Top 5 Adventure Destinations in India

Are you one of those people who has been absolutely bored of staying at home or someone who has gotten way too comfortable with being a couch potato? Does not matter what you are, it is now time to break free from your lockdown blues and get on with the adventure persona that you have hidden somewhere inside that lazy self of yours. Now that a lot of tourist spots are opening up for travellers, this is just the right opportunity that you were dying to have throughout the entire lockdown when you were crying about being stuck at home for a whole year! Well of course it goes without saying that you still need to be very cautious and safe for these trips. There are a ton of different adventure sites that you can visit in India, and each one of them is better than the other and are literally calling out your name. Uttarakhand, Andaman, Kovalm, Spiti Valley and many more amazing adventure destinations in India are locations that you must visit atleast once in your lifetime. Below is a list of the top 5 adventure destinations in India that we believe you must visit.


Uttarakhand

You just know the amount of adventure and fun that is enclosed here, when rather than naming a particular spot the whole state is mentioned in the list! The state of Uttarakhand is without a doubt one of the most famous adventure places in India. Home to the amazing Roopkund trek, this state is just a cluster of adventures. The Roopkund Trek leads you to the peculiar Roopkund Lake, well we call it peculiar because the lake is surrounded by human skeletons, hundreds of them to be honest. But not just this kinda haunted and weird trek, the state of Uttarakhand is also famous for various other heart-thumping treks and activities including Nag Tibba Trek, Kalka-Kasauli Trek, Kheerganga trek and many more. All you have to do is book your visit while keeping in mind the weather, as not all treks are accessible throughout the year.


Leh and Ladakh

There is a very old saying when it comes to beauty and where to find it, “ beauty is everywhere, all one has to do is just look around” and no kidding this saying is true when said in the context of the mesmerising Leh Ladakh Travel. A trip that offers absolute scenic vistas, the trips to Leh and Ladakh in India are a thing of beauty, there is something about those slow-clad mountain peaks, rugged yet lively landscapes, soaring mountains tops, dangerous roads and roaring bike engines that just feels right!

Book the Leh Ladakh biking tour now and explore the beautiful landscapes on a bike!


Andaman

The islands of Andaman and Nicobar are particularly famous for the best water sports and water-based activities that they offer. Whether it is snorkelling or scuba diving or parasailing, this is just the right place for anyone who is a water child. The island is home to the best beaches and resorts, which sit right at the venue of the water rides, so choose your ride and get started with the adventure!


Kovalam

Surfing is not something that you will generally associate with the country of India, but what if we tell you there is a part of Kerala where it is one of the most popular activities? Kovalam in Kerala is home to a great population of surfers and surfing schools. If you are one of those who loves the sport or want to try it out, now is the right time for you to do it!


Spiti Valley

As the summer heat gives way to the annoying monsoons of the hills, as the landslides and road blockages in the majority of areas of the Himalayas, this amazing road trip to the cold desert is your ideal getaway to flee the sweltering heat and humidity of the hustling cities and the unending rains of the mountains. What if we tell you that you can do all this, and much more at one of the highest stations in India? Where no vegetation flowers and the valleys are surrounded by tall, exposed, and barren ridges with snow-capped tops. Where just a few vehicles make it since there are no roads, just rubble, and rocks, and natural beauty as far as the eye can see.

Spiti, which means ‘middle land’, is one of our desired destinations. It not only provides us with an escape from the heat but also shows us how to actually live and let go! Spiti is definitely not for people who want a luxurious getaway, or for the timid. If you are one of those who are looking to traverse the local Spitian culture by living in rustic homestays and enjoying local food, we welcome you aboard as we travel through this mysterious land exploring clandestine gems and making a myriad of memories under the stars.


Handy Resources:

Below are the few resources you should check before making an itinerary.

Amazon: I am a member of Amazon affiliate programme. Amazon is probably the biggest market place there is. Buy your trip essential from this link

Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirement. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.

