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Unique places to visit this long weekend

HolidayIQ.com logo HolidayIQ.com 26-08-2016

India has no dearth of things to do! HolidayIQ Travellers have curated a list of things you can do this upcoming long weekend.

1. Visit Chitkul - The Last Village On The Indian-Tibetan Border

Visit Chitkul - The Last Village On The Indian-Tibetan Border: HolidayIQ Traveller Sudhir Kalra shares, “Last village on the Indian-Tibet side of the border, which is accessible by road. Nothing but pure nature in its glory! It is a very small village with hardly any people around, and their livelihood depends on tourism. There are also patches of lands for cultivation. There are good streams of water all around.” - 6 Reviews, 2 Sightseeings © wikimedia.org HolidayIQ Traveller Sudhir Kalra shares, “Last village on the Indian-Tibet side of the border, which is accessible by road. Nothing but pure nature in its glory! It is a very small village with hardly any people around, and their livelihood depends on tourism. There are also patches of lands for cultivation. There are good streams of water all around.” - 6 Reviews, 2 Sightseeings

HolidayIQ Traveller Sudhir Kalra shares, “This is the last village on the Indian-Tibet side of the border, which is accessible by road. It is nothing but pure nature in its glory. It is a very small village with hardly any people around, and their livelihood depends on tourism. There are also patches of lands for cultivation and good streams of water all around.” 

2. Travel To One Of The Highest Villages In The World - Kibber

Travel To One Of The Highest Villages In The World - Kibber: HolidayIQ Traveller Dipan Dutta shares, “From Kaza, you can go to Kibber, one of the highest village on earth and Key Monastery. At an altitude of about 14000 ft, Kibber village is mesmerising land inhabited by few locals within a gorgeous naturescape that paints a perfect imagery of rough-hewn brown and white texture." - 6 Reviews, 15 Sightseeings © wikimedia.org HolidayIQ Traveller Dipan Dutta shares, “From Kaza, you can go to Kibber, one of the highest village on earth and Key Monastery. At an altitude of about 14000 ft, Kibber village is mesmerising land inhabited by few locals within a gorgeous naturescape that paints a perfect imagery of rough-hewn brown and white texture." - 6 Reviews, 15 Sightseeings

HolidayIQ Traveller Dipan Dutta shares, “From Kaza, you can go to Kibber, one of the highest village on earth and Key Monastery. Located at an altitude of about 14000 ft, Kibber village is mesmerising land inhabited by very few locals, within a gorgeous naturescape that paints a perfect imagery of rough-hewn brown and white texture." 

3. A Village With No Hotels - Zuluk

A Village With No Hotels - Zuluk: HolidayIQ Traveller Avijit Maji shares, “An excellent trip. The lovely Zuluk Loop, Gnathang Valley, Padamchen, Kupup Memencho Lake, the Silk Route bends, Kanchenjunga at Thambi, snowfall on the road, old & new Baba Mandir, Sherathang, Tsomgo (Changu) Lake are must-visits.” - 101 Reviews, 22 Sightseeings © holidayiq.com HolidayIQ Traveller Avijit Maji shares, “An excellent trip. The lovely Zuluk Loop, Gnathang Valley, Padamchen, Kupup Memencho Lake, the Silk Route bends, Kanchenjunga at Thambi, snowfall on the road, old & new Baba Mandir, Sherathang, Tsomgo (Changu) Lake are must-visits.” - 101 Reviews, 22 Sightseeings

HolidayIQ Traveller Avijit Maji shares, “Zuluk has no hotels, but is a very beautiful destination. Some of the must visit places here are: the Zuluk Loop, Gnathang Valley, Padamchen, Kupup Memencho Lake, the Silk Route bends, Kanchenjunga at Thambi, old & new Baba Mandir, Sherathang and Tsomgo (Changu) Lake." 

4. Go Snow Leopard Spotting In Kashmir

Go Snow Leopard Spotting In Kashmir: HolidayIQ Traveller Menino Henriques shares, “The snow leopard comes down to hunt the mountain goats and other animals that come to a lower altitude for grazing. We were very lucky indeed to have spotted three snow leopards on our trip as I have heard stories of people staying up in the mountains for months before they can spot a snow leopard.” - 9 Reviews, 50 Sightseeings © tourmyindia.com HolidayIQ Traveller Menino Henriques shares, “The snow leopard comes down to hunt the mountain goats and other animals that come to a lower altitude for grazing. We were very lucky indeed to have spotted three snow leopards on our trip as I have heard stories of people staying up in the mountains for months before they can spot a snow leopard.” - 9 Reviews, 50 Sightseeings

HolidayIQ Traveller Menino Henriques shares, “The snow leopard comes down to hunt the mountain goats and other animals that come to a lower altitude for grazing here. If you are lucky, you can spot snow leopards on your trip."

