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These 15 Bucket List Ideas Are Calling All Adventure Junkies In India

By Shubhangi Goel

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 7 min read

If you're an adrenaline junkie who gets high on adventure sports, we have created a bucket list for you to refer to while planning your next trip. We've got the best adventure sports in India so you prepare the entire year wisely and pick the ones which suit you the best. It's high time you get out of your comfort zone to have unbelievable, unforgettable and most exciting experiences. The thrill will give you a memory that will last for life.


1. Diving- Pondicherry

Just like Goa, Puducherry also caters to a lot of adventure sports activities to keep your holiday thrilling and exciting. They've got the best experience covered for you at different beaches. It's time to get out of your comfort zone and have a thrilling experience by learning something new like surfing or giving kayaking a shot. Experience diving at it's best at Cool Shark Reef, Aravind’s Wall and Temple Reef. If you wanna try some beyond the basics then go for yachting at Thengaithittu Estuary or sailing at Pondy Nautic.


Best time to visit: February-November


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2. Wildlife Safari-Jim Corbett

If you wish to experience the rich biodiversity of India, Jim Corbett National Park which is home to some exotic wild animals is the place to be. Jeep safaris are the best way to roam around here. You might come face to face with the royal Tiger if you get lucky enough. 


Best time to visit: Mid October-Mid-June


3. Flying Fox Adventure-Neemrana, Rajasthan

Flying Fox adventure, popularly known as the Zip Line Tour, is a unique aerial journey between hill forts and ridge tops in which you fly down a series of strong steel cables attached by a pulley. 


Best time to visit: Anytime


4. Chadar Trek-Ladakh

Ever thought about being as adventurous as walking over the frozen river? Thrilling, right?! Head to the Chadar Trek which takes place at the Zanskar river during the winter season when the river gets frozen and snow-covered. Mountaineers take a delight in exploring Ladakh because of it's picturesque views. Experience the real thrill of being a part of challenging treks which raises the adrenaline rush in you. Push yourself out of your comfort zone to a journey full of surprises from mother nature. Explore these treks to discover unrealistic landscapes amidst the beauty of Ladakh. Exotic valleys are waiting to be explored by you - Pack your backs and choose your favorite one for an unforgettable experience.


Best time to visit: January-February


5. Manali-Leh bike trip-Ladakh 

Considered to be one of the most difficult routes to attempt by bikers, Manali-Leh Ladakh is also known to be the most fulfilling one encompassing a beautiful valley in Manali and a magnificent peak in Leh. It's advisable to take the route that passes through Rohtang La, Sarchi and Upshi. 


Best time to visit: Mid June-Mid October


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6. Caving-Meghalaya

Experience one of the most adventurous activities and get awe-inspired by the enchanting caves, majestic mountains and beautiful waterfalls of Meghalaya, the north-eastern Indian state. The Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills are the two most popular hills for caving. 


Best time to visit: December-March


7. Skiing-Gulmarg

Get adrenaline rush by skiing, one of the most thrilling sports one can do in Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir. You just can't miss out one of the best adventure sports in India - you'll surely have one of the best time here as it's amazing to witness the beautiful snow and enjoy the thrill of skiing through them and learning a whole new sport altogether.


Best time to visit: January-February


8. Hot Air Ballooning-Jaipur

Wanna experience flying and floating along the winds while admiring the bird's eye view of the Pink City? Get into the hot air balloon and enjoy the aerial view of Jaipur for at least an hour. It might not be on the top list but Rajasthan definitely has unique adventure sports to offer. How about experiencing Hot Air Ballooning in Jaipur or Pushkar or Jeep-pulled parasailing at Thar desert. They also offer sports like Paragliding, Zip Lining, and Cycling tours. One can also indulge in a few water sports activities at Fateh Sagar Lake in Udaipur or Ramgarh Lake near Jaipur like boating and gliding.


Best time to visit: November-June


9. Dune Bashing-Jaisalmer

What's 'Dune Bashing' exactly? An SUV is led in the desert (Jaisalmer in case of India) bashing the sand dunes coming its way. Enjoy this Dubai-style spell in the Thar Desert of Jaisalmer. It's one of those thrilling experiences you just can't miss out on when in Jaisalmer. It will definitely give you an adrenaline rush - it might not be counted as one of the adventure sports in India but it's surely worth the thrill.


Best time to visit: December-March


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10. Paragliding-Bir

Bir-Billing village, located in the Palampur district of Himachal Pradesh, is considered to be the safest destination for paragliding. If you don't have a height phobia, just go ahead for this fun sport! 


Best time to visit: November-May


11. Surfing-Goa

If you love water sports, you can't possibly miss the banana surfing in Goa. Get a hang of it once if you're new and get ready to crash those waves! If Mountains don't amaze you then this place is perfect for all the aqua lovers. Goa is a paradise for water sports adventure fanatics. One can have a thrilling experience not just experiencing one of the best watersports but also several other adventure sports. It's definitely one of the top adventure tourism destinations in India. It's time to explore the best of adventure sports in Goa 


Best time to visit: Anytime, except monsoon and high tide time. 


12. Skydiving-Mysore

If you’re in Mysore then you must not miss skydiving, one of the most thrilling sports, at the most the unadulterated height from the sky. It's fun watching the bird's eye view of the land. 


Best time to visit: Anytime, except monsoon and high wind times. 


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13. Rock climbing-Satpura

The Satpura mountain ranges, located at Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve, offers the terrain for many adventure activities including the rock climbing. 


Best time to visit: October-March


14. Cycling-Munnar

Cycling in the zigzag roads and alleys of the lush green hills of Munnar is a unique cycling experience which lets you venture into the tea estates as well admire the magical view. 


Best time to visit: June-September


15. Snorkelling-Andaman

Swimmer or A Non-Swimmer, Andaman and Nicobar have got your back with the best adventure sports. Nothing beats the magical beauty of lush green lands and never-ending blue sea and of course surrounded by rich coral reef ecosystem. It's time to indulge in some of the best adventure sports at this heavenly place where you'll forget about all the miseries in this world. Vitamin - Sea is all you require to feel alive in this beautiful place as it has so much to offer as a treat to your naked eyes.ndaman and Nicobar offer exactly what you are looking for - Snorkelling, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Speed Boating, Banana Ride, Jet Skiing, Para Sailing and a lot more.


Best time to visit: January-May


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