India is known for its diverse terrains across the country, so it is not a surprise that India has become top choice for Adventure Sports. From North to South and East to West there are different destinations where you can try for Adventure Sports in India.
So for getting adrenaline pumping in your body we have created a list of 7 best adventure sports in India and also places where you can try them.
List of 7 best Adventure Sports in India
1. Scuba diving
Scuba diving is swimming underwater and it offers amazing opportunity to explore the underwater world from plant life and ocean creatures to underwater caves and shipwrecks. By doing scuba diving you will experience a world so remote from ours that it will truly amaze you.
It offers a whole new amazing experience that snorkeling and free diving just can’t beat. Anyone can Scuba dive but first timers in Scuba diving should take a beginner’s diving class.
Where to try: Islands of Andaman and Nicobar, Lakshadweep Islands, Goa, Islands of Netrani.
2. River rafting
River rafting is a high adrenaline activity using a raft to navigate a river involving several kinds of difficulty depending on how choppy is the river. This sports popularity grew when it became part of 1970s Olympic Games.
This sport not only offers adrenaline pumping action but also ample scope for nature lovers to soak in the beauty of nature while floating. It is also very environment friendly as you are not depleting any natural resources in any form when you engage in this activity.
The thrilling experience makes River Rafting one of the best adventure sport in India.
Where to try: Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), Kolad (Maharashtra), Teesta river (Darjeeling), Indus river (Ladakh), Beas river (Himachal)
Trekking is an adventurous journey by walking to discover the diversity of nature on hills or high mountain areas which are not accessible by modern transportation. It is a considered as a difficult yet an adventure sport in India because you have to walk daily 4-6 hours in a difficult terrain.
Trekking is also called backpacking but should not be confused with mountaineering. Climbing, dodging boulders and running are common in trekking and doing such activities provides number of health benefits ranging from spiritual to mental to physical.
Where to try: Shepherd’s Trail (Himachal Pradesh), Zanskar (Jammu & Kashmir), Dodital (Uttarakhand)
Paragliding is an exciting, fun and simplest form of free flying using a Paraglide which is a foot launched, non-motorized inflatable wing. If you dream to explore the exotic locations from air then paragliding is the best option for you.
Also it is considered safer than other extreme adventure sports in India but any sport is only as safe as you make it. The best thing about paragliding is that you will explore mountains, you climb, you hike- so what do you want more from this adventure sport.
Where to try: Bir Billing (Himachal Pradesh), Kunjapuri – Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), Garhwal (Uttarakhand), Pavana – Kamshet (Maharashtra), Bedni Bugyal (Uttarakhand)
5. Bungee Jumping
It is an adventure sport in India in which people jump from higher ground with a Rubber (“Bungee”) cord attached to their feet to stop you from hitting the ground. It will not only include the thrill of free from several hundred feet above ground but you will fly upwards also as the bungee rebounds.
Also there is a hidden advantage of bungee jumping that it usually takes place in spectacular locations, so it is a good excuse to visit these places and see some beautiful scenery.
Where to try: Mohan Chatti village (Rishikesh), Ozone (Banglore), Wanderlust (Delhi), Gravity Zone (Goa), Della Adventures (Lonavala)
Also known as Parachuting, it is a sport in which people jump out from an airplane which is at a certain altitude and performs acrobatic movements in a free fall. Skydiving is an extreme sport which takes a lot of courage and is not for faint hearted.
If you are a thrill seeker then you should try this sport for the excitement, the rush and the thrill of freefalling at 200km/h. Here’s a tip for first timers, choose an experienced instructor that will guide you properly and do not skip any training lessons as a small mistake can lead to serious accidents.
Where to try: Mysore (Karnataka), Dhana (Madhya Pradesh), Aamby Valley (Maharashtra), Deesa (Gujarat), Pondicherry
Skiing is a sport of sliding down snow covered hills by using a pair of long, flat runners called Skis attached to your shoes or boots. One of the best reasons to do skiing is that it will take you to new heights and gives you a bird’s eye view of our beautiful mountains.
Also skiing is tremendous calorie burner, burning up to 700 calories an hour.
Where to try: Pahalgam (Jammu and Kashmir), Solang Nala (Himachal Pradesh), Munsiyari (Uttaranchal), Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Auli (Uttaranchal), Dayara Bugyal (Uttarakhand), Kufri (Himachal Pradesh).
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