you turn thirty. They are not just destinations but also crazy
experiences that will go down the book of your memory lane. From
treading on Living Root Bridges in Cherrapunji to a bike ride through Ladakh, trekking through the valley of flowers in Himalayas to surfing in Orissa, here are some insane experiences.
1. Chadar – The Frozen River Trek
How often does one boast about walking on a frozen river in a dreamlike destination? Stamped as one of the most thrilling experiences for an adventure aficionado, the Chadar trek route connects villages in the Zanskar valley deep in the mountains with Chilling and the frozen Zanskar River.
Bringing back the vigour of younger days, the once-in-a-lifetime
experience will make you come across breathtaking sights. It also gives
e much-needed nudge to be physically fit before you even get there.
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2. Camping in The Arid Desert of Rajasthan
Challenge yourself by camping among the endless stretches of sand. As
you camp in the rustic tents, on the horizon is nothing but the
unbridled view of sand and sky.
divan, you relish in Rajasthani cuisine under the twinkling starts and
revel in the entertainment provided by the local people.
3. Trek to Dudhsagar Falls
about trekking up to it? This trail brings along some exciting
adventures. Depending upon your fitness levels you can walk on the
railway tracks (where you have to be weary of the trains passing by and
make sure you are not hit by one), cross the Mondovi River or tread
through bountiful jungles.
of Dudhsagar Falls. As the name suggests you will get to witness the
sea of milk gushing through the rocks. On days of no rain, you can also
take a dip in the pool below, but at your own peril.
4. Rafting and Camping in Rishikesh
best time to indulge in adventure sports. Ride the mystical waters of
Ganges with rafting in Rishikesh.
It is the most famous place to play this sport. For, you get to raft
upon fierce frothing water pouring through rocky terrains and green
stretches. To experience the landscape of this mysterious place you can
also go camping and undertake other adventure sports.
5. Manali to Leh on Bike
The journey is a paradise for true blue bikers. Offering one of the
best routes to ride in the world, this magnetic highway stretches over
475 kms and is a must experience before your thirties.
reflect within. Admire the beauty of nature as you get the serene views
of snow-capped mountains, untamed roads, barren brown terrains,
sparkling turquoise lake, cascading streams and breath-taking
6. Visit Coorg, Scotland of India
pristine nature. For this, head to Coorg, known as the Scotland of
India. It is at this cool hill station that you get the unbridled sight
of green stretches and experience serenity. Topping the experience is
the intoxicating aroma of the coffee plantations permeating the air.
to take a flight to Bangalore which will cost you around Rs.2,000 and
then take a taxi or public transport.
7. Trek to Markha Valley
trek to the enchanting Markha Valley. Since the altitude here is quite
high, it takes some days to acclimatise to the climate and you need to
be your fittest. Popularly called the ‘tea house trek’, it is here you
tread through one of the highest peopled plateaus and get great views of the Ladakh
and Zanskar ranges. Along the way, get inspired by interacting with
nomadic clans and experience serenity by touring a quaint monastery.
8. Go for a Scuba Diving Tour in Andaman
As you plunge into eleven to fifteen feet deep into the turquoise
beach, you are transported to a hidden water kingdom. Swim along the
diverse vibrant fishes and witness the breath-taking sponges and coral
life that you never knew existed.
9. Roopkund Trek, Himalayas
Roopkund trek, Himalayas. This trail provides an all-encompassing
experience and visions of snow, ice, gushing streams, untouched forests,
delightful stretches of meadows and scenic camping places. Need we say
flight in Uttarakhand. So you can take a flight to Dehradun which will
cost you Rs.1,000 if booked in advance. From there you can take a cab or
a local bus.
10. Wildlife Adventure Trip at Corbett
Uttarakhand. It is a home to many endangered tigers. You can drive
through the thick jungles by a jeep safaris. For the gustier, exclusive
elephant safaris are available too.
11. Trek to Kudremukh
Karnataka. The rewards of this hikes are many. Fitness apart, it is the
sights that make you want to climb higher. With steep hills and
valleys, depending upon where the sunlight falls, the landscape turns a
different green. When you reach the top and are embraced by the fog
spreading on the mountain peaks, you feel that you have reached heaven
12. Trek to Valley of Flowers
It located in Himalayas of the Uttaranchal and is just that, vast
stretches of vibrant flowers such as Brahmakamal, Blue Poppy and the
Cobra Lily spread across the valley. Such is the divine beauty of this
place that it seems to have popped straight out of a fairy tale story.
