Adventure Sports And Destinations In India

Kashish Gambhir
Jul 26, 2019   •  19 views

The vastness and variety of terrains in India make it a hot spot for various adventure activities and sports, with the potential to make all the adrenaline-seekers out there fall in love with adventure all over again! There are numerous adventure activities practiced here, which makes it vital to make a list of the top adventure sports, destinations, places in India.

Heli-Skiing or Helicopter Skiing

Heli-Skiing is a fascinating winter sport practiced in India. This adventure sport is popular among experienced and and advanced skiers, and may not necessarily be a good choice for amateur skiers.

It introduces you to the beauty of the majestic snow-clad hills of the Himalayas.

DESTINATIONS: Gulmarg (Kashmir), Manali (Himachal Pradesh)

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

Snorkeling helps you explore the beautiful and exotic life underwater. It is done from the surface of the water and requires a special diving mask, a breathing tube, and fins.

Scuba Diving, on the other hand, requires a little bit of training or skill, and an awareness of the existence of certain risks.

India has a number of islands that offer the opportunity to experience snorkeling as well as scuba diving.

DESTINATIONS: Andaman Islands, Goa, Netrani (Karnataka), Lakshadweep Islands


It is an extremely popular aero-sport across the globe. This adventure sport involves a free-foot launched aircraft, where the pilot sits on a harness suspended from a glider. Along with the thrill, the beautiful valleys below and the hills around offer a spectacular view when paragliding through the sky.

DESTINATIONS: Bir (Himachal Pradesh), Stok Kangri (Ladakh), Kamshet (Maharashtra), Darjeeling, Solang, Goa

Hot Air Ballooning

It is the best way to experience the vastness of the sky and enjoy the view of the land below. This activity helps you explore the unknown and unexplored corners with the breathtaking view of the sky.

DESTINATIONS: Jaipur, Pushkar, Ranthambore National Park

River Rafting or White Water Rafting

It is one of the most popular water sports in India. The heart-pumping adventure-filled activity lets you take a plunge in the wild waters, and fill yourself up with thrill and adventure.

DESTINATIONS: Zanskar, Manali, Rishikesh, Coorg, Brahmaputra

Mountain Biking or Cycle Trekking

The mountainous regions in India offer exactly what an adventure lover looks for. Whether you want to go solo or in a group, when it comes to mountain biking in India, there is something for everyone.

The stunning bike treks surrounded by beautiful flora-fauna, valleys, and hills, add to the excitement of mountain biking.

DESTINATIONS: Pang to Rumtse (Ladakh), Mountainous regions of Kerala, Singalila Range (West Bengal), Trails of Sikkim


The panoramic view of the mountains, the waterfalls, and the rivers is enough to make trekking in India a great experience for the body, the mind, and the soul. The rugged terrains and the nature of beauty surrounding it, are perfect for nature-lovers and adventure-enthusiasts.

DESTINATIONS: Ddital (Uttarakhand), Chadar Trek, Roopkund Trek, Kudremukh Trek, Araku Valley Trek, Siang Valley Trek, Rajmachi Trek, Shepherds Trail, Zanskar (J&K)