The Happiest Place on Earth: DISNEYLAND

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Disneyland is a world of magical experiences; it’s a place for one and all.

There are in all 5 Disneyland theme parks across the world: Disneyland in Anaheim, California was the first theme park opened in 1955 and the only theme park supervised by Walt Disney. Others are at Tokyo, Florida, Paris, Hong Kong and another one is under construction in Shanghai which is set to open in 2016.

The ticket is starting at $96.00 for a day and park timings are from 9.00AM to 12:00AM.

Disneyland Park, Anaheim (California) is further segmented into 8 themes:

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Main Street USA would resemble a small American town of the early 1900’s. It is the entrance of the park, where you will find Horse drawn street cars, Horseless carriages, Omnibus, A main street cinema wherein you can see Disney’s short films, A Disney gallery and various stores for souvenirs. Also, it’s just a place to grab a three scoop waffle cone.Don’t forget to catch the Disneyland Railroad on the main street USA, which is an 18 minute train (vintage) ride throughout the park giving an overview of the huge Disneyland.

ADVENTURELAND

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The major attractions under the theme are Indiana Jones Adventure ride into lost temple, Jungle Cruise and the Enchanted Tiki Room which features singing animatronic parrots. It is decorated with colonial- style outposts, tribal masks and jungle trees to create an excitement of expedition.

NEW ORLEANS SQUARE

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You will find two rides here both very interesting, Haunted Mansion Holiday which is a ride into the ghostly resident. While the other one is, Pirates of the Caribbean which gives you an experience of a voyage. This theme represents the historic New Orleans with winding streets and bands, also known for its French market restaurant .

CRITTER COUNTRY

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Previously it was a part of the Frontierland but now it has its own identity. It is known for its Splash Mountain which has a combination of waterfalls, railroads, audio-animatronic figures singing motion pictures soundtrack with a finale of steep drop down the hill. There are two more rides in Critter, The many adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes.

FRONTIERLAND

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Depicts the heroes of the, American oldwest. For an adventurous ride over a mountain try Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Mark Twain Riverboat and Pirates Liar on Tom Sawyer Island are other attractions. Its theme is the waterways on which most of the rides are based on. Some of the other rides are Sailing Ship Columbia, Big Thunder Ranch and the Golden horseshoe stage puts up a good show.

MICKEY’S TOONTOWN

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It’s a cartoon world where Mickey and Minnie mouse reside in there exotic houses, alon their other friends of the toon world. A special kids roller coaster Gadgets Go Coaster is the attraction along with Donald’s Boat, Chip n’ Dale Treehouse, Goofy’s Playhouse ad Roger Rabbits Car Toon Spin.

FANTASYLAND

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It’s a paradise of rides based on Disney animated films: Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Pinocchio. It’s a Small World is the major attraction, for it’s a ride into the culture of various countries. There’s even a walkthrough Castle of Sleeping Beauty, and Matterhorn Bobsleds roller coaster and many other attractions for kids.

TOMORROWLAND

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Rocket your way into Tomorrowland with Space Mountain, fight bad guys in Buzz Light Year Astro Blasters. Enjoy the Submarine Voyage  by Finding Nemo, 3-D Journey into Universe with Star Tours and explore Michael Jackson’s music with Captain EO.

While enjoying the rides, Don’t Miss the Fantasmic Water, Light and Fire show at night followed by the Magical Fireworks.

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The Sensational Parade with the Disney Characters is something to look forward to. For it creates an enthusiasm within, with so many colours, melodies, rhythms and dances. It takes you to another world all together. From exquisite bands to yummy savouries, they have it all.

VIBRANT COLOURS, FUN FROLIC AND GAIETY.

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9 Reasons to Date a Girl Who Travels

Traveling is one of the most rewarding and exciting things you can possibly do, so it makes sense that dating people who make travel a priority is definitely a good idea. A girl who travels is someone you want in your life, and if you need more convincing, read these 10 reasons to date a girl who travels.

1. She’ll never bore you.

Girls who travel are the most exciting partners because they’re never boring—ever. Whether she’s trying to get you to go on another adventure with you or she’s recounting one of her favorite stories from her backpacking trip last summer, there’s never a dull moment with her.