Club Mahindra Varca

Club Mahindra is one of the most widely used facilities for luxury travel. The Club Mahindra resorts are at all the major attractions ranging from South to North & each one of them is beautifully constructed. One such property is in Varca. Varca beach is located in South Goa & is one of the most premium locations in Goa. South Goa is known to have best of the beaches & many of them are untouched & unexplored. Varca is one such beach that has limited access to the outside world. It is secluded, private & amazingly beautiful. Club Mahindra Varca beach resort is probably one of the most occupied resorts among its range of resorts. I stayed in Club Mahindra Varca beach resort for 5 days & the stay was as good as it can get.


Swimming Pool Club Mahindra Varca

Club Mahindra Resort Varca Goa

Spread in several acres, this property will take you into its natural abode. The place has two swimming pools to relax you. This place, best feature is its private beach. The beach is only accessible by Club Mahindra Varca members. As there is a private entry to the beach, the outside crowd is next to none. The beach is beautiful; the sand is soft; the water is clear & there is nothing one can ask for more than this. This beach is truly refreshing & amazing. The softness of this sand is hard to find anywhere in the world.

Apart from the private beach, there are large lush green outfields where one can enjoy some family time. Some or the other activities will keep you busy & even if you are not looking to do anything. One can sit around the poolside & enjoy the calmness of nature. There is no sound of the vehicle or any other nuisance. The perfect way to unwind from all the stress & tension.

The property is a 5 star one, thus rooms & other room amenities are world-class. One will cherish the stay at Varca beach resort forever. There are options to book the place even if one is not a member. But, the cost of Club Mahindra Varca Beach Resort per night is more than 6000 plus taxes for non-Club Mahindra members, which can be expensive.

I have been to Goa many times & after visiting several beaches. I feel this beach is among the best one. Learn about the


Club Mahindra Varca Beach
I have taken membership a few years back & I took it especially for few properties (one of which is in Varca), which gives a sense of luxury. The membership might be costly for some. Many of us plan for holidays each year, where we want to get pampered. Club Mahindra membership is one such great option available to them. Club Mahindra resorts offer a place to rejuvenate & relax. Considering it is need of an hour considering the stressful life we live nowadays. This is the perfect getaway that we are seeking.

If you are looking to enroll to Club Mahindra after reading this. Use the following link & mention member id as “2860606”. This will help both of us in getting some offers.


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Handy Resources:

Below are the few resources you should check before making travel plans.

Club Mahindra: Club Mahindra Varca property is one of the club mahindra properties to stay. A private beach is waiting for you here. You can use my code “2860606” in the member ID for offers.

Cheap Internation Flights: Best place to find cheap international flight tickets.

Best Deals On Hotels: Places to find best deals on hotels.

Amazon: Best place for all your needs. Also, find best travel accessories.

Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirement. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.

Kashid Beach Trip

Kashid Beach is one of the most famous places near both Pune & Mumbai. It is a cheap get away from both the metropolitan cities & is easily reachable through road. I went to this place from both Pune & Mumbai & absolutely loved the route to the destination. Kashid beach is much more commercialized than the previous years. So, anyone who is looking for a quiet getaway might get disappointed. However, an unobstructed view of the ocean & its beauty will be enough to lure you to this place. This time around, I traveled from Mumbai via Zoom Car (a self-driving car hiring service).


Kashid Beach Sunset
We started from Mumbai, taking the old Mumbai- Pune highway, which is newly constructed. The route will take one from Navi Mumbai Airport to Karnala Bird Sanctuary, to Alibaugh & then finally to Kashid Beach. After crossing Panvel, the traffic reduced substantially & we entered the green surroundings. The surroundings are fabulous during the rainy season. The way will pass through a steel plant, small bridges & some villages. Before reaching Kashid, a route of approx 5 Km is heaven, where one gets to ride overlooking the ocean. The place covers several points, where one can take pictures & enjoy some peaceful time.


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After traveling for roughly 4 hours, we witnessed the mesmerizing beach of Kashid. The beach is clean & the water is a bit muddy. The beach has several food outlets & Goan-style water sports. The beach is crowded & extends to a few Km’s. The best part of the beach is clearly the latter end of it, where the crowd is less & the view is glorious. The commercialized part of the beach is not worth visiting as it will rob you of the beauty.


