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  • 01Waterfall Rappelling near Kundalika River

    Waterfall Rappelling near Kundalika River
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN38 ratings
    • Ashwini
      Supplier
      Ashwini

    About the Activity:

    The Kundalika River is all about gushing rapids, refreshing sprinkles of water, exciting feeling of being one with the water! Located close to the bustling metropolis of Mumbai, this gurgling river presents the perfect getaway for all those looking for that rush of adventure and adrenaline. Drive down to the amazing surroundings at around 08:00AM, and embark on an unforgettable adventure by going waterfall rappelling near Kundalika River! Rappel down the craggy outcrops of the Sahyadri Mountains attached to a harness and make your way through a waterfall. The body harness is attached to a rocky projection which provides it sufficient strength to withhold any weight and difficulty.

    Starting from early in the morning, waterfall rappelling near Kundalika River will take you through the rocky edges for duration of 30 minutes in one continuous descent. Let the rushing waterfall provide you with a rare and memorable experience as you engage in the offbeat sport of waterfall rappelling.

  • 02Water Rappelling in Coorg

    Water Rappelling in Coorg
    • h1 Hour
    • lCoorg
    • NNNNN39 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 7125978
    • 550

    About the Destination:

    The magnificent hill station of Coorg is nestled in the southern part of Karnataka along the borders of Kerala. Adorned with several rivers, peaks and never ending coffee plantations, this pictorial hilly retreat makes it for an ideal holiday destination in the entire of South India.

    Besides being a leisure destination, Coorg also caters to the desires of the adventure freaks. Home to fascinating hills and mountains, lush plantations and gurgling rivers, this charming hill station also host an array of adventure activities. To name a few, waterfall rappelling in Coorg, night safari, trekking, cycling and several others entice the adventure junkies to this blissful land.

    About the Activity:

    A close encounter with the strong, thundering waters of the famous Chelavara Waterfalls is what you need on your next trip to Coorg! Well trained instructors are at the ready to help you with your gear, and safety is given due consideration at all times. This amazing activity can be availed any time during the day, and the fun-frolic continues for around 1 hour.

    Water Rappelling in Coorg or ‘abseiling’ is the act of climbing down a rough rock surface, while you are tightly held by thick ropes.  The strong, taut ropes allow you to step down towards the rocks as you are suspended from above. Well trained guides, safety gears and the enthralling surrounding will ensure that every moment you spend while water rappelling in Coorg, gets exciting for you!

  • 03120 Feet Waterfall Rappelling at Madhe Ghat from Pune

    120 Feet Waterfall Rappelling at Madhe Ghat from Pune
    • d1 Day
    • lPune
    • NNNNN37 ratings
    • shripad
      Supplier
      shripad
    • 1,045

    About the Activity: 

    • Waterfall rappelling at Madheghat will transport you to a parallel world teeming with unlimited adventures and excitement galore! Imagine scouring down a rapidly streaming waterfall from 120ft with slippery rocks and thick green vegetation all around you!

    • You will be briefed about the different rules and rappelling setups between 09:30 AM-10:30 AM, after which you could participate in the exciting waterfall rappelling activity till around 01:00 PM.

    • Report to the arrival point between 06:00 AM-06:15 AM. Once assembled, you can begin your journey towards Velha, expected to reach by 08:00 AM. Post breakfast, within 30 minutes, you can proceed towards Madheghat from Velha that will take approximately an hour to reach.

    • Madhe Ghat is surrounded by thick forested lcoks of green that showcase a purely delightful picture for the adventurer as well as the nature lover in you!


