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1. Best Places To Visit With Your Girl Gang

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Every girl likes to hang out with their girlfriends and have thier own 'princess time'; be it when they are shopping together or over phone conversations.

Its usually difficult to have a extended time out with your friends due to the busy schedule in a girl's life. So, sometimes you have to escape from your life and live that extended 'princess' time.


Here are some best destinations to hang around with your girl gang

Coorg
Karnataka, India


Coorg has a wide range of options that you can explore with your gal pals. You can choose to stay at homestay and sip coffee/tea all day long and relax or have a fun time while trekking, rafting, camping or sight seeing.


Rann of Kutch
Gujarat, India


Gujarat is famous for its hospitality; so why not try to pamper your senses on the white salty marshlands that stretch for as far as the eye can see. This place in the northern Gujarat is an awe inspiring location, which makes you feel like you’re in a fairy tale. And what else can a group of princess ask for? :)

Alleppey
Alleppey, Kerala


Alleppey offers the best house boat experience for you to sit back and relax and provide a quality time with your friends for gossip and chit chat. You can also treat yourself to a spa session with your gang.

Andaman
Andaman


Pull on your adventure gene and try snorkelling or scuba diving or other water based adventure activitities in Adamans; where you dont have anyone to judge expect your besties.


Shillong
Shillong


Nature, peaks, culture, waterfalls... this north East part of India is a best destination to relax you.

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2. Strange Places Of The World

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Mother Earth has lot of hidden treasures and have always turned out to be mysterious beautiful. So, if you need some strange reasons to pack your bags and explore this beautiful world; here are some ---

GLOWING WATER
Vaadhoo Island, Maldives
Vaadhoo Island aka as 'Sea of Stars'. It derives its name because of Phytoplankton – the marine microbes species – which create an amazing effect by emanating the blue glow in water; thus creating an romantic natural lighting.

SALT FLAT 
SALAR DE UYUNI, Bolivia
Salar De Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world, stretched over 10,582 sq km. You can choose to stay in hotels built entirely of salt blocks.
It’s the legacy of a prehistoric lake that went dry, leaving behind a desertlike landscape of bright-white salt formations. 

MARBLE CAVES
Carrera Lake, Argentina and Chile.
Beautiful marble caves surrounding the gorgeous freshwater Carrera lake makes it a breathtaking place to visit for all wanderlusts.
General Carrera Lake (Chilean side) or Lake Buenos Aires (Argentine side) is a lake located in Patagonia and shared by Argentina and Chile. Both these names are internationally accepted.

GLOWING CAVE
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
Waitomo cave in New Zealand is a habitat for glowworms, which make the entire cave glowing and a spectacular sight to see.

DOOR TO HELL
The Darvaza Crater, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
The Darvaza Crater, also known as the “Door to Hell” or the "Crater of Fire", is an underground cavern; which has been burning continuously for over 40 years and has become a surprisingly beautiful tourist attraction.

COLUMNS
The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland  
This is a World Heritage Site, with an estimated 37,000 polygon columns standing in perfect geometry.

NORDIC LIGHTS

 

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3. Spiti Biking Trip

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What kind of guy starts writing travel blog in almost mid night. Its 2:14 AM.

Dhag Dhag Dhag Dhag…that’s not my heart beats…this was the sound that kept racing in my brain, in my heart, after I finished that deadly Spiti. September 1st 2015. A man with the greatest ingestion on the planet – Wheels, and when two wheels comes together it made a bike.

Day 1 - I Flew from Bangalore to Chandighar and rented a 500 cc Desert Storm (pre booked).

Day 2 – I had to drive approx. 250 km but I started my journey on 2nd September 2015 somewhere in noon. Drove from Chandighar to Shimla to Rampur - fast. Roads were average and as expected turns kept welcoming. The hotel I took was right at the banks of Sutlej (or Satluj). Drive was relative easy for a regular rider except a little stretch at Narkanda which was congested, narrow and cold. There was not much to do on the banks of river so I spent my dusk at the river bank and slept early.

