5 Amazing Adventurous Places in Central and Western India
Western region of India comprises of varied landscape and serves as a treat for adventurous souls to carry various activities. Whereas, Central India consists of the fascinating and unexplored places, along with folklore and is considered as a home to some popular dense forests of the nation.
The cultural heritage of these Indian regions are 1000 of years old, and the wildlife of these regions can be found roaming in the pre-historic jungles, some of its area are still beyond human reach. So, if you wish to experience adventure to its extreme, you can plan your vacation to these region of India but during your stay do not expect too much of urban amenities or comforts. If you go around Central India then leave behind the attitude of discrimination so that you could feel the most of it and experience the best of this region.
1. WATER SPORTS IN GOA
Make your vacation in Goa adventurous by indulging into a varied range of water-sports. You can easily enjoy this fun filled water activities as these do not require any prior experience or training. Enjoy surfing, gliding and sailing in the dazzling waters of Goa. Also relish a sumptuous Goan lunch at the shore for a wonderful experience.
The various activities available on the beaches of Goa can be experienced by people of all age group as these are not confined to hardened outdoor types of people only. It can be considered as a perfect place for your kids to get an actual experience of the outdoors. Except lots of enthusiasm, no training or preparation is required for rolling or tumbling on the sea. Then you can spend the whole day gamboling on the sandy beaches after breakfast. Get indulged into activities like speed boating, jet ski rides, snorkeling or parasailing and many others.
Best time to visit: October to May is considered as the best time to get indulged into water sports in Goa.
How to reach there:
You can reach there easily through air route. Dabolim Airport, which is located near Panjim, in Goa connects all the major Indian metro cities through daily flight service. From there you can get into a taxi to reach a beach, which you would like to visit. The fare will depend upon the distance you cover from Dabolim.
Suggested Tour : 4 Days - Goa Beaches Tour
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2. BASTAR TRIBAL TOURS, CHHATTISGARH
Chhattisgarh, being a remote and untouched region of India is also a stunning place, which is considered as a home to 40 tribes, where the vibrant paintings of pointillist and spindly handicrafts are sold in the colorful haats. Adventurous travelers can have an exciting trip as the region has poor transportation and inadequate infrastructure.
To explore the tribal of Chhattisgarh in the best possible way, you can visit Jagdalpur, which is the capital of Bastar. A haat is being hosted every Sunday, where you can observe the adivasis or tribals engaged in buying or selling and bartering their stuffs along with the travelers. In its surrounding villages, you can enjoy the life of adivasis to the fullest. There are some villages, which are located at remote areas and can be explored with the assistance of a local guide having extensive knowledge. Many of them can be reached by taking a bus ride. Exploring the villages on market days will be an excellent idea.
Best time to visit: This tribal tour of Bastar can be enjoyed fully in the month of November to March.
How to reach there:
This Indian region is easily accessible through Road and Air routes. Daily flights from Delhi and Mumbai has access to Raipur, which is the capital of the state. From the airport, you need to take an auto-rickshaw to reach the town and then board a bus for the main urban center of Bastar. You can complete the journey in 7hrs.
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3. BANDHAVGARH FOREST SAFARI, MADHYA PRADESH
You can plan to spend a couple of days at the most popular national park of Madhya Pradesh, the Bandhavgarh National Park, where you can spot the Royal Bengal tiger. It is said to have the highest number of striped cats in the world though it is quite a small area.
The major attraction of Bandhavgarh is the leopard besides the showpiece of tigers. There are around 40 such creatures and about 45 tigers. The park, which is stretched up to 435 sq km comprises of almost 40 species of mammals that include deer, sambar, barking deer, wild boar, Indian bison and langur. Around 250 species of birds and numerous reptiles are sheltered in this park.
Best time to visit: From November to May you can visit this park to enjoy the forest safari to the fullest.
How to reach there:
Bandhavgarh has very strong rail and road ways, therefore making it accessible. There are trains from Delhi to Umaria (which is the access town for Bandhavgarh). The duration of this journey will be of 17hrs. If you take the journey via Gwalior, it will be of 11hrs, and via Bhopal, it will take 12hrs. If you wish to travel to Bandhavgarh via Jabalpur, you can do so in just 5 hrs. From Umaria one can also board a train to Varanasi, which is the only daily train that covers the journey in 12hrs with its scheduled time at 4.30am.
There are hourly buses to Tala village From Umaria at 6.30am in the morning to 7pm. You can also hire a taxi to reach there.
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4. MANDU HISTORY TOUR, MADHYA PRADESH
Being nestled on the top of a thinly forested (the pleasantly green forest is stretched up to 20 sq km) plateau, Mandu is an enchanting place in Madhya Pradesh. It is considered as a home to the finest Afghan architecture of India and is also known for having the baobab trees (having its origin in Africa). It is said to be an ideal place for playing Indiana Jones in the midst of a vast area of ruins.
Mandu is a fantastic place to explore as it is scattered with various monuments, palaces, mosques and tombs, which can be easily reached by cycling. There are ruins standing beside lakes and some of them are situated at the edge of ravines. The most romantic among all is Rupmati’s pavilion, which is situated at the end of the plateau, from where you can get the view of the vast plains below.
Best time to visit: You can visit Mandu all through the year.
How to reach there:
Mandu is very well connected to Indore, Dhar, Ratlam, Ujjain and Bhopal through roadways. You can easily find bus service running in between these cities. The nearest airport to Mandu is located at Indore. This airport has daily access to flights from all major Indian cities.
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5. KUTCH JEEP SAFARI, GUJARAT
Every traveler will love to ramble on the endless deserted area of the Rann of Kutch in a jeep. As you move across the isolated mudflats you can see the patterns of tyres on the cracked soil and keep feeling the wind in your hair till you stop at salt pans to talk to the workers.
The little Rann of Kutch located in Gujarat is the harshest and barren white land and is better known as the home to khur (Indian wild ass of chestnut color), bluebells, chinkara and blackbuck. You can also observe an massive bird population from the month of October to March that includes flamingos, pelicans and storks. Besides, you can see several water creatures in this region.
Best time to visit: It is recommended to visit the Rann of Kutch in between December and February.
How to reach there:
By Road: You can reach their in three hours by availing the daily bus service that connects Ahmedabad with Dhrangadhra en-route Surendranagar. The local transport has the best access through the villages to the Little Rann of Kutch including Dasada, Jogad, and Patdi connecting Surendranagar. You can also hire a taxi to reach there from Ahmedabad. Daily flights to and from all the metro cities of India have access to Ahmedabad.