More than just fun and relaxation, a big part of vacationing is to meet new people and enjoy the overall experience. People are always looking for newer and more exciting adventures but usually end up doing similar or same things. If you're tired of countless shopping trips, endless lines to enter museums and galleries or even exhausted from all the city tours every time you're on holiday, it's time to opt for something different. Here are some ideas that might spark an urge to try your hand at a very different type of travel.
Monesteries in Leh - Ladakh is beautiful. It's one of our scenic pristine stunning tourist spots in the country. Instead of just visiting and seeing the temples, you could actually help work to rebuild some of the stupas and even help with their daily chores. For visitors who want to experience how the people live and what life in Ladakh is all about this is an opportunity that will give you great insight. Not only are such gestures welcome, but monasteries even offer free food and accommodation for such visiting helpers. It's like they say, no good deed goes unpunished.
Learn to dive in Lakshadweep - India's only coral islands is a hot spot for water babies and adventure junkies. Holidays spend under water learning how to dive and enjoying the ocean can be awe-inspiring and incredibly relaxing. There are various packages available for inexperienced divers as well as experienced ones. The island gets you away from the regular hustle bustle and allows you to surrender yourself to the ocean and let her showcase some of her treasures. No matter how many dives you do, you will never tire of exploring what lies beneath the sea.
Safari tour in Kanha - When you think Safari the first thing you think of is Africa. Most people think that is the only country for safaris and find it unimaginable to go on one within our own country. That would be their loss. India has some great wild life sanctuaries with excellent facilities to go on a Safari and Kanha National Park is one of them. You can spend hours in an open air jeep zipping around this immaculately well maintained natural park watching an array of animals from elephants, wild boar, sloth bear, hyenas, deer and even the elusive tigers. For nature lovers and the traveller looking for a change of pace this is a much better alternative than lugging around shopping bags from one mall to another.
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