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  • 01Andaman Scuba Diving Expedition

    Andaman Scuba Diving Expedition
    • d15 Daysn14 Nights
    • lPort Blair
    • NNNNN25 ratings
    • india scuba explorers
      Supplier
      india scuba explorers

    The Andaman & Nicobar Islands comprise of around 572 islands, and lie 1190 km from Chennai. Of these only 36 are inhabited. The islands are formed by a sub-ocean mountain range which separates the Bay of Bengal from the Andaman Seas. Its a long term stay package for those who want to really becomes a part of the easy-going life of the Andamans; enjoy some diving, explore the islands, hang out on the beach. Andaman's also offer other Water Sports like Scuba Diving and Snorkelling, speed boating, Jet-ski etc.

    Combining diving with some continuing education can improve the skills The islands have tropical climate. The rain forests on these islands shelter more than 3000 species of plants and birds. Its a paradise for eco-tourists and Andaman adventure sport lovers.

  • 02Andaman New Season Diver Special

    Andaman New Season Diver Special
    • d9 Daysn8 Nights
    • lChennai
    • NNNNN28 ratings
    • Andaman Divers
      Supplier
      Andaman Divers

    The Andaman & Nicobar Islands are one of the few undiscovered gems that have escaped the clutches of mass tourism, located in the Bay of Bengal about 900km from India. Diving in Andaman is a unique lifetime experience. Our mind will be mesmerized by clouds of colourful fish once we dive in this.

    One can have a look at the fascinating marine life amidst amazing water bodies, colourful fishes, rare corals and the remains of sunken ships. One can explore the wonders of scuba diving and can get the rare experience mixed with adventure and enjoyment. Major locations for Scuba Diving in Andaman are located at Havelock Island, Neil Island and Wandoor, each about 32 to 57km from Port Blair. The Scuba diving centers in these locations offer all facilities and necessary equipments for a superb experience of scuba diving.

    Dive boats will take us to the diving destinations where skilled trainers will help us in reaching new depths of the sea. The aqua blue waters have good visibility; the area is abundant in marine life. This Andaman package covers all top dive sites and also leaves us with some time to soak in the unique charm that makes the islands so captivating.

  • 03Scuba Diving in Andaman

    Scuba Diving in Andaman
    • h1 Hour
    • lHavelock Island
    • NNNNN706 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
      Supplier
      Verified Local Operator

    About the Activity:

    • Indulge in the fascinating activity of Scuba Diving, in the mesmeric Beach No:1 in Havelock Island.
    • Arrive at the Scuba Diving camp, early in the morning. The timing is based on schedule booked and number of people participating. A PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certified Scuba instructor will brief you about the “dos and don’ts” of Scuba Diving. 
    • Later, you will be taken to the diving sites the guides decide on, which can be reached by a boat ride of 40 minutes from the Scuba Diving camp. 
    • Upon reaching the dive site, the proper equipment for Scuba diving will be given to you and then embark your underwater experience. The instructor will accompany you through the entire process.
    • Before you get to indulge in deep water diving, you will be introduced to the shallow waters to become familiar with the gears.
    • The instructor will help you in getting comfortable with the exercises related to Scuba Diving. After completing the exercises in shallow water, you will be taken for a 12 metre (35 feet) Scuba Dive. As you dive into the depths of the sea, you will encounter with the wide and long but scintillating coral reefs, colourful fishes and several other marine lives. The underwater experience will surely mesmerise you!
    • Once you conclude the activity, you will be awarded the ‘Participation Certificate’ by PADI. Yes, you are now an experienced Scuba diver. Get returned to the hotel with a sack full of relishing memories.

    • There are two different variants available with this package, 1) Without Transport from Port Blair and 2) With Transport from Port Blair
  • 04Snorkeling in the Andamans

    Snorkeling in the Andamans
    • lHavelock Island
    • NNNNN638 ratings
    • Arun Singh
      Supplier
      Arun Singh

    About the Activity: 

    • Mesmerise yourself with the colourful and magical world that lies beneath the waters of Andaman. The 30 minutes snorkelling activity will be conducted in the virgin Elephant Beach that allures with its crystal clear waters and live corals. 
    • On this balmy day, you will be picked up from your stay in Havelock around 8:00 AM and be ferried away to Elephant Beach. Take in the scenery of clear blue skies, white sands, tall arching trees and distinct fauna. The professional instructor will give you a briefing of the activity and prep you up with the necessary equipment required for snorkelling such as snorkel and diving mask.  Begin the activity and get to witness the fascinating marine life and live corals. 
    • After the return from Elephant Beach, the guide will lead you to some refreshment at the nearby café.
    • After this, you will be dropped to the resort.


  • 05Thrill of Snorkeling, Goa

    Thrill of Snorkeling, Goa

    About the Destination:

    Welcome to the gala world of Goa that beckons with shimmering beaches, arching palm trees, stretches of white sand and a laidback vibe that spell holiday. Reminisces of Portuguese era also give this place its distinct charm. There is something enjoyable for every type of traveller, be it historians, nature lovers, adventure seekers or those who simply want to have a good time. 

