13 things that should be in your travelling bucket list before you die

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Bir Billing
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white water river rafting
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Camping at Pushkar
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Jungle Safari Madhya Pradesh
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khardung la race
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skydiving pondycherry
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zapline jodhpur
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heli skiing gulmarg
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balloon safari rajasthan
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scuba diving Admans
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chadar trek j&k
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If you are a wanderlust and love to explore new places. There are 12 things that should be in ur travelling bucket list before you die. 

Bir Billing is a small village surrounded by big mountains famous for paragliding in himachal Pradesh. It is known for Hang gliding and paragliding both ,which serves as a landing ground for paragliders. Bir-Billing in the Dauladhar mountain range is known as one of the finest aero sports sites in the world . Their launching destination ’Billing’is at 2,400(8500 ft)on the Dhauladhar ranges and most heighest aero sport site,14-km distance from bir. Bir billing is one of the nature wonders.This is perfectly designed as a launch pad,has become a legend on the international paragliding circuits and a destination for world champion paragliding pilots.The green meadow directly above the villages of Bir and Chaughan,is one of the best gliding sites in the world.The massive Dhauladhar mountain range and the kangra valley below with its panoramic views offer opportunities for high altitude’up and down’and ‘all over the world flying for more than 200-km. Bir Billing is well know site for paragliding in Himachal Pradesh and popular among both indian and foreigners pilots. Best flying season in the region is September to November but almost open all over the year depending upon the weather. State Govt. continues to host International level comptitions and events.
Photo of Paragliding in bir billing, Himachal Pradesh by Sonali Gurung
The major sporting activity in Rishikesh is White Water Rafting. It has grown to a well-liked and adventurous spot for white water rafting enthusiasts as the place offers a impressive experience of medium to very tough and rough rapids in the regions of River Ganges. Many adventurous tourists both from India and overseas visit this place to experience the real challenges of white water rafting.
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Pushkar city and offer a comfortable accommodation in 20 of its finest and luxurious Camps. Desert Tourism is the theme of the camp, as its establishment is done to offer a calm night under the clear sky and sweet breeze of desert air. Camel safari, City & especially Desert sightseeing which is the main attraction of the Camp. An evening with amazing presentations by local singers and the tribal who present their local Rajasthani Mujra.
Photo of Camping Pushkar Rajasthan by Sonali Gurung
Jungle Safari Just like any other national parks of Madhya Pradesh, Jungle Safari system of Satpura National Park is similar as per rules of Madhya Pradesh Forest Department. Here 4-wheel driven vehicles (petrol/diesel) are used to park-safari. Here no vehicle of more that 5-years old is allowed to go for park-safari. Park entrance charges and guide fee is similar to any other national park of Madhya Pradesh State. Close to Denva river, Forest Department have its counter, from where one can do jungle safari booking and obtain entrance ticket. Using that entrance ticket, cross the Denva river and from other end, take jeep for park safari. In Satpura National Park, one can do walking safari also. Just like other national park of Madhya Pradesh, safari entrance tickets are almost similar. Jeep fee varies with the duration of Safari. Their is 03 slabs of Jeep charge.
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Bestowed with natural formations and heavenlike ambience the regions of Ladakh and Leh are beautified with immense natural diversities. On the other hand, Kashmir is a land that is interminably beautiful and has inspired many love affairs and art pieces! Decorating the crown of the subcontinent of India, the landscapes of this area are richly embellished with sights of every kind imaginable. The Northern frontier of India has always been home to a rich and prosperous culture. Sonmarg, Nubra, Pangong Tso, Kargil, Srinagar- the names alone are enough to invoke visions of divine splendour that will fill your eyes. Navigate the toughest passes on a trip of Manali to Leh on bike, the empty stretches of highways and rock strewn pathways in the mountains all of which reward you with gorgeous vistas that make the ride worthwhile! Experience your version of The Motorcycle Diaries as you partake in this mesmerizing leh ladakh bike trip of a lifetime through Ladakh and the striking paradise of Jammu and Kashmir. Experience the supernatural allures of the mountains of the North over two weeks! Beginning from Delhi, you will ride over 3000km through the highways towards Manali, before combating Leh, Kargil, Srinagar and Jammu. Take home the rewards of an opportunity that allows you to discover yourself in a world that beholds such astonishing visions. Relish the strenuous yet picturesque journey along the winding foothills and curves that will make the adrenaline pump through your veins on your Manali to Leh bike trip!