5. Experience Bamboo Rafting In Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Experience Bamboo Rafting In Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary: HolidayIQ Traveller Lakshmi R shares, “Thekkady is a lovely place to visit. It has its own unique natural scenic beauty. It is rich in flora and fauna. Never miss a chance of boating in Periyar Lake. There you have an opportunity to see and film the wildlife while they are in their natural habitat. Other than scenic beauty in Thekkady you can do various adventurous tourism like trekking, wildlife train, bamboo rafting, border hiking and rock climbing.” - 9 Reviews © cochinblogger.wordpress.com HolidayIQ Traveller Lakshmi R shares, “Thekkady is a lovely place to visit. It has its own unique natural scenic beauty. It is rich in flora and fauna. Never miss a chance of boating in Periyar Lake. There you have an opportunity to see and film the wildlife while they are in their natural habitat. Other than scenic beauty in Thekkady you can do various adventurous tourism like trekking, wildlife train, bamboo rafting, border hiking and rock climbing.” - 9 Reviews

HolidayIQ Traveller Lakshmi R shares, “Thekkady is a lovely place to visit. It has its own unique natural scenic beauty. It is rich in flora and fauna. You must try boating in Periyar Lake. Other than scenic beauty in Thekkady you can also experience various adventures like trekking, wildlife train, bamboo rafting, border hiking and rock climbing.” 

6. Try Your Hand At Rock Climbing In Sangla

Try Your Hand At Rock Climbing In Sangla: HolidayIQ Traveller Vibhor Parikh from Ahmedabad shares, “Special about the destination is its location i.e mountains, valleys, snow, river etc. One can feel like you're in heaven. One who are nature lovers will definitely like this destination. Places like hatu peak, batseri river and chitkul were very good. We did river crossing, rock climbing, trekking etc.” - 14 Reviews, 7 Sightseeings © adventureactivities.co.in HolidayIQ Traveller Vibhor Parikh from Ahmedabad shares, “Special about the destination is its location i.e mountains, valleys, snow, river etc. One can feel like you're in heaven. One who are nature lovers will definitely like this destination. Places like hatu peak, batseri river and chitkul were very good. We did river crossing, rock climbing, trekking etc.” - 14 Reviews, 7 Sightseeings

HolidayIQ Traveller Vibhor Parikh from Ahmedabad shares, “The most unique thing abour Sangla are its mountains, valleys, snow and rivers. This destination is a must visit for all nature lovers. Places like Hatu peak, Batseri river and Chitkul are also very good."

7. Hire A Bike To Explore Rann Of Kutch

Hire A Bike To Explore Rann Of Kutch: HolidayIQ Traveller Deepak Nayak from Bangalore shares, “ We hired a bike from MX autos near Bhuj bus stand. Riding through the desert was an experience of a lifetime. We covered Kala Dungar first and reached White Rann at the sunset. It’s always advisable to visit Rann in the sunset else there is no fun. Next day we explored Mandvi in bike. Just hire a bike and explore Kutch.” - 6 Reviews © indiabackpackmotorbike.com HolidayIQ Traveller Deepak Nayak from Bangalore shares, “ We hired a bike from MX autos near Bhuj bus stand. Riding through the desert was an experience of a lifetime. We covered Kala Dungar first and reached White Rann at the sunset. It’s always advisable to visit Rann in the sunset else there is no fun. Next day we explored Mandvi in bike. Just hire a bike and explore Kutch.” - 6 Reviews

HolidayIQ Traveller Deepak Nayak from Bangalore shares, “Riding through the desert is an experience of a lifetime. We covered Kala Dungar first and reached White Rann at the sunset. It’s always advisable to visit Rann in the sunset, or else there is no fun." 

