|India has come up as a popular destination for adventure sports in the world in the recent times. Any adventure traveler in India will get immense opportunities which will result into a varied experience. Adventure sports in India are varied due to the diverse topography of India. Some of the major destinations for adventure sports in India include Arunachal Pradesh, Auli, Biling, Darjeeling, Dodital and various places in Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh.
The major adventure sports in India include para-gliding, rafting, mountaineering, trekking and scuba diving. The northern part of India offers enough opportunities for mountaineering, paragliding, trekking, skiing as well as river rafting. The southern part of India is known for different types of water sports. If you enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar islands are the best places for you to visit.
Some of the things you should carry while going for adventure sports in India includes Trekking or camping shoes, layered clothings which includes trousers or jeans, socks, light weighted jackets and pullovers, compass or GPS, maps and charts, toiletries, sleeping bags, sunscreen, fire starters, flashlight fire, sunglasses, Radio or CB emergency strobe, first aid kit, water filter or pills to purify water, knife, binoculars, plastic bags, food and water.
Para-gliding is a mixture of parachuting and hand gliding. In para-gliding, the person has to run down a hill while on the other hand, in parachuting the person has to jump from an aircraft. Solang Valley and Deori Ghat are two places in India renowned for para-gliding. They have the ultimate slopes for para-gliding during the summer months. You will definitely enjoy this sport in India and along with this you will also enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the place.
One of the popular adventure sports in India is white-water rafting. The excitement and thrill found in this sport is unmatched. The best place to go for white-water rafting in India includes the stretch from Devprayag to Rishikesh. Apart from this, rafting is also popular in Kalisor, Alakananda, Yamuna, Tons, Mandikini, Bhagirathi and Bhilangana. Rafting can be best done between the months of May to November though there is no particular season for it. However, permits and licenses are required for river rafting which is highly restricted.
Bike hike is also another popular adventure sports in India. Bike hiking tours in Himalayas is one of the challenging adventure sports all over the world. With the help of this bike hike tours, you will be able to enjoy the tiny villages located at the foothills of the mountains as well as come to know about the customs and folklore of the community living there. You will have an experience of a lifetime! The best places in India for bike hike tours include Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal and Uttar Pradesh. Apart from this, the north eastern part of India ranging from Sikkim to Arunachal Pradesh is also popular for bike hike tours. You will get immense pleasure by exploring the natural beauty of these places.
To know more about adventure sports in India, take a look at the pages of Adventure Asia.