#60DaysOfSummer – Birdwatching in Ranganthittu

If nature and wildlife are always part of your travel plans, you’ll love spending a day at Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary in Mandya District just outside Bangalore. The sanctuary is a three hour drive from the city, and a gorgeous portion of the Cauvery river runs through the sanctuary where you can sit while you watch birds.

The sanctuary is only open from 8.30am to 5.45pm each day, so it would help you to leave Bangalore early and reach by the time the sanctuary has fully opened. The parks and greenery on the banks of the river here make a great spot for day-long picnics.

If you’re looking to club a visit to Ranganthittu with some other sightseeing, you can head to Srirangapatna to explore Tipu’s Summer Palace, Colonel Bailey’s Dungeon and Daria Daulat Bagh. If you’re not planning to spend too much time here, you can also make it part of your itinerary on your way to places like Mysore and Coorg.

HOW TO GET THERE

Book a cab from Bangalore to Srirangapatna or a taxi from Mysore to Srirangapatna. You can take the same cab a little further to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary.

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#60DaysOfSummer – Coffee Plantations in Chikmagalur

For a quick getaway into the mountains, wilderness and coffee plantations head to Chikmagalur near Coorg. The region is filled with national parks, dense forests and numerous coffee estates if you’d like to go to the source of your caffeine fix.

It’s best to visit Chikamagalur after May, when early showers start hitting the forests, and lush green scenery starts coming back to the region. You can go on a walkabout in the coffee plantations spread across the countryside. Apart from exploring coffee estates and plantations, you can also head to Kudermukh National Park, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, visit Hanuman Gundi Falls or just relax at some of the very hospitable homestays in Chikmagalur.

If you’re planning to stay a few days in Chikamagalur, we recommend The Coffebean Homestay and Athithi Home Stay.

HOW TO GET THERE

Book a cab from Bangalore to Chikmagalur. You can also make pit stops at Mysore and Coorg along the way if you’re on extended vacation.

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#60DaysOfSummer – Sunset Over Pushkar Lake

If you’re a history buff, and looking for a picturesque vacation in one of India’s ancient cities, head to Pushkar for a dash of history and culture.

The town of Pushkar is one of the oldest cities in the country, its history dating back to the 4th Century BC. The Lake in the city has numerous bathing ghats and hundreds of temples surrounding it. The town also borders Thar Desert in Rajasthan, so you can even plan a camel safari.

There are desert camps near Pushkar, tons of bazaars and an annual hot air balloon festival if you want to get more out of your trip. The hotels and resorts here have room starting at about Rs 1,000, so it’s perfect if you’re on a limited budget.

HOW TO GET THERE

Take a flight to Jaipur, and then book a cab from Jaipur to Pushkar.

 

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#60DaysOfSummer – Week 3 Digest

Day trip to Wet’n’Joy Water Park

When school’s out and your family is in a holiday mood, there’s no better way to beat the heat than to head to a water park. Wet’n’Joy Water Park near Lonavala is possibly the one place near Mumbai you won’t mind spending the whole day at. Read more…

Swim under the Kempty Falls

If travelling to Mussoorie is on the cards for you this summer, we must say, you’ve made an excellent choice! With an old world charm, cliff-side walkways, cable cars and a lovely street filled with locally owned stores and eateries, Mussoorie is a great place to unwind away from the heat. Read more…

Jungle Safari of Bandipur

For a lot of travellers, escape into the wilderness is the best vacation possible. If you’re exploring Mysore this summer, we recommend adding Bandipur National Park to your vacation. Go on a jeep safari to see tigers, elephants and other wildlife native to the region. Read more…

Paintball at Della Adventure

Planning a vacation with your squad can be stressful – especially if nobody can decide on one place to go. What better way to settle the score than to take everyone to an intense game of paintball? And at the end, this might just turn out to be the vacation everyone needed! Read more…

Picnic to Nandi Hills

Take a quick drive out of Bangalore and head to Nandi Hills for a quick day trip. If you’re an early riser, the sunrise from Nandi Hills is a spectacular sight. And if, like some of us, you’re averse to waking up early, the trip is still worth the attempt. Read more…

Rafting at Honnemaradu, Jog Falls

About an hour’s drive from Jog Falls, Honnemaradu is a great place to unwind if you’re someone who wants to spend a day exploring wilderness and learning how to go rafting. Read more…

Paragliding in Manali

If you’re looking for adventure while still being far away from the heat, head to Manali where it’s a cool 18 degrees right now and there’s plenty of paragliding to be done. Read more…

#60DaysOfSummer – Paragliding in Manali

If you’re looking for adventure while still being far away from the heat, head to Manali where it’s a cool 18 degrees right now and there’s plenty of paragliding to be done.

While you’re there, take a paragliding course in Solang Valley, a little distance away from Manali. You get to try your hand at paragliding with the help of an experienced trainer. There are a number of spots from where you get a view of Solang Forest, Kullu Valley and Solang Resort, so there’s plenty to choose from.

