With charming cities situated alongside a wide palette of landscape, diversity resides in every nook and corner of India.
It is the immense variation in topography and terrain that has given shape to the relatively new and fresh outlook on travel – the world of adventure sporting.
20 Most Adventurous Places In India
- Roopkund Trek
- Satpura range, Pachmarhi
Soar into an ultimate paragliding experience or the joy of skiing in the inexhaustible snow of winters. Situated at a distance of 14kms from Manali, the high altitude of Solang Valley proves to be the ultimate place for an entrancing adventure sports experience.
If planning for a trip in the snow of winters, skiing makes it for one of the most sought-after sports in this area with an abundance of snowfall. One can also experience the daunting trails with a mountain biking time through the raw tracks in the wilderness of Manali.
Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand
With perfectly wide trails making it safe for beginners, Roopkund is one of the best trekking sites in Garhwal. Located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Roopkund trek offers a magnificent adventure in an alpine setting surrounded by the densest oak forests.
With twenty-three thousand feet tall companions of Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Ghunti, the Roopkund Trek beckons all trekking enthusiasts into its manifold. One gets to traverse along the twin meadows of Ali Bugyal and Bedni Bugya, largest high altitude meadows in India.
The trek has also made news for its famous ‘mystery lake’ which contains over 500 human skeletons scattered alongside the bank of Roopkund Lake.
The Garo, Khasi, Jaintia hills, in the city of Meghalaya, blessed with spectacularly long cave systems, promise a never to be forgotten adventure for life. Caving holds strong potential to be the top fervid adventure sports.
Trudge through peculiar stalagmite formations with several layers of absolute darkness. A descent into the world of caving comes with slippery walls, low ceilings, stumbling on pools of water to find exquisite formations in limestone and sandstone.
Experience the mother of all adventure sports, Skydiving, designed especially for the bold and daring. Feel the nerves of letting go at an altitude of 4000 feet from the ground.
Located a few hours away from the busy Bengaluru, Mysore skydiving camps offer various options like tandem, static and accelerated free fall.
From dealing with treacherous waves in river rafting to the thrill associated with bungee jumping, adventure sports in Rishikesh are a well-established phenomenon amongst adrenaline seekers.
Jumpin’ Heights, located in the Mohan Chatti village, is definitely amongst the best destinations for the one of the most extreme sport of bungee jumping. With rough terrains and rocky topography, Rishikesh offers a plethora of adventure sports like cliff jumping, zorbing, mountain biking and many others to pick from.
With long shorelines and soothing breezes, Goa provides ample opportunities to enthusiasts of water sports to indulge in. Swift through the waters at high speeds with jet skiing which earns the tag of being the most alluring water sports.
From the relaxing sport of Kayaking where one can spend a pleasant afternoon paddling alongside the lush greenery to going on an exploration voyage by scuba diving; the beaches of Goa have something mad for all.
Coorg is one of the best adventure places in India and holiday destination in Karnataka that is ideal for camping. Cool, exotic and peaceful, the entire region of Coorg is enchanting and picturesque. You can check out the different camping tours, such as the Coleman Camping tour where you can enjoy white water rafting, stream trek and trek to the Brahmairi Hills.
-It is close to Mysore and can be reached by KSRTC and deluxe buses.
-Going along with any camping group will cost you INR 1500 to 2000 per head.
The Gulmarg Gondola is the world’s highest cable car and the ride is the most fascinating adventure that you can experience. During the ride one can see the jaw-dropping view of snow-capped landscape with pine trees scattered all around. It’s a great opportunity for photographers to capture natures at its best. There are two-stage Gondola lifts charges INR 600 every hour beginning from Kongdoori Mountain. You can also try skiing. Note:
-It opens from 10 am and closes at 5 pm.
-INR 400 to INR 600.
Malvan is one of the most ideal destination for scuba diving. It is situated in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is your best chance to go close to the untouched marine life. Scuba Diving offers you with the experience with safety and a chance to explore the underwater life. You will be under expert guidance and provided special equipment.
-The prices start from INR 1500 to INR 4500 per person.
– Best time to visit is during November to May.
If you are looking forward to some exciting adventure on your vacation in Jaipur, then hot air balloon ride over Jaipur is a great adventure that you must try at least once in a lifetime. When you get into the hot air balloon, you will enjoy the experience of floating through the winds. Admire the aerial view of the Pink City and get absorbed into the beauty of the city. Watching palaces and historical from the top will leave you mesmerized.
