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10 Things You Have To Do Before You Call Yourself An Indian Traveller

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HolidayIQ travellers list down 10 ways to make your next travel a memorable journey. Tread off the beaten path, go offbeat.

10 Things You Have To Do Before You Call Yourself An Indian Traveller:

  1. Thekkady(Periyar) (Kerala)
  2. Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary, Kutch (Gujarat)
  3. Ranakpur Jain Temple, Ranakpur (Rajasthan)
  4. Fraserganj, Bakkhali (West Bengal)
  5. Bhuj (Gujarat)
  6. Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  7. Meghalaya
  8. Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)
  9. Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)
  10. Kadmat (Lakshadweep)

1. Revisit Your Childhood! Stay In A Treehouse At Thekkady


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HolidayIQ Traveller Sachin Mhatre shares, “We had booked the tree house room at Carmelia Haven which we initially felt was over hyped but when we actually saw it, it changed our perception. It is a nice and cozy room built on tree top and surrounded by greenery around. The experience is like living a dream. The room inside is well equipped with all the required amenities for a pleasant stay. The best part is the view fom the balcony and the fresh air around you. Point to note that there are steps that take you up to the room. The Tree House stay is a amazing experience. The hotel staff is very good, helpful and courteous. They have recreation centre for indoor activities/games like TT, Carom, Chess etc. The food is excellent. Definitely a place to visit and re-visit.”

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7069 Ratings | 4260 Reviews | 17 Sightseeings | 377 Photos

2. Go On A Safari Tour At The Indian Wild Ass Sanctuary In Kutch


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HolidayIQ Traveller Parmeshwar Kadhare shares, “A jeep safari in wild ass sanctuary is thrilling and an unforgettable ride. Its unbelivable to know when your guide says that the terrain on which we are riding is a wetland and completely covered in water during rains.Visit early morning. Stay for two to three days to cover and explore the sanctuary. Accommodations are available.This is one of the few places in India where you can see flamingoes.”

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3 Ratings | 3 Reviews | 12 Sightseeings | 2 Photos

3. Explore The Architectural Splendour Of Jain Temples In Ranakpur


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HolidayIQ Traveller Anish Ballwala shares, “Ranakpur Temple was made by Seth Dhanna Shah. It is a Jain temple having Lord Adheswara as the mooknayak main deity. The temple has around 1400 pillars and is an architectural marvel. Every pillar has a different carving. The place is really silent and peaceful.”

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15 Ratings | 9 Reviews | 5 Photos

4. Visit the Windmill Farm On Frasergunj Beach


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HolidayIQ Traveller Mou Chakraborty shares, “I loved the scenic beauty of this beach, the windy beach provides a wonderful view with the windmills in the backdrop. Also, visit the Frazerganj Fishing Harbor and the Jambu Dwip. Try to have a meal at one of the food stalls or local restaurants.”

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6 Ratings | 6 Reviews | 22 Photos

5. Check-Into A Homestay In Bhuj


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HolidayIQ Traveller Sarmistha Som shares, “Bhuj is the seat of Indian handicrafts and textiles, prints and wonderful, charming, friendly people add to the charm of the place. The town has many hotels to fit every budget. It is a quaint little town within motorable distance from many small villages. Visit the villages around. Try booking your stay in a home stay. Relish on yummy Gujarati thali. You can learn how to cook local dishes and a thing or two about the local culture."

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548 Ratings | 412 Reviews | 35 Sightseeings | 161 Photos

6. Indulge - Go On A Shopping Spree In Jaipur


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HolidayIQ Traveller Biswajyoti Panda shares, “Jaipur is a beautiful destination for travellers looking for ethnicity and heritage shopping. Jaipuru kurtas, slippers and Jaipuri bedsheets are a must-buy. Don't miss out on the puppets.The dal batti churma is a must-have when in Jaipur.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Srikanth, “Check out Johri Bazaar and get blown away by the sheer variety of stuff on offer.”

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33676 Ratings | 19336 Reviews | 272 Sightseeings | 803 Photos

7. Explore The Caves In Meghalaya


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The caves of Meghalaya are ideal for spelunking and are every caver’s paradise. They are the deepest and longest of the caves in South Asia. The Mawsmai Caves are also popular among tourists and first time cavers. HolidayIQ Traveller Krishna Murthy from Hyderabad shares, “For outdoor enthusiasts, Meghalaya is the place; there are special tours for cave exploring.”

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11 Ratings | 20 Reviews | 644 Photos

8. Go Bungee Jumping In Rishikesh


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“Bungee jumping, trekking and camping near Ganga are really amazing things to do in Rishikesh,” shares HolidayIQ traveller, Vijay. HolidayIQ Traveller Ashish adds, “Rishikesh is famous for white water rafing in Ganges, camping in the riverside, bungee jumping and water sports. For bungee jumping, do the bookings advance.”

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4983 Ratings | 2705 Reviews | 38 Sightseeings | 305 Photos

9. Drive Down To India's West Coast


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HolidayIQ Traveller Prabhakar shares, “Away from hustle and bustle of cities, drive through the Western Ghats looking for fresh air. The best time to visit is during monsoon as the entire ghats are lush green with clouds appearing and disappearing.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Sam, “Driving down the Western Ghats feels like being in the lap of the nature, wrapped by sprawling greenery and surrounded by unpolluted air.” Take the NH 17. This is undoubtedly the best coastal ride in India. Bike all the way from Mumbai in Maharashtra to Trivandrum in Kerala.

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4714 Ratings | 2833 Reviews | 31 Sightseeings | 154 Photos

10. Escape To Paradise! Take A Break In Kadmat, Lakshadweep


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HolidayIQ Traveller Arun Menon shares, “If you have not been here you are missing out in life. Maldives and Andaman take a back seat here! When you go diving, you probably are the only one around. Snorkelling, diving, kayaking are some activities that you can try. Still untouched, there are very few people on the pristine beautiful beaches. Go for deep sea fishing and bring back your catch. The cooks would serve you the same.”

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22 Ratings | 19 Reviews | 7 Sightseeings | 24 Photos

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