Travel India in 20 alternative ways


I’ve been travelling India since my childhood. Nonetheless left with rather a lot. I don’t know whether or not it’s doable to border each nook of India inside one lifetime however thus far what I’ve witnessed, I might conclude that you’ve got type of methods to see India. The locations I’ve explored, tradition I’ve skilled and other people I met on my journeys I found that one can journey in India in numerous methods. Listed here are a number of ways in which I’ve lived on with whereas travelling from vacation spot to vacation spot in India.

1 – As a mountaineer

Stok Kangri Summit, Ladakh
Stok Kangri Summit, Ladakh

The Indian Himalayan area has at all times pulled in adventurers from everywhere in the world. From legends to mountaineers of 21st century utilizing abilities and strategies to climb a number of summits have motivated a number of amateurs to observe their footsteps. I’m not a mountaineer however have met couple of them and heard tales. Peak climbing is now a demanding a part of journey tourism in India. Among the notable peak climbing excursions are Stok Kangri, Kang Yatse and Lungser Kangri in Ladakh; Black Peak, Pangarchula Peak, Rudragaira Peak in Garhwal; and Mt. Ladakhi, Friendship peak and Mt. Deo Tibba in himachal pradesh.

2 – As a trekker

It’s once more the Indian Himalayan area that can carry you countless trailing tracks and drop you within the midst of a celestial world. As a trekker you’ll witness the indigenous colors tucked within the Indian Himalayan area – distant villages, custom and concord. Alternatively the character itself – snow fed horizon and huge ecosphere (residence to a number of species of animals, birds and vegetation) – is actually going to depart you spellbound. Among the common treks within the Indian Himalayan area are Trans Zanskar trek in Ladakh, Kalindikhal Move and Valley of Flowers treks in Garhwal, Pin Parvati Go trek in himachal pradesh and Inexperienced Lake trek in Sikkim.

three – As a hiker

Hiking in Western Ghats
Mountaineering in Western Ghats

You might not be a hardcore adventurer just like the mad mountaineers and trekkers; nonetheless you need to search part of it. Climbing within the Indian Himalayan area and within the Western Ghats offers you to take the pleasure of little little bit of journey and extra of nature and leisure. A number of simple treks within the Indian Himalayan regionthat continues for three – four days just like the Bhrigu Lake trek and Beas Kund trek in Himachal Pradesh, Deodital trek and Chopta Valley trek in Uttarakhand and Rhododendron trek in Sikkim are the very best picks. From the Western Ghats you might have Anamudi peak trek and Mathikettan Shola Rain Forest Trek. Additional, mountain climbing can also final for few hours and there are many alternatives in India to hunt such pleasure.

four – As a rider – mountain biking and biking

Mountain biking in Lahaul- Spiti region
Mountain biking in Lahaul- Spiti area

Now that’s completely different strategy to discover India. In case you are match sufficient to propel with paddles then go for mountain biking and biking in Ladakh and snake by way of among the excessive altitude mountain passes. Additional, the thrilling journey of 470 kilometers (approx) from Manali to Leh and Srinagar to Leh, which is roughly 420 kilometers are the perfect choices for skilled riders. For rookies to paddle little bit as a rider you will have simple mountain biking and biking alternatives in Manali, Madh in Maharshtra, Arekere in Karnataka and Kadach in Gujarat.

5 – As a rafter

White Water River Rafting in Rishkiesh
White Water River Rafting in Rishkiesh

I’ve skilled the thrilling voyage 5 instances. White water river rafting in Rishikesh was the last word one and I consider it is usually for different adventurers. Nonetheless, river rafting in Zanskar and river rafting in Manali additionally offers you the chance to hunt the enjoyable. Alternatively individuals who need to go for brief rafting stretches having grades as much as III; Kali River Rafting in Karnataka is the perfect choose. You even have the chance to go for canoeing and kayaking in Rishikesh, Zanskar and Manali.

6 – As a spelunker

Spelunking in Meghalaya
Spelunking in Meghalaya

To hunt the world beneath your ft you want dig deep into the mystic mountains of Meghalaya. The Khasi, Garo and Jaintia hills maintain a number of pure caves that give you to hunt the fun of spelunking (caving) in India.

