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A travel junkie or a person who absolutely loves travelling will surely have a bucket list in mind. But, to aptly find such places that will fill your soul and mind with cherish memories and encounters might get a little difficult. But, don’t worry we have set a list for you that you can easily tick off your bucket list before you turn twenty five.

Places to visit before 25

Bike trip to Leh

A bike trip to ‘The Broken Moon land’ is an enormous experience that one should surely get to be part of as soon as possible. A minimum of two nights and three days trip, the trip starts from Manali.  Before landing to Leh you will be able to pass the stunning Rohtang-la, Baralacha, Deepak Tal, Gata loops, Lungalacha-La, Nakila pass, Pang, Tangla, Upsi, Karu and much more. Great tourist spots such as the Diskit Monastery, Sand Dunes, Rezang la, Indo-china war memorial, Hanle Monastery, Tsomori lake, Kigar Tso Lake, Tsokar Lake, Lungalacha are absolute must-visits. The best months to visit Leh are from May to September.

Bike Trip to India

Paragliding at Bir Billing

What is more mesmerizing and amazing than taking a plunge into the sky! An absolute must experience, paragliding at Bir Billing is a massive experience altogether. The best place in the country the adventure sport is Bir Billing. Also, called the ‘Paragliding capital of India’, the pace offers the best flying conditions in India. Professional paragliders can opt to fly solo. But if not an experienced flyer, don’t worry. You can choose to paraglide in tandem. The tandem paragliding involves two people. A pilot and passenger. The pilot controls the entire flying journey, so you can just sit back and enjoy the “AH-Mazing” view of Bir Billing.

Paragliding at Bir Billing

River Rafting in Rishikesh

Experience of water rafting in the actual water rafting capital of India is truly unforgettable. Rishikesh offers a plethora of cultural and adventure activities to visitors all over the world. One of the most popular adventure sports than one should certainly be part of is river rafting in the Holy water of River Ganga. There are various levels of rafting experience that one can enable in the city. Starting from timid waters to fierce water waves. Tons of professional presence can also be found on the rafting points of Rishikesh that is going to help you enhance the entire rafting experience. The most famous stretch for river rafting is the Shivpuri to Rishikesh stretch, which covers around 15 km.

River Rafting Rishikesh

Skiing in Auli

Does the inception of the winter month itch the snow bug inside you to pack your bags and run towards the hills? Then an experience that you should surely enrol yourself into is skiing on the hills. Big snow buffs who adore the snowfall season should head to Auli for a never forgettable skiing adventure. The hill station is at a great height range of 2500 to 3000 metres. Hence, it is profoundly adjudged the skiing capital of India. The adrenaline rush that comes when you get to ski across the snow-covered oak, and coniferous forests is an absolute pleasurable encounter.

Skiing in Auli

Water sports in Goa

While for some people going to Goa would involve sunbathing at the beach or eating some lip-smacking seafood, but another great thing among the buzzing beaches of one of the most fun places of the country also includes the excessive options of undergoing some enjoyable water sports. One of the topmost water experiences of Goa includes Parasailing. The adventure sport is an absolutely thrilling encounter as it sets you to fly high into the sky while being harnessed to a boat. The speed of the boat gives a great thrill to parasailers. Other great water sports of Goa include jet-skiing, banana boat ride, kayaking, wind-surfing, water zorbing, speed boat, snorkelling and scuba diving. 

Water sports Goa

Aarti in Varanasi

A soulful experience like being part of the auspicious Ganga Aarti in Varanasi is certainly part of it. Over centuries the place has garnered a huge and prominent Hindu mythological significance. The Aarti is performed every morning and evening on the Dashashwamedh Ghat of the holy river Ganga. The sight of over a hundred diyas lit and a group of pandits chanting the holy mantras is one of the most profound events that you will ever get to be part of.

Varanasi Aarti

Kutch Festival of Gujarat

One of the most amazing events held at one of the most beautiful white desert is the ‘Rann Utsav’ in Gujarat. A vibrant concoction of the diverse artistic culture, music and dance of the is what makes this festival special over the country. Held from the month of December to February every year, the festival offers tourists a great opportunity to be part of the grandeur of Kutch and learn what the uniqueness it contributes to its state. Over eight thousand people attend this festival every year and sooner or later you should also try and be part of the colourful galore.

Kutch Festival of Gujarat

Khau Galli

Home to the significant Indian history is the former capital of Gujrat, Ahmedabad. The city features a street that has a special place in the heart of every foodie of Gujrat. Popular and known among many people of the country too, the Khau Galli in Ahmedabad is every food lovers dream come true. Named the first clean street food place of India, the Khau Gali offers delicious food like pav bhaji, dosa, idli, pizza, sandwiches and much more. The Khau Gali street is also the first one to gain the Clean Street Food Project by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). The lanes are a sure visit for people all over the world.