 

Day 3 – Started early with breakfast from Rampur to Sangala. I thought the ride would be easier as Rampur to Sangala is just 100 km but than I realized the kind of road or no road or stretch whatever we call was purposely made to test my skills that I had developed in my life. It was almost afternoon to cover 100 km but when I reached Sangala, I realized it was worth it. The valley weas red, not by flowers but by Apples. I had never seen a world painted red. Raise your hand and eat apple. I kept moving around the valley eating apple. Evening as well as Night was cold.

Day 4 – Today I was more educated because of last 100 kms and so I started early at 7:30 to Nako. A place which is famous for wind, stars and galaxy. I had to ride 150 km to reach Nako and as expected there was nothing like road and on one stretch I had a land slide right in front of me. I was excited to click its pic and then I got the shock of my life when I realize what if I was few seconds early, I would have died in land slide. Finally I reached Nako somewhere in afternoon. Took a hotel near sacred Nako lake. Serene. Took couple of rounds of Nako lake and spoke to locals about their life in winter when everything freeze here. Happened to have dinner with a Hungarian couple who were planning to get married in Indonesia in late December. They were very fascinated by the fact I was biking on these stretches. Night was extremely windy and freezing but look up…ya look up..you see the milky way….bright and clear.

Day 5 – I was happy to leave Nako in search of something warmer and started my journey at 7 AM to reach Kaza but in between I had to go to Giyu village. It has a mummy 500 years old. Naturally mummified. When I was riding to Giyu village I remembered hills have eyes movie and I thought hills will eat me up. There was absolutely nobody but finally efforts paid off. I reached one of the most beautiful villages I had ever seen. There were no restaurant, just couple of houses so the only food I had was dates and apple. I washed apple in the mountain stream and had lunch in open and proceeded for Kaza. But in between I went to Dhankar and was so mesmerized by Dhankar monastery that I decided to stay at monastery and postponed my plans to go to Kaza. Dhankar monastery is the most beautiful monasteries I had ever seen. Dhankar – a village with no shop. Dhankar was cold too.

Day 6 – I left Dhankar to Kaza somewhere at 8. I reached Kaza somewhere in evening and took hotel infront of the monastery. Happened to meet Govind Lama who sprayed his spit on me to bless me..ya ya smile. Kaza is conjected compared to any other place I have stayed on this route as this is the biggest town there. Happened to meet Tenzing – A Tibetan who spoke for hours about what happened and what is happening in Tibet.

Day 7 – This was the day that changed me. I learned its not how hard you give, its how hard can you take. This was the day Kaza to Manali via Kunzum La to Gramphu and Chatru and Rohtang La. 183 km and 7 hour and 40 minutes of continuous biking, it did not only test my skills and patience, it test my mental endurance, the calcium in my bones and iron in my blood. This is the route which you can cross and call yourself a hero. Riding over the river, stream, which locals call Nalah, under the waterfalls, 60 derees steep up hills, rocky desert, loneliness, It made me look up at the sky to thank I was fine and finally out somewhere in the evening only to realize that I entered a cloud, cloud so dense that I had to stop and wait for the cloud to pass by. I reached Manali after dusk, tired but euphoric with a life time story.

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4. Top 5 Unique Weekend Getaways To Explore Around Bangalore With Friends

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Are you fed up with the mundane job you are doing everyday? Are you looking for a break from your job and searching for mental peace? Are you looking for exotic holidays or getaways during weekends? Are you ready for a backpack trip with your friends? Are you a wanderlust who loves to unravel mystic places in India? Are you looking for nature beauty? Are you ready to explore and travel with your best buddies?  Are you ready to move out of Bangalore to experience some thrills? Let’s explore few unique places, not to be missed out if you are in Bangalore.

 

Gorgeous and Peaceful Gokarna

 

Looking for serene arena to hangout and thinking of getting refreshed. Gokarna is the place for such soulmates. Take a detour from goa and head towards kumta taluk of uttara district of Karnataka to unravel the rustic and mystic nature of Gokarna. Due to its unspoiled and rustic nature, Gokarna beaches are serene and without much noise.  Main attractions in Gokarna are kudle beach, OM beach and then take a ferry to half moon beach and paradise beach. Get your body soaked on the beach after enjoying the tidal waves on beaches. Scenic beauty of Gokarna beaches is magnified by western ghats on one side and Arabian sea on the other. OM beach is the only beach, which is naturally, crafted in the shape of hindi word OM. Get your backpacks ready and ready to unravel the real thrills on Gokarna beaches mainly during season of January- July.