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2. She knows who she is.

Travel has a way of letting us find ourselves. A girl who travels is sure of herself and knows herself backwards and forwards. She’s not one to second guess herself or hesitate.

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3. She’s up for anything.

Being a traveler primes you for being up for—and prepared for—anything and everything. The more exciting and new the experience, the better. This girl is game for whatever you think up.

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4. She’s spontaneous.

One of the best things about travel is that it allows the traveler to be totally spontaneous. Traveling between countries is often very easy (and cheap) in some parts of the world, such as the European continent, so you’re allowed to be as spontaneous as you like. Girls who travel are likely to decide to do something at the last minute. And, if we’re being honest, that makes whatever you’re doing twice as fun!

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5. She’s independent.

Travelers, in general, have to be independent and rely on themselves. Girls who travel aren’t going to be clingy or high maintenance. Travel teaches us that independence is the only way to be truly happy and free while abroad.

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6. She’s smart.

Regardless of how much education she has, she will be smart. There’s no way to travel extensively without a lot of knowledge and common sense. She’s not ditzy, and she’ll always think through her problems. Travel can sometimes seem like one big vacation from start to finish, but it’s often a lot of hard work. She’s been there and she’s got the smarts to tackle any problem.

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7. She’s active.

No one who travels extensively is the kind of person who loafs around the house. This girl wants to do something all the time, whether that’s go biking, hiking, swimming, or just take a walk around the neighborhood. She’s always ready to go. Be sure you can keep up!

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8. She loves trying new things.

Traveling is all about getting to experience new places, cultures, foods, and adventures. So it stands to reason that well-traveled girls love trying new and exciting things. And that means you’ll be trying new things as well. There’s never a dull moment!

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9. She’s never going to want to stop traveling.

The ultimate reason to date a girl who travels? So you can travel with her! There’s nothing like traveling with a romantic interest, and the experience will likely serve to strengthen your relationship. Not to mention, this girl knows what she’s doing and is bound to enhance the experience with her knowledge. You’re in for a wild ride, but it’s certainly worth it. And if you are one of the lucky ones and you find yourself with a girl who travels, do your best to give her yourself completely. After all, she already has the world.

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Why 3 days in Sydney just isn’t enough

I have personally travelled to Sydney twice myself and absolutely adore this city ! my favorite in the world.. hoping to celebrate new years this time in Sydney and eagerly waiting to loudly chant the countdown till midnight under the harbor bridge !

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Getting to Sydney was by far the longest plane ride ever (altogether, with waiting at the airports, it took us 35 hours). It was a good feeling to be standing on a solid ground again (almost felt like kissing the ground, but we would probably get some strange looks).

Since Australia is for us a gigantic country (after all Slovenia obtains 0,26% of Australia) it is hard to get all of it in one month’s time. In this case, you have to rationalize. Our plan provided 3 days in Sydney, which had to be enough (we just couldn’t afford spending more time there, since we planned on driving towards Cairns). It definitely isn’t enough and you will soon see why.

We arrived to Sydney at 6am local time, which meant that we had a whole day ahead of us. First stop our hotel, baggage drop-off, shower and we are back…

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Discovering Slovenia: Dolenjska, an overlooked region

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Whenever we talk with travelers that have been to Slovenia or read some blog writing about it, they are all very familiar with places like Bled, Ljubljana and Piran. Places in Dolenjska region are less known, but no less beautiful.

Dolenjska is a region in South-East part of Slovenia. It’s very green with a lot of hills. On their slopes you will see a lot of vineyards where locals are producing regions most know wine, Cviček. River Krka gives a special mark to the region. It has a beautiful spring and a nice fishing area in the upper stream. It’s also a region with most castles, hot springs and spas in Slovenia.

DSC_0229-4 (2)We decided to take a daily road trip and visit few of the remarkable places of Dolenjska.

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A settlement is situated right in the middle between Ljubljana and Zagreb (Croatian capital). The most notable place there is…

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A View to a Thrill

This week Top Spots which makes Travel more Thrilling. Breathe taking places for a traveler seeking thrill.