We rented a place away from Kashid Beach, yet have its mini private beach. The distance of the private beach is hardly 2 min from the stay. We opted for the place for the same reason, as it has given us the excess to the beach or in fact unobstructed beach excess. The place was awesome & having a whole beach to ourselves is one of the bliss that one craves for any given day. The house amenities were very limited, though the services were good & people were eager to provide everything at a handful of distance. We stayed at Shubham Guesthouse, which has 2 properties & person can choose anyone from it.


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Food is below par, so expecting a great taste even from the best rating restaurants can be too much to ask for. One may be able to find seafood a bit tastier than vegetarian food. Drinks are readily available so finding it won’t be any problem. Many vanilla shops provide snacks which comprise of maggie, tea, coffee, etc. These vanilla shops can be a real savior during the time of crises.

Kashid beach is a great way to spend some quality time with friends & family. A trip now & then will be awesome at this place.


Handy Resources:

Below are the few resources you should check before making an itinerary.

Amazon: I am a member of Amazon affiliate programme. Amazon is probably the biggest market place there is. Buy your trip essential from this link

Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirement. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.


Manikaran Gurudwara

Manikaran is a highly auspicious place for Sikhs & Hindus. Both the community has a special attachment to the place for various reasons.

Sikh Belief: As per the story, Guru Nanak Dev Ji was with his Sikhs(Bhai Bala Ji & Bhai Mardana Ji) in the Himalaya mountains of India. His Sikhs were hungry and there was no food. Guru Nanak sent his Good Friend Bhai Mardana to collect food for langar (the Community Kitchen). Many people donated rice and flour (atta) to make parsadas (bread). The one problem was that there was no fire to cook the food.

Guru Nanak then lifted a rock and a hot spring (hot water) appeared. The Sikhs were able to make rice and beans. Bhai Mardana was having trouble making parasadas (chapatis) because they kept sinking. Bhai Mardana said, “I am going to donate my life in the name of God”. The parsada amazingly floated. Guru Nanak Dev Ji said that anyone who donates his life in the name of God, All his (or her) drowned items will float. This was a miracle. This is not all, it is believed that the hot springs can cure skin diseases or even ease the swelling caused by gout.

To pay respect to Guru Nanak who is believed to have visited the place. A huge Gurudwara is erected at the place. The Gurudwara is visited by millions of devotees each year. Even today, devotees are treated with free langar organized by Gurudwara.


Way To Manikaran
Hindu Belief: The Hindus believe that Manu recreated human life in Manikaran after the flood, making it a sacred area. Further, According to legend, when the Hindu God Shiva and his consort Parvati were walking in the valley, Parvati dropped one of her earrings. The jewel was seized by Shesha, the serpent deity, who then disappeared into the earth with it. Shesha only surrendered the jewel when Shiva performed the cosmic dance, the Tandava, and shot the jewel up through the water. Apparently, jewels continued to be thrown up in the waters at Manikaran until the 1905 Kangra earthquake. Hence the name.


Waterfall Near Manikaran
Manikaran is approx 5-7 km from Kasol & can be with ease. The road is properly paved & one can find many people visiting the place. The place is peaceful & the best part is the hot spring. Even during winters, hot water is more hotter than water running through a geyser. So having a dip in the water will relieve your tiredness.

The place an absolute gem & visiting it once is absolutely necessary if traveling to Kasol in Himachal.


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Handy Resources:

Below are the few resources you should check before making an itinerary.

Amazon: I am a member of Amazon affiliate programme. Amazon is probably the biggest market place there is. Buy your trip essential from this link

Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirement. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.


Malana Village Trek

Malana village is famous all around the world for a sole reason only & that reason is marijuana. The green stuff is available all over the world & because of which people are willing to visit this place to get a glimpse of it. Malana also has a hydro plant. Though, the attraction point is the village only. One can reach Malana while traveling to Kasol. After Jhari, take a right towards the Malana Hydro project & follow the path. This beautiful path will take you to the Malana Village entrance point. From there, one has to walk to the Malana Village.


Malana Village Himachal
The way to the entrance gate of Malana Village is not difficult & a four-wheeler can help you achieve this feat. However, during snow cabs are allowed to travel only up to a certain point, & from there one has to take a 4 by 4 to reach to the village entrance. After reaching the village entrance, one has to walk for around 1.5 hours to reach the main village.

