Top 5 Adventure Activities in India

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Helen Keller, the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree aptly said, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all”. Though, not everyone is an adventure lover, one should at least try one exciting and thrilling sport option in his/her lifetime. India, with its diverse landscape is bestowed with towering peaks and mountains, gorgeous rivers, challenging terrains and crystal clear blue sea waters, thereby becoming a perfect destination for adventure seekers. With the coming summer season and post exam break, most of you must be planning a holiday. So why not plan an adventure holiday where you can indulge in some heart-racing adrenaline rushing activity? Here are five of the best  jaw-dropping activities that offer the desired kick to adventure junkies.

1. Trekking

Adventure

Name: The Shepherd Trek

Where: Himachal Pradesh

Altitude: 4450 mts

Duration: 18 Days

Starting Point: Outskirts of Manali

Ending Point: Bara Bhangal village

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Season: Mid April to June & September to November

What to Look out For: Dhauladhar mountain ranges, river Ravi, sparkling Birch and Rhododendron trees.

2. Hot Air Ballooning

Adventure

Where: Jaipur, Rajasthan

Duration: Approximately 1 hour

Operator: Sky Waltz Balloon Safari

Price: Rs. 12000-13000.

Starting Points: Delhi-Jaipur road, Shiv Vilas, Amber Fort and Jal Mahal.

With its stunning royal palaces, Jaipur provides a marvelous backdrop for hot-air balloon rides. A sight to behold, the popular tourist attractions Amber Fort and Jal Mahal along with the whole city appear minuscule as one drift up into the open skies. Enjoy the thrilling experience and feel like ‘on top of the world’!

3. Paragliding

Adventure

Where: Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh

Best Flying Season: September to November

Starting Point: Billing (2400 metres)

Stopping Point: Chowgan Village, Bir

Distance Covered: 200 km

What to Look out For: A bird’s eye view of picturesque hills and green fields.

4. Bungee Jumping

Adventure

Where: Village Mohan Chatti, Rishikesh

Operator: Jumpin Heights

Bungee Jump Height: 83 metres

Age Requirement: Minimum 12 years

Weight Requirement: Minimum 40 kg & Maximum 110 kg

Closed On: Tuesdays

Designed by David Allardice of New Zealand, the bungee jumping spot in Rishikesh is built over a rocky cliff overlooking a rocky river Hall, a tributary of River Ganga. After the jump, don’t forget to collect your Dare to Jump Certificate.

5. Jet Skiing

Adventure

Where: Calangute Beach, Goa

Price: Rs. 400, 1000, 1500 for 2, 10, 15 minute trips respectively

Best Season: October to April

Locally referred to as water scooter, Jet Skiing is one of the most sought after water sports in Goa. Operators make it mandatory for riders to be accompanied by instructors to avoid any mishaps. However, once the instructor is satisfied that you can handle the scooter, you are allowed to go for a solo trip.

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