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Top 5 Luxury Adventure Travel Experiences & Destinations in India

Updated on November 16, 2013

Why Travel?

Saint Augustine once said,” The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page”. Traveling is great not just for enjoyment and relaxation, but also for opening the mind, for enabling the self to soak in new sights, sounds and smells, for letting the senses experience different cultures, geographies, climates and people. Throw in a healthy dose of adventure, and what do you get? The journey of a lifetime!

Why Adventure Travel?

While our western counterparts have been adventure enthusiasts for quite a while now, we are catching up rapidly. Adventure travel is now highly sought after in Indian society. It offers the challenge of the new, while allowing a person to overcome their inhibitions. With a wide range of adventure activities to suit different tastes and experiences, it is offered by many specialist agencies. Listed below are some of the areas that are the most popular for luxury adventure travel.

Trekking in Leh Ladakh
Trekking in Leh Ladakh

Treks in the Himalayas

The Himalayan mountain range in India stretches across many regions-J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Sikkim, Assam and a few more in the Seven Sister states of the north-east. As a result, India is home to some spectacular trekking trails for adventure lovers. Some of the popular ones include the Markha Valley & a trek across the frozen Zankar Lake (also called the “Chadar Trek”) in Ladakh, the Kinner Kailash Circuit trek in Himachal Pradesh, the Roopkund trek in Garhwal, amongst many others.

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Indian Himalaya has been described as one of the best places in South Asian sub continent for adventure lovers.
Indian Himalaya has been described as one of the best places in South Asian sub continent for adventure lovers.
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Enjoy pure lakes, rivers, snowy peaks, wildlife, adventure sports, ancient monasteries, the wooden handicrafts, the food, interact with warm locals.

Gulmarg is a town, a hill station, a popular skiing destination and a notified area committee in Baramula district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Gulmarg is a town, a hill station, a popular skiing destination and a notified area committee in Baramula district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Skiing

Over the last decade and a half, skiing as a sport has gained immense favor amongst the adventurous. India now has some majestic ski slopes that offer a range of options for both beginner and advanced-level skiers. Some of the most frequented ski slopes are at Gulmarg (J&K), Auli (Uttaranchal) and Kufri (Himachal Pradesh), among others. The facilities and safety arrangements are world-class.

One of the other adventure that Sikkim offers you is river rafting. The snow fed mountain rivers Teesta and Rangit that descend from their icy heights offers you a unbeatable challenge.
One of the other adventure that Sikkim offers you is river rafting. The snow fed mountain rivers Teesta and Rangit that descend from their icy heights offers you a unbeatable challenge.

White Water Rafting

Adventure enthusiasts who are water-babies have reason to rejoice. India has numerous options for white-water rafting and kayaking in rivers such as the Ganges, Indus, Beas and Tista. The destinations that offer the biggest range of facilities and the most experienced guides are Rishikesh, Leh, Kullu and some spots in Sikkim.

Feel the magic & adventure of the silk route that was the great trading center between 8th & 12th century
Feel the magic & adventure of the silk route that was the great trading center between 8th & 12th century

Desert Safaris

Where we have the tallest peaks, we also have vast deserts. To experience the sharp geographical diversity of our country, take a safari at the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner are the three main cities in the circuit. Covered on camel-back, the journey is a true adventure in a harsh, yet breathtaking environment.

Wildlife Trails

India is endowed with rich flora and fauna, including some endangered species. If the call of the wild enthralls your spirit, India has some enchanting nature trails and wildlife hot-spots. Some of the important ones are-Gir (Gujarat), the only home to the Asiatic Lion, Ranthambore (Rajasthan), the habitat of the majestic tiger, Kaziranga (Assam), where the one-horned rhino roams free, Bharatpur (Rajasthan), which is a bird-lover’s paradise because of species such as the Siberian Crane, which migrates across half the world to make Bharatpur its nesting place.

Panther Tiger
Panther Tiger

So whatever is your idea of adventure, India has options for one and all and there are luxury travel companies in India who can arrange your travel per your comfort and requirements.

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      Rajesh Kumar 

      4 years ago from India

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