Last Updated: November 2, 2019 Nidhi Singh
“Thinking about adventure in India? But confused as to what to choose and where to go? Let this blog be your guiding star as we take the opportunity to provide the details on which outdoor adventure you can indulge into and when and where you can go chasing your passion in India”
India is a land of massive adventure opportunities. Across the length and breadth of the country one is able to find multiple opportunities to plunge in the activities that not only instigate adrenaline rush but also transcend one to the world of fearlessness. However, there are some activities and there are a few places that fit like a glove, which means when a right adventure sport is attempted at a right destination, the fun and thrill multiplies. Here are some outdoor adventure hacks that you must reach out for on your trip in India.
Walk over the Frozen Lake at Zanskar Valley, Ladakh
There can be nothing better than can give you the adrenaline rush than the Chadar Trek. It is the reckoned to be the Mother of all treks and has a big name when it comes to best treks in India. Everything about this frozen trail trek is unique: the scenery, temperature, atmosphere, the frozen river, sledges, unusual camp sites, caves and the ever changing Chadar. It is so unique that it has to be experienced!
Hang Upside Down in Air at Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Have you imagined what it would be to drop down from a platform placed 83m above the ground and the hang upside down in the middle of everything? Well, it sent a chill down my spine and for those who know what it takes to a single Bungee Jump, certainly realizes that the adventure of Bunjee Jumping can in no way go wrong. Provoke the adventure devil in you and enjoy this outdoor adventure in India.
Swim with Water Giants at Havelock Islands, Andaman
The deep clean water and gorgeous marine life makes Andaman one of the most fascinating destinations for scuba diving in India. These islands has several diving sites that offer vast variety of marine animals such as Scorpion fish, Octopus, Angler fish, Sharks and Coral reefs. Havelock Islands in Andaman is probably the coolest site to scuba dive and snorkel, swimming with the water giants is certainly one of those memories that cannot be erased.
- The Wall ( Havelock Island)
- Clinque Island ( Port Blair)
- Fish Rock (Passage island)
Soar Like an Eagle in the Sky of Mysore, Karnataka
When Anthony Hopkins in his 60’s attempts a sky dive in the movie Bucketlist, I realized that life is about living on the edge. We all should have a bucketlist and it should have skydiving in it for sure. As far as skydiving in India is considered, Mysore is the name that tops the chart. Offering best facilities and amenities, the skydiving camps provide the option of tandem jumps, static jumps and accelerated freefalls prior to professional training for 2 – 3 days to ensure all kinds of safety. So, Mysore is the place and skydiving is the next activity on your adventure list in India.
Tame the Rapids at Tons Valley, Uttarakhand
There is Ganga in Rishikesh with its tricky Daniel’s Dip and then there is Zanskar River in Ladakh with its difficult rapids but what catches the eye in the recent is Tons River in West Uttarakhand. The river offers Grade IV rapids, which are enough to get attention of expert rafters from round the world.
Get the Bird’s Eye View of the Royale Jaipur
Hot Air Ballooning is probably one of the best ways to explore the royal beauty of Jaipur. Getting a bird’s eye view of this royal masterpiece is probably one of the best feelings that you can relish forever from your India visit memories. The excitement of flying over palaces, forts and lakes is quite special and beholding these fantastic sights and capturing them in your camera to cherish later is the ideal thing to do. These rides are arranged early in the morning and late afternoon as during this period the winds are quite favourable for this activity.
Get One on One with the Sand Dunes at Jaisalmer
Relatively a new sport in India, Dune Bashing is quite an enthralling experience. A 4X4 is led out in the desert only to destroy the sand mound coming its way. A little over the top but completely safe this activity can best be enjoyed at the SAM Dunes of Jaisalmer.
Put the World under Your Feet at Bir Billing
Soar high in the sky of Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh. The two destinations offer an incredible opportunity to glide above the verdant mountains and behold sites like never before. Bir Billing has a league of trained instructors that ensure proper training for solo flights without having to miss out on fun.
Hike to Ziro Valley for Rendezvous with Apatani Tribe in Arunachal Pradesh
It is agreed upon that there a several treks that have a beautiful trail and Ziro is one of them. What makes this trek different from the others is its cultural value. Taking the less trodden road, one reaches Ziro Valley to not only enjoy its beauty but witness one of the most ancient tribes of India called Apatani. This trek gives one the opportunity to come face to face with a life that is devoid of all basic and modern facilities. Truly crossing the unpaved ways, visiting places that are lesser known and greeting people that one has hardly heard of bring a pleasure that one can only experience but not imagine.
Jet the Sea on a Flyboard at Goa
Comparatively a new watersport in India, flyboard is made available in Baina Beach of Goa. The sport most enjoyed by youngsters is done on a jet ski that seems to be attached by a hose that pumps water to send it as high as 15 metres in the air, enabling the rider to make dolphin-like maneuvers and dive under water from a great height. Allowing swirling, flipping and rising high in the water, fly board is indeed a great way to have fun in the waters of Goa.
Motorbike to World’s Highest Mountain Pass at Ladakh
India is a land of unbelievable places and motor biking through them is an experience that cannot be experienced anywhere. One such incredible motor biking destination is Khardung La, the highest motorable road in the world. Situated at the height of 5359m above the sea level, this high pass is enough to get your adrenaline run crazy.
Sail High in the Sky at Goa
Parasailing can be best experienced in the Party land of Goa. Along with other water sports in Goa, parasailing is the best way to get the adventurist in you alive. While you tie yourself to a parachute and the speed boat helps you elevate in the sky, you have the opportunity enjoy the aerial beauty of Goa.
Explore the Caves in Meghalaya
The state of Meghalaya is probably the best places to go caving in India. These lesser frequented caves offer incredible thrill to the spelunkers who visit from around the globe. If these deep, dark and watery caves cannot grab attention then I do not know what will!
Climb the Frozen Waterfalls at Spiti Valley
Recently a group of adventure junkies attempted first ever frozen waterfall climb in Spiti Valley. It is strange that all through the years, something like this was not initiated in India. But, Kudos to the spirit of adventure, waterfall climb has been attempted and a milestone has been set for other adventurists.
Glide Down the Tricky Gradients of Gulmarg, Kashmir
Here is one and the ultimate winter adventure in India for you. Gulmarg, which gets covered with snow during the winter season, becomes a hotspot for skiing in India. Gulmarg is reckoned to have some of the best gradients for powder skiing as well as snowboarding. There are separate gradients for the novice and the veterans. For novice, a number of experts are available who make even the first attempt quite exciting. Adding to this adventure is the ride on Asia’s longest cable car project called Gulmarg Gondola that operates in two phases. Truly an experience to cherish, skiing in Gulmarg is like a dream come true.
We hope by now you have decided the adventure sport to take up on your next trip. If in case, you know about other adventure activities and the best place to perform it in India, we would like to know about it. Comment in the box below with your suggestions or if you have a query, allow us to help you with it.
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Published: 11 Feb, 2016
From the Lake District, Nainital, Nidhi Singh is a travel writer whose love for mountains can be seen in her write ups. Talk about solo travelling, indulging in adventure activities, binging on good food, planning budget trips or the Aurora Borealis and you will get all her attention. It is the wanderlust that keeps her going and if at all she could get one wish granted she would love to live a life less ordinary. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.