7 Places You Can Travel To In India To Learn Something New

7 Places You Can Travel To In India To Learn Something New

The travel season is about to start and before you book your tickets to fly off to have a great vacation, think differently. Instead of opting for a chilled out, relaxing getaway, how about you spend your time off to learn something new?

Did you know that you could attain a skill while you are on holiday in certain places? Learn and gain knowledge in the best way possible at these beautiful places in India.

Whether it is surfing in Gokarna or pottery in Jaipur, your week-long vacation will stay with you for a lifetime. Not just because they are known for their scenic beauty, but also because you will learn something that school didn’t teach you.


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Courtesy: Ski Gulmarg

1. Skiing In Gulmarg

Known as one of the prettiest place in India, Gulmarg is a valley that you should visit to learn the art of skiing. The fancy adventure sport that takes us to the Swiss Alps can also be done in our own country. A crash course of about a week is all you need to call yourself a skier.

The snow-capped mountains and the chance to ski is something that not many get, and if you have lady luck smiling upon you, I say, grab it with both hands!

Find out more here.


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2. Pottery Class In Jaipur

The Pink City is all about handicrafts and going back to our traditional roots. So when in this gorgeous city, make sure you enroll yourself for a quick pottery class, after you’re done hogging on all the delicious food, of course.

These sessions are no more than an hour or 2 long, and what you are left with are beautiful pots that are your own creations.

Find out more here.


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Courtesy: India Untravelled

3. Volunteering In Ladakh

If you have watched 3 Idiots, the dream of teaching children is probably pretty real. And it is possible! Become a voluntourist instead of just zooming your bikes around there.

Teach kids, help rebuild the houses of the locals, take care of the animals, help them graze, and so much more. And in turn, they will show you around and make sure your trip is all worth it.

Find out more here.


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Courtesy: My Andaman Trip

4. Scuba Diving In The Andamans

If our Bollywood actors can do it, so can you! Head to the mystic and scenic islands of Andaman and Nicobar to dive into the ocean and make new friends, under the sea.

Scuba diving may look scary and daunting, but in reality, it will make you fearless. It’s a skill and an achievement that you can’t help but show off. A skill that is a life saver.

Find out more here.


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5. Surfing In Gokarna

Another foreign concept, surfing has now increasingly becoming popular in our country as well. Hit the waves and, while you’re at it, become a pro. Take surfing classes at Gokarna and tick it off your bucket list. Later, just chill on the beach with some yummy seafood.

Find out more here.


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Courtesy: Above 14,000ft

6. Rappelling In Himachal

There are rappelling camps in almost every city in the country, but if you want the authentic experience and want to genuinely learn something for life, head to the Himalayas.

Mussorie has some mountaineering schools that teach rescue operations, rock climbing, rappelling, and other such exciting stuff, and these programs are around 4-days long, ones that the whole family can be part of.

Find out more here.


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Courtesy: Kerela Tourism

7. Kalaripayattu In Kerela

Yes, I saved it for the end, because I couldn’t pronounce the name properly. This traditional form of art found in God’s own country will help you hone your defence skills and strength.

It’s always been perceived as a male-oriented form of martial arts, but lately, women have shown great inclination for it as well. If you are heading down south any time soon, book a session and get ready to roll.

Find out more here.

Japleen Kaur

Hauterfly's Lifestyle writer and resident Potterhead. In love with boxes, diaries, food, and conversations. Always in a state of fernweh. (Don't know what that means? Search the site for more!)

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