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Top 10 Unique Things To Do In India
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Top 10 Unique Things to Do In India

India is a land of many experiences. Every year, thousands of tourists from across the globe come here for all sorts of experiences. Some search for spiritualism while others look to explore the traditions and customs of the country. There are people who want to experience adventure in India, and then there are people who want to do something completely insane.

There is lots to be done in India and too much to be explored. Listing it all down is a mammoth task. Therefore, for those who are seeking something different in India, here are 10 most unique experiences in India that should help them get started.

1. Snorkeling with an elephant- While many of you might have tried the usual snorkeling experience, in India, you can try the whacky version of it. Havelock Island in Andaman is home to Rajan, an elephant with underwater swimming skills. While on an Andaman tour, you can actually snorkeling with Rajan. You will be amazed at how he manages to remain underwater without any snorkeling gear. Of course, the beauty of marine life in Andaman will amaze you too.

2. Heli skiing in Manali- India is not one of the most popular destinations for skiing. However, if you are an avid skier, you have to try heli skiing in Manali. You are first taken to a high slope through a beautiful helicopter ride. Then, you are left alone to ski your heart out in some of the most amazing slopes. The tranquility of the high slopes of Manali just adds so much to the experience. Even if you don’t know how to ski, just watching the skiers trail down the slopes is such a thrilling experience.

3. Stay in a treehouse in Kerala- Kerala, with its backwaters and verdant greenery, is a beautiful holiday destination of India. If you are looking for rejuvenation, It is a must do visit a God's own country tour a best places in India.If you are going on a Kerala trip, don’t miss to add a little bit of fun too to your tour. Try staying in one of the treehouses in Kerala. The treehouses in Kerala are made from eco-friendly materials, and they almost look like something out from a children’s cartoon.You will love the experience of feeling like a bird, staying high atop a tree.

4. Kutch offroading- We have all envisaged a crazy road trip with our friends at some point in our life, haven’t we? If you are interested in an adventurous road trip, just rent a 4*4 or a cruise bike and head to Rann of Kutch. This part of Gujarat has barren land with hardly any population and some exotic fauna as well. You can just push the throttle and let it go here. A Kutch offroading experience is always a nice way to give way to all that frustration pent up inside you.

5. Auto rampage- This is exactly what the name suggests. In India, you can actually go on an auto rampage, literally. No, we are not talking about midtown madness. This is a whole lot safer and a lot more fun. You can drive an auto through the states of Chennai, Maharashtra and Goa. The total distance of the auto safari is about 1900 km. Even if it was just 19 km, the experience would still be great. After all, you are driving an auto-rickshaw through narrow streets and feeling the pulse of the nation.

6. Chadar trek- Don’t just write this off as your usual trekking experience. It is one of the most amazing and most unique treks you will ever experience in your life. The Chadar Trek in Ladakh takes you on a trekking trail through a frozen river. Every year, during the winter season, the Zanskar River is frozen due to sub-zero temperatures. During the months of January and February, you can actually on a trek on the frozen Zanskar River. There is a white sheet all around you, with frozen waterfalls, and nothing but solitude and peace. You almost feel like you are in another world.

7. Yak safari in Ladakh- Most of us have tried horse riding, and quite a few have tried camel rising too. How about pushing the limits and try yak riding? In Ladakh, you can actually go on a yak safari. These beasts of Ladakh are the lifeline of the local people. It feels strange at first to sit stop these bulky creatures, but along the journey, you develop a fondness for these creatures. Of course, travelling through the mountains of Ladakh is always an awesome experience.

8. Waterfall Rappelling- If rappelling is no longer adventurous for you, try waterfall rappelling instead. Yes, you read that right- you rappel down a waterfall. Or to put it better- a raging waterfall. Waterfall rappelling in India can be tried in Vihigaon. It is a small village of Maharashtra but quite an adventure destination spot. Of course, you have protective gear as a safety measure. But trying to hold onto the rope while water gushes down at you at full speed is always a thrilling experience. It requires tact, stamina and courage. To put it in crude terms- you need to have balls to try this adventure in India.

9. Explore Bhangarh- Bhangarh has time and again been referred to as the scariest place in the world. This ruined town in Rajasthan is actually believed to be haunted by many. In fact, entry to the town is banned after the sun goes down. Too many people have reported strange sounds and sightings in Bhangarh. Some even have horror tales to tell of kith and kin going to Bhangarh and never returning. If you are the curious and the courageous sort, go explore the ruins of Bhangarh. Let’s try and solve the mystery behind the place.

10. Visit a Kumbh Mela- Ever been a rock concert? Usually, rock concerts have about 70-80,000 people jamming to crazy tunes. Just multiply that number by 2, or maybe 3. That’s the amount of people that converge all at once during the Kumbh Mela. This religious fair takes place every 12 years on the banks of River Ganga. A dip in Ganga during the fair is supposed to expunge you of all the sins. The challenge is- finding your way to the river among the crowd. On second thoughts, calling it a crowd would actually be an understatement.


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Have never been to India but your article has given me something to think about. I could visualize the events while reading through them. Great article, welcome to SA.

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