For actor Nivetha Thomas, travel is a rare life experience. Recently, she climbed the Kilimanjaro Mountain in Africa and documented it on Instagram. There is even a picture of her waving the Indian flag from the top of the mountain on social media.
Nivetha posted the picture from the top of Uhuru Peak, which is located at an altitude of 5,895 meters above sea level. Uhuru is the highest peak on the Crater Rim in Kilimanjaro. It is the highest point in Kilimanjaro. Mount Kilimanjaro is located in north-eastern Tanzania.
This mountain in Africa is a dream destination for adventure seekers. It is an inactive volcano. It last erupted 3.5 million years ago. Kilimanjaro has three craters formed by eruptions over time. These craters are in three circles, one inside the other. There are a lot of tourists who climb the mountain just to see these.
Another attraction here is the sunrise at Stella Point on the Crater Rim. Stella Point is one of the three peaks of Kilimanjaro. Tourists who cannot reach Uhuru Peak before sunrise can see the sunrise from Stella Point.
Adventure is part of Nivetha's life, not just travel. Nivetha who specializes in riding bullet motorcycles at a speed of up to 130 kilometres per hour, also participates in many motorcycle rallies.
Nivetha entered cinema as a child actor and has already acted in over a dozen Malayalam and Tamil films. Nivetha also won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Actor for her performance in 'Veruthe Oru Bharya.'
World’s best adventures you should try once in your lifetime
Swim the Great Barrier Reef: Divers and snorkellers everywhere need to experience the Great Barrier Reef at least once in their lifetime. Not only does the site have more than 400 different types of coral and 1,500 species of fish, but the natural wonder has been rapidly eroding, thanks to coral bleaching and global warming. That means it's more urgent than ever to see it in all its glory—and understand what we are losing. Australia has been strict about closing its borders during the pandemic, but since this is a trip you need to plan way in advance for, why not set your sights on 2022 and beyond.
Ras Al Khaimah: Ras Al Khaimah’s latest addition to the world of adventure is one of the best adventure activities in the world. The Jebel Jais zipline is currently the world’s longest zip line, certified by the Guinness World Records. Put your safety gear on and get ready to plummet from the top at speeds of 150kph, taking in the fabulous views of RAK as you zip past.
Float in a Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia: Sure, you can take a hot air balloon ride pretty much anywhere in the world. But generally, you’re just a solo balloon floating above the clouds in awe of the beautiful scenery below. In the Cappadocia region of Turkey there are hundreds of colourful balloons that take to the sky just before sunrise. You’ll sail high above the otherworldly landscape, get close enough to the “fairy chimneys” to touch, and then dip low into the valleys to get an up-close view of the cave houses. All while being surrounded by hundreds of other balloons which makes the already epic scenery appear to be something out of a fairy tale. You’ve never seen anything like it before and you won’t find an experience like it anywhere else!
Chiang Mai: Thailand’s Chiang Mai is an unmissable destination for adventure travel. This city is perfect for some wildlife exploration and elephant safaris. Sample the delicious native foods, such as banana coconut pudding in the hot afternoons. Go bamboo rafting in the river. Explore the Chiang Dao Caves and discover their mysteries. Near the caves, there lies a village where you can marvel at ‘Karen Long Neck Ladies’ – women who deliberately extend their necks, like certain African tribes, with metal neck extenders.
Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: It’s no wonder Machu Picchu often features high on many people’s travel bucket lists; this ancient city is set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, with the trek to get there an adventure, involving four days of hiking at altitudes of up to 4,200m. If you don’t fancy doing it alone, book onto an organised tour along the Inca Trail, many of which include activities like paddle-boarding and zip-lining along the way.