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19 Life-Changing Experiences You Must Have Before You Are 25

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How about some exciting dune bashing or a fantastic camping and bonfire experience under the glittering night sky?  Allow us to list out some out of the most out-worldly experiences that you possibly cannot feel complete without. 

1. Dubai

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Ruchi Srivastava shares, “Dubai desert safari, gives an awesome experience with chilly weather at night ...We went for dune bashing in another Tata Sumo. They have a big cavalcade of Sumos. Dune bashing was very good and makes you feel that you are sitting on a roller coaster ride.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mustafa Bohra adds, “A hummer, a black Hummer was waiting for us, what a car, what an experience of that safari. Hummer is a very powerful car with no doubt, it's a giant, a beast, when it runs on sand dunes you can feel the power and the ride is like you are riding a roller coaster.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ritesh Dhande shares, “View from the 164th floor was awesome. Most exciting thing in Dubai is helicopter ride above Dubai.” Read Full Review

2. Jaisalmer

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Sand | Desert | Safari | Sunset

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sumit Dasgupta says, “Enjoy the sunrise, sunset, the campfire, traditional folk, music and dance. And of course Rajasthani traditional food. Do not forget the Camel and Jeep Safaris, it's once in a lifetime experience.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Debarati Basu adds, “Camel rides to the desert, rolling down the soft sand dunes, seeing the sun set behind the dunes leaving a orange-crimson hue all over, dancing up an appetite around the bonfire, gobbling down freshly cooked food, chatting and dancing around the bonfire again till the stars completely light up the sky (..a sight so gorgeous you have to stop all other activity and just stare! ). Rolling out our beds and snuggling under the comfortable quilts to gaze at all the beauty above, dozing off in the peaceful silence, waking up to see the sunrise, sipping on our morning cuppa and riding the camels back to Badalji's house. In one word: Mesmerizing!!!Read Full Review

3. Rishikesh

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Ganga | Adventure | Bungee | Cliff

HolidayIQ Reviewer Preeti Kotiyal shares, “Devprayag is an unexplored paradise for rafting and camping with abundant natural beauty! It is still untouched.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nikhil Hemrajani shares, “Our day included River Rafting, badminton session, bonfire etc. The memories we got from Rishikesh in just 1.5 days will always stay fresh in our memories.” Read Full Review

4. Manali

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Snow | Valley | Adventure | Skiing

HolidayIQ Reviewer A.S. says, “We stayed right in the valley for two nights - did camping. At the base of the valley, there is a huge ground where had pitched our tents. Extremely exotic place one of the most beautiful valleys, surrounded by huge mountains on the way to Rohtang pass. This was the first time in my life where I did paragliding; we took the entire glider up the hill, so the valley is like a giant slope of ground. We went on the top and then run with a glider and jump and you are right there in the air flying all over the valley lifetime experience.Read Full Review

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5. Singapore

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Alex John adds, “Night Safari - A Whole New Experience into the Nocturnal World The night safari basically consists of 3 parts: 1. Creatures of the Night Show - An animal show which is hosted by 2 or 3 forest rangers and they showcase a few of the Nocturnal Animals available in the Park. It is organized in an Amphitheatre setup and well presented. 2. Fire Show - This is an out and out fire show by some tribal men (or at least they are dressed like that). A short and interesting show. 3. The Actual Night Safari - The Safari can be completed in 2 parts. First on foot and then on the tram. Please be aware that the animal trails on foot cover a lot of animals but there are still few that can be seen only if you go by tram. However, if you cannot walk through all the trails you can cover as much as you can on foot and then catch a tram from any of the tram stations along the way. Always keep a map of the park handy so that you can keep a track of where you are at any point of time. The Safari as a whole is an out of the world experience which is safe but there is not much lighting so as not to disturb the nocturnal animals.Read Full Review

6. Ladakh (Leh)

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Lake | Valley | Snow | Desert

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kunal Sanklecha says, “A complete treat for adventure lovers. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity of walking on a frozen river with breathtaking views of frozen waterfalls, cloudless blue skies and the majestic mountains. camping under a million stars is a fairytale in itself. A paradise for photography and nature lovers.” Read Full Review

7. McLeodganj

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Lake | Waterfall | Hill | Snow

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anbu Mathika says, “If you have a sleeping bag and enough food a night, it is assured that you don't have to travel in space to fulfil your dreams of visiting another planet. A night sky at Triund peak is filled with a countless number of stars. It feels as if you have reached another galaxy. One can lose oneself in the beauty of the sky just by gazing at those stars for the whole night. Not only the night sky is exceptionally mesmerizing, but also the sunrise that is even better and worth waiting for. The first rays of the sun like the sparkling Kohinoor Diamond coming from the mountains through the clouds will make you feel warm and rejuvenated.Read Full Review

