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    THINGS TO DO IN INDIA

    The number of things you can do and the experiences you can have in India are uncountable. There are thousands of things that can be done within a small state of India. While listing all the things that can be done in India may be an impossible task, we have listed the top 101 things to do in India which are a must for getting a feel of real India. Move away from the usual hill stations and the mall roads therein. There is much more to be explored in this fascinating land. Read on to get some clues about the offbeat India experience that we are referring to
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    1. Visit the Taj Mahal The Epitome of Love
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    When listing the must things to do in India, you can’t leave Taj Mahal out. Built in 17th century, this white marble monument attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. It is the epitome of love as the world knows it. While a visit to Taj Mahal at any time of the day is exciting, consider visiting it during night, preferably on a full moon night. The charges are a little higher for night visits, but it is worth the experience
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    2. Eat at the highway Punjabi Dhaba[/c]-[c=teal]A gastronomical delight
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    There is nothing like have a gastronomical delight while on the road. While you are on the highway, especially the Delhi-Chandigarh one, don’t forget to have a meal in one of the many Punjabi dhabas, which usually operate 24/7. Murthal, near Sonepat, on NH1 is the hotspot for Punjabi dhabas, Gulshan Dhaba being the most famous of the lot. Don’t worry about the hygiene bit though. Just indulge in lip-smacking food
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    3. Old Delhi tour and Chandni Chowk Fall in Love with the Chaos
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    This is where you get to feel the pulse of Delhi. As you make your way through narrow streets filled with people, you start wonder how people can live in such a chaotic place. But soon enough, you fall in love with the chaos and the liveliness of the place. While in Old Delhi and Chandni Chowk area, do not miss a visit to Paranthe Wali Gali, lip smacking Mutton Burra at Karim’s, traditional Indian sweets and a visit to Jama Masjid. A rickshaw ride completes the experience. You will be left thrilled by the way rickshaw puller makes his way through the crowd
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    4. Bike trip to Ladakh An Ethereal Experience
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    This one is for the adventure enthusiasts. If you love biking, a bike trip to Ladakh is ultimate fun. You start from Manali and make your way through the stunning Rohtang Pass, beautiful Lahual and Spiti Valley, and cross several high mountain passes before entering Ladakh. While in Ladakh, go a bike trip to Khardung La pass, the highest motorable pass in the world. You can take this biking trip to Ladakh only between June to December, as Rohtang Pass remains closed for six months, starting from December
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    5. Rural Olympics Punjab Back to the Basics
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    Forget Olympics. Punjab plays host to something much more exciting, and rustic, every year. Kila Raipur, a small village in Ludhiana, comes alive between February and March each year, as it plays host to a sports festival- Punjabi style. Hundreds of people throng to this fair, some to watch while others to participate. It is pure fun to watch men fight it out in a game of mud wrestling; to watch a bullock cart race; tractor pulling and so much more. The festival sees as many as 40-50 events spread over 3 days. And it is just the locals who participate in these games. You could even spot some Punjabi teams from Canada fighting it out
     
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    6. Valley of Flowers Beautiful is an understatement
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    Do you believe in fairies and Wonderland? If you don’t, the Valley of Flowers will make you believe in them. The National Park and a World Heritage Site is located in the state of Uttarakhand, nestled amidst the majestic treks in Himalayas. The myriad colored flowers are an ethereal experience, complemented by mist covered peaks. Nanda Devi National Park lies to the east of Valley of Flowers. The region is home to endangered species as well, such as snow leopard and Asiatic Black Bear
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    7. Corbett National Park A rendezvous with the wild side
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    A rendezvous with the wild side of nature is always an exciting experience. Corbett National Park can definitely give a thrilling rendezvous with the wilderness of India. It is one of the oldest national parks of the country, and certainly one of the most popular. Embark on a wildlife safari here, either in a jeep or an elephant. Wildlife safari packages range from short 3 day tours to extensive 11 day tours. You can spot several wild animals here including tigers, leopards, and so much more.
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    8. Wagah Border VisitA strange Bonhomie
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    Forget the changing of guard routine in London. The Wagah border ceremony is much more interesting. As the sun goes down, the retreat ceremony at this India-Pakistan border begins. Bugles are sounded from both the sides, which could easily blow the air out of your lungs if you try it; guards from both the sides stomp their feet as hard as possible, trying to get one-up over each other. It is as exciting as watching a last ball India-Pakistan match
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    9. A religious landmark, and an architectural one too Golden Temple Amritsar
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    While you visit the Wagah Border, don’t forget to visit the Golden Temple- an architectural marvel and a religious epicenter of the country. The monument witnessed some troubled times during the Blue Star operation, but nothing has taken away the spirituality of the place. The architecture of this monument has influences of Hindu, Muslim and European cultures. A dip in the lake here is rejuvenating, while the langar served here is lip smacking
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    10. Take a walk from Dashashwamedh Ghat to Assi Ghat, Varanasi Embrace Spirituality
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    Talking of spirituality, you just cannot leave Varanasi out. While here, consider taking a walk from Dashashwamedh Ghat to Assi Ghat. The Dashashwamedh Ghat remains most crowded most times of the day. But that shouldn’t deter your spirit. In fact, watching the religious ceremony which happens every evening at 7 is a must have experience. As you walk from Dashashwamedh to Assi, you come across several small ghats, where people are seen revering the Ganges, and some saying their final goodbyes to their departed loved ones
     