Khau Galli

Chandni Chowk in Delhi

Delhiites have always been known to find comfort in the delicious bites that the city offers. One such place that offers an impeccable range of delicious street and authentic food in Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi. The tiny lanes have been known to provide unique mouth-watering food to one and all. Whether ordinary or popular, Chandni Chowk has been known to be visited by politicians and movie stars too. Hence, if they could not stay away from these streets then why should you? People visiting should also make time to visit the historical Red fort.

Chandni Chownk

Dudhsagar Falls

Uniqueness among the ordinary is what the Dudhsagar Falls of Goa is all about. Situated on the Madgaon-Belgaum route, Dudhsagar falls literally mean a sea of milk! The waterfall is at a humongous height of 1017 feet that fall under the category of tallest waterfalls in India. The falls form a major part of the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park that adds an abundance of richness to its biological diversity. The trek to the Dudhsagar falls comes under the famous treks around the southern region of India. The perfect time of the year to visit the falls is anywhere between October and March. Avoid the monsoon season as the falls experience an uphill force of the rains.

Dudhsagar Falls

Bhangarh Fort

A horror movie fanatic? Well, step outside from the reel horror to a real horror located on the borders of the Sariska Tiger Reserve of Alwar, Rajasthan. The horror that surrounds the Bhangarh fort is due to popular stories that one gets to hear during its tour. Both stories end on scary curses by two people, Guru Balu Nath, and Tantrik Singhia. A similar voodoo of no roof remaining intact even after being built an infinite number of times was commanded. Hence, leaving everyone to live in a roofless house. Visiting the fort is only allowed during sunrise. 

No alive soul has been found the next day who took the dare of staying here at night.

Bhangardh Fort

Bedemiya in Mumbai

An iconic place to eat in the famous streets of Colaba in Mumbai is Bedemiya. Established in 1946, the food joint was an initiative of Mohammad Yaseen who started offering food from a small counter. Now the place has several branches and outlets in the city. But, the most iconic one includes the food stall that is near the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and the Gateway of India. The food that you’ll get to eat here is surely going to persuade you to keep asking for more.

Bademiya Mumbai

Lathmar Holi

Holi, the festival of colours involves the smearing of powdered colours and drench loved ones in water out of spreading sheer love and warmth towards one another. But, this is not the only way how Holi is celebrated. Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna is known to celebrate Lathmar Holi for a long period. The festival involves the women to grab sticks and hit the men who aren’t quick to save themselves with their shields. Originated from an old mythological story involving Lord Krishna and Radha, the vibrancy surrounding the festival is truly a once in a lifetime experience.

Lathmar Holi

Cherrapunji

Once judged the wettest place on Earth by the Guinness Book of World Records, Cherrapunji is one of the best places to visit on the northeastern part of the country. Apart from being famous for setting high records for receiving a large volume of rain, the place is also known for being home to the double-decker living root bridge. The bridge has been formed through the roots of rubber and fog trees by the tribes of the place. The double-decker living root bridge is said to be over a hundred years old, though determining the actual age of the bridge is impossible. Visit here to endure the unusual man-made yet natural creation.

Cherrapunji

Durga Puja in Kolkata

Celebrating the bright Durga puja festival in Kolkata is a phenomenal experience. If lucky enough to visit Kolkata during this festival, you will get to witness great zest and happiness lit up on the faces of all. The festival brings every young and old person together decked in their traditional attire. Enjoying hopping from pandal to pandal that display the most stunning idols of Goddess Durga created by talented artisans while eating the most sinful sweets and traditional Bengali food. when visiting during this period make sure to witness the immersion of Durga idols too, where you will be able to witness married women smearing sindoor out of joy and offering sweets to celebrate Vijaya Dashmi.

Durga Puja

Wagah Border

The Wagah border located just 29 km from Lahore is the crucial point that segregates India and Pakistan. Daily, an entertainment ceremony is performed by the dignitaries. It involves formally shutting the border during the night and lowering the National Flag of both the countries. The only significance behind the ceremony is to showcase a form of patriotism by both the nations. Apart from the lowering of flags, the national anthem and slogans when played will surely cause viewers to develop goosebumps. The Wagah border is opened at 10 am and is shut for access at around 4 pm or 5 pm.

Wagha Border

Kodagu

Today’s Kodagu and formerly known as Coorg is found in the state of Karnataka. Located on the western Ghats, is one of the most popular hill stations of South India. The place has great mountain peaks, waterfalls descending from the Kaveri river, green plantation fields, and other plentiful views too. One of the endearing spots of the place is the Dubare Elephant Camp. An approximate of 150 elephants are known to reside inside the camp. Visitors get to see Elephants in their natural habitat bathing and strolling which certainly leaves one with an enriching feeling. Also titled as the ‘Scotland of India’, Kodagu is best to visit in the months of October to April.

