50 less traveled places to discover India!
A nice article came up on thrillophilia.com (PDF version) with 50 places to visit in India – in “less travelled” places. I am half the way down the list and got good new ideas for next year trips (in bold)!!
1. Camping in The Arid Desert of Rajasthan
2. Eat at Chokhi Dhani and Take an Elephant Safari in Jaipur (Rajasthan) – Done!
3. Rajasthan Trip on Bullet bike
4. Jodhpur to Jaisalmer on Truck/Tractor trip (Rajasthan)
5. Experience Sunburn in Goa – Done!
6. Trek to Markha Valley (Ladakh) – Done!
7. Experience Rann of Kutch and Gir Forest (Gujarat) – Done!
8. Boat Trip to Andaman & Scuba diving – Done!
9. Sikkim Sightseeing Trip – Done!
10. Kolkata Trip – Done!
11. Sunderbans Boat Ride (West Bengal) – Done!
12. Munnar, Periyar and Thekkady wildlife Trip (Kerala)
13. Rafting and Camping in Rishikesh – Done!
14. Orissa Konark Temple – Done!
15. Go to Gokarna and Do Nothing (Karnataka) – Done!
16. Visit Coorg, Scotland of India (Karnataka) – Done!
17. Visit Temples and Boulders at Hampi (Karnataka) – Done!
18. Dasara in Mysore (Karnataka) – Done!
19. Experience Local Trains, Mumbai – Done!
20. Visit Varanasi to Experience Chaos (Uttar Pradesh) – Done!
21. Yak Safari in Ladakh – Done!
22. Wildlife Adventure Trip at Corbett (Uttarakhand) or tiger spotting in Kanha (Madhya Pradesh) – Done!
23. Travel in a Toy Train (Darjeeling, Matheran, Ooty and Shimla) – Done!
24. Spiti Valley Trip (Himachal Pradesh) – Done!
25. Dhuandhar Falls, Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh)
26. Sandakphu Trek (West Bengal)
27. Trek to Dudhsagar Falls (Goa)
28. Experience Konkan Railways (Maharashtra to Goa)
29. Bombay to Goa road Trips
30. Vaishno Devi Temple (Jammu and Kashmir)
31. Roopkund Trek, Himalayas
32. Trek to Kudremukh (Karnataka)
33. Drive Through Forest of Bandipur (Karnataka)
34. Trek to Valley of Flowers (Uttarakhand) – between mid-July and mid-August
35. Skiing in Auli (Uttarakhand) or Gulmarg (Jammu)
36. Paragliding in Solang (Himachal Pradesh)
37. Visit Golden Temple in Amritsar & Wagah Border (Amritsar, Punjab)
38. Cycling in Nilgiris, Ooty (Tamil Nadu) – Done! With blue flowers that blossom every 12 years (August-September 2014 in Munnar (Kerala)!)
39. Backpack Across Northeast & Visit Cherrapunji, Tread on Living Root Bridges (Meghalaya)
40. Manali to Leh on Bike
41. Srinagar to Leh Bus/Truck Ride
42. Holi at Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh)
43. Road trip in Maheshwar region (Madhya Pradesh) – Done!
44. Kumbha Mela in Haridwar (Uttarakhand) or any of the other 3 holy places – Done!
45. Elephant Safari in Kaziranga national park (with Rhinoceros) and trip to Majuli islands (Assam) – Done!
46. Helicopter ride from Gangtok (Sikkim) to Bagdogra Airport (West Bengal) – Done!
47. Visit a haveli in Shekhawati region (Rajasthan) – Done!
48. Houseboat on Dal Lake (Srinagar, Jammu)
49. Trek and stay in Shakti Lekti 360 (Kumaon village, Uttarakhand)
50. Hot air ballooning in Pushkar during the camel fair (Rajasthan) in November
Bonus: rat temple (Karni Mata near Bikaner, Rajasthan) (done!); snake temple (Mannarasala, Kerala).