I went during the winters & it had snowed the night before & because of the snow, the whole place was covered with it & resembled a Disney movie, straight from the fantasy. The trees top & branches were covered in the snow & one can only see snow. This was my first experience of snow & it was truly remarkable. The view of snow-capped trees & route is hard to describe.


Enroute To Malana
Every great thing is achieved by working hard & Malana village will make sure that everyone goes through hell before reaching heaven. Although, I am blowing this out of proportion. Yet, the trek of 1.5 hours to reach Malana village is moderately hard for some. People who have completed the Kheerganga trek can easily complete the task. But, people who have done little to no physical activities will find it very difficult to trek. The trek is tiring & exhausting & will take around 1.5 hours to reach Malana Village.


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The narrow path to the village is beautiful but restricting, as one opposite valley is visible that gets monotonous after some time. But, when one hikes a little higher than, one can enjoy more pleasant & unique views of other peaks. After the hard trek, the person witnesses the pure beauty of the place & suddenly all the tiredness & exertion vanishes. Such is the beauty of the place & one of the core reasons to visit this place. The best way to spend in Malana Village is by sitting in cafes & sipping the majestic view of the place.


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Chalal Trek

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Chalal is a small village near Kasol. To reach Chalal, one has to trek through the rough terrain & while doing so, one will stumble upon some of the most scenic views that one can imagine. The trek is roughly 30 to 40 min walk from Kasol. The place is known for its calmness, beauty & parties. There is a bridge that connects Kasol & Chalal. Thus, one has to cross that bridge & walk adjacent to the Parbati river in a narrow lane. The trek has many ups & downs but nothing substantial to demotivate you or demoralize you. The path is straight forward & marked as well. Hence people, who are trekking for the first time will not face any issue while reaching Chalal.


Parbati River Chalal
During trekking, experience the peace & quietness of the place. Places that are so calm & peaceful can only be found amid the mountains. At such places, the noise of the machines is replaced by the voice of the chirping birds or flowing river. Another reason that makes this place fabulous & breath-taking, it is tough to find such places where one can connect with nature at its purest form. Himachal has a flurry of such places & one of the many reasons to visit Himachal.


After walking for approx 40 min’s, one will see the village. The village is quiet & houses are pretty. There are many cafes in the village, which will offer food & drinks.However, the most famous ones are Cafe Maya & Cafe Freedom. Cafe Maya is more secluded & closer to nature. From Cafe Maya, one can view the might mountains while sipping a cup of tea. The raw nature of the place is magical & probably one of the major points that attract you to it. If compared to kasol, Chalal is hardly commercialized, finding a modern equipped home will be difficult. Whereas Kasol is fully commercialized & with increasing footfall the place is buzzing with the tourists literary in every season & finding peaceful place seems to be bit difficult. Chalal is much more secluded & because of which is preferred by many people.


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There is nothing much to do apart from staying & chilling & enjoying nature in its full flow. So, if one is looking for a more secluded, closer to nature & can spend time with him or herself, can opt-out for Chalal.


Mountain View From Chalal Mark My Adventure
My experience of visiting the place was amazing. The calmness in the wind & nature will help to relax to the core & even though one is doing nothing. Yet, sitting in the lap of nature & enjoying it without any disturbance is one of the experiences that are ought to be tried & is a kind of meditation in itself.


Best Places Near Jabalpur

Jabalpur is one of the well-developed places in Madhya Pradesh & also among the few which are developed. A small-town city, still crawling to find some fast-paced life, like big cities. The place has been blessed by the nomad culture, which is eventually helping it too grow. Enough about the city amenities. What about the places near Jabalpur?. There are a few good options to choose from. So, if one is living in Jabalpur & looking for some good options to relish, can opt for the following options. All these places are around 200 Km from the city & can be fruitful for an outing or a long drive.


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Bhedhaghat

Bhedhaghat is the nearest to all the places near Jabalpur. Bhedhaghat is known for the waterfall & Marble rocks. The waterfall is located on the Narmada river. Its stature is very minute compared to some of the well-known waterfall, yet it is beautiful to watch. Another attraction is marble rocks, a boat ride through the marbles is one of the most pleasing & calming things one can do. Huge cliffs surround the river & thus is very calming & quiet. This can be one of the best half-day trips.