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    11. Ramlila at Ramnagar Watch it with the sadhus
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    Watching traditional Ramlilas is always a great experience. Seeing hardly trained actors dorn the role of revered figures in Hindu Mythology for about 20 days is entertainment of the rustic kind. Taking this experience to a whole new level is the Ramlila at Ramnagar, Varanasi. The crowds here could be anywhere between 1,000 and 10,000, which include Sadhus too in their traditional attire. It is like watching a Broadway show live, except that there are much more people watching it
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    12. Zing Zing Bar The perfect stop before a steep climb
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    The name of the place may mislead you. It is not much a bar, but an army camp where you can grab a few snacks and drinks while you are on a Ladakh biking trip. The so called bar lies at the base to the steep ascent of BarchalaLa Pass. It is a nice pit-stop where you can chat with the army men or just admire the beauty of surrounding you
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    13. Stay in a Shikara in Dal Lake Recreate famous Bollywood scenes
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    You might have stayed in the best luxury hotels in the world, but nothing can beat the experience of staying in a Shikara in Dal Lake. There are houseboats in the Dal Lake which date back to the 18th century. They have intricate wood carvings and royal interiors, with all the services you can expect from the best hotels in the world. The beauty of the Dal Lake which surrounds you is a mesmerizing experience
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    14. Yoga at Parmath Niketan, Rishikesh Simply rejuvenating
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    Located on the banks of River Ganges, nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas is Parmath Niketan in Rishikesh. There is something about this place which beckons you to contemplate nature and be at peace with yourself. Even if spirituality is the last thing on your mind, try an early morning yoga session here. You will love the experience
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    15. Visit to Bodh Gaya It enlightens you too
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    This is where Gautama Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. Pay a visit to Mahabodhi Temple, which is regarded as one of the most important Buddhist temples. Revel at the spirituality of the place or just chat up with the local Buddhist monks which reside at the place. Either way, it is a different kind of experience you get here
     
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    16. Holi at Vrindavan Revel in the colors of joy
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    Holi is a festival which is a special experience in India. While most places in India celebrate the festival for only a day, if you love the color of festivals, Vrindavan is the place to be. Holi is celebrated for a week here, amidst crowds thronging the various temples dedicated to Lord Krishna here. While you can experience the usual Holi festival with colors here, consider playing the Lath Maar holi when in Vrindavan; or one with flowers
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    17. Khajuraho Trip Where passion is not a sin
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    Khajuraho is the place which gave India the name The Land of Kamasutra The erotic rock carvings of the temples here are an architectural delight as well as a symbol of love and passion. Come with your special someone to Khajuraho or just explore the place alone- it is filled with mysticism and a side to India which has got lost in the modern transitions of today’s times
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    18. Gastronomical Tour of Lucknow Sample the delicious royal cuisine
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    Delhi is not the only place in India famous for its gastronomical delights. For a tryst with the royal cuisine of India, head to Lucknow and savor the various delicacies of the region. Sample the biryani of the region and the various kebabs. Talking of the kebabs, don’t miss out on Tunde ke Kebab. A part of the Awadhi Cuisine, the kebabs are made of succulent minced meat, seasoned with over 160 spices. Tunde ke Kebab has a legacy of over a century
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    19. Orchha A tryst with history
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    If you love exploring history, a visit to the town of Orchha is a must. The town is located in the Bundelkhand district in Madhya Pradesh, on the banks of the Betwa River. There is a old fort here, and a temple to explore as well. It may not be a quintessential touristy experience, but nevertheless, a memorable one
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    20. Chadar Trek An amazing trek over a frozen River
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    Trekking in Ladakh is a must have experience. There are easy treks and some of the more difficult ones to be had. However, if you have the desired level of fitness, consider taking the Chadar Trek when in Ladakh. The trek can be taken in the months of January and February, and you get to trek over the frozen Zanskar River. There are beautiful valleys and some remote villages to be crossed on the way too. An ethereal experience is what describes it best
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    The above 20 would be things to do in north west India.