    The capital of Goa, Panjim rests on the tranquil banks Mandovi River. A lively hub, it appeals with a riverside promenade, red tiled roofs and charming churches. Close by, lies a special treasure, the beckoning Backwaters Britona.

    About the Activity:

    Unravel what lies beneath the mesmeric waters of Goa with a surreal experience of snorkelling. For the uninitiated, in this activity, you swim with a snorkel that comprises a mask and a tube. This makes breathing through your mouth possible when floating underwater near the surface of the water.

    Arrive at mesmeric Backwaters Britona, ten minutes prior to the scheduled time. Get a briefing from the instructor and gear up with safety jacket and the necessary equipment. Set off further into the water where you can experience snorkelling. Get enchanted with the underwater kingdom as witness a whole different life. Head back with the sweet memory imprinted in your mind.

    Activities: Snorkelling

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

  • 06Murudeshwar Scuba Diving 2019, Karnataka

    Murudeshwar Scuba Diving 2019, Karnataka
    • d4 Daysn3 Nights
    • lMurudeshwara
    • NNNNN258 ratings
    • Siddharth Pujari
      Supplier
      Siddharth Pujari

    About the Destination:

    • Also known as the 'Pigeon Island', Netrani Island in Murudeshwar is located in the off-coast of Karnataka. Rising above the tranquil and azure waters of the Arabian Sea, this heart-shaped island is counted as one of the best and stunning sites for scuba diving. Its rich and vivid marine life, crystal clear water and the shallow depth of the water level make it such!
    • Well connected with tourist destinations like Mangalore, Goa, Mumbai and Bangalore, this fascinating island is often visited by scuba divers who yearn to discover the magical beauty of marine life and coral reefs. On a regular Murudeshwar scuba diving expedition, one can easily witness exotic species of corals, fishes and whale sharks as well. Divers have also reported of spotting the playful dolphins, turtles and cobia while diving around Netrani Island.

    About the Activity with Details:

    • One of the best ways to delve deep into the underwater life, Murudeshwar Scuba Diving is all about witnessing the spectacular beauty of the marine life. While diving around the Netrani Island, the clear waters and favourable depths of the Arabian Sea entices the divers to a mesmerising marine world.
    • Whether you are a swimmer or not, with this Murudeshwar scuba diving package, you can learn all the tips and tricks of diving from well-trained PADI and CMAS certified instructors. For the beginners, there are several pool oriented diving sessions that gets them acquainted with diving in open-water. Murudehwar water sports sessions are usually carried out in swimming pools and under the strict surveillance of the instructors. Completing these dives successfully, the divers can participate in open-water diving and explore the enchanting marine life of the Arabian Sea through the Netrani Island Scuba Diving.

    Activities: Pool Oriented Dives, Scuba Diving in Open Water, Religious Visits

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Duration of the Activities: 3N/4D

  • 07Scuba Diving Certification Courses in Goa with Fun Dives

    Scuba Diving Certification Courses in Goa with Fun Dives
    • h8 Hours
    • lPanaji
    • NNNNN34 ratings
    • Ashwini
      Supplier
      Ashwini

    About the Destination:

    Goa, an eternal holiday destination on the western part of the country, is known for its prismatic beaches and waterfronts. Though it is the smallest state in the country, its myriad list of offerings, natural beauty and grooviness has earned it the fame of being called the 'Party Capital of India' and the 'Beach Capital of India'.

    Irrespective of the reason and season, this scenic holiday destination always offers a tranquil and blissful experience to its visits. While in Goa, you will always find ample of opportunities to grab in some fun and excitement with your friends and family members as well.

    About the Activity with Details:

    Discover the prismatic beauty of Goa's marine life with three different activities within scuba diving certification courses in Goa with fun dives. Within this exciting package, get an opportunity to swim with the exotic and colourful fishes, learn scuba diving and get certified as a diver.

    1. Discover Scuba Diving:

    This exciting activity begins with a practice session in a shallow pool for scuba diving in Goa at around 07:30AM. on completing the shallow water dives, you will be finally taken to the Grande Island, where the certified scuba divers will get you acquainted with the other techniques of scuba diving.

    Arriving at the island, get geared up with all the necessary and safety equipment and take a dive into the magical waters around the Grande Island. Step into the captivating world of the corals, exotic and colourful fishes and other marine life. Witness the enchanting beauty of the underwater world till 04:00 in the evening when you will be transferred back to the mainland.

    2. Fun Dives:

    These dives are conducted between 07:30AM to 03:30PM at the Grande Island. Designed for the expert divers, this dive follows all the standards PADI and SSI. Divers with prior experience can undertake two dives within the mentioned duration and take their diving experience to a new level of excitement.

    3. Certification Courses:

    Conducted under the surveillance and guiding of expert PADI and SSI certified divers, this enthralling course is best suitable for the beginners with no prior experience of diving or the amateurs. The course comprises of classroom sessions that covers open water courses, pool sessions and open water dives. All these dives are conducted according to the PADI/SSI standards and get the beginners acquainted with the diving skills and techniques.