Mandla Kanha National Park Main Road


Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park is one of the few places where one can enjoy the natural habitat of the Tiger. The place is awesome for nature enthusiasts. The natural abode of animals is worth enjoying & if one is lucky enough to watch Tiger; it is the icing on the cake. The place is well maintained & a trip for a couple of days is a must.


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Maihar

Maihar is a place with a mythological history. It is said that God Shiva was carrying the dead body of Sati & her necklace falls on this place hence the name. Maihar is known for its temple & each year thousands of people visit this place for some blessing. Many other fascinating mythological tales are surrounding the temple are worth listening to.


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Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh National park is another park famous for Tiger spotting. Bandhavgarh is having one of the highest density of tiger & thus there are high chances of spotting a tiger in its natural abode. A trip to the national park is always exciting because of the uncertainty of the next moment. All the national parks shall be booked online from the government portal & it is highly recommended to book the tour before visiting the place. As only limited vehicles are allowed in the region & after reaching the place & not having tickets for entry will be disheartening.


These are some of the best places near Jabalpur. The best time to roam around Jabalpur is winters. As the temperature is reasonable at this time & one can easily enjoy outdoor activities. Enjoying the sunshine in winters is among the most pleasurable things to enjoy during winters. So, if one is near Jabalpur & looking for some of the places to explore then these can be great options to choose from.


Handy Resources:

Below are a few resources you should check before making an itinerary.

Cheap Internation Flights: Best place to find cheap international flight tickets.

Best Deals On Hotels: Places to find best deals on hotels.

Amazon: Best place for all your needs. Also, find best travel accessories.

Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirement. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.

Is Bhedhaghat Worth Visiting?

Bhedhaghat gives a sense of ancient place the area, is hardly developed & have lots of glimpse of the undeveloped portion. Bhedhaghat main attractions are limited to the Dhuandhar waterfall & marble rocks. So, how is the place & is Bhedhaghat is worth visiting to? These questions are meant to rise & considering people zeal to visit new places this can be an interesting topic to write upon for those who are looking for travel options.

Bhedhaghat is a very small town near Jabalpur which is the only major city near the town. One can reach Jabalpur from any part of India because of a very well connected rail network.


First Impression Of Bhedhaghat:

Following the national highway towards Nagpur, there is a diversion towards the right which will take you one step closure to the destination. The way from the national highway to the entrance of the village is still under construction (the year 2020) & hence one can witness few bumps during the road. After taking a right cut to the village, a single lane narrow road will maneuver one to the main entry point. One can experience a few bumps en route to the parking location. From parking, one has to walk towards the waterfall. The way to the waterfall is surrounded by shops, on either side & after some 1 Km from parking, one can sense the voice of dropping water. A sense of excitement will grapple one’s mind & heart. The water is not thunderous for a waterfall, yet feels threatening at some time. There is not an option to enjoy the waterfall from the bottom of it, but a facility is available to enjoy it from the top. It is one of the pleasant sites to enjoy, the sound of water & calmness with which it flows after cutting through the marble rocks. It is amazing to see the stillness of a river before reaching the inception point & then calming again. A unique formation to watch for sure. There are few points before the waterfall where one can enjoy a dip in the river.

The second attraction of Bhedhaghat is boating in the Narmada River through marble rocks. Naturally cut marble rocks are one of the best sites to enjoy & some of the famous Bollywood movies have shot some shots here. A boat will carry people through the different parts of marble rocks & some of which are beautiful to watch. During the different sections of boating, one can experience different colors of marbles in their natural form, the site has been managed well by the caretakers & it is always a pleasure to witness an unadulterated site. Boating will give a calming feeling amid the nature & for once a person can forget about the outside noise.


Was It Worth Visiting Bhedhaghat?

Bhedhaghat is some 100 Km from the place I reside & during covid times when there are no options available this seems to be an obvious choice to roam. Surprisingly, the place is a decent one & a half-day tour is more than enough to cover both these points. For a person who is staying nearby & looking for some change of view can surely visit this place. But, I feel one will not enjoy going there again & again. The place is good for a couple of times but not more than that.

