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Top 8 Adventurous Activities to do in India

India with its diversification in Landforms has exemplified itself in Adventure tourism and sports. When you want to experience something exciting and extraordinary, then it’s time to indulge yourself in different Adventure sports like Mountaineering, trekking, Scuba Diving, Paragliding and so on, and India is the best place to enjoy all these activities.

So let’s begin with our adventurous tour in India.


1. Go crazy with River Rafting

Recently this sport has emerged as one of the most thrilling activities in India. It’s one of the best ways to enjoy in summers. It’s a highly audacious sport of navigating a river in an inflatable raft, which involves multiple levels of difficulty, depending upon how choppy the river is. There are plenty of opportunities for first timers, starting from juniors to oldies in the late sixties, to learn the art of rafting down the rivers. Nearly about 50 Commercial outfitters in India organise such trips ranging from two-hour runs to multiple-day expeditions.

Top 6 places to go rafting in India: Rishikesh, Sikkim and Darjeeling, Ladakh, Garhwal, Maharashtra and Coorg.


2. Get high with Trekking
Trekking in India has developed in leaps and bounds and the current trekking scene in India sounds very promising, with thousands of Indians and Foreigners hitting trekking trails this year. This is the one sport that India can boast about, as there are perhaps as many trekking routes in India as there are Indians. One can trek the glorious foothills of the Himalayan ranges from October till March as they are the best suited months to trek in India.

Top 7 Trekking Trails in India: Hampta Pass trek, Markha Valley trek, Chadar trekPindari Glacier Trek, Kuari Pass trek, Nag Tibba Trek in Uttrakhand, Valley of Flowers, Bhirgu Lake Trek.


3. Fly high with Paragliding
Everyone wish to fly like a bird and Paragliding fulfills this wish by permitting a human being to become like a soaring bird. It is a competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders. It does not have any rigid primary structure which in turn make the pilots feel lightweight and free-flying. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing comprising of large numbers of connected cells. The paraglide flights last many hours and cover many kilometers in just a few hours.

Top 7 Paragliding destinations in India: Bir-Billing in Himachal Pradesh, Kunjapuri in Uttrakhand, Pavana in Maharashtra, Nandi hills in Bangalore, Yelagiri in Tamilnadu, Arambol Beach in Goa and Aravalli Hills in Rajasthan.


4. Swim underwater with Scuba Diving
This sport gives you the freedom to dive into the beauty of the underwater world, experience the feeling of being weightless, and enjoy the beauty of sea water species of fish and aquatic animals. It is like a weekend hobby which provides you with inner peace. This sport requires proper training from a certified instructor. The best suited months for diving starts from January until May.

Top 5 Scuba Diving Destinations in India: Havelock Island in Andaman, Lakshadweep, Pondicherry, Islands of Netrani and Kovalam in Kerela.


5. Get wild with Wildlife Safari
India with its great biodiversity provides you with green heaven, where you will find a totally refreshing and relaxing environment to rejuvenate your souls. With 450 sanctuaries, 40 tiger parks and 99 National Parks, India is an epitome of a rich wildlife. Indian Safaris add adventure by making you see live roaming Elephants, rhinos, reptiles, bears and wild dogs during your safari rides. These safaris also include campaigning which gives you real thrill of living in Jungles.

Top 7 Wildlife Safaris in IndiaJim Corbett National Park, Kaziranga National Park, Kanha National Parks, Gir Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandhavgarh National Park, Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary and Sariska Tiger Reserve.


6. Get riding with Bike Trips
The endless roads of India often beckon the rider in you to go ahead with the journey of self-discovery and exploration. The experience of discovering new corners of the Indian Landscape on your bike cannot be replaced by any. Motorbike tours are gaining rapid popularity in India starting from the Highest snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas, hilly forest of North East India to the most deserted places of Rajasthan.

Top 6 adventurous Motorbike Tour in Summers: Ladakh bike Trip, Arunachal Pradesh (western Regions), Eastern Himalayas of Darjeeling, Valparai in Tamil Nadu, NH-17 from Goa to Mumbai and Spiti Valley in Shimla.


7. Float in Air with Hot Air Ballooning
It is time to fulfill your fantasy of floating like colorful balloons in Air with this happy go lucky hot air ballooning. It’s now becoming one of the popular sports in India. It gives you the thrill of walking on Air. This activity lasts for 10 minutes and can accommodate 2-4 passengers. Get going now, as it is a perfect gateway to enjoy summers.

Top 5 Hot air Ballooning destinations in India: Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Delhi NCR& Haryana and Uttarakhand.


8. Go Hawaiian with Surfing
Are you ready to ride the thunderous waves of the Sea, then India provides you loads of exquisite hideouts, where you can indulge in the rejuvenating sport of surfing. Crystal Clear Waterways, natural beautiful rivers and pristine Beaches are the most popular surfing destinations in India.

Top 5 places with great waves to surf in India: Kovalam Beach in Kerela, Manapad point in Tamil Nadu, Gokarna in Karnataka, Paradip in Odisha and Varkala in Kerela.

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