India has a wonderful topography for all kinds of exciting activities, including high-rush adventure and thrills. But fear not, we have you covered and here we will deal with 8 of the coolest activities that you can enjoy in the country. Continue reading and plan a memorable trip full of exciting adventure activities in India:
1. Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh
If thrill and adventure are what you are seeking on a trip to India, then head to Rishikesh in the state of Uttarakhand. The city is famous not only among the Hindu pilgrims, but among adventure seekers as well.
Here, bungee jumping is done from a whopping height of 273 feet (or 83 meters). Experience the adrenaline rush when you see the ground rushing up to meet you. There is a special arrangement with a fixed rope that extends to the valley through a cantilever platform. The experience here is much different from what you have seen (or heard) in other bungee jumping places.
David Allardice, a New Zealander, designed this exclusive site for bungee jumping. All the instructors are well-trained professionals who are also flown in from NZ. They would brief and advice you before your jump.
You can enjoy a mesmerizing view of river HYUL, the tributary of river Ganga during your activity. This is an experience you must try at least once in your lifetime – it is unique, one of a kind, and worth adventurous.
2. Skiing in Kufri
Shimla in Himachal Pradesh is a dream destination for many, and Kufri is a dream come true for ski enthusiasts. Situated at a distance of about 16 kilometers from Shimla, on NH 16, Kufri has breathtaking backdrop of peaks and even a small zoo and Himalaylan Nature Park. Both these places are best for family entertainment and fun.
The name Kufri was derived from the term, Kufer, which means pond. The palace was discovered by British army officers during the 1930s. In winter, tourists swarm this place for skiing and other winter activities including hiking and horse riding. The town is quiet at other times. Kufri is also famous for being the most accessible ski resorts in the entire northern India.
3. Parasailing at Payyambalam Beach
If you envision yourself floating with the clouds and would like to feel as light as a feather, then try parasailing at Payyambalam Beach in Kannur, Kerala.
Abound with pristine shores of Payyambalam coastline and the turquoise beauty of the waters of the Arabian Sea, this is an incrediable adventure activity in Kerala that would never fail to thrill you. It translates into pure excitement, as you rise to 300 feet high in the air, with a parachute at one end and a strong rope at the other.
4. Chadar Trek
Chadar-Zanskar Trek is one of the most toughest and adventurous treks in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir. The frozen trek is a hot favorite trekking destination among tourists and though conducted in a harsh environment, it is always busy with tourists.
You can enjoy the adrenaline rush at this picturesque location if you have the physical strength and fitness. Chadar means blanket in Hindi and the name suits perfectly. Zanskar River transforms itself into a sheet of ice during the winter months and all you see is a thick white blanket where very little sunlight penetrates.
The sheer beauty of the place makes it a trek journey like no other, and must be experienced at least once in your lifetime. Due to the geographical isolation of this place for almost 7 months a year, the Buddhists have been able to preserve their unique identity and heritage here.
When you go trekking, you can see the beautiful confluence point where the fast flowing Indus River meets with the frozen Zanskar.
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5. Bike Trip to Leh
If you enjoy bike rides on tricky roads and would like to explore new destinations on your motorcycle, how about a bike tour to Leh? You can explore the thrilling destination that is interminably beautiful by choosing a packaged tour to Leh and experience the thrill of riding alongside the mesmerizing mountains.
Biking enthusiasts vouch that the best way to enjoy a destination is through rides. Perhaps, it is true because this will definitely be an experience you will truly enjoy and cherish.
Every passionate biker must explore this adventure because you can traverse mountain passes while enjoying the ride through the semi-parched plains and enticing panorama coupled with gigantic snow-capped mountains.
It is a great idea to get an Indian SIM card before setting off for this adventure. Here’s how to make it happen.
6. White Water Rafting at Dandeli
Water rafting enthusiasts would have the time of their lives when they visit the White Water Rafting resort at Dandeli in Karnataka.
Feel the adrenaline rush when you go along this challenging trip, and scream to your lung’s capacity as you cross the rapids. You take about 3 hours to cover a distance of 9.5 kilometers, but at the end of the day you have a vacation that you will remain etched in your memory.
River water rafting is a way to enjoy the abundant nature and scenic beauty, and perhaps, even wildlife as well, including different species of birds. Tourists are offered both short rides and long rides depending on how long they want the ride to be. The short raft ride goes through rapids as well.
7. Bamboo rafting at Periyar Tiger Reserve
The Periyar Tiger Reserve at Thekkady in Kerala, as part of their eco-project offers a day long bamboo rafting package (8 am to 5 pm) where you can enjoy scintillating nature’s beauty and mesmerizing wildlife. It is a splendid package crafted for nature and wildlife lovers.
You can enjoy a two-kilometer hike through the forest trail to reach the rafting site, one of the highlights of the trip. During breaks along the rafting trip, you can go for more treks deeper into the forest and enjoy glimpses of elephants and bisons, if you are lucky. Summer would be the best time to go bamboo rafting because you will be able to spot more wildlife as they come to the lakeside to drink water.
8. Microlight Flying in Bengaluru
Flying high into the air while co-piloting a flight at a height of about 4000 meters is definitely going to give you some serious adrenaline rush. This would also give you a charming bird’s eye view of the stunning aerial vistas of the Garden City of Bengaluru.
Microlight Flying, as the name indicates, is a kind of very light aircraft, used for both adventure and leisure. Just before you get onboard, you would be given flight briefing to help you co-pilot the flight.
India seems to be a land of tricks. There is never a boring moment when you are touring the country, with one destination after the other offering adventures and thrills that are unique to those places.
Anyway, one thing is for sure. A trip to these destinations would fill your travel diary with plenty of happy memories and hundreds of candid photos that you can cherish for years to come.
Sunu Phililp is the Inbound Marketing and Creative Head for Paradise Holidays, Cochin – a Kerala based tour operator. She loves reading, exploring new places and trying out different cuisines!