Missing the adventure in life? Want to escape the monotony of 9 to 5 corporate schedule? If you are nodding at your laptop screen then this list of 15 extreme sports destinations in India is perfect to fill your boring life with some thrilling experience. So gear up and let that adrenaline rush into your body!
Popularly known for the sporting venue for the national winter sports, Auli is an ideal winter resort for the skiers. Situated in the mesmerizing valleys of Uttarakhand, 16 Km from the Joshimath the major attraction of this place is a 3 Km long slope ranging from a height of 2519 to 3049 Metre. The exhilarating beauty of snowcapped mountains all over the mountains and valleys offers a delightful experience of skiing.
Season: End December to March
Scuba Diving is one of the greatest water sport in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands apart from chilling around and relishing the delicacy of diverse seafood. Forget all the worries and dive into a completely new and a much more peaceful world. Witness the amazing sea life - the world of awesome water bodies, vibrant fish and spellbinding corals.
Season: November to April
Harihar, also known as Harshgad is a beautiful yet dangerous trek! Located 60 Km away from Kasara - Maharashtra, Harihar fort is a rectangularly shaped fort from base village and built on the triangular prism of rock with its edges absolutely vertical. Rock cut staircase in 80° direction leads you to this stunning fort. It is really one of the most thrilling trekking experience in Maharashtra and it is accessible from Mumbai and Pune as well.
Season: Throughout The Year
Definitely not for the faint hearts! Situated in the Western Ghats of Mumbai Kalavantin Durg Trek is one of the most dangerous and steepest treks in the world. A downward course of the mountain covered in complete fog with barely 50 percent of visibility makes it even more challenging. If you are up for the challenge then get belted, put on your trekking gears and challenge your fate by trekking at this knee jerking Durg Trek. Season: October to January
Bir Billing, a small village in Himachal Pradesh – famed worldwide for hosting the first ever world cup of paragliding is a perfect destination for the ones who want to experience how it feels to fly like a bird. Gliding a parachute with a trained instructor is completely safe if one can overcome its Acrophobia! Season: Throughout The Year But Not During Monsoon
Royal Enfield isn’t an only option for exploring the valleys of the beautiful Ladakh. If you are fond of pedaling and are willing to work those legs, then Ladakh has a lot to offer. The road from Pang to Rumtse, in particular, offers a great balance between a challenging ride and enthralling views. Season: May to August
Kerala - Gods Own Country, has a lot more to offer than just the soul-soothing backwater views and water adventure. One such thrilling adventure sport is Flying Fox! Flying Fox - a unique journey from above the hills, right through the river is one of the lesser known yet adventurous sport. Harnessed to a strong steel zip line witnessing the breath-taking view of the valleys of Kerala, this thrilling sport is one of a kind of experience you must have atleast once in a lifetime. Season: Throughout The Year But Not During Monsoon
One of the very few options for this sporting activity, Rishikesh is the place which offers this great adventure of Jumping from the heights. Being the highest bungee jumping site in India with a great height of 83 meters, Rishikesh offers once in a lifetime experience. The diving platform is built over a rocky cliff providing an electrifying experience to those who are ready to overcome their fears and go sonic like an eagle. Season: September to June
One of the most unexplored sites of India is Chopta, a small village in the state of Uttarakhand promises to offer a terrific view of the Kedar and Chaukambha Peaks. The trekking experience starts from this village 4 kilometers uphill to reach the Tungnath shrine – the highest Shiva Temple in the world, truly an abode of god. But the real test of fitness starts from the Tungnath temple to Chandrashila peak where one can witness a panoramic view of Himalaya at an elevation of 4000 meters. Season: In Between April to June And October to December
Solo tripping to the caves in the remote areas of Meghalaya is a daunting yet a unique experience. Enthralling with its waterfalls and green forests, these captivating caves deserves to be on the top of everyone’s bucket list. Stay safe and keep adventuring when in Meghalaya!Season: December to March
A unique addition to the list of water sports one can enjoy on the beaches of Goa is - Flyboarding! This action sports sensation is unbelievably exhilarating and an innovative masterpiece for adrenaline junkies all over the world. Season: Throughout The Year
Sailing in the air, flying like a bird through the clouds, to be able to watch the whole world is definitely one of our childhood dreams. A smaller edition of which, should be lived atleast once in a lifetime by every adventurous soul. How? Accelerated free fall from the helicopter! Where? Chamundi Hills, Mysore. Cost? INR 25,000 (5-7 days - 10 jumps).Season: Throughout The Year But Not During Monsoon
An adventure trip to Rajasthan? Yes, you heard that right! Camel safari isn’t the only attraction or activity to enjoy there. Sand Boarding is also one of such lesser-known adventurous sport only found in Rajasthan is truly electrifying and once in a lifetime experience. Sandboarding on the beautiful, smooth sand dunes is an experience one doesn’t quite easily find in India. A surfing board is used to surf down the surface of the little mountains of sand which is dusty and completely delightful. Season: November to April
Climbing a rock is a grueling but a satisfying feeling when one reaches the pinnacle. With bold terrain, Satpura mountain range in Madhya Pradesh offers remarkable rock climbing extravaganza. So are you up to conquer your strength and stamina? Season: Throughout The Year But Not During Monsoon
Zorbing – might not be considered as an extreme sport because that could challenge your mental and your physical wellness as well, but surely is a sport worth visiting Kashmir. Rolling down the steep valleys of the land of unimaginable beauty is a lifetime experience in itself. Season: Throughout The Year
So pack your bags and unleash the adventurous soul in you. Every inch of these destinations is filled with thrill and its time for some action.
Q - Why is Leh called a cold dessert?
A - It is also known as Khapa-chan, which means snow land. Desert lands with extremely low temperatures are called cold deserts like Antarctica, which is the largest cold desert in the world. Ladakh in India is a cold desert that lies in the Great Himalayas on the eastern side of Jammu and Kashmir.
Q - What is the magnetic hill in Leh-Ladakh?
A - Magnetic Hill is a gravity hill located near Leh in Ladakh, India. The hill is alleged to have magnetic properties strong enough to pull cars uphill and force passing aircraft to increase their altitude in order to escape magnetic interference; in reality, the effect is an optical illusion created by the gravity hill.
Q- What is the altitude of Leh-Ladakh?
A - 3,500 m
Q - What is the difference between Leh and Ladakh?
A - Ladakh is a division in Jammu & Kashmir and Leh is the capital of Ladakh. Therefore, Ladakh refers to the whole region comprised of the districts of Leh and Kargil. Leh is just one of the two districts, along with Kargil, which can be further subdivided into tehsils.