The daily routine of a 9-to-5 job can become mundane and tiresome. Sometimes, you need to a jolt of adrenaline to refresh your senses. A good adventure sport can help make you feel alive again. We have compiled a list of all the adventure sports in India. Let’s have a look.
List of Adventure Sports in India
Trekking is one of India’s favourite adventure activities. The country is blessed with a diverse topography and has hillocks, plateaus, mountains and caves that make for excellent trekking destinations.
There are many unique trekking options available such as Zanskar Chadar Trek that will have you hiking over a frozen lake, or the eerie Glacial Roopkund Lake Trek where you can trek past the actual skeletal remains of the people who died while trying to complete the distance themselves.
- Places to Experience Trekking: Chadar Trek, Gangotri Gomukh trek
Caving is an adventure sport that has gained traction in recent times in India. The activity takes you through some massive underground structures. Reaching the caves in itself can be an adventure, taking you through green forest and beautiful waterfalls.
Caving is conducted by certified professionals and is completely safe. You can try the Aurangabad Caves in Maharashtra or the Araku Valley in Visakhapatnam.
- Places to Experience Caving: Badami Caves, Khandagiri Caves
Parasailing is an activity in which you are suspended mid-air, attached to a parachute, and pulled by a boat. The result? You are floating with the wind, above the deep blue sea.
Parasailing gives you an aerial view of the surroundings, lending an entirely new perspective on how you view the place. The adrenaline rush will surely excite the adventure junkie in you. You can indulge in parasailing activities in Goa, Mumbai and other coastal towns.
- Places to Experience Parasailing: Goa, Andaman, Chennai, Bangalore
Flyboarding is a water-based adventure activity that is relatively new in India. It essentially consists of a skateboard-like structure that is powered by a machine that thrusts water at it with massive force.
The force propels you into the air and you are literally floating, powered by the water’s thrust. Places such as Goa and Gokarna offer flyboarding activities.
- Places to Experience Flyboarding: Goa
Skydiving is a sport that doesn’t require any introduction. Do you have dreams of flying like a bird? Skydiving is your go-to sport. Beginners can skydive along with an instructor, who guides you through the entire freefall.
Go skydiving to feel an ultimate adrenaline rush. You can skydive at places like Mysore, surrounded by greenery, or at Dhana in Madhya Pradesh, amidst palaces.
- Places to Experience Skydiving: Mysore, Pondicherry, Aamby Valley
6. Flying Fox
Engaging in Flying Fox will have you feeling like Superman! In this adventure activity, you are suspended from a high-lying point to another room. The starting point is usually at an elevation after which gravity does it work as you reach the endpoint.
The sport is extremely fun and we highly recommend it. Flying Fox will take you through some mountain tops and treat you to breathtaking views. Try the activity i
- Places to Experience Flying Fox: Neemrana or Kikar
7. Rock Climbing
With a diverse landscape, there are many places in India where you can engage in this activity. Rock climbing, also known as bouldering in some locations, has you climbing massive monolithic rocks. The sport tests your endurance and requires a certain level of fitness.
So the next time you are bored with your gym routine, head out to do some rock climbing for a serious body workout. There are natural rock climbing activities in Himachal Pradesh or in Sikkim. There are places throughout the country where you can engage in indoor rock climbing as well.
- Places to Experience Rock Climbing: Sattal, Mahabaleshwar, Sar Pass, Miyar Valley
8. Bungee Jumping
Bungee Jumping is the age-old go-to adventure sport. You get to jump off a ledge with a harness tied around your leg or chest. You are in freefall until the harness gives you a ‘tug’ that pulls you back up again.
Post the tug, you are left swinging until you come to a complete halt. The sheer adrenaline rush of jumping from a great height is like no other. You can bungee jump at various states in India such as Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi.
- Places to Experience Bunjee Jumping: Rishikesh, Goa
9. Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving is a relatively calm adventure sport, but it is physically engaging and exciting nevertheless. Scuba diving lets you spend some serene, quiet time underwater, marvelling at nature’s beauty and marine life.
You can experience the feeling of being under clear waters and admire the coral reef line by India’s coastline. This activity while raising your adrenaline levels also provides a sense of calm. You can go scuba diving in Goa and Pondicherry in India, and the union territory of Lakshadweep.
- Places to Experience Scuba Diving: Goa, Kerala, Andaman & Nicobar
10. Motorcycling Tour
If you are a biker then this adventure activity will surely blow your socks off. A motorcycling tour mixes camaraderie with activity. While organizing a biking tour, you get to select your own routes and get to know fellow bikers.
You can participate in a biking tour to Leh, Ladakh or the Spiti Valley. The Kochi Munnar route is also a much-loved route.
- Places to Experience A Motor Cycle Tour: Srinagar, Leh ans Ladakh
11. Mountain Biking
Mountain biking is an adventure activity that has gained popularity in the last decade or so. Trekking routes such as Singalila Ridge in West Bengal are now a popular mountain biking route as well.
Sikkim also has great terrain for mountain biking and is popular with Indian as well as international travellers from all over the world. There are organised tours who can plan your trip down to the last detail.
- Places to Experience Mountain Biking: the Western Ghats, Khardungla, Leh and Ladakh
So there you have it, the top adventure sports and activities in India that will have your heart racing. Some of them will require a little courage on your part and some of them will leave you with a sense of ecstasy, but what all of them have in common is the ability to break the monotony of your daily life. So pack your bags and get going and let us know of your experiences in the comments section.