India is a vast country with various seasons and so it has a vast variety of landscapes that you can explore. But apart from the dynamic and mesmerizing natural beauty the country has so much to explore in terms of culture, traditions and religion. Every state has a different flavor of food, cultural values, traditions and landscape and not just every state but every city in India has a different story to tell. But of course in your youth or before you turn 30 you wish to explore more challenging places that bring an adrenaline rush and that you can cherish during your good old days. So here are some of the must visit places in India
before you turn 30.
Bike Ride to Leh
This is simply the most heavenly and brutally cold yet picturesque place in India. It is a land like no other with fabulous landscapes, amazing people and culture. Take a bike ride from Manali to Leh, a 475 kms stretch of vast and unending beautiful landscapes. Surrounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram it lies at a location where it remains snow-clad all over the year. Leh is a popular tourist destination and has beautiful monasteries and the markets here have some exclusive traditional things that you must take back home. It is said that the subsets from here are breathtaking and to survive the extreme cold you must be ready with all the warm stuff.
Chadar- The Frozen River Trek
This freezing trek is located in the Zanskar Valley in Jammu and Kashmir, amidst the most splendid mountains of India. The Zanskar Valley is located at more than 12,000 feet above sea level. The Zanskar River has the most challenging water streams even for the most skilled rafters. This valley has amazing scenery that is nothing less than a paradise. At the end of the valley lies the sublime Zanskar Canyon, also known as the Grand Canyon of India. If you are stimulated with adventurous activities, and that is what provides you the much needed exhilaration waste no time and rush to this thrilling water sports destination.
Camping in the Arid Desert of Rajasthan
It is in your twenties that you can take off to new and exciting adventures and camping under the stars is a memory you will cherish all your life. Located in Jaisalmer this will be an experience that will make you laugh smile and feel content with the Rajasthani entertainment and cuisines in the Royal feel of the rustic tents.
Trek to Dudhsagar Falls
You need to be really fit to take up this trek. Based on your fitness level you can cross the Mondovi river or pass through some beautiful jungles while taking an adventurous path. On the trek you will be witnessing the famous Dudhsagar falls, milky white sea water falling heavenly. It is a treat to the eyes and on rainy days you can even stand below it.
Visit Coorg, Scotland of India
Often known as the Scotland of India this place has vast green lands and the aroma of fresh coffee fills the place. A cool hill station with so much to explore and cherish. It is a must visit place before you turn 30 because after that such peaceful places cannot be cherished with the bliss that you do during your teen years.
Trek to Markha Valley
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This trek popularly known as the tree house trek is located in the Markha valley and it is indeed a tiring and risky trek where you require a lot of stamina so this place must be checked off the list before you turn 30. It is located at high altitude and you get a chance to trek at the highest peopled plateaus. What adds to this amazing yet tiring trek is the unforgettable views of Ladhak and Zanskar ranges.
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This small group of islands located at the off coast of Kerala is also called the land of reefs. Fishing is very common during the month of October. This group of 36 islands is well known for its striking and sun-kissed beaches and lush green landscape.Visitthe Kavaratti, minicoy, Kadmat Island and practice Scuba diving, explore the marine reserves and the flora and fauna including coral reefs.
Scuba Diving Tour in the Andaman Islands
A hub of water sports activities, Andaman is a place that is gaining fast popularity in terms of adventure sports. Also it is a magnificent place with rich flora and fauna. The water here glitters in the rays of the sun and the evening sea is calm and soothing. From scuba diving to snorkeling to walking under the sea, you can do as you like. You can hop on to the glass bottom boat or board a semi-submarine, which is available only in Andaman. You wont find such an experience anywhere else in India. Pack your bags and go
Treks at Himachal Pradesh
Himachal has numerous places where you can enjoy various water sports. The clear waters and mountains around along with the friendly locals, you will enjoy your stay here and it is a must visit for water sports lovers. Gobind Sagar (Near Bilaspur), Chamera Lake (Near Dalhousie), Manali-Kullu (National Highway), Ravi (Near Chamba), Beas (Near Kullu), Chandrabhaga (Chenab) in Lahaul are some of the best rafting spots.And if you want to experience the best white water rafting go for the 20 kilometres long stretch on the Beas River from Shamsi to Aut in Kullu district. That is not all you can explore Bhaga, Chenab, Zanskari, Parvati, Sutlej, Spiti, Chandra and Lahaul for Kayaking. Pong Dam Reservoir, Chamera Lake (25 kilometers from Dalhousie), Govind Sagar Reservoir are some places where you can go rowing with your family. Not just this go Canoeing and Sailing atPong Dam Reservoir or the Chamera Lake (25 kilometres from Dalhousie)
Hiking at Lachen, Sikkim
The land of the Sikkimese-Bhutia community, this picturesque mountain village is home to Lanchen pass. Lanchen is known for the beauty of its mountains and grass- clad slopes. It has snow capped mountains along with a cold yet bearable weather and the rivers flowing through the valley with different species of flowers present that make the valley look colorful and full of life. Amazing local cuisines with nature treks and local tradition makes this place a perfect holiday destination. It has so much to explore and enjoy.
