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Boat Rafting, Rishikesh

Rafting Adventure in Trishuli – Nepal

Rafting is an adventure sport gaining a lot of momentum and popularity, especially in northern part of Nepal and India due to the immense heights from which the rivers flow through the Himalayas. An amazing activity of teamwork and swifting through the high and quick movements of water, rapids as they are called, with all the jerks, jumps and falls in the river, rafting is a very enjoyable and fun adventure activity to do. I have done it several times in North of India and Nepal too. The most popular river in Nepal for rafting is river Trishuli, as it has many rapids, twists and turns and at the same time is not very dangerous. There are many resorts around truly which are on the way to Kathmandu from Pokhara or another way around. Depending on the length of time you want to raft you can choose the hours and the rapids. Generally, it is for 2 or 4 hours wherein you have a master who makes you learn the basics and commands throughout the …

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The Ultimate BunGee Experience in Nepal

Craziness is the word that can best describe this adventure activity where you tie your legs with a rope and jump fall free from a good height conquering your fears. Many people don’t know but Nepal has one of the highest Bungee jumping around the world. I was very skeptical while doing this, in fact I wanted to experience it when I visited Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and that was way before I visited Nepal but wasn’t able to make my mind whether to do it or not. This time when I was in Nepal, I finally decided to give it a try but I kept this activity for the last day of my trip (for obvious reasons, avoiding death till the end hahaha). Came the day on which I could not turn back, there were many many thoughts running in my mind during that briefing on how to jump, the best thing that the instructor told was ‘its very easy, we will say 1 2 3 jump and you have to jump, that’s it’, …

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Talking to the skies : Paragliding in Pokhara (Nepal)

Talking to the skies is what best describes  paragliding and what better place than the majestic views and mountains of Himalayas. Nepal is the answer if you want to try this amazing adventure activity. With its clear skies, pure wind, breathtaking views of the mountains and lakes, Pokhara serves as the best paragliding resort in Nepal where adventure seekers, backpackers and other traveller flock in for having a perfect holiday. Paragliding is generally done with an experienced pilot with you where you go to a height, wear your gliding suit, tie the parachute on your body, take a little run towards the edge of the mountain and before you realise anything , you are no more running on the land but already in the sky at a height from where you can see 360 degrees of sheer natural beauty, breathing in the most clean air , looking down from where everything looks tiny. I did paragliding 3 times (that is everytime I go to Nepal, I do it), an amazing activity to make you feel …

Map My escape - Turkey

7 Days in Turkey

A week’s time is very less to stay and take a perfect feel of this beautiful country, still a lot can be explored and experienced on a stipulated time frame of 7 days in Turkey. There are a lot of options for cities to be visited in Turkey, as each one has its own charm and flavour. The major ones are Istanbul, Cappadocia and Pamukkale. These 3 destinations combined would give you different experiences such as historic, natural, modern, nightlife etc. Start the journey with Cappadocia (Goreme). This place is often called as Mars on Earth because of its unusual topography and  beautiful landscapes.Relax, walk around Goreme and take a feel of its beauty on the first day of arrival. Savor the traditional clay pot meal in the evening, you will love the taste and the way its been served. You can take a night walk around the cold breeze. Do book a cave hotel in advance as sometimes it gets very difficult to find one due to high tourist inflow. The cave hotel surely …

Robben Island Museum

3 Days in Cape Town

‘Mother City’ as it is popularly known amongst the locals, Cape Town has a lot of diversity to offer, right from Historical to Natural to Modern. One can perfectly spend 3 days time in here by experiencing different dynamics that this city has to offer. Day1 Start by a walk towards the V & A waterfront and take a fast ferry to Robben Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, also referred as The Symbol of  Triumph of Humanity in Adversity.  It’s the place where Nelson Mandela spent 18 out of 27 years in prison and mainly the political prisoners were kept. A guided tour of the whole island is being given and also of the Prison by one of the Prisoners’ who actually have served there, you will be astonished to hear what they have experienced. It’s an experience in itself which would hit the chords of your heart . After spending a few hours here, take the ferry back to the waterfront. The waterfront is a great place to experience food, culture, shopping, music …