The Ultimate List of Volunteering Opportunities in India

The Ultimate List of Volunteering Opportunities in India

Volunteering at different organizations in India can be a way of traveling on a budget while you contribute to the betterment of the future of this country. There are many famous organisations that receive a huge number of volunteers and also charge for the same. While others, who are not so famous on internet, go unnoticed. While managing travel expenses is the problem for most of the backpackers, such organisations come to their rescue who provide them the basic necessities in exchange of their service to the institution.

 Here by I would try to put forward the needy institutes that provide the best volunteering opportunities for the travelers in India. Please note that I am putting only those organisations which are not too famous with people and really need the volunteers.

While it would help you spend less along with a great experience, it is a moral responsibility that you devote to the work at the institutions sincerely. Those who would be identified as taking the opportunities for granted and not working sincerely shall be immediately dismissed.  Read more

Budget Home Stays for Your next Ladakh Trip

Budget Home Stays for Your next Ladakh Trip

While in Ladakh, you must have the experience of staying with the locals and eating what they traditionally cook. You can enjoy the lavish hospitality of a hotel in any modern city of the world, but the beauty of Ladakh lies in the Ladakhi homes and culture.

It doesn’t only give you the glimpse of Ladakhi life-style but also lets you travel on a budget. After my comfortable stay at Goji Villa in Leh, I decided to just stay with the locals at their home and also eat what they eat. And thus, on my month-long journey I stayed in many beautiful homes of the locals. Here is the guide of the best budget home stays in Ladakh for you.

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For that Conservative and Scared Mind: Get your Dose of Inspiration from these Indian Solo Female Travelers

For that Conservative and Scared Mind: Get your Dose of Inspiration from these Indian Solo Female Travelers

In my quest of traveling solo, I have ventured around traveling to the remote villages and trekking to the unfrequented hills in the Himalayas. Though solo travel is a currently trending concept in India, I still meet people around who give “What nonsense!!” look when they discover that I am not accompanied by anyone and am traveling alone *Alone?? OMG, eyes wide open and a startled frown*. There is another lot who finds this idea of roaming around solo very inspiring and are awed at my courage of traveling solo. Recently, when I expressed my wish to go on a long-term solo travel just  like many other female travelers in India, I was obviously bombarded with all sorts of negative questions. Thus, I decided to let the world know how life-changing and empowering solo traveling is for the girls who are actually up to it. I asked the fellow solo female travelers to share the reason to opt for solo traveling and their experience of the same. Read more

10 Places to Explore Mumbai like a Local

10 Places to Explore Mumbai  like a Local

Enough is said and written about the famous tourist places like Marine Drive, Chaupati, Band Stand, Juhu Beach and Gateway of India that stand like iconic symbols of the city. But there is much more to explore in Mumbai than these haunts. And here is the list of off-beat places in Mumbai for all travelling souls.

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My Travel checklist in Incredible India

My Travel checklist in Incredible India

We all have our list of must visit places in our country and do I have in my Incredible India. I am just in love with the country with variety of people, languages, culture and beauty of nature.

  1. Enjoy in the French town Pondicherry √
  2. Explore Mahabalipuram √
  3. Go Hampiiiiiii
  4. Visit Minakshi Temple at Madurai √
  5. Meet Lord Krishna at Udupi and go beach hopping √
  6. Rameshwaram – the Jyotirlinga and the other kunds (wells)
  7. See the confluence of the oceans at Kanyakumari
  8. Sea train ride from Rameshwaram to Kanyakumari
  9. Go Island hoping in Andaman  √
  10. Scuba diving at Havelock – Andaman √
  11. See the Jarwa tribes in the forest of Andaman- Barataang √
  12. Meet the tribesmen at Nicobar
  13. Solo trip to Dharmshala- Macleodganj – Dharamkot  √
  14. Meet Dalai Lama and be blessed at the Dharamshala temple
  15. Volunteer at Auroville –India
  16. Get drench in the Shivanasamudram waterfalls – Karnataka
  17. Visit the Jog Falls in Monsoon (Karnataka)
  18. Visit the Sun Temple at Konark – Orissa
  19. Feel the Thrill of river rafting at Rishikesh
  20. Raft in the mighty river Narmada at Bhedaghat – Madhya Pradesh
  21. Explore the auspicious town Varanasi
  22. Visit the historic town Aurangabad and see the meticulous carvings at Anjanta Ellora Caves 
  23. Religious trip to Nasik and Trambakeshwar Jyotirling √
  24. Visit all Jyotirlingas – 4 Done 8 to go….
  25. Visit all Panchmahabhoota Temples of South India – 3 done 2 to go……
  26. Witness the white beauty of Rann of Kutch
  27. Go for a heritage trail at Vadodara – Gujarat √
  28. See the fierce and the mighty king of the Jungle at Gir – Gujarat
  29. Encounter a wild tiger at Ranthambore National Park – Rajasthan √
  30. Safari at Tadoba
  31. A bike Trip to Leh – Ladakh
  32. Enjoy the famous langar at Amritsar √
  33. Leisure trip to the hashtown Kaso
  34. A ride to Gopalaswamy Betta – Karnataka √
  35. Stay at Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary √
  36. Explore Mysore √
  37. Go Goaaa – Off Beat √
  38. Explore Seven Sisters (North East)
  39. Visit the capital town of Tipu Sultan – Srirangapattan √
  40. Go Gokarna – Mangalore
  41. Learn about pineapple farming at Hubli – Karnataka
  42. Enjoy monsoon at Agumbe – Karnataka
  43. Leisure trip to Coorg
  44. Visit the land of Lord Krishna at Dwarika
  45. Temple run – Mathura – Vrindavan – Gokul – Barsane √
  46. Witness the beautiful Taj Mahal on a full moon night
  47. Trip to Royal Rajasthan

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Things to Carry for a Himalayan Trek

Things to Carry for a Himalayan Trek

Be it first timers or regular trekker, we all tend to forget some or the other things while packing for the treks. Here is the list of things to carry on a YHAI Trek or a solo trek to Himalayas.

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Scuba Diving at Best of the Places in India

Scuba Diving at Best of the Places in India

India is blessed to be a Peninsula, and even more blessed to have variety of aquatic creatures with whom you can dive and enjoy the under water heaven. Here is the self-researched and experienced diving sites which I found the best in the country. Read on to get the contact details to book your dive at the best site. Read more

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