While the recipe of a perfect celebration is different for everyone, travel is the only ingredient that adds more joy to your festivities. For this, one need not always look beyond the boundaries to do something new.
Having said that, holiday destinations in India offer a la carte of thrills and experiences. From paragliding to scuba diving, we’ve put together a list of popular experiences in India that are worth being in your travel bucket list for 2018. Take a look!
1. Backwater Cruise In A Houseboat Of Alappuzha, Kerala
Travelers from all around the world flock to Kerala and your holiday bucket list for the New Year is so incomplete without cruising in the backwaters of Alleppey. Renowned to be one of the romantic places in India, Alleppey is also one of the most serene honeymoon destinations which is best explored in an enchanting houseboat.
Other Things To Do: Vembanad Lake, Krishnapuram Palace and don’t miss out on the great Pariyanampetta Pooram Festival in Palakkad.
Those who are looking forward to celebrations full of high-on-adrenaline activities, paragliding in Bir Billing has to be a must-experience inclusion in your adventure travel bucket list. Being one of the popular offbeat destinations in India, it attracts a lot of people.
Other Things To Do: Sherab Ling Monastery, Bir Tea Factory, Tibetan Colony, Camping and trekking in Bir Billing Valley.
3. A Road Trip To Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
This is going to be one of the most magical and mystical bucket list places to visit.Much famed as every biker’s heaven, you cannot help but fall in love with the tranquil lakes, magnetic stretch of the roads and mighty mountains.
Other Things To Do: Pangong Tso Lake, Nubra Valley, Spituk Gompa Monastery, Magnetic Hill Bike Ride and Chadar Trek in Leh.
4. Borra Caves In Vizag, Andhra Pradesh
Home to infinite stalactites (cave formations that hang from ceiling) and stalagmites(cave formations that rise from the ground), Borra Caves is one of the largest and deepest Indian caves located in the Ananthagiri Hills of Araku Valley. The phenomenal speleothems, i.e., the cave formations in all sizes and irregular shapes are believed to be 150 million years old.
Other Things To Do: Ananthagiri Hills, Bheemunipatnam Beach, Aruku Tribal Museum and Katiki Waterfalls.
5. Snake Boat Races, Kerala
The history of snake boats is about 400 years old. Measuring about 100 feet long,snake boats are the traditional war boats once used by Kings of Alappuzha that can accommodate up to 100 rowers. To keep the history and tradition alive, snake boat races are held during monsoon season in Kerala every year. Witness the best of four main races that take place in Kumarakom, Alleppey and Aranmula districts.
Other Things To Do: Take part in 10 days long Onam celebrations in September and Theyyam Dance Festival in North Malabar that houses more than 350 dance forms.