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India is a land of breathtaking adventures and mesmerizing destinations. There is no shortage of options for adventure trips in India. If you want to get lost in the world of fearlessness and adrenaline rush, then start planning an adventure trip to North India. North India has surreal mountains, beautiful rivers, and amazing National parks. Here are a few places that promise fun-filled and thrilling activities:
Manali is an excellent place for romantic holidays and adventure getaways. A number of trekking trails are available here in Manali. Mount biking is also quite popular among youngsters. The landscape with tiny fields and snowcapped peaks is absolutely breathtaking. You can trek up to Malana or go paragliding in Solang Valley. Add Manali to your bucket list to enjoy the spellbinding views of Himalaya.
Apart from temples, Rishikesh also has a number of thrilling adventure sports to attract adventure junkies. It is the place where you can enjoy bungee jumping, trekking, river rafting, mountain climbing, and rock climbing. It is also called the Yoga Capital of India. You can take a walk along the Ghats of the river Ganges or even enjoy a boat ride on the river. Rishikesh is a place of serious meditation and extraordinary adventures. Live the moment and enjoy the adrenaline rush while you are in Rishikesh.
Ladakh offers one of the best trekking adventures like Sham valley trek and Stok Kangri trek. Apart from treks, motor biking is also popular in Ladakh. Motor biking on the roads of Ladakh gives you an exciting feeling that is hard to imagine. The landscape of Ladakh is covered with ancient monasteries. There are many other adventure activities in Ladakh like mountaineering, jeep safari, yak safari, and camel safari. Visit Ladakh if you want to have an adventure trip in the mountains of varied colors in the backdrop of an intense blue sky.
4. Himachal Pradesh
Apart from its natural beauty, Himachal has a lot of exciting adventures to offer. You can get an exhilarating opportunity to soar high in the sky of Bir-Billing. Proper training is provided by the instructors for Bir-Billing. Ice-skating and paragliding are also big adventure sports in Himachal. Himachal is also known as the anglers’ paradise. Shimla is a nice place for skiing. Other attractions include fishing, water sports, mountain cycling, mountaineering, rock climbing, and trekking.
Mughals called Kashmir the terrestrial paradise of the earth. The beauty of Kashmir cannot be described in words. It surpasses anyone’s imagination and expectations. Kashmir has breath-taking adventures also such as trekking, angling, mountaineering and skiing. There are several mountain regions in Kashmir where you can go for mountaineering. People who like the adrenaline rush of heights, make sure to visit Kashmir at least once.
Situated in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, Auli offers the best skiing experiences. Auli has shining slopes, amazing views and lovely scenarios. It also provides ski equipment and a 7 to 14 days course in skiing. Instructors will make sure to make your first skiing experience memorable. Auli is also a good point to start trekking expeditions and mountain biking.
Hot air balloon rides are new trend among adventurists. A trip in a hot-air balloon over sandy terrain is exhilarating. Jaipur is also popular for paragliding. Annual paragliding events are held in Jaipur. So get on the hot-air balloon and enjoy the birds’ views of the royal palaces and forts. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan where camel is an important mode of transportation. You can even enjoy camel safari in Jaipur.
Chadar trek in Zanskar valley is said to be the best trek in India. Every year during January the Zanskar River freezes, and the trail that’s formed is called the Chadar trek. Nothing beats the adrenaline rush of walking on a frozen river. You can also go motor biking from Kargil to Suru Valley. Here days are scorching hot while nights are extremely cold. What makes Zanskar unique is its unusual camp sites, sledges, and scenery.
Gulmarg has the most daring adventure activity to offer—Heli Skiing. Jumping from a helicopter to jump on the snow-covered slopes while cold wind is slapping you hard, sends chill down your spine. Gulmarg is also a destination for golfers in summer. Snowboarding is also getting popular these days. If you don’t want to try skiing, trekking and hiking are also great options.
Spiti offers an untouched terrain covered with small villages here and there to attract adventure lovers. The first ever frozen waterfall climb has been attempted. Spiti attracts tourists because of the snow-capped mountains, oldest monasteries, and the stunning landscapes it offers. It also offers magnificent mountain views, beautiful riverside, and a calm aura. Choose Spiti as the destination for your next peaceful adventure trip.
** Rohit is a travel blogger at TransIndiaTravels.com. His love for adventure and different cuisines propel him to discover the most enchanting of destinations.