Top 4 Places To See In India Before You Turn 30

by Vinodkumar Sankranthi

It is said that few things are meant to be done before 30. So, once you must set out on a trip before 30. We say before 30 as with age comes responsibilities, and then a trip may not be possible. Here we a list of top places to see in India before you turn 30.

Must Visit Places Before You Turn 30

Our list is a mixed bag of tranquil and busy places. We have kept hill stations and sea beaches as well to give you a feel of all the places that you must visit.

Gulmarg, the meadow of flowers


Gulmarg in Kashmir is often regarded as heaven on Earth and one of the best Ski destination in the world. This place is situated at an elevation of 2,690 meters and is generally filled with backpackers around the world. Camping and hiking are a must here. Lot of people choose this place for a solo trip, so, if you are traveling alone, then you might find a like-minded friend.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Gondola Ride in Gulmarg is the world’s second-highest operating cable car since the closure of the Mérida cable car in Venezuela in 2008. You can view the breathtaking scenes of the valley.

  • Visit the Apharwat Peak which is snow covered and a must visit place
  • Visit Ningle Nallah which is a beautiful stream that flows through the mountains
  • Must visit the Ski Resort and try it your self

What to eat in Gulmarg?

Remember when you looked at beautiful people from Kashmir and wondered what they ate? Well, here’s your answer. While in Gulmarg, you’ll be presented with a number of palate-pleasing dishes at hotels and small joints in The Main Market. Among these, you must try Rogan Josh, Kashmiri Tujh, and Gadde Monje. The place is also famous for its Kahwah (green tea), so make sure you do not forget to try that.

Camping in Rajasthan


Have you ever thought of camping in the endless stretches of sand? Well, you can visit Rajasthan to experience this. The day is hot and nights are cold in Rajasthan, so, the camp will be difficult but a rare thing to try.

Things to do in Rajasthan

  • Walk through the ruins of Dalhanpur Temple
  • Take a sunset view from the Jaisalmer Fort
  • Fall in love with Jal Mahal
  • Witness royal hospitality at Choki Dhani Resort
  • Get on a Camel ride

What to eat in Rajasthan?

When in Rajasthan, it’s all about the flavours! Relish in the delicious roasted flavors of onions and garlics in their signature dish, the Dal Baati Churma. Do not forget to try unique Rajasthani dishes such as Papad Ki Subzi and Gatte Ki Subzi.

Joyful Toy Train Ride to Darjeeling


Darjeeling is known as the Queens of Mountain. The road from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling is of 4-5 hours and through the curve and elevations of the Himalaya. It would help if you took the toy train ride to enjoy the beauty of nature. On your right, you will see River Teesta flowing and on your left the elevated Himalayas. The toy train will go through woods and enjoy the Batashia Loop to make make your journey a memorable one.

Things to do in Darjeeling

  • Sit in the mall in the morning and watch the Himalayas talk to you
  • Do not miss the confectioneries and hot coffee at Keventers. People say if you did not have breakfast at Keventers in Darjeeling, then your trip is incomplete
  • Visit Mirik Lake and Tiger Hill for sun rise
  • Visit Happy Valley Tea Estate which is just a 20-minute walk from central Darjeeling
  • Visit the Ghum Station which is India’s highest railway station

What to eat in Darjeeling?

In Darjeeling you’ll find a romance between Naga Cuisine, Tibetan Cuisine, and Bengali Cuisine like nowhere else. Try Shaphalay, which is bread with a meat filling. Try Churpees, which are snacks made of cow or yak’s milk. And of course, you just can’t miss the Darjeeling Tea for obvious reasons.

Be a part of Goa Sunburn


Beaches and music is a deadly combination. If you wish to try it be at the Sunburn, it is India’s premier electronic music brand hosting Asia’s largest 3-day Electronic Music Festival in Goa.
Apart from this, enjoy the famous beaches in Goa, like Baga Beach, Candolim Beach, Mandrem Beach, Anjuna Beach, Calangute Beach, and more.

Things to do in Goa

  • Indulge in water sport as you get a lot of them in Goa
  • Hire a bike and ride it to see different places
  • Visit Flea Market
  • Eat fresh catch fish
  • Go scuba diving
  • Try parasailing

What to eat in Goa?

The dish that Goa is most famous for is Goan Fish Curry. There are also other seafoods such as Prawns Orly and Fish Thali. Apart from that, you’ll find yummy Vada Fritters everywhere. So, you’ll be sorted.

These are the places to see in India before your turn 30.
Bon Voyage!

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1 comment

Amar November 20, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Haha. Good beginning. But there is so much. Ranthambhore, Puskhar, Chettinad, Madikeri, Orissa… the list is actually endless.


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