Who doesn’t love a little adventure on their holiday? If you’re hoping to feel that sense of thrill, check out these top destinations in India that offer some of the best adventure sports.
Adventure sports in India have seen a boom in recent years, as more and more holiday revellers are seeking fun and excitement on their travels. With innovative and adrenaline-pumping adventure sports making their way to the country’s top tourist destinations, visitors from all across the globe are heading here for a good time. Check out these amazing adventure sports in India and get ready to be completely blown away!
Statuesque mountains are as beautiful a sight to behold as they are dangerous to climb. Mountaineering can be a fun holiday activity, provided that the trekkers are well-equipped and physically fit to endure the gruelling (but worth it) journey that lies ahead. While beginners should stick to relatively simple hikes, professionals can check out the demanding treks at Shepherd’s Trail in Himachal Pradesh, Dodital in Uttarakhand and Zanskar in Jammu & Kashmir.
#2 Mountain Biking
The stunning topography of India provides a great cycling trail for mountain biking enthusiasts. From the winding roads of Sikkim to the imposing mountains of Ladakh, bikers can choose from many exciting treks with spectacular views. Some of the most popular destinations in India include the Singalila Ridge in West Bengal and the Pang to Rumtse route in Ladakh. Biking through the pathways between Sikkim’s tea plantations is definitely a one of a kind experience!
#3 Scuba Diving
Water babies can explore the uncharted depths and underwater treasures of India’s beautiful marine life. Simply head to any of the union territories of Daman, Andaman or the virgin Lakshadweep islands. Newbie divers can safely go snorkelling at Karnataka’s Netrani Island and discover the colourful coral reefs for a magical holiday!
#4 Water Sports
When it comes to watersports, the options are endless—choose from white water rafting in Rishikesh, parasailing in Goa or kayaking in Lakshadweep. Adventure buffs flock to India’s beaches for some sun and sand every summer, indulging in some thrilling water sports. Jet skiing and windsurfing are just some of the fun activities enjoyed by tourists; don’t forget to try out the new sport of flyboarding the next time you’re vacationing in Goa!
The unencumbered feeling of gliding in the vast expanse of the blue skies is absolutely unbeatable. Breathe in the fresh air and feel rejuvenated as you freefall over the flora and fauna of Goa, Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh, where paragliding is a popular sport. If you’re a die-hard fan, make sure you visit Bir in Himachal, Stok Kangri in Ladakh as well as Kamshet in Maharashtra. Meanwhile, skydiving aficionados can also check out Dhana in Madhya Pradesh, Deesa in Gujarat and Mysore in Karnataka.
#6 Bungee Jumping
Terrified of heights? Come conquer your fears at any one of the well-known bungee jumping hotspots—Mysore, Karnataka and Rishikesh, Uttaranchal. This one’s definitely not for the faint-hearted so think twice before you leap! An adventure sport called the flying fox is also gaining traction in Kerala, so the next time you’re feeling adventurous take a quick spin across the breathtaking hills, rivers and valleys of God’s own country.
#7 Rock Climbing
If you aren’t afraid to get your hands a little dirty and brave the wrath of the sun, rock climbing is just the adventure sport for you. Put your hand-eye coordination skills to test at any one of these destinations— Kanchenjunga in Sikkim, Kufri in Himachal Pradesh, and Dunagiri in Uttrakhand. Take things up a notch and challenge yourself with a rock climbing expedition to the imposing Satpura mountain range in Madhya Pradesh.