Life is not meant to be lived in one place. Travel as much as you can, as far as you can & as long as you can. And the best time to do this is in your 20s. When you are free to dream & discover & explore & most importantly, you are independent. India is full of marvelous destinations & most of them should be visited before your thirties! So, pack your bags & move your ass, right now!
1. Camp out in the Thar Desert.
Your 20’s are the best time to cut loose and take a walk on the adventurous side. Step out of your comfort zone, say goodbye to hotel rooms and stay in the dunes of Thar desert.
2. Go river rafting in Rishikesh.
This is the adventure sport for the masses. Even if you haven’t done it before, with a short briefing from some friendly rafting instructors, you’ll be taking on the rapids of the Ganga in no time!
3. Backpack across the North-East.
First, it’s budget friendly. Second, backpacking is the best way to experience the mesmerizing sights of the Seven Sisters. Third, get out there. Now.
4. Start off on a trek to Dudhsagar Falls.
Instead of taking the normal route to Dudhsagar Falls, how about trekking up to it? This trail brings along some exciting adventures which you should definitely try before you’re 30 and out of air.
5. Take a drive through the forests of Bandipur.
Bandipur is a Tiger Reserve in Mysore, Karnataka. The best part about it is that you can hire a jeep to take you through the preserve and chances of Tiger sightings are really high!
6. Tread on the Living Root Bridges of Mawlynnong.
Yes, these bridges are actually made out of living roots branching out from gigantic trees. They are quite a sight to behold!
7. Cycle through the Nilgiris.
Push the boundaries of your fitness levels and cycle along fellow enthusiasts for around eight days in the month of December.
8. Go party at the Sunburn Festival in Goa
Under the open skies amidst the scenic surroundings of Candolim Beach, grove endlessly to heart-thumping music along with thousands of young people from across the globe.
9. Ride a bike from Manali to Leh.
The journey is a paradise for true blue bikers. Offering one of the best routes to ride in the world, this majestic highway stretches for over 475 Km.
10. Go catch the Aero show in Bangalore.
27 countries bring the best of aerospace technology in the world to Yelahanka, Bangalore. What’s more, they show it off for everyone to go “Woah!” at. The aerobatics are a must watch!
11. Experience the Rann of Kutch.
If you want solitude and peace, then head on over to the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat. It’s a white desert. A white. Desert.
12. Go scuba diving in the Andamans.
With its silver sands and clear, turquoise waters, the Andamans are heaven for water babies. Go for a scuba tour & swim along the vibrant fish & corals.
13. Take a trip to Corbett National Park
As far as Wildlife Sanctuaries go, Corbett is like training wheels. And since it’s just a day away from Delhi, it is a must visit destination to get away from all the hustle & bustle of the city.
14. Catch the Beating Retreat at Wagah Border.
Get a dose of patriotism and attend the “Lowering Of The Flags” Ceremony at the Wagah Border, which is on the only road crossing the border of Punjab and Pakistan. Celebrate the extravagant ceremony that occurs here every day before the sun sets.
15. Go to Gokarna & do nothing!
Relax on the lazy beaches, take in the scenery and pristine waters and enjoy yourself by doing just about nothing.
16. Visit Coorg, the Scotland of India.
It’s called the Scotland of India for a reason. You’ll be greeted with vast green stretches and scenic vistas everywhere you look.
17. Visit the temple & boulders of Hampi.
Visit the ancient temples in Hampi! Marvel at the architecture and intricate stone carvings that tell a thousand stories.
18. Take a boat ride in the Sunderbans.
A 300 year old temple, a crocodile’s den, the largest mangrove eco-system in the world, and you still want more reasons to get yourself to the Sunderbans?
19. Go for a Yak Safari in Ladakh.
Okay, so you may have gotten used to the idea of a horse or elephant safari. For an offbeat experience, how about something as unique as a yak safari in Ladakh?
20. Trek to the Valley of flowers.
Located in the hills of Uttaranchal, the Valley of Flowers is a vast stretch of vibrant flowers such as Brahmakamal, Blue Poppy and the Cobra Lily spread across the valley.
21. Dabble in some skiing in Auli.
Learning to ski in your younger days comes along with a lot of advantages. Auli is a sought after skiing destination in the snow capped peaks of Uttaranchal.
22. Attend Dasara in Mysore.
The ideal place to celebrate the grandeur of Dasara is the majestic Mysore. For at this time, the city is beautifully lit up and the entire city partakes in the merry making.
23. Go paragliding in Solang.
Experience the thrill as you breeze by and enjoy the panoramic sight of green mountains, valleys, expansive sky and snow-capped ranges.
24. Spitti Valley Trip
Having a quarter life crisis? Make your way to the super scenic Spitti Valley, perched high up on the ethereal Himalayan mountains. Get your peace of mind here!