GATE WAY TO HELL

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Talking of natural gas, here’s plenty for sure. Many visitors come see ‘the gateway to hell’, a huge burning gas crater in the heart of turkmenistan’s karakum desert. The fiery pit was result of a simple miscalculation of soviet scientists in 1971 after their boring equipment suddenly drilled through into an underground cavern and a deep sinkhole formed. Fearing that the crater would emit poisonous gases, the scientists took the decision to set it alight, thinking that would burn out quickly. But the flames have not gone out in more than 40 years, in a potent symbol of the vast gas reserves of Turkmenistan, which are believed to be the fourth in the world.

IS THAT A WATERFALL?

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Many tourists take trip to this Thrilling Iguazu falls in Foz do Iguacu, Parana. This place became the center of attraction at recent FIFA matches when South Korean’s national football team stayed over at Foz do Iguacu at the base camp.

SUBMARINE SINKHOLE

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The great hole is a popular diving site that is part of Belize’s barrier reef. The Blue Hole is 1,000 feet(300 meter) deep. Shaped like a funnel, surrounded by a ring of coral and filled with marine life, the variety of colours indicate various depths of water and coral reef  formations.

SKY DIVING OVER Mt. EVEREST

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Only offered four times a year, this amazing adventure allows you to sky dive over the highest peak in the world in Nepal.

ATTEMPT THE MOUNT HUA SHAN ASCENT

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Wildly regarded as one of the most terrifying hikes in the world, China’s Mount Hua Shan’s trails consist of steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a foot-wide plank trail bolted to the mountainside.

Wildlife Safaris in Incredible India

Wildlife Safaris itself creates an adrenaline rush, especially if you are a nature lover it’s a MUST. India has over 90,000 living species with 1250 kinds of birds.
There are quite a number of options to choose from for the Safari – like the Kerala’s Jungles, deserts in Gujarat or Tiger Reserves in Madhya Pradesh.

For Snow leopards, Blue sheep, Snow cocks, Golden eagles, Tibetan argali sheep, visit HEMIS NATIONAL PARK located in Ladakh.There are no hotels inside the park but homestay facilities are available in the six villages that fall within the precincts of the park: Rumbak, Kaya, Sku, Shingo, Urutse, and Chillong. Hemis monastery also provides rooms to tourist. Leh airport is the nearest. Jammu is the nearest railhead.The city of Leh is just 10 km away from the park.

If interested in Asiatic lions, Leopards, Hyenas, Jackals and Python, SASAN GIR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY is the place for you which are located in India’s Gujarat peninsula. Peaceful Taj Hotel Gir Lodge with all the luxurious facilities is the best option for accommodation while there are other decent lodges too like Gir Forest Lodge and Maneland Jungle Lodge. Nearest airport is Keshod, also it would be preferable for the tourists to travel by air to Rajkot and rent a taxi from there.While another major airport is Ahmedabad. Nearest railheads are Sasan Gir and Veraval, most convenient being Rajkot.

While RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK is known for its Wild boar, Birds (300 species) ,Jackals, Tigers with impressive forts, temples and ruins, Located in Jaipur. Oberoi Vanyavilas is best for accommodation with their own fleet of safari vehicles.Nearby airports being Jaipur and Kota. Ranthambore National Park is around 11km away from Sawai Madhopur railway station that lies on Delhi to Bombay.

Then there is a KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK in Assam with 500 species of birds. One can also spot Tigers, one –horned Rhinoceros, wild Buffalo’s and Elephants, monitor Lizards and water birds like Goose, Pelican and grey headed Lapwing.
Wild Grass Resort is a model eco lodge known for its Assamese meal of banana flowers and a mild red curry with fish. There are other hotels and resorts as well: Jupuri Ghar, Lora resort, Banhabi resort and Kaziranga resort. Guwahati and Jorhat are the nearest airports. Nearest railhead is Furkating 75 kms from Kaziranga National Park.

Another one is PERIYAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY known for its Giant Malabar Squirrels, Guar( giant bison), wild Elephants and birdlife, Situated in Kerala.Exotic villas at the Spice village are best for accommodation. Nearest airports are Madurai, Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest railhead is Kottayam, 114kms from the park.

Bandavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh, Manas Wildlife Sanctuary situated on Bhutan –Assam border and Corbett Tiger Reserves are some more options for the Safari.
Best time to visit these parks is from December to April, while it is closed during monsoon.

 

20 Signs of a true Traveller!!!

There are not many people in this world who dislike Travelling, but they do not accept it that they are also a TRUE TRAVELER or TRAVEL OBSESSED

1. You slept in more hotels than you can count on your finger tips.

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2. You always include currency whenever you talk about price of a product.

For example: I paid $60 Canadian Dollars for this T-shirt.

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3. You are in a habit of walking.

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4. You know Airport codes of more than 20 cities.

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5. You often feel reverse cultural shock.

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6. You have atleast one incidence when you slept outdoors.

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7. When you meet someone, your first question is “Where are you from”?

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8. You always have the ability to travel on the last moment.

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9. You watch too much Travel Channel on television.

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10. You have multiple currencies in your wallet all the time.

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11. Travelling always relaxes you.

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12. When you do not travel for long , you get anxious.

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13. You know Couch Surfing got nothing to do with ocean.

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14. You have minimum 5 travel bags, which you bought from different places.

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15. You always save money for the flight ticket.

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16. You have a good relationship with your travel agent.

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17. You know how to say Hello, Good Bye in many languages!!!

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18. Your passport is your favorite personal item.

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19. You know how to get through the security in Least amount of time.

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20. You’re spontaneous,witty.

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14 ways in which Travelling Will Change Your Life For The Better

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

Truer words have never been spoken. Travelling shouldn’t be a chore. It shouldn’t be an escape. It shouldn’t be a rush to a destination. One must travel for travel’s sake. Because travelling changes who we are for the better. In more ways than one.

1. With every trip you take, you become just a little wiser.

You don’t get as angry as you used to. You are okay with trying new things. You accept people as they are. And you know that you do all this because with every trip you take, you come back a little wiser and a little calmer.1

 

2. You start appreciating the little things in life.

A hot cup of tea at a road-side on a chilly winter morning gives you as much pleasure as a promotion at work.2

 

3. You become more open minded.

Travelling gets you out of your comfort zone. You meet new people, see new things and come into contact with cultures completely different than your own. The world is no longer a strange and alien place. It becomes your oyster.2df82f6

 

 4. You realize that in life, not everything goes your way.

Sometimes it’s a flat tire. Sometimes it’s a delayed flight. And sometimes it’s a dishonest guide. When you travel, you have to take everything in your stride. And you come out a stronger person.4

 

 5. You become a lot more patient.

When a 24 hour train journey stretches for 52 hours, it’s not exactly a pleasant experience. But from that day forth, trivial things like queues at reservation counters and waiting for food at restaurants become irrelevant.5

 

 6. You become more adaptable.

Travelling teaches you to be flexible. When your bus breaks down in a village in India’s hinterland, you have no option but to ride on a bullock cart. You adapt and you carry on.  6

 

 7. You start believing in yourself.

After doing something as awesome as back-packing through North-East India all by yourself, you find reserves of self-confidence that you never even imagined you had in the first place.7

 

 8. You contract a condition known as wanderlust.

Once you get bitten by the travelling bug, there is no looking back. Travelling becomes a necessity, not a distraction. Wanderlust becomes your reality.8

 

9. You learn to be thankful for what you have.

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10. You come closer to nature.

Once you’ve spent a night in Kasol, lying on your back and looking at a moon so big that you could reach out and touch it, city life will never be the same again. Mother Nature has your soul now.10

 

11. Loneliness doesn’t bother you any more.

That’s because you’ve come to realize its true nature. It is when you’re alone that you can finally listen to your own voice.  You become your own friend.photo

 

12. You learn to put things in perspective.

What will you remember when you’re about to die? That phone you bought off Flipkart? Or the majestic view of the Himalayas that made you realize how truly small you are in the grand scheme of things?12

 

13. The people you meet on your travels change the way you think about the world.

We tend to hang around people we like. People who are like us and share similar interests and tastes. But when you travel, you take a gamble. You meet both wonderful and horrible people. And they will colour your view of the world for better or for worse.

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14. You learn that it’s the journey that is important. The destination, not so much.

