A trip to most desired places
A trip to most desired places are :
I am 20 years old and I am living just to travel.
I don’t believe in planning your journeys, most of the places I have been to were planned on the go, while talking to bus drivers, fellow travellers or local people. The places I have travelled to Himachal, Punjab, Haryana, UP, Rajasthan, Kerala, Uttrakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and West Bengal.
I have travelled with truck drivers, JCB Cranes, Dumpsters, Freight Trains and many more. Since you have asked for the best places to travel for someone in 20s, I believe that I am eligible to answer this question.
I was born in the mountains, its natural that I will have an inclination towards the mountains and valleys. Although I don’t like travelling to places with heavy tourist fall, but if you are starting travelling you should start with a popular places. Then slowly move towards the areas less explored.
Where all you could start with?
- Amritsar and Wagah Border, Punjab.
Yes, Its one of the most visited place in India but something that could be a perfect start for your travelling experience, the calmness and amazing peace that you might be able to experience with a small mix of spirituality would surely boost your confidence in yourself, your goals and how you want to achieve them, take your time and talk to people there, ask them what bring them here, get to know about the Sikh Ideologies about life. How they value not only one’s personal but other’s life as well. It would surely be something that can be cherished throughout the life.
- (a)Wagah Border
When you are sleeping camly in a winter night with your huge blanket, there are people protecting our borders from intruders and terrorists risking their lives for our peace. Its very important to know about their live. Wagah is a perfect combination of this, you will be immense patriotism there, from both sides of border. Attend the ceremony and again try to talk to soldiers and officers if you allow you. Ask them about their postings, and thank them for being there for our security.
from Rs. 1,500 Per Person, 1 Night
- Enjoy activities including Rappelling, Ropewalking and Cycling
- Experience camping in alpine tents set in the open forest
- Trek to cave shelters and pre-historic rock paintings 20,000 years old
- See wildlife such as sambhar, wild boar, jackal and if you are really lucky, even a tiger
Kathotia village lies in the Veerpura range of Sehore forest division. It is rich in a vast forest area rich in fauna and flora, topography suitable for adventure sports, and the presence of 20,000 years old rock shelters with paintings. The Kathotiya Jungle camp, an initiative of Madhya Pradesh Ecotourism Development Board, is an example of a community project in a beautiful green valley, surrounded by precipitous hill faces, verdant forests, and ancient rock paintings.
The trek to Har Ki Dun is one of the most scenic treks a person with no prior trekking experience could ask for. The Har Ki Dun Valley is known for its wild flower meadows and the birdlife as it falls in the boundaries of the Govind National Park. Har Ki Dunhas great views of the Hata and Swargarohini peaks. On the way you can see Bandarpuchh and Black Peak in the distance. Har Ki Dun’s alpine flowers and its rich green landscapes with enough steep climbs and level walks – are sure to interest any trekking enthusiast or nature lover.
Located near McLeodganj, Triund Hill, 2842 m, lies on one of the major routes used by the the Gaddis for their seasonal migration from the upper parts of Chamba & Kangra to the plains of the Kangra valley. The trail threads it way over rocky outcrops and through forests and meadows abounding with wildflowers and birds. The snowy Dhauladhars rise up proudly before us. Spell-binding views of the Kangra Valley can be had from atop the hill. The route climbs further uphill to the wind-swept Indrahar Pass via Illaqa before descending back to McLeodganj.
Rs. 1500 for 1 Night
- Camping in the lush green open forest
- Cultural Tour that includes a visit to Samardha’s Cave and Temple
- Nature’s indulgence with Bird Watching and Trekking
- Mountain Biking through the undulating jungle terrain
- Adventurous hours of River Crossing
- The mouth-watering simplicity and love of village cuisines
- Tour to Jhamunjhora Dam and Mahadeo Pani Waterfall
The history of Samardha goes back to the time of erstwhile Nawabs of Bhopal, who frequently visited Samardha for hunting and due to this very reason it was known as “Shikargah of Nawabs”. Nothing much has changed since then. Samrdha still can captivate travelers, holidayes, explorers with its rich flora and fauna. Samardha with its unique Jungle Camp is the first community based ecotourism destination of Madhya Pradesh. The Samardha Jungle Camp is situated 30 km from Bhopal. It comes under the Samardha Range of Bhopal Division and is a reserved forest area. The Samardha range is a endowed with rich flora and fauna with approximately (65 species of birds, 20 species of mammals and 45 species of trees). A weekend getaway that presents to you a compact mix of nature with treks and adventure – Samardha is sure to weave its magic spell over you.
