Planning and going out on a tour is a cure to the monotonous rhythm of our daily life. And what could be more thrilling than going on an adventure trip!
India is a land of diversity. There is a variation in every pattern across the country, from landforms and climate to cultures and religions. These variations will never cease to surprise you.
Here we have picked 10 best breathtaking destinations in India for an adventure trip. A tour to any one of these attractions of India will help you to endure a pleasurable experience that you can cherish for a lifetime.
- River rafting in Rishikesh
The Ganges flows at a gushing speed along Rishikesh turning the colour of the river water white when it collides with the rocks. Rafting on this river itself is a challenging job to do, plus you will be able to get a view of the green scenarios accompanying the river. There will be an expert present with you onboard to guide you.
When to go: Months between February and November except the monsoon season.
How to reach: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 35 km away. From there, you will have to take a car. Another way is by bus. Rishikesh, being one of the must-visit places in India, has a good network of buses with many places.
- Scuba diving in Andamans
On the deep blue waters of the Indian Ocean, lies the magnificent Andaman and Nicobar islands. The marine life of Andaman is a real adventure to experience. There are a variety of fishes and sea creatures that would fascinate you. You will also be able to view the coral reefs. There are a number of diving sites in Andaman, like the wall in Havelock island and Fish rock in Passage island.
When to go: The time from January to May is the best time to visit Andaman for scuba diving.
How to reach: The Best way to reach Andaman is by flight. Andaman has its airport at Port Blair. It would take less time. However, the journey by ship takes 3 days to reach Port Blair.
- Caving in Meghalaya
Roaming into the caves amongst the mountains and hills of Meghalaya is another way to spend your adventure vacation in India. Mainly the Khasi and Jaintia Hills are home to the caves in Meghalaya.
When to go: The winter months are the best time to visit Meghalaya for a thrilling caving experience.
How to reach: The nearest station from Meghalaya is located in Guwahati of Assam, and then you have to take a car or bus service. The Bordoloi Airport is the nearest major airport, but it is also located in Guwahati, at a distance of 159 km.
- Safari in Jim Corbett National Park
This national park is situated in Nainital district of Uttarakhand and is home to a number of wild animals, especially tigers and elephants. You can cover the entire area in a jeep, or on a bus. The tourists are requested to maintain some protocols since you will be encountering wild animals in the open.
When to go: The period from mid-October to mid-June is a good time to visit this place.
How to reach: Ramnagar is the nearest railway station to this national park. From there, you can easily visit the National Park.
- Skiing in Gulmarg
Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir is another must-visit place in India. The skiing terrain from the summit of Mt. Apharwat is a suitable option to quench your thirst of adventure. The ski terrain is like a white sheet of ice that is full of alpines, chutes and cornices. If you are a novice, you will get assistance from a ski instructor.
When to go: The best time to visit Gulmarg is from March to June, during the summer months.
How to reach: Gulmarg is located at a distance of 52 km from Srinagar Airport. Once you reach Srinagar, you will be able to visit Gulmarg by Taxi.
- Riding hot air balloons in Jaipur
For a bird’s eye view of the ‘Pink City’, you can take a ride on hot air balloons in Jaipur. The view while floating at the top will surely mesmerize you. There are enough safety measures taken in these rides and so it can offer you the best tailor-made holiday.
When to go: For a floating experience, the best time to visit Jaipur is during the months from November to June. This ride can be done only in the early morning or in the afternoon. It generally lasts for one hour.
How to reach: The Sanganer Airport is located at a distance of 10 km from here. Moreover, there are three railway junctions near Jaipur, namely Jaipur main, Durgapura and Gandhinagar. There are also buses leaving from the neighbouring places to Jaipur since it lies near NH11.
- Surfing in Goa
Banana surfing is an exciting water adventure in Goa. It is a real challenge to surf along the huge waves. If it is your first time, you will be guided by the surf instructor. It is really an enthralling experience to surf against the waves. The surfing services vary in nature and come along with the necessary equipment.
When to go: The waves rise significantly higher during the monsoon season. So, except this time and during the high tides, you may go for surfing.
How to reach: The best way to reach Goa is by railways. The main railway stations in Goa are Madgaon and Vasco-Da-Gama.
- Skydiving in Mysore
Skydiving is the most thrilling experience that one can ever think of. You will be trained by professionals before diving. There are there ways of skydiving- Tandem, Solo and A License. The height from which the jump is made varies from 10,000 to 6000 ft. Remember the scene from “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”? You’ll be experiencing the same thing at this place.
When to go: For skydiving, all we need is clear and sunny weather. So anytime you visit, the sky should be clear.
How to reach: First you have to visit the Bangalore Railway station. From there, the Kampegowda Bus stop is at a walking distance. From there, you can take a bus to reach Mysore.
- Rock Climbing in Satpura
The Satpura mountain ranges have different kinds of terrains that offer rock climbing. It is a part of Panchmarhi Biosphere Reserve.
When to go: You can go for rock climbing at Satpura anytime except the monsoon months.
How to reach: Direct buses are available from Bhopal to Panchmarhi, or you can reach the place by taking a bus or car from Nagpur.
- Sandakphu Trekking in West Bengal
You can go for trekking expeditions at Sandakphu, which is located at an altitude of 11,941 ft above the sea. You will be able to get scintillating views of Everest and Kanchenjunga from here. It belongs to the category of one of the must-visit places in India.
When to go: The months of April to May and the ones from October to December are the best time to visit Sandakphu.
How to Reach: It takes 4 hours by car to reach Sandakphu from Darjeeling.