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Top 15 Most Adventurous Places To Visit In India

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Most Adventurous Places To Visit In India

India is a huge country that has every physical feature the earth has in its store. From plateaus to plains to one of the highest mountains in the world, India has it all. The country has the most beautiful mountain valleys with one of the longest river systems. India has a lot to offer in terms of beauty but India also leads its way into adventurous places that give you thrill and adrenaline, lots of it. Following are 15 most adventurous places in India.

1.Bir Billing

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Bir is a small village situated near Jogindernagar, Himachal Pradesh. The place is referred to the best place for paragliding in Asia and second all over the world. The place also hosted the paragliding world cup in 2015. If you know how to use a parachute and a glider, you can have the most adventurous time of your life. Even if you are unskilled, you can opt for a ‘Tandem ride’ where an experienced paraglider carries you along with him. This might be the most adventurous activity you will ever do in your life.

2.Rishikesh

The place mostly known for its temples and its divine energy also houses one of the most adventurous sports in the world, River rafting. Although well known for its temples, Rishikesh is less known for the world-class thrilling and adventurous rafting experience it provides in the holy river of Ganges. The rafting depends upon the difficulty level one wants to experience. The place houses one of the toughest terrains for river rafting in the world to the easiest ones for beginners, one only needs to look for it.

3.Chadar Trek

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‘Chadar’ refers to the blanket. Here, it refers to the thick sheet of ice over the river Zanskar in Ladakh area of Jammu and Kashmir. The trek is to one of the highest inhabited places in the world. This trek was earlier performed by nomads in winters to protect their animals from dying but is now a part of an adventurous trek popular among the American adventure junkies. The trek is done during the month of January and February when the temperature in the area is between -30 to – 35-degree Celcius.

4. Mysore

Mysore is the destination to be if you seek adventure from falling off a plane at the height of 12000 feet carrying nothing but a parachute and loads of adrenaline in your veins. The place offers the best opportunity in India to skydive at enormous heights and experience the adventure. The total duration is about 1 min of free fall which is preceded by the necessary training of 2 days.

5.Hot Air Ballooning

If diving off a plane is not your cup of tea, we have another alternative for you where you reach near about the same height in the sky but you don’t have to jump. Along with the adventurous ride of a hot air balloon, you get a bird’s eye view of Rajasthan in all its glory. The ride is fun and adventurous also offers a lot of luxurious options to chose from.

6. Khardung La Pass

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The pass is located in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. The place is so famous because it’s the highest motorable road in the world which stands at a staggering height of 5359m above the mean sea level. The numbers itself are insane but whats even more insane is riding through this road on a motorcycle. The ride may be the most adventurous ride in your life if not, it will surely be the most memorable.

7. Gulmarg

The place also referred to as ‘heaven on earth’ is a hotspot for power skiing and snowboarding. The place offers one of the best gradients in the world for skiing. The gradient is full of obstacles and difficulties but if you seek adventure, this is the place to be. The place also has a number of lakes that remain frozen throughout all winter and offer a trail to hike to.

8.Surfing

Goa along with the party hubs offer a lot of adventure and water sports. The place has a lot to offer from treks to kayaking to surfing. The Ashwem beach of Goa is the place to be for the adventure-seeking surfers that need a new place to surf and cherish the feeling of adventure inside them.

9. Gir National Park

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The wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat is famous for its Jungle safari. The open jeep safari gets you as close to the Asiatic lions as you can get while being alive. The jeeps roam around the sanctuary giving you great feelings of adventure when you spot a group of lions roaming around you.

10. Darati Pass Trek

The pass connects Chamba valley to the Lahaul & Spiti regions of the Himalayas. The pass stands at an enormous height of about 5000 m above the sea level. It is one of the most difficult trekking terrains which is optimum for the trill and adventure seeking people to go upon. The trek is approximately 7 days long (both side) and thus needs a lot of time.

11. Microlight Flying

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The aerosport is popular these days and among one of the safest adventurous things, you can do involving an airplane. The activity requires a small open plane with a giant fan propeller on its back. The plane offers one or two seats and reaches a height of around 9000m. The adventure junkies can head right out to Bangalore to experience these rides.

12. Periyar National Park

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The Periyar National Park is a wildlife sanctuary near the Thekkady district of Kerala. The park is well known for the beauty and wildlife that reside in the sanctuary. Another thing that the park is famous for is the bamboo rafting. The tourists are provided with the hour wise or full/half day rides on these rafts. The rafts are handmade, made from the materials available inside the forest.

13.Caves In Meghalaya

Meghalaya is a hidden gem in India that has been away from the people’s eyes for too long. The place provides great aesthetic appeal and a lot of things to do around. The most adventurous things that can be done in Meghalaya is exploring various caves in the ‘Land of the beautiful caves’. The caves around the hills are vast and beautiful. One of the most adventurous things you can do in India is going cave hunting and explore them.

14. Dune Bashing In Jaisalmer

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Tighten your seatbelts, lower the air pressure in your S.U.V. Dune bashing in Jaisalmer is another adventurous and fun activity that can be up your ‘To Do’ list.  The Thar Desert offers large sand dunes to climb and jump one to other or roll down a dune without brakes. This activity is generally one of the top in Dubai but its Indian version is much cheaper and provides the essential similar thrill.

15. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Scuba diving is always fun and adventure filled. The adventurous activity provides thrill as well as beautiful sights all in one package. The adventure of diving deep into the ocean bed and looking around at the wildlife and the ocean is quite an experience. The place offers one of the best scuba diving experience but you need to hold a certification if you want to wander off anywhere you like without any supervision.

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India offers a lot of destinations for every kind of purpose you can imagine. From adventure tourism to resorts, India has it all. The above destinations are definitely the most adventurous places to visit in India.

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