 

 

Coorg “Scotland of the South”

 

Ready for mesmerizing Coffee exotic green land. Coorg is the place to be. What you want- a perfect sunset, an elephant ride experience, bath under fast free flowing falls or a visit to a diety temple. All is covered under one place -Coorg. Do mark your visit at Dubare Elephant camp, Talcauvery, Raja seat, Golden Tibetan temple and Omkeshwara temple, you not gonna forget the mystic beauty which coorg carries and thus it resembles to Scotland. Don’t forget to try some sumptuous dinner at Madikeri along with some yummy chocolate delicacies.

 

Cave Exploration Anthargange

 

If You are really thrill about night breathtaking trek to the hills, head towards antargange. This place is a must visit place for trekking and naturally created caves gives you a feeling of The Grand Canyon. There are few breathtaking moves which seriously let your soul freak out. 4 hrs of daunting trekking and cave exploration gives you untiring energy to remember and recall this event many many times. Don’t forget to go in loose and comfortable trackpants.

 

 

 

 

 

Nagarhole Wild Life Sanctuary

 

Nagarhole enthralls you with the exotic flora and fauna of the western ghats region which makes your getaways adventurous. Protected under UNESCO World Heritage and project tiger reserve, this wildlife sanctuary continues to attract tourists and travellers from all parts of the country.  Main attractions in Nagarhole are endangered flora along with fauna like nile marsh crocodile, four horned antelope, barking deer, monitor lizar, rock python. Another attraction near Nagarhole is the Irpu falls where the water gushes down from brahmagiri and forms the picnic spot.

 

Mighty Mysore Palace

 

Looking for a weekend getaway away from crowd and noisy traffic, Mysore presents the unique beauty of peace along with heritage customs. Roads to Mysore palace fill you with an exuberation to explore the mighty Tipu Sultan palace and feel pride from inside. Don’t forget to try delicacies like Mysore Pak which could result in lip smacking, melting sweet. In the city of palaces, get yourself strolled on the elaborate pathways of famous Mysore palace. This magnificent palace gives a grand picture of royal household under Tipu sultan reign. More than 90,000 bulbs lit at the same time adding grandiose and beauty to the palace. Mystic Musical fountain presenting the forgiven traditional cultural style of Indian past bravery gives you a feeler that how diverse, vast and rich is our customs. A completely different plushy Mysore palace reflecting pride and power of rich indian heritage is seen during Dusherra.

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5. Rare Events In The World

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Need some strange reasons to pack your bags and explore the world? --- here is the list of rare events that will force you to witness it; to believe it.

LA TOMATINA
Spain 


The largest tomato fight in the world is held every year in the month of August, in the streets of Bunyol, Spain. More than 100,000 kg of tomatoes are used in this fight every year.


OKTOBERFEST
Germany


All the beer lovers should head to Germany in the month of September to participate in the biggest beer festival of the world, Oktoberfest. Reportedly over 6 million liters of beer are consumed within the beer gardens every year. 


Day of the Dead 
Mexico
All those who want to live the James Bond movie - Spectre's scene; make sure that you visit Mexico in May. 
Day of the Dead (Dia de los muertos) is celebrated in May every year, which focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. 

The Rio de Janeiro Carnival
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is held before Lent every year and considered the biggest carnival in the world with 2 million people per day on the streets. The typical Rio carnival parade is filled with revelers, floats and adornments from numerous samba schools which are located in Rio.

Yi Peng Lantern Festival 
Thailand
Visit Thailand during Yi Peng Lantern Festival; to see the sky magically decorated into a sanctuary of lights. Its a festival that witnesses thousands of sky lanterns light over Pingxi District in Taiwan. It was originally celebrated to ward of evil and disease from the town. The Taipei Pingshi Sky Lanterns were released originally to let others know that the town was safe.

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