“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” ― Jawaharlal Nehru
Some people go on a vacation to relax. Other people go on a vacation to find adventure. If you belong to the latter group, then India might be the destination for you. When most people think of India, they think of yoga, meditation, tea, maybe the Dalai Lama and spirituality. But India also has some incredible adventure activities, and although it’s expensive to fly there, it is a very affordable place once you arrive. Here’s a quick list of eight ways you can get your adrenaline fix in India:
Camel Safari and Yak Safari
Riding on the back of a camel or yak to explore the quaint and scenic deserts of India is a very unique experience. Safaris are the best way to explore the rustic villages and secluded regions of India.
• What is the best season for camel safari in India?
The best time for camel and yak safari in India is from September to March and from November to February.
• What are the major destinations for camel safari in India?
The best destinations for camel safari in India are Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Nubra Valley. For a yak safari, an adventurer can opt for places like Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh.
Paragliding is super popular in India. If you’re a paraglider pilot, it’s best to bring your own gear as it’s not easy to rent a wing there, but it’s easy to hook up with a guide and hit some of the best local flying spots. But if you’re not a pilot and game for a tandem ride, there are lots of outfitters who will take you for the ride of your life. There is no better backdrop for a flight than the Himalaya, and it’s an amazing rush to fly in the midst of mountains like these.
• What is the best season for paragliding in India?
Paragliding is organized in the states including Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.
• What are the major destinations for paragliding in India?
The best times for enjoying paragliding in India are from March to June and from September to November.
The inimitable backdrops of India make for a sublime trekking experience. In India, there are treks for both novices and veterans and many of the routes best suited for solo trekking are in the Indian Himalayas. Trekking destinations in India ramble through captivating grasslands, verdant woodlands, pristine local villages, and breathtaking mountain landscapes.
• What is the best season for trekking in India?
The best season depends upon the nature of the trek. For example, Chadar Trek can be carried out in winters, while the monsoon season is the ideal time for the Valley of Flower Trek. However, for most of the preeminent treks, June to October is considered the best time.
• What are the major destinations for trekking in India?
Major destinations for trekking in India are Ladakh, Zanskar, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Western Ghats
Being home to the mighty Himalayas, India is an ideal haven for mountaineering enthusiasts from all around the world. Mountaineering is among the chief adventure activities in the country. Conquering the high altitudes and their imposing landscape and exotic culture and wildlife is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
• What is the best season for mountaineering in India?
Warm months (April to October) are the best periods for mountaineering in India
• What are the major destinations for mountaineering in India?
Best Places for Mountaineering in India are Himachal Pradesh, Garhwal, Kumaon and Sikkim
Hot Air Ballooning
Hot air ballooning, a fast growing adventure activity in India, enables a unique perspective of this exquisite country. It offers a view of India’s awe-inspiring scenery from a tranquil, lofty place above the hordes of people.
• What is the best season for hot air ballooning in India?
Mid-September to the end of March is the time when balloon flights are usually operated.
• What are the major destinations for hot air ballooning in India?
Major destinations for hot air ballooning in India are Jaipur, Pushkar, Ranthambore National park and Manali.
Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking
The mountainous terrain in India creates some gorgeous river corridors and exciting stretches of whitewater. There are lots of outfitters and guides who can rent you the gear and take you out into some pristine, remote areas.
• What is the best season for white water rafting in India?
The best time for white water rafting and kayaking in India is from September to November and from April to May
• What are the major destinations for white water rafting in India?
The best destinations for rafting in India are the Himalayan regions such as Ladakh, Uttarakhand (Rishikesh), Himachal Pradesh, and Sikkim. Rafting can also be enjoyed in Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra.
Even the most inaccessible, pristine, and gorgeous shots are possible to ski by helicopter. There is limitless terrain in the mountain regions, and so much of it has yet to be explored and skied. Helicopters open up a wide range of possibilities that are not reachable by skinning or trekking into the mountains.
• What is the best season for heli-skiing in India?
January to April is the best season for heli-skiing in India.
• What are the major destinations for heli-skiing in India?
Best destinations for heli-skiing in India are Kashmir and Manali
Mountain biking isn’t the first activity that comes to mind when you think of India, and the country’s not known for its singletrack, but two wheels are a great way to experience any foreign place. And the Indian topography offers plenty of opportunities to test your skills and see some incredible valleys and mountains.
• What is the best season for mountain biking in India?
Any season, depending on your objective. For some high-altitude biking on the passes like those of Ladakh, you need to go in the summer when the passes are open. But the southern areas like Sikkim are a great spot during the winter.
• What are the major destinations for mountain biking in India?
Major destinations for mountain biking in India are Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Sikkim, Garhwal, and Kumaon.