8. Go Glacier Trekking To Gaumukh

Go Glacier Trekking To Gaumukh: HolidayIQ Traveller A.S. shares, “This is where the Ganges River originates and it is called Bhagirathi in that region. We began our 19 km-long trek from Gangotri and by the evening, we managed to reach a place called Chirwasa - its place at Bhagirathi Valley. During the night, it got really cold and we could see some of the most reputed peaks of the country - Gangotri 1, 2, 3 and Bhagirathi 1, 2, 3 and icing of the cake, glowing like a crown, was the Shivling Peak. Next day, we started early morning to reach Gaumukh. On the way, we experienced a 500 metre-long landslide prone area where we had to run and cross missing the falling stones. Finally, in a few hours, we reached Gangotri. Trust me guys, I have never seen something so beautiful. This time we were not seeing a mountain covered with ice; this time it was mountain of ice and my first-ever glacier experience - it was simply jaw-dropping beauty.That feeling of seeing origin of India's longest river. Like everyone else even I got a bottle of pure Ganga water home. Worth every step we took in 19km long trek. Life time opportunity.” - 3 Reviews © himalayamasala.com HolidayIQ Traveller A.S. shares, “This is where the Ganges River originates and it is called Bhagirathi in that region. We began our 19 km-long trek from Gangotri and by the evening, we managed to reach a place called Chirwasa - its place at Bhagirathi Valley. During the night, it got really cold and we could see some of the most reputed peaks of the country - Gangotri 1, 2, 3 and Bhagirathi 1, 2, 3 and icing of the cake, glowing like a crown, was the Shivling Peak. Next day, we started early morning to reach Gaumukh. On the way, we experienced a 500 metre-long landslide prone area where we had to run and cross missing the falling stones. Finally, in a few hours, we reached Gangotri. Trust me guys, I have never seen something so beautiful. This time we were not seeing a mountain covered with ice; this time it was mountain of ice and my first-ever glacier experience - it was simply jaw-dropping beauty.That feeling of seeing origin of India's longest river. Like everyone else even I got a bottle of pure Ganga water home. Worth every step we took in 19km long trek. Life time opportunity.” - 3 Reviews

HolidayIQ Traveller A.S. shares, “This is where the river Ganges originates and it is called Bhagirathi in this region. We began our 19 km-long trek from Gangotri and by the evening, we managed to reach a place called Chirwasa. During the night, it got really cold and we could see some of the most reputed peaks of the country - Gangotri 1, 2, 3 and Bhagirathi 1, 2, 3 and icing of the cake, glowing like a crown, was the Shivling Peak. Next day, we started early morning to reach Gaumukh. On the way, we experienced a 500 metre-long landslide prone area, where we had to run and cross missing the falling stones. Finally, in a few hours, we reached Gangotri. Trust me, I have never seen something so beautiful. This time we were not seeing a mountain covered with ice; this time it was mountain of ice and my first-ever glacier experience - it was simply jaw-dropping beauty."

9. Relax With A Drink At Palolem Beach

Relax With A Drink At Palolem Beach: HolidayIQ Traveller Salma S shares, “Palolem is a laid back calm and serene beach in southern Goa, which is very different from the other beaches with calm waves away from the hustle bustle of the city. Also no interference from any kind of commercial water sports like motor boats,jet ski etc. People are really hospitable and night life is decent enough to enjoy. Most of the crowd is foreigner's and the beach is very clean. I would say your journey to Goa is not complete without visiting Palolem beach. “ - 88 Reviews, 5 Sightseeings © toimg.net HolidayIQ Traveller Salma S shares, “Palolem is a laid back calm and serene beach in southern Goa, which is very different from the other beaches with calm waves away from the hustle bustle of the city. Also no interference from any kind of commercial water sports like motor boats,jet ski etc. People are really hospitable and night life is decent enough to enjoy. Most of the crowd is foreigner's and the beach is very clean. I would say your journey to Goa is not complete without visiting Palolem beach. “ - 88 Reviews, 5 Sightseeings

HolidayIQ Traveller Salma S shares, “Palolem is a laid back calm and serene beach in southern Goa, which is very different from the other beaches with calm waves away from the hustle bustle of the city. Also no interference from any kind of commercial water sports like motor boats,jet ski etc. People are really hospitable and night life is decent enough to enjoy. I would say your journey to Goa is not complete without visiting Palolem beach."

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Birds just flying over the Pushkar lake in Rajasthan. Stunning India in black & white

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