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  • 01Paragliding in Kamshet Flat 10% off

    Paragliding in Kamshet Flat 10% off
    • lKamshet
    • NNNNN880 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
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      Verified Local Operator

    About the Activity:

    • Embark on an exciting experience of paragliding in Kamshet with a set of certified pilots and flying enthusiasts.
    • Kamshet, is a beautiful destination located at about 110km from Mumbai and 45km from Pune that is decked with the beauty of the Sahyadri Ranges and valleys.
    • A daylong course will take you through paragliding of 3 different types namely; Classic Tandem, Instructional Tandem, and Acro Tandem.
    • A two seater plane will take you high up in the air from where you can take your paragliding flight with a certified instructor.

    Eligibility: For 15 yrs & above
    Weight: Above 45 kgs 


    NOTE : Due to winters afternoon session is not available. Reporting time for flying is 8:00 AM.

  • 023 Day Paragliding Introductory Course In Kamshet, Pune

    3 Day Paragliding Introductory Course In Kamshet, Pune
    • d3 Daysn2 Nights
    • lKamshet
    • NNNNN583 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4980405
    • 16,000
    About the Activity:
    • Enjoy a 3-day fun filled learning period with the introductory paragliding course in Kamshet. A team of professional pilots will train to make your skyward quest easy and rewarding. On this course, there is no prior experience needed to realize the exhilaration of free flight. Over moments of fun, challenges, and learning, you’ll be soaked with information on flying techniques, equipment usage, handling, safety measures through classroom and practical sessions including training simulator.
    • At first, you’ll start training on flat ground. Meet your course mates, instructors, and get familiar with the equipment, glider controls under strict supervision. You’ll get personal attention to help graduate to level 2. Your training will be complimented with Ground School classes to understand relevant concepts. Participating in a Training Simulator session makes it easy for you to acquire flying skills.
    • Upon clearing take-off and landing techniques, you’re ready for your first solo flight on nursery slopes with instructor support. This is the moment of truth, as you transcend to levels above the comfort of the ground below. Your instructor for certification would vet your flying and written tests to award the ‘Student Pilot’ Rating. This qualifies you for the next level, P2 (Open Sky Pilot).
    Eligibility: For 15yrs & above  

    Weight: Above 45kg

    Please note:

    • Batches start every Monday and Friday for the 3 day course.
    • Your time slot will be booked based on weather conditions  
    • Quality checked equipment with high safety measures
    • Training supervised and conducted by qualified pilots.
    • Student Pilot certification post course completion   
    • Flying site - among India's top training hills 
  • 03Tandem Paragliding, Vagamon, Kerala

    Tandem Paragliding, Vagamon, Kerala
    • lIdukki
    • NNNNN330 ratings
    • Vinil V
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      Vinil V

    About the Activity:

    A recreational adventure sport, paragliding takes you closest to flying without wings. In the beautiful hill station of Vagamon, Kerala you’ve an opportunity to take off and land into the welcoming arms of nature. Nature here is defined as sparkling rivulets, waterfalls and dense pine forests.

    For this activity, rides are available from 11am to 4:30pm. Savor the joy of flying on this tandem paragliding experience of around 20 minutes. 

    Accompanied by trained instructors maneuvering you through this hillside destination, feel crisp mountain air caress gently. Over half hour, enjoy the tour and get a bird’s eye view of picturesque Vagamon. 


  • 04Paragliding Training - Vagamon, Kerala

    Paragliding Training - Vagamon, Kerala
    • d4 Daysn3 Nights
    • lVagamon
    • NNNNN58 ratings
    • Vinil V
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      Vinil V

    Your training ground for a rapid course in paragliding with ASSTA (Adventure Sports and Sustainable Tourism Academy) is Vagamon, a verdant spot in green Kerala. Surrounded by grassy hill lands, crisp clear mountain air, the classroom for this course is situated at the Kolahalamedu Hills (4km). Over 4 days, you’ll be taking off from the second largest peak in South India, Amruthamedu. Your obstacles: a 10km long ridge with 3,000 ft from top to bottom. Under strict supervision of well-experienced instructors, at the end of course you would be able to fly independently.

    Similar to any skill-based training program, you’ll be attending theory and practical sessions on all days from 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5:30pm, with regular breaks. This course features, active ground training including site assessment, introduction to equipment, and safety measures. Another module on ground handling will expose learners on understanding wind direction, paragliding prep checks, takeoff and landing sequence and techniques, maneuvering, and direction control.

