Let’s quickly remind the phrase “if you don’t find it in India, You won’t find it in the world”. India is a storehouse of adventure and scenic beauty along the urban metros. Whether it’s a safari in a natural reserve, mountain trekking, camel ridding or water rafting, individuals who are diehard fan of adventure please check out the following places in India for an adventure retreat you will remember for the ages to come.
Top 10 Adventurous Places to visit in India
Rajasthan – Desert Safari
The Rajasthan dessert or Thar Dessert in the western Rajasthan is the biggest desert in India. The Thar Desert or the Great Indian Desert encompasses 70% of the total landmass of Rajasthan and hence the state is known as the ‘Desert State of India’. Individuals looking for some adventurous riding definitely visit Rajasthan for an exciting camel riding. The Camel Safari’s in India are organized with vast imagination and skill in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan. If you like galloping thrills then resort to horse riding. Rajasthan offers rides extending to 2 to 5 days and camping on location as well.
The mighty Himalayas were created as a result of Strong Movement of Earth. The massive Himalayan ranges that stretch along the northern border of India has overwhelmed onlookers for decades. The great Himalayas are a house of adventure sports like mountaineering, trekking, camping, biking and many more. You will find yourself in the sea of choices once you are in the lap of the Himalayas. Situated in the foothills of Himalayas, Jim Corbett National Park is a great place for adventure sports such as jungle safaris, jungle camps and wildlife camps. Canoeing is also famous in the Himalayas, one of the eco-friendly water sports.
Sikkim is the land of Lama and can be best explored while trekking through the routes of Himalayas. You can trek through the mountains to explore an entirely new world. Other than trekking you can perform Mountaineering in Sikkim. Sikkim is located in the lap of Mount Kanchendzonga thus offering a unique opportunity to explore the mountains. Various peaks of the mount have been successfully conquered by several teams. You can also take part in river rafting in the teesta and Rangit.
Goa has so much to offer that fascinates an adventure enthusiast in the true sense of the term. A great water sports destination, Goa also offers trekking and hiking. The calm and serene beaches in Goa offer you all kind of water sports activities including scuba diving, jet skiing, parasailing, water skiing and anything you can name. All these activities are great fun but extremely physically demanding. Rock climbing, rappelling and river crossing, jummaring are some of the trekking and hiking activities you can take part. Trekking in Goa begins from the green Sahyadris.
Laddakh or commonly known as ‘The Last Shangrila’ is a paradise surrounded by mountains. Renowned for its scenic beauty, Laddakh offers you the opportunity to indulge in dozens of adventures sports that include camping, biking, fishing, trekking, jeep safari and off course mountaineering. Visit laddakh during the festival season to give yourself a double treat that continues from 1-15 September.
Uttranchal is one of the scenic states in India and a famous trekking destination. Located at the peak of sea level, the state attracts flock of adventure lovers from different parts of the country. Trekking is the most loved adventure activities in Uttaranchal. Garhwal and Kumaon regions offer the best terrains for trekking in the state. Even good trekking sites can be found in Pithoragarh. You can start for Pithoragarh and trek upto Sinla Pass. Gori Valley is another exciting route for trekking.
Located in Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is blessed with rivers getting energy from diverse tributaries from the glaciers above. The rivers make excellent scope for White Water Rafting, Trekking, Canoeing, Skiing, Rock-Climbing and camping. A recently popular addition to the adventure genre includes jungle safari to the Rajaji National Park and the Jim Corbett National Park.
Gulmarg or commonly known as “Meadow of Flowers” is a beautiful hill station in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It has now become a hot spot for adventure devotee across the globe. Pir Panjal Range is a popular trekking area. Nestled at an altitude of 1,500 feet above the hillside, Pir Panjal Range is surrounded by forests and the Nanga Parbat is visible from several viewpoints. Peak of Apharwat is another famous trekking spot in Gulmerg.
Himachal Pradesh is another great rafting destination. It offers great water sports opportunities to its tourists. Water rafting is the most popular water sports in the state. The rivers and the water sport rafting destination in this region play a major role in attracting the tourist worldwide. White water rafting, also known as sport rafting can be enjoyed to the fullest in the Himachal Pradesh. The snow fed rivers are the hot spots for water rafting in the state. River Satluj near Shimla, River Beas near Kullu, River Chenab in Lahaul and River Ravi near Chamba are the great locations for water rafting.
Jaisalmer is known as the golden city of Rajasthan. This picture perfect city has remained a hot spot for tourists for ages. Other than the attractions of Jaisalmer Fort and shopping, tourist also explore the region for adventurous activities that include camping, hot air ballooning, camel safari, paragliding, horse safari and jeep safaris that fascinates them in all the way.