    And strangely he's not touched Rajasthan.
     
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    21. Take a dip at Sangam Cleanse your mind, body and soul
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    Sangam is a site of religious as well as national importance. This is the place where three important rivers of India meet viz. the Yamuna, the Ganges and the Saraswati. It is at Sangam that the Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years; and it is here that ashes of several important figures have been immersed, including that of Mahatma Gandhi. A dip in Sangam is said to wah away all your sins. But even if you don’t believe in all that spiritual talk, a dip in Sangam would definitely refresh your mind, body and soul.
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    22. A dig into Beniram Imarti from Jaunpur It’s sinfully delicious
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    Usually, places have monuments and famous addresses as their landmarks. But Jaunpur is different. Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh has a sweet house in its list of most famous places, called the Beniram Sweet House. Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, you must dig into the Imartis you get at this place. They are a heavenly experience
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    23. Kumbh Mela Where Pilgrims Converge
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    When Bollywood movies of the yore had brothers lost at Kumbh Mela, they weren’t cracking a joke. Millions of people throng to the Ganges and River Godavari to pay their homage during the Kumbh Mela. It happens every twelve years in four cities namely- Allahabad, Nashik, Ujjain and Haridwar. An Ardh Kumbh Mela happens every six years in Haridwar and Allahabad. While you visit this spiritual conglomeration of people, make sure you have your belongings and your family tightly wound to you
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    24. Kedarnath Temple An awesome trek and a spiritual experience
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    Call it a pilgrimage or an exciting trek in the Himalayan region, either way, it is an exciting experience. The Kedarnath Temple is located near the Mandakini River, and attracts thousands of pilgrims every year. You have take an arduous 14 km trek starting from Gaurikund to reach the temple. The Kedarnath temple is opened to public in the month of April till the time around Dusshehra
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    25. Drive on Zuluk Loops Feel the adrenaline rush
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    If you are looking for exciting road trips in India, don’t miss a drive on the Zuluk loops. Located in the Eastern Sikkim region, Zuluk Loops are exactly that- meandering roads amidst the winding hills. Take in the scenery which surrounds you and experience wind in your face as you make your way through the hills.
     
