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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Duration: 2 hours
Height: 140 to 150 ft.