ADVENTURE SPORTS IN INDIA
It is of no doubt that India is a land with so much in its lap to provide an opportunity of thrill and excitement to explorers and adventurers. From the coral reefs of Andaman and Lakshadweep, to desert of Rajasthan, from the dramatic Mountain peaks of Himachal, Uttarakhand, to gushing rivers like Ganges, adventure tourism in India welcomes you to a world where you can’t stop yourself from the adrenaline rush it’ll provide.
With so much diversity in its topography and geography, India offers a wide range of destinations where some of the spine-chilling adventure sports can be enjoyed. In the last few year India has become one of the hotspots for the adventures.
To give an insight of these adventure activities, we have compiled a list along with places where you can experience and add a memory in your suitcase
The north, where the cold Himalayas stand regally, is one of the favorite hot spots for indulging in some skiing expeditions. Some of the names of the places where you can enjoy are:
Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir
Solang Nala, Himachal Pradesh
Munsiyari & Auli, Uttarakhand
Kufri & Manali, Himachal Pradesh
2. River Rafting & Kayaking
Getting popular amongst the tourists these days, River rafting and kayaking are now in everyone’s bucket list. Our gushing rivers also offer to indulge in this water-based sports.
The Ganges, Rishikesh
Zanskar River, Leh
Beas River, Kullu - Manali
Tons River, Uttarakhand
Nagin Lake, Srinagar
Teesta River, Sikkim
3. Bungee Jumping & Sky Diving
If you’re an adventurer and you haven’t done bungee jumping and sky diving then you must try it once in your lifetime. This adventure sport has become a craze in the country in the past few years, with it being offered at various locations.
Aamby Valley, Maharashtra
Dhana, Madhya Pradesh
4. Paragliding & Parasailing
Flying high in the sky like a bird is not new for the human. Paragliding & parasailing are also a sort flying but with another level of ecstasy. You can fly high, movement against wind and enjoy this 5-15-minute activity to the fullest. There are various places in India where you can enjoy it but we have selected some of the best to experience
Kullu, Manali, Solang Valley, Bir Billing, Dharamshala, and Lahaul Spiti are the sites in Himachal Pradesh
Naukuchiatal, Bedni Bugyal, Doon Valley, and Auli are some of the places in Uttarakhand
Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Bikaner in Rajasthan
Matheran, Kamshet, Kundalika, Panchgani, Powai and Mahabaleshwar in Madhya Pradesh
Beaches of Goa is very famous for parasailing in India
Bir Billing, Manali in Himachal Pradesh
Mussoorie, Nainital, Garhwal in Uttarakhand
Kamshet, Panchgani in Maharashtra
Shillong, Gangtok also comes in the list
5. Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
Another world lies deep down in the ocean, it is so soothing and astonishing to watch the aqua fauna of the marine world. The surreal beauty will remain in your heart and the calmness will remain in your mind. So, here is the list of top most places in India where you can experience snorkeling and scuba diving:
Havelock Island, Port Blair, North Point, Cinque Island in Andaman and Nicobar
Aravind’s Wall, Pondicherry
6. Trekking & Mountaineering
India offers plenty of peaks for the junkies to trek on some of the highest peaks. Trekking as an adventure activity in the Indian Himalayas is really incredible. It a chance to witness the ancient villages, high passes and the ethereal natural beauty, making it an experience to remember forever.
Here is the list where you must trek in India:
Kanchenjunga Base Camp
Pin Parvati Trek
Markha Valley Trek
Valley of Flowers Trek
Nanda Devi Trek
7. Mountain Biking
Riding your bike on the mountains is another level of excitement but it also very risky if not done without proper safety precautions and training. Mountain biking tours has always been a favorite sport of youth. Mountain Biking Tour in India is yet another scenic expedition that will take riders to the unventured roads. It takes a lot of endurance, patience, stamina and courage to pass through the unique geography of India. With every paddle, you will get an opportunity to explore a different world.
Munnar, Manali, Leh, Laddakh, Kumaon region, Coorg, Shimla, Spiti, Kangra valley, Garhwal, Zanskar Valley are few of the places where you can do biking.
8. Wildlife & Jeep Safari
Sitting on a Jeep or on a Camel, to catch the views of natural habitat of Bengal Tiger is one of the best activities you can experience in wildlife safari. India has incredible natural parks and wildlife sanctuary with abundance of flora and fauna.
Some of the best and most famous protected territories to take a wildlife safari in India are listed below:
Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Sundarbans, West Bengal
Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
Deserts of Rajashthan is very famous for Camel and Elephant Safari
9. Hot Air Ballooning
Hot air ballooning is an extreme adventure sport to experience yet it is very astonishing to watch from the top while sitting in a basket. Today you can find many places that offer hot air balloon rides, which tower some amazing sceneries. So, get ready to experience the best and most amazing ride of your life. If you’re traveling the below mentioned states, don’t forget to indulge yourself in it:
Caving involves discovering the caves from the inside which are usually dark and wilder. But it is now getting hype among the people who love to experience the virginity of dark and murky world. And for more than a few, interest in caving goes beyond the buzz of discovery – their motivations take in scientific study as well as photography and conservation.
Must explore caves are as follows:
Meghalaya is in the Top 10 caving destinations in the world.
Source: South Asia Cave Registry, H.D. Gebauer, Germany.
(Of the ten longest and deepest caves in India, the first nine are in Meghalaya, while the tenth is in Mizoram.)
Jaintia, Khasi Hills and Garo Hills districts in Meghalaya are very famous.
Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Maharashtra
Elephanta Island Caves, Maharashtra
Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, Orissa