Rs. 3,600Per Person
The Great Himalayan National Park in the Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh is grandeur at its natural best. With sparkling rivers, amazing peak views, dense rhododendron and oak forests, and rich animal and birdlife – the park is a favorite among nature lovers and birdwatchers. With over 200 species of birds – this includes Western Tragopan, Cheer, Monal Pheasant, Koklash, Himalayan Griffon, Spotted & Slaty-backed Forktail, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker and more – and dense forest trails – the Park has emerged as a birdwatching favorite.
from Rs. 2000 per person
Situated in the buffer zone of the Pench Tiger Reserve, Rukhad is an eco-tourism destination in Madhya Pradesh rich with its wildlife and scenic natural beauty. Before the Pench National Park (now tiger reserve) was notified, Historically, Rukhad has been one of the most popular forests for seeing wild animals. Being a part of the famous Kanha-Pench tiger corridor, Rukhad, though not a national park, is no less, as it supports magnificent teak and bamboo forests and plenty of gaur, tigers, leopards, bears and associated herbivores. Rukhad jungle camp situated on the Nagpur Jabalpur highway, brings together an experience that keeps its promise of wildlife safaris, camping in the open forest area, and the beauty of lush green that persist around.
Hope you find these interesting for your journeys.
All of you (and me ;)) who are in their 20s, make the most of this time, as this is the stage when you are enthusiastic about travelling and also have the energy to accomplish whatever you want. All you ever need is the desire to travel.
So while you are still young, here’s a list of all the places in India you need to cover before you hit the big 30 in your life!
1. Ride on the Leh-Ladakh Highway and camp under the stars in Ladakh
Undoubtedly, Leh – Ladakh is on every travel enthusiasts list of places to visit in India before they turn 30. Ride on the crazy winding roads, get stuck in the middle of no where, sleep with the locals and learn to be independent on the desert mountains as you undertake this adventurous journey.
There’s no way you can miss visiting the ‘god’s own country’!
2. Enchant your spirit in Kerala
To all the nature lover’s out there. A trip to God’s own country is a must in your twenties for its enchanting wilderness. Luscious green trees, pristine water, crazy wildlife experience – visit Kerala for more such wonderful delights.
For some much needed serenity and.. you know.. some much needed fun! 😉
3. Solo trip to Kasol
Here’s why every man should travel solo at least once in your life – Not only will you discover a new you and find a direction for yourself, but you’d return with experiences of a life time. And there’s no better place than Kasol to begin this adventure.
Awaken that adventure junkie in you and hit the the river with your best buddies!
4. White Water Rafting in Rishikesh
With bursting energy and enthusiasm, twenties is the best time to enjoy thrill and adventure, especially with your friends. Travel to the adventure capital of India, Rishikesh and ride on the mystical but fierce fast flowing waters of Ganges. Rishikesh is a must visit place in India if you haven’t yet crossed the age bar.
- Mcleodganj, Dharmshala (Himachal Pradesh)
Again, its a place with lot of tourist and travellers, most of them for the very famous trekk to Triund top. Do visit this place not only for the scenic view the place has stored but also for another cultural experience. The Buddhist chapter what I call it. Mcloedganj is the home to His Holiness Dalai Lama, with a large number of monasteries and Tibetan Restaurants, a perfect blend of two cultures. Visit these monasteries, talk to the monks and you will be surprised to know that most of them have completed their education and then decided to become a monk. The politeness and inner calmness you might experience would be a learning chapter. Then do the trekk to Triund.
At the end just one thing, dont have any stereotypes for any places, just go with a new and blank page, see each place as a new chapter waiting to be written off. Just be curious and find yourself while travelling.