Come summers and everyone will be looking for a getaway, away from the scorching high temperatures and hustle-bustle of the inland-city life. For those who are planning a summer adventure vacation in India, here’s a list of the best destinations for adventure spo
1. Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
To relish the charm of the Himalayas with some excitement, nothing sounds better than an enthralling vacation with adventure sports in Rishikesh. In the heart of Himalayas, Rishikesh is a paradise for adventure junkies on the quest to add every thrilling achievement under their belt. Drawing hordes of tourists to witness the majestic beauty of the Himalayas with the thunderous waters of River Ganga, Rishikesh hits the spot in many ways to be called the adventure capital of India. Some of the enthralling activities which the tourists can enjoy in Rishikesh are river rafting, in bungee jumping, giant swing, camping, kayaking, flying fox, mountain biking, trekking etc. Rishikesh is home to Indians Highest Bungee Platform.
For less than 10,000 INR, a visitor to Rishikesh can do a solo flying fox, bungee jump, and ride on a giant swing under the care of highly experienced Jumpin Heights instructors. Although the three activities mentioned above are not for everyone simply because they demand that participants be physically fit, for those fit enough, these activities are safe, exciting, and something to boast about amidst their friends.
2. Mountain Biking in Singalila Ridge, West Bengal
Singalila Ridge in West Bengal is a popular destination for mountain biking and has one of the world’s most stunning bike treks. The sloping hills and muddy tracks of Singalila make it ideal for relatively young people who love off-road adventures on two wheels and have the strength and stamina to conquer the steep and rugged slopes, that Singalila is known for.
Visitors to Singalila can stay there for less than 10,000 INR and enjoy a few days of rugged off-road trekking during their holiday. Only young people who are in pretty good shape should opt for this activity because mountain biking makes even some athletes tire quickly.
3. Paragliding in Kangri, Ladakh
Along with the thrill, the beautiful valleys below and the hills around offer a spectacular view when paragliding through the sky. Paragliding in Leh is one of the top activities to do in city. It requires both, a good deal of strength and physical fitness. Many of those who love to paraglide, enjoy doing so in Kangri Ladakh more than in other places because of the breathtaking scenery they are treated to, as they sail through the air. Paragliding in Kangri on average costs less than 5,000 INR per person and entire tour packages which include trekking and rafting are also available and cost less than 2,000 INR per day.
4. Jet Skiing and Surfing in Baga, Goa
Goa offers a wide assortment of water games to involve the general tourists who specially visit Goa to feel the thrill. There are more than a couple of Water Sports in Goa which you can go up against to enjoy your gutsy soul. You can appreciate cruising, water surfing, angling, dinghy cruising and so forth. Be that as it may, Jet Skiing adventures in Goa is one of the loved Water Sports of Goa.
Jet skiing is counted amongst one of the most exciting water sports activities in Goa. The thrill of sitting on a Jet Ski while manoeuvring the azure waters at high speed is an experience that will always usher excitement in people.
Surfing in Goa at Baga beach is one of the popular Water sports in Goa. The famous Baga beach is a hub of water surfing and other water sports like parasailing, kayaking, jet skiing, etc.
A vacation to Goa for a party of 2 may well cost more than 30,000 INR, yet the chance to surf and jet ski in Goa, to many people, more than make up for the relatively higher cost.
5. Kayaking in Mulki, Karnataka
Kayaking is a sport whose origins lie in North America but it can be done today after an overnight journey from Bangalore to Mulki. This adventure sport requires a certain degree of physical fitness as you will be required to manoeuvre your kayak in a river using only paddles. Young people with good upper body strength will have an easier time kayaking than those with weak shoulder and arm muscles. The price of a one day trip is 2,500 INR per adult.
Summer opens up new opportunities for adventure sports enthusiasts. While it’s important for adrenalin junkies to take advantage of this season, using all safety precautions and knowing your limitis also a must before commencing an activity that is not entirely free from danger.
By: Ms.Niharika Nigam