For those who are planning the perfect trip to get a taste of adventure, here is a list of 11 best places for adventure sports in India
The diversity in topography and climate that India enjoys is unmatched. It is no wonder that India comes in the list of the world’s top hot spots for adventure sports. Whether it’s the snow clad peaks of the Himalayas or the sublime waters surrounding the Andaman and Nicobar islands, India has a lot to offer to adventure sports junkies.
1. White Water Rafting, Rishikesh
The rough rapids of the Ganga are known all over the world for the allure they hold for white water rafting enthusiasts. Some of the rafting packages also offer other sports like cliff diving and body surfing. To up the adventure quotient further, you can stay in tents on the banks of the river at Shivpuri.
2. Paragliding, Bir
Bir in Himachal Pradesh is a favourite among adventure junkies as a paragliding destination. It is the best place for paragliding in India and is the second best in the world. Sail across in the sky with spectacular views of the mountains to behold – if that doesn’t make you want to go to Bir right away, we don’t know what will!
3. Scuba Diving, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Taking a plunge into the blue-green waters of the Andaman and Nicobar islands and experiencing marine life at close quarters is a must-live experience. It is no wonder that scuba diving here is on the bucket list of many.
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4. Mountain Biking, Ladakh
Home to the Khardungla pass, the highest motorable road in the world and the scintillating Pangong lake, Ladakh is paradise for mountain bikers. It has numerous trails to offer along the river Indus as well as through valleys such as the Nubra valley.
5. Skiing, Auli
Auli in the Garhwal Himalayas is touted to be one of the best ski destinations in the world. With snow covered slopes at an altitude of 2500 to 3000 metres that have a lot to offer to both amateur and professional skiers, Auli is also home to mountain peaks like Nanda Devi, Kamet and Dronagiri, making it India’s answer to the European Alps.
6. Water Sports, Goa
Windsurfing, jet skiing, banana boat rides, snorkeling – you name it and we have it in Goa. Besides being the hometown of sussegad or the good life, Goa is a paradise for those who enjoy water sports. The land of sun, sea and sand, it is only reasonable to add another ‘s’ for sports to this list!
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7. Trekking, Manali
Ever since Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani gave everyone and their neighbor some serious #Vacation Goals, a trekking expedition in Manali is becoming more and more popular. And it is for good reason. Manali boasts of several trails such as the Hampta pass trek, Brighu lake trek and Jogini waterfalls trek that make for exceptional trekking experiences.
8. Caving, Meghalaya
Caving is an adventure activity that is gaining a lot of importance internationally, off late. Meghalaya, with its pristine caves nestled among waterfalls and green forests, is the perfect place to indulge in it.
9. Sky Diving, Mysore
Sky diving is on the bucket list of every adventure junkie and Mysore is an ideal spot in India for the same. An expert team of divers take beginners and more experienced skydivers alike for an enthralling experience along with a gorgeous view to make it even better.
10. Flying Fox, Kerala
Dangling from a rope tied to two mountaintops and swinging from one end to another isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But if you dare, it is surely worth it! Flying Fox over the hills, valleys and rivers in Kerala is an experience of a lifetime.
11. Rock Climbing, Madhya Pradesh
The Satpura hills in Madhya Pradesh provide an excellent terrain for rock climbing. Also home to a lot of hill stations, it attracts several people looking to get a mix of adventure and relaxation.