  • 04Chelavara Waterfall Rappelling, Coorg

    Chelavara Waterfall Rappelling, Coorg
    • lNorth Coorg
    • NNNNN385 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 3593520
    • 800

    About the activity:

    • When was the last time you did something really adventurous? Whether you remember or not, here is one of the most enthralling things to do in Coorg! A much sought after thing to do in this gorgeous hill station.
    • Conducted throughout the week, this near to 30 minutes activity involves crossing the stunning cascade while securely harnessed to a rope. A commonly enjoyed activity in Coorg, Chelavara waterfall rappelling will allow you to witness this magical cascade from a close hand and enjoy its mesmeric charm!
    • While the stunning locales and surroundings of Coorg will add more to the charm and appeal of your Chelavara Waterfall rappelling, the presence of expert guides will ensure the maximum safety and excitement! Join this heart-pumping activity anywhere between the day, and you can easily feel the sudden adrenaline rush within you!
    • Select any time slot between 09:00 AM to 03:00 AM and enjoy the mesmerising serenity.
  • 05Waterfall Rappelling and Trekking at Madap Waterfalls, Khopoli

    Waterfall Rappelling and Trekking at Madap Waterfalls, Khopoli
    • h9 Hours
    • lMumbai
    • NNNNN621 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 2790631
    • 1,800

    About the Activity with Details:

    While touring this region of Maharashtra, brace yourself for some heart racing activities! Off all the activities available here, waterfall rappelling at Madap waterfall is the one that will introduce you to the true beauty of the cascade.

    A controlled descend through a waterfall using a rope, this enthralling activity will begin with your arrival at the Madap village at around 08:30AM. Ddig into a scrumptious breakfast before kick staring your trek to the waterfall.

    Post breakfast, get started with rappelling at Madap Waterfall at around 10:30AM; experience power rappelling over 120ft of cascading waterfall. Control your weight as you descend down using the rope tied to your body and experience the thrills as you gradually descend!

    Following this thrilling adventure, start your trek back to the village at around 04:30PM and get freshened up with hot tea and snacks. At around 06:00PM, wind up yourself and wish adieu to the placid environs of Madap as you begin your return journey to Mumbai; expect to reach Mumbai at around 09:00PM with a bag full of memories!


  • 06Kondane Caves Waterfall Rappelling

    Kondane Caves Waterfall Rappelling

    About the Activity:

    Prep up for an exhilarating experience in Kondane caves waterfall rappelling! Kondane Caves, located around 33km north of Lonavala is home to stunning 16 Buddhist caves. Excavated in the first century, admire the notable architectures especially the wooden pattern of the caves.

    Your excursion begins with a train journey. Participants are required to board Sinhgad Express at around 06:00AM from Shivaji nagar Station. Get down and a Karjat station, sit down for a quick breakfast at before boarding the connecting shuffle/local train to Bhivpuri Station.

    Reach waterfalls at around 10:30AM and get ready for an adrenaline rushing experience at Kondane Caves waterfall rappelling! Feel your heart racing as you rappel through the gushing water while clinging to your rope. Post this adventure, relax and dig into scrumptious meal. After a hearty meal, complete your activities by 04:00PM.

    Embark on the next available train from Karjat station as you’re this fun-packed experience finally comes to an end. Reach Mumbai/Pune by 09:00Pm, with a bag full of amazing memories.


  • 07Bekare Waterfall Rappelling, Bhivpuri

    Bekare Waterfall Rappelling, Bhivpuri
    • d1 Day
    • lKarjat
    • NNNNN30 ratings
    • Nabeel Ansari
      Supplier
      Nabeel Ansari
    • 1,000

    About the activity :

    • Gear up and embark on the thrilling experience of waterfall rappelling at Bekare Falls near Bhivpuri station, located at about 65km from Mumbai, it is an ideal and thrilling getaway
    • Board a train to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) from Karjat at approximately 07:35 AM and disembark at Bhivpuri Station. From hereon, we will depart towards Bekare Waterfalls by shared transport.
    • Skip, skid and scramble across to the ground as you engage in rappelling session through the waterfall and thickets of trees and shrubs.
    • After this exciting experience, arrive at the station at about 06:00 PM, which marks the conclusion of this unforgettable experience and leave for Mumbai.