Photo of Biking Manali to Leh by Sonali Gurung
The Ladakh Marathon is the highest and amongst the toughest marathons. Of the 04 races in this event, the Khardungla Challenge (5370m) is the World’s Highest Ultra Marathon. Covering a distance of 72km this race tests the limits of human endurance. Unlike other marathons, the Ladakh Marathon requires you to arrive in Leh atleast a week in advance to acclimatize for race day. You are running at 3500m above sea level so it is imperative that you get acclimatised to the high altitude. The various races take place in and around Leh, the historic capital of Ladakh and offer runners the unique opportunity to run with local Ladakhis through the most beautiful landscape offering stunning vistas of mountains, rivers and valleys and will leave you with lifelong memories and a chance to say you ran the Ladakh Marathon . Ladakh Marathon became a full member of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) in 2015 and has been profiled in various International Sports magazines and listed as being amongst the most beautiful breathtaking and awe-inspiring marathons in the world.
Photo of Khardung La Race by Sonali Gurung
All four districts of Puducherry are located in the coastal region. Five rivers in Pondicherry district, seven in Karaikal, two in Mahé and one in Yanam drain into the sea, but none originates within the territory. Puducherry was the residence of Sri Aurobindo. The Sri Aurobindo Ashram still operates from Puducherry. Static line jump usually requires 3 days of training. In Puducherry tandem jump is done from an altitude of 10000ft, while static line is done from just 4500ft. For a tandem jump, instructor gives some training for 60 mins on how to jump, how to get off from the plane, how to balance the body, landing. After that you dress up with dive suit and go to the plane. The plane at the Puducherry diving site is so small and can only, accommodate a maximum of only 3 persons with no doors. It takes almost 30-45 minutes to gain the elevation of 10,000 ft. The views of the pondicherry city and beaches are awesome. After you reach the elevation of 10000 ft, you go outside of the plane and stand on the small platform below the plane wings. Almost for first 20-30 seconds, it is a free fall and after that instructor usually opens the parachute. The free fall is the best part of the jump. Due to the security guidelines at Pondicherry airport, organizers sometime do not get a chance to film the dive.
Photo of Skydiving Pondycherry by Sonali Gurung
Zipline tour at Mehrangarh fort: You can zip through the open sky between ridge tops or between two fixed points at Mehrangarh fort. This adrenalin rush filled adventure consists of 6 separate ziplines which fly around the fort, providing extraordinary and unique views. It’s ideal to do the booking 3 days in advance. You can get a bird’s eye view of the Chokelao garden and Rani Ser Lake.
Photo of Zipline at Jodhpur by Sonali Gurung
Balloon Safaris provide this unmatched opportunity of flying over forts and castles, craggy mountains, sandy stretches and green plains. You also fly over towns and villages, even spot a herd of deer at times. There’s no rush, no urgency, no whirring of engines. It’s peaceful, serene and incredibly beautiful. Actually speaking, there is nothing on earth that can match the magic of floating on air, the sense of being at one with the sky and looking down at a world that is looking up at you!
Photo of Baloon Safari Rajasthan by Sonali Gurung
Heli skiing was introduced to Gulmarg in 2011 with the opening of Kashmir Heliski (formerly Gulmarg Heliski), a heliski operation that was started by industry experts passionate about heli skiing Kashmir. Safety and security are top priorities with Kashmir Heliski, and multilingual guides are available. Their goal is to provide customers with a complete Skiing in India experience – a great Gulmarg Heliski experience and a feel for the customs, traditions, and cuisine of India. Heli skiing opens up vast areas of untouched powder in the world's most famous mountain range. Punch Peak is one of the highest peaks in the Pir Panjals, towering at 4,745 meters / 15,567 feet…offering freeriders a descent of more than 2,000 meters / 6,561 feet of thigh-burning vertical drop. Kashmir Heliski will be expanding their operations by adding two exciting new areas – totaling 20,000 kilometers of exclusive terrain! You can be sure that you will not ski the same run – the possibilities are infinite in the Ski Kashmir region.
