Adventure sports refer to carrying out activities for pleasure and thrill that involves a certain amount of risk. Rope climbing, bungee-jumping, and skiing have attracted a lot of followers and are practiced all over the world. Though not very familiar with this particular genre of sports, India is still the world’s second-most populous country and its numerous natural resources make it a fascinating getaway for enthusiasts of adventure sports. Here is a list of the top 5 excellent locations for adventure sports in India:
- River rafting in Rishikesh
The ancient town of Rishikesh is ideal for white water rafting activities. The town is best known as the Gateway to the Himalayas and is also a popular pilgrim spot with its various meditation and spiritual centers. The best time to indulge in this activity to begin a captivating slide through the Ganges river is between September to December and March to June. All across this town, numerous rafting camps provide training and rafting facilities.
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- Scuba diving in the Andaman Islands
A union territory of India, this group of islands of Andaman and Nicobar are considered to be among the best beach destinations in Asia. The white sandy shores and crystal clear blue waters are the main characteristics of its beaches. Scuba diving and snorkeling are facilitated in various locations across the islands. The islands are also known for the wonderful views of the coral reefs.
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- Hot air ballooning at Pushkar
Pushkar is considered India’s holiest of all the pilgrim spots and is also a host to the illustrious Pushkar Camel Fair, attracting a large number of tourists from all over the world. Hot Air ballooning is a sport that is offered especially during this fair and could be the best way to capture the Fair’s exotic colors. During Pushkar fair, hot air ballooning is a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience. It is also the most thrilling way to see Pushkar, slowly traveling across the vast encampment on the dunes, drifting over the holy lake, high temples, and holy places.
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- Paragliding at Kasauli
Kasauli is situated at a height of 1,927 meters above sea level in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Even though the area is not heavily populated, it is one of India’s major tourist attractions and offers some of the country’s best paragliding experience. Children, young adults, grown-ups are all allowed to participate in these sports here. However, these sports are performed under expert supervision. All you have to do is be a person who wants to experience some fun and thrill. As its breathtaking valleys and the natural flora and fauna provide a stunning bird-eye view, Kasauli is one of the most popular destinations for experiencing this adventure sport.
- Skiing at Auli
Auli is one of the main skiing destinations in the Himalayas and is situated in the state of Uttarakhand. It draws adventure seekers from all over the globe who flock here to experience skiing on its monolithic slopes that go up to a whopping 3049 meters above sea level. The best time to visit Auli, if you are a skiing enthusiast is between December and March. If skiing has been on your bucket list for a while, there is nothing like Auli’s novice slopes to help you get this activity off your list. Fair to say, this is possibly one of the world’s most affordable places to learn skiing.
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