    Also learn getting airborne, flight lessons, and theory classes on Meteorology, Principles of Flight, and Rules of Air.

    THE TRAINING

    Basic course structure:

        Ground Training
        1 Introductory talk - School instructor - risk warning health/medical conditions clothing/footwear.
        2 Site assessment
        3 Introduction to equipment
        4 Avoiding/minimizing injury

        Ground Handling
        5 Briefing - Checks - wind direction flare/stall
        6 Preparation - Checks - paragliding canopy harness helmet
        7 Inflation - Take-off - landing sequence practiced
        8 Directional control - initiating turns

        First Hops
        9 Getting airborne - take-off with good control of airspeed, canopy and landing

        Flight exercises
        10 Eventualities briefing - to deal with the unexpected
        11 Commands and communications briefing
        12 Responsibilities briefing - student becomes the pilot-in-command
        13 Flights (3) straight flights maintaining course and airspeed
        14 Flights (2) introducing turns

        Theory lessons
        15 Meteorology
        16 Principles of flight
        17 Rules of the air

    Duration: 4 days 

  • 05Paragliding in Goa

    Paragliding in Goa
    • h1 Hour
    • lNorth Goa
    • NNNNN38 ratings
    • Ram
      Supplier
      Ram
    • 2,200

    About the Destination:

    Whether you are looking for fun and adventure on the land, water or air, Goa proves itself as one of the most befitting holiday destinations in the country. Located on the shores of the Arabian Sea and embraced by the stunning beauty of the pristine nature, the party capital of India attracts visitors from across different corners of the globe.

    Be it the array of water sports, adventure and fun activities, sightseeing option and places to visit, Goa never allows any dull moment to its visitors. On this exciting journey, you can participate in Paragliding in Goa, one of the most fun frolic and enthralling activities in Goa and witness the aerial view of the party capital of the country.

    About the Activity with Details:

    Arriving at the Arambol Beach during the daytime, get yourself with some of the dos and don'ts from the paragliding guides and instructors. Post this, get geared up with all the safety equipments and take your seat in the harness; an expert guide will accompany you during the ride.

    Once set with all the safety measures, take this exciting flight for around 15 minutes, fly above the picturesque Arambol Beach, witness its alluring beauty with a bird's eye view and the stunning water bodies around the beach. Enjoying a delightful and fascinating flight, land back on the ground and conclude this enthralling experience of paragliding in Goa.

    Activities: Paragliding

    Duration of the Activities: 15 Minutes

  • 06Acrobatics Paragliding In Kamshet

    Acrobatics Paragliding In Kamshet
    • lKamshet
    • NNNNN405 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 8336750
    • 4,500

    About the Activity:

    Tandem paragliding in Kamshet or the mecca of adrenaline junkies, is the best way to spend your weekend! Located at a height of about 2,200 ft above sea level, this adventure hub has a wide expanse of luscious, thick greens surrounded by placid lakes and hilly terrains, all combined to take your breath away! Located about 110km from Mumbai and 45km from Pune, acrobatics tandem joyride in Kamshet lures adventure lovers to the paragliding paradise for a ride of a lifetime!

    Soar through the skies and enjoying the captivating aerial views! Tandem paragliding in Kamshet is the place for you to give wings to your dream of flying amidst the clouds. Join this 20 minutes enthralling flight and manoeuvre through the azure sky! Trained pilots are at the ready to take you on an adventure joyride and perform different exciting acrobatic moves in the air. To name a few, there are the SAT, Spiral, Wing Overs, Ridge Dancing and a few others based on your stamina and the weather!


  • 07Paragliding Joyride in Kamshet

    Paragliding Joyride in Kamshet
    • h1 Hour
    • lKamshet
    • NNNNN294 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 8336750
    • 2,800
    About the Activity: 
    • Drive around 45km from Pune and have a tryst with the captivating beauty of the Western Ghats.
    • Give wings to your flight of dreams while paragliding in Kamshet.
    • Indulge in tandem or special tandem flights and enjoy your flight for around 15 minutes.
    • Fly high above the ground and enjoy the bird's eye views of Kamshet's untouched beauty.
    • Also, customise the flight according to your need and requirement; anniversaries, birthday celebrations or other events.

    Temperature Range: 20 to 36 Degrees.


