This summer, you have a lot of things to do in India. If you are planning to travel to India then you can visit the famous sex ashram of a sadhu in Pune or just enjoy a tour of a haunted palace in Delhi. If hills beckon you, then book a ticket to Coorg, pronto!
I have made this list for you and if you want some other place should be included in it, then please write back to me.
The top things to do in India
Tour of the Haunted Place in Delhi
If you are planning to spend your summer months in Delhi this year, then should do one thing. Book this tour immediately. The tour leader is Swayam Tiwari and he is a knowledgeable fellow. One of his favorite tours is the one about the Haunted Palace of Balban. This palace is in ruins and lies within the iconic Mehrauli Archaeological Park.
Balban’s Palace is an attraction for the wildlife enthusiasts too. During my last visit to this enchanting place, I encountered a Neelgai (antelope) which was resting in a shade. Upon seeing me, the startled animal sprang away and melted in the bushes.
Watch this video here
The bird lovers will also find this place charming. Peacocks, sparrows, parrots, robins, kites and weaver birds live here in thousands. And if you are lucky, you may find yourself staring into the eyes of a jackal!
2. Visit the “SEX ASHRAM” of an Indian sadhu in Pune
To be honest, I am not sure if this ashram still permits its residents to enjoy free sex but several decades ago, this place was known for this kind of colorful activities.
Also called as Osho Ashram, this destination is very popular among several thousand visitors who come to Pune every day. Osho is another name of Acharya Rajneesh who lived in the United States several years ago. He was a brilliant and several Americans became his followers because of this quality. The main philosophy of Rajneesh was living in the moment and never to worry.
You can read about Rajneesh by clicking this link > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajneesh
Rajneesh lived a royal life and at the time of his death, possessed more than 90 Rolls Royces- all gifted to him by his rich and wealthy followers! Many people believe that Rajneesh was poisoned by the American authorities because they were uncomfortable with his huge fan following. No wonder, for many Americans, one of the many things to do in India is a visit to the Osho Ashram.
This ashram is shaped in the form of a pyramid and is a delightful place to visit.
3. Go Drumming!
Actually, I find drumming pretty interesting. This is one of the more pleasurable things to do in India for people who are sick of visiting monuments, eating street food, watching movies and yoga sessions and I will tell you why.
One day, one of my friends , Debu Mishra, invited me to a drumming event hosted in one of the gardens of Delhi. I was full of excitement when I visited this place but as the event progressed, I just could not help dancing to the awesome tunes. This event was a great stress buster for me and it would be great if you can find time to attend one such event.
Here is a link to the Facebook Events Page of this event. Entry is free and if you want to play drums, please bring your equipment to this event. Make friends, relax and generally have a good time- that is the mantra of this event.
4. Poetry on your mind?
If you want to share your poems with other people ( strangers who also like poetry), then this event by Nicky Chandon is just for you and I am sure that you will find it as an event to remember. The name of this event is Caferati sure, it is a good place for all those people who want a ready audience.
Though visiting Caferati is not one of the most important things to do in India, I would still recommend it as an event for the intellectually inclined travelers.
The brain behind this amazing monthly event is Nicky who is a young girl, maybe 27 or 28. If you want to recite your poem or enact something, please attend this event by visiting its Facebook Page. I have attached the link to this event below.
There are many aspiring stand-up comedians who have found this event as a good platform to showcase their talents.
Watch this video in which a poet is expressing his thoughts in Hindi
Caferati is organized on the last Wednesday or Friday of every month at the famous Antisocial restaurant in HKV.
5. Visit the Palace of the Dead
Have you heard or read about Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi? Chances are that you have. Visit this charming place with me and get mesmerized with its known and untold stories.
Humayun’s Tomb is one of the most beautiful buildings in Delhi and if you have not visited this place so far, then it is time you made amends.
6. Walk in the woods -Lal Kot Walls
This one is my favorite. If you want to explore the wilderness and history of Delhi, then contact me for an adrenaline-filled tour of Lal Kot.
Lal Kot means Red Walls and stands for the remains of a 1000 year old Delhi fort. These walls are made of red coloured rocks and cannot be located easily as many dense bushes and trees now hide them.
Some people also believe that the foundation of these walls is made of gold and silver!
Would you like exploring them? If yes, then we will plan out a tour. You may write to me at email@example.com
Right now I am unavailable for any trip to Pune, so please don’t write to me for that. However, I may help you in organizing a Pune trip with the help of my contacts. Otherwise, if you want to travel Pune on your own, please visit this website; https://www.maharashtratourism.gov.in/ . This is Maharashtra government website so you can go on and click it open.
If you are planning to come visit Delhi or Pune, then use this Indian Railways website to book tickets; https://www.irctc.co.in/eticketing/loginHome.jsf
Else you may book tickets at MakeMyTrip and Cleartrip.
Have I helped you in planning your India itinerary? Please write to me.
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