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The Top Destinations in and Around India for a Memorable Himalayan Adventure

The Top Destinations in and Around India for a Memorable Himalayan Adventure

Tucked away in the lap of nature and surrounded by cinematic beauty, Himalayan destinations in and around India are not just a visual delight, but also the perfect peaceful retreat. A heady mix of picturesque landscapes, unique festivals and myriad attractions, these snowy realms deserve to be on every traveller's bucket list. From the misty hills of Bhutan to the semi-frozen lakes of Sikkim, here are some of the top destinations in India and abroad where you can have a memorable Himalayan adventure! 

Sikkim

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Breathe in the purest air as you explore Sikkim’s natural beauty

 

Sikkim is arguably one of the top destinations in India when it comes to natural beauty. Known for its lakes, monasteries, and lush hills, Sikkim offers a vacation amidst tranquility. Chock-full of scenic spots like Khecheopalri Lake, Rimbi Waterfalls and Changu Lake, Sikkim will fill you with appreciation of the beauty of North-eastern India. A visit to famous attractions such as Rumtek Monastery and Do-Drul Chorten is a must during your Sikkim trip. 

Add these Himalayan adventures to your Sikkim holiday for a memorable time:

  1. Go paragliding in Gangtok
  2. Take a tour to Tsomgo Lake, where you can also go in for a Yak ride
  3. Experience the thrill of rafting in the Teesta river

Have your next adventure in one of the top destinations in India!

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Bhutan

The serene Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is the ideal destination for an unforgettable time with your loved ones. From imposing monuments like the Memorial Chorten and Simtokha Dzong to cultural spots such as the National Museum, Bhutan has plenty to keep everyone busy. A visit to the Punakha Dzong and the National Textile Museum will give you a deeper insight into Bhutanese heritage. 

While in Bhutan, check out these Himalayan experiences that are unique to the destination:

  1. Trek up to Tiger’s Nest monastery, located on a clifftop above verdant forests
  2. Enjoy a Hot Stone Bath to relax and rejuvenate 
  3. Go mountain-biking through the hills

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Himachal Pradesh

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Enjoy paragliding in the breath-taking landscapes of Himachal

 

A great detox from noisy and crowded cities, a trip to quaint and calm Himachal is the ideal Himalayan travel story. Most visitors start by visiting the most popular hill stations in Himachal like Shimla and Manali. A trip to Manali’s Hadimba Devi temple, the Manikaran Gurudwara and Dalai Lama Temple in Dharamshala is all you need to reconnect with your soul. Beyond the cinematic landscapes, Himachal is also home to adrenaline-pumping activities such as paragliding, rafting, camping, trekking etc. Triund, Tosh Valley and Hampta Pass are some of the popular places in Himachal for a Himalayan trek. 

Here are some top-rated Himalayan adventures that you can enjoy on a Himachal trip:

  1. Experience river-crossing and hiking in Manali
  2. Try paragliding at Bir-Billing in Kangra
  3. Go on a bike ride through the Himalayas!

Enjoy your holiday in Himachal!

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Nepal

Home to stunning temples, national parks and immense natural beauty, Nepal holds out the promise of a dreamy vacation. While in Nepal, take a trip to the ancient Swayambhunath Stupa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An adventurous Elephant safari in Chitwan National Park will show you the variety of animal and bird life here. Don’t miss out on the picturesque landscapes of Pokhara and a stroll by the serene Phewa Lake. 

Pick your Himalayan adventure in Nepal from these suggestions:

  1. Take the plunge – literally – and go bungee jumping
  2. Enjoy the Everest Mountain Flight experience
  3. If you are a water lover, try waterfall canyoning near Pokhara!

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Uttarakhand

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Feel the thrill gushing through your body while river-rafting in Rishikesh

 

Searching for the top Himalayan destination in India that is perfect for a solo adventure getaway or even a fun weekend trip? Just head to Uttarakhand, the land of beauty and adventure. From the many lakes around Nainital and the pristine beauty of Mussoorie, to the jungles of Corbett and the riverside of Rishikesh, this Himalayan destination will leave you awestruck. Adventure lovers will be ecstatic at the wide variety of thrilling activities that are available for travellers in Uttarakhand! 

  1. We recommend these Himalayan adventures while you are in Uttarakhand:
  2. Try skiing in Auli if you are visiting in winter
  3. Go rafting in Shivpuri 
  4. Try your hand at zip-lining at Nainital, Mussoorie or Rishikesh 

So, pack your bags and set off on your adventures!

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Read More: Chadar Trek & Snow Leopard Trek 2020 – a First Timer’s Guide to Ladakh’s Famous Winter Treks

Kashmir

Known as the ‘Paradise on Earth’, Kashmir is undoubtedly one of the top destinations in India that will make you fall head over heels in love with its charm and beauty. A trip to the beautiful Dal Lake is a must in your itinerary, along with a ride on a Shikara, the traditional wooden boat. The Mughal Gardens like Nishat Bagh and Shalimar Garden are the perfect spots to spend some quiet time in nature. Other must-visit places for your trip to Kashmir are the Awantipura Ruins and Gulmarg’s Gondola Point. 

You must include some of these Himalayan adventures in Kashmir for a truly remarkable trip:

  1. Take a thrilling rafting trip in Pahalgam or Sonmarg
  2. Make an excursion to Sanasar for paragliding and hot-air ballooning
  3. Improve your skiing skills in Gulmarg!
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