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11 Experiences You Need to Strike Off Your Bucket List Before You Are 25

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Youth does not last forever. So if you are looking to experience the best of life, we suggest you work through this list NOW! Whether it's absorbing the spiritual aura at the Sanchi Stupa, exploring the Manali cityscape from the ropeway or riding over the panoramic white desert in Ladakh, each of these experiences are worth their while. 

1. Manali

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Snow | Valley | Adventure | Skiing

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saket Aggarwal adds, “Manali provides activities for all, ranging from skiing, river crossing and rafting to a bath in hot springs in Manikaran.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nehal Sampat adds, “Once we reached there the view was wonderful. There was snow everywhere. There is a ropeway which takes you to the top of the mountain where there is again lots of snow.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mithilesh shares, “Solang ropeway: It's an amazing experience. On the top of the ropeway, the complete place was covered with snow till the horizon.” Read Full Review

2. Ladakh (Leh)

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Lake | Valley | Sand | Desert

HolidayIQ Reviewer S.M.Bega Raaj adds, “Desert! Scintillating Sand Dunes! I went to this Cold Desert... and my tour goes like this, Sangto green home stay Leh - Leh viewpoint - Kardung La - Sumoor - Sampling monastery - Panamic - Yarab Tso - hot springs - Deskit monastery - Hunder Sand dunes and Camel safari - Olgok guest house at 7. 30 pm. It was an eventful day covering 4 towns (Sumoor, Panamic, Deskit and Hunder) it was one of the best days of my life. I enjoyed a lot. Double-humped camels can be seen only here, half an hour camel safari costing Rs. 300/- which everyone should experience and I took some fabulous photos and videos to cherish.Read Full Review

3. Sanchi

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sharad Sud says, “The very fact that this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, marks the importance of Sanchi and its magnificent Stupa. One of the oldest stone structures in India, it is the finest example of Buddhist architecture. ...The site has lush green gardens and one can easily spend an hour walking through the entire compound.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “Emperor Ashoka who was the great patron of Buddhism, selected Yelagiri Hill now known as Sanchi Hill, for the foundation of a Buddhist establishment, because the hill ensured quietude and seclusion necessary for monastic life and also was situated close to the rich, populous and patronising city of Vidisha.Read Full Review

4. Kochi (Cochin)

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Beach | Fort | Sea | Sunset

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rajanikanth Bs says, “The size of the nets, its operations is very photogenic and hypnotic especially during the sunset. ...Though the number of such nets is dwindling, one can still find a number of Chinese fishing nets suspended in mid-air, alongside the seacoast while strolling by the Vasco-Da-Gama square.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer A.S. adds, “System is like a seesaw on one side a huge net and on the other group of men, also few rocks were tied. For few minutes they drawn the net into the water and then pull it from the other end. It was an interesting activity but tiring we just did it for a couple of times or more.Read Full Review

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5. Darjeeling

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Hill | Sunrise | Garden | Heritage

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sanjay Rana shares, “One of the best ways to experience the panoramic views that Darjeeling is so famous for, is by taking a ride on the ropeway....The view is extremely mesmerizing as one passes through clouds or fog, sometimes it gives you a feeling of an open-air ride inside the clouds. The ride is worth the cost and is one of the longest cable ride in India with a steep climb, dense trees and tea gardens.Read Full Review

6. Udaipur

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Lake | Palace | Temple | Boating

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mustafa Bohra adds, “Karni Mata ropeway is near the bank of Lake Pichola and tourist uses it to go to the top. The view of Lake Pichola and the entire city is awesome. There is Karni Mata temple. A lot of rats are there. You can feed them.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “Mansapuran Karni Mata's temple and ropeway made this hill quite popular among the tourists. It offers panoramic views of Lake Pichola and the palaces built on various islands of Lake Pichola like Jag Mandir, Lake Palace etc and also of Udaipur city including Sajjangarh. At the time of sunset, the view is just heart touching.Read Full Review

7. Ajanta & Ellora

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Divya Xyz shares, “Way more than just caves... These two places offer an absolutely amazing account of Buddhist and Jain culture. Destination and sightseeing are akin. Art and ornamentation, are but of course praiseworthy, the arrangements too. Provision for water, drainage, the beds even have pillows carved out on them.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jaydeep Banerjee shares, “The centre also houses audio-visual presentations, library, cafeteria, amphitheatre and ample parking space. It may have been wiser to visit the centre and soak in some of the experiences.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ramesh Kabra shares, “We visited the Ajanta caves today and came back awestruck in amazement and wonder, marvelling at the finest craftsmanship of the Buddhist Indian Art. ...The caves today are a UNESCO World Heritage site.Read Full Review

8. Aurangabad

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Heritage | Buddha | World Heritage | Mountain

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ramesh Kabra shares, “I decided to explore the Aurangabad Caves before visiting them and have no hesitation in saying that it was a visit worth it....They are Buddhist Caves built between 6th - 7th century. You are left marvelling in amazement and wonder at the craftsmanship of the great sculptors who worked without the modern implements and cut through the rocks to create such exquisite figures. There are larger than life statues of Buddha. Most of the female figures are voluptuous. There are figures of flying nymphs and amorous couples.Read Full Review

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9. Chilika

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Hrituraj Choudhury adds, “The Dolphin Site Chilika is a largest brackish water lagoon in India and supports a wide assemblage of marine, brackish and freshwater flora and fauna. The beauty of the lagoon has inspired poets and thinkers which is quite evident in the poems written by Pandit Godavarish Mishra and Radhanath Roy describing the beauty of Chilika. Chilika is an integral part of the culture of coastal Orissa....The lagoon supports the largest congregations of the migratory and non-migratory birds in the country, particularly during the winter. ...Chilika provides an excellent opportunity for eco-tourism and the participatory eco-tourism can generate adequate alternate employment opportunities for the local community and create desired awareness amongst the stakeholder as well as the visitors for the conservation and wise use of its natural resources.” Read Full Review

10. Lakshadweep

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rama Alamuru adds, “If you are looking for peaceful, uncrowded, white beaches in India then head for Lakshadweep. Excellent to relax and unwind...Comparable to LaDigue, Praslin beaches in Seychelles with water sports and a helicopter ride thrown in.Read Full Review

11. Manikaran

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Niraj Hemdev says, “It was amazing to see rice and chana cook in those hot springs in minutes and it was just unbelievable to see such a big kund of hot water where people were enjoying their holy dip.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Debayan Bhowmik adds, “It is believed that bathing in the water of the spring can cure any kind of skin rashes and also steamed rice (cooked in the water of the hot spring) is served as the prasad in the Gurudwara, which is purely delicious.Read Full Review

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