Saying that our lives have been shaken to their very core would not be an exaggeration. Ever since the beginning of 2020, concerns around travelling are soaring and at this point, no one knows for sure when we will be able to put this critical situation behind us and satiate our wanderlust. But one thing is certain that with our resilience and perseverance, sooner or later, we shall get through this. And, when that day arrives, what better way to commemorate it than by heading to an adventure destination in India and getting the adrenaline gushing?! If that sounds good to you, then here are some great options.
Adventure Activities to Try in India
River rafting in Rishikesh
River rafting is among the most sought-after water-based adventure sports in India and there is no better place in the country to try this activity than Rishikesh. The Yoga Capital of India is home to the meandering Ganga River which offers Grade II, II and IV rapids to rafters. Although white-water rafting is the biggest draw for many to travel to Rishikesh, it is not the only thing that the place has to offer. During your time here, you can also partake in bungee jumping, ziplining, rock climbing and more. Thus, Rishikesh is among the best adventure sports destinations in India.
Scuba diving in Andaman
From challenging rapids to diving into the water to come across vivid aquatic life, the next on our list is scuba diving. While you have places like Goa, Pondicherry and more offering scuba diving opportunities to adventure seekers, why not make the experience a little extra special by trying it in the Andaman? There are many diving spots and diving operators that help you go for this sport. A few of the popular diving spots are Mac Point, Barracuda City, Seduction Point, Bus Stop, Bala Reef and Corruption Rock.
Skiing in Gulmarg
Although you will have to wait till the winter season to try this activity, it is one of the best experiences India has to offer for adventure enthusiasts. The slippery smooth mountain slopes in Gulmarg present perfect skiing and snowboarding opportunities. A gondola ride takes you to an altitude of about 4000 metres where you can indulge in skiing on velvety snow.
Triund Trek in McLeodganj
Trekking is the perfect way to work out in the lap of nature, and if you wish to partake in this activity, then McLeodganj is a great destination. Triund Trek, taking you to an altitude of about 2828 metres, is the perfect way to bring adventure back to your life after months of inactivity. The stunning views from the hamlet will remind you just how bewitching nature can be. Book your hotel rooms already, we say.
Wildlife safari at Jim Corbett
Are you a nature lover? Do you simply adore wildlife? Then perhaps the perfect pick for you is a jungle safari at Jim Corbett National Park to come across not just tigers, but also sloth bears, Asiatic black bears, sambar, deer and more. Wildlife tourism has not been spared by the outbreak and while most people would be planning a trip to more conventional adventure destinations, you can escape the crowds be heading to Jim Corbett.
Paragliding in Manali
Manali, counted among the best hill stations in India, is a must-visit destination. From nature and wildlife lovers to culture enthusiasts, the Himalayan town appeases one and all. It is also a gem of an adventure destination where people can try a plethora of activities. Paragliding is one of the most thrilling and fun sport one can enjoy here. The bird’s-eye view of the mountains and valleys makes paragliding in Manali even more fun than usual.
Parasailing in Goa
Goa is an adventurers’ paradise, offering a bevy activities. If you are planning a trip to this coastal heaven, then get ready to get the adrenaline going. Parasailing is an activity you must try while on your Goa trip. The marvellous views of sand, sea and sky will not fail to evoke awe. The famous Baga Beach is perhaps the best place to try parasailing in Goa.
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Skydiving in Pondicherry
Not many people are aware of the amazing skydiving opportunities in the country. While there are many places to enjoy the activity, Pondicherry is unlike any other. What makes skydiving in Pondicherry so special are the magnificent views of the ocean one can enjoy while skydiving. On your Pondicherry trip, do not miss trying this sport.