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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.

Source: thehansindia.com

Glimpses Of India …

1. Taj Mahal, Agra: Renowned for its spectacular architecture and aesthetic beauty, The Taj Mahal is a symbol of love and the most photographed monument in the World. One Of the Seven Wonders Of the World known for its epic beauty that combines sublime human emotions with beauty of the precious stones. Built by grieving Emperor Shahjahan in memory of his third wife Begum Mumtaz Mahal. Made in white marble in typical Mughal style, seamlessly blends elements from Persian, Islamic and Indian styles.

2. Rajasthan: The land of imperial living, opulent cultural heritage, commendable hospitality, picturesque sand dunes, and delectable recipes. Portrayed as vast open-air museum, with its relics so well preserved that it delights even the most skeptical traveler. Is an incredible destination for the outdoor tourist – take a safari on horses, camels, elephants or even in jeeps. Be the part of the Pushkar fair-world’s largest cattle fair. Feast your eyes on spectacular sand-dunes, take the tiger trail, or just watch the birds in the wetlands. You can also choose to pamper yourself in the lavish heritage properties such as Lake Palace at Udaipur, Rambagh Palace at Jaipur and so on…

3. Ayurveda & Spa: Spa in India offers a synergic blend of therapeutic and rejuvenating treatments based on traditional Indian Ayurveda .These spa majorly emphasizes on wellness by providing the different thereputic, cosmetic tratments and yoga session and also entertains you with traditional & cultural showcases. Kerala is the landmark for providing the best wellness therapies in India. It has many equisite eco friendly spa resorts, intrestingly some of them requires traditional boats to reach as these are surrounded by natural backwaters. Also in Goa, spa is practiced with absolute authenticity and dedication and offers many traditional and modern techniques and therapies at the beautiful sea facing resorts.

4. Ladakh: Ladakh is a land like no other in terms of its splendid beauty. Bounded by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the great Himalaya and the Karakoram. Ladakh which means the “land of passes” offers exciting opportunities for Monastery tours, great Himalayan Treks, Mountain expeditions, Mountain Biking, river Rafting, Tribal tours, Jeep Safaris, festival tours and Camel Safaris.