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Adventure Activities in India – The Ultimate Thrill

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ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES IN INDIA

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES IN INDIA THAT YOU MUST TRY!

Normal holidays are passe! More and more people are looking to engage in adventure activities in India and that has given rise to a whole new kind of travel. While most of us would choose to relax by the beach, others want to scream their lungs out while jumping off an 8,000-foot mountain. If adrenaline rush and a sense of satisfaction are all you require at the end of a trip, then an adventure trip is all you need to plan for your next outing with friends.

Here is our list of 17 UNIQUE adventure activities in India along with all the details you need to plan your trip.

FLYBOARDING IN GOA

Meet the newest trend in watersports, Flyboarding. This action sport is unbelievably exhilarating and sure to get your adrenaline high in a few moments. The sport is done on a jet ski, attached by a hose that pumps water to send it as high as 15 meters in the air, enabling the rider to make dolphin-like maneuvers and dive underwater from a great height.

Location – Flyboarding in done in the Chapota river in Goa, conducted by Atlantis Watersports.

Best Time – The service is operational from October to May every year and timings are between 9 am to 6 pm

Cost – A 20-minute ride will cost you around INR 2,800

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES IN INDIA

MICROLIGHT FLIGHTS IN BANGALORE

Get a bird’s-eye view of Bangalore by sitting inside the aircraft as co-pilot. This is your chance to get the fantasy of soaring like a bird, high above the landscape of Bangalore. Flying above the 4000ft, two people can enjoy sitting inside the flight. You can get more details here.

Location – Near Jakkur flying club on the Bangalore Pune highway

Best Time –  All weekends from 6:30 am to 9:30 am

Cost – A 10-minute flight costs INR 3,300 and goes up to INR 8,500 for a 30-minute flight

CHADAR TREK IN LADAKH

Experiencing a trek over the frozen Zanskar river is a thrilling experience one can have. Open only during the winter season, the trek takes place at the Zanskar River which freezes and gets covered with a thick blanket of snow.

Location: Zanskar River, Ladakh

Best time – January to February

Cost – The cost varies for the duration you book it for. A 9-day trek will cost you around INR 25,000

RIVER RAFTING IN RISHIKESH

Rishikesh is the mecca of river rafting in India, with grand rapids and stunning landscapes all around. This is an experience that will get your pulse racing to make it one of the most unforgettable activities of your life.

Location – Brahmpuri to NIM Beach (9 km), Brahmpuri to Rishikesh (12kms), Shivpuri to Rishikesh (16kms), Marine Drive to Rishikesh (24kms) and Kaudiyala to Rishikesh (34kms)

Best Time – February to November is the best time as the service is shut during monsoons

Cost – The cost per person is around Rs 450- 1850/- depending on the distance chosen

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES IN INDIA
SCUBA DIVING IN ANDAMAN ISLANDS

Scuba diving is enjoyed by thousands of people around the world and is a low-risk activity compared to many other adventure sports. Dive in one of the clearest waters in the world and experience a rainbow of colors beneath the waters!

Location – Havelock Island, Neil Island

Best Time – January to May is considered the best time for diving

Cost – The package cost depends on your experience level and ranges from INR 4,000 to INR 12,000

SKIING IN AULI

Located 16 km from Joshimath, Auli is an excellent skiing destination. With snow-white mountain slopes and decent skiing facilities, it rivals Gulmarg and Kufri for this much sought after sport.

Location – Auli

Best Time – During summers from March to June

Cost – Skiing lessons start from INR 1,500 per person

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HOT AIR BALLOONING IN JAIPUR

For an hour, you can enjoy flying high over Jaipur in a hot air balloon! The flight promises a truly mesmerizing experience during which you will witness some aerial, breathtaking sights of the pink city.

Location – You can contact operators anywhere in Jaipur

Best Time – The best time is from November to June and it’s mostly done in the mornings

Cost – Tariff ranges from INR 8,000 to INR 13,000, depending on duration and operator

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES IN INDIA

SKYDIVING IN MYSORE

Skydiving is slowly catching up among adventure enthusiasts in the country. Experience the thrill of a tandem jump, static jumps and accelerated free falls over the royal city! The jump from 10,000 feet will last for a few minutes but will change your life forever! You can get more information here and here.

Location – Mysore airport

Best Time – Monday to Friday throughout the year

Price: The price starts from INR 35,000 onwards depending on the course days

BUNGEE JUMPING IN RISHIKESH

This is something we have been wanting to do for years now! It needs some serious guts as you jump from a height of more than 275 feet. The jump lasts only for a few seconds but it sure to get your heart pounding like never before!