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    26. Get down and dirty at Satpal Singh Akhada Kushti
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    Indian wrestling is a rustic experience. Men wrestling in the mud, executing their signature moods and the crowds cheering them, with the sun beating down- that is the best definition of rustic. The Satpal Akhada Kushti in Rampur in Uttar Pradesh is one of the best places to be at for experiencing Indian wrestling. Satpal Singh has won many battles in his time, including a bronze at Asiad Games, and trains wrestlers at this Akhada. Don’t forget to take some tips for those rippling muscles when here
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    27. Experience the colorful culture of Ladakh at Hemis festival
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    If you thought Ladakh is just a desolate land inhabited by monks who spend their time meditating, you are wrong. Come summers, and the place comes alive with Hemis Festival. Hemis Monastery is one of the oldest and the most beautiful monasteries of Ladakh. In summers, it plays host to a 2 day festival, which sees traditional dances, and beautiful paintings being drawn by the villagers. The sound of drums, cymbals and trumpets which echo off the Himalayas is a treat for the ears
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    28. Be a part of awesome celebrations at Krishna Janamashtmi in Mathura
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    Mathura is the hometown of Lord Krishna according to Hindu Mythology. And it is here you get to experience the festival of Krishna Janamashtmi in all its fervor and splendor. Scores of people throng the temple of Lord Krishna, which are decorated beautifully. People can be seen singing hymns and revelling in the festive atmosphere. Even if you are not the religious kind, you will love this experience
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    29. Pangong Lake Where dreams and reality converge
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    Remember the lake at the end of the movie 3 Idiots? That’s the Pangong Lake, which is one of the most beautiful lakes of Ladakh. It is a desolate region of the lost kingdom, nestled amidst the majestic peaks. Take a trek to Pangong Lake or simple drive down to the place. You will be awed by the beauty of the lake, which is said to change colors every season. Spend the day camping by the lakeside
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    30. Tsomoriri Lake The definition of exotic
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    Talking of beauty in Ladakh, you cannot leave out Tsomoriri Lake. This beautiful lake is situated in the Changthang Plateau region, which is the largest plateau in the world. Like most other regions of Ladakh, Tsomoriri lake too is is nestled in tranquility, which calls you to spend some time with yourself, contemplating the scenic views of the region.
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    31. Sonepur Cattle Fair A rustic and an animalistic experience
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    Even though you may be least interested in buying and selling of cattle, a visit to the Sonepur Cattle Fair is a must. The fair starts from Kartik Poornima, which falls in the months of October and November, and can go on for as long as a month. It is the biggest cattle fair of Asia, with scores of cattle being traded between those interested. The beautifully decorated elephants at the fair are the highlight of this yearly event
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    32. Trip to Nalanda Explore the enchanting ruins
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    India is often called a magical land, and snake charmers are not the reason for that. It is places like Nalanda which give India that tag. The ruins of Nalanda date back to 5th century and housed one of the most important universities in ancient times. Located in Bihar, close to the capital state of Patna, a trip to the ruins of Nalanda lets you feel the magic of the land
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    33. Feel the Vibe at Durga Puja
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    When writers referred to India as a country with many colors, they actually meant it literally. Durga Puja is one of the most colorful festivals of India and is a must do thing to do in India East. Scores of people can be seen jiving to roaring drum beats, and reveling in the moment. Like every other festival of India, there are lip smacking delicacies to be had on Durga Puja too. Don’t miss out on traditional Bengali sweets
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    34. Darjeeling train journey Straight out of a Bollywood potboiler
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    A ride in the toy train of the hills is a scene right out of a children’s story book. The train chugs along the meandering paths of the hills, letting you take in the views of the majestic Himalayas in the background
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    35. Attend the Hornbill Festival Feel the Pulse of Nagaland
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    The north-eastern part of the India hasn’t been explored to its full potential. Every year, in the month of December, Nagaland plays host to the Hornbill festival. You come across colorful tribal dances of the region and the rich cultural heritage of the land of the Nagas
     
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    36. Visit Tribes of Orissa Learn skills of survival
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    The exotic things to do in eastern part of India are all about mystic delights. A part of this mystic experience is the tribes of Orissa. Several tribes inhabit the state of Orissa. Their strange beliefs, rituals and their communion with Mother Nature make for an eventful trip to the land. You will be left awestruck at the way they live their everyday lives. Back to the roots of humanity is what describes this experience best
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    37. Visit the Colonial Past with a Tram ride in Kolkata
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    Kolkata, with its colonial past, is a destination with a rich cultural heritage. a part of this heritage is the tram system which runs through the city- the only city in India to have a tram network. Trams in Kolkata date back to 1902. The transport system is still in good order and connects several parts of the city. It is an experience you cannot have in any other part of the country
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    38. Tea Tour in Darjeeling It refreshes you
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    Tea estates in Darjeeling are a treat for the eyes, as well as for your taste buds. There are numerous tea estates in the north-eastern part of the India, some spread over hundreds of acres of land. Your India experience is not complete without a tea tour in Darjeeling. Make your way through vast expanses of tea leaves, watch tea pluckers in action and sample some exotic varieties of tea too
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    39. Mysore Dusshera Festival A royal celebration
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    Dusshera- the festival which celebrates the triumph of good over evil- is celebrated with a lot of fervor all over the country. But none can match the celebrations in Mysore. This famous hill station of Karnataka was once home to royal kingdoms. Come Dusshera and you can see the beautiful palaces of the region decorated even more beautifully. The fervor at the time of the festival is unparalleled
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    40. Take a boat ride in the backwaters of Sunderbans Feel one with nature
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    The backwaters of Kerala may be a famous tourist attraction. But the backwaters of Sunderbans delta are no less. Sunderbans delta is one of the largest deltas in the world and a boat ride in the backwaters here takes you through lush greenery, and gives you a really serene experience. You could also spot exotic species of birds while taking the boat ride
     