So, will I recommend visiting Bhedhaghat? I wouldn’t if you are specially coming only for this. There are many other places where one can enjoy a good outing. Bhedhaghat is one of those places, where one can have a decent outing if one is staying in a nearby city & wants to have a day off among the river, which is a nice way to relax & enjoy nature.




Handy Resources:

Below are a few resources you should check before making an itinerary.

Cheap Internation Flights: Best place to find cheap international flight tickets.

Best Deals On Hotels: Places to find best deals on hotels.

Amazon: Best place for all your needs. Also, find best travel accessories.

Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirement. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.

5 Ways Travel Is Good For Your Mental Health

It is common for many people to easily get burned out considering how fast-paced life has become. You add to this the responsibilities that need to be attended to, other’s expectations of you, and your personal hopes for yourself and you will surely be overwhelmed.

The stress of dealing with so many things with a seemingly limited period often times push people to the edge. Others who were so emotionally and psychologically strained ended up taking their lives. This is why taking a break and traveling is highly recommended.

Temporarily pulling yourself out of your usual schedule and going to other places pose many benefits. Here are the 5 ways why traveling will do wonders for you.


It Is A Means of Rediscovering Oneself:

Do you wonder how your life has become so predictable and boring? Do you feel like there is nothing to be excited about in your life? Has the situation become so hopeless? If you answered in the positive to these questions, then something needs to be addressed soon. A way to do that is by traveling.

Going to another place will help you rediscover who you are. Many testified about how they have found their passions during a trip. Traveling widens your horizons in ways you cannot imagine. Getting acquainted with the different cultures and various customs broadens your perspective on so many things.


5 Ways Traveling Improve Your Mental Condition

It Increases Happiness Level

Stepping away from your daily grind is a way of rewiring your brain. This will help boost self-confidence and mood. Living new experiences allows individuals to lay low and shed off the feeling of being trapped in their problems and responsibilities.

Being able to visit places gives a sense of liberation that is exhilarating. This does not only happen during the trip. The thrill starts with the planning and all the way until a few weeks after the travel when one reminisces about the experience.


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It Increases Creativity and Improves Productivity:

There is so much inspiration in the places you visit. Being able to immerse yourself in how people do things in their own unique way tickles certain brain functions that enhance imagination.

Also, being able to travel offers a chance for people to improve their productivity. As traveling offers the opportunity to sleep, relax and let loose, these have a positive effect on the cognitive processes.


It Makes You Flexible:

Going on trips is not just about the excitement of planning and looking forward to doing something new. It is also about being flexible and resilient to whatever comes your way. Not everything about how you envisioned about the travel will happen exactly as how you want things to be. There will be instances when you have to come up with another plan to be responsive to the situation.

Having to face adversities in an unfamiliar territory lets you think outside of the box and to give up control on the things you can do nothing about. It teaches patience and to deal with bigger and more important issues than the seemingly menial ones you would normally fuss over.


It Combats Stress:

Overall, traveling combats stress. Going to work and dealing with all the responsibilities tend to distract people from appreciating things that really matter and worry about even the smallest things. So, taking a break from all the hustle and bustle is necessary for you to just relax, rejuvenate and recharge.

Being away from anxiety-causing situations lower your cortisol levels. This will make you more content, calm, and at peace. Just imagine the same kind of zen that dual diagnosis treatment centers offer.

This is even backed by a study showing a significant drop in stress levels a mere two days after going on a trip.

So, are you ready to pack your bags now?




Author Bio: Patrick Bailey is a professional writer mainly in the fields of mental health, addiction, and living in recovery. He attempts to stay on top of the latest news in the addiction and the mental health world and enjoy writing about these topics to break the stigma associated with them.


9 Travel Movies To Inspire You To Pack Your Bags Right Now

Travel usually doesn’t require any inspiration. However, if you are losing hope & looking for some inspiration. Don’t look far or Instagram feeds. Here is the list of the best 8 travel movies that will inspire you to travel. It has been difficult to portray a country through lenses. Still, few travel movies justify the beauty of the place by showcasing it beautifully. Without any more delay check out the list of the award winning travel movies.


