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The Ultimate Summer Camping Trips for Students Across the Country

Summer Camps are one of the most memorable & cherished times of our lives where we get to experience the world beyond the classroom & indulge in some great learning & exploration – the opportunity to live through cultures & lifestyles, try out some never-having-done-before activities, often developing bonds for a lifetime. They help create an understanding of the outside world & how it works by engaging in it, encouraging students to create their own insight to the challenges of the world we live in.

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The “2-Wheel” Rajasthan Safari

What can be better than a safari ride to the land of royalty, probably the first tourist destination that comes to the mind when one plans a trip in the county, exploring the incredible landscape of Rajasthan on two wheels – the Bicycle, holiday cycling tours discovering the vibrant culture & magnificence – palaces, fortresses, rural scape, food, traditions, crafts, natural terrains among others, luring tourists from all part of the country & the world! Here are a few tours spanning the vast expanse of the state of Rajasthan as suited to your needs, taste & budget on a bicycle, reaching out to the nooks & corners of the land.

Cycling in Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

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Promotion of Adventure Tourism

Adventure Tourism is one of the emerging segments of travel in India. The Ministry of Tourism extends Central Financial Assistance to State Governments/Union Territory Administrations for the development of tourism projects including Adventure Tourism, on the basis of proposals received from them subject to adherence of relevant scheme guidelines and availability of funds utilization of funds release earlier.

Paragliding in himachal pradesh

The National Tourism Policy, 2002 and the Report of the Working Group on Tourism for the 12th Five Year Plan lay thrust on development and promotion of Adventure Tourism. The steps taken by the Ministry of Tourism to promote Adventure Tourism, inter alia, include issuance of guidelines for Approval of Adventure Tour Operators, formulation of basic minimum standards for Adventure Tourism activities, etc. The Ministry of Tourism has been promoting Adventure Tourism through its domestic and international campaigns.

Skiing Kashmir

The Ministry of Tourism had launched a campaign 777 days of Incredible Indian Himalayas on 27th September 2013 to promote the tourism potential of the Indian Himalayas. The campaign, inter alia, aimed at promoting Indian Himalayas as an incredible tourism product and to make it as round the year destination. This campaign was conceived after holding a detailed discussion with the representatives of the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI). The Adventure Tour Operators Association of India has appreciated this initiative of the Ministry of Tourism.

Hiking Kerala

The Ministry of Tourism also extends financial support for capacity building/training programmes in the adventure tourism sector.

 

In addition, the Ministry of Tourism in its guidelines for Basic Minimum Standards for Adventure Tourism related activities has identified the following categories of adventure tourism viz. land, water and air based activities which include mountaineering, trekking, river running, hang gliding, para gliding and bungee jumping.

Auli Skiing

Safety-precautionary measures to prevent any untoward incidents are under the purview of concerned State Governments/Union Territory Administrations.

nun expedition

This information was given by Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Civil Aviation Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

 

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Uttarakhand – Enjoys the Comfort of the Himalayan Mountains

WHILE THE STATE OF UTTARAKHAND MAY BE AMONG THOSE WHICH ARE RELATIVELY NEW IN THAT THEY HAVE BEEN FORMED ONLY MORE RECENTLY, THEY ARE AS MUCH A PART OF THE HISTORY AND THE MAGNIFICENCE OF THE TIMELESS INDIA THAT WE ALL KNOW AND LOVE. THEY HAVE AS MUCH OF THE INDIAN SPIRIT, AND STAND FOR EVERYTHING THAT INDIA IS.

Almora Uttarakhand

Enjoys the comfort of the Himalayan Mountains which lend it as much colour, excitement and thrill that it gives to every other state. Adventure in the state of Himachal is almost as spirited as the mountains itself, with plenty of variety and several forms in which adventure can be enjoyed. The scenic beauty of Uttarakhand makes every element stand out better. The beauty of the state comes from the wonderful locales and the unpretentious beauty that surrounds it. There is so much that can be spoken of the state, and yet there is a quiet dignity it chooses to maintain. Adventure is a great experience in Uttaranchal.

India Rice paddies Uttaranchal
I differing kinds and forms, there are ranges of adventure activity that can be experienced and explored here. The support lent by nature and the state come together perfectly to allow you an experience that will always be cherished. The various forms of adventure take root in the landscape, which is mostly surrounded by hills. This is why trekking, skiing, white water rafting and paragliding are best experienced here. Apart from these, there is also camping and wildlife that must be experienced. The unique beauty of Uttaranchal is that, by way of its terrain and landscape, everything you do, from a tour of the wild to even a pilgrimage tour, all assumes the form of adventure here.

