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Top 10 destinations for snowboarding in India

Top 10 destinations for snowboarding in India

Snowboarding is a pleasuring giving activity and a sport where a person has to descend from a snow covered slope standing on a snowboard that will be attached to his feet. Snowboarding developed from skateboarding, skiing, surfing and shielding. This game is also a winter Olympic and Paralympics sport.
Snowboarding is an activity where you need to balance yourself on a slide board by fully covering your body with layers of woolen clothes to protect from the chilling and cold weather.  Snowboarding and skiing are often confused by common people. Skiing is an activity where people propel on the mountains using two thin planks and two ski-sticks.
In India, snowboarding and skiing are popular winter games. Skiing is more popular than snowboarding in India. Here are 10 destinations for snowboarding in India.

1. Gulmarg

Gulmarg, in Kashmir, is known as the heartland of winter sports and is the 7th largest destination in Asia for snowboarding and skiing. It is located in the district of Baramulla. This place provides the best long run snowboarding experience on its natural slopes and easy floating on the soft snow in India.

2. Solang

Solang valley located 12km away from Manali is also a place for snowboarding in India. It is popularly known as Solang Nala. It one of the favorite places for the tourists to play winter games. The snowy scenery, cold weather and woolen clothes and its warmth add even more beauty to the place. People celebrate festivals in the winter. Tourists from all over the world can come and view the festival as well as enjoy snowboarding and other sports.

3. Pahalgam

Pahalgam is one of the premium places for winter sports in India. This place is very popular for snowboarding and white-water rafting. The snow capped mountains adds a mesmerising view of the place. This place is very popular among trekkers, nature lovers and adventure seeking people from all over the world.

4. Auli

Auli in Uttarakhand is a beautiful place with clean surrounding and glittering snow everywhere. It is located 250km away from Rishikesh on the Garhwal hills; Auli is one of the most visited places in India. It is specially visited by people who would want play winter games like snowboarding.

5. Narkanda

Narkanda is located on the Hindustan Tibet road. It has an elevation of 2708 meters. This is also a premium place for snowboarding. The Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) offer snowboarding and skiing courses which cost from INR 900. Most of the tourists will love this place because of its peace and natural background. This is the best place for snowboarding.

6. Kufri

Known for its immaculate natural beauty, Kufri is also a place for snowboarding and other winter games. It is not as steep as other places and it is a suitable place for the beginners of snowboarding. It is a charming destination and an adventure seeking tourist should never miss this place. Also, HPTDC organizes the annual winter sports festival in Kufri and tourists can enjoy this event.

7. Mundali

Mundali is known for its steep slopes and beautifully covered scenery. This place is the most upcoming place for snowboarding. Mundali comes near Dehradun and the schools and another place near Mundali provide equipment for snowboarding and other winter sports for making best memories in your life. Snow sports and camp lovers will get the best experience in Mundali.

8. Munsiyari

Munsiyari is on the banks of Goriganga River in Uttarakhand. This is also one of the preferred places for snowboarding, trekking, and other sports. This place is the gateway to Johar Valley. Munisiyari hosts many activities for professionals and novices of snowboarding. It is very popular for snowboarding.

9. Rohtang

Rohtang is known for snowy valleys and mountains. It comes near Manali and is famous for ecstatic winter games. It is an ideal place for all adventurous sports. Snowboarding is played the most among other winter games here.

10. Dayara Bugyal

Dayara Bugyal is also a very popular place for snowboarding in India. This place is in Uttarakhand and provides bliss for snow and nature lovers. Here, people and few organizations provide combo packs for winter sports and trekking.

In crisp, snowboarding is a popular game in India and there are many places that provide space for many tourists to play snowboarding and other winter games. Along with enjoying snowboarding and other games, you will also be blessed to enjoy the breathtaking nature, fully covered by soft, clear snow. Never miss these places as you will be exposed to a different kind of experience and you will love it!


