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10 must-have travel experiences in India  

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India is a traveler’s dream destination! Everywhere you turn, there are novel experiences that fascinate your soul. Now that we are already nearing the end of the year, we wish to get that elusive opportunity amid the pandemic to explore more, but unfortunately, it was not meant to be!

There are so many travel milestones that we were not able to achieve, but our nation is vast and stunningly beautiful, so for the passionate travel enthusiasts who are planning to wander once again, here is a list of obscure travel experiences that you must have in India.

Experience a stay in an Igloo 


Chances are that you must have visited the beautiful town of Manali in Himachal which is a famous tourist spot and a bucket list favorite too! But very few people know about the Sethan village that gets blanketed by snow every winter. Receiving over seven feet of snowfall, the place becomes a winter wonderland where one can experience living in an igloo!

Experience an ocean and a river together! 

Maravanthe beach, Karnataka

Maravanthe beach and village in the state of Karnataka witness this amazing phenomenon, which turns out to be a special treat for road trip enthusiasts. Experience the thrill of a road trip driving between a vast blue sea on one side and a gurgling river on the other! The Edappally Panvel highway stretches across the Maravanthe beach and makes for an amazingly picturesque drive!

Spice up your meals in Assam with the hottest chilli! 

Bhut Jolokia

The North East is known for its gorgeous landscapes, great culture, delicious cuisine, and warm people. Now you get the chance to explore its hottest chilli called the Bhut Jolokia, or the ‘ghost chilli’ or the Naga Jolokia after the bold and brave warriors of Nagaland. This chilli has attained the title of being the hottest in India and is said to be 400 times hotter than Tobasco sauce! If you dare to challenge your taste buds, you know where to go for your next trip!

Witness the antics of the elusive snow leopard

Snow Leopard

The Spiti valley is on everyone’s bucket list! This cold desert mountain land has evoked so many emotions in the hearts of travelers and getting to see the snow leopard in its full glory across the mountain land offers an otherworldly charm! Many snow leopard spotting expeditions require one or infinite attempts to spot one! 

Experience living in a 12th-century fort

Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan

Discover unimaginable views from Jaisalmer Fort in Rajasthan. Dating back to 1156 AD, the fort is among the few forts in the world that are still thriving. Brimming with so many locals living here along with several hotels and hostels, it’s a gigantic fort that gives you a glimpse of just how regal the life of royals was here! Do check it out on your next Indian visit. 

Reverse flowing waterfalls! 


Waterfalls are beautiful, aren’t they? The cool breeze, the wind, and the gush of water give you an adrenaline rush. But have we told you that you can experience reverse flowing waterfalls in India? Sounds unbelievable? Well, visit Maharashtra’s Naneghat (just 3 hours away from Mumbai) and witness this stunning phenomenon where you see the cascading waterfalls zooming upwards! This happens during the monsoon season when heavy rainfall coupled with the speed and pressure of water sends the water zooming upward! You need to see it to believe it!

Dare to eat the Rajasthani Thali?

Rajasthani Thali

Are you a foodie? Do you like trying various cuisines? Are you on the lookout to try out diverse cuisines when on a trip? Then a trip to Jaipur, Rajasthan will offer you a variety of dishes in one Thali (platter) that will offer you a gourmet experience like no other. With over ten varieties of curries and vegetable preparations, bread, and sweetmeats, this thali is your way to attaining culinary nirvana! 

Witness live exorcism! 

Mehandipur Balaji Temple



So many of us love horror movies and supernatural thrillers as this genre piques our interest like no other! India is a magnificent country that has its own share of fantastic lore and tales and supernatural beliefs! Mehendipur Balaji Temple in the Dausa district of Rajasthan is flocked by tourists and devotees who wish to get a glimpse of the possessions and exorcisms that take place here. If you are planning a visit, make sure you prepare yourself for the most bizarre sights! 

Fulfill the childhood dream of staying in a treehouse!

The state of Himachal Pradesh is packed with surprises and amazing tourist fun! If you have always dreamt of living in a treehouse flanked by the jungle and wildlife, it’s time to make it a reality in the Tirthan Valley at a place called Jibhi. Book a room at The Hidden Burrow in Jibhi and cozy up in your treehouse with a cuppa as you soak up the pristine views.

Star gazing at the Nako Village

Nako Village Stargazing

If you are a compulsive stargazer and often wish to get away from city pollution and head to the hills to view the clear skies, then the Nako Village in Spiti Valley should be on your bucket list. Here you do not just get to see the regular stars in the incredibly clear skies, but also see the entire Milky Way and other planets! Away from smog and too many lights, the place offers a magical experience.

So, are you prepared now for your next travels? Are you ready to traverse through the gorgeous landscapes of India to tick off all these from your bucket lists? Then connect with HI Tours for your customized travel packages. Maravanthe beach

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