7 – As a wildlife fanatic

Gir National Park, Gujarat
PGir Nationwide Park, Gujarat

The panorama of India abounds an enormous biosphere, which is a house to a number of species of animals, birds and vegetation. Wildlife lovers looking for to discover the Indian wildlife have the chance to wheel to Ranthambore Nationwide Park in Rajasthan, Kanha Nationwide Park in Madhya Pradesh, Gir Nationwide Park in Gujarat, Bandipur Nationwide Park in Karnataka and Kaziranga Nationwide Park in Assam. The Snow Leopard Trek that covers the Hemis Nationwide Park in Ladakh is likely one of the stunning wildlife trails in India. Another alpine wildlife trails in India might be accomplished within the Nanda Devi Biosphere area in Uttarakhand and Khangchendzonga Nationwide Park in Sikkim.

eight – As a Naturalist

Munnar, Kerala
Munnar, Kerala

I’m additionally confused the place to take you as a naturalist. Hawww!!! India is definitely a house to nature lovers. However if you happen to ask me to choose the most effective out from the various nature then I’ll suggest you to drive to hill stations in India like Gulmarg and Pehalgam in Kashmir, Manali and Kasol in Himachal Pradesh, Lansdowne, Ranikhet and Kausani in Uttarakhand and Pelling and Yuksom in Sikkim. Another hill stations in India like Shillong, Ooty and Araku Valley additionally presents you immense scope of refreshing nature. However, Coorg and Munnar housing number of spice orchards are my favourite nature hubs. Lastly, Alleppey provides you to discover the backwaters of Kerala, Darjeeling means that you can stroll via the fragrant tea gardens and Goa provides the coastal colors and vibrant blue sea.

9 – As a botanist

Tea plantation in Darjeeling
Tea plantation in Darjeeling

Discover the vivid colors of the Indian Himalayan area, number of spice gardens and occasional plantation within the Western Ghats and tea orchards of Darjeeling and Nilgiri. Dotted with greater than 500 species of flowers,Valley of Flowers within the Garhwal Himalayan area is a paradise for botanists. Alternatively, the Sham Valley trek in Ladakh permits you search the fantastic thing about uncommon apricot flowers and the Rhododendron trek in Sikkim gives you discover the huge ecosphere of Sikkim. Coorg, Munnar, Ooty, Connoor and Wayanad are superb havens for botanists.

10 – As a cruiser

Houseboat Cruise on the backwaters of Alleppey
Houseboat Cruise on the backwaters of Alleppey

On the subject of cruises in India, I’ll first go for the backwater cruise in Alleppey. Thereafter, you could have alternative of ocean cruises like Kolkata to Port Blair and Chennai to Port Blair that can voyage to the archipelagos of Andaman and Nicobar over the Bay of Bengal. From Cochin to Lakshadweep islands and Goa to Mumbai lets you search the blues of Arabian Sea.

eleven – As a polyglot traveller

Six different Indian newspapers in different languages (Urdu, Tamil, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali and Oriya)
Six totally different Indian newspapers in numerous languages

Language… that is likely one of the options what differentiate the individuals of India. Stroll 10 miles and you’ll come throughout one other new language. Alternatively the agricultural image is bit totally different. They acquit themselves with their very own dignity and additional, the tribes maintain an indigenous color of India. India brings forth greater than 500 completely different languages together with 22 nationwide languages. Effectively the simplest approach to witness this language clamour is from the native newspapers. The nation is circulated by newspapers (native and nationwide) of greater than one hundred totally different Indian languages.

12 – As a cultural fanatic

A Durga Puja in Kolkata, West Bengal
A Durga Puja in Kolkata, West Bengal

The colourful Indian tradition is one other main vacationer attraction. It’s one other characteristic to distinguish the individuals of India. Aside from nationwide festivals like Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja, Holi, Id and Baisakhi… regional festivals like Jaisalmer Desert Competition, Khajuraho Dance Pageant, Ambubachi Mela in Assam, Hornbill Competition in Nagaland and Onam in Kerala shows a wealthy cultural clamour. Expertise the number of dance performances, music and artwork works as a cultural fanatic.

