12 Adventure Sports and Best Adventure Places in India

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal!   - Paulo Coehlo

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Travel is an urge and this urge(desire) prevails among every human being. Your every travel plan is incomplete without friends. Though there has been a great inclination towards solo travel nowadays, but travelling with friends, in groups is more interesting and has its own benefits. So here is the list of 12 adventure sports activities that you can plan with your best friends and get to know about best adventure places in india

These activities are broadly divided in :

  • Land Based Adventure Sports
  • Water Based Adventure Sports
  • Air Based Adventure Sports

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 Land Based Adventure Sports

These include all adventure activities you can do on ground. There is a long list of outdoor adventure sports you can do on land. Some of the most enjoyable ones are :

1. Caving

Caving is discovering the cave systems by personally visiting and exploring inside a cave. It is the one of the best adventure sport for thrill seekers as its often dark and quirky inside caves. Caving is also best for explorers and people who travel in search of something new. 

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Caving in India

Best and most popular caves are found in Meghalaya and Mizoram. And the best time for caving is - November to March. As the water levels in the caves are lowest at this time.

There are many more beautiful caves around the world that will make you speechless. Every cave has its own speciality. There are ice caves, crystal caves, glacier caves, marble caves and the glowing cave which recently became very popular on Facebook.

2. Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is just like mountaineering but it takes place on less steep and low height rocks. The main objective is to climb the rock without any equipment using just your hands and feet. Therefore it takes a lot of stamina. Rock climbing can be done on artificial as well as natural rocks.

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Rock Climbing in India :

There are uncountable rock climbing places in India but if you want natural experience then Rajasthan - Mount Abu and The Western Ghats around Mumbai are the most famous places for rock climbing. The best part of it is that you can go for it anytime of the year except for the monsoon months, as the walls get slippery at that time.

3. Jeep Safari

Another form of road trip where you get the advantage of the breathtaking view. Experience high mountain passes, beautiful valleys, stark deserts, and lush forests. Escape your daily routine on an adventurous jeep safari across valleys, listening to sounds of waterfalls, travel through the forests, meet and greet new people.

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Jeep Safari in India :

Most popular jeep safari trails are in North India - Manali, Leh, Ladakh, Shimla, Nainital and Corbett. Along with them, Sikkim in East and Rajasthan and Gujarat in the West are also very popular places for Jeep Safari in India. Best time for Leh and Ladakh is May to September and for rest, it is spring through autumn. For western regions winter is the ideal period.

4. Camping

What could be better than camping in a forest or near a river bank under beautiful night sky glowing with stars, sitting around the bonfire, listening to sound of river and forest? Mere its imagination makes us excited then how would you feel when it would really happen in front of your eyes. 

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Camping in India

In the north, it can be done in Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir. In West - Rajasthan and in South - Goa. The ideal time for camping in the north would be in spring and summers, in the west would be autumn and spring, in the south would be spring and autumn.

Water Based Adventure Sports

As the name suggests these are adventure water sports, they are done in water. These sports take you to next level of adventure which is higher than land sports and lower than air based adventure sports.

5. Parasailing

Parasailing is one of the extreme sports that gives you a combination experience of air and water sports. It is basically paragliding on water, where you are tied with a parachute and that parachute is tied with a motor boat. That motor boat pulls you all over the sea and you have an ultimate flying experience.

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Parasailing in India

The top destination for parasailing in India is Goa, Maharashtra, Kerala and other coastal regions of India. Best time for parasailing is from May to October.

6. Rafting

Many of us would be familiar with rafting as it is the most popular adventure sport in India. Rafting is a challenging sport where you navigate the river in an inflatable boat called raft. This requires no prior experience and even non-swimmers can enjoy it if done with proper guidance. Best sport to enjoy with friends.

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Rafting in India : 

The Ganges river in Uttarakhand and Uttaranchal has been the major spot for adventure seekers from a very long time. Other spots of rafting are in Sikkim, South Karnataka and Maharashtra. Best time for Rafting is in spring season from March to June.

7. Flyboarding

Flyboarding is newest extreme water sport that has recently gained popularity. It is a board which uses propulsion of jet ski, pushing water downwards and creating such force that pushes you above the water up to 45 feet. This amazing sport requires an understanding of Flyboard, how it works, after that you can be assured of a lifetime experience.

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Flyboarding in India :

We have seen Hrithik Roshan flyboarding in a scene of Bang Bang (movie), since then flyboarding took off in India. Goa became the first state to start flyboarding in India. There is no best time for it, try it whenever you are ready, but be sure to learn before trying.

8. Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving fulfils your dream of swimming with fishes, exploring the underwater world in its true sense. It is life changing experience when you are under the water looking at the colourful and diverse fishes swimming all around you. Mark it on your bucket list. It is something you should definitely experience before dying. 

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Scuba Diving in India :

India with its vast coastline provides unlimited possibilities of diving. Its two major group of islands - The Andaman and The Lakshadweep offer the most unexplored and exotic diving locations in the world. The best time is October to May.

Air Based Adventure Sports

Air adventure sports gives you most thrilling and extreme experience. Every human being has a dream of flying like a bird and this dream becomes true through these extreme sports.

9. Hot Air Ballooning

This sport gives you most magical and fantasy experience of flying in the sky in a basket attached to a hot air balloon. The air pulls the balloon up and in some time you are above the ground.

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Hot Air Ballooning in India :

Uttar Pradesh (Agra), Rajasthan, Assam (Guwahati), Uttarakhand (Dehradun), Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore, Hampi). The best season is the winters from October to March.

10. Paragliding

Paragliding offers ultimate experience of flying in the sky, but it requires training before you paraglide. 

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Paragliding in India

Bir-Billing, Solang, Manali, Uttarakhand, Nainital, Mussoorie in North. Kamshet, Yelagiri, Bangalore in South. The best time is from March until early June and then from September till November.

11. Zip Line

A zip line is a stainless-steel cable extended between fixed points of different elevation. It is also known as Flying Fox, zip wire, Tyrolean crossing. A person is tied with the pulley and pushed along the zip line, you go sliding along the zip line and believe me that is  an insanely amazing experience.

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Zip line in India : 

Rajasthan, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh. The ideal time for it is throughout the year leaving the monsoon months.

12. Bungee Jumping

In simple words bungee jumping is jumping off a cliff, don't worry you are tied with an elastic rope which lets you hang in the middle while the operators pull you up. It is the most thrilling adventure sport which gives you a great adrenaline rush. It is for people with strong courage.

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Bungee Jumping in India

Rishikesh in Uttarakhand is India's first bungee site. It also takes place in Delhi, Bangalore and Goa.

Fill your life with adventures. Have stories to tell not stuff to show

Plan trips, spend some adventure time with your friends, indulge in adventure activities.

If you are not able to take out time then visit any adventure sports park and water parks near you, but don't miss these moments.

You don't need to run behind money all the time, stop and make some time for travelling and exploring world. 

"I am busy" is a vague sentence. It's neither going to make you happy nor satisfied.

Well, I have decided to try every outdoor adventure sport mentioned above and I hope you also have these on your bucket list. Share your favourite adventure sport in the comments below.

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