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6 best trekking and camping places of Asia

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5 best trekking and camping places of Asia

Asia happens to have many different mountains and valley and in plenty of different sizes and different shapes. You can easily trek through different routes here and feel like traveling a whole new trek each time. Asia happens to have the mountains with snowcapped peaks, glacial lakes and a host of unique wildlife which for sure inspires the people to travel to get some great moments at the place. It’s not always by Car, Train, Bike you can make moments but the best moments and experiences come from travel by foot. Let us have a look at the best trekking and camping places of Asia so you can plan a trek in the best place which is nearer to your summer vacation holiday destination.

Wayanad, Kerala – India

Wayand is a hub a small trekking places in Kerala India. Kerala is like a collection is several hill station with Wayand being one of the most beautiful. In Wayand there many small peaks like the Banasura hill which is by the Banasura Sagar Dam and the Chembra peak which is famous for the heart-shaped lake. Other trekking places in Wayanad include Pakshipathalam, Edukkal Caves, Brahmagiri Peak

Trekking places in wayanad
Trekking places in wayanad

Annapurna Circuit and Upper Mustang Trek – Nepal

This trek is one of the oldest treks of Asia and is found in the Himalayan range of mountains. The Trek is quite long at 17 – 21 days and you will have to keep all the Camping materials with you to complete the trek. In the trail, you will be passing through the Thorung La Pass which is the highest point at 5,416m. The Trek goes through different villages and Hindu Holy sites hence you will travel a host of different places while trekking. From last 5 years, this trek has been at the top of the Top 5 or Top 10 list of treks of Asia.

Now the Upper Mustang trek takes you to a place of Tibetan Buddhist culture, an isolated Buddhist empire called the kingdom of Mustang or Lo Manthang. The Tibetan culture here is unspoiled at all and heavily preserved in the pure form. The Upper Mustang trekking trail is quite difficult and follows the old ancient salt caravan route which the people of Lo Manthang used to trade salt.

upper mustang trek nepal
upper mustang trek nepal

Kamchatka – Russia

Russia happens to be one of the largest blocks in the world and the most active region with many volcanoes active and a number of geysers and hot springs along the treks. Kamchatka is a peninsula and hence there is no connecting road i.e. you will have to take a helicopter or snowmobile or an off-road vehicle to reach the trekking route. You will even get to experience the Kamchatka brown bears and landscapes you will be getting at the place.

Gondogoro La – Pakistan

This trek happens to be connecting the two-glacier found in Pakistan which is the Gondogoro Glacier and Baltoro glacier. These are then indeed connected to the Shigar Valley.  During camping and trekking at the place you are going to get the views to the K-2, Broad Peak, Masherbrum and many other places these are just a few to name. You will pass through the Karakorum region of Pakistan while trekking. The mountain you will cross during the trek is also one of the highest mountain in the world, and also the highest mountain passes in the world. If you wish to trek at the place then the best time happens to be after June and before November which is the time when the trek is the easiest.

MT Kinabalu – Malaysia

If you are not an experienced trekker and still need to try one of the Top 5 Treks of Asia in the beginner phase then the Mt. Kinabalu in Malaysia happens to be the best. The trek is quite small at just 2 days in length and is the easiest peak for the professional trekkers out in the wild. Although it is easy you are going to enjoy the sunrise from the place and it is quite famous for the sunrises and sunsets from the place.

The Snowman Trek – Bhutan

This is the biggest trek in the list of top 5 treks and camping destination. This trek happens to pass through many different regions of Bhutan and we will get many jaw-dropping views while doing the trek. This trek happens to be the extension to the Laya Gasa Trek, and as you saw the length, this trek happens to be only for the hardcore trekkers. Apart from being on the list of the Top 5 Trekking and Camping sites of Asia, the Snowman Trek is also listed to be in “the most difficult trek in the world.” If you are looking for some real fun while hiking then this place is for you and a must do the trek.

These are our pick to the Top 5 Treks and Camping location of Asia, if you don’t agree with the list do let us know with your pick of the Top 5 treks and help others by letting them know more treks in Asia which are best.

6 best paragliding places in India

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Flying in the sky is the dream of many, you might have fear from a height but deep inside you must be dreaming about flying high up in the sky. Flying in an airplane is nothing, and if you want the real bird’s eye view, and want to experience the feeling that a bird gets while flying or making it more dramatic, a superman gets while he flies.

Paragliding was invented back in the 1940s and now is quite a popular sport, but is only available to the places where we have hills, valleys, and mountains. Today we are going to talk about the best 5 paragliding places in India. If you are looking to adventure the thrill then these are the best place to start.

