TOP 10 ADVENTURE SPORTS DESTINATIONS IN INDIA

India is a place which offers a wide variety of geological and climatic conditions. From Himalayan mountains to deserts of Rajasthan and evergreen valleys in the southern part, India can quench every traveler’s thirst. The whole aim of adventure activities is to inculcate a spirit of adventure,  leadership leading to the development of self-confidence, team spirit.

Here are 10 adventure sports destinations of India which every adventure freak should visit once…

1. Siang Valley Trek

Easy treks, difficult treks, long treks, short trek- the options are almost endless in India. Travel to the extreme northeastern part of India is extremely adventurous. Siang valley is a famous trekking expedition in Arunachal Pradesh which takes trekkers along the Tsangpo river in Tibet known as Siang in Phasighat district in Arunachal Pradesh. The siang valley trek offers you sights and experiences that will last you a lifetime. The trek route is a quite unique experience. The trek also covers some exciting locations which were never explored before.

State: Arunachal Pradesh

Best time to trek: October to February

Duration: 7 days

Difficulty level: easy to moderate

2. Paragliding In Goa

Have you ever wondered how it feels to fly like a bird in the open sky? Paragliding is the answer. Goa is the smallest state and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Paragliding is a popular activity taken in Goa when one is completely surrounded by scenic beauty. It may best be enjoyed at north Goa’s Arambol beach and Querim beach. It is so exciting and interesting, it surely will give you an adrenaline rush and goosebumps.

State: Goa

Best time to paraglide: September to march

Duration: 15 min to an hour

Fee: Rs 3000 per person

3. Underwater walk in Goa

Sea walking is a quite new tourist attraction that one must experience when visiting Goa. It is an activity in which a large glass dome is placed over one’s head, while oxygen is fed into the dome via a tube.

Baina Beach is the first which has an underwater stroll facility. During this underwater walk, you can see beautiful fishes, bright colored coral colonies and seaweeds in crystal clear water.

State: Goa

Opening time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Duration: 30 minutes

Best time to visit: September to march

4. Motorcycle Trip To Rann Of Kutch

Touring India on a motorcycle is the ultimate way of exploring the countryside if you have a love for traveling and motorbike riding. The Rann of Kutch is a salt marsh in the Thar desert in the Kutch district of Gujarat, India. It is one of the largest deserts in the world. Rann Utsav gives visitors a chance to experience a full moon on the salt desert. A  motorcycle trip to this place is a great experience one should have. In the route, one will see various breathtaking viewpoints. The rann is home to various unique mammals like an Indian wolf, desert fox, nilgai, etc.

State: Gujarat

Duration from Ahmedabad: 6 days

Best time for the trip: November to February

Distance from Ahmedabad: 340 km

5. Paragliding in Bir

Bir billing is a small village in Himachal Pradesh famed worldwide for hosting the first ever world cup of paragliding. It is the best paragliding spot in the world because:

  • Best take-off and landing
  • Suitable air currents
  • Ideal cloud base

Things you must take care of:

  • Stay calm and do not get overwhelmingly excited
  • Do not attempt a flight if you have not learned it.
  • Follow safety instruction properly

State: Himachal Pradesh

Best time: March to May and October to November

Fee: 2500 per person

Duration: 30 minutes

6. Scuba diving at Grande island

Scuba diving should definitely be on everyone’s bucket list. The flora and fauna under the sea have a lot of wonders to offer those who seek it. Grande island is the best place to experience scuba diving. All the adventurous souls out there who are willing to go out of their comfort zone to experience the magnificence that the world has to offer, scuba diving is for you.

State: Goa

Opening time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Best time: October to march

Fee: 3200 per person

7. Snow Leopard Trek

One of the most popular treks in the Ladakh region. The snow leopards are major attractions in the valley. The trek takes you through the bedazing trans Himalayan with scant vegetation and extreme temperature. The snow leopards are most active at dawn and dusk and spotted close to broken terrain, rocky outcrops, and ravines. The trek starts from Zingchen, which is at a drivable distance from Leh.

Area: Ladakh Himalaya

Duration: 13 days

Best time: November to march

Difficulty level: moderate, challenging

8. Skydiving in Mysore

Skydiving is the most enthusiastic adventure sports amongst all. Skydiving in Mysore is a breathtaking experience for the beautiful city has a lot to offer. There are various types of skydiving depending upon nature.

  • Tandem skydiving: this is the kind of jump you will do when strapped to the instructor.
  • Formation jumping: during the freefall they attempt to build formation in the air, using movement skills and by holding on to each other’s arms and legs, etc.

State: Karnataka

Cost: 35,700 per person

Duration: 3-4 hours

Jump height: 10,000 feet- 12,000 feet

9. Bungee jumping in Rishikesh

Bungee jumping is an activity that involves jumping from a tall structure while connected to a large elastic cord. Experience the most extreme sports of New Zealand in the adventure capital. Of India: Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. Cameras are strictly prohibited on, and around, the jump, one for safety reasons.

State: Uttarakhand

Cost: Rs 3550 per person

Opening time: open every day except Tuesday

Age limit: 18+

Best time: avoid monsoon season i.e. June to September

10. Rappeling in Coorg

A close encounter with the stunning beauty of a waterfall while climbing down its height has its own appeal and charm. Rappeling lovers from all over the world gather near the Chelavara falls in Coorg to get a there dose of adrenaline rush. Rappelling is also known as abseiling. You are made to wear protective gear and are guided by qualified and professionally trained experts.

State: Karnataka

Duration: 2 hours

Height: 140 to 150 ft.

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