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Interesting and Offbeat Adventure Activities for Operators to Consider

Offbeat Adventure Activities

There’s so much more to adventure in India than trekking and rafting. If as a company you want to attract more business, why not investigate these fantastic activities? Not only will you possibly be pioneering the start of something totally new in your area but these activities.


1) Zorbing

Zorbing involves being safely harnessed into a giant see through ball, then rolling downhill. It’s particularly popular in the Solang Valley near Manali.


2) Gorge Swings

Rishikesh has long been an adventure hub, and now with the gorge swing there’s even more to lure thrill seekers. As with all adventure sports, safety is the primary concern so ensure that you’re using reliable and well reviewed outfitters.


3) Flying Fox/Ziplines

This adventure is fast gaining popularity, and is a fabulous way for guests to experience India. Locations such as mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, the valleys of Kerala, Neemrana Fort outside Delhi, across the forests of Kikar, or flying above the Ganga at Rishikesh.


4) Sand Boarding on Dunes

Rajasthan is famous for exotic hotels and camel safaris, but did you know you can try sand boarding on the dunes? It’s fun, safe and a great addition to any desert itinerary. Not too many companies offer this fun sport as off now…add it to your itinerary and set yourself apart.


5) Ice Climbing

Ice climbing is a major winter attraction in Uttarakhand and Himachal. It’s a fantastic prelude to mountain climbing, and offers a perfect winter escape for guests who want something different in the Himalaya.


6) Hot Air Ballooning

Hot air ballooning is a fantastic way for guests to experience India from a different point of view, whether it’s above forts and palaces in Rajasthan, over the hill station of Lonavala, or even above Delhi!

Hot Air Ballooning

Think you might add some of these to your list of activities?

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Top 5 Adventure Travel Destinations in India


Here are some of our favourite destinations if you’re after some serious adventure travel.

Assam: Underrated and not nearly as appreciated as it should be Assam is one of our favourite offbeat destinations for adventure travel in India. The mighty Brahmaputra that flows through the state will let you raft his playful rapids and camp on his river banks under starry skies and by gurgling waters. Majuli Island, the world’s largest river island, will let you explore her cultural and natural secrets and the friendly faces of the Assamese people will leave you with warmth in your heart and wanting to come back for more to this state of many charms.

Sign Up for the Chadar Trek and hike across frozen lakes
Kashmir: Fancy hiking over frozen lakes, rafting the mighty Zanskar river and skiing down massive snow white mountains? Be it summer or winter, Kashmir is a year round adventure travel destination. In the summer you can hike through its alpine meadows and go on weeklong rafting expeditions whereas the winter brings with it some excellent snowboarding, skiing and the right out of a fairy tale hike across a frozen lake. Kashmir is a truly welcoming and friendly state that has just not been given due credit across all these years.
Hiking in Himachal brings views like this
Himachal Pradesh: If you can think of it, they offer it. That to us basically seems to be the Himachal Pradesh motto. This mountainous state offers not only some of the best trekking in the country but also some excellent skiing, ice-skating, fishing, golfing, paragliding, rafting, mountain biking and more. One of the best ways to explore Himachal is to make sure you have at least a week in hand along with a sturdy Jeep or 4WD to traverse the state. For avid hikers who are looking for something a bit more long term there are several courses that the Indian Insitute of Mountaineering offers.
Rafting in Uttrakhand is guaranteed to get that adrenalin pumping
Uttarakhand: Love the outdoor life and are some of your best days the ones spent camping and exploring national parks? If yes, then Uttarakhand might be the state for you. There is excellent white water rafting and kayaking in Uttarakhand as well as some seriously adrenalin pumping activities like Bungee Jumping and the Flying Fox. Easily accessible from New Delhi, this is the probably the best destination if you’re craving some adventure travel and yet are pressed for time.
Andaman and Nicobar Explore the world beneath the prisine blue waters surrounding Havelock Islands
Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Another offbeat destination Andaman and Nicobar is slowly starting to become very popular especially with domestic travelers. Known for its excellent diving the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are home to a lot of secrets and destinations that are gradually starting to be unraveled. The underwater world here is spectacular and if you’re lucky you can spot anything from massive Manta Rays to friendly Dolphins to the brightest coloured sea horses. These islands are one of the best diving spots in India and should sinking meters deep underwater not be your thing, simply grab a snorkel and explore the life below the ocean from the surface.
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