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18 Trips That Are Worth Quitting Your Job For

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HolidayIQ Travellers share their most amazing experiences that are worth quitting your job for.

18 Trips That Are Worth Quitting Your Job For:

  1. Andaman & Nicobar
  2. Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)
  3. Himachal Pradesh
  4. Kerala
  5. Ladakh (Leh) (Jammu & Kashmir)
  6. Majuli (Assam)
  7. Pondicherry
  8. McLeodganj (Himachal Pradesh)
  9. Kutch (Gujarat)
  10. Lachung (Sikkim)
  11. Hampi (Karnataka)
  12. Manali (Himachal Pradesh)
  13. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
  14. Jaisalmer (Rajasthan)
  15. Gangtok (Sikkim)
  16. Nubra Valley (Jammu & Kashmir)
  17. Varkala (Kerala)

1. Experiencing Solitude On The Andaman Islands


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HolidayIQ Traveller Promita Maitra shares, “A place for sea or beach lovers, and even if you do not love them, you will surely start loving them after you spend a week in Andaman Islands. Colour of the sea, texture of the beaches, exquisite sunrise and sunsets, unforgettable journey - all these things sum up in an once in a lifetime trip. Samudrika, Gandhi Park, Cellular Jail, Chatham Saw Mill, Marine Museum, Corbyn's Cove Beach, Ross Island, Jolly Buoy Island, Wandoor Beach, Baratang, Mud Volcano, Limestone Cave are must-visits. In Havelock Island, visit Radhanagar Beach, famous for the sand. Do not miss the sunset here, Kalapathar Beach, Dolphin Resort (Try to stay here). If you are staying for more than a week, consider visiting Maya Bandar and Rangat."

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595 Ratings | 355 Reviews | 1905 Photos

2. Meditating In Rishikesh


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HolidayIQ Traveller Ratika Thakur shares, “The best time to visit is September to October. It has beautiful places like Chitkul, the last village on this side of India, Kamru Fort and many more. The food is more influenced by Buddhist culture. Trekking and apple picking are amazing experiences. Use local transport means to experience the local culture”

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4983 Ratings | 2706 Reviews | 38 Sightseeings | 305 Photos

3. Trekking In Himachal Pradesh


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HolidayIQ Traveller Ratika Thakur shares, “The best time to visit is September to October. It has beautiful places like Chitkul, the last village on this side of India, Kamru Fort and many more. The food is more influenced by Buddhist culture. Trekking and apple picking are amazing experiences. Use local transport means to experience the local culture”

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640 Ratings | 361 Reviews | 6138 Photos

4. Ayurvedic Healing In Kerala


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HolidayIQ Traveller Priyam shares, “The town is lush green and the main attraction is the Vembanad Lake. It is a great place for bird watching. Take a walk around the bird sanctuary to spot some beautiful birds. A ferry across the lake in the evening gives you a spectacular view of the sunset and is great for spotting birds.”

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629 Ratings | 505 Reviews | 6733 Photos

5. Wandering In Leh


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HolidayIQ Traveller Nitin shares, “You feel like a free-spirit. Nothing beats the experience of discovering Ladakh and re-discovering yourself.”

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3019 Ratings | 2110 Reviews | 91 Sightseeings | 1364 Photos

6. River Island Trotting in Majuli


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HolidayIQ Traveller Shilpz S shares, “If you are a nature lover and are looking to unravel fascinating facts about nature, culture, people and their living, then nothing beats Majuli Island. It is one of the largest river Island in the world.”

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16 Ratings | 12 Reviews | 13 Sightseeings | 16 Photos

7. Lazing Around In Pondicherry


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HolidayIQ Traveller Vaibhav Gandhavara shares, “The French restaurants and colonies are a must visit. Travelling is pleasure! Just rent a bike and explore the city.”

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16817 Ratings | 9944 Reviews | 133 Sightseeings | 708 Photos

8. Soul Cleansing In McLeodganj


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HolidayIQ Traveller Jay Gupta shares, “If you want to spend a holiday free from city life and want peace of mind, this is the place. To indulge in adventure, try a trek which starts from Triund itself. It’s a 3 to 4- hour trek, which is perfect for beginners.”

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2318 Ratings | 1323 Reviews | 36 Sightseeings | 173 Photos

9. Experiencing Wilderness In Kutch


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HolidayIQ Traveller Saurabh Chauhan recommends Kutch for "travellers who love deserts and loneliness".

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175 Ratings | 171 Reviews | 12 Sightseeings | 53 Photos

10. Living By Yourself in Lachung


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HolidayIQ Traveller Atul Tulsian shares, “Lachung is a destination where one can take a ride with nature at its best. I have visited most of the hills in India and found Lachung ideal for solo travellers who want to experience adventure.”

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526 Ratings | 312 Reviews | 2 Sightseeings | 128 Photos

11. Treading The Former Holy Land - Hampi


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HolidayIQ Traveller Swati Talwar shares, “The stone carved temples with stories from Ramayana and Mahabharata, stone pillars capable of producing sounds similar to musical instruments, stone aqueducts for water supply (Rome is not the only place to have it) the first pin hole camera effect, the passive cooling systems in palaces this place has it all. I recommend that you must hire a guide and then take a tour of the place, ancient stories of the great dynasty adds to the whole effect of the place, otherwise it seems like a ruined city.”

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1237 Ratings | 896 Reviews | 34 Sightseeings | 490 Photos

12. Losing Yourself In Manali


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HolidayIQ Traveller Sujatha shares, “It is the place for adventure sports." Adds HolidayIQ traveller Vidhya, “There is a local dish called 'seethu', which is available on Mall Road. It is a must try!"

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37209 Ratings | 22882 Reviews | 46 Sightseeings | 2266 Photos

13. Soul Searching In Varanasi


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HolidayIQ Traveller Meenakshi Shankar from Mumbai shares, “The city is poetry in motion. For me, I need the blanket called Varanasi simply because it is the detox that my soul needs. And I have been detoxing for the last decade or so. Benares is that puzzling city; a city of existence and continuity. Like Icarus to the sun, the lure is impossible to ignore. Everytime I go there, I discover a new layer - a layer that makes me pause and drink in the fill to satiate my soul. There is an invisible note that surrounds the city - and you don't have to have an ear - the haunting note slowly threads its magic onto your soul. You are caught in the legends and the lore. Captivated, you are a mere bystander as you watch age old traditions come to life.”

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4548 Ratings | 2685 Reviews | 24 Sightseeings | 246 Photos

14. Dune Bashing In Jaisalmer


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HolidayIQ Traveller Santosh Kumar shares, “The best time to visit Jaisalmer is October to February. Try dune bashing, sleep under the stars or take a camel ride.”

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