Get set go with these enthralling adventure sports!

By Vibhuti Jaitly | Last Updated: Mar 31, 2015, 13:08 PM IST
Get set go with these enthralling adventure sports!
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India is a land of diversity, which makes it an ideal destination for all kinds of adventure sports. Over a period of time, the appetite for adventure sports in people has increased, making them more open to try various sports. The country has many options, if not all for the adrenaline junkies.

We are listing the top adventure activities that should be tried. So let loose, try at least few of these and conquer your fears!

Scuba Diving

Diving in Andamans is a unique and a lifetime experience as the beaches and the nature is still unexplored. The waters surrounding these islands are the abode to one of the richest coral reef ecosystem in the world. While doing scuba diving you can actually be so close to marine life and become a part of it even if it's for a short span of time.

Although, scuba diving/snorkeling sea walk and other activities can be done in Goa, Pondicherry, Karnataka but we suggest you to try Andamans.

Paragliding

This is the ultimate enthralling activity. Feel like a bird by soaring in the sky or sliding down the charismatic slopes in hills. The major paragliding sites are Billing, Kullu, Solang, Lahaul and Spiti (Himachal), Naukutchiyatal, Dayara Bugyal, Dhanolti Ridge, Bedni Bugyal (Uttarakhand), Matheran, Deolali, Mahabaleshwar ( Maharashtra).

Skydiving

The mother of all extreme sports -Skydiving-- is still new in India but the popularity is catching up fast. Head to Deesra in Gujarat, Aamby Valley in Maharashtra, Mysore in Karnataka, Dhana in Madhya Pradesh for skydiving experience.

A number of companies offer the chance to skydive but make sure you do not compromise on safety standards.

Skiing

If you love the snow then Gulmarg in Kashmir is the place for you. Kashmir -- the heaven on Earth is an ideal place for skiing, snowboarding and iceskating. Other places such as Kufri in Shimla, Auli in Uttarkhand and Manali in Himachal Pradesh are also great places for skiing. Gulmarg is one of the highest ski slope place at about 13,000 ft above sea level, skiing here commences from mid-December to mid-April.

Bungee Jumping

What better way of overcoming the fear of heights than to jump off a high point. Feel the free fall when you jump from several feets above and experience the thrill of weightlessness, while still attached to an elastic cord. Bungee jumping is offered in the Himalayan region, Chattisgarh and a few parts of South India.

Trekking

The Himalayas are home to some of the thrilling adventure treks. From Snow Leopard Trek, Chadar Trek, Stok Kangri Trek in Ladakh to Pin Parvati Trek, Kareri Lake Trek, Borasu Pass Trek in Himachal Pradesh, there are a plethora of treks to pick from. But these treks are not for the faint-hearted, as it involves rigorous climbing, tough weather conditions and challenging the rugged trails.

 

So, all you adventure junkies out there, pick your choice and make the most out of this season!