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Find Peace in Dharamshala or Thrill in Kullu. 6 Ways to Make This May Exciting!

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The heat is getting unbearable by the day, you can either choose to spend time chilling in the AC or get inspired and do these fun things. The choice is entirely yours.

Find Peace in Dharamshala or Thrill in Kullu. 6 Ways to Make This May Exciting!:

  1. Udechee Huts, Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh)
  2. Himalayan Trout House, Gushaini
  3. Hotel Shailraj, Kullu (Himachal Pradesh)
  4. Hotel Stendel, Nubra Valley (Jammu & Kashmir)
  5. Kali Adventure Camp, Dandeli (Karnataka)
  6. Hotel Dhanshree, Aurangabad (Maharashtra)

1. Embrace the Indo-Tibetan culture in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

Embrace the Indo-Tibetan culture in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradeshsource: dalailama.com

Dharamshala, nestled in the lofty Himalayan mountains is rich in Tibetan and Buddhist culture. Generally the temperature remains in the low 20s which makes it a good option for summer. You can visit the historic village of Garli-Pragpur, try paragliding in Bir and Billing. 

Sameer Borbhuiyan from Kolkata talks his enriching experience of staying at Udechee Huts. He says: “This resort gives you the best view you can ever get in a resort. The hotel is situated 3 kms above McLeodganj, in a remote village called Naddi.The hotel offers unrestricted amazing view of the whole of Dhaula Dhar range as the resort is situated on the side of a valley. The rooms were cozy, spacious, well heated and offer excellent service and food.”

Here is all you need to know about Dharamshala! 

2. Cast your line and relax with a beer In Gushaini, Himachal Pradesh

Cast your line and relax with a beer In Gushaini, Himachal Pradeshsource: colorsnspirits.com

Famous for its trout fishing, Gushain is popularly known as a Trout Country. Insulated within the Kullu Valley, the town is renowned for its beautiful landscape and view of the Himalayan peaks and laid back and helpful nature of the locals.

Arun Sudheendran from Mumbai talks about his wonderful stay at the Himalayan Trout House. He says: “The place has a very homely environment and lovely view of Nagini River from the balcony. It feels like a dream location and the quaint looking cottage adds to the feel. The food is simply wonderful and so is the prompt service and excellent host Christopher. You can go trekking to a waterfall nearby or enjoy fly fishing at Nagini.”

Ever seen flying fish? 

3. Raft through the rough beas in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Raft through the rough beas in Kullu, Himachal Pradeshsource: themanaliinn.wordpress.com

In Kullu, river rafting can be enjoyed in the River Beas from Pirdi to Jhiri. This river offers Class 2 and 3 rapids on the 14 km rafting trail, which takes around 2 hours to complete. You can be sure of that adrenalin rush here! 

Ness from Chandigarh talks about amazing stay in the lap of nature at Hotel Shailraj. He says: “An awesomely built new property 10 km after the Aut tunnel. While coming towards Manali. Picturesque location and warm people. Front desk staff and awesome food. It's on very close proximity to the river rafting point, 9 km from Kullu and around 33 km from Manikaran. It's a perfect stopover. An awesome stay!”

Are you into rafting? 

4. Experience a camel ride in Nubra Valley, Ladakh

Experience a camel ride in Nubra Valley, Ladakhsource: wiwigo.com

The contrast of rocks, river, greenery and desert in Nubra valley somehow blend together to mesmerise. There are sand dunes where you could go for a ride on a two-humped Bactrian camel or get dressed up in the traditional Ladakhi costumes and learn to dance a few steps.

Madhu Sharma from Guwahati his stay at Hotel Stendel. He says: “This Hotel is located at Diskit the biggest town in Nubra valley and quite close to Hunder Dunes.The best part which I liked was the quality of food they served at a distant place like Nubra valley.One can enjoy the camel ride at Hunder Dunes the next morning and proceed upto Turtuk-the last village near Pakistan Border where civilians are permitted to go.”

Feel like venturing to the last village bordering Pakistan? 

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5. Enjoy a spin in a coracle In Dandeli, Karnataka

Enjoy a spin in a coracle In Dandeli, Karnatakasource: travel-blog.waytoindia.com

Coracles are local fishing boats that are circular and ideal for navigating the waters of river Kali. It gives a fisheye view of the surrounding while dodging crocodiles and watching birds.No, there is no need to be afraid! 

Vikram Kerkar talks about his stay at Jungle Lodges Kali Wilderness Camp. He says: “Visited Dandeli for an adventure holiday and stayed at Jungle Kali Wilderness Camp. The staff were very friendly. Accommodation and facilities were good as well. The best unique selling point is the activities offered, which include white water rafting on the Kali River, Coracle riding, Kayaking and Jungle safari.”

Get your dose of The Jungle Book right here!

6. Go wildlife spotting in Kaziranga, Assam

Go wildlife spotting in Kaziranga, Assamsource: shikhar.com

Most wildlife reserves shutdown during the monsoon as animals are harder to spot so take advantage of the remainder of the summer and head to Kaziranga. It is famous for the one-horned Rhinos. Spend time near the watering holes as the animals come here to drink water. Try to stay at one of wildlife reserves near the national park.

Ujjal from Delhi shares his stay at the Dhanshree Resort. He says: “The resort is located close to Kaziranga National Park, in the middle of greenery all around. The compound is very spacious, pleasantly designed and decorated with a central pool, gardens, variety of plants, neat pathways and benches."

This will be an experience to remember! 

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