  • 08Waterfall Rappelling and Trekking in Lonavala

    Waterfall Rappelling and Trekking in Lonavala
    • d1 Day
    • lLonavala
    • NNNNN64 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4420402

    About the activity :

    • Lonavala, a gorgeous hill station located at a close distance from Mumbai and Pune has emerged as a popular and enticing weekend getaways for all city dwellers.
    • The activity site is located midway to the famous Rajmachi Fort and is only 7km from the main land of Lonavala. Arrive at the trekking site at a little around 09:00 AM and kickstart this amazing experiences.
    • Walk around the paths through lush foliage and thundering falls.
    • The waterfalls cascade down the ridges of Sahyadri Ranges and offer captivating views of the valley below
    • Climb up the forest trails and rappel down with a harness through the refreshing falls.
    • Day gets over at 4:30 PM
  • 09Bhivpuri Bekare Waterfall Rappelling

    Bhivpuri Bekare Waterfall Rappelling
    • d1 Day
    • lKarjat
    • NNNNN37 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 3955030

    About the Activity:

    • Enjoy the ultimate fun-filled waterfall rappelling session with friends and family at Bhivpuri's Bekare Waterfall!
    • Kick-start your expedition by boarding the Karjat Slow Local Train with the rest of the group members at Bhivpuri Railway Station at 07.30 AM.
    • Trek to the waterfall, and descend through the roaring Bekara Waterfall while clinging to the rope.
    • Bid adieu to a gripping day at around 04.30 PM, and make your way back loaded with unforgettable memories.


  • 10Waterfall Rappelling in Panshet

    Waterfall Rappelling in Panshet
    • d1 Day
    • lPune
    • NNNNN32 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 1173593

    About the activity :

    If you love water sports and the raw energy that goes so well with it, then why wait? Head for an amazing waterfall rappelling session with your loved ones in Panshet and revel in the fun and happiness of nature! Imagine strong, clear water rushing down your body as your straggle on a rope from which you are harnessed to reach the ground!  Here is another exciting & thrilling adventure where participants can go rappelling through the beautiful waterfall route. The challenges faced and the sheer thrill of the continuous flow of water hitting you while descending this point makes this event more exciting & adventurous. The 150ft rappelling session will be done with the help of well-maintained and sturdy technical equipments and will be conducted by certified professionals from the team. So book now for the best deals!


  • 11Waterfall Rappelling and Flying Fox at Vihigaon

    Waterfall Rappelling and Flying Fox at Vihigaon
    • d1 Day
    • lMumbai
    • NNNNN36 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4677602

    About the activity :

    Water sports never ceases to amaze us, and it is time we let the thrill of adventure seep in to our every core and enjoy every second of where we are! On your next holiday, experience adventure with a waterfall rappelling and flying fox experience in Bihigaon! Waterfall rappelling is a technique used for controlled descending down from a rock patch or slope, with water hitting you from all sides possible! The main equipment used are high quality ropes, seat harnesses along with gloves and a helmet for safety.  This technique has been well practiced by adventure experts to create a safe recreational adventure activity wherein you can descend down on a rope under the refreshing flow of water via waterfalls, under the watchful eye of the professionals! Let the wonders of nature take you over to a whole new world and soar through the skies with the flying fox experience as well!! Experience the sheer thrill of waterfall rappelling and flying fox in Vihigaon now!

  • 12Waterfall Rappelling at Dodhani Waterfalls

    Waterfall Rappelling at Dodhani Waterfalls
    • d1 Day
    • lMatheran
    • NNNNN38 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 4677602

    About the activity :

    Adventure is out there and it is calling your name! On your next holiday, head for an enthralling waterfall rappelling experience at Dodhani waterfalls and let the wonders of nature take control over you as you pummel down from ropes strapped to you, with the sounds of your friends cheering you egging you on! Rappelling or Abseiling is a technique used for controlled descending down from a rock patch or slope, with water on all sides of you! The main devices used for rappelling are high quality ropes, descenders, seat harnesses along with gloves and helmets for safety.  This technique has been absorbed by the providers of the activity to increase the level of participation in this recreational adventure activity wherein participants will descend down on a rope under the refreshing flow of water via waterfalls, under the safety and security of experts. Dodhani waterfall is located at the base of Matheran hills and is easily accessible from Panvel by road. Where there is a waterfall rappelling in Dodhani, there lie abundant adventures for you to explore and be a part of!

