These seven places in India are not for every traveller but daredevils



1. Drass – The Coldest Place In India

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HolidayIQ Traveller Anup Upadhaya says, “We went to Drass to see beautiful snowfall but the road of the region was very dangerous that time because of the heavy rain and snow falling the all over Drass, Kargil and Ladakh Region. But we enjoyed a lot over there.”

2. Khardung La – Low Oxygen Levels

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HolidayIQ Traveller GD Paul says, “Khardung La pass is arguably the world’s highest motorable road at about 17,000 feet, mostly covered with snow, and after reaching Nubra Valley, we saw the most beautiful and peaceful places.”

3. Pamban Bridge – Sea Bridge

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HolidayIQ Traveller Pratik Jena says, “Pamban Bridge view from Indira Gandhi Bridge was really breathtaking. I would recommend, take a train ride on Pamban Bridge. It’s a fun filled and a thrilling experience.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Anusha Akriti, “When our train was crossing the Pamban Bridge, it really gave me goosebumps. A place to visit in once-in-a-lifetime!”

4. Phugtal Monastery – Built On A Cliffside

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This awe-inspiring monastery is constructed on the mouth of a huge cave and extends down to the end of cliff. There’s a river below, and visitors must cross a suspension bridge to reach the monastery. Travelling to Phuktal Monastery itself is a thrilling experience and the surrounding area makes the journey a memorable one.

5. Siju – Hanging Bridge

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Siju in Meghalaya is home to mysterious limelighted caves as well as one of the most notorious hanging bridges in the world. Tethered high in the mountains between two hills, this flimsy bridge made of chipping wood and gnawed rope is bound to give you more than a few scares.

6. Hemis National Park – High Altitude

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HolidayIQ Traveller Menino Henriques says, “It was an experience of a lifetime as we had gone to the place in extreme winter and stayed in tents at the Hemis National Park to spot the snow leopard. The snow leopard is a very rare animal and can be spotted only during extreme winter.” The temperature is below -20 degrees and the place also has a higher than average number of snow leopards.

7. Gurez Valley – Avalanche Prone

Gurez Valley – Avalanche Prone - news on hunt

Gurez or Gurais, as it is also known, is located 120 km from Srinagar, right below the Line of Control. Such close proximity to this terse area has had it’s effect on the people, with reports of stray landmines having blown people’s legs off. It is also highly avalanche prone, once experiencing 80 avalanches in 3 days. This turbulent zone’s danger is offset by the sheer beauty around though.

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