• Rishika Chaudhary

Adventure Sports You Can Try In India

Performing adventure sports can have a certain amount of thrill and danger involved. Paragliding, skiing, rafting, mountaineering, bungee jumping, have garnered a huge number of followers and are practiced in India and all across the globe. Although not very familiar with this particular genre of sports, India is considered the 2nd most populous country in the world and its various natural resources make it an interesting getaway for adventure sports enthusiasts from all across the country. Here is a list of a few adventure sports that you can try in India.


Paragliding

A famous hill station located in the Satara district of Maharashtra, Panchgani is one of the best weekend getaways one could probably ever think of. With an altitude of about 1400 m above the sea level, the beautiful hill station opens doors for some adventure sports, paragliding being one of the favorites of the tourists who frequent the area. The weather is pleasant throughout the year which adds to its glory.


Scuba Diving


The best scuba diving in India places includes Lakshadweep. Scuba diving in Lakshadweep is both thrilling and daring. It is a lifetime experience to spend time in the blue transparent lagoons and coves with manta rays, turtle, vibrant fishes, and shark and whale occasionally.

Mountain Climbing


Having lush greenery, breathtaking landscape, and soaring rivers, Parvati Valley is already a desirable trekking destination among travelers. However, the valley is also known for its fairly rocky terrains and offers a great opportunity for rock climbing expeditions that take place frequently in this region.


Bunjee Jumping


One of the most popular bungees jumping in India is at Ozone Adventures in Bangalore. Bungee jumping being conducted by Ozone Adventures takes place from a height of about 90 feet above the ground. The only difference between bungee jumping in Bangalore and Rishikesh is that there is no fixed platform in Bangalore. It might not be very safe jumping off a platform being held by a crane.


Skiing


Kufri in Himachal Pradesh is not located very far off from Shimla. Kufri tends to be a hub of much activity and enjoyment in winters. Skiing is a popular sport here, and the town also hosts a winter sports festival in February. A number of setups here provide both training and facilities for skiing. Kufri is one of the best places for skiing in India as the slopes are gentle and smooth making it easier for the beginners to cope up with the rest. One can also try their hand at Tobogganing which involves a slide down the hill on a sleigh.


Tracking


The trekking routes in Ladakh have a different flavor to them, whether it is the rambling treks passing through some of the most challenging stretches strewn with boulders; high mountain passes; remote villages; and deep valleys or the unmissable beauty that accompanies the trekker throughout the trek. Ladakh is one of the coldest, most secluded, and lush regions in the state of J&K is a litmus test for trekkers and draws trekking enthusiasts from both India and abroad.

River Rafting


From my point of view splashes of water drenching you and with your mind and body pointed unbridled riding on untamed water through the rapids, a bare sight of this is sure to pump you up. Emerging as one of the most popular adventure sports, river rafting is now included in almost all itineraries of trips with friends and family. With a plethora of rivers within reach, India is becoming a hotspot for river rafting.


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