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Adventure Sports Destinations in India

Blessed with mountain ranges, beautiful valleys, and numerous rivers, it’s not surprising at all that India has so many options for adventure sports. For the adventure junkies, north, south, east, and west, all parts of our country are places where they can travel to, and get their adrenaline fix.

Here is a list of 8 such adventure sports destinations in India:

Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir

Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir
Famous for its snow-covered mountains and picturesque valleys. Gulmarg is one of the best places in India for skiing, snow sledging and even trekking and hiking. The beautiful mountain ranges when covered in snow, provide the most jaw-dropping skiing experience.

For the ones who prefer the heat, the trek in the summer, once the snow melts is mind blowing as well. The green mountains and vivid wild flowers make this a charming city to visit.

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

river rafting in rishikesh
The first thing that comes to our minds when we say Rishikesh is river rafting, but there are plenty of other activities that one can indulge in at this adventure sports destination. From White Water Rafting, Rappelling to Bungee Jumping, Rishikesh is a treat for those seeking a buzz. With every activity having a different difficulty level, you can in a way, pick your poison.

Goa

Water Sports Goa
Famous for the hundreds and thousands of shacks and crazy parties on the beaches, Goa is a travellers paradise. But, apart from its epic parties, Goa is also famous for its various adventure sports! The chance to dive deep into the sea and get a glimpse of the natural coral bed, or simply parasailing and enjoying the beautiful landscapes and the gorgeous sea.

For the people who prefer to do it alone, Kayaking is an option that you can explore. But, whatever your decision may be, you will never get enough of this awesome place.

Kerala

Hiking Kerala
Apart from the mainstream water sports, Kerala offers various other things that can get your adrenaline pumping. You can try your hands at paragliding, mountaineering, valley crossing and a new-age adventure sport called the FlyingFox.

FlyingFox is a sport, that lets you embark on a journey from above the mountains, rivers or valleys with ultra strong steel zip lines. This lets you enjoy the beautiful view of the surroundings mountains.

Sangla Valley, Kinnaur

Sangla Valley, Kinnaur
The beautiful and picturesque Sangla valley is situated 30 Kms away from the Tibetian border. Once you are done trying to take in the beautiful and wonderful sights, your attention will shift to the various sports that you can indulge in. You can go on a trek and explore the mountains or simply camp wherever you like. If walking is not your cup of tea, then the option to go mountain biking will definitely get you moving.

Solang, Manali

Solang, Manali
A side valley at the top of Kullu, Solang is a traveller’s dream. While visiting the beautiful valley, there are plenty of adventure sports that one can indulge in.

For the ones who need the thrill, you can go tumbling down in a Zorbing ball or just paraglide all the way down the valley, while admiring the beauty of the hills around you.

Deesa, Gujarat

Deesa, Gujarat
Situated on the east bank of the river Banas, Deesa is famous for being home to temples, palaces, dargahs and the Banas Dam. But now thrill seekers, are flogging to Deesa for something else altogether – Skydiving.

From Accelerated Free Falls to Static Line Jumps to Tandem Jumps, you have various options that you can choose from. But whatever your choice may be, we are sure that your need for adventure will be truly satisfied.

Chikmagalur, Karnataka

Bababudangiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka
Located in the foothills of the Mullayanagari range, Chikmagalur is famous for its lush green forests and tall mountains. The adrenaline junkies can go for an off-roading adventure and try to tame the tricky terrains by getting behind the wheel. Whether it’s a fully revved 4X4 or a powerful quad bike, off roading here is an exhilarating experience!

Along with this, you can also treat yourself to an awe-inspiring Kudremukh trek – The second highest mountain peak in Karnataka. Just for added incentive, it isn’t uncommon to spot deer, wild boars, sambars and if you are really, really lucky, then you might even spot a pack of bison.

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Some Soothing Spring Holiday Destinations in India

Exotic India can best be discovered in the spring season just before the scorching summer start spreading its ferocity. The country offers virtually everything from scenic ravines and hill stations to beautiful meadows and lush green wildlife sanctuaries that can rock your spring vacations. The spring season is almost here and we can suggest some of the must-visit destinations that can really spice up your trip to India during this time. These are:

 

Himachal Pradesh: This northern state of India boasts some of the most picturesque and happening hill stations and mountain passes around the world. The best of them are Shimla and Kullu-Manali. Another fairyland landscape in the state is Dharamshala, which is popular worldwide for its Buddhist culture and utter serenity.

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Ladakh: Another mesmerizing hill station that will jazz up your springs expedition in India is Ladakh. The place dishes up host of wonderful trek routes and enthralling lunar landscapes. A true delight for nature lovers, Ladakh offers some exciting pastures and passes, such as Brandy Nala Trek, Markha Valley, The Apricot Valley, Zanskar Valley, to mention a few.

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The Golden Triangle: After having a striking sojourn at hill stations of North India, you can head on to bask in the rich cultural heritage in what is popularly tagged as ‘The Golden Triangle’ of India. The Triangle comprises of historic cities of Agra, Delhi and Jaipur, all are highly-venerated for their opulent cultural and historic sites. Delhi, the capital city of India, is the melting pot of diverse cultures, and houses slew of notable buildings and eye-catching sites. Agra epitomizes the imposing combination of Mughal and Indian architecture, with the Taj Mahal standing at the forefront of all. Another historic site in the line is Jaipur, popularly known as ‘The Pink City’, is home to sumptuous palaces and forts.

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Goa: The place that can offer you a wholesome holiday package this spring is the Western Indian state of Goa. This premier beach destination of India is cherished world-over for its absorbing beach trance parties. This perennially vibrant beach city is at its visual best during spring season when the Goa Carnival is in its full swing.

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Goa —- A complete package for vacationers

When it’s about assorting with friends on any event, we simply want to make it as big and vibrant as it can be. The most important thing in all this is the place where you’re planning your sojourn, and there’s hardly any place in India that parallels the ecstasy Goa has to dish out to you.

Goa is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in India. This tiny emerald land, lying at the western coast of India, is popular worldwide for its festivities, culture, lovely beaches, and hospitality. Goa is studded with a host of architectural beauties and natural wonders, ranging from scenic buildings, churches, sun-kissed sea sides, azure waters, among others. You’ll surely fall in love with the spicy treats and the party spirits of this happening place.

Though it’s one of the smallest states in India, still you’d need days to experience and cherish true essence of Goa’s beauty. It’s not just about cool sea breezes and a majestic coastline, the state has bevy of old churches and other architectural splendors. It also has some highly-revered temples, along with other classical buildings built in characteristic Goan style architecture.

Goa is popular world-over for its beach trance parties, especially on the Anjuna beach. The beach is a major attraction for vacationers not just because of its parties, but also because of the flea market it hosts once in a week. Another major attraction near to the Anjuna beach is the magnificent Albuquerque Mansion. Built back in 1920, the Mansion is flanked by a beautiful roof and octagonal towers.

You can also take a lounge on other popular beaches, like Calangute Beach, Dona Paula Beach, Baga Beach, among others. There you can enjoy a variety of fun and water sport activities, such as water skiing, surfing, wind surfing, fishing and sailing, scuba diving, dinghy sailing, jet skiing, etc. So, what are you waiting for, just pack your travel-kit and call your friends to take on all the fun and frolic Goa has to offer, and pass on all your journey related onus to us at Shikhar.

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