And yes, this hike requires you have a great deal of stamina too.
13. Sandakphu Trek
from here that you get the view and experience of the all-embracing
nature. However, trek to the top is quite a tedious one and requires you
to be in the pink of health.
14. Paragliding in Solang
Experience the bursting thrill as you breeze by and get the panoramic
sight of green mountains, valleys, expansive sky and snow-capped ranges.
Solang Valley is Kullu, you will get lots of cheap flights to Kullu if
booked in advance. As Solang is very well connected with the Kullu you
can easily take a bus or a cab.
15. Srinagar to Leh Bus/Truck Ride
Twenties is the age where you have the enthusiasm and patience for bus or truck ride. To get a feel of the rustic enrapturing sights that Srinagar and Leh offer,
it kind of would heighten your experience if you took a rustic wagon
like a bus or a truck. Trust us, you will have a whole different
impression of this place altogether.
16. Quad Bike Expedition in Goa
Take a ride on the adventurous side with a like-minded group. Through
the Quad Bike expedition, explore the rugged terrains, wilderness of the
forests and other landscape delights that this place has to offer.
17. Munnar, Periyar and Thekkady wildlife Trip
are three breath-taking places of Munnar, Periyar and Thekkady. A
wildlife trip to these best places to visit in India is a must, for it
is here that you are overwhelmed with the remarkable sceneries and fauna
of the land.
18. Boat Trip to Andaman
for beach lovers with its silver sand and turquoise waters unlike any
place else in India. For those who have the stomach for it (which is
normally when you are younger), a boating trip to this place from
Kolkata or Chennai is quite an experience in itself. For two or three
days you will feel like a voyager on an expedition, riding the pristine
19. Sikkim Sightseeing Trip
From intricate and aesthetic monasteries in Gangtok to the lush Chopta
Valley, the mesmerizing Lachung to Himalayan Zoological Park, the
delightful places to visit in India are innumerable.
Bagdogra Airport of West Bengal which will cost you around Rs.3,000.
You can take a cab or a local bus from there to Sikkim
20. Visit Cherrapunji, Tread on Living Root Bridges
of the Rings’, the Living Root Bridges at Cherrapunji is simply surreal.
And yes, this bridge is actually made out of live living roots
branching out from gigantic trees.
thick winding roots, beautiful gathering of rocks and clear water below,
all amidst a mushroom of overarching and towering trees. Appreciate the
marvels of nature before you turn thirty.
21. Drive Through Forest of Bandipur
Open only during specific hours of the day, this would be an
unforgettable experience in your twenties. As, while go along narrow,
winding roads, you might just spot elephants, monkeys and deer and if
lucky, a wild cat on the way. Also, get spooked by the plenty snake
22. Experience Sunburn in Goa
endlessly for days and nights. Go where the finest musicians and DJs
converge to one of the hippest places in India. Experience the crazy
Sunburn festival in Goa that is heralded as the biggest electronic dance
music festival in Asia.
Candolim Beach, grove endlessly to heart-thumping music along with
thousands of youths across the globe.
23. Witness an Airshow
something very similar at the Aero Show that takes place in Yelahanka, near Bangalore
that has close to twenty seven countries participating. Cheer among the
huge crowds as the as the exclusive range and aircrafts take-off,
plummet, summersault and do a whole lot of awesome areal tricks.
24. Experience Konkan Railways
It is the enrapturing sights that you get to see along the way. Through
this journey you get to see the grand mountains of the Western Ghats,
the several waterfalls that trickle through, limpid rivers and green
stretches. Also, relive childhood and screech as you pass through the
innumerable pitch black tunnels. Something that is better done before
25. Experience Rann of Kutch and Gir Forest
at Rann of Kutch, Gujarat you feel that you are in the middle of no
man’s land. For around you is nothing but the arid terrain of the desert
providing a one of a kind experience.
where the skies come alive with vibrant and oversized kites. The biking
tours to this place are quite popular too. Once in Gujarat, do not miss
the Gir Forest either which is the house to fierce lions and diverse
flora and fauna.