Photo of Heli Skiing Gulmarg by Sonali Gurung
Andaman & Nicobar Islands are suitable for Adventure water sports like Scuba diving, Skiing, Sailing, Para sailing, Wind surfing, Snorkeling etc. Trekking through the dense evergreen forests and island camping in beach front forests are other adventure activities. Andaman Water Sports Complex offers all kinds of water sports facilities: Sail boats, Para sailing, Water scooters, rowing boats, kayaks, paddle boats, water skiing facilities etc.,. Boating from this complex up to the Ross Island is really an exciting experience. There is also a Sea water swimming pool and a change room. There is an artificial waterfall as well, which is a great attraction among the visitors. A children park nearby is a place for children to enjoy the serene environment. Snorkeling Snorkeling is an adventure activity which is very popular off the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. One can enjoy the under-water marine life and view the rarest varieties of corals by Snorkeling in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. You can Snorkel pristine and undamaged reefs, right off white sandy beaches. Equipped with a mask, snorkel and fins, Snorkeling offers you the experience of studying the exotic wonders of the coral reefs. Snorkeling is an exciting sport that lets you rub shoulders with some unique marine species. Scuba diving is the biggest activity on the Andaman & Nicobar Islands other than lying around and eating seafood. The best season for diving in Andaman & Nicobar Islands is from December to April. The exciting experience of Scuba diving is a major tourist attraction. One can see the fascinating marine life among the world of amazing water bodies, colourful fishes and amazing corals. One can explore the wonders of scuba diving and can get the rare experience mixed with adventure. However, Diving in Andaman & Nicobar Islands is still in its infancy. The Indian government takes a serious approach to protecting its marine resources.As a result, marine life populations are robust, and divers are often surrounded by fish. At places like Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park in Wandoor, clouds of surgeons and barracuda gather in mid-water, snapper and sweetlips swarm over the rocky reef, and big fish like Giant Trevally and Bumphead Parrotfish are seen on nearly every dive. Giant Grouper and schooling Mobula Rays also make regular appearances. Many sites are home to endemic species like Andaman Damselfish, Andaman Sweetlips, and the distinctive Indian-Ocean Spinecheek Anemonefish. The Scuba Diving centres has all the facilities and necessary equipments for a great experience of scuba diving. Adding to this there are many skilled trainers who can help the tourist in getting into the deep of the sea.
Photo of Scuba Diving Andamans by Sonali Gurung
The Chadar Trek or the Zanskar Gorge is a winter-trail in Zanskar region of Ladakh, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Its walls are near vertical cliffs up to 600 m high and the Zanskar River (a tributary of the Indus) is only 5 m wide in places. The Chadar Trek is the frozen Zanskar River which provides an access route to the Zanskar Valley and is used as a trail by locals and tourists during the winters. It takes place on the trade route that has been used by the indigenous people for centuries and is a fairly well established trek. About the trek: Chadar trek a thrilling and adventurous trek in India. In the local language “chadar” means layer- indicating the layer of ice that covers the river . The chadar trek is basically performed on a frozen river called the “Zanskar River”, during the summer this river doesn’t disappoint its enthusiastic tourist as it becomes a perfect location for river rafting expedition and during the winters it transforms into an ice sheet where the famous Chadar trek is performed. For many years Chadar trek has attracted tourist from all over the world, it is one of the most exciting and challenging treks which covers the distance of approximately 105 km on foot, an average trekker completes a distance of 15–17 km each day. The best time to do the Chadar trek is January to February, when the temperature during the winters drops sometimes to -30 to -35 degrees which makes the Zanskar Lake look like a mesmerizing crystal lake.
Photo of Chadar Trek Jammu & Kashmir by Sonali Gurung
Bhutan is no ordinary place. It is the last great Himalayan kingdom, enshrouded in mystery and magic, where a traditional Buddhist culture carefully embraces global developments. Surprising Bhutan Bhutan holds many surprises. This is a country where the rice is red and where chillies aren't just a seasoning but the main dish. It's also a deeply Buddhist land, where monks check their smartphones after performing a divination, and where giant protective penises are painted beside the entrance to many houses. Yet while it visibly protects its Buddhist traditions, Bhutan is not a museum. You will find the Bhutanese well educated, fun loving and well informed about the world around them. It's this blending of the ancient and modern that makes Bhutan endlessly fascinating.
Photo of Bhutan by Sonali Gurung
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