Guest Post by Rohit Agarwal of Trans India Travels
India is a wonderful destination for all the adventurers and travelers who want to give their guts a test to surmount and an experience to remember for life. From the snowy mountains of the Himalayas to the beautiful beaches of Kerala, there are numerous adventures to explore in India, including trekking, water sports, rock climbing, bungee jumping, and more.
While India is most revered for its culture and spirituality, this offbeat daring aspect of India has been unraveled by many explorers. Come see the daredevil side of India and its dauntless havens which will give anyone an adrenaline rush. Here are 10 top adventure destinations in India that are a must-try for every intrepid tourist. Each will test your nerves, pushing you to become more fearless than ever.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands – Scuba Diving
If you have a love to explore waters, scuba- diving is a great sport to invest your time in learning, and to discover the sea and aquatics. Andaman & Nicobar Islands are the best places for sea life and will give a cherished experience to remember evermore. Scuba diving at Andaman Islands also offers a chance to know more about marine animals as well as provide a way to excite your adrenaline in the chilling, pristine waters of Andaman.
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Bir-Billing, Himachal Pradesh – Paragliding
Want to fly high into the sky? Try Paragliding at Bir-Billing, Himachal Pradesh, which is rated tops for paragliding adventures in India. Bir-Billing offers many sessions and classes for this sport. They will prepare you for a perfect flight in the sky amongst the stunning mountains and lush meadows. Paragliding at the amazing town of Bir is a must-try experience for everyone to explore the limits of sky and fly like a bird!
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Indus River, Ladakh – River Rafting
River rafting is a sport requiring high-water levels, and can be enjoyed all around the Northern region of India including Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Leh and the North-East. The mesmerizing aura of Indus River in Leh is a significant destination for river rafting. You can try various rafting grade levels in Leh, be magnetized with the gorgeous rivers of Indus and Zankara and raft amongst the dazzling blue sky and charming Himalayan mountains.
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Singalila Kanchenjunga Trek, Sikkim – Trekking
Who said that trekking can only be done in the mountains of Himachal and Kashmir? Not us! Singalila Kanchenjunga Trek is one of the thrilling sites to attempt trekking, and can be a unique, daring experience. This trek comprises of 20 days amidst giant mountain peaks, and can be a challenging sport to try here in the West Sikkim region of India.
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Shimla to Leh, Ladakh – Bike Touring
Bike touring is a new-found passion for adventurers visiting India. It can be done anywhere, from the high regions of the Himalayas to the windier parts of the South. And if you want to experience distance mountain biking, then a trip from Shimla to Leh, Ladakh should be on your list. Rent a bike at Shimla to began your tour. En route, witness gorgeous valleys, mountains, and lakes. This exciting tour will create an exhilarating journey to remember.
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Goa – Flyboarding
Flyboarding is also one of the innovative, offbeat sports famed these days and Goa, being the ultimate space of water dares, is an amazing place to fly high above the water. Baina Beach is the place where flyboarding was introduced. Here you will find trainers who will fully instruct and equip you for an invigorating time flying above the water on a flyboard. Whoa!
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Satpura Mountains, Madhya Pradesh – Rock Climbing
Rock mountain climbing with harnesses and aerials on your waist is an adrenaline rush, and is very popular in the Satpura Mountains of Madhya Pradesh. This place is also well-known for mountain climbing and trekking and is a remarkable to destination to learn the adventure of climbing high rocks.
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Rishikesh, Uttarakhand – Bungee Jumping
Rishikesh is a renowned tourist site of India. It is also rapidly becoming an adventurous haven! The region includes river rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking and trekking sports. A bungee jumping experience here will provide you with the great feeling of being weightless and driven automatically by gravitational pull. Indulge yourself in this thrilling activity at the highest podium of Rishikesh.
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Kerala – Parasailing
If you want to experience letting go and soaring high in the sky, try parasailing! Parasailing is breathtaking and in the windy weather and soothing breezes of Kerala, this adventure is amazingly enthralling. Parasailing along Varkala and Alappuzha beaches will amaze you with an incredible experience above the alluring waters of Kerala.
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Vishakhapatnam – Caving
Caving is the more physical activity of discovering caves. Walking amidst them you don’t know what will come next. This adventure is most certainly incredible at the Araku and Borra caves of Araku Valley in Vishakhapatnam. The caves are located within the lush forests and valleys and is a must-do venture for geology and excitement lovers.
Photo by Yalla.vamsi via Wikimedia Commons
Have You Experienced Adventure in India?
Thank you to today’s guest post author, Rohit Agarwal, who shares with us why India has all the makings of an adventure traveler’s paradise. Though we have yet to travel to India, it is a destination that has intrigued our family for years, and we hope to one day soon experience the cultural as well as the outdoor adventures this incredible land has to offer.
Rohit’s adventurous list is a wonderful starting point to plan an active vacation in India. Just keep in mind the safety precautions and instructions while doing them. These 10 top sites are astonishing for an introduction to the offbeat aspects of an adventurous India, so go on and keep exploring!
Rohit, an aspirer seeking new and unexplored ventures, sets on his journey to untangle India’s far-fetched places and records his know-hows at TransIndiaTravels for his ultimate travelogue.
Read Rohit’s other post, 5 Reasons Why India is Perfect for a Family Holiday, to see why you might want to consider this destination for your next family vacation.
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