Top 20 Adventure Sports in India



Adventure Travel is one of the topmost trend in the travel industry. It attracts people to adventurous spots from around the world and it has provided a new definition to the term of travelling. The adrenaline junkies are in search of new breathtaking activities that pumps up the rush in to the veins. India has also emerged as a popular destination that assures an adventurous experience to its residents and guests. Lets find out what India has to offers to all the adrenaline junkies around the world:



1. Paragliding 

The activity of Paragliding allows you to fly like birds in the vast space of the blue sky. In layman’s language its a human flight with the help of inflatable wings. In India there are many destinations that offers this amazing experience. Some of them are Ladakh, Billing & Solang in Himachal Pradesh, Kamshet in Maharashtra,  Darjeeling and South Anjuna in Goa.


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2. River Rafting

River Rafting is one of the most popular water sports in India. Its offers an extreme adrenaline rush facing the fiercely flowing rivers through gorges and forests. India is loaded with such destinations that provide a combination of beautiful scenery and adventurous thrill and that includes Zanskar, Manali, Coorg, Rishikesh, Brahmaputra and many more.





3. Bungee Jumping

The adventure sport of Bungee jumping has gained popularity in past few years. Its one of the favorite sport for an adventure enthusiast as it offers  a thrill of free falling from heights. In this, one end of the elastic cord is tied to the person’s body and the other end is tied to some stationery object at the jumping point.  The popular Bungee Jumping destinations in India are Rishikesh, Bengaluru, Goa and Delhi.





4. Scuba Diving

Scuba diving assures a trip to a whole new world. Now a days people are so much keen to explore the underwater world and float with the marine creature without any kind of fear. The water of India offers great underwater experience and the destinations that assures the amazing experience are Barracuda, Andaman & Nicobar Island, Goa and Islands of Netrani near Karnataka.


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5. Kiteboarding/ Kitesurfing

The adventurous Kiteboarding is an extreme water sport that involves the main facets of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding and gymnastics. In Kiteboarding the surfer takes the help of the strong wind with a huge controllable power kite that allows the movement of the surfboard on the water. This amazing sport is available at Morjim beach of Goa and Mandwa Beach in Maharashtra.





6. Heli Skiing

The term skiing is very much known to everyone but the concept of Heli Skiing has taken its an another unmatched adventurous level. Heli skiing refers to an off trail downhill skiing which is approached by a helicopter. It is the best way  to get acquainted with the enchanting beauty of Himalayas. This astonishing activity takes place at Gulmarg in Kashmir and Manali in Himachal Pradesh.





7. Waterfall Rapelling

The waterfalls are one of the most astonishing creation of nature as it attracts hundreds of people towards its beauty and what if you get a chance to explore them a little further as well as deeper. The best and the most adventurous way of doing it is by trying Water Rapelling. WATER RAPELLING is an adrenaline-pumping adventure on the waterfall down the rock and facing the force of water on yourself. Vihigaon in Maharashtra and Coorg in in Karnataka promises a breathtaking experience of Waterfall Rapelling in India.





8.  Flying Fox

The experience of Flying Fox involves harnessing to a wire and then you are released by the gravity to roll down with the wire which is nearly seven meters height above the river. The speed of acceleration goes upto 160 kmph which definitely provides you an adrenaline rush. The Flying Fox activity is a popular activity in Rishikesh at Uttarakhand.





9. Rock Climbing in Hampi

India has numerous destinations apt for Rock Climbing but Hampi, a quaint village of Karnataka is the most favorite among climbers. The most famous ouldering sites in Hampi are the Hemakuta Hill, Matanga Hill, and the premises of Tiruvengalantha Temple and Malyavanta Raghunatha Temple. The other famous rock climbing destinations in India are Parvati Valley & Mayri valley in Himachal Pradesh and Malshej Ghat in Maharashtra.





10. Caving in Meghalaya

The diverse land of India offers a variety of terrain and climate that leads to various natural wonders on its land. There is one more activity that attracts adventure enthusiasts is caving. This amazing activity provides an exciting chance to explore the hidden secrets of the ancient caves. The state of Meghalaya houses numerous caves that attracts cavers from around the world as it accommodates one of the deepest and longest caves in the South Asia. The popular caves of Meghalaya are Siju, Mawsmai, Mawsynram, Syndai to name a few.





11. Cliff Jumping

Cliff Jumping is one the most thrilling and popular adventurous activity of India. In cliff jumping the enthusiasts have to climb up the rock and after jump into the water. The adventure seekers are geared up with a life jacket and an helmet to avoid mishaps. The famous cliff jumping destinations in India are Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, Hampi & St. Marine’s Island in Karnataka and Bedaghat in Jabalpur.


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12. Snorkelling

Snorkelling is different from Scuba Diving as snorkelling offers a chance to enjoy the colorful reefs of underwater world without entering into deep waters. India is blessed with amazing group of islands that allows the unique experience of snorkelling. The popular snorkelling destinations are Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra.





13.  Ziplining at Neemrana Fort

The Ziplining adventure at Neemrana Fort offers breathtaking aerial views on the zips between ill forts and ridge tops and it also promises a great adventure cum a ride through the history of the fort.





14. Cycle Trekking

Riding a cycle in the mountainous regions delivers a special kind of excitement to the adventure junkies. India offers a great topography to experience this excitement. One can ride individually or in groups and rejuvenate their senses in the breathtaking mountainous areas. The Himalayan range and the mountainous regions of Kerela are the most favorite regions for the activity.





15.  Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning is the most exciting way of enjoying the bird eye view of the a place. It also allows to explore the unknown and breathtaking places in India. The famous cities of Jaipur, Pushkar and Ranthambore National Park of Rajasthan offers this excellent experience.





16. ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) Ride

The ATV Ride is soon to be introduced desert safari in Rajasthan. It will offer an adventurous ride through its golden sands. It will start in the sand dunes of Sam near Jaisalmer and it will include all kind of Desert Safari in SUV’s and other vehicles.


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17. SkyDiving

Skydiving is the most thrilling activity in the whole world and thus it needs tonnes of guts to try it. Its offers an experience to fly with the birds. The diver is set to fall from an aircraft and is provide with a parachute to land safely on the ground. This activity takes place at Aamby Valley in Maharashtra, Pondicherry, Deesa in Gujarat, Dhana in Madhya Pradesh and Mysore in Karnataka.





18. Jet Skiing

Jet Skiing offers the enjoyment of speeds in the racing waters, zooming on water surface and at the same time feeling the gushes of the air. The ride over this water scooter or jet skii is the bestseller in the beaches of Goa.




19. Microlight/ Ultralight Flying

The Microlight or Ultralight flying is a lightweight one or two seater aircraft that offers a great exciting experience to its seekers. The ultralight can reach upto 55 knots in the maximum calibrated airspeed which can fly at an Altitude of 5000ft. It is basically based in Coorg at Karnataka.


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20. Surfboarding/ Surfing

Surfboarding on the coastline of India has gained huge popularity among the surfers around the world. The surfers feels the waves and ride on them with great enthusiasm. India offers numerous destinations for surfing like Goa, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and many more.



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