Location – The activity is done at the Mohan Chatti village

Best time – The season is from February – March, and August to October

Cost – The tariff starts from INR 3,500 per person onwards

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES IN INDIA

DUNE BASHING IN JAISALMER

Move over Dubai, dune bashing is here in India as well! Experience the thrill of driving an off-road vehicle into the desert, conquering some of the largest dunes you will come across! The roller coaster ride will take you through an exhilarating course of ups and downs in the desert. You can book your trip from Camp Paradise.

Location – Jaisalmer sand dunes

Best Time – December to March is the ideal time for dune bashing

Cost – You will need to book a stay package for the dune bashing and tariff starts from INR 5,000 per person

PARAGLIDING IN BIR BILLING

We did this; took a leap of faith from 8,000 ft and for the next 20 minutes, we could hear Archana scream her lungs out! For over 20 minutes, you get to fly like a bird in the calm landscape over Bir Billing. This is a must do for everybody who wants to experience an adrenaline rush.

Location – You can hire an operator at Bir. It’s a 3-hour drive from Dharamsala

Best Time – The season is from November to May

Price: The tariff starts from INR 1,500 per person onwards. Extra INR 500 for a video clip 

Suggested Read - The best paragliding sites in India
ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES IN INDIA
ROCK CLIMBING IN SATPURA

The Satpura hill, located in Pachmarhi is a haven for rock climbing experts in India and an upcoming destination. You can explore the region, camp in the forest or stay in luxury resorts as you discover more about this serene destination.

Location – Pachmarhi, Satpura Hills

Best Time – You can try rock climbing anytime except for peak summer and monsoons

Cost – No cost. You can book your stay at any hotel nearby and explore the hills

FLYING FOX EXPERIENCE IN NEEMRANA

It claims to be the world’s first heritage zip line tour and definitely a must do for adventure lovers. With 5 zip lines that range from 100 m to 400 m, Flying Fox Neemrana is a must for adventure travelers.

Location – Neemrana Fort Palace

Best time – The activity is open throughout the year though we recommend it from October – March

Cost – Prices start from INR 1,500 onwards

CAVING IN MEGHALAYA

Not many people know that Meghalaya is blessed with beautiful caves and that caving is a popular adventure activity to be done here. A unique experience to explore the unknown and wondrous world of underground caves in Meghalaya.

Location – Krem Tynghen, Krem Umthloo, Krem Chympe, Krem Sim Thabbalong, Mawsmai Cave

Best Time – The best time to explore Meghalaya caves is during winter months, November to March

Cost – If visited through Meghalaya Tourism Development Corporation, then you travel in deluxe buses, sumo, and tourist coaches to different caves and would cost no more than INR 250 per person

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES IN INDIA

CYCLING IN MUNNAR

Experience biking trips on the off beaten paths of nature beauty Munnar. Winding its way through the shola forests, cardamom estates and tea gardens, these routes are fascinating to amateur as well as the enthusiastic professional.

Location – Munnar town

Best time – Anytime except for the monsoons

Cost – None if you have your own cycles. Otherwise, you can rent cycles from Munnar

GONDOLA RIDE IN GULMARG

Gulmarg is one the most beautiful places in Kashmir. And to see this place from a cable car is an amazing experience. The gondola is the world’s highest at a height of 14000sqft above sea level. During the ride, one can enjoy the enigmatic view of the snow-capped landscape blessed with pine trees.

Location – Gulmarg

Best time: December to April is the best time to be in Gulmarg

Cost – Tariff starts from INR 500 onwards

WATERFALL WALK IN GOA

Tucked away on the border between Goa and Karnataka is Dudhsagar, one of India’s tallest waterfalls. The Trek to Dudhsagar Waterfalls or the ‘Sea of Milk’ will take you through pitch-black tunnels, dense forests on the way up.

Location – It is located in the Sanguem Taluka of Goa

Best time – November to May is the best time. Avoid trekking here in the monsoons

Cost – One can reach the falls by jeeps available for hire for Rs 1200/. If you are looking for organized treks, the pricing starts from INR 1,000 onwards

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Are You A New Traveler? Then You Must Read This! - Travelmynation October 15, 2018 - 9:50 AM

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Travel Adventure August 20, 2019 - 12:16 PM

list is short but worth sharing. thanks

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travelmynation October 10, 2019 - 2:42 PM

Thanks. Yeah we tried to keep it short n simple. Will write more about the rest later. If you like this article pls do share it on ur facebook as well

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