh is often considered as one of the ideal mountain bike trips in the world.

    On one hand, this trip offers the chance to visit some of the most historic and sacred places in Manali; while on the other hand, this trip also offers a chance to ride in the cold snowy mountains of Ladakh. At the starting point of this trip, Naggar Castle, Roerich Art Gallery, hot springs in Vashisht and plenty of sacred Hindu temples can be seen here. The Rohtang pass comes after crossing valleys of Manali and then it follows a ride to Gramphu. Once Gramphu is crossed, the trip marches towards the zigzag hilly passes around Baralacha La.

    After these zigzag passes, comes the Sarchu plateau and its curvy and narrow passes. The Kyang Chu-Thang which is also known as the ‘plateau of wild donkey’ follows the next part of the bike trip. Also, the Tsokar Lake lies in this region and is a primary source of salt for all inhabitants of Ladakh. Once Leh is reached, the bikers will visit the second highest motorable pass in the world. At this altitude, bikers need to be cautious about their health as the greater heights might give rise to altitude sickness.

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  • 07The Highest Village in World, Spiti Valley

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    The Manali-Spiti Valley bike trip takes around 10 days. The exotic and beautiful valleys of Manali is the starting point for this biking trip. On the first day, the local valleys of Manali will be explored extensively. Many historic monuments and temples can be visited here. The hot springs of Vashisht can also be visited during this trip.

    The third day of the trip will end with the arrival of Saharan. This is a tribal region and offers a historic chance to visit some of the most popular temples of the olden centuries. After this, the trip moves towards Sangla, Chitkul and Reckong Peo; depending on the climate, this might take another 3-4 days. The remaining three days will take mountain bikers towards Nako, Kaza and finally back to Manali. On the seventh day, the bikers can visit Key Monastery in Spiti Valley; the oldest and the biggest monastic complex in the world.

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    Bike Trip to Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh

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  • Riding the South

  • 08Spicing up the Cruise, Kerala

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    A motorbike holiday in Kerala, God’s own country, is an experience in itself. The trip to Kerala normally starts from Cochin which is filled with beautiful beaches, lighthouses and mesmerizing greenery. From the beautiful beaches of Cochin, the bike trip proceeds towards the Southern Ghats where a wide variety of wildlife can be seen. Tea and rubber plantations and paddy fields also offer a picturesque view of the surroundings.

    Situated in the Southern Western Ghats, Kodaikanal welcomes bikers with open arms. It will take them to the famous tea plantations treks of Munnar district. The journey then continues towards Ooty and bikers have to ride to a height of 2,000 m into the Nilgiri Hills. From the Nilgiris, the trip will proceed towards Calicut and finally end in Cochin.

    Moreover, the backwaters will surely liven up your entire trip. This is one of the few motorbike tours in India that offers some interesting landscapes along with mouthwatering cuisines.

  • 09Colours of the South, Karnataka


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    Motorcycle tours in India won’t be complete without discovering the hidden flavours of the Indian culture. A motorcycle tour to South India in a classical style is the best way to explore this side of India. This biking holiday requires 10-15 days and it starts from the historic ruins of Hampi which was once the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Alongside biking, adventurous rafting activities can also be enjoyed in this portion of the bike trip.

    Furthermore, on ascending towards the Western Ghats, a variety of wildlife can be seen closely and in a better way. Jog Falls, Badami and Malwan Fort await the next portion of this trip and it finally comes to an end with the approach of Goa.

  • Riding on the Coast

  • 10Entering the Grand South Indian Coast

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    The coastal regions in the south India offer one of the best motorcycle tours in India. The coastal lines of Chennai and Pondicherry offer amazing views with respect to motorbike tours in India. The route generally consists of Chennai-Kerala-Chennai,

    Mumbai-Chennai; this can also include cruising in the coastal lines of the beautiful state of Goa, the city of ancient attractions, Hampi, the Trivandrum-Rameswaram-Ooty-Cochin-Trivandrum route, etc are some of the commonly found touring packages for coastal regions.

  • 11Admiring the Dreamy Coastlines of Goa

    Biking in Goa and South India provides a perfect blend of adventure and solitude. This trip promises the adventure of mountain bike tours as well as coastal biking. The trip starts from the lovely and vibrant beaches of Goa. After enjoying the beaches in Goa, the real adventure will start with the narrow roads that run across the stunning hills of Coorg.

    Biking through the hilly regions of the Southern part of India, covering beautiful coffee plantations in Coorg followed by spotting a variety of wildlife in the dense forests of the south can be enjoyed in this route. After passing through Coorg, the adventure becomes more pronounced in the Deccan Plateau and on the eighth day, the trip will take a royal turn as soon as it heads to Mysore.

