(Last Updated on : 16-03-2017)
Adventure sports in India are fast gaining popularity among the people. India, as a country, has fast emerged as one of the most famous destination for adventure sports in the world.
Adventure sports in India include the rafting, mountaineering, paragliding, parasailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, bunjee jumping, and sky diving. Skiing in Jammu and Kashmir
, River Rafting in Himachal Pradesh
, mountaineering in Uttarakhand
, trekking in Arunachal Pradesh, scuba diving in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
and Lakshadweep Islands
, flying Fox in Kerala
, Bungee Jumping in Karnataka
, water sports in Goa
, paragliding in Maharashtra
and rock climbing in Madhya Pradesh
are the popular adventure sports which are promoting tourism in Indian states
As a country, India offers great opportunities for adventure travellers, who are looking for a variety of experience. The Indian topography is such that, because of its diversity and variation from snow capped mountains on the one hand, to sea and desert on the other - all this make Indian sub continent an ideal adventure sports destination.
India as a nation has great potential for adventure sports. Right from trekking, paragliding, mountaineering and rafting to scuba diving, India promises to offer the enthusiastic traveller an experience of a lifetime. India as a nation offers great deal of excitement to the tourists. The northern part of the country offer wonderful opportunity like trekking, mountaineering, paragliding, skiing and river rafting. And the southern part of India forms the amazing destination for water sports.
Mountaineering in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand is one of the best places for mountaineering and climbing activities. Most of the areas of Uttarakhand is either covered by the thick forest or snow covered mountains with rocky hills and beautiful meadows. The mountain climbing in Uttarkhand is a very challenging sport and needs skills to choose and perform the right technique at the right time, effectively and efficiently Garhwal and Kumon region of Uttarakhand offers mountaineering, ski, rafting, hiking and rock climbing sports in India.
Glacier Trek from Gangotri, Uttarakhand
The trekking experience at high reaches of Uttrakhand, Gaumukh Glacier in Gangotri is phenomenal. The trekking is best recommended for adventure lovers fond of rock-climbing, boulder- hopping and glacier traversing. The trek is also a treat for nature lovers due to the range and diversity of plant and animal life. The herds of Bharal are often spotted on these mountain ridges. The abundance of silver birch has given birth to the name Bhojkharak, while it is also called Chirbasa because of the clumps of blue pine in the region.
Ski the Slopes in Solang Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Skiing is popular sport in the state of Himachal Pradesh
. Skiing is popular in the regions of Solang Nala. It is a high altitude valley that lies at the top of Kullu District in the Himachal Pradesh. The region of Solan Valley is 14 km northwest to the very popular hill station of Manali. The Solang features high mountain slopes that turn milky white when it snows here. Owing to the geography of the valley and its heavy snowfall prone trait, Solang valley has turned into a major ski destination in India. Tourists while traveling to Manali often travel to Solang for its adventure fueled geography. Solang is little before Rohtang Pass; another major tourist attraction in the region.
Trekking in Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh is the best place for trekking. Arunachal Pradesh is still untouched and unexplored until and unless it is not travelled by foot. So trekking here is awesome. The famous Bomdila Dirang Trek, Twang Mago Trek, Se La Nuranang Trek are the few destinations in the world to offer a wonderful experience of trekking. Trekking in the beautiful valleys of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh with variety of flora and fauna should be a great experience. Its dense forests, rolling hills and lush green beauty also offer hiking, jungle camping and other mountain sports.
Spot the Asiatic Lion at Sasangir, Gujarat
The Sasangir Lion Sanctuary in the Indian state
offers a varied experience. The wildlife safari offers a great experience for all the travellers. The jeep safari is popular here. The jungle trail here is best for any adventure lover.
Climb a Rock in Himachal Pradesh and Mount Abu, Rajasthan
The hills and mountains of Himachal Pradesh are appropriate for trekking and mountaineering. There are certainly some good rocks and mountains to climb Mount Abu, Uttarakhand
and the Aravalli Hills
, the toughest and best ones are in theManali and Dharamshala region.
Scuba Diving in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep Islands
Andaman and Nicobar
Island and Lakshadweep Island are popular for scuba diving. The sparkling clear and pristine waters are home to exotic marine life like stingrays, manta rays, glassfish and angel fish amongst others. Surrounded by picturesque coral reefs, the island is considered to be the Mecca for scuba divers looking for virgin waters. Besides the diving, one can snorkel and also go kayaking through the mangroves or explore the forests on the island.
Paragliding in Maharashtra
For thrills of paragliding, Kamshet is perfect place. One of the best places for paragliding, Kamshet offers some of the best opportunities.
Bungee Jumping in Maharashtra
Bunjee jumping is popular in Lonavala. It is the newest addition here.
White Water Rafting in Uttarkhand and Maharashtra
Uttarkhand and Maharashtra are the best places for white water river rafting. Kundalika is a beautiful river originating in the Western Ghats Mountain Range in India. Here the rafting experience is really awesome within 13 km of stretch along with adventure activities like kayaking, canoeing and boating.
Flying Fox in Kerala
Kerala is the best place for flying fox. "Gods Own Country" is offering one of the extreme and fascinating sports called Flying Fox. Flying Fox a unique journey from above the hills, rivers or valleys with ultra-strong steel zip lines and at the same time enjoying the breath-taking view of down earth.