Blessed with spectacular and gorgeous mountains and river valleys, Himachal Pradesh is India's outdoor adventure playground. From rock climbing on the deadly terrains of Kinnaur to rapping on the mountains of Spiti valley to enjoying the treacherous Heli-skiing in Manali, if there is any adventurous activity, it can be shrewdly done in Himachal Pradesh. There will be a rapid increase in the adrenaline rush of adventure aficionados once they will step in the heavenly abode of god, Himachal Pradesh.
For adventurers, it has always been a great and fascinating experience to enjoy thrilling activities in Himachal Pradesh. Hills of Himachal Pradesh hold the feeling of a fairytale wonderland, but there's another side to it. The captivating hills can thrill and enthrall the groovy backpackers, making Himachal Pradesh a must visit destination for every mountaineer and trekker. River rafting, camping, trekking, mountaineering, rock climbing, campaigning, trekking, motor cycling, motor biking, skiing and Heli-skiing are some of the prominent sports which can be enjoyed here.
Activities like skiing and Heli-skiing can be best enjoyed here rather than anywhere else in India. Himachal Pradesh doesn't disappoint the faint-hearted people as well. Activities like angling and fishing are highly practiced here as the place is home to the world famous trout fishes. Roads of Himachal Pradesh are endless, yet impulsive, offering an amazing opportunity for paddlers and motorcyclist to enjoy the thrill. Trekking is definitely one of the most popular yet affordable adventure activities one can enjoy in Himachal Pradesh.
Himachal Pradesh is known as the 'Paragliding capital of India'; the towns of Bir and Billing in Kangra district are extremely popular places for paragliding. A fun filled world of its own, Himachal Pradesh is a treat for thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. The state offers excellent opportunities for enthusiasts to indulge in hair-raising, spine-tingling adventure sports. From rafting on the gushing river to seeking colorful marine life for fishing to charting new routes across the majestic mountains, here is a snapshot of some of the premier adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh.
|River Rafting||Bias River Manali, Spiti River in Spiti valley, Sutlej near Shimla, Ravi near Chamba and Chandra in Lahaul|
|Still Water Sports||Gobind Sagar Lake Near Bilaspur, Chamera Lake Near Dalhousie and the Pandoh Lake on the Mandi-Manali highway|
|Mountain Cycling||Kangra, Una, Hamirpur and Bilaspur|
|Para Gliding||Bir-Billing in Kangra, Solang valley Near Manali, Bundla Dhar Near Bilaspur,|
|Angling||Tirthan Valley (Great Himalayan National Park), Rohru in the Pabbar valley (Shimla), Gobind Sagar near Bilaspur|
|Trekking||Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges, Between Shimla and Kullu, Lahaul & Spiti Valley|
|Skiing||Solang Valley, Kufri and Narkanda|
|Heli Skiing||Hanuman Tibba, Rohtang Pass, Deo Tibba and Chandrakhani Pass near Manali|
|Mountaineering and Rock Climbing||Reo Purgyil, Jorkanden, Rangrik Rang, Shilla|
|Vehicle Safari||Manali, Shimla, Lahaul|
|Camping||Dalhousie (Chamba), Kullu-Manali, Solan, Chail, Dharamshala|