  • 08Paragliding in Naukuchiatal

    Paragliding in Naukuchiatal
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    • NNNNN36 ratings
    • supplier
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      Code: 6010307

    About the Activity with Details:

    Paragliding in Naukuchiatal or the 'Lake of Nine Corners' has its own fun and delight! Located in Nainital, Uttarakhand, and at a towering height of 1,220m, this 983x693x40.3m lake sits graciously in a picturesque valley that is known for its fishing and birding options.

    This tiny hill station is also considered as the starting point of the Shivalik Ranges of Himalayas which is the third most range of these mighty mountains. While in this tranquil land one can also visit the widely acclaimed ‘Corbett National Park’, as Naukuchiatal is in bordering proximity with this national park.

    Get ready for a thrilling experience while holidaying in this heavenly place! Arrive  during daytime, as per your convenience for a mind-blowing Naukuchiatal paragliding experience. Gather your wits, as you prepare to open your wings and take a flight in the beautiful blue sky of this hilly region.

    Fulfil your desire of paragliding in Naukuchiatal; fly high above the clouds, over the mountains and satiate your desires for flying! The presence of an expert pilot along the flight will add extra amount of fun and thrill to your Naukuchiatal paragliding experience!


  • 09Paragliding In Bir Billing, Flat 21% Off

    Paragliding In Bir Billing, Flat 21% Off
    • lBir - Billing
    • NNNNN138 ratings
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      Verified Local Operator

    About the Destination :

    Bir, a small town in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh is well known for its majority Tibetan population, beautiful monasteries, educational institutions and NGO’s. Crowned in the lap of the majestic Dhauladhar Ranges in the background, this tiny town is set in one of the most picturesque settings.

    Lying 28km from this stunning town of Bir is another quaint town known as Billing. The entire stretch joining these two towns is abundant with idyllic natural beauties. Stunning mountain hamlets and fruit orchards along with lush-green terraced fields are staples to the region. Apart from scenic landscapes, paragliding in Bir Billing is one adventure that has been enticing tourists from all over the world.

    A perfect getaway destination for nature’s lover, one can enthrall in a quiet stroll while feasting on the bounties of nature present here. While for an adventure seeker Bir-Billing paragliding experience is something that would quench their thirst for adventure!                                                                  

    About Paragliding in Bir Billing :

    Situated at a soaring height of about 2300m, Billing is a tempting destination for all paragliding enthusiasts. With this fascinating Bir-Billing paragliding experience, get ready to witness majestic views of Dhauladhar Ranges and the entire stunning Kangra Valley!

    Your paragliding experience head starts with your drive from the Bir Village to the launch site that is located around 14km apart. Arrive anytime during daytime for an astonishing paragliding experience that provides you with a stunning aerial view of the entire place!

    The flying time varies, and depends on your preference; however, before you get ready with your glider, you will be briefed about some basic and required Do’s and Don’ts of flying. Once you are comfortably tied and adjusted in your glider along with a trained professional, get ready to fly like a bird.

    The landscape around the region is ideal for flying, fly high in the company of mighty Himalayas. Feel the thrills! Cherish these wonderful moments post your paragliding in Bir Billing experience comes to an end.

  • 10Paragliding in Manali

    Paragliding in Manali
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    • NNNNN24 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 6010307

    About the Activity:

    One of the best paragliding destinations in India, get ready to witness majestic views of Dhauladhar Ranges and the entire stunning Beas River Valley while flying over this quiet land!

    Also referred to as the valley of Gods, Manali offers various adjoining places like Phatru, Solang Nullah, Gulaba, Marhi which are well known for various enthralling adventure activities, paragliding in Manali being the most desired activity.

    Depending upon your choice of flight, the most appropriate site will be thus chosen exclusively for you. Arrive anytime during daytime for an astonishing Manali Paragliding experience that provides you with a stunning aerial view of the entire place.

    The flying time varies, and depends on your preference; however, before you get ready with your glider, you will be briefed about some basic and required Do’s and Don’ts of flying. Once you are comfortably tied and adjusted in your glider along with a trained professional, get ready for a thrilling paragliding ride in Manali region.

    The scenery around the region is ideal for flying, fly high in the company of the mighty Himalayas. Admire the stunning Beas River winding its course below, feel the cool breeze while you fly in the tranquil surroundings. It’s time to live your desire of flying!

