Adventure sports means performing activities which have a certain amount of danger and thrill involved. Mountaineering, bungee jumping, and skiing are practiced all across the globe and have garnered a huge number of followers. Not being very familiar with this genre of sports, India is still one of the most populous countries in the world with various natural resources making it an interesting destination for adventure sports enthusiasts. Here is a list of India’s great places for adventure sports:
- Rishikesh (White Water Rafting)
The ancient Rishikesh is perfect to practice white water rafting. Considered as the Gate to the Himalayas, Rishikesh is famous for its pilgrim spot, various yoga, and spiritual centers. It is the best place to start a slide through Ganges River with various rafting camps across the towns which offer training and rafting facilities.
- Auli (Skiing)
Located in the State of Uttrakhand, Auli is one of the most favorite skiing destinations in the Himalayas. With the monolithic slopes going up to a massive more than 3000 meters above sea level, it attracts a lot of adventure skiers from all around the world. The best time to visit Auli is from December to March.
- Kasauli (Hang Gliding)
Located in the State of Himachal Pradesh, Kasauli is at a height of 1,927 meters above sea level. Although the town is not densely populated, it is one of the top tourist attractions and offers some of the best hang gliding spots in India.
- Ladakh (Trekking)
Located in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh is one of the most favorite destinations in India. The Himalayas’ various mountain ranges and the Kunlun Mountain ranges surrounding the region give Ladakh some of the most amazing trekking spots.
- Gulmarg (Ice Climbing)
Located in the Baramula district of Jammu and Kashmir, amidst the Himalayas, at a height of 2,690 meters above sea level, Gulmarg is a popular hill station of India. During winter, the temperature here can drop below 0 degree Celsius and it is perfect to practice ice climbing on the frozen waterfalls here.