Early 20’s are the most vital years of everyone’s life. These are the years when you complete your studies (graduation), then you become professional, independent, and always ready to face the world bravely. This is the perfect time when you can push your limits, explore the beautiful world and conquer many fears, because responsibilities will catch up with you later in life and there is no way you can escape from them. So while you are still young, a bit crazy and free from responsibilities, plan with your buddies and form a group if possible, go out and explore, take some calculative risks, experience the crazy time of your life, experience the adventurous trips and make the best out of it, as those beautiful moments will always stay with you for the rest of your life. Here is a list of 20 places in India where you must visit in your early 20’s.
1. Attend some cool parties in Goa
Without a doubt, Goa has to be on the top of the list among all the places you need to visit in India in your twenties. It has an amazing night life, stunning beaches, adventurous water sports, islands, world heritage architecture and places of worships. Along with your buddies you can make some coolest moments of your life. Also, its’s not too much costly , you can stay there for 4-5 days or more, rent a bike and just explore around the city. The flora and fauna of the city will surely make your trip memorable.
2. Spend a night in boathouse in Kerala
Kerala is known for its palm-lined beaches, backwaters, lakes and a network of canals that center around Allepey ( City in Kerala). Kerala’s culture and traditions have made the state on of the most popular tourist destinations in India. The boathouses are really very beautiful, fascinating and worth spending a night in it. Night out in a boathouse, sounds amazing, isn’t it?
3. Test your riding limits in Ladakh
Undoubtedly, bike riding on Leh-Ladakh highway is always included in the bucket-lists of every explorer while they are in twenties. The journey is full of windy roads, scary ghats and awesome natural beauty. You can get stuck in the middle of no-where and then would have to camp under the stars with your friends, spend time with the locals and learn to be independent. The ride is full of adventures and really requires mental and physical fitness.
4. Witness the naural beauty of Sikkim
Sikkim is undoubtedly full of natural beauty and icy mountains, but is also known for its host of monasteries. You can feel the spirit of Buddhism in these monasteries and get a peace of mind from them. You never know, you may like spending time with them even more than exploring around the city.
5. Conquer the fear of water in Andaman
If you are really scared of water and never tried swimming until now, then twenties is the best time for you and Andaman is the best place to beat the fear out of you. The sites under water will surely delight you and you’d forget your fear of depth under the sea. And undoubtedly, for water lovers, scuba diving in Andaman will be a treat for them.
6. Push your limits and attempt the Chadar Trek
The icy and majestic mountains attract the tourists in winter ( best time for trekking is January to February). It is in the region of Ladakh, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. You can experience the best of nature over here.
|Source: Drashtikon ( Neha & Chittaranjan)
7. Explore the ancient caves of Meghalaya
The Caves of Meghalaya consists of large number of caves in the Jaintia, Khasi Hills and Garo Hills, and are among the longest caves in the world. The thrilling view and spine chilling experiences inside the caves attracts the tourists. If you are scared of darkness, heights, insects, bats and tight spacing of the caves then this is the best place to overcome your fear.
8. Visit Kaziranga National Park in Assam
Kaziranga Nationa Park is in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam. It hosts two-thirds of the world’s great one-horned rhinoceroses. You can have an amazing experience of watching various wild animals so closely. The environment is very pleasant and beautiful.
9. Experiance the beauty of ever changing Srinagar
It is truly said that if there is heaven on the earth, it is in Kashmir! The charismatic charm and beauty of the nature will surely blow your mind. The pleasant climate and super-awesome environment will make you visit here again and again. If you haven’t added this place in your travel list, then what are you waiting for?
10. Explore the Ghats in Banaras
Many of the explorers do not add this place in there list, but once you visit here, your mind might change. You can get of true essence of Indian culture, aartis and prayers. Beautiful ghats along the bank of river Ganges and boat ride during sunset would bring peace to your mind. The feeling of calmness experienced over here would make you come back again.
11. Overpower your fear of Dense forests in Coorg
Coorg is famous for it’s striking natural beauty which is located in Karnataka. This mesmerizing hill station is very close to Banglore. The dense forest, hanging bridge and water falls are breathtaking. Recently, The famous Bollywood movie “Bahubali” was shot in Coorg. If you have seen the movie then you can imagine the beauty of this hill station.
12. Camp in the Arid Thar Desert
If you want to experience the royalty and luxury of Rajasthan then this place certainly has to be included in your travel list. Rajasthan is very huge and there are many exotic places which are immensely famous for it’s world-class heritage and luxury life. The pleasant and cold climate at night and partying with your friends around the born fire will make your trip mesmerizing and memorable.
13. Celebrate Holi in Mathura
Celebrating the festival of colors in Vrindavan would be the best thing that you can do in your life. You would see how people from all over world come and let go themselves with the flow of traditions and celebrate the Krishna’s living philosophy together and eventually express the love for each other through this festival. Add this to your travel list and experience the love of vibrant colors and the best of India’s festival.
14. Fly some beautiful kites during Kutch Kite festival
Kutch’s vast Salt Land is famously known as “No Man’s Land”. Undoubtedly, this a must visit place in India while you are in your twenties. Every year international Kite’s festival is organised and people from all over the nation come here and fly different types of fascinating and beautiful Kites. The moments spent over here would not only be memorable but would also make you nostalgic about how you used to fly kites with your buddies during your childhood.
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15. Paragliding in Solang
Now, when is the best time to do paragliding? early twenties, right? So, add this place in your bucket-list. Solang is the best place to experience the most thrilling moments of your life. The scenic view from the top and flying through beautiful icy valleys is breathtaking.
16. River rafting in Rishikesh
River rafting requires a strong mind-set, burst of energy and enthusiasm. Hence, twenties is the best time to experience this thrill, specially with your best buddies. Rishikesh is also known as adventure capital of India. It’s famous for many other beautiful sites and worship places. But the main beauty of this place is Ganges. The fierce water flow of Ganges will certainly blow your mind and can wobble your strong and fearless mind-set. If you haven’t added this place in your list then add it soon before you cross your age bar.
17. Visit the Forts in Jodhpur
Jodhpur is a beautiful city in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan and is one of the most popular tourist destination. Jodhpur is immensely famous for it’s extensive Thar Desert, beautiful temples and luxurious Royal Forts. Add this place in your list to experience the luxury of India.
18. Jungle saffari in Jim Corbett National Park
It is a wildlife sanctuary in the northern India’s Uttarakhand State. The sanctuary is densely forested and is rich in flora and fauna. You can find various wild animals and various species of birds during Jungle saffari but is mainly known for it’s Bengal tigers. Include this national park in your list and experience the thrill of jungle life with your friends.
19. Explore the ancient Ruins of Hampi
Hampi is known for its ancient monumental and artistic structural beauty, located in the south Indian state of Karnataka. Hampi’s world heritage site makes it must visit place in India. The architectural beauty will not only astound you but will also make your trip delightful with your friends.
20. Get amazed by the greenary of Ooty
Ooty is a town in the southern India’s state in Tamil Nadu. The southern hill station is covered by pine trees, coffee and tea plantations. It is known for its beautiful resorts, pleasant climate and stunning natural beauty. You can also witness the remnants of first British settlement. You can surely have memorable moments and beautiful time with your friends while exploring the hill station and experiencing the breathtaking beauty of the nature.