15 Places to Travel & Make Stories with your Best Friend




1. Chadar – The Frozen River Trek

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Nestled deep within the whirly passages of the snow-clad mountains, this frozen river also entices thousand of trekkers from different corners of the world. Popularly known as the ‘Chadar Trek’ due to the formation of the thick blanket of the snow, it is considered as one of the challenging as well as tricky treks in the world.

This trek is considered as one of the most exciting and unique treks – a very special and an extraordinary trek on shiny ice on the bank of Tsarap River. The night at cave camps with the help of a bonfire that will keep you warm and relaxed. It will be the lifetime experience with your best friend.

2. Pangong Lake, Ladakh

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A drive to this lake will result in one of the most wonderful experiences to have with your best friend. The journey begins at Thiksey village, which is famous for its huge monasteries covering an entire mountain range. And beyond this remote village there is nothing but the vast expanse of extreme mountain ranges for company. 

The serene tranquil Pangong Lake is not just a tourist’s paradise. It is also an geologist place, draw some political bondaries and an important breeding ground for a variety of birds including a number of migratory birds.

3. Rafting and Camping in Rishikesh

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The favourite destination for river rafting in India. This peaceful yet adventurous outdoor is the best thing you can enjoy with your friends. River rafting in Ganga is the best rafting place for travellers of all the ages. If you have missed the destination in your 20’s, you can still book the outdoor in coming season. 

The camping near banks of Ganga is thrilling and beautiful experience. It would cold at the night, be near to the bonfire to keep yourself warm.

4. Saach Pass, Dalhousie

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Saach Pass trek is one of the most ancient human trails in Himachal. For centuries, people from the Pangi region used the pass to cross over towards Chamba. The mystical land of Pangi and the Pir Panjals are way too beautiful to lose their appeal just because of a road. It is also one of the toughest passes in Himachal Pradesh and is a real test of determination and skills of the driver/rider and fitness of the vehicle. 

Best time to visit Saach Pass is immediately after the monsoon season and before the onset of winter i.e. September.

5. Triund Trek, Mcleodganj 

The most famous in the North India, this is must travel place to be with your best friend. Triund is an easy trek and sets up the compatibility between you two for the future travels. You don’t need a guide for this trek, it is great to explore on your own. You will have small tea stalls serving food on the well marked trail to Triund.

This trek is open all the time, but try to avoid visiting it during winters as the snow may block the trail for a period.

6. Andaman Islands, Scuba Diving Exploring the Coral Reefs

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Journey to the Bay of Bengal in Asia and explore the magical Andaman Islands – a wondrous realm of stunning marine and coral reefs, swimming elephants, pristine beaches and mysterious tribes who exist beyond the reach of time. Pass through shimmering gates of coral and discover volcanic gardens of an underwater paradise. 

Another extreme sports in India, a must try when you are in 20’s, so that you have the right excitement level for this water sports.

7. Manali-Leh Road Trip

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The road to land of high passes, Manali to Leh road trip, an unforgettable journey of 474km into enchanting valleys, rugged terrains, picturesque mountains and scenic landscapes! The distance can be covered in two days typically with overnight stay options at places such as Keylong, Sarchu or Pang to name a few.

Fantastic scenery, historical trade routes and breathtaking views are highlights of this trip. A bike ride would add  up the level of thrill in this road trip.

8. Roopkund, The Unmatched Himalayan Trek

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A trek to Mystery Lake of Uttarakhand i.e. Roopkund Lake is a must-do for an avid trekker! Battling several adversities common to the Himalayas, this water body perched in the laps of the snow clad Mt. Trishul is situated at an altitude of 16,499ft. 

Its got everything going for it. Deep virgin forests, gurgling brooks, breath-taking campsites, miles of undulating meadows and the taste of a great adventure as you climb from 8,000ft to 16,000ft. The skeleton there leaves you do the myth busting of mysterious place. 

Roopkund trek is a long and moderate trek of around 6 days with more than 30 kms of trekking.