    Activities: Paragliding

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Duration: Depends on the package selected


Attractions

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Corbett National Park

Expanded over an area of 308 sq km, Jim Corbett National Park was established in the year 1936 and is one of the oldest national parks in the country. Situated at the base of the magnificent Himalayas, it is the first Tiger Reserve in the country and stands to be one of the most popular weekend getaways from Delhi. Though visitors are allowed to certain parts of the reserve, the park makes for a fun and exciting wildlife tour.

The national park is the perfect place for those wildlife species that seek refuge in its wonderfully green thickets. As the first national park to introduce and execute the ‘Project tiger’ campaign, Corbett national Park has been repeatedly termed as one of the best national parks in the country! So get your cameras and binoculars ready to go wildlife exploring soon!

Distance from Delhi: 254km

Best time to visit: November to June

Attractions: Bengal Tigers, Indian Elephant, Wild Buffaloes, Leopards, Crocodiles and Gharials

Activities: Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari, Wildlife Tours and nature photography

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Lal Tibba

In the local language, Lal Tibba means the Red Hill. This is said to be the oldest and the most populated place in Mussoorie. The place is known for its scenic beauty courtesy the pleasant sunrise and sunset that leave the visitors spell bound. Do carry woolens irrespective of the month of the visit.

Location: It is situated in the Landour area and lies at an altitude of 8000 metre above the sea level.

Highlights: Lal Tibba is even famous as the Depot Hill because of the presence of a depot here. Besides this there is camp of the Indian Military services, All India Radio and Doordarshan. Hills of the Lal Tibba are also popular amongst the shoppers as there are a number of markets in the nearby areas.


Best Time: The best and the most ideal time to visit Lal Tibba is the summer months of March and June. Avoid travel during the monsoon months as there maybe leeches here.
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Valley of Flowers Trek

Amongst all the exhilarating trekking in Uttaranchal or Uttarakhand, the trek to the Valley of Flowers is known to be the most enchanting and mesmeric. Discovered in 1931 by Frank Smith, a vivid botanist, explorer and mountaineer, the locals still believes the valley to be the abode of the angels and fairies.

The mystical and heavenly appearance, mesmeric beauty and the splendid outlook of the valley make it such.
Originating from Ghangria; on the foothills of the Western Himalayas, this fascinating trek comprises of rugged terrains, narrow passages, enticing views of the nearby peaks and steep climbs.

 Ascending the strenuous terrains, it takes around a few hours to reach the main valley and upon reaching the flat land, one should spend enough time exploring and witnessing the wonders of the nature.

Best season:
 Mid July to Mid August

Duration:
 6 Days

Altitude:
 3,600 m
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Rishikesh

Visit the adventure capital of India, the marvelous and thrilling city of Rishikesh on your next vacation with your friends and family!  The 'Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas', Rishikesh is located at the base of the Himalayas and is blessed with the gorgeous, thundering river of Ganga, the popular trek friendly rugged terrains, challenging peaks, strenuous rapids and dense forests! If you are an ardent traveler, then Rishikesh makes for one of the most ideal weekend getaways near Delhi.

Being one of the holiest cities in India, Rishikesh is quite famous for its scenic landscape and serves as a gateway to other important religious centers such as Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The adventurer paradise is a happening hub of many ancient temples and attractions such as Gita Bhawan, Laxman Jhula, Bharat Mandir, Neelkanth Mahadev, Swarga Ashram, Triveni Ghat amongst others! Grab your cameras and adventure gear and head to Rishikesh for an adventure packed holiday!

Distance from Delhi: 228km

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Attractions: Triveni Ghat, Ram and Lakshman Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and Vashista Cave

Activities: River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Camping, Rappelling, Rock Climbing and Trekking 

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Nainital

If lush green plains and misty clouds allure you to nestle in a hammock and read a good book, far away from the city life then you need to head to Nainital, a stellar getaway place near Delhi for trekkers and nature lovers alike! Situated in the Kumaon foothills of the Himalayan ranges, Nainital is also known as the 'Lake District' of India.

 It has also been termed as a pious place for Hindus and is one of the most popular hill stations near Delhi due to its fascinating hills, picturesque plains, enjoyable climate and stunning lakes.  Adventurers engage in trekking activities and hike to the top of the beautiful hills just to witness the beautiful view and the wispy sky.

Distance from Delhi: 278km

Best time to visit: March to June and October to February.

