Top 10 Adventure Activities To Do In India

If you truly want to experience adventure in the truest sense, break away from the ordinary experiences. A regular travel, some shopping, some visits to historically prominent locations are great but taking the unchartered routes are even better. These experiences provide memories that last a lifetime.

There are lots of activities that you can do while in India and here are some wonderful adventurous moments that you can include while you seek your breaks from the regular and stereotypical lifestyles.
Want to know what it feels like to be in heaven?
Want to fly like a bird?
Want to know how earth looks like below when birds are flying in the sky?
Your answer to all the above is paragliding. First you will have to fly with a professional and if more keen you can take up courses. Paragliding will take you up in the skies and show you views which you might never have witnessed. It is available mainly in Mumbai, Pune, and Himachal Pradesh in India.
White Water Rafting
If you want to experience speed and if you love water then white water rafting is something you will love and keep trying again and again. It’s a very challenging activity where you navigate a river on a small raft. Besides being an adventure sport, it also provides an amazing experiences and a healthy sport too! You will have to steer the raft using the speed of riverand steer clear of the incoming impediments on the river along the way. The most famous river rafting spots in India are in Uttaranchal, Ladakh and Assam. The rivers where you can chart your experience are Ganga, Brahmaputra, Teesta and Zanskar.
Camel and Yak Safaris
If you want to experience the desert life, then a camel safari is an experience you must try out. It’s one of the softer adventures compared to the others. The adventures are best experienced in the late evenings and early mornings when the desert breeze is calm and cool. Camel safari in India is very popular in Jaisalmar, Nikaner, Jodhpur, khimsar, Osian. You can also try Yak Safari for a truly unique experience. Yak is a rather shaggy and heavy animal. When in Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, try this safari and enjoy the unique ride!

Hot Air Ballooning
Another alternative to paragliding is hot air ballooning. This is a more laid back and leisure activity in comparison to paragliding. Hot air ballooning is relatively new to India and is fast gaining prominence. To experience breathtaking landscapes at higher altitudes you must try out this awesome experience. These hot air balloon flights operate from the Pink City of Jaipur, the holy town of Pushkar, and Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, New Delhi and around Manali, in India’s northern state of Himachal Pradesh.

Mountain Biking
If you want to experience the lifestyle of a certain place or a region cycling or motorbiking can be quite an experience. Imagine a ride across the valleys with breathtaking views of the mountains, the green patches, bright sunlight all smiling and welcoming you. At the same time you will have the opportunity of stopping by and taking a break and enjoying the lifestyle of the locals. The fact is that motor biking through a place is a unique way of experiencing the local tradition and culture of a place and there are no two ways about it! Add to it the astonishing scenic grandeur of the breath-taking Himalayan milieu will make your adventure holiday worth remembering all through your life.
If you are one of the Harley Davidson type adventurers then this is something you can’t give a miss!

Scuba diving and Snorkelling:
Life as we know it is very different when viewed under water and that too in oceans and sea beds. This is something everyone must try. Once you try scuba diving or snorkelling you will go back again and again to enjoy the experience the thrill and beauty of India's stunning underwater natural world.
You can scuba dive or snorkel in the Bay of Bengal at Andaman and Nicobar islands or Arabian Sea at Lakshadweep group of islands. The crystal clear waters of the Indian coasts and shores promise charming scuba diving and snorkelling destinations that will leave you completely mesmerized.

The obvious choice for skiing in India is the northern belt with primary choices like Jammu and Kashmir, the hills of Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh, and the Northeastern states of India. For beginners, Gulmarg is the ultimate choice for skiing. There’s a lot of skill that is involved while skiing. The sheer speed of going down a slope the wind that pushes you further, the freedom and legwork all add to its magic. Any amateur to a professional would love this sport.

Angling Combined With Trekking:
There are so many fresh water lakes providing excellent spots for the fishing and angling activities. Dodital Lake surrounded by the Himalayan peaks is one such fine place for a catch. The Cauvery Fishing Lodge near Mysore is noted for Mahseer. The hill stations of Munnar make for perfect places for fishing in the gurgling streams of Kerala. Kashmir remains the undisputed paradise for an avid angler. Early mornings and late evenings are best times when you can indulge yourself. Combine trekking to it and you get the most amazing experience you can ever imagine.

An ideal activity during the summers that lets you escape from the heat of the plains is mountaineering. However, one should avoid the summers as landslides are experienced in several parts of India due to the heavy rains. The best mountaineering spots are in the Garhwal and Kumaon regions, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, and the Northeast. Some other renowned summits include the Num and Kun, and the Zanskar range in Jammu and Kashmir. Besides the amateur mountaineering, the technical climbing skills are put to test at Kishtawar at peaks that are as high as 6,500 m above ground level. Lahaul and Spiti in Leh, and the Kullu valley have several challenging peaks. You can make several choices in mountaineering and they are namely categorized into open, virgin, border, trekking etc.

The major states that cover trekking experiences are the states of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, and Uttaranchal in India, followed by the Eastern Himalayas covering Darjeeling in West Bengal and the northeastern states of Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh. The trekking trails of Ladakh are some of the most difficult ones. The areas around Gangotri and Yamunotri and those below the Kumaon region are also famous for trekking. Avoid trekking during monsoons. Low altitude trekking can be undertaken during the months of February/March and April/May is best suited for high-altitude trekking in the Himalayas. If you want to enjoy trekking in South India, then proceed towards the Western Ghats from December to April. The weather is clear and scenic beauty is at its best.

With so many choices you are bound to make your travel more fun and adventurous and wholesome too!


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