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Travel to 10 ‘no network zone’ of India

Travel to 10 ‘no network zone’ of India

Have you ever thought why we require mobile network or internet connectivity when we have come on a vacation? The most obvious answer from most of them will be to update status and photographs on facebook, snapchat and other kinds of social media. But, there are few people who feel it is unnecessary to do so because they believe travelling equals spending time with ourselves rather than being connected with friends. But sometimes I feel that we require network and connectivity for safety purposes. In the age of twitter and facebook, it is hard to believe that there still exist places that do not have network and internet connectivity. It is unimaginable to lead a life without network and internet connectivity. Here are 10 popular tourist places claimed to be ‘no network zone’ of India.

(1) Agumbe, Karnataka

Agumbe is known as Home Of King Cobras and a UNESCO declared World Heritage Site. It is also believed that this place is more famous for wandering souls. This is one of the most cut-off areas where it is pretty obvious that there is a complete evasion of the network. This place is tucked in a corner of Western Ghats.

(2) Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh

Chanlang in Arunachal Pradesh is known for road journeys and virgin beauty. This place also belongs to the list of unexplored places and no network zone in India. ‘Hell’s Pass village’ and ‘Lake of No Return’ are few famous tourist places in Changlang.

(3) Ice Kingdom, Zanskar, Jammu&Kahmir

Famously known as ‘heaven on earth’, Jammu and Kashmir also has few places that are termed as no network zone of India. One of them is the Ice Kingdom in Zanskar (Jammu Kashmir) which is known for its natural beauty and is fully covered with ice. This place is mainly famous for ice rafting.

(4) Valley of flowers, Uttarakhand

Valley of flowers is a national park in Uttarakhand and is claimed to be a no network zone of India. This place will hold your breath as it has wonderful sights of many different beautiful, attractive flowers. A 10km trek in this place will melt you to the beauty f nature. This valley is covered by snow-capped mountains along with 300 different varieties of alpine flowers. This is the best place to come and enjoy the beauty of nature and add colour to your smoke and dust-filled eyes.

(5) Kheerganga, Himachal Pradesh

Kheerganga is located on the highest point of Himachal Pradesh and is far away from the city. This place can be reached only by trekking. The beautiful meadow welcomes you as you climb up the mountain and surrounded by giant snow-covered mountains. Kheeraganga is known for the hot water spring and it is a no network zone in India.

(6)Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh

Chitkul is a village on the Indo-Tibetan border. It sounds cool to have a trip to this place. It not only sounds cool but a travel and trip to this place are the best as you will have a chance to view snow filled mountains surrounding the village, green lush grass covering your feet and domestic animals grazing everywhere in this place. Chitkul is also a no network zone of India. This place is also visited more by the tourists like the way they give a visit to Manali and Shimla.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(7) North-East India

The remote places of North-East are all no network zone. North-East India is a growing tourist place in India and most of the places here are unexplored. The main tourist places include many hills, mountain ranges (Himalayan mountain ranges) and lakes.

(8)Lungthung-Dhupidhara, Sikkim

Sikkim is the best place to have a relaxing time surrounded by mountains. From this place, you can clearly see the view of Kanchenjunga range and this is a place that you must visit at least once in your lifetime. Lungthung-Dhupidhara in Sikkim is a no network zone in India.

(9) Dandeli, Karnataka

Dandeli in Karnataka is famous for trekking, wildlife safaris, and white water rafting. It is also known for its nature beauty and has no proper network connection.

(10) Swargarohini, Uttarakhand

Swargarohini is the highest peak in the Gangotri range of mountain in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. This mountain is the source for a number of rivers. This place also has poor or no network and internet connectivity. But, the place is so awesome that you will not require any connection with anyone. You feel that the snow covered mountain will touch the sky very soon. The view is very beautiful.

The no network zones of India have network and connectivity problem but it is worth visiting these places as each of them offer you beautiful and different lifetime experience.