    At the end of this session, the divers get a approval certificate along with electronic materials related to diving.

    Activities: Training Sessions, Open Pool Diving, Open Sea Diving

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Timing of the Activities: 07:30AM - 03:30PM

  • 08Scuba Diving For Beginners, Goa

    Scuba Diving For Beginners, Goa
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • NNNNN38 ratings
    • Anindya Mukherjee
      Supplier
      Anindya Mukherjee

    About the destination: 

    Goa, the all-time favourite destination of tourist’s world over is also home to some of the most exciting water adventure activities. About an hour or 22km from the North coastline of Goa lies Grande Island, a haven in Coral reefs and an ideal spot to indulge in scuba diving. Be prepared to unravel secrets of the water world and explore virgin islands not too far from your favourite holiday destination! 

    About the activity with details: 

    Exploring the underwater life has always been a source of excitement and thrill. Being a part of and witnessing sea life is an enthralling experience that cannot be expressed in mere words. Get set with necessary gear of scuba diving and explore marine life as you get into the fascinating marine world of Goa in scuba diving for beginners course. Even if you are not a devout swimmer, you can indulge into this activity and discover the magical beauty of the underwater world.

    Meal Types: Snacks will be provided on your journey to Grande Island.

    Activities: Scuba Diving.

    Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult.

    Duration of the activities: 07:30AM – 02:00PM

    Depth of Water: 12m 

  • 09Scuba Diving and Water Sports in Malvan

    Scuba Diving and Water Sports in Malvan
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lMalvan
    • NNNNN405 ratings
    • Ajay
      Supplier
      Ajay

    About the Activity with Details:

    • Within these two delightful days, you will be discovering the stunning and magical beauty of Malvan’s underwater world. 
    • Starting late night; around 08:00 PM, from Bangalore, an overnight bus journey will take you to Malvan and at around 07:00AM, you will be arriving Belgaum, where you can get freshened up and have your breakfast. After relaxing for a while, continue with your bus journey and reach Malvan by mid-noon; around 12:30PM. 
    • Arriving in the town, check-in into a hotel and make yourself comfortable with a delicious buffet lunch and some rest. Post this, visit the Tsunami Island in Malvan and indulge is exciting water activities like banana boat ride, bumper boat ride and island tour. If you wish to, you can also go for parasailing on this day; however, parasailing can only be availed at an additional cost and you can pay for it while in the bus. 
    • Returning from the island by evening, enjoy a buffet dinner beside the bonfire and retire for the night in the hotel. 
    • Begin the day with an energising drink of tea and biscuits in the hotel followed by your transfer towards the boat jetty. Post this, you will be taken towards the jetty, from where a boat will take you to the decided spot. 
    • Arriving at the decided spot, the trip guides and instructors will brief you about the dos and don’ts of diving. Once done with the briefing, gear up with the necessary equipment and take a dive into the kaleidoscopic waters of Malvan. 
    • Post this, you can also go for snorkelling and take a look at the enchanting marine life beneath the clear waters of Malvan. By the time, snorkelling gets over, it will be time for lunch.
    • By late afternoon; at around 04:00PM, wish adieu to this exotic holiday destination and embark on the return trip to Bangalore via Belgaum; you will be reaching Bangalore by next day morning.
    • Depth of Water: Less than 35ft
  • 10Scuba Diving in Tarkarli

    Scuba Diving in Tarkarli
    • d1 Day
    • lMalvan
    • NNNNN547 ratings
    • Shrikant Khopade
      Supplier
      Shrikant Khopade
    • 700

    About the Activity:

    • The beautiful Tarkarli is a beachside haven to be explored in the company of family and friends!
    • Be amazed by the exotic underwater creatures with this scuba diving experience.
    • Embark on the breathtaking Dolphin Safari and the Tsunami Island Safari, and be taken by a rich past with a visit to Nivanti Fort.
    • Be surrounded by fascinating flora and fauna during the Sangam Safari, and witness the elegant crocodiles languishing in their natural habitat at Crocodile Point.


  • 11Experience Scuba Diving In Bangalore

    Experience Scuba Diving In Bangalore
    • h1 Hour
    • lBangalore
    • NNNNN35 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 7261414
    • 2,500

    About the Activity  :

     If you love scuba diving and are yet to learn the intricate art of the sport underwater, then you need not worry! This weekend, engage in a thrilling scuba diving experience in Bangalore and get your friends along to join in the fun! You can travel to any part of the world, to any water body and you will now know what to do if you need to go scuba diving! Non-divers can experience the fun and excitement of breathing underwater for the very first time during these sessions!  

     While this is not an actual Scuba certification, you will get to learn on how to use proper scuba diving equipment in the swimming pool to get a quick introduction on scuba diving all this under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. At the end of every scuba diving experience, every participant will receive a certificate after completion of the experience! So head for the session right away, and get your friends with you!

    The experience begins with a presentation and an Instructor’s briefing. This is followed by an introduction to the equipment you will be using and skills development in shallow water. After the skills are performed, a fun pool dive follows in a group of up to 8 people. The dive time will be approximately an hour.



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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