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Top 10 Adventure Places in India

Updated on June 10, 2015

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. Darjeeling

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DarjeelingForest in Darjeeling
Darjeeling
Darjeeling
Forest in Darjeeling
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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. Gulmarg

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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 Park

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Wild elephant herd in Jim Corbett National ParkLandscape in Jim Corbett National Park
Wild elephant herd in Jim Corbett National Park
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Landscape in Jim Corbett National Park
Landscape in Jim Corbett National Park

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. Manali

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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:

  • Skiing
  • Trekking
  • Hiking

6. Ladakh

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A grandma in Ladakh
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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. Dodital

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The lake by Dodital
The lake by Dodital
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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. Leh

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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. Rishikesh

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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. Auli

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The view of Nanda Devi from Auli
The view of Nanda Devi from Auli
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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 - Rudraprayag

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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.

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      Ankit 3 months ago

      nice one

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      raja purohit 2 years ago

      hi shivpuri is in rishikesh not in rudraprayag..

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      tarushi 3 years ago

      Really nice and short information about places it helps me in my home work thank you

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      royalbikeriders 4 years ago

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      Imagin 4 years ago from Amsterdam

      will do a complete one on north east asap.

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      jack and jill 4 years ago

      Where the hell is North East???

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      sattu 5 years ago

      1 din to aega

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      Sanjay duggal 5 years ago

      The flower velly in Utrakhand is one of the amazing place to visit,it's open only from June to September, that is near Joshimath

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      123 5 years ago

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      Imagin 5 years ago from Amsterdam

      thanks all!

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      Pradeep*PDP 5 years ago

      this places are beautiful! thnx

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      Marks from India 5 years ago

      Why there isn't Madhya Pradesh?

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      khbgh 5 years ago

      abe gadhe kya kar rahe ho............koi aur kam nahi hai kya..................

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      Nickk.... 6 years ago

      wow this all 10 places are mind blowing.india is a heaven when u see all this places.

      i haved travel only 2places according this 10 places...!!

      (1)darjelling 4 west bengal &

      (2)gulmarg 4 kashmir...!!

      to be continued 4 travelling another place...!!

      but in ur life 1 time u go there and feel 4 heaven..!!

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      Imagin 6 years ago from Amsterdam

      Thanks everyone.

      @Irshu, you can ask any help you want.

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      interest topic 6 years ago from Firestone Park, Los Angeles, California

      Wow, these hub is really amazing. I enjoyed viewing your pictures and I think I would love to visit the places that you have showed to me.. Keep up your good work and thank you for sharing it with us.

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      krishan pal 6 years ago

      sabb farzii hai

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      Mahantesh 6 years ago

      irshu,

      Please let me know your id, so that i would share some information.

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      markonetravel 6 years ago

      there are many more tourist destinations in Indian but these are the most famous places of North India. There are so many (more than 50) tourist destinations in different parts of India.visit http://www.masterflights.co.uk for Cheap Flights Booking

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      irshu004 6 years ago from dubai

      hi i want to start a new hub so if u can able to share some of the information regarding this that can help me plz share something which is also been useful for me

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      faaiza 6 years ago

      is there any sight for bungee jumping in india???m not sure if rishikesh provides it....

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      Imagin 7 years ago from Amsterdam

      Thanks Dinesh for your encouraging comment !!!!

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      Dinesh Kumar 7 years ago

      I would like to reply to Jasnav that there are many more tourist destinations in Indian but these are the most famous places of North India. There are so many (more than 50) tourist destinations in different parts of India.

      Really nice hub with brief and good information.

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      lemmyisgod 7 years ago

      What about Dhudsager Falls?? India itself is one big adventure why pick out ten obvious touristy ones - it;s underselling the experience - I love the place!

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      Jasnav 7 years ago

      Only ten tourist destinations? There should be at least fifty!

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      Bright Cimouters Chimagalure 7 years ago

      That's good information about india's advanture places thank you