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    41. Visit the Majestic Tawang Monastery
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    Located at a height of about 10,000 feet in the Tawang town of Arunachal Pradesh is Tawang Monastery- the largest in India and one of the largest in the world. The architecture of the monastery leaves you awestruck, and so does the spirituality that surrounds this place. Majestic views in the background complete the experience
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    42. Experience the greatness of nature with a walk across the Living Root Bridge
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    More than 90% of people in India do not know about this natural wonder that exists in the rainforests of Cherapunji. Cherapunji is one of the wettest places on earth and is ideal for the growth of rubber trees. The local tribes of the region grow rubber trees and use the roots of these trees as bridges to cross the many rivers that flow through the region. Walking on these bridges, which are a gift from nature, is an absolutely awesome experience. What’s even more awesome is the way the roots of these trees are manipulated to grow in the right direction
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    43. Spot a white tiger in Sunderban simply majestic
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    The Sunderbans delta is home a wide variety of flora and fauna. The Sunderbans National Park is spread across parts of India as well as Bangladesh, and is home to the white tiger and other species of wildlife and birds. Take a wildlife safari through Sunderbans National Park and try spotting the white tiger amidst the dense foliage. Adventure cannot get wilder than this
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    44. Take a boat ride in Loktak Lake It’s the only floating lake in the world
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    Loktak Lake in Manipur is the only floating lake in the world. The mass of vegetation, soil and other biodegradable mass gives the lake a floating appearance. Take a boat ride on the Loktak Lake, which is a major tourist attraction. The Keibul Lamjao National Park which lies close to the lake makes the area a haven for bird watchers and animal enthusiasts as well
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    45. Spot one horned rhinos and more at Kaziranga National Park
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    The north-eastern part of India is home to plenty of wildlife species. Kaziranga National park in Assam is no different. The national park is home to the endangered one-horned rhinoceros, apart from other wildlife species such as tigers, elephants, swamp deer etc. This World Heritage Site can give you the goose-bumps- the kind that you will love
     
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    46. Attend the Bihu Festival in Assam Don’t forget to participate in the dances
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    While in Assam, don’t forget to attend the Bihu festivals, if you are there at the right time of the year. Bihu festival is the national festival of Assam, and takes place three times in an year, viz. in the months of January, April and October. The festival celebrates the cultural heritage of the land and also the farming seasons of the place. The one that happens in April is the most colorful of the lot as it signifies the onset of spring season
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    47. Feel the Pulse of the National with a ride on the Mumbai Local Train
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    For a feel of the pulse of the nation, take a ride in the Mumbai local train. And if you are brave-hearted enough, consider taking a ride in the Mumbai local during the peak rush hours. You get to hear all kinds of discussions while in the Mumbai locals- from politics to economy and sports- people share their opinion about everything. But the biggest wonder of the journey is how the people survive the journey, clinging on to the barest of metal pieces they can get their hands on. Don’t worry about getting in or getting out- the crowd will help you with that
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    48. Old Cathedrals of Goa Exploring the colonial past of the region
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    Take a tour of the old churches in Goa, which give a peek into the rich cultural past of the land, The churches date back to the time when Portuguese ruled the land. Some of them have an interesting story behind them, while others have beautiful architecture to be marveled at. Some of the must visits one when in Goa are Basilica of Bom Jesus, Mary Immaculate Conception and Se Cathedral
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    49. Royal Enfield Tour of Rann of Kutch Feel the vastness of nature
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    Rann of Kutch is a desolate land which holds several mysteries. It was home to the Harappan Civilization, one of the oldest civilizations known to man, and you can visit the ruins of the civilization at Dholavira. Royal Enfield conducts a tour of Rann of Kutch every year, where you get to experience mesmerizing sunsets and get to pay tributes to martyrs who have gond down fighting for the country
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    50. Bring back the old times with the Vintage Car Rally in Jaipur
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    Seeing a 1939 Mercedez benz purring to life and making it all the way to the finish line is an absolute delight. The vintage car in Jaipur is increasingly become popular among tourists and is a matter of pride for vintage car owners. The event happens every year in the month of January. Some old beauties you can come across at this event include a 1923 Fiat 501, a 1923 Austin and a 1923 Erskine
     