Vagamon, Kerala

Vagamon is the only paragliding location which is emerging internationally at a really high pace. Vagamon Paragliding in organized by Fly Vagamon. The place is situated at the border of Kottayam and Idukki district and is above 1,100m above the sea level. The climate of the place is the real decent climate which everyone for sure is going to enjoy. If you are looking to travel to the place via Air Medium then the end part might get tough for you to the nearest airport from the place is more than 150KM. Although other mediums are quite easy. Vagamon happens to be the best location to be seen from a height and enjoy the thrill by looking at the tea plantations.

Paragliding in Vagamon
Paragliding in Vagamon
Paragliding in Nandi hills Bangalore
Paragliding in Nandi hills Bangalore

Nandi Hills, Bangalore

Nandi Hills is a magnificent place to share in a wide range of adventure sports and activities and Paragliding being one of them. Paragliding in Nandi Hills Bangalore is organized by Xtacee Paragliding Club, Bangalore under the brand FlyNandi. Nandi Hills is situated at a distance of around 60 km from the city of Bangalore in Chikballapur area. You may visit the Nandi Hills whenever you want and at any part of the year. The Nandi Hills has the ideal slopes that are required for paragliding. The climate is too good and the spring season temperature comes in between 29 and 23 degrees. Amid the winters the temperature at the Nandi Hills floats between of 21 and 11 degrees.

 

Kunjapuri, Uttarakhand

This place in Uttarakhand is quite famous for Paragliding, not only paragliding you can enjoy trekking at the place which you will have to ultimately do to reach the place for paragliding. If you are afraid of the same you can at least accompany your friends on the trek. The sunsets and sunrises at the place are the real gems and you will for sure be mesmerized by the looks you will be offered. The place is located near Shiwaliks and while flying we will be enjoying the views of the peaks such as Gangotri and Banderpunch.

 

Yelagiri, Tamilnadu

Although you might not have heard about the place Yelagiri but must have heard about Vellore, and yelagiri is nearby only and falls in the same district. The international paragliding festival is held each year by the Yelagiri Paragliding club, the fest is organized each year in September, if you are an enthusiast then you can join them. The Yelagiri Paragliding Club is a club of paragliding enthusiasts and they do provide you professional equipment and instructors if you are a member. In Yelagiri there are three take-off points which are identified till now which are at a height of 450, 560, and 600 meters above the ground level.

Sikkim India

Although Sikkim is the smallest state of India, but is a major tourist attraction. Paragliding in Sikkim is organized by mainly Adventure Zone Sikkim and Fly Sikkim Adventure. There are many different types of places to explore and with time the place is becoming famous among adventure seekers. There are places in Sikkim where you can experience paragliding and experience the place from the sky. Sikkim is also one of the best places in India if we talk about the architecture and the landscape, that from high up in the sky is something everyone for sure is going to appreciate.

Paragliding in Sikkim
Paragliding in Sikkim

Pavagadh, Gujrat

The Pavagadh Hill which is quite famous in Gujrat and neighboring states for its temple. The hill happens to be in the Aravali Range which is at a height of 800 meters from the sea level and is surrounded by the plains. Bellow the hill we have the historic city of Champaner, although you might be excited to know that the Pavagadh hill is actually a volcanic cone. Champaner, Pavagadh hill area forms an Archaeological Park which is spread over an area of 3,280 acres. You will enjoy the paragliding while having a look at Archaeological park from high up in the sky.

These are our picks for the Top 5 Paragliding locations in India, do let us know what you think about these in the comment section below.

5 best beaches in India

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Exploring is one of the main activities people do in India, as there are many different things to explore in this beautiful place. India on all three sides is surrounded by Water bodies and there are even islands where we have water on all 4 sides. You might have guessed about the topic which is the beaches, and today we will be talking about the 5 best beaches in India.

We have a large 7500 KM long coastline where we can relax and sit on the easy chair to take a nice sunbath. Let us look into the best beaches and talk about the best 5, let us first enlist them then we will talk about them in detail:

Goa

Beaches and Goa both are the same words. Goa happens to be the party capital of India. You can see the people having a nice time sunbathing, swimming, parasailing and much more. If you are looking for some beach blast than Goa happens to be conducting some or the other beach party for the tourists and even the residents. One of the most famous beaches of Goa happens to be the Baga Beach in North Goa. Tourists also like to visit Goa as here the beaches might remind them of the beaches which they find in their country. Goa beaches offer a number of different water sports which one can enjoy easily. Goa is also well connected to the rest of the places in India, all of which makes Goa one of the best in the country.

