Top ten great places in India that adventure sports fans should visit at least once (part 2)

5. Rishikesh

Famous for: bungee jumping

The Holy town of Rishikesh is famous for a variety of adventure sports that it offers. Visitors here can take the opportunity on giant swings, flying fox, and bungee jumping.

6. Pushkar

Famous for: hot air ballooning

Pushkar is widely regarded as the holiest of all the pilgrim destinations in India. It is also home to the illustrious Pushkar Camel Fair that attracts a large number of travelers from across the country and abroad as well. Here you can practice hot air ballooning during the fair and that may be the best way to view the exotic colors of the fair.

7. Andamans

Famous for: scuba diving

The Andaman and Nicobar group of islands are a union territory of India, which are among the top beach destinations in Asia. The beaches across the islands are famous for their white sandy shores, beautiful coral reefs and crystal-clear blue waters. Many sites here facilitate scuba diving and snorkeling.

8. Gulmarg

Famous for: ice climbing

Gulmarg is a popular hill station located in the Baramula district of Jammu and Kashmir. The town is situated amidst the Himalayas, at about 2,690 meters above sea level. During winter months, the temperature here can easily drop below 0 degree Celsius. That is the perfect time to practice ice climbing on the frozen waterfalls.

9. Mysore

Famous for: Skydiving

Because of the conservative mentality of the people and the amount of risk involved, skydiving is not a very popular sport in India. Located in the Indian state of Karnataka, Mysore is well known for being a historical town with a variety of monuments and forts as well as for offering thrill seekers an opportunity to experience skydiving, tandem jumps, and accelerated free-falls.

10. Goa

Famous for: Water Sports

The State of Goa is considered to be the beach capital of India thanks to its various exotic beaches. Water skiing is the sport that is available at various sites and across various beaches throughout Goa along with training camps to attract adventurers.

Top ten great places in India that adventure sports fans should visit at least once (part 1)

Adventure sports such as skiing, mountaineering, bungee jumping, have a certain amount of thrill and danger involved. However, these dangerous activities have attracted a huge number of fans and are practiced all across the world. Although the Indians are not very familiar with this genre of sports, thanks to the country’s various natural resources, India is an interesting destination for adventure sports enthusiasts. In this article, we have compiled a list of the top 10 great places in India that any adventure sports fan should visit at least once.

1. Auli

Famous for: skiing

Best time to visit: from December to March

Located in the State of Uttrakhand, in the northern part of the country, Auli is one of the most popular skiing destinations in the Himalayas thanks to its monolithic slopes going up to a massive 3049 meters above sea level. Auli attracts adventure skiers from all across the world.

2. Rishikesh

Famous for: white water rafting

Best time to visit: from September to December and March to June

Known as the Gate to the Himalayas, the ancient town of Rishikesh is perfect for practicing white water rafting. It is better known as a famous pilgrim spot due to its various yoga and spiritual centers. The town has various rafting camps that offer training and rafting facilities.

3. Kasauli

Famous for: hang gliding

Best time to visit: all months of year

Located in the State of Himachal Pradesh, at a height of 1,927 meters above sea level, the town of Kasauli is one of the most famous tourist destinations in India. Although the region is not densely populated, it offers some of the best hang gliding spots in India.

4. Ladakh

Famous for: trekking

Best time to visit: all months of year

Located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh is another top favored tourist attractions in India. Surrounded by various mountain ranges of the Himalayas and the Kunlun Mountain, Laddakh provides some of the most amazing trekking hotspots in the country.