Top 10 Things To Do If You’re Spending Your Vacations in India
If you’re a desi Indian, you must already be knowing how precious your vacations are as you don’t get many all year round. While most Indians hit the clear blue beaches in Goa, here’s a little something different for you that you would absolutely love to try in your vacations.
1. Teach: Yes, teach. Teach for your beloved country. Today, only less than 10% Indian students reach colleges. So contribute your time and make a difference.
2. Stay at a Village: Go to some peaceful village (like Kerala’s villages) and experience life there. Stay there for at least 3 days, I assure you that you will fall in love with the fresh air, cool canals and the green fields. 3. See Taj Mahal: You just can’t miss this wonder if you’re in India. Visit Taj Mahal and learn more about this historic site, one simply cannot enjoy the beauty of this place unless he knows the story behind it. 4. Go Trekking: Though most couch potatoes won’t approve of this activity, I highly recommend it to the ones who are looking for some real adventure. From Kerala to Himalayas, India offers a great number of trekking sites to it’s tourists as well as the locals. So grab your backpack and get ready to experience the real India.
5. Kushti anyone?: Developed in the Era of Mughals, this sport never seems to lose it’s ‘muddy manly charm’. 😀 You in India? Make sure you see a good round of kushti LIVE with your guy friends, and if you’re not scared of getting wounded and dusty, you too can join in the fun. 6. Discover Pangong: At a height of about 4,350 m in Himalayas, Pangong Lake sits neatly among the great mountains. The breathtaking view is just enough to make you want to stay there forever. This lake is also known to be guilty of changing it’s colour every season. Wow! How cool is that!! 😉 7. Spot a White Tiger: Visit Sundarbans National Park. A boat ride through the mangrove forest (the largest in the world) present alongside the delta happens to be a vacation’s MUST-DO activity! See nature at it’s best here in India.
Besides, they offer the most amazing tour packages as well, so cheers! 😀 8. Bungee Jump: You up for some adrenaline pumping adventure? Then you must try bungee jumping! From jumping heights in Rishikesh (off a rocky cliff) to jumping off a CRANE (Ozone Adventures in Bangalore), India has a lot of bungee jumping locations in store for you. 9. Go Cycling: No, not in your neighbourhood! Cycle through the breathtaking scenes of Kangra Valley and Dhauladhar Ranges. The tour can be done at any time of the year but for the higher regions, summer and autumn seasons are highly recommended.
10. Eat Desi: Put down your coke and grab a glass of Lassi! Savour the traditional food when you’re in India. From paratha chai to chaat and gulab jamun, one can find anything to everything on the Indian streets. So just drag your friends to the best Dhaba (local restaurant) in town and experience the real flavours of India.