26. Cycling in Nilgiris
Nilgiris, one of the longest and largest tour. Not an easy expedition,
you have to be bursting with energy and need months to build your
stamina for this.
boundaries of your fitness levels and cycle along fellow enthusiasts
for around eight days in the month of December. The ride too is quite a
pleasant one with pristine land of thick verdant stretches.
27. Visit a Haunted place
Bhangarh Fort is known as one of the scariest places to visit in India.
According to folklore, an entire town of people seemed to have been
obliterated in a day.
to occur at night and no one is allowed here post sunset. The closer you
get here, you are overcome with a queasy feeling. It is also said that
those who have ventured post sunset have never been found.
28. Backpack Across Northeast
sometime or the other, but how about exploring the exotic destinations
that our own country provides? Budget friendly apart, backpacking is
the best way to experience the mesmerising sights of the Seven Sisters
States of Northeast.
other with nature retained from acres of green fields to haunting caves,
the largest river island to bridges made of roots, cascading waterfalls
to a lot more. Just make sure that you pack along oodles of energy too,
as this can get gruelling. Hence, before you turn 30 is the best time
to do it.
29. Eat at Chokhi Dhani and Take an Elephant Safari in Jaipur
one hand, you can sink your teeth deep into the delectable local
cuisines at Chokhi Dhani. While you are there, you can also learn to
appreciate and immerse yourself with the vibrant culture that abounds.
Another must do is the elephant safari. Perched high on an elephant you
feel like a king overlooking the majestic landscapes of Jaipur.
30. Kolkata Trip
about in novels, Kolkata is a place that is best experienced in your
twenties as there are so many things to do here. Shop at the quaint and
bustling narrow bazaars, tour the iconic Victoria Memorial Hall, pray at
the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, stroll along the famous Park Street,
relish in the local street food…the list is endless.
31. Dhuandhar Falls, Jabalpur
greenery, are the spectacular sights of Dhuandhar Falls in Bhedaghat,
Jabalpur. The mysticism of this place mainly lies in the cascading
frothing white waterfalls that appear to emanate a mist of smoke, giving
it an ethereal quality.
32. Vaishno Devi Temple
nestled in the Trikuta Mountains, Jammu and Kashmir. Perched on a height
of 5300 feet, it is one of the most revered religious places to visit in India.
The path to get here is a challenge and will test your fitness along
the way. However, the sights offered on the path and when you reach
there are simply remarkable.
33. Wagah Border
Head to Wagah Border which is on the only crossing road border of Punjab
and Pakistan. Celebrate along with thousands the extravagant ceremony
that occurs here every day before the sun sets.
34. Holi at Vrindavan
is the place to be during Holi. For, it is here that the festival is
celebrated with much gusto and revelry. Thousands around the world and
country flock to this place to get embraced by the burst of colours.
Entrainment troupes perform Holi songs as well. As this place can get
chaotic and crowded, it is best to experience this when you have the
energy and enthusiasm.
35. Orissa Konark Temple & Surfing Lessons
Orissa Konark Temple. This iconic and revered shrine makes a pretty
picture with ancient and intricate stone carvings. While at Orissa learn
to ride the wonder waves by taking surfing lessons. The earlier you
learn this sport the better. It is something that will come handy during
later years across the world too!
36. Go to Gokarna and Do Nothing
nothing. Head to Gokarna, a more toned down version of Goa. It is here
that you get to reel in the hippy vibe sans the commercialisation and
onslaught of people. Relax by the lazy beaches, absorb the scenery of
rocky terrains and pristine waters and enjoy by doing just about
nothing. A holiday well spent indeed!
37. Jodhpur to Jaisalmer on Truck/Tractor trip
colourful culture and forts that retain the magnificence of the kings.
They are also places that have retained the rusticity of nature. Leave
the regular mode of transport for the elders. For an off-beat
experience, explore on a truck or tractor trip.
38. Experience Local Trains, Mumbai
are the local trains that are constantly brimming with people. If you
think that you have it in you to nudge your way across a sea of people
then, this is a must experience at least once in your twenties.