Attractions: Nainital Lake, Governor's House, Eco Cave Gardens, Naini Peak and Snow View Point

Activities: Lake Visits, Village and Wildlife tours, Cable Car Rides, Rock Climbing and Trekking

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Chopta-Tungnath Trek

Chopta Tungnath trek is a relatively unexplored trekking destination, which is known for its mesmerizing scenic beauty. The trek towards Tungnath, the 3 from Tungnath takes you to Chandrashila, which is situated at an altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level.

Chopta is blessed with rich flora and fauna as it is located in the midst of dense forests, with a beautiful floor of rhododendrons, interspersed by deodar and pine trees. During the first one and half kilometers, you will pass through a sea of brightly coloured rhododendrons and silver oak forests. Following this the vista opens to green alpine meadows which take you to the Tungnath temple.

According to folklore, the arms of Lord Shiva are believed to have emerged here. On trekking a kilometer further ahead, you will reach the Chandrashila peak from where you get spectacular views of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas glistening in the sun rays. The grassy meadows of the region make it an ideal spot for camping too.

Chopta is well-connected by roadways connecting Guptakashi and Gopeshwar. The weather is lovely and the views are simply breathtaking.

Best season: May to June and August to September

Duration: 3 Days

Altitude: 3680 m

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Mussoorie

Known as the ‘Queen of the Hill Stations’, Mussoorie is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas and was discovered by Captain Young in the 18th century. It serves as a perfect getaway to escape from the heat of Delhi summers and is located at an altitude of 2000m above sea level. Mussoorie has its emerald hills enveloped in thick, rich greenery and attracts tourists from all over the country!  You can explore the quaint marketplaces in Mussoorie and sightsee some of the popular landmarks in the area such as Landour Bazaar, Lal Tibba, Chaar Dukkan, Gun Hill, the Mussoorie Library and the Savoy Hotel.

Mussoorie is undoubtedly one of the best hill stations in the country. Home to some of the most stunning waterfalls in Uttarakhand, Mussoorie offers the most enchanting panoramic view of the Shivalik Ranges and the Doon Valley.

Distance from Delhi: 270km

Best time to visit: March to June and September to November

Attractions: Gun Hill, Waterfalls, Lakes, Benog Wildlife sanctuary, Tibetan Buddhist temple,  Sir George Everest's House and Nag Devta Temple

Activities: Trekking, Nature Walks, Bird Watching, Boating, Ropeway Rides and Temple Visits

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Nag Tibba

One of the most well-known treks near Delhi, the Nag Tibba peak stands in the Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. This trek over the weekend is witnessing growing footfalls, and offers splendid views of the Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Gangotri and Kedarnath mountain peaks en route.

What makes this an ideal first trek are the relatively easy routes etched along the mountain. Thick Deodar forests blanket the hill, and the best seasons to visit are between February and June, and September to December. The Nag Tibba trek route is circular in nature, and the differing starting and ending points ensure that there is no overlap at any point. The lush meadows hide patches behind them that act as serene camping sites.

Distance from Delhi: 347.4 Kilometers approximately

Nearest Railhead:
Dehradun Railway Station

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Har Ki Doon

A pristine hanging valley in the Garhwal range, Har Ki Doon is one of the simplest trekking places near Delhi—making it an ideal foray into Himalayan trekking for amateurs. Fulfilling scenes of nature’s majesty carry you through rampant alpine vegetation, glaciers and breath-taking views. For the hill folk, time has remained elusive and one gets to notice their lives from close quarters. The best season to visit is during the months from April to November, and is one of the closest places for trekking in Delhi.

Distance from Delhi: 299 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Dehradun Railway Station

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Kedarkantha Trek

Close to another marvel of nature, Har Ki Doon, lies the Kedarkantha trek passing through windy trails of the Garhwal Himalayas. A classic winter trek unravelling untouched mountain-villages on its path, it’s the perfect trek to prepare for the other more arduous Himalayan treks. 

Abound with flora and fauna, the Kedarkantha treks passes around the rim of Govind National Park and is open throughout the year. This place for trekking near Delhi is flanked by the Swargarohini peak and a hanging valley, complete with views that’ll blow your mind away.

Distance from Delhi: 428.2 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Dehradun Railway Station

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Pangong Lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nubra Valley

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

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

Height: 3048 meters above the sea level

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

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

To see the pure, rugged face of nature, One must visit Ladakh once in their lifetime.

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Khardung La

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

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

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

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

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

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Tso Moriri Lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shanti Stupa

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

History

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

Structure of the stupa

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

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

Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm

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


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Magnetic Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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