thirteen – As a pilgrim

Prayer at Jama Masjid during Eid
Prayer at Jama Masjid throughout Eid

Faith is one other technique to differentiate the individuals of India. A number of pilgrimage excursions in India like Char Dham Yatra, Amarnath Yatra, Nanda Devi Raj Yatra and Rath Yatra lets you discover the non secular variety as a pilgrim. Nonetheless, Golden Temple in Amritsar, Sai Baba Temple in Shirdi, Mata Vaishno Devi in Katra, Tirupati Temple, Dakhineshwar Temple in Kolkata, Jama Masjid in Outdated Delhi, Basilica of Bom Jesus in Goa, Ranakpur Temple of Jainism in Rajasthan and Lamayuru and Alchi Monastery of the Indo – Tibetans in Ladakh are the favored pilgrimage hubs differentiating the religions in India. Locations like Ajmer, Rameshwaram, Dwarka, Varanasi, Haridwar, Nasik and Vrindavan are additionally standard pilgrimage hubs.

14 – As a heritage fanatic

Konark Sun Temple, Orissa
Konark Solar Temple, Orissa

With an enormous historical past, India is dotted with a number of forts, palaces, monuments and temples that show the wealthy historic diorama. Additional, the UNSECO World Heritage websites like Taj Mahal in Agra, Ajanta and Ellora in Maharashtra, Hampi and Badami in Karnataka, Khajuraho Temple advanced in Madhya Pradesh,Konark Solar Temple in Orissa, Qutub Minar in New Delhi pulls in travellers from completely different elements of the world. As a heritage fanatic you might also search to drive by the unexplored heritage websites of India that embody Terracotta temples of Bishnupur in West Bengal, Domkhar in Ladakh and Unakoti Hills in Tripura.

15 – As a meals lover

A traditional Indian Thali (meal)
A standard Indian Thali (meal)

Being within the midst of a number of folks belonging from completely different tradition… as a meals lover you’ll love to remain again in India or you’ll fly again carrying number of spicy recipes. The Indian menu consists of each non – veg and veg. What differs Indian meals from remainder of the world is use of number of spices and mouthful preparations. Whether or not savouring fish curries from Kolkata OR dal bati churma from Jaipur and slurping momos from Ladakh OR dosa from Kerala… you could have numerous dishes to BURP.

sixteen – As a photographer

Rural Rajasthan
Rural Rajasthan

Wherever you journey in India carry your digicam. Each flip there are surprises that you’ll love to border it. It relies upon the way you see it. The various nature of India pulls in a number of photographers. Aside from that… the agricultural image of India is a significant images attraction.

17 – As a honeymooner

Rural Rajasthan
Rural Rajasthan

Effectively… in case you are for honeymoon in India then search to journey India leisurely and luxuriously.  You’ve locations like Udaipur and Jaisalmer in Rajasthan; Srinagar in Kashmir; Munnar and Alleppey in Kerala; Ooty in Tamil Nadu; Gangtok in Sikkim; Manali and Shimla in Himachal Pradesh; and Mussoorie and Nainital in Uttarakhand AND final however not the least GOA.

18 – As a weekender

Sunset at Mandarmoni Beach, West Bengal
Sundown at Mandarmoni Seashore, West Bengal

After the hustle and bustle of per week you usually search for a weekend break. From Kolkata you could have a pleasure drive to Mandarmoni, Digha and Sankarpur; from New Delhi you may wheel to Agra, Jaipur,Ranthambore Nationwide Park, Corbett Nationwide Park and hill stations like Dharamshala, Kasol, Kausani, Lansdowne, Rishikesh and Nainital; from Bangalore drive to Mysore, Coorg, Bandipur Nationwide Park and Ooty; and from Mumbai drive to Khandala, Lonavala and Mahabaleshwar.

19 – As a playboy

 a private beach in Goa
a non-public seashore in Goa

You wanna be naughty at any age? Go Goa and refill all of your thirst. Be a boozer, baywatcher, surfer and occasion lover… Goa is the last word hub for hippies in addition to for travellers. Discover the pristine seashores and likelihood upon a bikini stunt. Nonetheless… have a rejuvenating resort vacation in Goa and luxuriate in a soothing spa and ayurvedic therapeutic massage.

20 – As a author

A travel writer
A journey author

Simply keep in mind to hold your pocket book or diary the place ever you journey in India. I guess you’ll find yourself as a journey author… penning reminiscences captured.


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