10 Best Destinations for Adventure in India
India is a land of rich culture, beautiful landscapes and thrilling adventures. More than half of India's population is young and loves adventures. Seeing the demand, the number of adventure destinations in India has grown. Currently, you can enjoy a wide variety of adventure sports in India. There is no dearth of adventure destinations, from thundering rafting in Ganga river, Rishikesh to Scuba diving in Andaman and Nicobar Island. Below is our list of most popular adventure destinations in India:
Andaman and Nicobar Island
If you find adventure in water sports, then there is no better destination than Andaman and Nicobar Island for you. The place offers adventures including Snorkelling, Scuba diving, sea karting, Kayaking, sea walking, Jet Skiing and Parasailing. You can also have some unique adventure experiences like Glass Bottom Boat and Game fishing.
Best Time to visit - October to May
Apart from huge places and majestic gardens that tourists admire, Mysore is a popular place for Skydiving in India. So if the thought of falling from the sky makes you excited, then this city is worth visiting. During Skydiving in Mysore, you’ll witness a jump from 10000 feet above the ground. The average cost of Mysore skydiving is 35000 INR.
Best Time to visit - November to February
Located in Nainital, Uttarakhand, Jim Corbett is the most celebrated wildlife sanctuary in India. Entice yourself with the rich flora and fauna and the roar of the wild on the exciting and adventurous Jungle Safari in the wilderness. The major attraction of Jim Corbett is the open jeep safari. This adventurous ride will take you to the deep Jungle of Corbett reserve. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see tigers, leopards, elephants, sambhar, boars and many other wild animals.
Best Time to visit - November to January
A popular winter destination in India, Gulmarg is a beautiful hill station located in Kashmir. Gulmarg means “Meadow of flowers”. The place receives a large amount of snowfall every year, which makes it India's skiing paradise. One can enjoy skiing, snowboarding and surfing in Gulmarg. It also hosts a 4 km long ropeway which is the longest ropeway in the country. You’ll also get to witness majestic views of snow-capped mountain peaks from the Gondola.
Best Time to visit - November to February
Rishikesh needs no introduction. A well-known city for yoga and adventure boasts many adventure activities: Rafting, Camping, Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, Ziplining over the Ganga, rock climbing, and Hot air ballooning. Among all, River Rafting and Bungee Jumping are the two most popular adventures to experience when you’re in Rishikesh. To add more fun, stay at camps near Shivpuri and get a feeling of spending a night in the lap of mountains.
Best Time to visit - March to June
Another popular destination for adventure sports in India, Jaisalmer, is a desert city in Rajasthan. As the name suggests, half of the city is covered with the Thar desert. Desert camping and jeep safari are the two most popular attractions in Jaisalmer. Camping surrounded by the desert is an uplifting experience itself. You can ask your camp operator to arrange a 4*4 jeep safari. And bash dunes of Thar desert on your thrilling Jeep Safari trip.
Best Time to visit - October to March
Kullu is a quaint hill located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. So if you love nature and peace, then definitely visit Kullu. It is an hour away from Manali, a famous hill station near Kullu. Not only its beauty attracts tourists here, but the place is the hub of adventure sports. You’ll find adventures such as paragliding, river rafting, camping and trekking in Kullu.
Best Time to Visit - April to June
When not on mountains, then you should consider beaches and the sea of Goa. It is a popular holiday destination full of adventures. The city offers both water and land adventure activities. You can hop on some breathtaking adventures in Goa, including flyboarding, jet skiing, banana ride, snorkelling, parasailing, paragliding, bungee jumping, Hot air ballooning, and sea cruising.
Best Time to visit - September to March
One of the best places for winter trekking in India, Kedarkantha, is a mountain peak situated in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. The place is named after Lord “Shiva”. One can enjoy the kedarkantha trek at 12500 feet above sea level. The trek is of average difficulty but perfectly ideal for beginners. In the Kedarkantha trek, one will witness some spellbinding vistas of various mountain ranges, including “Swargarohini”.
Best Time to visit - December & January
Ladakh, a biker’s paradise, is full of beautiful mountains and valleys. But that's not the only reason to visit Ladakh, and there are several other things to do. The most popular ones are river rafting in Zanskar and Chadar Trek. Everyone is aware of river rafting, but there is little awareness about Chadar Trek. The whole trek is all about “walking on the sheet of ice”, which it is named after.
Best Time to Visit - April to June & September
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