Top 10 Adventure Places in India
If you can't find it in India, you won’t find it in the world.— Indian saying
India is a place of incredible variety—you can find any type of adventure outing, natural beauty, and urban metro you can imagine.
It’s impossible to squeeze India into a list of 10 best places. But if we limit our discussion to places for adventure sports, the task become more doable. Here is a list to name a few.
10. DarjeelingClick thumbnail to view full-size
The hill town is located in northern part of west Bengal at an altitude of 7000 feet. One of its premier tourist attractions is the Museum of Natural History, which has a fine collection of Himalayan animals, reptiles, birds, and insects.
A few other places worth a visit are:
- Bhutia Bustee Monastery
- Dhirdam temple
- Ava Art Gallery
- Aloobaari Monastery
9. GulmargClick thumbnail to view full-size
In the great Himalayas, you will see the Valley of Flowers, a national park known for its beautiful flowering meadows. Gulmarg is a heavenly place you will never forget. Mesmerizing places to visit, other than the aforementioned meadows, include:
- Kashmir valley
- Nanga Parbat
- The Haramukh
8. Jim Corbett National ParkClick thumbnail to view full-size
Before visiting, you should read some of the works of Jim Corbett, the hunter who turned into a conservationist and whom this park is named after.
In the foothills of Himalayas, Jim Corbett National Park is the place for adventure sports, including jungle safaris, wildlife camps, and jungle camps. In the park, people often spot animals such as chital, sambhar, and various other deer species, and the dense jungle can be explored in a two-hour elephant safari. If you're looking for a more convenient mode of exploring, consider a Jeep Safari.
7. ManaliClick thumbnail to view full-size
Always draped in a Chadar of snow, Manali is a Himalayan town that draws a good number of tourists. There, you can experience a number of Hindu temples, monasteries, passes, waterfalls, landscapes, etc.
Adventure sports that will make your time in the area unforgettable include:
6. LadakhClick thumbnail to view full-size
Zanskar is the most isolated of all the Trans-Himalayan valleys. The Zanskar valley is situated across the Suru Valley and over the Pensi La in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Panzila Top (4401 m) is the picturesque tableland adorned with two small alpine lakes and surrounded by snow-covered peaks. You can trek to Panikhar or Rangdum over the Pentse La, into the Zanskar Valley from Lamayuru, Leh or Darcha, from Padum to the Markha valley.
5. DoditalClick thumbnail to view full-size
Uttaranchal is famous for its crystal-clear lake, which attracts tourists who enjoy trout fishing. It is also a paradise for those who are into trekking. The lake sits at a height of 3,024 meters and is famous for boating and bird watching at Dodital, which lies in the Uttarkashi district.
4. LehClick thumbnail to view full-size
If you are looking for a trekker's paradise, look no further than North India-Leh. Leh-Manali highway rewards spectacular and picturesque landscapes. You can river raft in the Zanskar River at Leh. And if you want to try your hand at the native sport, polo, then you can do so here.
3. RishikeshClick thumbnail to view full-size
The adventure destination of Rishikesh is located in the northern part of the state of Uttaranchal. The rapids and rivers of Rishikesh are excellent spots for adventure lovers. Rishikesh also acts at a base for trekking camps.
2. AuliClick thumbnail to view full-size
In Uttaranchal, Auli is the ideal place for skiing. One can ski on the clean stretches of 10-20 km of snow-covered mountain slopes. Woods along the slopes reduce the wind velocity, making conditions better for the skiers. The result is an exhilarating feeling that is hard to describe—exactly what attracts tourists to Auli.
1.Shivpuri - RudraprayagClick thumbnail to view full-size
Wake up early in the morning to take kayaking lessons, then eat lunch at Rudraprayag. Rafters are lured to this destination by the magnificent sight of the confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi. This confluence is the origin of River Ganga.
You will also find a Hindu temple here, which will add to your spiritual experience and offer you peace of mind.