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Top 10 Adventure Sports in India

[bimber_title size=”h2″]1. River Rafting and Kayaking [/bimber_title]

The most popular stretch for White Water Rafting in Rishikesh on the Ganges in is from Kaudilya to Rishikesh where rafting enthusiasts can navigate through as many as 12 major rapids or even go kayaking for that extra thrill. The best months for kayaking and river rafting in India is from October to April, the official rafting season commencing from the 15th of September and continuing till the 30th of June every year.

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[bimber_title size=”h2″]2. Paragliding and Hot Air Ballooning[/bimber_title]

No doubt paragliding and hot air ballooning have emerged as one of the hottest Indian adventure sports. Biling and Solang in Himachal’s Kangra and Kulu valleys, Kamshet in Maharashtra as well as in Manali and the recent addition of Darjeeling are coveted spots to go paragliding and hang gliding adventure sports in India. The adrenaline rush that one feels aboard a mammoth hot air balloon can be enjoyed throughout the expanse of the nation although Rajasthan remains the hotspot for this adventure sport.

Paragliding and Hot Air Ballooning
[bimber_title size=”h2″]3. Snorkeling [/bimber_title]

No doubt paragliding and hot air ballooning have emerged as one of the hottest Indian adventure sports. Biling and Solang in Himachal’s Kangra and Kulu valleys, Kamshet in Maharashtra as well as in Manali and the recent addition of Darjeeling are coveted spots to go paragliding and hang gliding adventure sports in India. The adrenaline rush that one feels aboard a mammoth hot air balloon can be enjoyed throughout the expanse of the nation although Rajasthan remains the hotspot for this adventure sport.

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[bimber_title size=”h2″]4. Mountain Biking[/bimber_title]

Although the Singalila Ridge in the northwest of West Bengal has been a popular trekking destination for quite some time, it has seen an influx of mountain biking enthusiasts in the recent years and has become a favourite on any Adventure-junkie’s book.

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[bimber_title size=”h2″]5. Bungee Jumping[/bimber_title]

Bungee Jumping is an exciting and thrilling water sport that is a must for all ages, but before you go on an adventure. It is an ill-advised sport for the faint hearted. First a long, extremely strong & stretchy cord is tied around the jumper’s ankle, which leaps off of the jumping point. Rishikesh, Goa, Delhi and Bengaluru are the popular Bungee Jumping destinations in India.

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[bimber_title size=”h2″]6. Waterfall Rapelling[/bimber_title]

One of the most wonderful creations of nature is the waterfalls. It attracts hundreds of people towards its beauty and offers a chance to explore them a little further and deeper. The best and the most adventurous way of doing it is via trying water rappelling. It is an adrenaline pumping adventure on the waterfall down the rock and facing the extreme water torrent yourself. Coorg in Karnataka and Vihigaon in Maharashtra offer a wonderful experience of Waterfall Rappelling in India.

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[bimber_title size=”h2″]7. Caving[/bimber_title]

For those who feel at home in a museum and are often referred to as “nerds”, ridiculed for never doing anything “fun” going caving will silence the skeptics once and for all. This sport while being physically demanding is also educational and will satiate all the inquisitive minds out there. Entering, exploring and feeling the insides and learning of the secrets of age old caves gives a thrill that cannot be substituted for anything else.

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[bimber_title size=”h2″]8. Cyclling Trip[/bimber_title]

After walking, cycling is the next thing taught to us by our parents and is the first step to becoming independent. In India, cycling is slowly becoming a coveted adventure sport. This is an activity for all age groups and depending on your stamina can be taken to various levels. Cycling through the manicured tea gardens of Munnar and the rain forests at Periyar, backwaters of Allepey or through the country roads of Rajasthan is an everlasting experience.

[bimber_title size=”h2″]9. Surfing[/bimber_title]

As an Archie fan, surfing has always appealed to me. That feeling of riding a wave while standing on a flimsy board with all eyes on you is guaranteed to make you feel like the ‘coolest’ most sought after person on the beach. Though taking a surfing lesson on vacation might be exhausting, the experience is life-long.

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[bimber_title size=”h2″]10. Kite boarding[/bimber_title]

Every one of us must have flown a kite at some point in life. Kiteboarding is essentially surfing with a board and a kite and is the newest rage. Quest-Asia near Madurai was the first Kiteboarding School in India. In Goa (Morjim beach) one can get in touch with the Goa Kite Surfing School.

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