“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” ~ Mark Twain
Your 20s are the most exhilarating time of your life. You experience so much from graduating to your first job to making new friends and breaking up with a few old ones. Many of us also aspire to travel as much as we can in our 20s but often fall short when it comes to planning our itineraries for these plans, knowing where to go and how and experience the most of it is crucial.
So, if you’re someone who is in their 20s and loves to travel then this blog is for you. We bring you an exciting list of places to travel to before 30 and say goodbye to your youthful 20s forever.
This has to be on the list of places to visit before 30 in India and for all the right reasons. If you’re someone from India then you know how many times we plan to go to the party capital and the plan always gets canceled. But this time make sure you tick it off your bucket list. From adventure sports to sunbathing on beautiful beaches, street shopping to scooter rides, etc.
You can explore Aguada Fort which has a majestic white lighthouse and an incredible Arabian Sea. If you're visiting Goa, there’s no such thing as enough beaches; Sinquerim beach and Candolim beach are must-visit. If you’re a party animal, Calangute beach or Baga beach is just the right place for you. You can also include St. Basilica of Bom Jesus and Catholic Church and the Museum of Archaeological History of Goa in your itinerary. And collectively all of this makes Goa one of the favorite places to visit in India with friends.
Shimla has been known to be the summer capital since British rule. But now it is more popular as North India’s favorite weekend getaway. People from Delhi and Chandigarh are often seen enjoying their weekends with bonfires, dancing, and singing in various exotic resorts and hotels in Shimla. Shimla is also a great place to visit for history buffs. You can explore Viceregal Lodge, the infamous Mall Road, and Christ Church, and also move to further spots like Kufri, Naldehra, or Chail for more breathtaking views. Shimla is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places to visit in India.
Rishikesh is a one-holiday destination that caters to every age group. However, in recent times, it has started getting famous for river rafting. Apart from that if you’re someone looking for spiritual solace, Rishikesh is just the right place for you. You can visit Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, Parmath Niketan, Rajaji National Park, and Shivpuri River Rafting Point.
You can also enjoy trekking, camping, bungee jumping, and bonfire at the river bank is a too exciting experience to miss out on. This makes Rishikesh one of the best places to visit now in India for all adventure buffs.
Rann of Kutch:
The Rann of Kutch was once a slump part of the Arabian Sea. During the monsoons, the area fills up with water and the wetland extends from the Gulf of Kutch on the west and the Gulf of Cambay on the east. In the summers though, it dries up to form a vast bed of white salty land. The best time to visit this vibrant salt land is during the kite festival in the summer. Rann of Kutch is so breathtaking due to the vast land of nothingness and looks absolutely gorgeous on a moonlit night making it one of the most unique places to visit in India.
You can plan a road trip from Ahemdabad. First, you’ll have to reach Bhuj which is around 7 hours of a drive then you’ll have to travel 85 kilometers more to reach Rann of Kutch. You can also opt for a train or flight as per your budget and convenience. Apart from that, you can also enjoy nearby places such as Kalo Dungar, White Desert, Kutch Museum, Prag Mahal, Mandvi Beach, and Aina Mahal.
Popularly known as Scotland of India, You’ll be smitten by the smell of aromatic coffee, and can enjoy the mystic beauty surrounded by mist, hills, and streams. The coffee estates of Coorg are no doubt breathtaking and insta-worthy. You can visit this place with your bae and click lots of pictures.
You can also experience adventure sports here such as e-bike tours, ziplining, Dubare river rafting, Quad biking, Camping, Karkette, Pushpagiri treks, and many more.
Leh-Ladakh is one place that is always on the bucket list of every travel enthusiast. It has thrilling views of hilly terrains, high-altitude peaks, and lush green grasslands. Leh- Ladakh is not only famous amongst adventure fanatics across India but also around the globe. There are plenty of trek trails and various trekking resources available here. You can visit Khardung- La Pass, Zanskar Valley, Pangong Tso Lake, Spituk Gompa, and Hemis National Park. Apart from that, you can also enjoy biking, water rafting, safaris, etc. Ladakh is also home to the rich heritage and culture of Tibet and fascinating wildlife such as Tibetan antelope, ibex, and yak. And hence, it made it to the list of places to travel before 30.
If you haven't experienced what being a Banarasiya feels like yet. Trust me, my friend, you’re missing out on a lot. This North Indian city of Varanasi is respected and acknowledged by almost every religion and is considered sacred by Hindus, Jains, and Buddhist communities across the globe. This divine city is situated on the banks of the river Ganga and is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus. Many Muslims and people from other religions are also welcome with open arms as tourists and travelers making it one of the most beautiful places to travel before 30.
You can visit Kashi Vishwanath temple, Sankat Mochan, Tulsi Manas temples, and the Buddhist site at Sarnath. You can also enjoy various street artists and street foods in the lanes of Banaras and spend some quiet and peaceful time at the Ghats of the Ganga river and enjoy the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti. Legends say one of the ghats i.e., Dashashwamedh Ghat was built by Lord Brahma to welcome Lord Shiva to earth. It is also home to many famous writers, authors, and literary geniuses. You can also enjoy shopping for intricate silk weaving and handicrafts available around the busy bazaars of Varanasi.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands:
Andaman is considered to be one of the best places to travel in South India. The weather is pleasant and moderate, it is a sight for sore eyes. Turquoise beaches and white soft sand, wide shorelines, and crystal blue water everywhere is the perfect destination to enjoy various water adventure sports like scuba diving, speed boating, snorkeling, jet skiing, kayaking, etc. You can visit North Bay Island, Elephant beach, and Jolly Buoy for such an experience. However, for sightseeing, you can visit Port Blair for its famous beaches, Samudrika museum, Chatham Saw Mill, Cinque Island, Diglipur, Mayabunder, etc. The best time to visit Andaman & Nicobar island is between October and May but you should definitely avoid going between July to September because of strong winds and high tidal waves.
This concludes our blog on the Best places to travel before 30. Hope this blog influenced you to pack your bags and book tickets to your favorite destination from the aforementioned places. Now go experience those mountains, hills, and beaches; sunrise and sunsets on a boat ride in the river Ganga and come back to tell us all about it in the comment section below before you cut your 30th birthday cake.
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