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The Ultimate Bucket List: Offbeat Experiences that must feature on your bucket list

Adventure may hurt you - But, monotony will kill you ! Life's too short all you need to do is explore and experience the world.

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The world is too big to explore and life’s to short to be confined to the work desks. All you need to do is get out and have fun and go where the heart leads you. Because it’s those “pinch me I’m dreaming” moments that will remember forever. These 30 experiences in India are those moments that you’d cherish for a lifetime, these experience must definitely feature on your bucket list.

Offbeat Experiences in India that must feature on your bucket list.

1. Full Moon in Kutch

The Rann of Kutch in Gujrat is home to the breathtaking salt marshes in the country, the white crystal lands here is something that is natural phenomena and makes it one of the most beautiful places in the country. Get on your camping gear and pitch up the tent on the great white expanse of salt and watch the moon add spark to this already glittering place.

2. Trek to Valley of Flowers

The Valley of Flowers in the Uttarakhand is one beautiful places in the country that is endowed with great natural beauty that is sure to enthral us with the colourful canvas of wild orchid. Nestled in the laps of the majestic Himalayan mountain ranges and located in the Nanda Devi Bio-Sphere Reserve. Wanna visit the Valley of Flowers follow the link and we’ll take you there. Click Here

3. Sunset at Kanyakumari

If there’s one best place in India to watch the sunrise, it must be the coastal town of Kanyakumari in TamilNadu, which is surrounded by mountains, seashores, coconut palms and paddy fields. Watch the sunrise up the horizon over the vast seascape.

4. Shikara Ride on Dal Lake

The magnificent town of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir is one of the best places in the country to visit. The Dal Lake in Srinagar is an opulent lake that is known for the jaw-dropping beauty around the lake, take a Shikara ride in the lake, enjoying the gentle breeze and splendid views.

5. Night Trek to Brahmagiri

Brahamagiri – the lesser known hill in Bangalore that is located near the famous Nandi Hills, Skandagiri and two other hills is a perfect place for night treks, that offers an amazing view of the bustling city of Bangalore which never sleeps. A fun-filled tedious climb in the night and a magnificent sunrise is all worth your effort.

6. Rural Olympics at Kila Raipur

Kila Raipur, located to the south of Ludhiana in Punjab is host to the “Rural Olympics” that takes place every year. People from all the nook and crannies of North India flock to Kila Raipur to witness the valour and bravery that is on display during the course of the games.

7. Camp under the Stars in Sambhar Lake

The Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan is the largest inland saline lake in India, this is the place where skylines stretch immensely, where the water and sky merge and glisten azure. The Sambhar Lake is quite a view in the nights, the stars shimmering spectacularly in the nights, letting you experience the magic of the milky way is a mesmerising offbeat experience.

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8. Holi at Mathura

Just when the winter dies down and spring takes over, the festival of colours – Holi takes over the country and there’s no better place than Mathura. Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna is a place that you definitely be in during the festival of colours, as this festival is celebrated with great pomp and fervour.

9. Monasteries in Spiti

The arid region of the Himachal Pradesh – Spiti Valley is a backpackers delight and located in close proximity to Tibet. There are plenty of monasteries bespeckled in the valley. The Monasteries such as Ki, Kibber, Lalung and many others is an all-new exotic offbeat experience that must be experienced at least once. Read more about this exciting place here.

10. Ride on the Pamban Bridge

A 2.5KM long bridge that connects the Rameshwaram island to the mainland is surrounded by the pristine blue waters and awesome scenic beauty is the second longest sea bridge in India. The opening of the bridge is a spectacular sight when the ferry passes through the opening.

11. Snake Boat Race at Alleppy

The God’s Own Country – Kerala is a lovely place to be in, Alleppey in Kerala also called the “Venice of the East” is an absolute heaven to be in. The snake boat race that takes places annually before the Onam festival. The race starts in the morning and gets over in the evening and the fierce yet friendly competition is something that you must experience. Want to spend a day at the Houseboats of Alleppey? Click Here.

12. Stay at a Tree House

Staying in a tree house is completely is whole new experience, an offbeat experience that you will definitely cherish for your lifetime. The tree houses which is located amidst the lush greenery offering a spellbinding view of the wilderness. There is no dearth of forests in the country. From the western ghats to the Deccan plateau we have it all in our country.

13. Rhinos at Kaziranga

Located along the Brahmaputra river and a world heritage site. The Kaziranga National Park is home to wild boars, tigers and the majestic one-horned rhinos is an exotic place to visit. This exotic marshland is an offbeat place and that offers a one-of-a-kind experience that is worth featuring on your bucket list.

14. Food Trail of Old Delhi

Old Delhi – fondly called the “Kitchen of the Mughals”. Relish one some of the best and exotic street food that is exclusive to this part of the country. Get ready for a gastronomic adventure that is going to take your taste buds for a ride that is simply delectable and exotic.