The destination is just the excuse. It’s the journey that delights you, changes you and makes you a better person. It’s the journey that teaches you all the lessons

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You set out to find yourself, but the person who comes back isn’t the same person who left.

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Pilgrim travel – a better peace of mind ?

Being hit by the desire for a new journey of a true traveller , I decided on impulse to take the weekend off and visit some place , some place I’ve not been to in long , some place which would offer something diff from the usual leisure trips. And hence , I decided to visit the much renowned, followed and believed in temple of North India , the Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu with my family. 

The temple where Goddess Vaishno Ma sits with pride yet with a calmness on her face atop a mountain requiring you to climb up 14kms before you can reach the Goddess and pay your prays to her. This task is not as simple as it sounds. For this climb of 14 kms (so steep , my thigh bones cried ) tests not only the patience and belief in you but also the physical pains you need to endure and prove your faith in Vaishno Ma. But somehow , the journey to the top where Vaishno Ma awaits it’s disciples instills so much energy and faith in you, that you don’t realise when you reach the top by just chanting and humming sacred songs. And once you reach the top , meet and greet Vaishno ma and seek blessings from the goddess , there is an amazing feeling of achieving something, and an amazing calmness on one’s face despite the physical endurance of travelling 14 kms , almost as if Vaishno ma has passed a part of her own serenity onto her devotees who come and pay homage to her. This calmness and achievement brings with it it’s own peace of mind , a peace of mind that no leisure trip or luxury travel can match upto . This made me realise that sometimes what you need in life is not a break into the material luxuries of the world, but just a little time to travel upto a place where a peaceful deity is waiting to shower his/her blessings on you . 

So my friends , I urge you to take a pilgrim travel, not only for a break but for a peace of mind . Zor se bolo ” Jai mata di ” !!!! 

Backpack trips for a Weekender in India

As a 21 year old, the wanderlust creeps in and it’s a feeling you cannot shake off. If you’re willing to look around there are many things and places to be explored. If you’re the kind that packs a bag with a pair of jeans and a pair of t-shirt, this is the bucket list of backpacking trips in India you must take.

1)Take the road less traveled: Manali-Leh road trip

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The ‘Mecca’ of all road trips in India, the Manali-Leh Highway has always been a favourite. Be it for the groups or solo travellers, this route outshines any other backpacking trips in India. All you need to do: get geared up for some adventure, hit the road and reach nowhere. Passing mountains and villages, passing people who are going about their business in a more simple way what will get you appreciate both nature and simplicity.

2)Too much isn’t a bad thing: Dudhsagar Falls Trek

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When you see the volume of water hurtling down the hill, you will learn that it isn’t really a bad thing to love something a lot. Too much of a good thing won’t spoil you. A trek to the mesmeric Dudhsagar Waterfalls is more than just a trek. Ascending and descending through the rugged terrains, fascinating forests and hilly vicinities can be more appealing when traversed alone!

3)Take some quiet time alone: A peaceful holiday in Gokarna

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Nobody is judging you for wanting to get away from the bustling city from time to time. Embrace yourself with the peace and serenity that prevails in the pristine beaches of Gokarna. Let all your thoughts and worries be washed away. Anyone who has gone to Gokarna knows for a fact what it’s like to truly be yourself. No inhibitions, no judgement, no pretences.

4)Indulging in the raw beauty of nature: A boat ride in the Sunderbans

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 If you think that everything has to be manicured and perfected, take a trip through the beautiful Sunderbans. The vastness of the space, the gurgling or the untamed river and naure in its rawest form will change your idea of what really is beautiful.

5)Experience the sand and sun of the desert: A camel safari in Rajasthan

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We’ve been told that there’s something wrong with being pampered while others may not have what we have, once in a while, you’ll realise that being treated like royalty isn’t a bad thing after all. While meandering alone through the golden sands of Rajasthan, take a Camel Safari and feel the elegance of the desert on backpacking trips in India.

6)Find a spiritual connect: Trek and monastery tour in Sikkim

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Not every 20 year old has the spiritual inclination, but some of us do and it is quite nice. Not every day has to be about loud music and partying.  Quench your yearnings for adventure with a serene blend of peace and tranquillity on a solo trip to Sikkim. Visit the monasteries on your backpacking trips in India and rediscover the inner peace and find reasons to appreciate life.

