Top 5 Extreme Adventure Sports Destinations in India
Paragliding is a comparatively new sport in India. The famous paragliding sites in India are Billing, Kullu, Solang, Lahaul & Spiti (all in Himachal), Naukutchiyatal, Dayara Bugyal, Dhanolti Ridge, Bedni Bugyal (all in Uttarakhand), Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bikaner (all in Rajasthan), Matheran, Deolali, Mahabaleshwar (all in Maharashtra). The flying season lasts from September to December and then March to June.
Skiing is a big rage worldwide. Gulmarg in Kashmir offers one of the biggest facilities for this winter sport. The best part is that the snow conditions remain sublime from December to April. But, the slopes in Garhwal and Kumaon are also a perfect place for skiing in the winter months. Auli in Garhwal is presently rated as one of India’s top skiing resort. Other places which can be ski lovers delight are Kufri, Narkanda, Manali, Mundali, Munsiyari and Dayara Bugyal.
Rock Climbing in India acquired the shape of a well established sport nearly a decade ago. Though rock faces, ideal for rock climbing, can be found in many marts of the country, the Aravali range, Western Ghats, Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka provide some of the ultimate climbing faces. Places like Dumdama, Manali and Rohtang Pass are also in demand among rock climbers. The best season for this difficult and dangerous activity is between October and February.
India’s Mountain ranges offer some of the most spectacular and fascinating trekking routes in the world. The Himalayan foothills are flawlessly suited for trekking. The Garhwal and Kumaon regions in Uttarakhand, Chamba and Manali in Himachal Pradesh, and Ladakh and Zanskar in Jammu and Kashmir, are considered as trekker’s paradise. We can also find some unexplored trekking routes in the North-East. The adventure season covers almost the entire year.
White Water Rafting
The icy Himalayan heights are the source of a major part of India’s rivers. The complex network of rivers flowing through rocky gorges and forests are just impeccable for adventure sport like the white water rafting. Among other regions in the country, the Garhwal and Kumaon region in Uttarakhand is considered as the best location for an exemplary water adventure. The most fitting period for this watery spectacle is between September-November and March- May.