9. Dune Bashing at Rajasthan

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As kids, playing in the sand always delighted us. This childhood entertainment is taken to a new level by means of Dune bashing in Rajasthan! Better known as desert safari, this is a form of off-roading, using an off-road vehicle to explore sand dunes of desert lands. 

Experiening the wide expanse of the desert, the ethereal magic of sunset and a lively Rajasthani entertainment makes for a splendid night to remember. Get along with your SUV driving on turns, you are gonna bash those sand dunes.

10. Indian Ghost Town of Bhangarh, Rajasthan

Just 85 kms away from Jaipur, there is the most haunted fort of India. The entry is prohibited between sunset and sunrise. Inside the fort there are ruins and debris allover, as if no ones dares to move the stone here. You can click some crazy, funny and scary photography. The high fort is really nice spot for the photography.

It is said that the fort is cursed by some ‘Tantrik’ just for the sake of revenge to the Princess.

11. Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

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The Rann of Kutch, also known as the Great Rann of Kutch (there’s a Little Rann of Kutch as well), is a remarkable place to visit in Gujarat. Much of it consists of the world’s largest salt desert, measuring around 10,000 square kilometers. The Rann of Kutch region is also home to a range of ecologically rich wildlife such as the flamingos and the wild ass that can be spotted around the desert often.

At the Rann Utsav, there are different cultural events held everyday where travellers can stay in tented accommodations in the desert or can also opt for an authentic stay in mud houses a few kilometers away from the desert.

12. Ganapatipule Beach, Maharashtra

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Take up on the divine invitation to enjoy a weekend in this land of good times – Ganapatipule. Ganapatipule with a series of pristine beaches apart from the Ganapatipule beach itself makes Ganapatipule an ideal holiday destination for a beach lover. The twin beaches of Aare – Ware and Gaywadi beach in Malgund and Ril flanks either sides of the Ganapatipule beach.

Not only beaches but the preseved culture of old Konkan is still visible here with Prachin Konkan Museum. The light houses at shore makes some perfect landscapes for photography.

13. Sandakphu, Darjeeling

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Sandakphu is a wonderland for the trekkers. It’s located at an altitude of 11,929ft (i.e. 3,636 meters) in Darjeeling district and on the north west of Darjeeling hill town. This is the summit or the highest point in Singalila range, and is also the highest peak in the state of West Bengal, India. The trek to Sandakphu goes all along the Singalila range.

The trek route passes through the Singalila National Park. So your trek journey is further complemented with a national park that has some of the most fascinating rare animals like Red Pandas and Pangolins. However, rare animals are rarely seen.

This would be most exciting trek and would make lifetime memories with your best friend.

14. Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim

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Tsomgo Lake, also known as Changu Lake is a glacial lake in Sikkim and located at an altitude of 12,310 feet. The name Tsomgo means ‘Source of water’. It’s located 35kms from Gangtok town and on the steep route known as Jawaharlal Nehru Road which leads all the way to Nathula Pass. 

This is among the few majestic high altitude lakes in India. The beauty of lake is enhanced by the reflections of the surrounding hills on the water.

15. Tawang Town, Arunachal Pradesh

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It is on the last in the list, the reason being it is an unmatched places in India. Tawang holds you tight with its unparalleled beauty and your senses marvel at the gift of nature displayed in every inch of the land. Situated 10000 feet high above Mean Sea Level and surrounded by lakes, Tawang’s beauty reaches out to your eyes and moves towards your soul. The location of the land in itself is fascinating with Tibet to its northern side, Sela range of West Kameng to the east and Bhutan in the southwest direction. Breathtaking valleys, misty rivers and stunning waterfalls in this scenic district give you the ultimate experience.

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About the author, Liya James

Hi, I am Liya!! I first traveled the globe when I was four months old when we immigrated to the United States from Indonesia, and I have been roaming the world every chance I get ever since. I've been to 15 countries and counting. I am passionate about experiencing new cultures and sharing my adventures with others. I believe that travel is the best education, and I am excited to continue learning and sharing these adventures with you.

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