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15 Freakish Things To Do In India Only When You're Single By Choice

By Architi Batra

Updated - Nov. 3, 2018 12 min read

Bachelors And Vacations! An Ultimate Combo! These people keep hunting for the places which are unparallel, unmatched, unexpected and something completely out of the blues. Although there are a million things to do in India there are still a few freakish things which can be best explored only if you're single by choice, boundary-less and adventure-ready! Let's delve deeper and unearth all those places which are adventure good for the proudly single bachelors in India.   

 

1. Attend Sunburn Music Festival

Sunburn Festival, India’s biggest Electronic Dance Music Festival, attracts more than 3,50,000 people and hundreds of artists every year. This had to be there and you knew that! After years of being held on Vagator Beach in Goa, it has shifted its venue to the hills of Pune and rebranded itself to Sunburn Hills which is a ticket to your absolute freedom. The place is young, hearty and full of soul. Pune offers you everything from rave night and dance parties to booze, chill, and just everything! These are the nights that never allow you to forget. Pune sets you to usher in the New Year with some great music, dance and food.
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When: Christmas and New Year's: 28th to 31st December usually.

 

2. Motorbike Road-Trip To Leh-Ladakh

Another cliche in the best places to visit in India's list is Leh-Ladakh. But what makes it more interesting and a place to be explored while still single is the fact that you travel to Leh on your motorbike. The highest motorable roads in the world from any of your chosen paths and experience a road trip of a lifetime.
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Best Time To Visit Leh-Ladakh: June-end to September

 


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3. Take Part In The Rann Utsav Kite Festival

Never heard about this, Right? Rann Utsav is a festival celebrated in Gujarat. Not the usual festival like any other fests in India, this festival is a kind of celebration used to happen in "Makar Sankranti" i.e 14th January every year. A festival filled with weirdness, local dance, oversized vibrant and colorful kites which are sure to cheer everyone in just one glance. Celebrated at Rann Of Kutch, in Gujarat in the middle of a sea of salt, the place comes to life during the festival and is worth attending at least once in a lifetime. 
rann  utsav kite festival in gujarat_imageWhen: The festival takes place on 14 January of each year during the Makar Sankranti and continues until 15 January. This date marks the end of winter and the return of a more clement weather for farmers of the Gujarat region.

 

4. Stroll in The Bhangarh Fort

Counted amongst one of the most haunted places in India, Bhangarh in Gujarat is one of the best places to visit in India while you are still single. This is one of those things to do in India for all the brave-hearts, horror lovers and who don't mind pissing in their pants (LITERALLY). The only certified spooky place in India, the fort at Bhangarh is infamous for its dark history and mysterious happenings after 5 PM. After which every night, priests roam the outside walls of the fort to keep the evil spirits inside. Spooked much?
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Where: The Bhangarh Fort is in Rajgarh Tehsil, Alwar, Bhangarh, Rajasthan

 

5. Celebrate Holi At Mathura-Vrindavan

India is a land of festivals and Holi is definitely a unique and favorite one. But believe us, you haven't celebrated the real Holi until and unless you have been to Mathura-Vrindavan. This beautiful city which is so culturally rich and full of spirits and good vibes celebrates Holi with such an enthusiasm and devotion that you would want to come back every year.
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Where and When: Mathura and Vrindavan are districts in Uttar Pradesh and Holi is celebrated everywhere in March. The festival goes on for 2 days usually. 

 

6. Rafting And Kayaking in Sikkim

Now that adventure sports are banned in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand but the Hon'ble Supreme Court Of India, the list certainly should be modified accordingly. So, this time around when you need to go rafting, explore the untouched beauties of Sikkim because this is definitely one thing to do in India while you are still single. Enjoy rafting on the wild rivers of Teesta and Rangeet, go trekking on the Dzongri path and be surrounded with rich fauna and flora at over 4200 meters in height. 
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Best Time To Visit Sikkim: The best time to visit Sikkim is either between March and May or October and mid-December. If you want to witness the blooming natural beauty, the best season to visit Sikkim would be in spring, from March to May. Autumn, on the other hand, brings the clear view of the Himalayan Range.

7. Groove At The Ziro Festival

Every place in the seven sisters of the country makes for a trip of a lifetime. The North East is one of the best places to visit in India and find their names no matter how many guides and lists you try to curate of tourists places in India. One such out of the world experience is the Ziro Festival. In between the beautiful flora and fauna, jazz-pop music with twinkling lights in the Ziro valley of Arunachal Pradesh should be on your list of things to do in India without any doubt. Founded in 2012 by Bobby Hano and Menwhopause guitarist Anup Kutty, it is one of the largest outdoor music festivals by independent artists, bands, and musicians showcasing their rare music styles and tastes. Go and find your hidden Bob Marley!
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When and Where: Ziro festival of music is celebrated for 4 days in September in Arunachal Pradesh

 


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8. Trek To Malana

If you are a North Indian and slightly aware of the millennial culture around you, you definitely know what we are talking about. For those of you who don't know what Malana is a small village in the foothills of Himachal Pradesh near the village, Kasol. It is a beautiful place for anyone who loves a little trekking. From the river to the hills and winding twists and turns, the place is an unexpected surprise that you shouldn't miss. Marijuana grows everywhere and is openly consumed at the place. We are sure all your doubts about why even is this place special are cleared now!
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Where is Malana: Malana is in Himachal Pradesh. The easiest and shortest way to reach Malana is from the village Jari connected to Kullu valley. It is an easy and picturesque walk of six hours to Malana, which is only 12 km from here. Beautiful waterfalls and the Malana streams are an incentive. The nearest Airport is at Buntar, 13 km away from Jari.

