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5 Exhilarating Adventure Sports in India to Add to Your Bucket List

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A country blessed with diverse landscapes; India offers opportunities galore for adventure-seeking travelers. Be it land-based adventures such as trekking, mountain biking, skiing, or air-based activities like paragliding, skydiving, bungee jumping or water-based pursuits including rafting, windsurfing, and flyboarding, India has it all. While the mountainous terrains in the north are the go-to places for many land and air-based adventures, the coast-hugging regions in the south are a delight for water sports lovers. Thrill seekers, here are some of the must-try adventure sports in India.

White water rafting

White water rafting

Navigating the fierce rapids (classified into various grades depending on their thrill factor) while the turbulent river leaves no stone unturned to twist and turn your rafting boat over is a thrill worth experiencing. White water rafting in India sends your heart racing as you race through the uncontrollable water. 

What are the best places for white water rafting in India?

Rishikesh (Ganga River), Kullu Manali (Beas River), Sikkim (Teesta River), Ladakh (Zanskar River), Arunachal Pradesh (Brahmaputra & Lohit Rivers), and Uttarakhand (Tons River).  

Trekking

Trekking

Trekking is one of the most popular adventure sports in India. With an array of easy to difficult treks on offer, this country disappoints neither beginners nor challenge-seeking expert trekkers. While the monsoon treks in India treat you to the lush green beauty of nature in all its glory, the winter treks take you by surprise with their snow-covered trails and splendid views. 

What are the best treks in India? 

Valley of Flowers Trek, Chembra Peak Trek, Chadar Trek, Roopkund Trek, Chandratal Lake Trek, Markha

Valley Trek, Beas Kund Trek, Hampta Pass Trek, and Rajmachi Fort Trek.

Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping

An extreme adventure; bungee jumping is not everyone’s cup of tea. That leap from a whopping height (with nothing but a safety cord tied to you) makes your blood run cold, thus triggering a surge in adrenaline. If this exhilarating experience is what you are looking forward to, then book your international flights to India right away. The country’s highest bungee jumping destination is at Rishikesh, and the platform from where the jump takes place is set at a height of 83 m. 

What are the best places for bungee jumping in India?

Rishikesh (Jumpin Heights), Lonavala (Della Adventure), New Delhi (Wanderlust), Bengaluru (Ozone Adventures), and Goa (Gravity Adventure Zone).

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

Go scuba diving to explore the rich marine life thriving in the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea, and the Bay of Bengal – the vast water bodies that surround peninsular India. Swim with schools of big and small fish, turtles, and other aquatic species and discover the beauty of the underwater world filled with colorful coral reefs, up close and personal. Goa, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and Lakshadweep Islands are the three most popular destinations for not just scuba diving, but all underwater adventure sports in India. 

What are the best places for scuba diving in India?

Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands, Pondicherry, Grande Island (Goa), Barracuda Islands (Netrani), Malvan and Tarkarli (Maharashtra), and Kovalam (Kerala).

Paragliding

Paragliding

This extremely thrilling adventure activity that lets you experience what it is like to fly across the sky is something that adventure lovers wouldn’t want to miss when in India. Do give it a try and enjoy the breathtaking views of the gorgeous landscapes as you glide in the air. For beginners, tandem paragliding opportunities are also available at many paragliding destinations in the country. Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh is a paragliding hotspot in India. 

What are the best places for paragliding in India?

Bir Billing, Mussoorie, Manali, Ranikhet, Kamshet, Panchgani, Nainital, Shillong, and Yelagiri.  

Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure expedition in India? So, where are you heading? Rishikesh – the Adventure Capital of India, or Goa – the Water Sport Capital of India? Avail Indian Eagle’s deals on flight tickets to Delhi, Goa, or any other city, and book flights at the lowest airfare! 

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