What to Do in India: 16 Unique Travel Destinations

If you want to sightsee India, there are so many exotic places to see and explore, where you can indulge in adventure and outdoor activities. These locations offer something special, unique, and different, giving an experience like none other. You will take with you the memories of an amazing time spent.

What to Do in India: 16 Unique Travel Destinations

Look into these 16 unique travel destinations across India and find out which ones you want to enjoy:

1. Kayaking at Havelock Island – If you’ve been searching for a fabulous kayaking experience, come to this island, which abounds in wild forests and deep lagoons. Enjoy this sport in the island's pristine mangrove forests, else do it at night when you can enjoy the beauty of bioluminescence, which is a light emitted by phytoplankton.

2. See The Frozen Lake In North Sikkim - This lake lies at an altitude of 17800ft, between two lofty peaks, and is called Canggu Lake. It is situated some 40 km from Sikkim’s capital city Gangtok and remains frozen throughout the year. Guru Nanak famously tapped the ice layer of this lake and said that whoever drinks water on this lake will gain strength and virility.

3. Surfing in Pondicherry – Surfing can be very exciting here on Banyan Beach as the sea waves are wonderful, rising about 12 feet in the months between June and January. They beckon people from beginners to advanced levels to enjoy the waters. Those who want to learn the sport can check out the Mother Ocean Surf School and the Kallialay Surf School for classes.

4. Tree-house stays at Jibhi, Tirthan Valley – Book into a cozy stay at a tree house here and enjoy panoramic views of beautiful forests, mountains, and valleys. The tree house is made on tree branches, can accommodate four people, and has mini-cabin-like interiors and structures. Get into nature walks, bird watching, bonfires, check out local dishes in restaurants, and get into the cafes to enjoy beverages.

5. A Houseboat Cruise In Kerala – You get to enjoy some of the most scenic Alleppey and Kumarakom's backwaters like paddy fields, coconut fringed areas, etc on the houseboats. They are very sophisticated on the inside with beautiful bedrooms, modern baths, lovely living rooms, a kitchen, and also a balcony for views. Usually powered by a 40-hp engine, you can also find boats that are driven by the locals. In some cases, houseboats can be joined together to accommodate more tourists converting them into boat trains.

6. Farmstay in Leh – It is a wonderful experience as you get to stay inside a farmhouse that has modern interiors, from where you can enjoy breathtakingly beautiful mountain views and valley scenes. Enjoy the typical Tibetan interiors and indulge in farm activities with the host, which can be very refreshing. Local food is cooked and served, else you can make it in the kitchen. go on various adventure activities open to tourists and visit local attractions to enjoy the place even further.

7.  See the Reverse Waterfall At Naneghat, Maharashtra – This waterfall is not like the regular waterfall because it flows upwards which is really amazing.  It is just three hour drive from Mumbai city, located in a place called Naneghat.  The reason for this strange phenomenon is the strong winds that blow so strongly that the waters go in a reverse direction.  However, to see this, it is important to visit the place during monsoon when the winds are at their strongest.

8. Igloo Stays in Sethan Village, Himachal Pradesh – These beautiful cold and snow stay offer an arctic experience. While the surroundings can be chilly due to the temperature dropping to 0 to minus 10 degrees centigrade, inside the igloo can be slightly warm due to heat getting trapped inside it. Enjoy activities like skiing, snowman making, snowboarding, and much more. Arrangements are also made for a group bonfire in the evening.

9. See Snow Leopards in Kibber, Spiti Valley – It’s an amazing experience to watch real, grown snow leopards in Spiti valley.  They are also called ghosts of the mountains as their colors and shape make them hard to see in the snowy wilderness. Those endangered species can be seen when it comes down to the lower reaches of the snowy mountains when the snowfall becomes very harsh.

10. Experience The Milky Way At Nako, Kinnaur – Nako is a remote village located right before the entrance of Spiti valley. Here you can get some of the most breathtaking views of Himachal Pradesh’s highest peaks. It is also the best place to see the Milky Way galaxy between April and July as it is situated at an altitude of 12,014ft. It’s just the place to come for spotting stars, galaxies, and planets.

11. Scuba-Diving In The Andaman Islands – Enjoy the beauty of the water world by scuba diving in the Andaman Islands waters. Here you can see exotic fishes, coral gardens, sandy bottoms, and steep walls. The visibility in the waters goes up to 130ft.  It is best for diving between the months of November and April, although at any time of the year you can indulge in it.

12. Get Stunned By The World's Spiciest Chili In Assam – The Bhut Jolokia is the spiciest chili in the world and its hotness is measured as 1,001,304 heat units so you can imagine what dishes with it would taste like. This chilly is twice hotter than the Red Savina which is 577,000 heat units.  It is grown in Assam and also in Nagaland, Manipur, and Arunachal Pradesh and is used in meal preparations in these places.

13. Stay Like Royals At Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan – inside this majestic fort is a hotel where you can live like the royals. Enjoy walking through this massive structure and take in the beautiful architecture which is a blend of Mughal and Rajput styles.

14. Learn about the head-hunter tribe in Mon, Nagaland – Meeting members of Nagaland’s Konyak Tribe is indeed a fascinating experience. They are known for their headhunting tradition, which they follow because it is a symbol of their courage and authority. They are the largest of the 17 tribes that have been officially recognized in this state.  Members of this tribe wear colorful beaded jewelry, and intricately woven shawls, and look very unique.

15. Spot Space-Ship At Chandratal, Spiti Valley – Chandratal is a lake in Lahaul-Spiti district situated at an elevation of 15,000 ft and is steeped in mythology. It is indeed a beautiful place to explore but you might suddenly come across a UFO here as it was reported by scientists who were doing research on the Chandra basin glacier.

16.  A Road Trip Between A River And An Ocean In Kundapura, Karnataka – Close to Kundapura town, the National Highway 176 becomes a divider between River Souparnika on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other side offering an amazing view.  Driving on this road is a magical experience and you can enjoy Maravanthe Beach.  This spectacular combination of sea and river on either side of the road cannot be found anywhere else in the country.

You can visit any of these beautiful locations by first arriving in Mumbai and then flying locally from Mumbai to the required local destination. Flights arrive in Mumbai from destinations across the globe, a key one being Dubai. 
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