India has so many destinations to explore for all age groups. You can find every kind of places in India so whether it is a place with historical importance or beautiful hill stations, scenic beaches or the deserts of Rajasthan. Some places are meant to be visited with your friends who love to get to the extremes of fun & adventure. Let’s explore 10 such places to visit with your friends !
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10 Best Places to Visit with Friends in India
Goa is a place everyone wants to visit at least once in a lifetime. You can get a lot of happening environment, beach parties, pubs, discotheques, and all you need for fun at this place. Goa also has a Casino, the only one in India. You can get Hotels for all price range in Goa. You can opt to live in the city or a beach side resort, it totally depends upon your budget.
You can plan to visit Goa any time in the year. However, at the time of Christmas and New Year Goa gets really crazy. Aamir Khan starrer Bollywood movie ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ gave an extra boost to the tourism in Goa. It has been a popular destination for Bollywood movies and a large number of movies have been shot here.
2. Rafting and Camping in Rishikesh
Rishikesh is considered as a religious destination by many. However, it is a major destination for Adventure Sports in North India. The most popular and the cheapest adventure at Rishikesh is river rafting. It is a extremely thrilling experience which you must not miss if you are in North India.
Different types of Camps are also offered in Rishikesh. When you move in Rishikesh City, you will find a lot of Adventure offices where you are offered different types of Camping. Beach Camping and Jungle Camping are most popular camping in Rishikesh. You also get combo offers with Camping like river crossing, trekking, rappelling, rafting etc. These camps are unually very inexpensive and are a real value for money. They are normally closed in monsoons (June, July & Half of August) due to high stream of the Ganges.
Rishikesh offers a lot of other Adventure Sports activities like Bungy Jumping, Trekking, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Rappelling, Giant Swing, Paint Ball and a lot more. If you are in Delhi or any nearby place, it can be a real fun to be at this place.
3. Living Root Bridges, Meghalaya
Living Root bridges are a form of tree shaping found mainly in the southern part of the Northeast Indian state of Meghalaya. Some of these bridges are even more than 500 year old.
A lot of tourists come to explore these Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya every year. There are some of the popular bridges like Double Decker Bridges which are visited more than the normal ones. To reach these bridges you would need to trek for sometime. But believe me once you reach these bridges, all your hard work will pay off.
4. Chadar Trek – The Frozen River Trek
Chadar Trek is the most thrilling and adventurous treks in India. It is also called Frozen River trek as the complete trek is on the Zanskar river in Ladakh. This frozen entices thousand of trekkers from different corners of the world. Popularly known as the ‘Chadar Trek’ due to the formation of the thick blanket of the snow, it is considered as one of the challenging as well as tricky treks in the world.
Chadar trek is a 6 day trek in inhospitable conditions. Average mean temperature during the day is minus 10. In the night, temperatures fall to minus 20 and 25. The total distance of this trek (one way) is approximately 105 Km and is usually covered with average distance of 15 to 17 km a day. Once you know all the facts you must take your warmest Jackets and sleeping bags and good shoe while leaving for this trek. If you have ample time and money and you love the real adventure, then this is the place to be at !
5. Andaman Islands, Scuba Diving Exploring the Coral Reefs
Andaman Island is a beautiful Island where you can find some neat and clean beaches with clean water. Unlike the beaches of Goa and Gujarat, the place is a real treat to the eyes. Here also you will be offered a lot of Adventure Activities. However, Scuba Diving is an out of the world experience. Getting deep into the water with fins attached to your feet, you feel none less than a fish.
Scuba Diving at Andaman Islands is been operated by some professionally trained people. They provide you with proper breathing equipments and training before you enter into the water. They also offer long term training for people who want to take it as a profession. If you ever plan to visit Andaman, never miss out on the opportunity to be deep inside the water with fishes and other sea mammals.
6. Manali-Leh Road Trip
Both Manali and Leh are popular tourist destinations in North India. Most of the people either take the aerial or the road route from Delhi to Manali. However, some of the Adventure lovers carry forward this trip to Leh by road. You would see all kind of travellers on Manali-Leh highway. Most commonly adventure lovers prefer riding Bikes and Bicycle from Manali to Leh. You can hire a bike (Usually Bullet) from Manali on a daily basis. The temperature may dip to well below 0 degrees, so the travellers carry all the safety and health equipments.
Also, you would hardly get any petrol pumps in this area. So, a big can of petrol should be carried on your bike after refueling it in Manali. Though it is considered to be an extremely tedious journey of 479 km, still you would find a lot of bullets and bicycles on the way from Manali to Leh. If you have that energy and you love the extremities of Adventure, you can plan a road trip from Manali to Leh.
7. Rajasthan, Dune Bashing
Rajasthan is mostly known as a royal state with beautiful heritage monuments. A lot of the areas in Rajasthan are covered by the thar desert. One such area is Jaisalmer, which is popularly known for offering desert based adventure activities like Dune Bashing. Some people also call Dune Bashing as Desert Safari. There are two popular ways of desert safari in Jaisalmer – Indian style (on camel) & Dubai style (In SUV).
In Indian Style safari, people explore desert (sand dunes) on the camel with expert guide and in Dubai Style, people using off road vehicle (SUV). Camp Paradise (Life In India Holiday) provide both type of Desert Safari in Sam Village near by Jaisalmer. Are you ready to get this amazing experience ?
8. Indian Ghost Town of Bhangarh, Rajasthan
Bhangarh is a town about 245 km from Delhi on the Alwar-Bhiwadi road. Built in the 17th Century, The fort of Bhangarh – Bhangarh Fort is considered to be the most haunted place in India. The Archaeological Survey of India has also put a board inside the fort which says that nobody is allowed to enter this place after Sunset and befor Sunrise. People believe that there are various stories associated with this place and the fort is cursed.
This place has also been a part of Bollywood movies like ‘Karan Arjun’ and ‘Trip to Bhangarh’. The mystery behind this place attracts thousands of tourists every year. If you are brave enough and you would like to visit spookiest place in India, do plan a trip !
9. Wagah Border
Wagah Border is an India-Pakistan border located at about 30 km from Amritsar City of Punjab. If you are visiting Amritsar for Golden Temple, you must not miss the ‘Beating the Retreat’ ceremony at Wagah Border. This is a daily ceremony in which both Indian & Pakistani flags are lowered, changed and raised back again. Before the ceremony takes place, a parade takes place at both the sides of the border. The energy of this parade is a treat to the eyes.
You can get a lot of tourist buses, autorickshaws to reach the Wagah Border. Do reach the place early in the day to watch the complete ceremony. Believe me, you would not get bored for even a single second ! There are thousands of people who gather daily to watch this amazing ceremony. If you are a real Indian by heart, you would not like to miss this wonderful ceremony.
10. Kerala Backwaters
Kerala is one of the most beautiful and scenic state of India. Usually referred to as “God’s own Country”; Kerala with a vast coastline fringed with coconut palm, extensive stretches of biodiverse Western Ghats and cultural vibrancy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.
A chain of brackish lagoons and canals linking five large lakes, Kerala Backwaters is a maze of water bodies stretching over 900 kilometers.
Some of the popuar Kerala backwater destinations are Alappuza, Kollam, Kasargod, Kozikode(Calicut), Kumarakom, Kuttanad and Thiruvananthpuram. Surrounded by Kallada river, Asthamudi Lake, Sasthamkoda Lake, Munroe Island in Kollam is one of the most popular backwater destinations in Kerala.
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