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Go Crazy! 10 Unbelievable Things You Can Do While Travelling

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Don't travel just to check-in or click selfies and show them off to your friends and followers. Indulge in some crazy fun, will ya! HolidayIQ Travellers list 10 things you can do.

Go Crazy! 10 Unbelievable Things You Can Do While Travelling:

  1. Gangtok (Sikkim)
  2. Anjuna Beach (Goa)
  3. Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
  4. Gandikota (Andhra Pradesh)
  5. Kausani (Uttarakhand)
  6. Hampi (Karnataka)
  7. Kumarakom (Kerala)
  8. Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)
  9. Hemis Monastery, Ladakh (Leh) (Jammu & Kashmir)
  10. Pushkar (Rajasthan)

1. Talk to as many strangers ss you can

Talk to as many strangers ss you can
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The whole point of travelling is coming out of your cocoon. Talk to anyone and everyone you come across. Be it autowallahs, bus conductors, ticket checkers, and locals. Ask for advice and new offbeat places that are known only to a select few. 

Ashutosh Gupta from Kolkata : Sikkim is an amazing place, very clean and people are very friendly. One can go for rafting, paragliding, trekking, sightseeing etc. Drive to Nathula pass via Tsangu lake was amazing although roads are not good. Nathula pass freezing and Tsangu lake was so quiet and calm, evenings at MG Marg is very good with lot of eating options.

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2. Do something crazy & come back with great stories

Do something crazy & come back with great stories
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Reinventing yourself is one of the necessities of being a true traveller. Most of us dream about doing something crazy while away from home but for most it remains a thought. This time take the plunge and do something that could lead to some crazy stories.

Shivam Gupta : Anjuna is famous for its crazy trance parties overlooking the beach and for its flea market. The beach itself is not very charming but there are parties/events always going on at some shack or the other. The most famous places here are Curlies, Shiva Valley and UV bar .The sundowner parties at the UV bar are simply fabulous and have great music. 

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3. Learn a local language

Learn a local language
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It's polite to at least begin your encounters and transactions by trying to speak in the language of the place you're visiting. It doesn’t matter how many mistakes you make, the locals would appreciate the effort and offer to help. It’s also a great conversation starter.

Bhanu Pratap : Chennai is the place where I got my first official assignment and my career in my organisation started from there. It is the most memorable town where the Tamil culture exist in its full swing. People from all over the world make this town a multi colours and multi religious. Mix of English-Tamil-Telugu-Hindi- Bengali and Punjabi languages is frequently observed throughout the town.

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4. Go off the tourist circuit

Go off the tourist circuit
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Forget the itinerary and just go talk to locals to get details about the not-so-well-known destinations in the vicinity. Most guidebooks just suggest popular destinations and ignore the offbeat ones.

Arindam : If you are looking to go to an unusual place, consider going to Gandikota. A 13th century fort beside the Penna River, it is surrounded by the Erramala Hills. Surrounded by a deep valley and impassable hills, it has massive boulders of red granite and the River Pennar that flows about 300 ft below on the west and northern sides. There is a lot of architecture, which might interest you. 

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5. Hook-Up with someone completely different from you

Hook-Up with someone completely different from you
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Meeting someone new while travelling is a high like no other. It’s the perfect opportunity for trial-and-error; a chance to do things that are far less appealing than meeting someone new in your city. Considering the experiences, the language, the stories and the cultural understanding that come with it, it's worth a try!

Samriddha Roy : A place of meditative calmness and complete tranquillity, where the Himalayas unravels all its beauty. In the lap of nature enriched with diverse flora and fauna, the palette of Kausani is vibrant with a tint of every hue - the stretched green, the far away blue ranges, just beautiful.

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6. Click as many pictures as you can

Click as many pictures as you can
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Click anything and everything that appeals to you. They will contribute to your memories far more than clicking selfies. Let the pictures be your visual memoir of the trip and you how you associate emotions with every picture that you have clicked.

Mallika Raghavendra : The minute you reach Hampi you are transported to the past and a different era, where time is of no consequence and where all you had to do was to savour the wonder of the moment and get lost in the wonderful monuments and architecture of mysterious Hampi. If you have a very active imagination you can visualize the life of the kings, Maharajas and the people of Hampi long long ago. 


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7. Take your taste buds on a ride

Take your taste buds on a ride
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Don’t crib over unavailability of your favourite cuisine while travelling to a new place. Embrace the change and try some of the best local cuisines that are limited to that particular location. Who knows you might develop a taste for them! 

Patki from Adra : Those who likes seashore must visit kerala. Good food especially fish & rice. We also enjoyed variety of Dosa in breakfast. Roads are smooth. People are polite and cooperative. Local temples are worth visiting. Travelers must take torch, shoes, half pants, cotton dresses, camara during the tour.

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8. Do something that scares you

Do something that scares you
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A true traveller's indulgence is in the experiences a destination has to offer. Let nothing stop you from going all in. If the place has some unique and fun activities to offer, take it head on. Try bungy jumping, sky diving or snorkelling. Don’t let your fear stop you. 

Abhishek Chatterjee : Jumping heights, India's first bungy jump with the height of 83 meters. If you really got guts then you must dive over ramp. It's a lifetime experience which you cannot share the feelings with the people who don't have guts. So don't think just go for it. Dare To Jump.

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9. Live like a monk

Live like a monk
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Living like a hippie is fun as there are no rules that apply to you, just the experience of a free spirit that guides you. It’s much harder to give up all fixations and just cleanse your body and soul of all the impurities that bind us.

Devi Nair : The Hemis monastery is considered the largest and richest monastery in Ladakh. Thangka paintings dating back to the second century & Buddhist statues, the Kalachakra and the Lords of the Four Quarters, idol of Sakyamuni Buddha along with many Buddhist relics are seen at Hemis. 

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10. Be a part of any local festival

Be a part of any local festival
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There is no better way to experience a city’s culture and bond with locals than being a part of their festivals. Every place has its unique set of festivals that reflects its sense of community and traditions that are an extremely fulfilling experience. 

Siddharth Ajmera : Pushkar is a very beautiful city famous mostly for the Brahma Temple. But there's more to it than that. The Rangji Temple, Lord Mahaveer Temple, Pushkar Lake, Savitri temple are great places to visit when you are in pushkar.

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About Curator

HolidayIQ Traveller Snehal Raibole

Snehal Raibole is a wandering wordsmith who loves meeting and sharing travel stories with fellow travellers. Being in perpetual love with beer, bikes, books, rock music and sleeping and on the lookouts for adventures, he lives for the adrenaline. Call him a life junkie if you will. Check out his twitter handle.

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