39. Visit Temples and Boulders at Hampi
thirties by visiting the ancient temples in Hampi. Get marvelled by the
architecture and intricate stone carvings that tell a thousand stories.
Also, here are natural wonders such as the boulders. These gigantic
stones seem to defy gravity and are spread across the land ornately.
40. Sunderbans Boat Ride
ride. Given the accolade of the largest mangrove ecosystem in the world,
this place offers one of a kind views. Through the boat cruise you can
witness the fisherman’s cove, a three hundred year old temple,
crocodile’s den, deer rehabilitation centre and a lot more.
to Sunderbans, so catch a flight to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
International Airport in Kolkata. From there you can take a cab or
41. Visit Varanasi to Experience Chaos
Experience chaos in your twenties to appreciate the quiet in later
years. Head to Varanasi, one of the oldest cities in the world. While
the antique edifices and spiritual aura of the place lends a mystical
charm, the sheer number of people thronging through the really narrow
roads add to the chaos.
What to do: Must do Activities in Varanasi
42. Yak Safari in Ladakh
elephant safari. For an offbeat experience how about something as
unique as a yak safari in Ladakh?
The largest animal of this icy desert, these woolly creatures offer a
comfortable ride. Explore green meadows, gushing brooks and glacial
valleys on this safari.
43. Bombay to Goa road Trips
friends taking a Bombay to Goa road trip. But the truth of the matter
is, this is a fun experience to have with your mob of friends who are so
important at this age. The scenic views and bonding with your crazy
friends along the drive will help you make that transition from the
bustling Bombay to the laid back Goa.
44. Finish at Least 5 day Treks Around Your City
fitness level. Be it Bangalore, Mumbai or Delhi, they all offer alluring
Avail of this and finish at least five day treks around the city. By
the end of it you would have explored more, discovered new best places
to visit in India, raised your fitness levels and also lost some weight
45. Chandni Chowk Street Food Tour
your teens and twenties. Indulge your taste buds with the delectable
street food of Chadani Chok. It offers spicy chaats, mouth-watering
kachoris, sweet jalebis, addictive confectionaries and rich North Indian
food. Spend the whole day sinking your teeth in the aromatic flavours
of this place.
46. Dasara in Mysore
festivals and learn to enjoy them at a younger age. The ideal place to
celebrate the grandeur of Dasara is the majestic Mysore. For at this
time, the city is beautifully lit up and the entire city partakes in the
merry making. A must see is the elaborately adorned elephants on a
47. Skiing Coaching in Auli
of advantages. Auli is a sought after skiing destination in the snow
crusted Himalayan Mountains of Uttaranchal. Providing an
all-encompassing view of Mana Parwat, Beethartoli, Nilkanth, Hathi
Parbat, Ghori Parbat and Nar Parbat and covered with conifers and oak
forest, it is here that you get to ski on a blanket of inviting snow.
48. Travel in a Toy Train
Cheer away as these colourful boogies make their way through winding
trails, colourful landscapes, verdant hillocks and emerald stretches.
Darjeeling, Matheran, Ooty and Shimla are some of the place that you can
49. Spiti Valley Trip
to appreciate the marvels of nature is the super scenic Spiti Valley,
perched high on the ethereal Himalayan Mountains. Since the high
altitude here the trip is not suitable for all. Get enamoured by the
unique landscapes, quaint and vibrant monasteries along with unique
wildlife of snow leopard, wolf, ibex and blue sheep.
nearest airport to Spiti is Kullu, you will get lots of cheap flights
to Kullu if booked in advance. From Kullu, you can hire a taxi for
50. Visit Golden Temple in Amritsar
thirty. A golden marvel shining brightly and casting its shimmering
reflection upon the waters is the Golden Temple in Amritsar. A Gurdwara
of Sikhs, it is here that people across all religions come and wait in
endless lines to pay homage.
51. Rajasthan Trip on Bullet
old means, take a trip to Rajasthan on a bullet. Ride along the rugged
deserts and the rustic roads of this place, absorbing the expansive
landscape that abounds around you.
Here is our list of
51 things to do before you turn 30. How many of these have you
experienced? Also, if you feel that there are more places to visit
before turning thirty, do comment below.