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Do you look for exhilarating, heart-pounding activities to get dopamine and serotonin flowing inside your body? 

Then here are the top list of adventure sports in India that will surely make you start planning your next holiday in less than no time.

Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping is one of the topmost adventure sports in the world. An act of free-falling that rushes your brain and muscles with blood. When you jump off a cliff for a minute it seems as if wings were added to your body fro a fleeting spell. If this description just excited your soul then fret not, we know the perfect place for you to experience this head rush. Rishikesh offers India’s highest Bungy at a height of 83 m. Some places offer the jump from a movable object like a hot-air balloon or helicopter. But, Rishikesh offers its jump from a fixed structure like a building, bridge or crane. Rishikesh is the only place in India that offers a jump from a fixed structure. It is the only destination with a fixed platform. Located in Mohanchatti is the popular Jumpin Heights.

The place is run by trained professionals from New Zealand, the adventure capital of the world. Hence, you should have no safety concerns. The place is known for holding a record-breaking 80,000 jumps till today.  

Age – The minimum age for Bungee Jumping is 12 years

Weight – 35 to 120 kgs

Price – The entry ticket is Rs. 100, Rs 3,550 per person for Bungee Jumping

Best season– Any time of the year is suitable but avoid the rainy periods for safety reasons.

Bungee Jumping

Paragliding

Soaring high in the lap of the mountains like a free bird flapping its wings is what Paragliding is all about. It involves a lightweight and free-flying inflated wing structure where the pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing. Then you just run off a cliff and in a jiffy, you’ll be in the sky like a bird enjoying the scenic view. Paragliding is one of the popular adventure sports in the world. 

The best paragliding spot in India is a small village called Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh. It became an acclaimed paragliding spot after it hosted the first world cup for paragliding was held in 2015 at Bir Billing. It is also called the Paragliding capital of India. Bir is the take off site and Billing is the landing site, the best in the Country.

Age- above 18 years

Weight – 35 to 120 kgs

Best season-  Between October and mid-June as the weather is pleasant and no threat of rainfalls.

Price – Starting from Rs 2500

Paragliding

Skiing

The whistling and shifting sounds when your ski poles hit the thick white snow on the slopes of the mountain is an indescribable feeling. Located in the Pir Panjal Range of Jammu and Kashmir is a popular hill station known as Gulmarg.

The jaw-dropping and stunning Himalaya region Gulmarg receives the heaviest snowfalls in the country. The best thing about Gulmarg is that it is the perfect spot for both amateurs and experienced skiers and hence, it is a major hotspot of India. Gulmarg receives the heaviest of snowfalls from the month of January till February.

Gulmarg is regarded as the seventh-best skiing and snowboarding destination of Asia. Around the month of Christmas Gulamarg sees a flock of visitors rushing to this former British summer spot to ski in the steeping slopes of Gulmarg.

The place offers many ski guides and instructors for beginner levels as well as intermediate level skiing.  A private instructor option is also available for the required duration. The option of renting pieces of equipment for the required period is also available.

Weight – Not specified

Price – Gulmarg to Kongdoori  (phase 1)- Rs 370 per person 

Kongdoori to Mt. Apharwat (phase 2- ) Rs 480 per person   

Best seasonDecember to mid-February

Skiing in India

Scuba Diving

A different world which is full of fishes, eels, octopuses, fusiliers, lobsters and shrimps minding their day to day work. Coming across the hard and soft corals at the bottom of the sea bed is what you imagine and would want to be part of it then scuba diving is the perfect option for you. Your weightless body just floats underwater making you an invisible part of the marine world. The blue crystal waters of the Magnanimous Bay of Bengal near the Andamans is the best option for exploring the ocean world. The Havock island in Andamans is the most popular location for scuba diving seekers. The island is famous for being the perfect place for all kinds of divers. The place offers a variety of scuba diving options around the island. The Aquarium for beginners, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, North Point, Bala Reef, Fish Rock, Corruption Rock, K Rock, Bus Stop, Margherita’s Mischief and the Cinque Island that has one of the clearest waters in the world. There are many diver programs available in the Andamans. Non-swimmers or beginners can opt for a half-day course. But, if you want to opt for the advanced course then a period of 4 to 30 days is required. 

