India is no stranger to adventure, and if you’re an adventure lover looking for a new adrenaline pumping location to visit, India should be on your list. Not only will an adventure lover find the country to be a haven, but will also get to have the most amazing experiences ever. You can visit almost any part of India and there will be at least one adventurous location that will take your energy to the next level. So, before you pack your bags and head over for India, here are some of the best places in India that an adventure lover must visit.
When you think of an adventure lover’s best friend in India, you think of Leh and Ladakh. The name itself speaks adventure, and for good measure given the endless possibilities that Leh Ladakh have to get your adrenaline going. The motorcycle tour from Shimla to Ladakh is the most popular activity of adventure lovers in India, and you will get to experience the most riveting journeys of your lifetime. The twisting roadways and dangerous excursions will have an adventurer’s heart swell with joy and excitement, not to mention the many trekking destinations that have made Leh-Ladakh famous for their gripping expeditions.
Next up, river-rafting, bungee jumping, hiking, rock-climbing, backpacking, camping; name anything and Rishikesh will have it. The best part about Rishikesh is that after you’ve had your fill of adventure, there are ample opportunities to relax with yoga and meditation as well. River-rafting on the majestic Ganges is a daredevil experience that easily captures an adventure lover’s heart and soul. Through some reckless bungee jumping into the vast abyss of the valleys in Rishikesh, you can feel the true spirit of adventure in this location, all along with the number of other adventurous opportunities in Rishikesh.
India’s north eastern region is an under-explored yet one of the most naturally bountiful parts of the country. Not only is it a tourist’s haven, but also an adventure lover’s spotlight. Whether its trekking up to the monasteries in Arunachal Pradesh caving expeditions in Meghalaya, deep gorges and bamboo jungles exploration in Mizoram or touring the dense forests of Tripura, North east India will leave you mesmerized for a long time. Not only are there adventurous possibilities here but one can also get to witness the vast Buddhist culture in this part of India. The most popular part of the North East is Spiti Valley, where you can go for some hypnotic and fearless trekking.
4. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
If water sports are on your list, Andaman and Nicobar Islands will take the glory for that one. Banana boat-rides, snorkelling, scuba-diving, parasailing, undersea walking, jet skiing, speed boating, angling, glass bottom boating, seaplane ride, and so many more things that an adventure lover can indulge in are easily found at Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Not only that, trekking and camping are also popular activities there, so water-sports aren’t the only attraction of these beautiful islands. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are sure to get your adrenaline pumping and adventure loving streaks going strong, and once you’ve paid a visit, you’ll certainly be coming back.
5. Goa and Karnataka
Rock climbing at Ramanagara, scuba-diving at Murudeshwara, white water rafting at Dubare, microlight flying in Coorg, skydiving at Mysore, and trekking on the Western ghats are some of the rare yet popular activities that an adventure lover can indulge in while at Karnataka. The state is full of natural surroundings including amazing and mesmerizing waterfalls and mountain treks that have a lot of opportunities for an adventure lover to explore. Most adventurers visit Goa and Karnataka together since Goa has a fair number of things to do as well, which include knee-boarding, surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, scuba diving, wakeboarding, jet skiing, flyboarding, water skiing, paddle-boarding etc. which has attracted travellers and adventure lovers from all over the world.
There are so many more adventurous locations in India that one can visit to get some spellbinding experiences, but the aforementioned are the most popular points of adventure and unusual exploration in India that will provide you with a lot of enthralling memories.
Rohit is a traveller who not only visits popular tourist spots but also delves into the places in India that can be an adventure lover’s paradise. He shares his thoughts and experiences on trans India travels.com.