Top 7 Adventure Activities in India

India is a diverse country, having a fair share of almost everything. There is hardly anything that an adventure enthusiast cannot find in India. The country is endowed with varied topography in the form of mountains, valleys, hills, peaks, rivers, lakes, beaches, deserts, forests, etc. Similarly, there is diversity in the climatic conditions of the country. India observes four different seasons, namely summer, winter, monsoon, and autumn. All these reasons together attribute to the popularity of India as a perfect destination for adventure tourism.

India is a hub of adventure sports, irrespective of the region you wish to visit. This is because all the parts of India are equally blessed with the best of nature. In case you have been planning to go on an adventure trip, don’t delay anymore and go through the following list of the best adventure activities in India. Brace up for the activity of your choice and feel an adrenaline rush like never before amidst the breathtaking landscapes of India.

1. Trekking

Trekking is the most common adventure sport in India. Going on a trek to snow-laden peaks and scenic hills can be an amazing experience for adventure lovers. There are trekking trails of different kinds in India. Hence, they are suitable for all, be it a beginner or a trained trekker. The treks in India are full of surprises and provide tourists with a hair-raising experience.

Places to visit in India for trekking

  • Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand
  • Triund Trek, Himachal Pradesh
  • Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
  • Chadar Trek, Ladakh
  • Kudremukh Trek, Karnataka
  • Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, Sikkim
  • Rajmachi Trek, Maharashtra

2. Camping

Ever dreamt of sleeping under a starlit sky? If yes, then camping is the best adventurous activity for you. The experience of camping becomes much more enjoyable when luxurious services are provided in the tented camps. This is called glamping. Camping allows visitors to enjoy amidst the serenity of nature. Tourists can choose from a wide range of camping in India – island camping, riverside camping, and desert camping. In all, camping lets adventure junkies come close to nature.

Places to visit in India for camping

  • Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
  • Pushkar, Rajasthan
  • Auli, Uttarakhand
  • Chamba, Himachal Pradesh
  • Coorg, Karnataka
  • Lonavala, Maharashtra
  • Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
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3. Heli-Skiing

Heli-Skiing is another adventure activity in India that attracts adventure fanatics from all across the world. Since India features slow-laden slopes in different regions of the country, it serves as a perfect destination for skiing lovers. No matter whether you are a beginner or a pro, heli-skiing in India is the most thrilling experience that you can have during your vacations.

Places to visit in India for heli-skiing

  • Auli, Uttarakhand
  • Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh
  • Manali, Himachal Pradesh
  • Yumthang Valley, Sikkim
  • Munsyari, Uttarakhand
  • Solang Nala, Himachal Pradesh
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4. Bungee Jumping

If the idea of getting an aerial view of the breathtaking landscapes excites you, then you must opt for bungee jumping. In this activity, the enthusiast is tied with a rope and then he/she falls from an elevated platform. The activity gives tourists an amazing experience of admiring the diversity of India. Hence, bungee jumping is a perfect venture to satisfy your adventure hunger.

Places to visit in India for bungee jumping

  • Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
  • Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh
  • Goa
  • Delhi
  • Lonavala, Maharashtra
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5. Water Sports

If you are a water baby, then you would surely love trying hands at water sports in India. There is a wide range of water sports that adventure junkies can enjoy at different places in India. The most popular water activities available in India include surfing, rafting, kayaking, banana boat ride, dinghy sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding, scuba diving, snorkeling, etc. All the water sports provide a thrilling experience to tourists and let them make the most of their vacations.

Places to visit in India for water sports

  • Rishikesh – rafting, kayaking, surfing, etc.
  • Goa – scuba diving, rafting, kayaking, surfing, windsurfing, parasailing, jet skiing, banana boat ride, etc.
  • Andaman – snorkeling, scuba diving, speed boating, jet skiing, undersea walking, angling, etc.
  • Kerala – canoeing, kayaking, parasailing, scuba diving, windsurfing, snorkeling, etc.
  • Karnataka – coracle ride, kayaking, rafting, scuba diving, etc.
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6. Biking

Biking is a suitable activity for bike riders, who wish to enjoy the best of nature. Tourists can enjoy biking, irrespective of their experience of riding a bike as there are different terrains for biking in different parts of the country, ranging from rocky ones to easy ones. In all, the high passes in India give an adrenaline rush to adventure lovers. Biking tours in India allow tourists to come across panoramic landscapes, little towns, and much more.

Places to visit in India for biking

  • Chennai – Munnar
  • Mumbai – Goa
  • Manali – Leh Ladakh
  • Khardung La
  • Siliguri – Yuksom
  • Guwahati – Tawang
  • Shimla – Spiti valley
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7. Hot Air Ballooning

Hot air ballooning provides tourists with a bird’s eye view of the surroundings. It makes tourists feel as if they are floating among clouds. The hot air balloon ride lets visitors admire the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the country from a different perspective. Hence, it is an amusing activity for all adventure enthusiasts. However, it depends on the direction of the winds.

Places to visit in India for hot air ballooning

  • Lonavala, Maharashtra
  • Rajasthan – Pushkar, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Ranthambore, Neemrana, and Jodhpur
  • Goa
  • Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh
  • Hampi, Karnataka

Apart from these, there are many other adventure activities to try in India. If you are feeling an urge to go on an exciting trip, don’t hold on to your desires anymore and plan a trip to any of the above-mentioned destinations at the earliest. Taking up an adventure tour to India will surely be an experience to remember for you and your loved ones.

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