8. Bhuj

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Desert | Sunset | Culture | Beach

HolidayIQ Reviewer Tanuja Indi shares, “The Rann or the white desert has to be seen to be believed. It is simply amazing watching the sunset beyond the white horizon. We also took a private trip at 12 in the night to watch the famed moonlight white desert and it is a surreal experience.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Urvesh Bhatt adds, “Be there until 9 pm or the time when the moon is to it full shine, you can witness the white desert glowing and it's so bright that even the torch is not required to find the way.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nishith adds, “It's amazing experience to visit Dhordo - white desert of Kutch. If you are travelling to Bhuj during December to March time frame; you must visit Rann Utsav arranged by Gujarat Tourism. There is tent city created over here in which you can rent a tent. ...it's worth if you want to experience night at white desert. Don't miss sunset at white desert.” Read Full Review

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9. Lakshadweep

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

10. Chilika

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Hrituraj Choudhury says, “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... 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

11. Gokarna

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Beach | Sea | Sunset | Trek

HolidayIQ Reviewer Masha Lakra shares, “Water is clear, pure and fresh with greenery all around. Animals in the woods and birds singing in harmony. People feel like staying here forever. Amidst the charming beauty of the wilderness.Read Full Review

12. Manikaran

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Niraj Hemdev shares, “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 says, “The moment you enter the premises of the Gurudwara surrounding the hot spring, an unknown sense of spirituality will engulf you, whatever may be your religion. The belief with which people come here is amazing to look at and feel. 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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13. Pangong

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Saumarjyoti Borah shares, “During the night when all people went to sleep, we came out for night sky photography. If you are lucky you would definitely see a clear sky with all shining stars. ...Morning the sunrise was awesome. You will experience the fresh sun rays touching your face and real panoramic view of the mountain with blue waters of the Pangong.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Anant Jain adds, “Most of the hotels arrange a bonfire near the lake and you may spend a day there.Read Full Review

14. Maldives

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Kiran B Kutinha shares, “One never comes back the same after exploring the new and a place like Maldives is very easy to fall in love with. The pristine white beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. It probably lists high on the list of most stunning places we will ever see. As a photographer, Maldives made me very trigger happy - every little experience would get my lens going crazy. ...Of course, you will notice that the underwater world also features because 'the diving here is EXCEPTIONAL' and there is no way I can talk about Maldives without talking about its magical underwater all in a single breath. Great diving, delicious food, stunning view and a very warm culture- nothing more one could have asked for!Read Full Review

15. Mandarmani

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Beach | Sea | Calm | Sunset

HolidayIQ Reviewer Dipankar Saha says, “Mandarmani is a pristine sea beach about 180 km away from Kolkata. The unique feature of the place is that the sea recedes a considerable distance during low tide and it has got a 13 km long motorable beach all around.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vijayshree Gattani says, “A comfortable 3-hour drive would take you to this haven a clean, beautiful and serene motorable beach. YES, the beach was a pleasure that I can't put into words. Not very commercialised you will find some quaint resorts dotting the beach. Our resort arranged for a small bonfire for our group by the beach which was amazing... Beware of driving beyond the recommended limits on the beach, your car may get stuck in the sand!” Read Full Review

16. Andaman & Nicobar

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Kushal Verma adds, “You can even go back to the time of tail spin by taking a sea plane and land in the sea. A helicopter ride that takes you to an active volcano on another Island. The picture on the 20 rupee note is from the North Bay Island and it was clicked from mount Harriet, which is again a lovely place to visit. What more would one want hills and beaches together! The dining experience there is like the 90s. The beach side resorts where you live I'm huts and have bonfires and chill with people from all over the world. Limestone caves are another attraction and you also get to see some tribal on the way there.” Read Full Review

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17. Corbett

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Safari | Jungle | Tiger | Wildlife

HolidayIQ Reviewer Deep Kalaria says, “We also enjoyed a bonfire in National Park at night. It's one of the best places to visit in India. You can also enjoy camping.Read Full Review

18. Vagator

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Shivam Gupta says, “We went to Hilltop during the Hilltop music festival and it was a truly mind-blowing experience.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “Disco Valley of Vagator Beach is a place that used to be the place for Goan trance parties starting from the early 1990s and now the famous Sunburn music festival from 27th Dec to 30th Dec. Atop these beaches, there are various bars and restaurants. It has always a great attraction for the visitors, especially discerning visitors as waves are the voices of tides.Read Full Review

19. Munnar

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HolidayIQ Reviewer JOJI JOSEPH shares, “Munnar Hydel Park - a natural luxury in 16 acres... facilities for a campfire with music system meditation cave and pavilion in the centre of a pond, landscaped Mountain with artificial waterfalls... walkway around the light jungle preserved etc.Read Full Review

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