Most people who travel, have a hidden reason behind their journey, be it peace, tranquility or adventure. The best thing about India is that it can offer you what you’re looking for, thanks to its varied and vivid array of landscapes from high mountains to calming rivers. For adrenaline junkies, India is a treasure trove as the aforementioned diverse landscape offers a potential for travelers to experience adventure to the fullest. In this article, we’re going to explore the best places to partake in adventure sports in India,
- SCUBA DIVING
If you’ve conquered everything on the surface with your penchant for adventure, then beneath the waves should most definitely be your next stop, the following places offer the most out of this world experience for travelers looking to spend some time with the fish,
– Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The waters around the islands are very well-kept, which has led to a thriving underwater ecology. Scuba divers can have their most unforgettable underwater experience here.
– Lakshadweep Islands
A scuba diver’s paradise, the thing that makes diving in the Lakshadweep islands a joy is the lack of crowds. Dive into the blue and feel a peaceful solitude with the fish and other exotic aquatic life here.
– Netrani, Karnataka
Home to some world class diving schools, Netrani is the place to go if you want to learn how to become one with the water when diving from the pros.
Trekking in India has gained a lot of popularity thanks to the beautiful panoramic views that one can find after a long and arduous climb. The views give the trekkers a sense of clarity that only a few other things can, and that’s what makes trekking worth all the sweat and heat/cold.
– Dodital, Uttarakhand
A peaceful experience, trekking around the Dodital lake in Uttarakhand offers its trekkers peace and serenity with its relatively easy-to-trek trails.
-Shepard’s Trail, Himachal Pradesh
Relatively challenging from the last entry, the Shepard’s trail is only open 4 to 5 months every year and it is well worth the effort because the views along the way and from the top is something that makes it an adrenaline junkie’s perfect trek.
– Zanskar, Jammu & Kashmir
One of the toughest treks in the country, treks taken in Zanskar will test your strength. It still remains one of the most trekked region in India thanks to the feeling of accomplishment that takes over the trekkers who climb all the way to the top. And that feeling is what trekking is all about, isn’t it?
Take to the skies and experience everything around you from a literal bird’ eye view. Travelers feel an inexplicable sense of freedom and awe as they soar high above the ground. The places mentioned below are the best at evoking this feeling,
– Bir, Himachal Pradesh
We all know how beautiful the landscape in Himachal Pradesh is, Bir offers an even better view to look at the gorgeous skyline by offering its travelers a chance to take to the skies and experience Himachal in the best way possible.
– Stok Kangri, Ladakh
Getting to Stok Kangri is a bit challenging as it requires a long and exhausting trek, but once you complete the trek you can de-stress by taking to the skies and take the scenic way down by gliding to the ground as you take in the stunning scenery.
A place to go paragliding near one of the mmetro cities in the country, Mumbai, Kamshet is slowly becoming a hot spot for adrenaline junkies eager to take to the skies and rightfully so, thanks to the ideal conditions Kamshet offers for amateur gliders.
- MOUNTAIN BIKING
An adventure sport that evokes a sense of accomplishment which is greater if not equal to trekking, the mountain biking scene in India is slowly gaining steam, thanks to the following places,
A state with a lot of mountain biking trails, Sikkim offers its bikers a challenging topography to pedal through while also giving them some relaxation as some of these trails pass through lush green tea plantations that will make anyone swoon.
Pang to Rumtse, Ladakh
A great balance between comfort and labour, pedaling from Pang to Rumtse will take you through one of the toughest terrain that you’ll ever face but every time you take a break, you will find yourself surrounded by the most gorgeous views. The comfort in the view will rejuvenate you and you will ride on, ever so thrilled.
Singalla Ridge, West Bengal
The most challenging biking trail on this list, the Singalla ridge has always been a big attraction for trekking but now it is slowly becoming a spot for mountain biking, thanks to the unforgettable experience that the trails in the region offer its challengers, I mean bikers.
- WATER SPORTS
The first thing that pops into your mind every time someone says ‘Adventure Sports’ is water sports and why wouldn’t it? It offers an amazing blend of thrill and fun that can be enjoyed by everyone and not just the adrenaline junkies.
A place that you can visit if you want to learn the craft of Kayaking, the Kali lake in Devprayag has the perfect temperament for amateur kayakers. The place also offers a chance to learn and master the art of rafting.
The beaches of Goa are one of the best places to experience the budding water sporting culture that the party state of India has to offer. Even with all the loads of people partaking the water sports in Goa, the fact that it still remains one of the best places in India to experience it, says a lot about the quality of the same.
A hub for water sports in India, Rishikesh still remains one of the best places to experience white-water rafting, thanks to its ideal geology and beautiful rivers.
And that’s it a list of the best places to partake in adventure sports in India.