Adventurous things are always on everyone’s bucket list. Other cool things like attending Coachella and going to Machu Picchu can get a little difficult, due to money and distance. Here is a list of 15 different Indian travel bucket list things that you can add to your own list. And the best part? They’re all based in India, so odds are, they will be easy to cross off! May you achieve them and many many many more.
1. Eat An Ice cream At The India Gate At Midnight
India Gate is a very popular tourist and picnic spot in Delhi. Just like any other tourist place, it is surrounded by ice cream carts selling lovely and delicious ice creams. Eating ice cream at midnight with your friends or family after a nice drive around Delhi makes it special. Definitely, something to add to your list and it is easily achievable if you ever visit the capital.
2. Marine Drive At 3 am
The three things that occupy your mind while thinking of Mumbai are film stars, Gateway of India, and Marine Drive. Your trip to Mumbai is incomplete if you don’t visit this iconic road and sit there, feeling the spray of the sea on your face. What makes this experience better is if you go there late at night, when the city becomes silent. The stars are shining bright, there is the soft wind playing with your hair, and the sea is in front of you, as far as the eye can go.
3. Eat Paranthas At Murthal
If you love paranthas, then this is the right place for you. A small village located in Haryana, Murthal is famous for its dhabas, selling mouth-watering paranthas with lots and lots of butter. A must stop place for anyone who wants to taste the best paranthas in the world. My favourite stop spot? Gulshan da Dhaba!
4. Meditate In Auroville’s Matri Mandir
The Matri Mandir in Auroville near Pondicherry is one of the best places to go on a spiritual journey. However, it is not easy to get a chance to meditate there, thus making it a surreal thing that very few get to experience. If you are serious about spirituality and meditation, this one thing should be on your bucket list.
5. Watch A Tiger In A Wildlife Sanctuary
We have all seen tigers in the zoos but have you seen the animals walk freely in its natural habitat? Tiger reserves like Jim Corbett and Ranthambore offer the chances of seeing the jungle cats in the forest. Therefore, if this is something you manage to tick off your bucket list, you are very lucky. It’s an incredible experience!
6. See Lions In The Gir Forests Of Gujarat
India is the only country in the world that houses both lions and tigers. It is a wondrous feeling to watch both the animals loitering in their habitats. Won’t that be a great thing to tick off in your bucket list? Do pay a visit to the Gir Forests of Gujarat if you wish to see the king of the jungle in its kingdom.
If you look forward to dandiya night every year, then it is essential to experience Navratri in Gujarat at least once in your life. You will know what the festival actually feels like!
8. Experience Durga Pooja In Kolkata
For the festival lovers, this is the inescapable moment. If you love going to pandals during Durga Pooja in your city, why not pay a visit to the pandals of Kolkata during this auspicious season at least once to experience Durga Pooja in an authentic way.
9. Experience Ganpati Visarjan
You’ve seen it on TV and in the movies but have you braved the crowds and danced like there’s no tomorrow during Ganpati Visarjan in Mumbai or Pune? If not, then this is the next thing to add to your list! Visit the
Bhel Puri At Chowpatty
11. Ride In The Palace On Wheels
This iconic luxury train in Rajasthan, India is a must-ride if one wishes to experience the luxurious life like the kings and queens of the royal state of Rajasthan. Don’t miss out this fun!
12. See The Taj Mahal On A Full Moon Night
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj is a beautiful sight, whether day or night. However, seeing it shine on a full moon night should be on your bucket list. That is another experience altogether.
13. Stay In An Ashram
India is the land of spirituality and why not experience this first hand by actually spending a few days at an Ashram in ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ style. Staying at an ashram is an interesting and life-changing experience to add your list.
14. Watch The Live Republic Day Parade
We have all seen the Republic Day parade on television on 26th January mornings. But how many of us have had the privilege of seeing this grand parade live? It is a once in a lifetime experience and a must-have bucket list item – watching the Republic Day parade live at Rajpath, along with the country’s President, and other important ministers.
15. Visit A Historical Sight From The History Textbook
Whether it’s the Iron Pillar or the Ajanta caves, it is an amazing thing to see something that you’ve studied about in school. Why not pick a monument or a sight, visit it, and enhance your learning experience?