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  • 01Andaman Scuba Diving Expedition

    Andaman Scuba Diving Expedition
    • d15 Daysn14 Nights
    • lPort Blair
    • NNNNN1 review
    • india scuba explorers
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      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
    • NNNNN1 review
    • Andaman Divers
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      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
    • NNNNN4 reviews
    • Arun Singh
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      Arun Singh
    • 11% Off3,620
      3,220
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    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
    • h30 Minutes
    • lHavelock Island
    • NNNNN2 reviews
    • 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 2017, Karnataka

    Murudeshwar Scuba Diving 2017, Karnataka
    • d4 Daysn3 Nights
    • lMurudeshwara
    • NNNNN11 reviews
    • Siddharth Pujari
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      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
    • NNNNN1 review
    • Ashwini
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      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
    • NNNNN1 review
    • Anindya Mukherjee
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      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
    • NNNNN17 reviews
    • 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
  • 10Stay and Scuba Diving in Tarkarli

    Stay and Scuba Diving in Tarkarli
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lMalvan
    • NNNNN21 reviews
    • Shrikant Khopade
      Supplier
      Shrikant Khopade

    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
    • NNNNN1 review
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 7261414
    • 3% Off2,600
      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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Pangong Lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nubra Valley

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

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

Height: 3048 meters above the sea level

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

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

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Khardung La

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

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

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

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

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

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Tso Moriri Lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shanti Stupa

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

History

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

Structure of the stupa

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

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

Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm

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


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Magnetic Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Chadar Trek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Markha Valley Trek

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

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

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

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

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

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Stok Kongri Trek

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

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

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

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

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

Best Season: June - October

Difficulty Level: Medium

Max. Elevation: 5000 m

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

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Manali

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

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

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Roopkund Trek

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

Distance from Delhi: 308 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Kathgodam Railway Station

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Kuari Pass Trek

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

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

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

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Dodital Trek

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

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

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

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The Castle Manali

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

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


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Van Vihar National Park

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

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

Timing:

08:00 am – 07:00 pm (summer)

08:00 am – 05:00 pm (winter)

Entry Fee: 10 INR per Person

Photography Allowed: Yes

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Gyuto Monastery

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

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

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



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