Auli Skiing
Trekking is among the most popular forms of adventure here. Whether to the Milam Glacier, the Pindari Glacier, or even to the Vasuki Tal, there are several sites where the thrill can be experienced fully. The best stretch to experience white water rafting is from Shivpuri to Rishikesh. This is the most gratifying location for rafting is perhaps all of India. Auli makes a scenic location for skiing, and a great place to allow the snow to befriend you. Pitoragarh is among the most preferred destinations for the avid paragliders. The dizzying heights with the sheets of white below, the conifers that dot the lands as you cruise over them and the chilly winds that blow through you make the attempt worth the effort.

Trekking in Uttarkashi
Ensure that you are in Uttarakhand any time of the year except for the bitter winters. The summers have their own charm, while spring is when you will enjoy the cold and not be hampered by it. The climate is largely favourable through the year except for the rains which could slow you down. There are no strict regulations and government restrictions, other than places which are restricted or sites which are closed to the public. To be able to access these, it is important that you seek prior permission.

 

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Karnataka: A Wonderful, Quiet State in South India

A WONDERFUL, QUIET STATE IN SOUTH INDIA, MOST PEOPLE MISTAKE THIS ANCIENT, TRADITIONAL LAND TO BE A SIMPLE, QUIET SANCTUARY. HOWEVER, THIS STATELY ABODE ALLOWS FOR THE MOST INDULGENT EXPRESSIONS OF FUN AND ACTIVITY, MAKING FOR A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY. ADVENTURE IN KARNATAKA ASSUMES MANY FORMS, EACH OF WHICH FIGHTS FOR ATTENTION AND ITS SHARE OF THE SPOTLIGHT. WHEN YOU LOOK CLOSELY AT ADVENTURE IN THIS STATE.

Mysore palace Karnataka

Karnataka is very beautiful, and its surroundings lend themselves beautifully to all forms of adventure. The seas allow for plenty of water activity, the hills are verdant and support many kinds of adventure in Karnataka, and the land itself is brimming with life, making it the ideal place for activity. There are several beach and lake resorts all over the length of the state, which make it possible for you to enjoy a number of water sports which include kayaking, canoeing, wind surfing and even scuba diving. And this is only when you scratch on the surface. Get closer still, and you will find other kinds of sport like corralling and windsurfing as well.

Badami Chalukyas in Karnataka
The best places to enjoy varied forms of water sport include Karwar beach, Gokarna, Marawanthe and Devbagh. The Western Ghats which make their way through this state make it possible for you to enjoy plenty of different sites for trekking and rock climbing. This is not just a sport, but also a form of recreation which exposes the raw, uninhibited beauty of Karnataka and showcases the finest details here.

kudremukh national park

A must conquer peak for you is the Kuduremukha peak, known not just for its imposing height, but also for its unique shape. The Kodachari, Agumbe and Kumara Parvata are other hills which you must try your hand at. These not only make for great climbs, but also allow you fantastic sights of the Arabain Sea, and great snapshots of the sunset as well. Fly straight into the sky with the rush of aero sport in Karnataka.

om beach Gokarna

Bangalore and Hoskote are wonderful places for you to try parasailing and paragliding. These are wonderfully executed here, with the genial climate and beautiful surroundings playing perfect host. There is lots to enjoy in Karnataka. While the climate is mostly charitable, the winters are the ideal months to visit. You would want to refrain from coming during the monsoon which lasts between June and September, since most activities are impossible. The summer months are good for being amid the hills here. It is important to carry all medical equipment, and ensure that you are in good health when you begin activity of any kind in Karnataka.

Kuduremukha peak
Heart patients and those with blood pressure problems are best left to try some simpler forms of activity here. Always have a good instructor to guide you through all challenging activity, and do not undertake anything which you have not practiced before. There are certain areas like the Kuduremukha peak and National Park which are off limits as far as staying there or camping is concerned. It is important to follow government regulations and keep to the timings and rules laid down. Check for details such as these before making your plans for the day.
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Best Places to Visit for Rejoicing Adventure Tours in India

The adventure geography is well known and famous for their best places to visit in India; lots of travel agencies give number of sportive activities like water rafting, paragliding, bird watching, climbing, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, rock climbing and trekking in India. Incredible India is a place far reaching blend of vivid culture, varied climate, and enigmatic places not to leave the tempting food. Adventure tours India include a span of ecstatic festivals that offers for traveler’s memorable moments.

