Extreme sports are activities that provide a certain level of danger and excitement. Bungee jumping, mountaineering, and skiing have managed to gather huge followings from around the world as more and more people test their fears while embarking on an unforgettable adventure.
Even though these activities are not very popular in India, there are loads of natural resources in the country that are ideally suited for those looking for a bit of adventure. With that in mind, let’s explore India and see what immensely sports can be enjoyed when you visit the country.
Rishikesh – White River Rafting
Rishikesh is an ancient town that is perfect for those looking to practice white river rafting. The city is called Gate to the Himalayas but is also known as a pilgrim destination where you’ll find loads of spiritual and yoga centres. It’s regarded as the best destination to start a remarkable slide down Ganges River that can be enjoyed between March to June or even September to December.
Auli – Skiing
Situated in the Uttarakhand State, within the northern parts of India, lies Auli which is considered one of the best skiing resorts not only in the Himalayas but in the entire world. The skiing resort comes equipped with monolithic slopes that are situated more than 3,000 meters above sea level, attracting adventure seekers from across the glove. You will have the best skiing experience when you visit between December and March.
Kasauli – Hang Gliding
Kasauli is a town that is located in the Himachal Pradesh State that is situated 1,927 meters above ocean level. Even though this region isn’t densely populated, it remains one of the biggest tourist attractions within India, providing one of the best hang gliding experiences in the world.
Ladakh – Trekking
Situated in the Indian State of Kashmir and Jammu, Ladakh is regarded as one of the best destinations in the country when it comes to sightseeing and adventure activities. The multiple mountain ranges of the Kunlun and the Himalayas have made this region perfect for trekking, providing some of the most phenomenal sights you will ever see in your lifetime.
Gulmarg – Ice Climbing
If you are interested in something a little more different to the norm, we urge you to visit Gulmarg, which is situated in the Baramulla district of Kashmir and Jammu. It’s considered a top-rated hill station within the country. The town is beautifully located within the Himalayas with an elevation of more than 2,900 meters above ocean level. During the winter months, the temperature can drop to below 0 degrees, allowing adventure seekers to climb frozen waterfalls.
Mysore – Skydiving
If you are interested to see the world from above, you cannot go wrong with skydiving in Mysore which is situated in the Karnataka State. This historic town is famous for its forts and monuments and for thrill seekers that wish to overcome their nerves high in the sky. What makes it even more appealing is the low cost.