Beaches in Goa
Beaches in Goa

Ganpatipule, Maharashtra

This beach is situated in the coastal area of a tiny coastal town in Maharashtra. The beach is a grand one and is the most spectacular beach you will find on the Konkan coast. Although the beach is grand but equally beautiful with red sand and shallow water till deep inside the sea, which makes it the ideal place if you are looking a beach for swimming with your friends. The place is on the way to Ratnagiri from Mumbai and hence transportation is also not a problem. Ganpatipule is quite famous for the Ganesh temple wherein it is believed that the statute originated from the ground. You can reach the place easily which is just 35KMs away from the famous Jaigad Fort.

ganpatipule beach maharashtra
ganpatipule beach maharashtra

Kovalam

Talking about some of the beaches from South India, as they are well organized than the one we find in North India. Kovalam basically is a fishing village which recently has grabbed a lot of tourist attention. The nightlife of the place have developed in quite an attractive way, and the lighthouse of the place is pristine. The coconut trees in Kovalam are placed in a straight line which forms a really great pattern which is pleasing to be seen by the eyes, as photographs and videos cannot do justice with the beauty of the place. You can even surf the waves at the beach of Kavalam which is quite a unique thing to be found in India.

Mahabalipuram

This place is well known for the sunbaths which the tourists take, or the restaurants of the place which are famous for the seafood. Mahabalipuram happens to be a perfect beach destination for a holiday. Wind Surfing and Swimming are some of the water activities which you can perform at the beach here.  There are even many different temples such as the Pandava Rathas and Varaha Cave, these are from the 7th century and is a must-see place if you are visiting nearby.

Mahabalipuram Beach
Mahabalipuram Beach

Marari, Kerala

This place is the secret ingredient of India with which India can grab the attention of foreign tourists looking for some beautiful places. The state having the vibrant colors of the green bushes and the see with floating boats. The town is cultivating the beauty all around in plenty. The Marari beach resort of the place is one of the famous beaches and will help you to get to the best beaches of the place. Beaches here are quite good with a lot of greenery making Marari the best place to be in to celebrate the holidays.

These are our pick for the Best 5 beach destinations in Asia, do let us know your list in the comment section below.

5 best hill stations in India

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Nainital HIll Station

India owns the best geographical location in the world, India in a small area comes with Hills, Mountains, Valleys, Beaches, Islands, forests, and many other things. India has been a great place for foreigners to chill out and explore due to the history of India. Not only foreigners even the citizens of India have not visited all the hill stations and must be searching the best place to visit this year.

In India, there is no such rush time for any of the hill station, but most people prefer to go in Summer if they are looking for some relaxation with family, while couples love to visit the place in winter. Bangalore is one good places with several small hill stations which are good for trekking and paragliding. Today we will be talking about the 5 best hill station in India, let us first enlist them, then we will talk about them briefly.

  • Vagamon
  • Shimla
  • Mussoorie
  • Ranikhet
  • Nainital
Nandi Hills in Bangalore
Nandi Hills in Bangalore

Vagamon

All the 5 best hill stations in the above list are from North India, but South India is not behind and we have a number of hill stations here also. Out of which the best happens to be Vagamon which is a great summer destination for the people of South. The place is famous for calm weather and awesome cinematic views you can get from the hills. Sitting beside the Meenachil River chilling is the dream of many people who wants to enjoy the tourist places in Vagamon. In Vagamon we do have a number of waterfalls which we can enjoy.

Vagamon Hill Station
Vagamon Hill Station

Nainital

The place happens to be based on the volcanic lake known as Nani, and hence the name Nainital. Nainital happens to be the most adorable place of India, and also referred to as ‘lake district’ of India. The place is a perfect match for a family outing, and college or school tours. The city is quite well connected with other cities of India hence journey to the place is quite easy via Road, Rail, and Air transport mediums. There are many different locations such as Tiffin Top, Snow View Pint, Govind Ballabh Pant Zoo and many others. If you are planning a visit in the near future to the place to visit the Mall Road and Gurney House which are the major attraction of the place.

Nainital HIll Station
Nainital Hill Station

Shimla

Around 60 years back the place happens to be the Summer Capital of India. Now Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and is a go-to destination for most of the people. Tourists always appreciate the beauty of the place and even the culture. As the place was Summer Capital back in time, here we can find a number of places which can be appreciated for the architectures. Shimla State Museum, Summer Hill, Christ Church, Shoolini Temple are some of the places which are the major attraction. You can even find the Mall Road here is Shimla and serves the same purpose as of Nainital i.e. is the best for roadside food and shopping.

