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7 Reasons Worth Ditching the Weekend Booze for!

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Put on those gum boots and trek down gorgeous mountain trails or go caving in the North East. This long weekend ditch the usual party-booze-hangover cycle and challenge your gang to one of these.


1. Chembra Peak: A trek against the elements

Chembra Peak: A trek against the elements
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HolidayIQ traveller Madhan Mohan from Coimbatore shares, “This is an amazing trek/hiking destination in the southern part of India. By the time you are almost on top of the final peak, you are transported to a very different world indeed. We have to appreciate the efforts by the forest department to conserve this place.”

2. Dhudhsagar Falls: Stunning views make the effort worthwhile

Dhudhsagar Falls: Stunning views make the effort worthwhile
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HolidayIQ reviewer Bharath says, "It has a most spectacular view and it is definitely one of the best waterfall you can see in India. The Castle Rock Railway station is the nearest Railway station."

3. Kundalika, Kolad: Raft the monsoon swell

Kundalika, Kolad: Raft the monsoon swell
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HolidayIQ reviewer Soumya says, "Kolad - It reminds me of splashes of energy, enthusiasm, and passion to raft over the Kundalika river. The trip to Kolad has been the most memorable experience of my life. As we reached the starting point of our rIver rafting, we were thrilled to feel the enthusiasm all around."

4. Rishikesh: India's highest jump

Rishikesh: India's highest jump
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“Bungee jumping, trekking and camping near Ganga are really amazing things to do in Rishikesh,” says HolidayIQ Traveller, Vijay. Famous for river rafting, flying fox, swing jump, trekking and other adventure sports, Rishikesh is turning into India’s adventure capital. It is popular for its first fixed platform bungee in India. 

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5. Mawsami Caves, Meghalaya: Overcoming claustrophobia

Mawsami Caves, Meghalaya: Overcoming claustrophobia
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HolidayIQ.com reviewer Krishna says, "For outdoors enthusiasts, Meghalaya is the place to be. Hiking, cave exploration are must-do activities. There are special tours for cave exploration and camping in the woods by the lakeside. Also, do not miss Mawsmai Caves, which old rock formations dating back millions of years."

6. Teesta River, Sikkim: Grade 4 rapids on a raft

Teesta River, Sikkim: Grade 4 rapids on a raft
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HolidayIQ Traveller Abhijit Gupta, a HolidayIQ Traveller says, “If you are adventure lover, rafting in the waters of Teesta is suggested. The 13 km rafting experience offers a lot of excitement and adventure.”

7. Jaisalmer: Dune Bashing!

Jaisalmer: Dune Bashing!
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HolidayIQ reviewer Umesh says, "Sam Sand Dunes is the coolest place to be in Jaisalmer. Had an awesome experience in the jeep safari. The driver was very experienced with the roads (ups and downs on sand piles)" If you’re in love with the great outdoors, you will undoubtedly succumb to the charms of dune bashing in Jaisalmer."

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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