15. Durga Puja in Kolkata

Durga Puja, Durgostava, Navaratri and what not to this grand carnival that is celebrated over the course of 9 days in the erstwhile capital of the country – Kolkata. The Durga Puja is celebrated with great festivity and the entire will be in the festivity mode as all other activities in the city takes a back seat, making it one of the best experiences that you must have on your bucket list.

16. Hornbill Festival

The Hornbill Festival is conducted annually in Nagaland that reflects the tribal culture and heritage of the state. The Hornbill Festival is a paradise for backpackers, as this festival takes them to a place which is least explored and commercialized. The whole of the state is immersed in festivity, cometh December.

17. Ancient City of Hampi

Take a tour of the ancient town of Hampi. The erstwhile capital of the Vijayanagar dynasty which laden with some of the intriguing sculptures that will amaze you with the sheer brilliance of the artistry of the architects of the by-gone era. The likes of Virupaksha Temple and the musical pillars among many others are worth having on your bucket list.

18. Great Wall of Kumbalgarh

The Great wall of the Kumbalgarh Fort is the second largest wall in Asia, secondly only to the Great Wall of China. The mighty Kumbhalgarh Fort is fortified by this wall that stretches up to a whopping 38KM. A quaint walk on this Great Wall is one mighty experience watching the beautiful sun going down the horizon from the wall that stands atop the Aravalli Hills.

19. Langar at Golden Temple

The Golden Temple at Amritsar is one of the most visited pilgrimage places in the country. The fact that, people of any religion can visit the temple and everyone who wishes can sit down for the Langar at the Golden Temple. The vast kitchen serves to the thousands of pilgrims each day, which is an experience that is surely not be missed out on.

20. Sunrise at Varanasi

The City of Lights, Varanasi also referred as Kashi is home to several Ghats. The Ghats are located on the banks of the river is a perfect place to watch the sunrise. A pure bliss this experience would be as the holy river and the sun makes for a great experience that would bring in that sense of serenity into the soul.

21. Caving in Meghalaya

Meghalaya – home to the wettest place on Earth. Meghalaya is also home to the deepest caves that take you under the earth and beyond the ordinary. The dark narrow passages, wading through waters that high as your waist scurrying past the bats and spiders is an amazing experience that must definitely feature on your earth.

22. Experience the Ajanta and Ellora

If you want to experience peace, positivity, religion, faith, art and culture all in one place. Ajantha and Ellora in Maharastra is the place that you must visit. The Ajantha and Ellora Caves are home to the Hindu Caves, right next to them is the Buddhist caves and adjoining them is the Jain Temples which is one unique and offbeat experiences.

23. Witness the Chitrakoot Falls

Chitrakoot Falls called the Niagra Falls of India is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country. This is a 95 feet drop from the cliff is a sheer spectacle that will make you behold your sight. The local boatmen take you near the fall site and let you experience the misty breeze which is enthralling.

24. Zipline at Mehrangarh Fort

One of the largest forts in the country – The Meherangarh Fort, offers Zipline activity that offers magnificent views of the Blue City – Jodhpur. The aerial view of the city doubled with views of the two desert lakes and the Rao Jodha Eco-Park makes for an aerial experience that is exhilarating.

25. Music Festival at Ziro

Perched on the hills of the Eastern Himalayas. Ziro literally looks like a place that is on the edge of the world.  Ziro is one of the best outdoor music festivals of the country. The festival happening in the backdrop of the huge hills is an experience that is so amazing and leaves you wanting for more.

26. Road trip to Ladakh

Ladakh – called the Mecca of the Bikers. This is one of the most adventurous road trips that one can take. Travelling through some of the highest motorable roads in the world and through the icy mountain roads. The challenging and demanding ride is a dream of many and trust us! It is all worth it and the magnificent views and the experience are just out of the world.

27. Beach Party in Goa

The first thing that hits our mind, when we think about Goa is beaches. The most sought-after destination is also the host some of the best beach parties in the country. All you need to do is just head out to Goa and hit up a destination. There are plenty of beaches that throws up the best parties every other day. An experience that you’d cherish for a lifetime.

28. Clean Up Trek in the Himalayas

The Himalayas is home to several trekking trails that takes you to the top of the mountains. With a lot of trekkers taking this beaten path they leave the trail littered with trash. Sign up with one of the Himalayan NGO and cleaning up the trash. This can be one of the most fulfiling and offbeat experiences.

29. Scuba Diving at Andamans

Experience the life that thrives underwater, Go scuba-diving at the countries most peaceful place – The Andamans. The Andaman Islands is home to more than 750 species of fishes such as the Parrot Fish, Clown Fish and many others. This is one of the most incredible and offbeat experiences that you must experience.

30. Surfing Festival at Orissa

The coastline of Orissa is a unique one that offers some awe-inspiring experiences. This is the only surfing festival in the country as there is no surfing activity carried in the majority of the beaches in India. The Surfing festival can be the game-changing offbeat experience that you cannot find anywhere else.

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