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13 Thrilling Solo Trips For the Adventure Junkie

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Wondering where to go for a heart racing holiday? Here are 13 places in India that provide unbeatable thrills. 

1. Manali

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Anen khiam adds, “It was one of the most adventurous trips I took, trying to escape the sweltering heat of Delhi. The wonder of the wonders, the Rohtang Pass was fully covered with fresh snow. Beautiful mountain scenery, high mountains with the peaks covered in clouds, with snow-covered tops. Thundering white waterfalls from a high mountain and serpentine roads leading high up to the destination makes you forget everything and it makes it worthwhile the visit. Enjoyed the activities of skiing, snow motorbike, river rafting and just going crazy playing around in the snow.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Winnie Karnik shares, “The trek is for 5-6 days that passes through different terrains at various levels of difficulty. I will not say that all the days on the trek are hard and it is hard to survive, but it is the most difficult on the day you are crossing the actual Hampta Pass.

2. Coorg

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Gagan Narang says, “Thrilling white water rafting. It started with jumping into the quiet water and best experience for those who love floating in water, especially for those who can't swim.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Samarth Raj shares, “Nisargadhama is an island created by river Cauvery and I must say has a lot of potential as a weekend getaway. You can also get an elephant ride, a zip line ride, if you are interested.

3. Ooty

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HolidayIQ Reviewer manoj saini shares, “Doddabetta Peak is almost 11 km away from Ooty, from where you can see the city. The tea gardens and the other panoramic views.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nimesh Reddy adds, “Here are you need to trek from the entrance to reach the waterfalls. And I strongly suggest having a visit in the morning so the boating appears so nice.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sanjay Soni adds, “The best I like was the trek to Doddabetta Peak. The view was amazing. The clouds seemed to be driving along with you. You need to walk a little to reach the place.”

4. Kodaikanal

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Anuradha.H. shares, “Cycles are given on rent at 50 rupees per half an hour. Local people said it is 5.5 km ride around the lake, but I am not sure if it is so long.

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5. Gangtok

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Rajendra Makharia says, “Changu is located in the middle of snow-covered mountains on the road to Nathula at 14500 feet (open to Indian visitors only on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday), on the Indo-Chinese border where you can wave at Chinese soldiers on the other side. The road is one of the highest motorable roads in India. From here one could get an absolutely uncluttered view of Kanchenjunga range of snow covered peaks.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Surabhi Palyal shares, “I made the quickest sprint to the top of the monastery and God knows, this was the fastest that I ever ran! And mind you, the climb up to the monastery is very steep, so it's thrice the regular effort. Somehow, panting and breathless, we reached the Golden Stupa and almost dropped on the floor in style! The lama there, looking at our plight, brought water for us and calmed us down, reassuring that we will be allowed to explore the premises (although we were late!).”

6. Ladakh (Leh)

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Jaison Netto adds, “It's worth travelling 140 Kms with almost all types of hurdles such as snow falls, rain, slippery roads and even broken roads. The movie 3 idiots climax was shot in this place only during a winter time.

HolidayIQ Reviewer S.M.Bega Raaj shares, “There are temporary buildings and tented camp accommodations, towards left we can see a Gompa which is not fully finished. I stayed in Pangong Delight Camp which is located in Spangmik village along the Pangong Lake. Spangmik village is another 8km long scenic drive along the shores of Pangong Lake which every visitor should experience.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Soumen Das adds, “Our best moment at Ladakh was at Khardung La Pass where we experienced snowfall, a lifetime memorable incident.

7. Shimla

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Sagar Gant says, “Jakhu temple is located on a hilltop attached with the ridge. The temple is huge attraction point as it is very long 3 km trek on the mountain. The trek tests the true stamina of the people. Enjoy the serene beauty of the landscape. Temple premises is huge and there is a sanctuary attached with this premises van vihar. Go for the trek, exhausting but totally worthy.”

8. Mussoorie

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Samriddha Roy says, “This chirpy, spirited waterfall would certainly grab the attention of the tourists who are taking a trip to Mussoorie, a hill station in Dehradun. It's a peaceful place with nice ambience - the green is eye-soothing and well maintained where one can get various entertaining arrangements - mostly boating and paddling, then coracle rides and other small watersports.

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9. Nainital

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Bhandari adds, “As a tourist one can enjoy many activities (boating, horse riding, cable car, skating in Zoomland. go carting, zipping etc.). Perfect place and destination to spend holidays - trek to china peak.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Samriddha Roy says, “One can go for some skating and other brisk sports in the hilly playground near the mall area to satisfy the adventurous mood in the awe-inspiring adventurous atmosphere of the mountains.

10. McLeodganj

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Justin Francis adds, “Wonderful destination for the first-time solo travellers. Tourists, backpackers and monks are an inseparable part of the town. There are a plethora of food and lodging options catering to all budgets and a bit of asking around should do the trick. Extend your stay and indulge in some adventure activities like parasailing at Bir billing, or go on one of the many trekking trails dotting this town, the most famous being the Triund trek.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anbu Mathika shares, “The Triund is one of the best places to opt for if you are a trekker. The beautiful cotton like clouds and the heavenly view of the mountains with the fresh air to breathe will make you addicted to the perfect atmosphere.

11. Rishikesh

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Bharat Tripathi shares, “The best thing about this place that I found was river rafting. Highly adventurous and highly enjoyable. It's price is Rs 400 for 16 km. Hanging from boat into Ganges will give you a very chilly experience.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nanki Chabba shares, “The place is a breathing ground for nature lovers, yoga fanatics and is a haven for backpackers. One can not forget the trill one gets while rafting through the waters. Also you must not forget to carry sunscreen and sunglasses; don't carry a heavy bag, get good walking shoes and carry light breezy clothes but don't forget to carry a light jacket along too as it may get a little cold in the evenings.”

12. Gulmarg

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Deepak Mishra says, “Gondola is good. But if you have a group who are willing to trek, then trek below the gondola, instead of going on Gondola. I went to Gulmarg alone so I trekked with a guide. Start the trek early before 10 AM.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Govind Babu shares, “This cable car ride has 2 segments. The stop is near an expanse of meadows, one can have a leisurely walk here or trek to Khilanmarg, a distance of 2.5 km or even take a pony or mule ride.

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13. Pahalgam

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Vijay Phirke says, “sprawling verdant pastures, snow-capped mountains and meandering streams form the breathtaking landscape of this valley. The beautiful Betaab Valley is a dream destination for every photography lover. Apart from being a place with an impressive landscape, the valley is a famous trekking base and camping site for travellers who want to explore the nearby mountainous regions.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Pallab Ghosh adds, “I trekked some part of the hills. This rugged final stretch is about 1.5 km. Due to the high altitude, some breathlessness was observed when I climbed the rocks. At about 1 PM, we reached Tulian lake. It was a beautiful sight.

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