All work and no play makes a Jack a dull boy. Taking some inspiration from the proverb, people have started to take vacations to travel around the world and visit tourist destinations to enjoy their holidays with their friends and family. As travelling, has taken on huge amounts of traction, so has India’s tourism.
Known for the mesmerising sceneries and the mind-blowing experiences India has to offer, the number of tourists visiting the country has increased manifold. While most only tour the country by walking around the cities and visiting tourist spots, not many know about the adventures the country is famous for, and for this very reason we decided to share our knowledge about why everyone who visits the country must try out a few sporting activities that will keep your adrenaline rushing!
1. Scuba Diving
Scuba diving is man’s way of interacting with the marine habitat as closely as possible.
With divers having accessories to help them manoeuvre through the waters like an amphibian or coming face to face with the fishes inside their own habitat, the scuba diving experience is amazing in general, but the islands of Andaman and Nicobar take your experience further by giving you the view of the very endangered coral reefs and the unique sea life of the region. The islands of Lakshadweep also provide some of the best coral reefs and underwater formations that have been untouched and undisturbed by human activities, making the experience truly natural.
Walking is a healthy activity suggested to one and all by the doctors, but what could be better is the walk through the dense forests or to the top of the snow-capped mountains on a bright morning or at the time of dawn while the flora and fauna are just getting active.
The Shepard Hill trek in the Himachal Pradesh offers the majestic view of the Himalayas through the Kullu Valley to enjoy the serene atmosphere of the hills. Similarly, the Zanskar valley trek is one of the toughest ice treks in the country through the land of Jammu and Kashmir known for its high altitudes and tough conditions.
3. Mountain Biking
The mountains are already hard enough to be conquered by foot let alone by the wheels, on a bicycle, but that is what makes life interesting.
Conquering what is perceived as unconquerable and achieving what is perceived as unachievable is what makes mankind great! The Singalila Range is the most popular destination for trekking and mountain biking in India with some of the most dangerous trails to ride on. The Himalayan range expanding from the north in the state of Jammu and Kashmir to the east in the state of Assam provide numerous mountain biking options for those interested and the trails in Ladakh and Sikkim are most notable among the others.
4. River Rafting
Water is one of the most dangerous elements to be played with, especially when the tides are wrong, but where there is danger is where there is adventure and both the words go in sync and rhyme.
India is highly known for its difficult rivers and the skilled artists who steer their boats through the rough waters. The Rishikesh river rafting is the most dangerous in the country with the grade of the river changing anywhere between 1 and 4 and provides an experience as far as the heart can take. The Manali river rafting is another known spot and offers a much easier rafting experience compared to Rishikesh but is known for the cold water from the glaciers.
5. Jet skiing
Sailing on the waters or even swimming in the oceans have literally become a main stream activity.
So, to add some risk to your general adventure which involves water, they decided to add some engines. Yep! We’re talking about jet skiing and water jetpacks which will get your adrenaline pumping and Goa, the heart of the Indian parties is where you’d have a chance to explore the weirdest and the most exciting water sports ever. The Arabian sea by itself is pretty wild and adding some motors and fuel will only make it wilder thus making it a must visit on your trip to India.
We know you’re coming to India because the country is so irresistible. So, make sure you put these activities on your to-do list so that you don’t miss out on one of the best parts of your trip!
About the Author:
Rohit, an architect by profession, loves to travel and explore the adventures of the places he travels to. He writes about his experiences and about the locations he thinks a traveller of equal passion would want to visit. You can read more at Trans India Travels.