Photography and trekking at Digha, West Bengal
Popularly known as the Brighton of the East, Digha has trivial sand beaches that are a perfect beach spot in India. The unique casuarinas plantations along the coast, makes the scenic beauty of the place beyond imagination. If you are a young photographer you must sure travel to this place and add amazing clicks to your portfolio.
Rafting at Zanskar, Jammu & Kashmir
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Imagine rafting in the valley of Jammu and Kashmir, amidst the most splendid mountains of India. The Zanskar Valley is located at more than 12,000 feet above sea level. The Zanskar River has the most challenging water streams even for the most skilled rafters. The river starts calmly but as you move along the course, the waters become rough and the rafters have to tackle rapids of every grade, ranging from 1 to 4. This valley has amazing scenery that is nothing less than a paradise. At the end of the valley lies the sublime Zanskar Canyon, also known as the Grand Canyon of India. It is a grade 4 section, and you can also go for kayaking here. If you are stimulated with adventurous activities, and that is what provides you the much needed exhilaration waste no time and rush to this thrilling water sports destination.
Beach Sports at Pondicherry
If you are a real travel and adventure junkie this is the place. Tucked away in the southern corner of India, this travel destination has scintillating scenery and amazing beaches which makes where you can explore numerous water sports like scuba diving, swimming, snorkeling etc. Another unique thing about this place is the French architecture that makes this place look charming and worth exploring. Cool Shark Reef, Aravinds Wall, Temple Reef, 4 Corners, Ravines, and The Hole are places to visit in Pondicherry after you are done with your water sports.
Adventure Sports at Kovalam, Kerala
It is a beautiful town with picturesque views along the Arabian Sea. Kovalam has three famous beaches Lighthouse, Hanwah, and Samudra. This beach town is popular for adventure sports specifically because of the vast ocean lying across the beaches that provide vast water sports options. Apart from swimming in the clear waters, boating and kayaking are the more popular activities. There are some extreme water sports available here like parasailing, windsurfing, and water skiing. If you are not too experienced, there is no need to worry as experts. You dont need to be trained in the skills of these sports as you have experts that help you enjoy your adventure ride without any worries. This is not all you can also experience backwater that gives you a glimpse of marine life from close quarters.
Water Sports at Gokarna, Karnataka
Known for its beaches and crystal clear water, Gokarna is a preferred water sports destination. Apart from the famous Om beach, it has Kudle beach and the peaceful Half Moon and Paradise beach. Travelers have the option of participating in the myriad water sports that this place offers. The most popular water sports are parasailing, banana boat ride and jet-skiing. Gokarna's serene beach makes it a great spot to learn to surfing.
Rafting and Camping in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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Rishikesh has tall mountain cliffs and deep water of the Ganges makes it a perfect adventure sports destination. Rishikesh is known for its water rafting as the rivers provide a large stretch of fast flowing water that makes it suitable for rafting. Apart from water sports you can also try Cliff jumping in the ice cold water from a 30-40 feet high cliff here in Rishikesh. And if you wish to have a calm yet amazing experience, kayaking, is a must for you. The region has exciting kayaking stretches, why miss the chance of such thrill, when you are still young and energetic.
Roopkund Trek, Himalayas
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This trek will be the most memorable experience of your youth. This stretch of trek has snow, ice, gushing streams of flowing water all around along with vast stretch of meadows and scenic camping places. Experience this life changing experience before you lose the tempo and energy.
Wildlife Adventure Trip at Corbett Located in Uttarakhand
this National Park is the home to rarest tiger species. You can experience jungle safaris in the reserve and if you are lucky enough you will also have a chance to see some elephants from real close view.
Trek to Kudremukh
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Depending on where the sunlight falls the landscape turns a different green every time and this is the beauty and magic of this place. It has steep hills and valleys and the trek becomes tougher every time you travel a little higher but the view is even better and mesmerizing. The trek is located in Karnataka and so travel far before it becomes a hectic job in your busy old days.
Trek to Valley of Flowers
Image source-fr.wikipedia.org Located in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand this valley of flowers has the most beautiful flowers
including the Brahmakamal, Cobra Lily, Blue Poppy and many more. The place is worth seeing after a tiring trek. It is more like a fairy tale experience. Read More-Best 18 Beautiful Places To Visit In October In India 2018