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    51. Feel the royalty Attend a Royal Wedding in Rajasthan
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    If you get the chance, don’t miss an opportunity to be a part of a royal wedding on a Rajasthan Tour. From the decor to the food and the guests of the honor, and of course the palaces they are hosted in, everything is ornately royal about them. Even if you don’t get an opportunity, try gate crashing one. Maybe you could get lucky
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    52. Dhobhi Ghat, Mumbai A strangely mesmerizing landmark of Mumbai
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    Watching lines of dirty linen being washed isn’t so much a marvel, but the organization definitely is. Scores of washer-men wash and dry the clothes of their customers in this Mumbai landmark, and surprisingly, hardly anything gets mixed up. Try chatting with the locals and get an insight into their daily lives. You are sure to stumble upon some interesting stories of celebs and all things Mumbaiya
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    53. Kite Flying in Rajasthan Connect over this traditional Indian sport
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    Rajasthan, particularly the cities of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Pushkar, play host to a kite festival every year in the month of January. The festival sees people from all walks of life participating and trying to go one up against each other. Pick up some colorful kites in interesting shapes and take to the skies to settle old scores. You can even spot foreigners trying their hand at the quintessentially Indian sport of kite flying
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    54. Feel a strange kind of adrenaline rush with a Camel Safari in Jaisalmer
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    Talking of having fun in the desert, you can’t leave camel safari out of the picture. Jaisalmeris one of the best places to go on a camel safari in Rajasthan. There are camel safari packages available of different duration, and longer the duration, the better the experience. For the ultimate experience though, consider taking a night camel safari. Watching the beautiful sunset, while riding a camel takes you back to the days of Alif Laila
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    55. Explore one of the best wine destinations of India with a Nashik Wine Trip
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    Indians may not be too fond of having wine, but Nashik definitely boasts of some pretty spectacular vineyards. Book a stay in one of the several resorts of the region which are located close to some of the finest vineyards of the region. Take a tour of the vineyards in Nashik, where you can even taste some pretty delicious wine too- if you know how to appreciate this drink that is
     
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    56. Waterfall Rappelling Vihigaon It gets your adrenaline zinging
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    Vihigaon in Thane is a small village where you can the adventure of a lifetime. There is waterfall rappelling to be done in the roaring waterfalls of Vihigaon. You get to combine the experience of rappelling, mountaineering and maneuvering the gushing streams of water in this adrenaline pumping adventure. It takes bones of steel and some really technical skills to complete this adventure
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    57. Feel the Music with a Garba Dance in Vadodara (Baroda
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    Come Navaratris, and Vadodra in Gujarat comes alive with myriad colors and sounds of drums. Garba is a dance form native to the region, where men as well as women in colorful attires dance to drum beats, with dandiyas in their hands. It could also be a fun way of meeting someone special for those who are single. Put your dancing shoes on and give it a shot
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    58. Dance, eat and make merry at the Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai
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    Ganesh Chaturthi is to Mumbai what Durga Puja is to West Bengal. The festival celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha and is celebrated with pomp and show in the economic capital of the country. It is a 10 day long festival which ends with Ganesh Visarajan. It is marked by immersing the idol of Lord Ganesha in the river. Music, dance and food conquer the hearts and minds of Mumbaikars during this festival
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    59. Explore Ajanta and Ellora Caves A mysterious experience
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    Most of us have read about them in our books, but few of us have actually explored them. If you haven’t explored the Ajanta Ellora Caves in Maharashtra, make sure you do that at some point in your life. The caves are said to millions of years old. They have rock carvings and some beautiful architecture in the form of shrines, which are said to date back to 8th century AD. While Ajanta Caves are a network of 29 caves, the Ellora caves are a network of 34 caves. Together, they make for a mystical experience indeed
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    60. Drink Fenny in Goa And get high
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    A goan experience is not just about the sun, the sand and the sea. It is also about Fenny- the local alcoholic drink of the Goans. Fenny, or Feni, is made by fermenting either cashews or coconut. It is said to have an intoxicating effect within minutes and can give you quite a high. Make sure you are with a trustworthy group of friends though while you decide to give Fenny a shot; or rather, take a shot of Fenny.
     

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