People often ask me, why do I create bucketlists for a coming year or what purpose it serves. Am I able to achieve all destinations listed on my travel bucketlist or not.
For me a bucketlist serves as a motivator. It reminds me of why I run a travel blog, why I share my experiences and why I intend to keep travelling for life. (Funny that my first year blog anniversary is coming soon!).
I believe in seeking authenticate experiences, getting to know the local life, exploring the hidden and lessor explored gems and trying out local delicacies.
I hope this bucketlist inspires you as much it inspires me. May we travel more in the coming years and explore the beauty this world has to offer.
Leh Ladakh offers some of the most incredible terrain in India. From hot water springs to the world’s highest motorable road in the world this place will not cease to amaze you.
Things to do / Places to visit –
Hunder Caves, River rafting in Zanskar, Magnetic Hills, Khardungla Pass, Puga and much more!
This 16 kilometer long trek is a journey of faith and not to forget some spectacular views. The trek starts at Gaurikund and ends at the Kedarnath temple.
The timings of Kedarnath Trek commences from 4AM to 1.30PM. The timing is fixed because of safety reasons as Kedarnath is located in the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary and pilgrims are not allowed to trek after a particular time.
The state of Assam is one of the jewels in East India. From tea gardens to floating islands, Assam has so much to offer. This diverse cultural hub should be on the list of every person.
Things to do / Places to visit – Kaziranga National Park, Majuli River Island, Haflong and much more
Where do I start about Sikkim. From glacial lakes to waterfalls at every corner, this state is a true wonder.
From quiet monasteries to endless pastures this is one place you should definitely add to your bucketlist like me.
Things to do / Places to visit – Gurudongmar Lake, Lachen, Lachung, Yumthang Valley and much more.
Bali is like a jewel of Asia (at-least in my mind). Its like the perfect blend of mountains, beaches, lush green fields and one of the most exquisite local food.
Here you can choose from budget hostels to some of the most beautiful properties to stay at.
Things to do / Places to see – Ubud, Seminyak, Nusa Penida and much more.
Dubai and Abu Dhabi
They say you are wowed by these cities the moment you step of the airport. From housing some of the tallest buildings in the world to being home to the fastest roller coaster in the world, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are best for solo, group and family travel.
Things to do / Places to see – Burj Khalifa, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Dubai Miracle Garden and lot more.
A long history of culture and tradition, some incredible infrastructure and authentic sushi, Japan will not cease to amaze you. Its the land of everlasting youth (Have you read Ikigai?)
Things to do / Places to visit – Witness the cherry blossom, visit Taketom Island, Mount Fiji and lot more!
I hope you found my bucketlist interesting and inspiring. If you loved it, do share it with your friends! If you want some more bucketlist inspiration you can follow me on my Instagram handle – @rituparnadey