India is a land of massive adventure opportunities. Across the length and breadth of the country one is able to find multiple opportunities to plunge in the activities that not only instigate adrenaline rush but also transcend one to the world of fearlessness. However, there are some activities and there are a few places that fit like a glove, which means when a right adventure sport is attempted at a right destination, the fun and thrill multiplies. Here are some outdoor extreme adventure holidays hacks that you must reach out for on your trip in India.
India: Extreme Adventure Holidays For Summer
1. Scuba diving and Snorkelling in Andaman and Nicobar islands
Get the best snorkelling and scuba diving experience on these islands that house large varieties of marine life that will brush by your ears while you stay amazed at how blue the water is. Experience the wonders of the aquatic world in their pristine form. If you thought the best beaches in India were in Goa, check Andaman and Nicobar out.Scuba diving and Snorkelling
2. Auli – Skiing and Trekking
Auli is the best are its glittering slopes, clean environment, untouched beauty and high elevation. Auli is placed about 250 km from Rishikesh and is situated high in the hilly areas of Garhwal. The plus point for vacationers is that Auli is also a good point to start few known trekking expeditions in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand like Kuari Pass, Gorson Bugyal, Pangarchula peak climbing and many more.Auli
3. Leh Ladakh – Motorcycle Touring
Ladakh is undoubtedly one of the best destination for an adventure trip in India. If you really wish to explore the countryside with your best mates then go on a motorcycle tour.Leh Ladakh – Motorcycle Touring
4. Goa – Flyboarding
Goa is the ultimate destination for water adventure sports in India. But water sports have taken a huge leap here with launch of internationally popular ‘Flyboarding’.Goa – Flyboarding
5. Elephants, waterfall rappelling, ultralight flying and more at Coorg
Coorg is an enchanting hill station. The views of the grey clouds subtly blending with the greenery of the hills is a sight worth seeing. Ever tried waterfall rappelling? If not, now is the time! An exciting challenge to overcome, with the water flowing down with force, in a moist climate, hear your heart beat in your ears. Over the sound of the waterfall. There is no better place for this than Coorg, which easily makes it to the list of best places to visit in South India.Elephants, waterfall
6. Skydiving – Mysore
Once in your life, you must have desired to fly freely like a bird. This is your chance! Go for skydiving and let yourself loose! Scared to risk your life? Send your friend ahead of you! Kidding. Go with an expert. Mysore is the best place to undertake this adventurous trip in India with fascinating view of blue sky and extreme greenery sprawled across the valley.Skydiving – Mysore
7. Satpura Mountains, Madhya Pradesh – Rock climbing
Satpura mountain range in Madhya Pradesh offers remarkable rock climbing extravaganza. Along with Satpura other places in Madhya Pradesh like Pachmarhi, Jabalpur and Chanderi are also extremely interesting places if your gang enjoys rock sports, mountain climbing and such adventure sports in India.Satpura Mountains,
8. Rishikesh, Uttaranchal – Bungee Jumping
Bungee Jumping podium, Rishikesh is one of the best destinations to enjoy the ecstasy of weightlessness. This is your official ticket to get high – literally! Take delight in this adventure with your friends, while soaking in the pristine water on Ganges! You can indulge in other adventure sports in Rishikesh, too like river rafting, kayaking, mountain climbing, and paragliding.Rishikesh Bungee Jumping
9. Caving – Meghalaya
Caving being one of the best adventure sports in India, Meghalaya, with its captivating caves is the go-to spot. Nestled among the waterfalls and green forests, these caves will definitely enthral you. So, pack your bags as you may be needing a lot of stuff along with some food in these remote caves.Caving – Meghalaya
10. Hot Air Ballooning in Lonavala
Very few tourist destinations in Maharashtra can match the beauty and charm of Lonavala. Though it is a pleasant hill town, for the adventure buffs, it offers fascinating hot air balloon rides; ride usually starts early in the morning and offer the most captivating bird’s eye view of Lonavala.
11. Dune Bashing in Jaisalmer
Experience the vast expanses of Thar Desert, stunning sunset and the relish the traditional desert safari on camels in the dunes of Jaisalmer. Take your adventure to another level as you drive your SUV on the shifting surface of the dunes. For perfect dune bashing head to Sam Village, 42 Kms from Jaisalmer, a picturesque destination with stretches of the free flowing sand.
12. Feed the Crocodiles in Mahabalipuram
Go close to the cold blooded reptiles in their natural habitats and feed them. Surprised? Well, yes this sure is possible! Visit the Crocodile bank in Mahabalipuram at the crocodile breeding farm for an adventurous encounter with the wild species. Moreover, you could head to the Snake Breeding Center close by and witness some of the most venomous snake species in India.
13. Paragliding in Manali
Manali is a bliss for travellers across the country. Its salubrious weather, gorgeous landscapes, charismatic views and thrill, fascinates adventure junkies. Fly like a free bird and sway along the fresh mountain breeze over the Himalayan hills to witness the picturesque landscapes of captivating mountains.
14. Microlight Flying in Bangalore or Mysore
Sit in the airplane cockpit, control this two-seater aircraft and fly over the scenic landscapes of the city. One of the safest adventure sports, you could try Microlight flying at Jakkur Aerodrome and Mysore Airport. What’s more? Microlight flying can be done anytime throughout the year and the flights are cancelled only in extreme weather conditions.
There’s no dearth of adventure destinations in India. While you’re sitting in that cubicle and killing the adrenaline rush in you, a lot of those adventure junkies are trekking, diving and experiencing life. You could too. All you need to do is take some time out from that busy life, plan a holiday and get going!