  • 13Waterfall Rappelling in Kasara (from Mumbai)

    Waterfall Rappelling in Kasara (from Mumbai)
    • h6 Hours
    • lThane
    • NNNNN35 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 6850291

    About the activity :  

    Fixed departure: 31-07-2016, 13-08-2016

    • Enjoy an exciting waterfall rappelling session at Kasara with your loved ones on your next holiday.
    • Start from Hotel Sai Shraddha, Bandra Station (West) in Mumbai at around 05:45 AM and reach Kasara after two hours of drive.
    • Rappelling is the technique of descending a waterfall using a rope on the basis of friction that controls the rate of descend. 
    • While dry rappelling is done over cliff faces or small rock faces, waterfall rappelling involves coming down a cliff face or rock face with plenty of water pouring down on you.
    • You get to the top of the fall, fasten yourself into the safety of a harness, rope up and stand over the edge of the fall and start descending.
    • Wind up the tour by late evening after getting dropped off at Mumbai.
    • For Basic Waterfall Rappelling, a waterfall between 50-80 feet high is usually chosen. 
    • The package includes food, transportation from Mumbai to Kasara and return.
  • 14Day Trek And Rappelling In Skandagiri

    Day Trek And Rappelling In Skandagiri
    • d1 Day
    • lBangalore
    • NNNNN29 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 7770084

    About the activity :

    This holiday, experience adventure like never before! Head for an exciting Skandagiri trekking and rappelling experience with your friends and family! Skandagiri, also known as Kalavara Durga or Kalwarbetta, is around 70kms from Bangalore and around 3kms from Chikballapura. Skandagiri is very close to the famous Nandi hills and the peak of the hill is approximately 1350 meters and features a beautiful night trek for those who love the rustic outdoors! If you are a fan of altitude camping, the stunning sunrise, and the serene, ocean like clouds, then head for a Skandagiri trek and rappelling experience trek now! The dilapidated walls of Tipu's fort can be found on the steep Kalwarbetta (Skandagiri), near the village of Kalwara. This is a moderate trek of around 6kms (one side) till the rappelling point as the hill is precipitous and high. The trek starts from the Papagni Temple at the foothills of Kalwara village. The fortress of Kalwarbetta is in full sight throughout the walk uphill. This steep and fantastic trek through a maze of dense shrub is highly intriguing for the hard core adventurer in you.

    Meal Types: 1 Breakfast and 1 Lunch (Vegetarian)

    Transportation Types: Non A/C Transportation

    Activities: Trekking, Rappelling

    Difficulty Level: Moderate


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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Haridwar

Known as one of the most ancient and sacred cities in India, Haridwar is situated on the banks of the Holy Ganga River and is one of the few places near Delhi to visit at any time during the year, and if you are an ardent devotee, then there are specific times during the year that you can visit this place.

Revered by Hindus all over the country, Haridwar is one of the seven holiest cities of India and widely known as home to the Panch Tirth (five pilgrimage destinations) and three Siddha Peetha (a place where desires get fulfilled). A pious and holy place, Haridwar is a haven for photographers who can capture the deep beauty of the place and raw Indian culture.

Distance from Delhi: 208km

Best time to visit: February to March and August to October

Attractions: Har Ki Pauri, Holy Ganges, Shantikunj, Chandi Devi and Mansa Devi Temple

Activities: Rafting, Temple Visits, Cable Car Ride, Boat Rides and Ghat Visits 

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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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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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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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Havelock Island

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Chidiya Tapu

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

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

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

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

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


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