    After four days in Mysore, bikes will march towards the colourful beaches of Goa. In Goa, the vastness of the sea mixes with the Portuguese culture and life becomes as colourful as a party. The trip ends after covering more than 2,000 km and will roughly require 14 days to complete

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  • Royal rajashtan Motorcycle tours

  • 12Historical Motorbike Holiday, from Delhi to Mandawa


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    This bike trip starts with a ride from Delhi to the Taj Mahal. The trip then advances towards Jaipur. Fatehpur Sikri falls in between Agra and Jaipur. While in Jaipur, the bikers can opt for a historical visit to the Amber fort, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar and can also have fun, enjoying elephant rides.

    From Jaipur, it might take 3-4 hours to reach Ranthambore, which is famous for the Ranthambore National Park; soon Devli and Pushkar follow. The narrow roads of cultural city Pushkar provide a chance to experience rural life and. While in Bikaner, the bikers can go for camel rides and can also satisfy their taste buds with delicious Bikaneri sweets and other delicacies. Bikaner also offers riders a chance to visit the famous ‘Rat Temple’.

    After Bikaner, the trip starts coming to an end with the arrival of Mandawa; from Mandawa the trip finally ends by getting back to Delhi.

  • 13Spinning the Classic Heritage Wheels in Rajasthan

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    Unlike the motorbike tours of Rajasthan, the classic heritage tour starts from Alwar which is located at around 156 km away from Delhi. From Alwar, weather conditions will become dry and after biking a distance of around 220 km, Sawai Madhopur will offer the chance to visit Ranthambore National Park. Jeep safaris are available in the park. Forts and palaces can be seen in huge numbers in this trip. Some of these forts are ancient and represent quite a few generations of the Rajput kings. The next destination from Sawai Madhopur is Chittorgarh.

    Udaipur lies at a distance of 115 km from Chittorgarh and the beauty of this city in the lap of the Aravali Ranges of Rajasthan is splendid. Also known as the ‘Venice of the East’, Udaipur is home to some of the most magnificent lakes of India. Biking in a city, which is considered as the most romantic in India, it is only natural that bikers will fall in love with the scenery. The journey then continues towards Ranakpur, Jaisalmer, Pokaran, Nagore and finally the trip comes to an end at Kotputli on the seventeenth day.

  • 14Entering the Land of Rajputs, Rajasthan


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    This is one of the  motorbike tours in India that offers passionate bikers a chance to beat the heat of Rajasthan's Thar Desert and experience the life of some of the great Maharajas of India amidst the colourful tradition and culture of Rajasthan. Unlike other bike trips, this trip comprises only of a few hilly regions.

    The journey to the land of Rajputs starts from Mandawa which can be easily reached from the capital city of India. On crossing the desert areas, life in Jaisalmer can be experienced from a very close angle. While one can also experience camel rides and desert safari at Jaisalmer.

    After Jaisalmer, Jodhpur will welcome bikers in its Maharaja style, reflecting the art and culture of the Maharajas. Jodhpur is also home to the famous Mehrangarh Fort. The next part of the trip will be followed by rocky mountains till Ranakpur is reached. The journey from Ranakpur to Udaipur is around 400 km. Udaipur offers a chance to see the amazing ‘Floating Palace’ along many other palaces. The trip will come to an end in Bharatpur, .

  • 15Desert Dreams: Entering Rajasthan

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    What can be more adventurous than conquering the deserts of Rajasthan on a Royal Enfield Bullet? This bike trip offers a chance to witness mirages in the vast and dry deserts of Rajasthan. The extravagant art and culture of the ancient times makes this trip a one of a kind.

    The other locations that will be crossed during this trip are Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Ranthambore. While crossing deserts on bikes, parts of this trip will allow bikers to relive moments of ‘Arabian Nights’.
  • 16Royal Ride from Delhi to Ranthambore

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    or those who have been bit by the royal bug, this bike trip is worth it. The journey starts from Delhi and proceeds towards Agra, Uttar Pradesh. This trip offers a chance to every traveller to spend some time admiring the one of the world’s most famous monuments, the Taj Mahal.

    After Agra, this route, considered one of the most popular amongst motorcycle tours in India, will head towards the pink city of India -- Jaipur. The rest of this trip will make its way through Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ranthambore and finally back to Delhi. If time is a constraint, the entire trip can be completed within 14 days else a 22 day trip is also available.


Attractions

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Pangong Lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nubra Valley

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

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

Height: 3048 meters above the sea level

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

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

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Khardung La

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

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

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

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

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

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Tso Moriri Lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shanti Stupa

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

History

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

Structure of the stupa

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

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

Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm

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


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Magnetic Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Havelock Island

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Chidiya Tapu

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

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

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

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

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


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Neil Island

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

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

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

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

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

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Radhanagar Beach

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

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

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

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

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

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Baratang Island

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

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

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

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

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


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Elephant Beach

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

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

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

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

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


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Diglipur

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

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

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

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

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Vijaynagar Beach

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

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

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

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

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

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Chadar Trek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Markha Valley Trek

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

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

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

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

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