We bunjee jumped off a 272-feet-high set-up in Rishikesh, and trust us when we say that the experience was ethereal. There is something unique about setting out on an adventure in your own country, sepcially when it is blessed with all the ideal natural resources – rivers for rafting, caves for caving and countless roads, both beaten and less-travelled, for trekking.
We compile a list of five adventure sports you should try in India.
Heli-Skiing at Manali and Gulmarg
If rushing down a mountain, navigating treacherous twists and turns is what you enjoy, then take it a step higher by heli-skiing down one of the numerous mountains of Manali or Gulmarg. With secluded mountaintops and landings at over 10,000 feet, you are guaranteed an adrenaline rush that will get you hooked forever. The option of being flown by helicopter to the top of the mountain will give you a chance to experience spectacular heights and amazing slopes that otherwise wouldn’t be accessible. Definitely one of the most unique experiences you’ll ever have!
Hot Air Ballooning over Udaipur, Rajasthan
Experience a magnificent sunrise or sunset with the most exciting adventure possible, as you explore the spectacular forts, palaces, breathtaking terrain and unique sights of Udaipur aboard a hot-air balloon.
White water rafting in Rishikesh
When just a normal vacation isn’t enough, it’s time to go on a whitewater rafting adventure in Rishikesh, one of the most sought-after destinations for the sport. While here, you can have your fill of heart-stopping rapids and an exciting boating experience. Rishikesh also has the highest bungee jumping spot in India.
Sky diving in Deesa, Gujarat
For a daredevil spirit, there’s nothing more exciting than diving from a height of 10,000 feet up in the sky, and when it comes to skydiving, India has it all from tandem to parachuting! So with plenty of excellent ridge-soaring and some fantastic scenic skydiving options, take your pick from Deesa in Gujarat, Dhana, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry or Mysuru for the experience of a lifetime!
Trekking across the Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
A five-day adventure and a 55-km trek in Spiti Valley is definitely not for the faint-hearted. With treacherous mountain paths and sub-zero temperatures, this adventure will test your spirit like nothing else. If you want even more out of your trip, then the breathtaking views, gorgeous landscapes and the ability to truly enjoy nature will make this entire journey truly worth it.
Caving in Meghalaya
For an enthusiastic caver, there can be nothing more satisfying than exploring the insides of the most exciting caves in Meghalaya. With the deepest and longest caves in South Asia, Meghalaya is among the world’s top 10 destinations for the adventure sport, and promises an experience par excellence.