India is an excellent holiday destination that is filled with many adventures for travellers to indulge in. In just 9 hours you can get from London to Mumbai, so park at Gatwick, hop on a plane, watch a few films, and then you’ll be arriving at one of the world’s best airports.
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- Here are 7 awesome things to do in India for the adventure of a lifetime.
Here are 7 awesome things to do in India for the adventure of a lifetime.
Search Dense Jungles for Royal Bengal Tiger
Sighting the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger in the lush green and dense forests of India is certainly a “once in a lifetime” experience and one that should be on top of your bucket list. From North to South, there are several Tiger reserves and national parks that offer morning and afternoon jeep safaris , run by the government. Embark on an unforgettable adventure in the greenery of Corbett or stunning landscapes of Kanha national park (my top park picks).
Enjoy a Birds Eye View of Agra from a Hot Air Balloon
Agra is in North India and it is most popular for its iconic landmark, the Taj Mahal. If you visit Agra during the months of November through March you can also take part in the balloon festival. You can soar through the skies over the beautiful Taj Mahal, take in the spectacular view of the river Yamuna and see the stunning replica of the Red Fort from up above. You can also take a balloon ride during the night during the full moon to see the magical view of this city with Taj Mahal at the centre of it all.
Meditate in Rishikesh
Rishikesh is located in the state of Uttarakhand in the north part of India. It is a popular destination for travellers who are in search for a spiritual guidance in their life. The members of the popular band Beatles once made a trip to this serene place to awaken their inner spirituality. You can visit in the month of March for the annual yoga week. If you are an adventure seeker you can also take part in activities like white water rafting, bungee jumping, zip lining and canoeing.
Learn about the History of Mahabalipuram
Mahabalipuram is an area in the state of Tamil Nadu, South India. It has a rich history and a diverse culture and it is known for its scenic beaches and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit the Arjuna’s Penance, a popular tourist attraction that has two monolithic rock boulders that are carved with beautiful artwork.
Take the time to visit the temple of Thirukadalmallai which was built in the 6th century BCE and dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. Stop in at the India Seashell Museum where you can view largest collection of seashells in India. The Shore Temple, is a granite built pagoda with spectacular carvings on a single rock structure.
Explore the Backwaters of Kerala
When you’re planning your holiday to India, it is worth including Kerala on your itinerary. It is the southernmost state and it is known for its delicious cuisine and spectacular scenery. The water channels go inland from the coast and most of the state can be explored through these channels using a houseboat.
You can rent a houseboat with all the modern amenities provided for and have a wonderful holiday travelling through canals, lagoons with luscious green backdrops. You may also get to witness the annual snake boat race if you happen to visit during that time of the year which is usually during the monsoons.
Take a Tour of Rajasthan’s Villages
Rajasthan is also known for its rich history and diverse culture, there is plenty to see and do here. It has spectacular forts, palaces and beautiful lakes. It is also known for its Thar Desert, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. You can take a tour of the villages in Rajasthan to see the diversity this state has to offer. You can visit the village of Khimsar to see the Khimsar Fort and go on a buck safari.
Visit the village of Khuri which is surrounded by desert hills and the Ghanerao village known for its temples, step wells and arched gateways. You can also visit the popular destinations like Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Udaipur to see the traditional lifestyle in this beautiful state.
Party in Goa
Goa is a state in the west region of India and is known for its nightlife and amazing cuisine. Many tourists often visit this state in search of good beaches and a vibrant nightlife. It is a very popular destination in India during the Christmas and the New Year weekends as there are several popular DJ’s from all over the world that perform here. It is often extremely crowded during these peak seasons but if you want to have a rather peaceful holiday but still enjoy the vibrant nightlife you can visit this place during the months of January and February.
So have you been to India or tries these awesome adventures of a lifetime? If not, go now!