Oktatabyebye.comSummer Holidays Ideas

Everyone's thinking hard on where to sneak out this summer. Take a look at some really chilled Holiday ideas suggested by members on the Oktatabyebye's community of travel enthusiasts. Oktatabyebye.com makes a good trip easy.

Trips this summer
Rafting Trip At Ganges
Delhi to Rishikesh, Harsh
27th Apr' 07
The City Of Golden Temple
Delhi to Amritsar, Jasmine
27th Apr' 07
Valley Of Flowers, Uttaranchal
Delhi to Joshimath, Polo
11th Aug' 07
 
Travelogues
White water Rafting
Rishikesh - by Tallleo
Romancing the Road
Maharashtra - by Achal
Destination Feature
Go Goa
By: Josan
Lucknow
By: Anupam Dikhit
 

Pangong Tso Lake - AshT
Hill Holidays   Wild Thrills
North  
Sangla: famed for its picturesque location along the Baspa river, stunning mountain views, crisp air...heaven in Himachal.
Lansdowne: charming cantonment town - peaceful surroundings, beautiful environs 233 Km from Delhi - Uttaranchal. Also try Ranikhet

East  
Kalimpong: spectacular views of the Eastern Himalayas & Teesta valley - monasteries, orchids & pine forests. 70 km from Siliguri, Bengal.
Shillong: called the 'Scotland of the East' - Old English charm, flowing lakes, cascading waterfalls. Meghalaya (4,909 ft)

West  
Kamshet: lake paradise in the hills - beautiful views & temples not to mention paragliding! 16 km from Lonavla.
Saputara: at the southern tip of Gujarat, this gem is a relaxed and quiet hill getaway overlooking a lush valley.

South  
Madikeri: part of the Coorg plantations - charming estates, the Fort, Abbi Falls, Omkareshwara Temple. 243 Km from Bangalore.
Kodaikanal: nestled in the Palani hills in Tamil Nadu - breathtaking beauty, magical lakes & waterfalls; evergreen memories.
 
North  
Corbett National Park: evergreen and accessible India's premier Tiger Reserve - the wild Ramganga Valley, Uttaranchal.
Dachigam National Park: close to Srinagar, unparalleled in beauty - Himalayan Black Bear, Hangul, Ibex and other surprises

East  
Khangchendzonga National Park: accessible but untouched the only place in India for Red Panda sightings, 90km from Darjeeling - Sikkim.
Kaziranga National Park: Central Assam Rhino country and wild dominion of elephants and rare Hoolock Gibbons.

West  
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary: wildlife enthusiast's dream, close to Udaipur - Bear, panther, leopards and Forts & Temples.
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary: unspoilt, untouched and unexplored wild treasure only 125 km from Goa.

South  
Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary: 250km from Bangalore it's a place to see Giant Flying Squirrel & Nilgiri Langur.
Periyar Tiger Reserve: whiff of fresh pepper, boat safari, and elephants just six hr drive from Kochi - it is a place to be this summer.
Beach Heritage
Pondicherry: a flavour of France India - beaches, food and the famous Aurobindo Ashram.
Puri: the Juggernaut of beach towns, temples, wide beaches and a handicraft hunter's dream.
Panaji: a cultural melting pot -  Portuguese style houses on carnival beaches, antiquities, temples, museums, churches and a heady cuisine.
Udupi (Karnataka): India's Kitchen town 60 km north Mangalore - Hindu Pilgsrimage & unmarred Beach. Foodie's fantasy.
Weekend Getaways   Hidden Jewels
North  
Kalakho: Rani Roopmati's ancient city - Bhangarh, the Harshata Mata Temple, Chand Baoli. 300 Km south of Delhi.
Pragpur: India's first certified Heritage Village & Kangra's best kept secret. 60 Km from Dharamshala, Himachal.

East  
Bishnupur: centre of art & culture in ancient times - ancient temples, forts, terracotta work and heritage ruins.
Frazerganj / Bakkhali Beach: Bengal's seaside secret - one of the many deltaic islands... peaceful, picturesque, unspoilt.

West  
Kashid: 2 hours from Mumbai - a peaceful & scenic beach destination. Don't miss the Revdanda Beach Fort and the Datta.
Daman: Indo-Portugese enclave - unique and unspoilt with amazing forts, churches and beach fronts.

South  
Bheemeshwari: fishing, wildlife treks & beautiful environs on the banks of the Cauvery - 40 minutes from Bangalore.
Maravanthe: unspoiled white-sand beaches, underwater sports, sea-rides, and exceptionally  scenic backwater. 110 km from Mangalore.
 
North  
Chopta: stunning views of the Himalayas, crisp air and scenic beauty galore; only 209 km from Rishikesh.
Shoja: a picture postcard village 95 km from Kullu  - fruit orchards, wooded walks and pristine atmosphere, just perfect.

East  
Khonsa: frozen in time - orchids, estates and trekking trails make it a loveable hideaway, 216 km from Dibrugarh (Arunachal Pradesh)
Yumthang (Sikkim): Rhododendron forests, the sloping green valley, and milk & butter from Yak! 140 km north of Sikkim.

West  
Pachmarhi:  bewitching waterfalls, shrines and wildlife the ultimate place to relax and re-connect with nature.
Raigad: 210 km from Mumbai, Shivaji's unconquered fort (Raigad Fort) is still reigns. Great rock climbing , trekking and views.

South  
Dubare (Coorg): Coorg country - White water rafting on river Cauvery, fishing and walks with elephants. 6hrs from Bangalore.
Nersa: of Caves and Cave-temples in the midst of fairy-tale forests. Home to exotic birds, plants and butterflies. Only 100 km from Goa.
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