Mall road Shimla
Mall road Shimla

Mussoorie

Again a place from Uttarakhand happens to be in the best hill station of India, you will find most hill station in Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir as this is the area where you will get the best hills and the best sceneries. Talking about Mussoorie the place is also known as Queen of Hills. There are a number of boarding schools in India and hence is the education hub of Uttarakhand. Not only education hub, but also happens to be the Tourist hub, as it is the most well-connected city in the state. Mussoorie Lake, Gun Hill, Nag Devta Temple, Mall Road are some places which are must visit if you are planning a visit in the near future.

Ranikhet

This is a place which has not seen much of the development in the recent years, and hence you are surely gonna see most of the Britishers here. Ranikhet is the best when it comes to Calm Atmosphere and you will surely appreciate the amount of relaxation you will get in a few day stay at the place. Talking about the place owns plenty of Sunset points which you can enjoy and a visit to Golf Course will amaze you with the beauty.

If you are planning a visit to a hill station and confused, then you can choose one which is the best and cost saving for you from the above list. All the above-listed hill stations are the best and you must plan a visit to these places once in a while. Do let us know with your picks of the 5 best hill stations of India.

5 best beach destinations of Asia

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Koh Samui Chaweng Beach

Planning your year end? If yes then we are going to help you with some of the best beaches in Asia if you don’t want to leave your continent, or looking something nearby only. These beaches are the best when it comes to overall comfort, the enjoyment and the best part happens to be the environment you will get to enjoy the real beach feeling. Beaches are the best when it comes to relaxing and taking great sunbaths, not only the beach part but cities with beaches have their own charm and you have much more options to enjoy your stay at the place in a unique manner.

Today we will be taking about 5 such beach destinations in Asia where you can enjoy your year-end and get some memories for the next year. These places are surely gonna fill you with energy so you can get power to enjoy the next year with the tough times in office. You can visit these places both with your friends or with your family. Let us first enlist all the 5 destinations then we will talk about them in detail:

  • Goa, India
  • Yunokawa, Kahodate, Japan
  • Koh Samui, Thailand
  • Sipadan, Malaysia
  • Beidaihe, China

Goa, India

Goa happens to be one of the beach destinations of Asia. Since 1960’s the place has been the best tourist spot of India, and now one of the best magnet of India to attract tourists. There are many beaches in Goa and among them are crowded while many others happen to be free from the rush, and you can get some good deals there with beach hut accommodation too. if you are looking for a luxury vacation with private beach and casino, Goa is a heaven for that too. If you are looking to get some good adventure of sky gliding, and want to see some good Sun Sets, and also enjoy one of the best nightlife in Asia then you must head to Goa.

private beach resort in Goa
private beach resort in Goa

Koh Samui, Thailand

Thailand happens to be the beach destinations in Asia for youngsters looking for a thrill, for enjoyment, and for relaxation. Hence the best beach from Thailand had to be included in the list, and it is here. Koh Samui is one of the best beaches of Thailand and does include a number of pros to entertain you fully on your vacation to the best beach destination in Asia. Lamai beach, Chaweng beach is the must-visit beaches of the place. Here you will get all kind of water sports and will also get delighted by the awesome sunsets at the place.

Koh Samui Chaweng Beach
Koh Samui Chaweng Beach

Sipadan, Malaysia

If you are in love with deep sea diving, then you will be choosing this place for the same. The place is surrounded by corals and the marine ecosystem around the place is quite healthy, hence you can easily spot sharks and turtles which are there in plenty.

Sipadan is quite strict for its surrounding and if you are a deep see the diving fan and want to visit the Barracuda Point then you must be booked much before as they don’t allow more than 120 dives a day, and you have to be lucky to be one of them.

Yunokawa, Kahodate, Japan

The word Yonokawa means the area of hot spring, and you are going to get some good deserted beaches all around the town of Kahodate, where you can enjoy with your friends and even family. The best time to visit the place is in the winter months, and you will surely enjoy the cold breezes. The beach happens to be deserted during the peak time is due to tourists opting for Sapporo where they can even ski. So if you are looking for some private time with your friends or loved ones then the beach is the perfect place for you.

Yunokawa Kahodate Japan Beach
Yunokawa Kahodate Japan Beach

Beidaihe, China

Names in China are quite confusing but everyone must have heard about Beijing, and this place is just at a few hour drive from Beijing. The place back in the times was a relaxation place for the rulers of China, and they used to make policies in their private villas. The place is popular among Russian tourists hence you are going to encounter them in plenty over here. The place is well known for the seafood served here and also the ice chilled beer.

These are the top 5 pick for the 5 Best beach Destination of Asia, do let us know with your pick, and we will surely be covering those in our next story.