40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

Sunderbans Boat Ride

40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

Experience the untamed nature of Sunderbans with a boat ride. Given the accolade of the largest mangrove ecosystem in the world, this place offers one of a kind views. Through the boat cruise you can witness the fisherman’s cove, a three hundred year old temple, crocodile’s den, deer rehabilitation centre and a lot more.

Visit Varanasi to Experience Chaos

40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

Experience chaos in your twenties to appreciate the quiet in later years. Head to Varanasi, one of the oldest cities in the world. While the antique edifices and spiritual aura of the place lends a mystical charm, the sheer number of people thronging through the really narrow roads add to the chaos.

Bombay to Goa road Trips

40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

We are not eluding to the cheesy movie renditions a gang of friends taking a Bombay to Goa road trip. But the truth of the matter is, this is a fun experience to have with your mob of friends who are so important at this age. The scenic views and bonding with your crazy friends along the drive will help you make that transition from the bustling Bombay to the laid back Goa.

Yak Safari in Ladakh

40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

For an offbeat experience how about something as unique as a yak safari in Ladakh? The largest animal of this icy desert, these woolly creatures offer a comfortable ride. Explore green meadows, gushing brooks and glacial valleys on this safari.

Trek to Valley of Flowers

40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

Take a trek to the Valley of Flowers. It located in Himalayas of the Uttaranchal and is just that, vast stretches of vibrant flowers such as Brahmakamal, Blue Poppy and the Cobra Lily spread across the valley. Such is the divine beauty of this place that it seems to have popped straight out of a fairy tale story. And yes, this hike requires you have a great deal of stamina too.

Trek to Kudremukh

40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

With steep hills and valleys, depending upon where the sunlight falls, the landscape turns a different green. When you reach the top and are embraced by the fog spreading on the mountain peaks, you feel that you have reached heaven indeed.

Quad Bike Expedition in Goa

40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

There is a lot more to Goa than basking by the lazy shores. Take a ride on the adventurous side with a like-minded group. Through the Quad Bike expedition, explore the rugged terrains, wilderness of the forests and other landscape delights that this place has to offer.

Visit a Haunted place

40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

Instead of watching a scary movie, how about living the horror by going to a haunted place? Bhangarh Fort is known as one of the scariest places in India. According to folklore, an entire town of people seemed to have been obliterated in a day.

Munnar, Periyar and Thekkady wildlife Trip

40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

Nestled in ‘God’s own country’ of Kerala are three breath-taking places of Munnar, Periyar and Thekkady. A wildlife trip to these places is a must, for it is here that you are overwhelmed with the remarkable sceneries and fauna of the land.

Rafting and Camping in Rishikesh

40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

Ride the mystical waters of Ganges with rafting in Rishikesh. It is the most famous place to play this sport. For, you get to raft upon fierce frothing water pouring through rocky terrains and green stretches.

Vaishno Devi Temple

40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

Experience a spiritual journey with Vaishno Devi Temple nestled in the Trikuta Mountains, Jammu and Kashmir. Perched on a height of 5300 feet, it is one of the most revered religious places. The path to get here is a challenge and will test your fitness along the way. However, the sights offered on the path and when you reach there are simply remarkable.

Wagah Border

40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

Get a feel of patriotism and nationality at a younger age. Head to Wagah Border which is on the only crossing road border of Punjab and Pakistan. Celebrate along with thousands the extravagant ceremony that occurs here every day before the sun sets.

Sandakphu Trek

40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

Sandakphu Trek, the highest point of West Bengal. It is from here that you get the view and experience of the all-embracing nature. However, trek to the top is quite a tedious one and requires you to be in the pink of health.

Holi at Vrindavan

40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

Vrindavan, the land where Lord Krishna spent his childhood, is the place to be during Holi. The entire town is painted in myriad hues this day. Entrainment troupes perform Holi songs as well. As this place can get chaotic and crowded, it is best to experience this when you have the energy and enthusiasm.

Orissa Konark Temple & Surfing Lessons

40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

Witness the magnificence of Indian architecture at the Orissa Konark Temple. This iconic and revered shrine makes a pretty picture with ancient and intricate stone carvings. While at Orissa learn to ride the wonder waves by taking surfing lessons.

Roopkund Trek, Himalayas

40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

Become one with nature and experience serenity with the Roopkund Trek, Himalayas. This trail provides an all-encompassing experience and visions of snow, ice, gushing streams, untouched forests, delightful stretches of meadows and scenic camping places.

Go to Gokarna and Do Nothing

40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

Twenties is the time where you can get away by doing nothing. Head to Gokarna, a more toned down version of Goa. It is here that you get to reel in the hippy vibe sans the commercialisation and onslaught of people. Relax by the lazy beaches, absorb the scenery of rocky terrains and pristine waters and enjoy by doing just about nothing.

Visit Coorg, Scotland of India

40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

It is said that man truly comes of his own when among pristine nature. For this, head to Coorg, known as the Scotland of India. It is at this cool hill station that you get the unbridled sight of green stretches and experience serenity. Topping the experience is the intoxicating aroma of the coffee plantations permeating the air.

Jodhpur to Jaisalmer on Truck/Tractor trip

40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

Jodhpur and Jaisalmer are the lands of opulent palaces, colourful culture and forts that retain the magnificence of the kings. They are also places that have retained the rusticity of nature. Leave the regular mode of transport for the elders. For an off-beat experience, explore on a truck or tractor trip.

Experience Local Trains, Mumbai

40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

The life line of the bustling Mumbai city are the local trains that are constantly brimming with people. If you think that you have it in you to nudge your way across a sea of people then, this is a must experience at least once in your twenties.

Visit Temples and Boulders at Hampi

40 places to visit in India before you  turn 30

Experience a slice of history before your thirties by visiting the ancient temples in Hampi. Get marvelled by the architecture and intricate stone carvings that tell a thousand stories. Also, here are natural wonders such as the boulders. These gigantic stones seem to defy gravity and are spread across the land ornately.

(courtesy: http://www.thrillophilia.com/blog/50-places-to-visit-in-india-before-you-turn-30/)

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