Top 5 adventure sports in India
India is gradually becoming a favoured adventure sports destination in the world...
Paragliding is a relatively new sport in India. The major 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 spans September to December and then March to June. Photo: PTI
Skiing is a big craze worldwide. Gulmarg in Kashmir offers one of the largest facilities for this winter sport. The best part is that the snow conditions remain excellent from December to April. Meanwhile, the slopes in Garhwal and Kumaon are also ideal place for skiing in the winter months. Auli in Garhwal is currently rated as one of India’s best skiing resort. Other places which can be ski lovers delight are Kufri, Narkanda, Manali, Mundali, Munsiyari and Dayara Bugyal. Photo: Getty Images
3. Rock Climbing
Rock Climbing in India assumed the shape of a popular 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 best climbing faces. Places like Dumdama, Manali and Rohtang Pass are quite popular among rock climbers. The best season for this tricky and risky activity is between October and February. Photo: BCCL
India’s Mountain ranges offer some of the most breathtaking and enthralling trekking routes in the world. The Himalayan foothills are perfectly 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 regarded as trekker’s paradise. We can also find some unexplored trekking routes in the North-East. The adventure season covers almost the entire year. Photo: Getty Images
5. White water rafting
The icy Himalayan heights are the source of a major chunk of India's rivers. The intricate network of rivers flowing through rocky gorges and forests are just perfect for adventure sport like the white water rafting. Among the other regions in the country, the Garhwal and Kumaon region in Uttarakhand is regarded as the best location for a perfect water adventure. The most suitable period for this watery extravaganza is between September-November and March- May. Photo: PTI
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