 

Camp in Nun Expedition
Rock climbing become a symbol for adventure tours India and very important adventure activity as there is no dearth of rocks. Rocky Mountains in high altitude places like Manali Valley, Manikaran in Himachal Pradesh, Mount Abu, Sariska in Rajasthan are popular for soft rock climbing. The trekkers who love high altitude places like Sonmarg, Gangotri, Garhwal and Uttaranchal are a blessing. The Himalayan ranges are a full of scenic landscapes and Indian tourism has grown due to the beauty of this place. Garhwal and Kumaon regions are very well known amongst trekkers.

 

Aravalli Hills Rajasthan
There are many best places to visit in India the hill station of this country provide the excellent facilities for skiing. For example gulmarg in jammu and kahmir, auli in grawhal, kufri Narkanda in himanchal Pradesh and many more other places if anyone want to enjoy the water adventure tours India then Goa is the best place where visitors can enjoy their adventure sports in Goa. Camel Safari in the Thar Desert is one of the unique experiences of adventure which visitors can take advantage of while in India. Camel safari is fun and people who know horse riding cans it enjoy more thoroughly. Visitors also enjoy and get the hang of the activity that how the animal reacts to your movements hence this activity is a small part of adventure tours India. Camel safaris are well done in places like jaisalmer, Bikaner or Jodhpur. Jeep safari and wildlife safari are most popular among the tourist.

 

Sikkim Tour Packages
The coastal regions of western, eastern and southern India provides excellent water based sport activities and the northern regions has some fresh water courses which are ideal for angling and fishing. All of these plans for Adventure tours India high on travel agency will take care of all visitors needs.

 

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Such diversity of best places to visit in India combine with the warm hospitality and different flavors of adventurous life make a tourist visit to India memorable. No wonder people in large numbers come here every year for the joy of experiencing thrill.

 

Tiger in Kanha National Park
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Trekking Opportunities in Gujarat : Polo Monument and Vijayanagar Forest

Polo Forest is a haven for Eco-friendly nature lovers and the adventurous. Polo-one of the most ancient historical sites in Gujarat, is also unique for its picturesque surroundings, Forest & Mills serving as refuge for fascinating flora & fauna. It is a Bird Watcher’s Delight being a sanctuary for over 200 species of Rare Birds. It also is an abode for Jungle fowl and a host of other species which are yet grimly holding on to this last habitat, thoroughly adorned by flowing rivulets and an unsullied lake. The area is surrounded with archeologically important Shiv Temple at Sarneshwar, Sadevant Savlings Deras, Surya Mandir, Lakhena Temple, Jain derasar, the ancient Polo Jain Nagri.polo-forest-vijaynagarThe Polo Camp site is located in Vijayanagar taluka of Sabarkantha districts and is near to Vanaj Forest area, Harnav River and Damsite. It is 150 km from Ahmedabad and 70 km from Himatnagar. Presently at Polo Campsite, Nature Education Camps, Wild Life training and seminars are organized.

The ancient Polo city, a gateway to Rajasthan, was once used as a hiding place for rulers, concealed from enemies, citizens, angry wives, even from the sun, tucked between sacred hills on the east and west. It was built around the river Harnav, an ancient water body spoken of in the Puranas. It is believed to have been established in the 10th century by the Parihar kings of Idar, and was then conquered in the 15th century by the Rathod Rajputs of Marwar.  The name is derived from pol, the Mapolo_vijyanaga_jaintemple_vijaynagarrwari word for “gate,” signifying its status as a gateway between Gujarat and Rajasthan. It was built between Kalaliyo in the east, the highest peak in the area, and Mamrehchi in the west, considered sacred by the local adivasis.  Together they block sunlight for most of the day, which might provide an explanation for the otherwise mysterious abandonment of the ancient city.

The 400 square km area of dry mixed deciduous forest is most lush between September and December after the monsoon rains when the rivers are full, but at any time of the year it provides a rich wildlife experience. There are more than 450 species of medicinal plants, around 275 of birds, 30 of mammals, and 32 of reptiles. There are bears, panthers, leopards, hyenas, water fowl, raptors, passerines, and flying squirrels (mostly heard, rarely seen), all living under a canopy of diverse plants and trees. During winter, all manner of migratory birds occupy the forest; during the rainy season there are wetland birds

The life of the adivasi settlements are still rooted to the forest, and they sure can teach us a lesson or two in listening to the deep hum of the world that envelops these scattered whispers of human constructions.The fig trees, when in fruit, are good places to look out for the endangered Grey Hornbill and Brown-headed Barbet who will come to nibble. Grey Hornbills can also be found at a Banyan tree near the campsite, when it is out with its bright red fruit. On another tree on the other side of the camp look for woodpeckers, and fruit birds and prey birds at the top, especially during a particular half hour in the afternoon (the exact time of which changes).