The best season for paragliding in Manali is in the summer when the breeze is gentle enough to help you sail and the aerial view of the valley is clear and spectacular. You can even plan on exploring all possible paragliding spots along the Manali, Kullu and Solang valleys.

HOW TO GET THERE

Book a cab from Delhi to Manali and then take the cab further to Solang Valley if you wish to do the paragliding course there.

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#60DaysOfSummer – Rafting at Honnemaradu, Jog Falls

About an hour’s drive from Jog Falls, Honnemaradu is a great place to unwind if you’re someone who wants to spend a day exploring wilderness and learning how to go rafting.

If you’re looking to relax, you can spend time along the banks of the Sharavathi river where the water is calmer than at Jog Falls. You can even go kayaking in circular kayaks in the calmest parts of the stream.

While you’re there, you can stay at the Jungle Lodges’ Sharavathi Adventure Camp or at Matthuga which is closer to Jog Falls.

HOW TO GET THERE

Book a cab from Bangalore to Jog Falls.

 

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#60DaysOfSummer – Picnic to Nandi Hills

Take a quick drive out of Bangalore and head to Nandi Hills for a quick day trip. If you’re an early riser, the sunrise from Nandi Hills is a spectacular sight. And if, like some of us, you’re averse to waking up early, the trip is still worth the attempt.

Atop the hill, you’ll find a number of small snack stalls, a restaurant with a cliff-side view of the valley below, a temple and a viewing point that gives you a scenic view of the towns nearby.

On the way back from watching the sun rise, we recommend stopping at Grover Zampa Vineyard or Nandi Valley Winery for a spot of wine tasting. If you’re planning to make a day of your outing, you can even stop by at the fabulous Indian Paratha Company for lunch or dinner on the way back. We highly recommend their Paratha Pizza for the more adventurous foodies.

HOW TO GET THERE

Book a cab from Bangalore to Nandi Hills so you can start early and spend the rest of the day exploring vineyards.

 

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#60DaysOfSummer – Paintball at Della Adventure

Planning a vacation with your squad can be stressful – especially if nobody can decide on one place to go. What better way to settle the score than to take everyone to an intense game of paintball? And at the end, this might just turn out to be the vacation everyone needed!

Head over to Della Adventure in Lonavala for some extreme sport, fun activities and a relaxed vacation. You’ll get to choose from going on ATV rides, Zorbing in water, giving archery a shot, going bungee jumping or just relaxing by a pool.

Whichever you  choose to do – dive right in or sit back and relax – Della Adventure is a great place to go on a quick vacation away from the pressures of work or college.

HOW TO GET THERE

Book a cab from Mumbai to Della Adventure or from Pune to Della Adventure.

 

Travel begins with Savaari

Savaari Car Rentals is an online cab booking aggregator that aims to provide reliable and affordable taxi services to its travellers. With travel operations across more than 60 cities in India including Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune & Delhi, Savaari is uniquely placed as the largest car rental company in India in terms of geographical reach. Savaari provides both intercity (outstation) taxi booking services as well as intracity (local) cab services.

#60DaysOfSummer – Jungle Safari of Bandipur

For a lot of travellers, escape into the wilderness is the best vacation possible. If you’re exploring Mysore this summer, we recommend adding Bandipur National Park to your vacation. Go on a jeep safari to see tigers, elephants and other wildlife native to the region.

Since March to May is a dry season, visitors can often spot animals coming out of their habitats to  look for watering holes. You can go to the Bandipur Tiger Reserve or go on a Elephant spotting safari during designated time slots in the mornings and evenings. As a primer for first timers, forest officers in the area have strict rules so as to not disturb the wildlife there. When you’re on your safari, please remember to take the instructions your guide gives you very, very seriously. It’ll go a long way in ensuring your safety, and the safety of the animals in the reserve.

If, at the end of a long safari, you feel like you should stay and soak in the quiet of the forest, you’ll find a few resorts like Jungle Lodges and The Serai Bandipur. These resorts also organise safaris and nature walks.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

You can book a cab from Bangalore to Bandipur or take a Mysore to Bandipur taxi.

 

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#60DaysOfSummer – Swim Under the Kempty Falls

If travelling to Mussoorie is on the cards for you this summer, we must say, you’ve made an excellent choice! With an old world charm, cliff-side walkways, cable cars and a lovely street filled with locally owned stores and eateries, Mussoorie is a great place to unwind away from the heat.

And when you’re not at Cambridge Book Depot or going on a mad hunt to find Ruskin Bond’s bungalow, you can head to Gun Hill in a cable car for a stunning view of snow-capped mountains. But one of our favourite spots to head to when we visit Mussoorie is Kempty Falls, about 15km from the hill station.

Given the sheer number of tourists who visit the falls throughout the year, we’d go as far as to say that Kempty is a natural water park. The base of the falls make for a great picnic spot, and a nice place to go for a swim.

HOW TO GET THERE

Take a cab from Dehradun to Kempty, or take your already booked cab to Kempty from Mussoorie.

 

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