There was a time when adventure sports were considered impractical and dangerous but now India is emerging as a favored destination for experiencing adventure sports as it is blessed with geographical diversity and varied landscape. India has all mountains, oceans, desserts, beaches, lush greenery for having unforgettable experiences of adventures.
Here are some of the adventure sports mentioned below, in no particular order that one must experience to relieve stress and overcome fears.
There are some ways in which you can fly like a bird and paragliding is one of them. Paragliding is done with a pilot harnessed with wing like structure and then you have to run off a cliff and in no time you are flying in the air just like a bird. Voila! In India, the best paragliding site is Bir-Billing in Himachal. It is known as the Paragliding Capital of India as the mountains, the weather, and greenery is just perfect to have an adrenaline rush.
- Bungee Jumping
Bungee Jumping is basically an experience of free fall. Jump from a height with a rope tied on your ankles and feel the adrenaline rush like never before. It basically takes place from tall buildings, bridges or cranes with minimum equipment. It is a safe activity with a good safety record. Highest bungee point in India is located in Rishikesh at a height of 83 meters.
In skydiving you have to jump off a flying aircraft with a parachute on your back. This adventure sport is just perfect for adrenaline rush junkies. It can be performed by anyone with some basic training and it is absolutely safe and thrilling. Aamby Valley in Maharashtra is the top sky diving spot to enjoy this established adventure sport.
- Scuba diving
Experience another world in water and get close to the marine universe with just a basic training session. Scuba diving is one of the most exciting adventure sports which let you experience vibrant colorful and diverse inhabitants with a supply of oxygen on your back and an experienced diver as a lifeline.
India has unlimited possibilities for this sport as it has extensive coastline with sandy beaches. The Andaman and Lakshadweep offers unmatched scuba diving experience in the world.
Skiing is a winter sport which can be done with basic training. It basically involves moving over snow with the help of long flat runners called skis attached with shoes or boots. The place in India to experience this sport is Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir. It offers world class skiing experience with regular flights, best snow quality, luxury accommodation, lift infrastructure and availability of ski equipments. There are bunny slops for beginners and higher slopes for professional skiers.
- River Rafting
This water sport has gained huge popularity over the years. Crossing the unstoppable water and reaching the final destination is one of the best thrills you will experience. River rafting or white water rafting is an ideal group activity or adventure one must experience. One of the most popular river rafting destinations in India is Riskhikesh.
- Hot Air Ballooning
Fly high in the sky with vibrant colored giant hot air balloons. Experience high aerial view to enjoy the view of beautiful serene landscapes, monuments and much more. Most popular destination in India to try this activity is in Rajasthan, as the state is always is filled with colorful fairs loaded with fun activities.
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