-The prices begin from INR 6000 -It is a one hour hot air balloon safari.
-Best time to experience this is from November to June.
Like in Dubai, Jaisalmer is the place where you can experience Sand Bashing. A 4×4 SUV is used in the desert in which sitting inside you will experience the bashing of sand coming its way. It is exciting as a spell of dune bashes. It is a thrilling experience when 44 km from Jaisalmer in the midst of the Thar Desert, the car bashes through the dunes. Apart from the traditional camel ride, do try dune bashing in Jaisalmer.
-Best to time visit is from December to March. – INR 5000 to 10000 per person
Satpura range, Pachmarhi
Satpura is a majestic mountain which is located at Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve. The Satpura mountain ranges is one of the adventure places in India offering adventure activities including rock climbing. There are a few different terrains where you can try rock climbing.
-Can be reached from Bhopal by bus.
– It is 210 km from Bhopal via road.
Sandakphu Trek is located at an altitude of 11,941 ft. It is the most adventurous trek to go to in Darjeeling, West Bengal. It is popularly called the Trekkers Wonderland and you can take part in 5-6 days long trek expedition. The whole trek will take you to the picturesque location and provide you with a panoramic view of the Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu.
-It is 4 hours’ drive from Darjeeling.
-Entry, fees, guide, meal, accommodation etc. will all cost you around INR 9000.
-The best time to visit is during April to May and October to December.
Himachal Pradesh is a heaven for skiing. Particularly Kufri should be mentioned in this regard since it is an ultimate destination for Skiing. It is located at an altitude of 9000 ft. above the sea-level. Mahasu and Narkanda are two very famous skiing destinations. There are two tracks 350 m length for amateur skiers and 800 m long for professional skiers.
-December to February is the best time to visit Kufri.
-The price begin from INR 300 per head.
Panchgani has derived its name from the five surrounding hills. Panchgani is a famous hill station near Mahabaleshwar. It is a great destination for paragliding because of its picturesque view. Many reliable paragliding clubs are there. You can take a joyride or join courses across levels, starting from elementary to advanced. It is among the best adventure places in India.
-September to May is the best time to visit Panchgani.
-1 to 2 days are enough to explore Panchgani.
It is one of the unknown hill stations in Jammu-Kashmir. Sanasar is an adventure enthusiasts’ paradise that offers various activities like paragliding, rock climbing, abseiling and trekking. This is perfect if you are looking forward to get away from the crowds and get your adrenaline pumping.
-April to June is the best time to visit Sanasar.
-One day is enough to try the adventures in Sanasar.
Mussoorie is a quiet and beautiful hill station from the outside but there is another side to it which will boost your adrenaline rush as it is one of the adventure places in India. Head on to the ‘Snow Adventure Zone’ for experiencing the famous skywalk and other thrilling adventure sports like zip-lining and zip swinging. If you want more rugged adventurous activities, then you can go for rock climbing, rappelling, caving or river rafting. Last but not the least, try free flight over the picturesque views around Mussoorie by going for paragliding.
-September to June is the perfect time to visit Mussoorie.
-Staying there for 2 to 3 days will be enough to try all adventures.
Varkala is one of the most beautiful coastal towns in the Thiruvananthapuram district. It is the only place in Kerala where the hills are close to the sea. The speciality of the place is the merging of hills in the Arabian Sea. Varkala Beach is a famous beach where one can enjoy many water sports activities like parasailing, paragliding and surfing. A lot of water sports operators are there along the beaches, and you can easily participate in a lot of water activities and have fun.
-Varkala can be visited throughout the year.
– You will need at least 2 days to try out all the sports activities.
Ananthagiri in Andhra Pradesh is situated amidst the Eastern Ghats and is a beautiful retreat where giant hills in the backdrop woo the clouds all the time. Because of its terrain and scenic beauty, Ananthagiri is among the popular adventure places in India for its trekking trails. With the rivers cutting through the forest and a large number of adventure sports available for adventure seekers, you can also experience and enjoy camping in Ananthagiri.
-October to March is the best time to be in Ananthagiri.
-Also visit Borra hill and caves, Musi River, Dolphins nose.
You can enjoy activities like horse-riding, Paragliding and Zorbing in Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh. Zorbing is a trending sport in this area. The large meadows and valleys here offer an ideal place for this sport. However, you can experience zorbing only during the summer season. Also while horse rides may cost a little less, zorbing is expensive.
-Best time to visit is during March to June.
-Zorbing costs INR 200 to 300.
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