Adventure sports in India have gained popularity at a tremendous rate. Most youngsters today always pick their destination of a short trip to be a place which has some adventure sports related to it. Here is a peek into the best five places that comprehensively give a picture of what adventure in India is all about:
1. Rishikesh: White water rafting, bungee and cliff jumping
Rishikesh is a place that sits at the head of all the destinations regarding adventure in India. The most eye catching and sought after of its adventures is white water rafting. There are different types of rafting in Rishikesh, which one can pick, with each of them varying in their length and difficulty level. The boisterous waters fight the adventurers’ spirits to break them, so you better strap up tight!
Other than rafting are bungee jumping and cliff jumping. Bungee jumping is offered in other parts of the country as well, but Rishikesh has the highest platform amongst all of them, standing at 83m. The thrill of letting gravity do its thing to your body and feeling your insides turn all around for the few seconds is an adventure that defines the term best. All these factors make Rishikesh one of the best adventurous destinations in India.
2. Uttarakhand: Trekking/Mountaineering
The rocky, hilly terrain of Uttarakhand has many opportunities for trekking, mountaineering, and even rock climbing in store for the wandering adventurers. Boasting of a wide range of flora and fauna, there are quite a number of treks that give you the thrill of an adventure as well as the pleasure of the feeling of being united with nature in its purest and most enchanting form. A trekking or mountaineering stretch in the day followed by camping in the mountains in the night is a one of its kind journey that will make you feel truly alive.
3. Andaman: Scuba Diving
The island of Andaman and Nicobar literally holds a sea of adventures within its grace. Apart from the other fascinating tourist attractions of the state is the scuba diving in Havelock. The breathtaking scenario of clouds of fish swarming past you as you venture into the depths of the sea together with the beautiful coral reefs and underwater formation is truly a spectacle to witness.
4. Solang Valley: Paragliding, Skiing
Paragliding is another sport that has picked up fame and popularity at an astounding rate. There is no better place for paragliding in India than in the beautiful and awe striking Solang Valley in Himachal. Sheets of ice cover the mountain tops for many months every year, and lush green expanses adorn the feet of the mountains. Together, they form spectacular scenery as you glide through the air. Skiing is much prevalent in the area as well, with the long months of mountains covered in snow aiding the availability and popularity of the sport in the area.
5. Goa: Parasailing
Goa is a holiday destination for every youngster in the country, but as an adventurer, you have every reason to be there. The diamond in the chest of jewels of Goa’s water sports is parasailing. Gliding over the vast Arabian Sea and getting a view of the beaches from a bird’s eye view is an adventure worth pursuing.
Adventure and youth go hand in hand. To taste all these, you should be young, energetic and a fun lover. So start venturing the adventure sports soon. Your suggestions and voices inspire us.