Milestones define us. They beckon us to go beyond just the number that pops up in our brain. The travel bug has hit the Indian youth, and the exploration of one’s own country is something that beckons the young traveler just starting to get their bearings. Its all about making memories that will outlast the life you plan to lead. Listed below are some eye-popping places to visit in India.
Andaman: looking for some peace and quiet in a place where you hear nothing but your heartbeat? Deep-sea diving will give you a thrill like none other. If you’re a water lover, this place will grow on you. This place for the people who like a little quiet along with a little touch of adventure who will enjoy the pristine beaches and the seafood, and most of the entire beautiful world underwater. If this is you, Andaman will not disappoint.
The star attractions are the beaches, the Cellular Jail National Museum- famous Kala Paani! For the sporty kinds, jet skiing and parasailing will give you an adrenaline rush.
Goa: The official party place, where sandy beaches stretch in front of you and the languid day gives way to the eclectic mix of music and dancing all night long This is one for the bucket lists! The special pull to Goa is the nightlife that is mostly non-existent in some parts of our country. Goa comes alive in the late evenings with plenty to offer – booze and dancing and music to all tastes. The best time to visit is November to February; however, the lesser-known fact is that Goa Monsoons are to die for. The verdant fields and the routes come alive with a character like none other.
The Star attractions are the beaches and the magnificent churches are dotted all over Goa. Must visit is Fort Aguada which stands the testament of time of the Portuguese. Water sports on the beaches in Baga are also something that you must try out. For nature lovers, the boat ride into the sea to see schools of dolphins in the early morning will make your day. For the night birds, the flea markets and the bazaars with their trinkets will bring solace to the shopaholic in you.
Rajasthan: the next stop is the proud warrior state of Rajasthan. Along with the desert to offer you the experience of nomadic life, Rajasthan is well known for its forts that tower over city walls and traditions that transcend time and space. The land of fables of the brave transports you into the intrigues of the royal way of life like none other. Its a slice of life that makes you partake in its opulence and glory days and become a part of the tapestry.
The star attractions are the forts and the walled cities of Pink – Jaipur, Blue – Jodhpur and Yellow – Jaisalmer. The lake city- Udaipur is a one for all things romantic along with it being the Oasis of Rajasthan. The Mehrangarh Fort, The Sonar Quila and the City Palace of Jaipur alongside the Amber Fort and just some worthy mentions.
Coorg: traveling up the vine of India, the next stop on the places to visit before 30 is the beautiful city of Coorg. Awake yet? Can you smell the coffee? This beautiful hill station in Karnataka is the home of coffee. It’s a place to energize your soul and body. Walking about in the coffee plantations will mesmerize you and transport you to a beautiful place.
The star attractions are the Brahmagiri Peak, Iruppu Falls, and the Nagarhole National Park. If you have a bit of adventure on your mind a Microlight flight awaits you in Chelavara and also angling in the Kaveri might interest you.
Binsarand Corbett: Being young helps you travel to places less explored. Sometimes those places come alive from the writings in a book. One can hardly deny the Tiger tales of the famous naturalist Jim Corbett and his hair rising adventures in hunting down the maneaters in the lap of the Himalayas. The stripes and a look beckon you to the kingdom of Jungle Lore. Corbett National Park is a nature lover’s paradise; however, a few kilometers higher is Binsar which is known for the Leopard Sanctuary. These national parks offer jeep and foot safaris where you get to witness some of the flora and fauna of the country in all its glory.
Mcleodganj: looking up to the mighty Himalayas one just feels the little anxiety that courses through your veins. This is a fairy land like none other. Calling you to rejuvenate your soul and scare you enough to tread carefully. This beautiful town surrounded by the mighty Dhauladar peaks will awaken your sense of adventure and calm your frizzy nerves. The seat of the H.H. Dalai Lama is a small town that offers the trekkers a lovely walk to Triund peak where one gets to sleep under the blanket of stars. Astral timelapses anyone?
Manali: Deeper into The Himalayas where the Beas makes its home is the town on Manali. Its beautiful vistas will swathe with wonder while the snow walls of the Rohtang Pass will send the chill to your bones. A few kilometers away from Manali is Bir Biling well known as a Paragliding paradise. So if 30 look like the new 20, these two places in Himachal are something to feed your soul with adventure and beauty. It’s a different feeling to feel like a bird soaring over the mighty Himalayan Mountains, definitely a 30’s thing.
Leh: Travel will be quit incomplete without a bike ride through the winding roads of Leh. The narrow dirt tracks that are a biker’s sense of adrenaline rush is a bucket list must in India. Leh Ladakh is a must do places before turning 30. The beauty and the treachery of the mountains come alive while you get stuck in the middle of nowhere to be rescued by the friendly locals.