Is life any fun without a pinch of adventure? I hope not. While 30 is not considered “old” anymore, people in their 20s have already made a never-ending bucket list of things to do before turning 30. With people needing more holidays between their hectic lives, a lot of holiday and vacationing opportunities have opened up in India, and all of us can afford to make time for ourselves and do a few things that we love. So, here is a list of the craziest and wackiest things that you have to try in India before you turn 30.
1. Go Scuba diving in Andaman
Exploring the depths of the ocean and coming in contact with the mesmerizing underwater world. You will get to witness dazzling corals and some of the most vibrant sea animals in the pristine waters of the Andaman. Certified trainers will help you to have a safe and memorable experience.
2. Backpacking in the North East
North East is believed to be the most enigmatic part of India, with its rich tribal culture and unique traditions. All the 7 states making up the ‘7 Sister’ have different cultures to offer to you. Stay with the locals, enjoy the authentic cuisine and discover the raw terrains of the beautiful land.
3. Go rafting in Rishikesh
Rafting is the most popular water adventure activity in India, and Rishikesh is the perfect place for it. The esteemed White-Water Rafting is a sport that has won numerous hearts and thus, is a must activity to do before you turn 30. Rishikesh also offers you a lot of other adventure sports to choose from. So, let the adventurer inside you take over.
4. Camp in the deserts of Rajasthan
Camping in the deserts of Rajasthan is one of the most beautiful experiences to gain. Spending a night in a tent under the starry sky, interacting with others around a bonfire is an offbeat experience that people are dying to get.
5. Go on a biking trip from Manali to Leh Ladakh
This route is one of the best to bike in the world. Thousands of bikers ride up this route every year to experience the beautiful landscape, snow-clad mountain and magnificent ambience. If you are a hard-core biker and adventure lover, don’t forget to go on this trip, either solo or with your gang.
6. Enigmatic Roopkund Trek
An engaging adventure with spectacular views, lush forests, a long stretch of meadows, campsites, and the snow that covers the entire landscape. This trek requires a good amount of physical strength and fitness. It will be an experience to remember when you turn old.
7. Escape into the Valley of Flowers
If you were a fan of ‘Dragon Tales’ you must remember the beautiful garden that the children travelled to. The valley of flowers in Uttarakhand is your dreams come true. It adorns a stretch of over 500 species of flowers. You have to undergo a trek to enjoy the beauty of this location.
8. Soar into the sky in Solang Valley
A wacky adventure that you can only experience in Solang Valley- Paragliding! Soar high into the sky like a bird, and enjoy the view of mountains, valleys and forests right below you. Paragliding is one of the most popular and sought after activities in India.
9. Quad Biking in Goa
Goa is a dream holiday destination for people of all age groups. There is hardly anyone who would say no to a vacation in Goa. Apart from beaches and parties, Quad Bike expedition adds to your reasons for visiting Goa. A quad bike ride takes you through the trickiest terrains and gives you an amazing experience to remember.
10. Attend the Sunburn Festival in Pune
Being a part of the Sunburn Festival in Pune is definitely on the to-do list for all youngsters. This famous EDM Festival attracts thousands of youngsters each year. Underneath the beautiful evening sky and the crowd, grooving to the beats of the Electronic Music is an experience that will stay in your mind and ears forever.
11. A spine-racking trip to Bhangarh
If you find haunted places more attractive than scary, you should definitely plan a trip to Bhangarh, a small village in Rajasthan. The Bhangarh fort has found a place in the top 10 haunted places in the world. You are not allowed to wander inside the fort premises after sunset, therefore, read up carefully about the place before planning a trip.
12. Indulge into the mouth-watering street food of Delhi
This experience doesn’t require you to be of any particular age. Old Delhi offers your taste buds a flavour of Mughlai food, sweet dishes, Chinese food, Paranthas and a lot more. Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi, Lajpat Nagar, Karol Bagh, Amar Colony and Moolchand are some of the popular places you can go to for lip-smacking food.
13. Fulfill your skiing dream in Auli
Auli in Uttarakhand is also known as the Himalayan Ski Resort, is one of the most popular and visited hill-stations and attracts a lot of tourists every year. This hill station is a hub for ski lovers, both experts and beginners. You will get experienced and skilled coaches to give you the guidance you need to learn skiing.
14. Ride in the famous Toy Train in Darjeeling
You are never too old to get on a Toy Train. One of the most beautiful tourist attractions of Darjeeling is the Toy Train. The track is laid along the beautiful and green valleys of Darjeeling and you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the roads and valleys, while the mist engulfs you.
15. Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride in Pushkar
Experience the thrill of rising slowly into the sky, up to 2000-4000 feet and watching the world from above. Pushkar offers you the opportunity of taking a Hot Air Balloon Ride, either solo or with a group of friends. This ride will give you a breathtaking view of the Pushkar Lake. Before you get on a Hot Air Balloon, make sure that you have no medical issues.
So, this was our carefully curated list of 15 things that you should do before you turn 30. Although we believe that you don’t have to be of any particular age to enjoy life and gain a memorable experience, you should also keep in mind your physical fitness and capability. We hope this list is useful to you when you make your bucket list. Wishing all our readers a very happy and safe vacationing!