Top 10 adventure sports in IndiaBy Saket Kumar Das
August 13, 2020
With the rate of development going in India, leisure sports are also experiencing a boom utilizing the adventure filled terrain of the country. The mountains, beaches, oceans and deserts, all provide great opportunity for adventure sports.
1. River Rafting
River Rafting is one of the most popular adventure sports in India. It is a fun filled activity that is perfect for injecting some adventure into your monotonous lives. This activity lets you experience nature at its peek and plunge into the awesomeness of life.
Destinations: Zanskar, Manali, Rishikesh, Coorg and Brahmaputra.
Cost : INR 3,500- 4,000 per head
Paragliding is a recreational and competitive flying sport. It is a free-flying foot launched aircraft wherein a pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing. Its shape is formed by its suspension lines and the pressure of the air entering vents in the front of the wing. It is most popular recreational sport that is performed aerially.
Destination: Ladakh, Kamshet, Darjeeling, Solang, Billing and South Anjuna in Goa.
Cost: INR 2,500 onwards
3. Cycle Trekking
Mountain ranges of India are the perfect spot of this adventure sport. Kerala also serves ell for the purpose.One can ride individually or in groups to rejuvenate their senses.
Destination: Himalayas, mountain ranges of Kerala.
4. Hot Air Ballooning
One of the best things for those who don’t have money to burn, Hot Air Ballooning is the activity of flying hot air balloons. It is the best to way to feast upon the bird eye view of the place. It also allows people to explore the unknown and breathtaking places in India.
Destinations: Jaipur, Pushkar and Ranthambore National Park.
Cost: INR 15,000 onwards
5. Scuba Diving
Enough with land and air. Experience the depths of the ocean through scuba diving. It is a very complex sport that requires a good amount of knowledge before you actually enter into it. There are several obvious and hidden dangers that accompany a scuba diving mission. It is a great sport and pastime for professionals and novices alike. Indian water bodies offer great underwater experience.
Destinations: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Barracuda, Islands of Netrani and Goa.
Cost: INR 4,000 onwards.
6. Sky Diving
Ever imagined how the eagle views the world. You can too though for a short period of time. Dhana in Madhya Pradesh, Mysore in Karnataka, Deesa in Gujarat and Aamby Valley in Maharashtra are some of the popular Indian places for Sky Diving.
Cost: INR 20,000 onwards
7. Waterfall Rappelling
One of the most wonderful creations of nature is the waterfalls. It attracts hundreds of people towards its beauty and offers a chance to explore them a little further and deeper. The best and the most adventurous way of doing it is via trying water rappelling. It is an adrenaline pumping adventure on the waterfall down the rock and facing the extreme water torrent yourself.
Destinations: Coorg in Karnataka and Vihigaon in Maharashtra offer a wonderful experience of Waterfall Rappelling in India.
Cost: INR 3,000 onwards
Snorkeling is considered one of the safest ways of exploring life beneath the waters. It is also a popular activity and a unique way of exploring underwater life. This is done from the surface of the water and usually requires equipments such as diving mask, fins and a breathing tube. India is blessed with amazing group of islands that allows the unique experience of snorkeling.
Destinations: Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Lakshadweep are the popular snorkeling destinations in India.
Costs: INR 4,000 onwards
9. Bungee Jumping
This sport has become very common these days. Bungee Jumping is an exciting and thrilling water sport that is a must for all ages, but before you go on an adventure. It is an ill-advised sport for the faint hearted. You might be surprised that though a lot of people take the initiative to try it out, but most back off just before the jump. First a long, extremely strong & stretchy cord is tied around the jumper’s ankle, which leaps off of the jumping point.
Destinations: Rishikesh, Goa, Delhi and Bengaluru are the popular Bungee Jumping destinations in India.
Costs: INR 3,500 onwards
It is one of the recreational activities that has been and still is popular with active people. It is the best way to get acquainted with the snow clad hills of the Himalayas.
Destinations: Gulmarg in Kashmir and Manali in Himachal Pradesh offer astonishing activity that takes place.
Costs: INR 2,000 onwards