7)Unleash the child inside: Toy train ride from Siliguri to Darjeeling

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There is a child in each of us immaterial of how much responsibility we have, sometimes we have to let the kid out. A slow, yet mesmerising toy train ride from Siliguri, West Bengal will take you through the lush forests, whirly tracks, waterfalls and picturesque tea plantations. A joy ride in this rustic train finally takes you to the misty and enticing valleys of Darjeeling.

8)Experience opposites: Delhi to Rajasthan jeep safari

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There isn’t too much in life that’s clear cut, a Jeep Safari from the country’s capital Delhi to the desert capital Rajasthan can be a journey of lifetime. You’ll be unable to decide what you loved most, the great thriving metropolis or the expansive desert.

9)Appreciate how nature works: A visit to Majuli

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Majuli is a beautiful river island in Assam, the Majestic River Bhramaputra embracing Majuli is what makes this an amazing experience. Forget all your worries and anxieties, pack your bags and book your tickets to Assam for your backpacking trips in India. It’ll prove to you that life works in mysterious ways.

10)Hop on that bike while you can: Dehradun to Nainital

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There is always time to say ‘I wish’ but you’d rather not. Take a trip to fall in love with the whirly turns and terrains between Dehradun and Nainital. Embark on a solo bike ride from Dehradun and make it to Nainital – one of scenic and picturesque hill stations in India.

11)Be intimidated: Trip to Kanyakumari

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When you look at what seems like the end of the world, it’s a mighty experience. The 3 big oceans converge at a point and it could honestly shake you up. Have a tryst with the ocean and witness the confluence of the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the mighty Bay of Bengal. Located at the southernmost tip of India, Kanyakumari is also the land’s end point of India.

12)Go back to nature whenever you can: A tour of Kerala’s backwaters

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Every opportunity you get, try and get back to nature. Relax in the serenity of the enchanting nature and rejuvenate all your senses with a backwater tour in Kerala. Indulge in the revitalising ayurvedic therapies and find a reason to embrace life once again!

13)Make yourself feel better: A boat ride and tour of the Ghats of Varanasi

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The ghat tour in Varanasi will make you feel like you’re in touch with a higher self, even one you cannot explain. The chants and hymns of the prayers around the Varanasi Ghats will somehow make you feel better. Take a boat ride in the holy Ganges during the early hours and feel the flamboyance of this pious city.

14)Experience the wrath of nature: Bike rides from Shillong to Cherrapunjee

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When the going gets tough the tough get going. This rain heave will cleanse you. Let yourself free; delve into the enchanting hills and forests of Meghalaya and kick start your motorcycle to one of the wettest places on earth. This whirly motorcycle trip from Shillong to Cherrapunjee is an enthralling experience and takes to several gorgeous hilly settlements.

15)Appreciate the finer things: Sun rise at Tiger Hills, Darjeeling

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Everything happens for a reason and often a fairly good one. If you are backpacking in Darjeeling, waste no time and get to the Tiger Hills in the early hours of the day. Witness the atmosphere getting soaked into the different colours of rising sun casting a magical spell over almost the Himalayan Range.

16)Enjoying what nature has: Trek in Dzukou Valley

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Wild flowers adorn the Dzukou Valley during spring and the opulent beauty of the North East India with a trek to the valley of flowers in Nagaland. The weird and wild are often not appreciated. A trek to the Dzuko Valley during the spring seasons, when the entire valley wears the lively colours of the rhododendrons, is a treat to the eyes.

17)Be amazed by the things that happen around you: The Loktak Lake

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The world’s only floating lake, secluded from the crowd of the city-life, Loktak Lake is one of the most scenic and fascinating lakes in India. For the backpackers, a visit to this pristine and freshwater lake is all about self discovery, relaxation of mind and finding peace in the lap of nature. You will see nature work her quirky ways and amaze you only of you see.

18)Have fun: Partying in Goa

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There is always responsibility, jobs, family there is always pressure to be better at whatever it is you do, but learn to take things a little lightly. May be even a little causally. Partying in Goa is the epitome of  letting your hair down and not caring about the world.