 

9. Hot Air Balloon Rides At The Pushkar Camel Festival

Hot air balloons and a camel festival? Sure sounds like a weird combination. Where Rajasthan is one of the best places to visit in India, a hot air balloon ride at the Pushkar camel festival is one of the things to do in India while you are still single no matter how quirky it may sound! A feeling of being at the top and to be able to see all at once so small beneath you is a feeling out of this world and no words can truly express it. 
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When: Usually celebrated in November in Pushkar, Rajasthan, the festival varies as per the cycle of the moon.

 

10. Psychedelic Trance At The Parvati Peaking Festival

Trance music, synthetic rhythms, layered melodies and high tempo riffs best define this festival. Don't get confused by the name Parvati Peaking Festival, its nothing like you could imagine it to be. In the hills of Kasol, Himachal Pradesh a rare unseen art and culture are celebrated in India. An edgy-hippy atmosphere in midst of mountains and an always pleasant weather makes for a perfect spot in the list for things to do in India while you are still single!
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When and Where: Usually celebrated for around 3 days in the end week of May. The nearest accessible point is Kasol, about 40km from Kullu, between Bhuntar and Manikaran.

 

11. Jungle Getaway In The Jungle Hut At Masinagudi

Relax, Refresh and Rejuvenate in the midst of Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka. The Jungle Hut Masinagudi is a jungle lodge like no other. this jungle lodge has to be on your list of the things to do in India as you need a break from all your electronics which this place helps you with. This is one of the best tourist places in India with no televisions and telephones in the rooms to maintain the serene environment of the jungle, rich wildlife all around and deluxe tents which set a panoramic view of the mountains and the ponds.
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Where: Jungle Hut is situated at the foothills of the picturesque Nilgiri Hills in the hamlet of Bokkapuram, near Masinagudi. It is 20Km from Bandipur Tiger Reserve, 35Km from Ooty, 100Km from Mysore and 250Km from Bangalore.

 


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12. Stargazing From The Indian Astronomical Observatory

Everyone loves a clear sky filled with uncountable twinkling stars which are not a possible sight from your urban cities. Situated at an altitude of 4,500 meters, the Indian Astronomical Observatory at Hanle is the second-highest optical telescope in the world. The place tops the list of the best places for stargazing in India. This one of the not so common tourist places in India is located at such a place where the air is so dry and clear that the brightness of the Milky Way is spectacular and you could easily photograph this brightest night sky you'll ever see in your life.
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Where: From the main city of Leh, Hanle is 5 h 37 min (254.3 km) away via Keylong-Leh Road/Leh-Manali Highway

 

13. Trek On The Ice Sheets of Chadar

Irrespective of these harsh conditions in January in Leh Ladakh when the temperature goes below to -2°C, Chadar Trek is for the Bravehearts. The Chadar -Trek on the frozen Zanskar river is the hardest one in India and for all the hikers is a dream to achieve. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity and you should definitely add this to your things to do in India list. If you feel more adventurous, you could also trek to the Siachen Glacier with the Indian Army.
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When: It usually starts late-December, early January and batches go on till February. 

 

14. Stay in Khimsar

Rajasthan sure is filled with so many unimaginable surprises that it's no wonder that it is of the top tourist places in India. Khimsar, a magnificence veiled amongst the dunes is majestic and completely an out of the world sight to be a part of. Having access only through jeep, camel or horseback, the Khimsar Fort appears out of nowhere in the desert leaves you awe-struck. The place has been awarded the 'National Grand Heritage Award of Excellence' - the highest endowed by the Department of Tourism, Government of India. 
khimsar resort in rajasthan_imageWhere: The nearest airport is in Jodhpur, located 92 km away from Khimsar. It has direct connectivity from metropolitan cities like Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai. You can easily find a taxi for hire from the Jodhpur airport which will take you directly to Khimsar.

 


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15. Take Part In The Snake Boat Race

We don't know about you, but our GK and social studies books in school were filled with details of the glorious snake boat race that takes place in Kerala every year. This grand festival is an object of pure fascination and has to be one of the best things to do in India while you are single. We all know that the backwaters of Kerala are one of the best places to visit in India, but the time of the year at the time of this festival makes it even more special. The eminent snake boat race has a plethora of jaw-dropping excitement and ever-memorable euphoria to offer. Each boat represents a village and is the pride breath of the village folks. 
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When: Snake boat races are the highlight of the Onam Festival in August or September, particularly the Aranmula Boat Race, which takes place midway through the 10-day celebrations. Many other boat races are also held during the festival along the backwaters at Kottayam, Payippad, and Champakkulam. Usually goes on from July to September.


FAQs

Q. Where is the best nightlife in India?
A. 
Up first on our chart is Goa, followed by Mumbai and then Delhi. 

 

Q. What is the best time to visit Rajasthan?
A. Locals and travel experts recommend the period between the months of November to February as the best time to visit Rajasthan. Summers are scorching whereas, during winters, temperature comes down to the bottom of the mercury level.

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