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Top 9 Adventure Sports in India for Adrenaline Junkies

'Escape the ordinary and travel to a place that makes your life the best adventure!'

India fo' shizzle is a place that gives you ample memories and opportunities for the best travel experience. It is a land of diverse geographical contours that offers a vast array of thrilling adventure activities. Right from skiing, bungee jumping, paragliding, kayaking, or mountaineering, India is an ideal adventure destination for adrenaline junkies. Hot Air Ballooning, Heli-Skiing, White water rafting, and scuba diving are some of the most popular activities that attract foreign tourists to India for the unparalleled travel experience.

Top 9 travel destinations in India that are renowned for adventure sports indulgence are:

Hot Air Ballooning, Jaipur/Pushkar

How if you get a chance of flying over magnificent forts and palaces of the pink city, Jaipur? The view is definitely breathtaking and once in a lifetime experience. Also, an exploration of the desert city, Pushkar in a hot air balloon is absolutely spellbinding as it provides the stunning vistas of pristine lakes and holy temples. 

Hot Air Ballooning in Jaipur/Pushkar

Hot Air Ballooning is one of the best ways to explore the unexplored corners and experience the vastness of the sky. Soak in the picturesque landscapes by drifting amidst clouds to these travel destinations in India that are extremely beautiful and beyond imagination.

Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand

Amidst myriad trekking destinations in the world, Uttarakhand boasts to be one of the most preferred adventure sports destinations. The glacial Roopkund Lake is commonly known as the heaven for trekkers, but with a horrundous twist. 

Roopkund Trek in Uttarakhand

Why so? Because the trekking trail blazes the heat of fright as one may spot the remnants of the human skeleton, specifically near the edge of the lake. It's quite a horror inducing, a nightmarish voyage that can send a chill down your spine Who knows, you might be walking with the dead? A very distinct from all the other adventure journeys in India, this one is quite a thrill!

Motorcycle Touring/Mountain Biking, Ladakh

Planning to explore the countryside with your travel buddies? Then, Ladakh’s motorcycle tour is definitely your go-to-destination for an adventure trip in India. Ladakh, one of the top mountain biking destinations in Northern India attracts adventure junkies from all across the world from mid-June to September. Riding bikes or bicycles amidst the rugged terrain, through the tiny, narrow passage could be enduring even for the fittest and experienced biker. 

Motorcycle Touring/Mountain Biking in Ladakh

One can plan out their own touring path or can join any motorcycle expedition like ‘The Raid De Himalaya’. This rally has its starting point from Shimla and stretches till Leh, bypassing few of the adventure destinations where the chill passes through your spine and you get a chance to test your endurance level. This is regarded to be the best tourist destination in India for adventure sports. Mountain biking is the new and addictive adventure sport for the thrill-seekers. Off-road riding bicycles along a rough terrain can be quite adrenaline-pumping.

Caving, Meghalaya

Meghalaya encompassed with captivating caves is the most sought after destination for adventure sports in India. Nestled amidst huge waterfalls and luscious green forests, these caves definitely attract everyone’s attention. While packing for your trip to the caves such as Krem Liat Prah, be mindful to carry an adequate amount of food as these caves are found in remote areas where you cannot find anything till miles. 

Caves of Meghalaya

The best time to visit these caves is during the months of November to March. Also, one should be watchful to pack some safety gear, lest you meet any wild denizen on the way! Have a safe trip to the caves, folks!

Parasailing, Goa

Parasailing is the best adventure sport for all those who love altitude and flying at a great speed. Goa is one of the top places in India to offer an array of water sport activities like banana ride, water chute, jet-ski, water scooter, etc along with an exciting nightlife and a wide range of unlimited beach-specific street shopping. 

Parasailing in Goa

However, parasailing is the main highlight of the trip providing a spectacular aerial view of the Arabian Sea and the gorgeous shimmering beaches of Goa.

Scuba Diving, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Quite unheard of, Scuba diving has been growing rapidly in India. This water adventure activity is quite therapeutic and thrilling at the same time, thereby providing a healing effect to all the voyagers. The vast Indian coastline is home to several beautiful corals and ample marine life that is yet to be explored. The virgin beauty of the Andaman reefs is jaw-dropping and a sight to behold.

Scuba Diving in Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Havelock Island, Neil Island, and Ross Island are the preferred destinations in Andamans, India that offer the best scuba diving experience amidst the greatest marine world adventure and a huge range of mouth-watering savories.

Kayaking, Devprayag

Kayaking, comparatively a new adventure sport in India has been etched in the minds of all adventure lovers recently. If you are a water sports lover, this form of sport is definitely for you. Very different from canoeing, this is a single-person adventure sport using a small, narrow watercraft fuelled by a double-bladed paddle. 

Kayaking in Devprayag, Uttarakhand

Devprayag in Uttarakhand is one of the very first destinations in India where one can enjoy the most thrilling Kayaking.

White-water River Rafting, Rishikesh

Rishikesh is one of the best tourist destinations in India for White Water River Rafting. Enjoy the thrill amidst the scenic Himalayas and you would keep returning to this beautiful destination that is famous for connecting with soul.

River Rafting in Rishikesh with friends

Mid-September to mid-June is the most favorable time to visit this place. The mood-spectrum of the river on the rapids can be felt through different difficulty levels of Grade I to Grade IV. Sweet Sixteen, Three Bling Mice, and Double Trouble are few of the 13 thrilling river rapids in Rishikesh, spanning over 9 km to 36-km long stretches. Drench yourself in holy river with a thrilling experience of rafting.

Microlight Flying, Bangalore

Bangalore, an IT hub and a major metropolitan city in the southern Indian state of Karnataka is home to people from different states and genres. Coupled with skyscraper-like office hubs,  it also has many adventure activities to explore and keep its workaholic class of people rejuvenated. 

Microlight Flying in Bangalore

One amongst them is the Microlight Flying that has been gaining popularity in Bangalore. An out-of-the-world experience with a breathtaking aerial ride of the city promises stunning vista of the entire city. It is indeed one of the trendiest adventure sports in India that is worth exploring! 

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--- Published By  Shradha Mehra