“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”
― Jawaharlal Nehru
After a bustle-filled routine that at certain extent causes apathy, a vacation is no less than the rapture! Some vacationers choose sightseeing destinations; some go for a pilgrimage tour and so on. There is a horde of vacationers that embark to satiate their adrenaline rush. For adventure junkies, the Indian topography renders a plethora of adventure activities to choose from.
Among the oodles of options, here is a concise list of the best adventure activities that an adventure buff can carry out to enjoy a tour filled with thrills and spills…
Trekking: Measuring the enchanting trails
The numerous and inimitable backdrops of India call for an entrancing trekking experience. All the parts of the country from north to south and from east to west, offer riveting and distinct treks that exhilarate the wits of every trekking freak. In India, there are treks for novices and veterans both. Moreover, there are myriad treks best suited for solo trekking in Indian Himalayas. Trekking destinations in India make the adventurers ramble through captivating grasslands, verdant woodlands, pristine local villages, and breathtaking landscapes that unfurls the nature’s exquisiteness.
- What is the best season for trekking in India?
The best season depends upon the nature of the trek. For example, Chadar Trek can be carried out in winters while monsoon is the ideal time for Valley of Flower Trek. However, for the other preeminent treks June to October is considered as the best time.
- What are the major destinations for trekking in India?
Major destinations for trekking in India are Ladakh, Zanskar, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Western Ghats
Mountaineering: Conquering the peerless giants
Being home to the mighty Himalayas, India is considered as an ideal haven for mountaineering enthusiasts from all around the world. Mountaineering is among the chief adventure activities in the country. Conquering the high altitudes blessed with imposing landscape, exclusive culture and exotic wildlife, is a frisson that is second to none.
- What is the best season for mountaineering in India?
Warm months (April to October) are the best periods for mountaineering in India
- What are the major destinations for mountaineering in India?
Best Places for Mountaineering in India are Himachal Pradesh, Garhwal, Kumaon and Sikkim
Hot Air Ballooning: Rising up above the world
Hot air ballooning, a fast growing adventure activity in India, is a gripping manner to experience the exquisiteness of the country and get a diverse point of view towards it. This elating adventure activity offers a composed view of India's awe-inspiring scenery from a tranquil place lofty above the hordes.
- What is the best season for hot air ballooning in India?
Mid September to March-end is the time when balloon flights are usually operated.
- What are the major destinations for hot air ballooning in India?
Major destinations for hot air ballooning in India are Jaipur, Pushkar, Ranthambore National park and Manali.
White Water Rafting and Kayaking: Sculling through the rapid streams
Indulging in water adventures in the gushing streams and relishing the picturesque landscapes is an exciting way to enjoy the thrills and spills of the sport. Rafting in India is an ideal way for adventure enthusiasts to experience an unforgettable vacation. For adding extra adrenaline rush, kayaking is also an adventure that can be enjoyed with rafting.
- What is the best season for white water rafting in India?
The best time for white water rafting and kayaking in India is from September to November and from April to May
- What are the major destinations for white water rafting in India?
The best destinations for rafting in India are the Himalayan regions such as Ladakh, Uttarakhand (Rishikesh), Himachal Pradesh, and Sikkim. Rafting can also be enjoyed in Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra.
Mountain Biking: Sprinting in the paradise through bike
For the biking aficionados, the Indian topography, which is blessed with mystifying mountains, offers a plentiful of opportunities to test their skills. Be it the bewildering valleys of Leh or the pristine slopes of mountains in East India, Indian mountains have everything that a fervent biker quests for…
- What is the best season for mountain biking in India?
Bikers can go for mountain biking in India depending upon the destination chosen. For example, in winters, passes of Ladakh are not open for bikers hence; one may choose going Sikkim or so.
- What are the major destinations for mountain biking in India?
Major destinations for mountain biking in India are Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Sikkim, Garhwal, and Kumaon.
Heli Skiing: Exploring the undefiled sites
Exploring the immaculate and almost inaccessible regions through a helicopter takes the adventure to the next level. In heli skiing, the adventurer is taken to pristine spots and they are offered the experience of visiting tracks that are never scouted before.
- What is the best season for heli skiing in India?
January to April is the best season for Heli Skiing in India.
- What are the major destinations for heli skiing in India?
Best destinations for Heli Skiing in India are Kashmir and Manali
Camel Safari and Yak Safari: A peculiar way of excursion
Riding on the back of a camel or yak to explore the quaint and scenic deserts of India is a unique exhilaration in itself. Safaris are the best way to explore the rustic villages and secluded regions of India.
- What is the best season for camel safari in India?
The best time for camel and yak safari in India is from September to March and from November to February respectively.
- What are the major destinations for camel safari in India?
The best destinations for camel safari in India are Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Nubra Valley. Moreover, for yak safari, an adventurer can opt forplaces like Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh.
Paragliding: Blissful chattering with air
The hair-raising adventure of paragliding evokes a feeling of flying like a bird in the open sky. It is a suitable adventure activity for all those who want to unfurl themselves from the boundaries and unwind themselves in the open. Thus, this adventure activity in India is rapidly gaining in popularity among the adventure enthusiasts in quest of utter stimulation.
- What is the best season for Paragliding in India?
The best time for enjoying paragliding in India is from March to June and then from September to November
- What are the major destinations for Paragliding in India?
Paragliding is organized in the states including Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.
Whatever activity an adventure traveler chooses for the trip, there is a certainty of bagging handful of memories that will stay in the wits forever!