Places To Explore in India
If you want to do Adventure, in your life then these places are for you.
As per my thinking - Happiness is, going on a road trip and sleeping in a crappy motel.
Singing alone in a loud voice while driving n watching the sun rise in a different city every morning.
Gorgeous trails through pine forests, apple orchards on the way and the incredible view of the Himalayas – Manali is an adventure-seeker’s and nature-lover’s delight. It possess a reputation as a backpacking center and honeymoon destination teamed up with adventure getaway. Try the trek up to Rohtang Pass or go paragliding in Solang Valley. A number of trekking trails are available from Manali. You can trek to Malana , a hidden village in the Himalayas known for its strict rules and regulations.
You can also trek to Jogini falls, which is an hour trek from Manali.
Saputara is known as a well planned resort hill station because of the innumberable sightseeing, trekking and boating opportunities that it offers. It is a perfect getaway for eco lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and people who love adventure sports. Located at a distance of four kilometres from the Maharashtra border and two hundred and fifty kilometers from Mumbai in Dang district, Saputara literally means habitat of snakes and the tribal’s of this region worship snakes, especially during Holi . It is a beautiful hilly region enriched with enormous greenery offering magnificent Panaroma, tribal culture of a different sort and great trekking opportunities.
With close to 40 look-out points offering great sunrise and sunset views in the smallest hill station in India with, Matheran offers sceneries that can refresh one to the very core. Located in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, this beautiful hill station is untouched by the busy city life surrounding it. It has pleasant weather throughout the year, though this place is most beautiful during the monsoon season and is also just 836 km and 16:44 hrs away from Nagpur. Matheran has been declared as an Eco sensitive region by the government and automobiles are not allowed inside the town. It is therefore a very tranquil place with no buzzing of cars and other modes of transport. The best thing to do here is enjoy your stay with the most picturesque view of the place and rest your eyes soul. One can also find a great variety of medicinal herbs plants. There are about 28 points, 2 lakes, 2 parks 4 major worship places in Matheran.
Around 258 kilometres from Auli is the holy city of Rishikesh. Apart from its temples, Rishikesh is also a magnet for adventure junkies – white water rafting on the rapids of the Ganga, bungee jumping, 1-kilometre long zip-lining, cliff-jumping, trekking and many more. It is also nicknamed as the "YOGA CAPITAL OF INDIA". So next time you want a serious place for meditation after you have indulged yourself with some extraordinary adventure sports- head to rishikesh.
Deriving its name from the five hills surrounding it, Panchgani is a popular hill station near Mahabaleshwar, famous for its various sunset/sunrise points and scenic valley view. Located at an altitude of 1, 334 mts. , Panchgani is a hill station in Maharashtra, known for its scenic views. Five hills form the Sahyadri mountain ranges offer Panchgani its name. The picturesque backdrop of hills on one side and coastal plains on the other makes for an amazing view. In the British era, the place was treated as a summer resort and hence many colonial period establishments can be seen here. Mahabaleshwar is like a twin city to Panchgani.
The only hill station in Madhya Pradesh, Pachmarhi is often known as the queen of the Satpura ranges. Situated at an altitude of 1,067 feet, this tourist spot is blessed with myriad attractions like ancient caves and beautiful monuments. Being at an elevated height and surrounded by beautiful forests of the Satpuras, with their streams and waterfalls Pachmarhi gives any tourist a serene and memorable experience. Since Pachmarhi was discovered and developed in the modern times by Captain James Forsyth of the British Army, this city houses charming churches built in colonial style architecture.
A place bestowed with all of nature’s blessings, Kasol is known for its Israeli inhabitants, Parvati river, trekking base-camp and Malana. A tourist hub for Israelis, with signs of various cafes and restaurants in Hebrew serving great food, of cuisines from around the world. The snow clad Himalayas to verdant landscape and clear blue sky adds a touch of mystery to the place. Nestled in the lap of Parvati valley alongside the streaming and gurgling Parvati River, this remote village is a blessing for adventure buffs, trekkers and backpackers. With pleasant climate all around the year and low population density, this wonderful place is all set to give you an unforgettable experience.
Gulmarg is situated at an altitude of 2730 m above sea level, Gulmarg is surrounded by snow covered mountains, lush green meadows, deep ravines, evergreen forested hills and valleys. Known for its scenic beauty, Gulmarg has also been a popular destination for shooting of various Bollywood films. Among one of the top honeymoon locations, Gulmarg boasts of being a beautiful town without the crowd like Manali and Shimla. Gulmarg has also been developed as an adventure hub as Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering is located here. A lot of courses on trekking, mountaineering, skiing, etc. are offered by IISM at great prices here. However, if you are planning to do a course, it is advisable to book your course well in advance. There are a lot of other private tour operators in Gulmarg as well which provide similar courses and facilities for skiing, snowboarding and trekking. The cable car here is also one of the prime attractions here and is the 2nd highest cable car in the world.
The capital of Himachal Pradesh, is surely a delight for the eyes. With its spectacular vista, Shimla is a region that is highly appreciated for its ethnic culture and eternal beauty. “Nati”, a local form of dance could be seen performed by the ever-friendly jubilant locals. Shimla is also an architectural paradise, flaunting many splendid colonial architecture buildings.
BEST ATTRACTIVE PLACES IN SHIMLA:
- Jakhoo Hill
- Shimla State Museum
- Summer Hill
- Mall Road
- Christ Church
- Tara Devi Temple
- Viceregal Lodge
- Shoolini Temple
- The Ridge
Darjeeling is also known as the dreamland of the east. Its natural beauty is enough to lure a tourist and keep him captivated all his or her life. The hill station has many exotic waterfalls, hills blossoming with flowers of every shade, and the tea gardens. The Darjeeling Tea is one of the most popular teas in the world.
BEST ATTRACTIVE PLACES IN DARJEELING:
- Darjeeling Toy Train
- Senchal Lake
- Ghoom Monastery
- Mahakal Temple
- Observatory Hill
- Mountaineering Institute and Darjeeling Zoo
- Tiger Hill
- Bhutia Busty Monastery
- Dhirdham Temple