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8 Wildlife Weekend Getaways for fun with Friends

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Take a fun trip with the gang to these amazing 8 wildlife destinations for an exciting weekend getaway chosen by our HolidayIQ travellers.

1. Manali: The chilliest wildlife location

Manali: The chilliest wildlife location
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rahul Pratap Singh shares, “Cool, the Calm and Scenic environment so relax and feel spirituality Interesting place for understanding the distinctive culture of the Kullu Valley. Outside the temple is decorated with horns of animals sacrificed to Hadimba Devi (which is considered an incarnation of the Goddess Kali). The very unusual temple you feel as if you are lost in the heaven, close your eyes for a moment and feel spirituality inside you. Temple is located in a Cedar Forest (fenced park). You can ride on the beautiful Black and White Yak or off into the park and stay in silence. Highly Recommended.” Read Full Review

2. Havelock Island: Get your friends hooked to fun

Havelock Island: Get your friends hooked to fun
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Nishant Kalra adds, “life time experience- Apt for non-swimmers who want to try scuba, Necessary breathing techniques were exercised at diving site. There were few hiccups as I was quite scared due to reason that I never did swimming in my life. But the trainers were quite patient and they also provide alternatives to the technique. Finally, we got ready and dived into the sea. And it was a sort of dream. Water was crystal clear; we could see a different kind of fishes, corals and other aquatic animals. Had a great 45 minutes, me and wife were brought together to click a few pictures and we both were rotated together which was recorded in a video. Overall a lifetime experience a must have. ” Read Full Review

3. Jammu: India's Paradise

Jammu: India's Paradise
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Anbu Mathika adds, “A perfect picnic spot The Mansar Lake situated in Jammu is the best option for a family outing. If you are in a mood for spending some valuable time with kids and your relatives, it will be worth visiting. Apart from this, it is like a mini zoo, filled with many animals like the Deer, Turtles, different types of Fishes and other creatures also, you can find innumerable number of Fish in the lake. There is also a fort inside and one can have a good photo session in it. As I like adventure, I found it less interesting and would not like to suggest this place for those who want to explore and experience something new always. Otherwise, it is a one time type of thing.” Read Full Review

4. Khanvel: Wildlife at it's peak

Khanvel: Wildlife at it's peak
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Raghav Jain adds, “A must experience! It was literally awesome to visit Lion Safari Wildlife Park and seeing Lions and other animals under the bright sun. It was a good experience. And when he roared, man you can't miss the sight. You have to visit this destination. Mark it on your travel list! If you are planning to visit this place keep yourself a weekend at least to enjoy the surreal experience of all time because they are going to give the memories to cherish for lifelong. Animals are fed properly at regular times and you can even see the guards feeding them” Read Full Review

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5. Kemmanagundi: Beautiful landscapes

Kemmanagundi: Beautiful landscapes
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sreejesh Suresh shares, “Awesome landscape and a 360-degree view from the top One needs to leave the vehicles and trek for few kilometres on foot to get here. But it's rewarding, the view from the top is breathtaking, you can see the entire mountain range from here and also spot some Tigers and Leopards on the way. Though the entire mountain is always cold and chilling this part is very sunny and hot during the day. So carry some water bottles with you and use them to make some noise near the thick plant growth, to avoid sudden surprise to wild animals who might be hiding there. We were there at the day night, even though the sunset from there would be awesome, it is recommended to return before sunset as the trekking route is dangerous and sometimes near the edge of the mountain.” Read Full Review

6. Bora Bora: Clear water beaches of world

Bora Bora: Clear water beaches of world
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Yash Pawar adds, “. The two snorkeling sites were our favorite part of the excursion. The lagoonarium while interesting, you are with captive animals, so the majesticness of the swimming is not there, and honestly I felt bad for the ray and nurse shark in the enclosures by themselves. But all the other animals are in enclosures with others, and these are not tanks, just closed off waterways. Snorkeling with sharks and the tropical fish is the first story we tell everyone on the trip. The two guides were awesome, funny, and you felt very safe with them. The boat rides to and from all the places were great too. IMO this is a must do for anyone. I would suggest bringing snorkeling gear from the hotel, as the gear they have is not as good.” Read Full Review

7. Auli: Captivating wildlife beauty

Auli: Captivating wildlife beauty
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sumit Kumar adds, “An awesome skiing and sightseeing destination We visited Auli in the first week of February. It is a small place near Joshimath and important skiing destination. It was definitely worth the trip. It has the longest cable car in Asia and it took around 25 min for us to ascend from Joshimath to Auli. Advice to travellers: Those who like visiting hills, trekking, adventure sports will like this place. This place is not crowded as Shimla or Manali but you will definitely like it here. Things you must carry Winter gear, boots, gloves, sunglasses. Avoid carrying heavy bags as you will have to go up the hill from Joshimath, so just carry a light bag with essentials like a water bottle, eateries. Overall it was a nice place to visit and moreover the road-trip experience was rejuvenating.” Read Full Review

8. Chikmagalur: Cold chill weather

Chikmagalur: Cold chill weather
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HolidayIQ Reviewer kamal krishnamurthy says, “Excellent Weekend Getaway We went for a 3 days trip to Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Lakkavalli, which comes just after Tarikere town on the Bangalore - Honnavar Road. After the Safari we went for water sports which included kayaking, Jet Skiing, Coracle ride & best was jumping from Trampoline on the water below. On the 3rd day, we went for Safari saw many animals best was the hornbill nest & an injured Asian palm civet which was being treated by wildlife officials. Best time go is May-June when the water level would drown in Dam exposing new island where river terns come for nesting. ” Read Full Review

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