Kodagu

Safari’s of Jaisalmer

Experience the thrill of being miles and miles surrounded by sand. Adjudged the ‘Golden city of India’, Jaisalmer offers tremendous and unforgettable safaris. Touring the deserted region of Rajasthan on the back of a camel, a jeep safari or a quad bike, the options are equally great as well as mesmerizing. Be part of this phenomenality when the suns out and be ready to enjoy the latter part of the day enjoying the Rajasthani dance and singing acts by prestigious performers followed by a delicious Rajasthani meal.

Jaisalmer desert safari

Laal Maans in Rajasthan

Rajasthan has one of the most famous and mouth-watering dishes like dal Bati churma, Mirchi bada, kalakand, ghevar and many more. But the most palatable and appetizing dish is the meatiest special mutton curry of Rajasthan known as Laal manss or Red mutton. An exceptional dish made from yoghurt and hot red Mathania chillies that is topped with garlic. Did this just lead the corner of your mouth to droop? Then just imagine what it’ll be like when you actually get to eat this dish.

Laal Mass Rajasthan

Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai

Mumbai is popularly called the city that never sleeps is always buzzing with people on the go and busy in their day to day life. Every year Mumbaikars especially look forward to undergoing the madness and enthusiasm that surrounds the auspicious Ganesh Chaturthi festival.  The festival celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesh. Beautiful hand moulded idols of Lord Ganesh are installed in the house. Lord Ganesh is welcomed with loud beating of the drums and energetic dance rhythms. When bidding adieu to Lord Ganesha, many eyes can be seen get moist with sadness but a faint smile on the face of devotees paints their forwardness to the next year coming soon with the same exuberance and joy.

Ganesh Chaturthi

Scuba diving in Andamans

The best place for water lovers to explore the other side is to adventure into the water and what better place to do it than the Andaman’s itself. Swimming into the tranquil ocean water, where you set yourself free is an unworldly experience altogether. Witnessing the various kinds of scaly- slimy fish in their natural habitat is as if you were part of a movie. Floating towards the colourful coral reefs and seabeds is a phenomenally high adrenaline rush adventure sport. Whether a Pro- swimmer or a beginner, no need to worry. There are tons of options available around the Andamans, hence, you can easily choose what you would want to proceed with.

Scuba DIving andaman

Hampi

An ancient village of Karnataka, Hampi is a popular town of ruins. The place has been bestowed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Centuries back, Hampi was regarded as the world’s second-largest medieval-era city after Beijing. Once, said to be rich and prosperous even more than Persia and Portugal, Hampi was the wealthiest among many towns, cities and states. In the fourteenth century, Hampi has named the capital of a large empire called the Hindu Vijayanagara Empire. It had immense architecturally beautiful and carved monuments, temples and other notable art creations. But, after being invaded and demolished by the sultanate army in 1565, Hampi could never recover back. The place still stands in ruins but, in no way it has lost its significance, relevance and charm.

Hampi

Trek in Himachal Pradesh

The sloping and steeping high landscapes of  Himachal Pradesh is one of the most ideal places to trek. The peaks covered with rich greenery in the summer season and thick white snow in winters encompasses one and all with a magnificent and mesmerizing view. One of the amazing routes for treks in Himachal Pradesh is the Triund Trek. The trek can either be begun from McLeodGanj or Dharamkot. The path leads you to mesmerizing waterfalls, lakes and peaks. Surrounded by tall and leafy oak, rhododendron and deodar trees the trek is bound to leave you in awe. The trek route is often referred to as the twenty-two Stretch trek as it consists of twenty-two sharp curves. It can easily be completed in four hours. Visit here between March to June for the best trek adventure. 

Best treks of Himachal Pradesh

Navratri in Gujarat

The Navaratri festival is not just a festival but a feeling that not many can understand and relate. That is what it is for the people of Gujrat or Gujaratis. The nine days that every devotee looks forward to all year surround people with joy and glee in every nook and corner. These auspicious nine days you will get to see people dressed up in there traditional Gujarati attire. With colourful and glittery dandiya sticks in their hands, people perform dandiya a Garba with high energy. These days you’ll be offered the best food in the popular streets of Gujrat. It is said that the way people of Vadodara celebrate Navratri is no place else in the entire state. Hence, visiting here is an enriching and memorable event. 

Navratri

Backwaters in Kerala

Kerala famously adjudged as God’s own country is truly nature’s heaven. To take in the abundance of serenity that it drags itself with is utterly enormous. One of the encounters that you surely should let yourself into are the backwaters of Kerala. The backwaters are both a natural and man-made phenomenon. It is an amalgamation of thirty-eight rivers and five massive lakes. The backwaters covers a distance of approximately 1500 km. Stretching entirely from corner to corner in Kerala, the backwaters offer a grand refreshing experience to tourists. One of the massive lakes of Kerala is the Ashtamudi Lake in the city of Kollam. The place has clear crystal water with massive and rich biodiversity. It is also one of the most visited tourist’s spots of the state.

Backwaters Kerala