Until recently, this area was not well-known, and saw very few visitors. The numbers have increasedpolo-forest2 dramatically in the last few years, thanks to a few individuals working to promote its beauty and the following activities:

  • Trekking on jungle trails alongside the pristine lake and rivulets
  • Climbing mountains over 800 meters height.
  • Exploring 1500 year old ruins
  • Star gazing at night
  • Bird watching, morning short walk in the natural greenery
  • Herbal outings, river swimming

This increased flow comes with a price, however. It is important to remember, as visitors, to approach each destination and its inhabitants, human or otherwise, humbly, openly, and with the awareness that every interaction, no matter how slight, carries its own impact on the area whether we know it or not.

A Trekking Trip to South India

South India has long been regarded as the backbone of Indian tourism industry with a slew of landscaping splendors that the backpackers worldwide cherish enormously. The renowned tourist sites in South India are studded with opulent cultural heritage sites, scintillating sightseeing spots, tranquil environs, and everything that vacationers would find engaging and absorbing.

Further, if you’re a die-hard adventure sports and trekking fan then a visit to South India is the place for you. The region is dotted with a raft of challenging mountain and river treks where you can let loose and enjoy the daunting mountainous terrains and riverside tracks. If you don’t have a clue about the trekking spots in South India, then let’s give you a glimpse of some of the hugely popular trekking spots herein.

Cavery River Trek: Originated in the Western Ghats, Cavery is the second-most revered Indian river after the Ganges. The trek follows the river when it enters the most exciting part of its 760-long journey in the state of Karnataka. The trek runs through nerve-chilling valleys, dense forests, and ravines. You’d also have the opportunity of getting vis-a-vis with the wildlife during the course of the trek.

Coorg Trek: Coorg is a charm and serene hill station situated in the lap of picturesque peninsular region of South India. The well laid coffee and spice plantations in Coorg has earned it a distinction of the Spice country. You’d experience the aroma of coffee and spice plantation throughout the Coorg trek. A perfect destination for the trekking enthusiasts who love a ride through lush green hilly expanse having a rendezvous with nature.

Kanoor Fort Trek: The state of Karnataka abounds in pristine natural beauty, rich floran and fauna, and a bevy of thrilling trekking routes. Nandi Hills, Biligirirangana Hills, Kudremukh, Kemman Gundi and Mercara are the popular hills on the Western Ghats that present the trekkers from all parts of the globe a great trekking delight.

 

Uttarakhand — A Trekking Treat for Vacationers

Spiritually dubbed as “Dev Bhoomi”, or “The Land of Gods”, Uttarakhand is a true paradise for nature and adventure enthusiasts. Curvy Himalayan slopes offer electrifying track for trekkers and campers across the globe. People from all parts of the world throng in this Northern state of India to enjoy trekking and other adventure sports. It’s mystifying treks, especially in the Garhwal region, which lies in the North West part of Himalayas, are simply majestic. Some of those mind-blowing treks are:

Chandrashila Trek: It ranks amongst one of the most demanding and enigmatic treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region. The fun of trekking here simply spruces up during the snowfall season. View of various Himalayan peaks, such as Trishul, Kedar Peak, Nandadevi, Chaukhamba, would make you feel as if you’re sitting in the mid of a sea of mountains.

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Roopkund Trek: Roopkund is a remote glacial lake nestled in the lap of Jurghati Dhar. This mysterious lake becomes centerpiece at festive times when folks from the villages bring their presiding deity to it.

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Valley of Flowers Trek: This is virtually a fairyland busting with swarms of vibrant and vivid wild Himalayan flowers. The park is popular world-over for its stretched fields of alpine flowers and alluring natural beauty. The snow-capped peaks including Nilgiri Parbat (6474 m) stand in bold relief against the skyline.

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Dodital Trek: Filled with Golden Trout, Dodital is a beautiful Himalayan lake carrying crystal clear waters. Surrounded with lush green meadows and high Himalaya views, this wonderful site is a real visual treat for nature lovers.

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Nag Tibba Trek: An intriguing trek that offers a good trekking option during winter when most of the high altitude treks become out of bound due to heavy snowfall in higher reaches of Himalayas. The trek is studded with typical Garhwali villages and beautiful temples.

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Kedarnath Trek: This trek is part of the ancient pilgrims’ trail from Gangotri to Kedarnath in the tradition of vamvrata yatra that begins from Yamunotri and ends at Badrinath , after the paying of respects at the Gangotri and Kedarnath shrines.

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