List of Travel Movies

1. Into the Wild :

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A man lost hope in the world materialistic stuff & decides to leave all the glitters, luxury behind & travel without any money. A real story of a guy named Christopher McCandless who chose to travel & enjoy life rather than doing mundane work. The movie is about his journey to the wilderness, experiences & adventure that happened on the road. The movie will take you to different locations in Alaska which are beautiful enough to lure you to it. He travels to the US, Mexico all on foot & made some wonderful memories. The scenes in the movie are amazing & beautifully shot. You will be amazed by nature for sure.


2. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty:

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A person who stuck at a boring job in a magazine firm always thought of traveling the world & exploring new avenues. But, like everyone he was not able to take that leap of faith step. However, an emergency at work forced him out of his comfort zone. He had to get one job done to avoid any bad outcome. This made him travel to Iceland & then to the Himalayas. The beauty of both the places is unmatched & the dark background of Iceland blended with bright colors makes a perfect display picture. Don’t miss the experience of exploring mesmerizing beauty. One of my favorite travel movies.


3. Wild:

Wild Movie
Based on the famous novel with the same name. A recent divorcee played by Reese Witherspoon decides to hike part of Pacific Crest Trail on a journey of finding self. Throughout the journey her past flashbacks frequently allow her to analyze mistakes that she made. The hiking trail consists of many parts & each part is beautiful, from deserts, jungle, landscapes, snow & whatnot. Before this hike, she had little to none experience of traveling. So, if you are lost in life watch this movie for some inspiration.


4. The Motorcycle Diaries:

Motorcycle Diaries Mark My Adventure
The famous story of Ernesto Guevara who later in life was known as Che Guevara through his diary stories. He started his bike journey to South America. He & his friend covered South America via road in around 5 months. While staying for 5 months on the road, they cross the beauty of South America & also witnessed the unfair behavior towards the people by the government. This led him & his friend to jump into the revolution. But, this movie is more about making of him as Che Guevara & an opportunity for you to enjoy the landscapes of South America & special attention to Machu Pichu (it is my bucket list), one of the best world heritage site.


5. Eat Pray & Love:

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Another adaptation of the book with the same name. A story of Elizebeth Gilbert who decided to take some time out & find herself. The marriage is on the rocks & with no nearby excitement to look up to. She decided to travel to different parts of the world to explore herself. The travel plan is divided into three parts, Italy where she wants to eat, eat & eat. India to pray & to learn meditation & than Bali to end the year, eventually finding the love. You will be mesmerized by the beauty of the place & will force you to travel


6. Lords of the Rings:

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A fantasy novel that was so brilliant that it later adapted into a movie. The movie is shot in New Zealand & will further stamp on the point that it is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The landscapes, mountains, rivers are just the best. Witness the amazing landscape & theatrical masterpiece at the same time.


7. Highway:

Highway Travel Movie
A goon looking to make his end meet decided to kidnap a girl from high-class family. Kidnapping a high-class girl is never an easy task. So, he decides to travel up north to avoid the police. The road trip covers the parts of Rajasthan, Himachal, Punjab, Haryana & Kashmir. You will hardly ever find such a beautiful collaboration of different flavors. A treat to the eye.


8. Karwaan:

Karwaan Movie
A stranded relation between father & a son & then the news of father death comes. But, the courier company sent the wrong body to his address & the correct body is somewhere in South India, citing no other option; son decided to take that body to exchange. He along with his friend travel from Banglore to Kochi. The movie perfectly captures the nature & its beauty & its culture.


9. Euro Trip:

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A teenage comedy movie, this is only for adults to watch. The guys decided to travel to different parts of Europe for some adventure & while on the roads they have some of the rare experiences. Enjoy different parts of Europe & their culture. travel film

Most of these movies are available on online streaming platforms like Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, etc.


Travel has become so engrossing that everyone wants to have a bit of it. But, due to this virus outbreak things have gone bad. However, people are hopeful that once the vaccine is available things will be normal again. People will come out for some adventure & like many others, they also find one a new ray of hope by traveling. I hope it does with you as well.