Age –  10 years minimum

Weight – Not specified

Price – Starting from INR 3500 per person

Best season– October to May

Scuba DIving andaman

Sky Diving

Flying amidst the fluffy white clouds and blue skies if has been a long lost fetched dream for you then its time to scratch it off your list. Skydiving in Mysore is one of the phenomenal life adventures that will keep you calling back again and again. The adrenaline rush keeps dragging back visitors to Mysore. It is one of the best places in the country that offer sky diving. Since 2012, the adventure sport is offered at the Chamundi hills in Mysore. Mysore Airport is the exact spot where tourists sign up and go through a training of approximately three hours you would be required to allow an entire day for sky diving to make yourself fully prepare before taking the big leap into the sky. the dive is at a height of 10,000 feet. every tourist is allotted an instructor tat will help you avoid the fear and open the parachute at the right time.

You can also opt for solo jumps and License A jumps too.

Age –  18 years minimum

Weight – Below 90 kg

Price –  Tandem jump – Rs. 27,000 to Rs. 35,000

Static line jump – Rs. 16,000 – Rs. 18,000.

Accelerated free fall –  Rs. 2,25,000.

Best season– Throughout the year except for rainy and windy days.

Sky Diving in India

Hot Air Ballooning

A small town is hidden in the hot yellow sand of the Thar desert in Pushkar. The town is famous for its ghats were a huge number of pilgrimages from faraway places are known to bathe all there sins in the holy water. The town has over a huge cluster of about a hundred alluring temples. Pushkar is also famous for the Pushkar fair that is held every year in the month of November. Adventure seekers look forward to fair to experience the magnificent hot air balloon ride. You get to experience the beauty of the entire town drenched in its holiness from an extraordinary view. The largest herd of camels, sand dunes, the holy lakes, innumerable temples, the gleeful faces of people at the fair, and the warm sun spreading its rays in the beautiful is a magnificent view from the humongous hot air balloon ride. The whole ride takes around 3 hours, and the time in the air is close to an hour. Balloons fly at different heights, depending on the weather and the topography of the area. The balloon ride flies up to a height of 1,200 feet. The ride can accommodate 4 to 8 people at a time.

Age –  5 years and above

Weight – Fit people that can stand up to an hour.

Price –  Rs. 15,000

Best season– November

Hot Air Balloon India

River Rafting

The tamed to moderate sparkling blue waves in the holy river of Ganga in Rishikesh give the best river rafting experience to adventure enthusiasts. Rishikesh is known for offering the best adventure activities in the world. But, it was only a couple of years ago that the serene water rafting experience in the adventure capital became the go-to place for tourists. The surge in adventure sports especially river rafting has caused a plethora of rafting tour operators to offer their services. while rafting in the Ganges you will come across the stunning and breathtaking view of the vast Himalayas. It is a half-day trip that stretches to 35 km and takes 4 to 5 hours. The Marine Drive trip is also a good alternative route for rafting in Rishikesh. It stretches to approximately 26 km and takes 2-3 hours to complete the tour. Lastly, the Shivpuri rafting trip can be taken if looking for a smaller duration. It stretches to 16 kilometres and takes 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Age –  14 years

Weight – No limit

Price –  Rs.450 to Rs.1800 per person

Best season– End of September to mid-November, and then early March to the first week of May.

Rafting

Trekking

Are you a trekker? Does climbing steeping slopes give you a kick or a rush that you love seeking? Then the Chadar Trek is the perfect trek spot for you. 

In the peaceful land of Leh, the Chadar Trek is done on top of the frozen Zanskar river. It begins from the small village of Chilling from where the Zanskar River begins to freeze.

Trekking here can be dangerous, that is why it is said that the trekker should be fully aware of the safe paths and the ice conditions and cracks beneath their feet.

Trekkers set up camps or tents along the banks where the ice is the most stable. The Frozen River Trek, which is one of the popular winter treks, is also one of the longest trekking trails in the Indian Himalayan region that covers an entire stretch of 90 kilometres in 8 chilly days. So, pack your trekking shoes and gear and hop onto the next flight to this extraordinary trek.

Age –  15 years minimum

Weight – Not specified

Duration – January to February

Best season– End of September to mid-November, and then early March to the first week of May.

Trekking

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