India is a country full of interesting, unique and adventurous things. It has mountains, beaches, deserts, and everything one needs to explore all horizons of their interests. If you are tired of the hustle-bustle of city life and want to escape to offbeat places, away from the mundane routine of a work-life, here is a list to help you out:
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Kumaon Hills in Uttarakhand. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, it provides a magnificent view of the snow-capped hills. One can see majestic Himalayan peeks, the likes of Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Panchachuli, and Kedarnath. It is covered with rhododendron and oak forests at a higher altitude and chir pine trees at a lower height. This wildlife sanctuary is a habitat for rare animals, birds and various species of flowers. One can indulge in activities like adventure hiking, camping and nature walks here. The best time to visit this sanctuary is between February and April when one can enjoy maximum wildlife sighting.
River rafting in Rishikesh
River rafting is an adventure that can get your heart racing and result in an adrenaline rush like nothing else. Rishikesh, the rafting capital of India, is one of the best destinations for rafting in India. The gushing water of the Ganges offers immense scope and is a great destination for rafting. The beautiful scenery around this area makes it even more fun and exciting. The best part is that the water here has various grades and stretches that make it convenient for all rafters to choose their particular rapid according to their skill.
Malana, Himachal Pradesh
One of the most mesmerizing and enigmatic hill stations of India, Malana is known for its beautiful landscape and the mystery surrounding it. The inhabitants of this little town do not like any interruptions from tourists and thus, the village is extremely particular about the way you behave as visitors there. The experience is not only enlightening but also exhilarating as the hiking trails are challenging and beautiful.
Even though Jaipur is a full-fledged city and one of the major tourist attractions of the country, it is known for its culture and colourful traditions. To support the tourism industry here, there are many beautiful heritage hotels and resorts that can on their own become incentives to visit this place. Villas in Jaipur, by Tree of Life Resorts, is one such destination that can truly blow your mind with its hospitality and luxurious amenities.
One of my personal favourites, Kochi, is an eclectic town known for its multicultural influences. With fishing nets, interesting markets, narrow streets and a great atmosphere, it tops the list of quaint and beautiful places in India. Each corner is bursting with culture, new intrigues and foreign influences, and one can find all kinds of antiques, handicrafts and books in the little shops in this city’s markets. When here, you must visit the churches for their exquisite architecture.