India is the second-most populous country and the seventh-largest country by land in the world. Due to its huge size, the country is festooned with a diverse landscape. It is a place for every traveller that includes domestic as well as international. here we will discuss three rip-roaring adventure activities to do in India.
If you are fond of adventure trips there is no better country than India to experience all kinds of thrills and activities. For those who connect to nature, each season is your excuse to ditch the monotony of 9 to 5 life and head for a much-deserved rip-roaring vacation filled with adventure, comfort, and memories.
If an adrenaline rush and a sense of satisfaction are all you require at the end of a trip, then an adventure trip is all you need to plan for your next outing with your family, loved ones, and friends.
Read more to know the three rip-roaring destinations for adventure activities to do in India.
Manali is a township located in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh and is a popular tourist destination. It has amazing trails passing through the dense pine forests, apple orchards on the way, and the incredible view of the Himalayas. Manali offers adventure activities such as trekking in the Parvati Valley. However, one of the most well-known adventure activities here is going on a biking expedition. While you are in Manali, you must trek to Malana, a hidden village in the Himalayas known for its strict rules and regulations. You can also trek to Jogini falls, which is an hour trek from Manali.
How to reach: The nearest airport to Manali is Kullu Manali Airport, located approximately 50 kilometres away from Manali town, in Bhuntar. Domestic flights from Delhi and Chandigarh are directly connected to this airport. The chief operating airline companies are Air India, IndiGo and SpiceJet.
And if you are travelling via bus, Manali is very well-connected to important tourist destinations like New Delhi, Shimla, Kullu and Leh. There is an extensive network of state-run and privately owned buses plying on the road. You can experience a breath-taking journey through the twisty uphill roads of the town.
Where to stay: If you want a budget stay, several budget hotels are available at Hadimba road and old Manali road. There are multiple resorts where you can enjoy a luxurious stay as well.
Rishikesh is a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River. The river is considered holy, and the city is renowned as a centre for studying yoga and meditation. The city is mostly a pilgrimage centre and is also known as the yoga capital of India. There are, however, certain adventure activities conducted here for thrill-seeking tourists.
River rafting is an activity that involves sailing on rapids on a rubber boat. It’s an adventure-filled activity that has gained popular momentum in the Indian adventure sports scene.
While you are in Rishikesh, never miss the giant Swing- a major activity in Rishikesh. Giant Swing is operated under the supervision of Swing Masters who are from New Zealand, Swing operates on a rope designed over an iron cliff over a Rocky stream Heval, a tributary of the Ganga river. After the Bungy Jump, Giant Swing is a die-hart adventure.
How To Reach: Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 35 kilometres away. Popular carriers like Air India, Spice Jet, and Jet Airways often have daily flights from New Delhi. Apart from Delhi, there is a flight from Lucknow to Dehradun as well.
Being a popular tourist destination, Rishikesh has a good network of buses connecting it with important places such as Haridwar, Dehradun, and New Delhi.
Where to Stay: There are two parts of the town with the river separating them. On both sides of the town, you will find the most accommodation as well as cafes, restaurants, yoga classes etc! These Rishikesh hotels and guesthouses offer excellent accommodations for all budgets.
3. Skyview Patnitop
Patnitop is a scenic location in Jammu and Kashmir, which witnesses tourists in large numbers. It is located in the foothills of the Shivalik ranges of the mighty Himalayas and offers an array of activities for an adventure lover.
Spread over 21 acres of green meadows sprawling from Sanget to Patnitop, you can experience the best of sights, serenity, thrill, culture, and tastes. There are many places to visit in Jammu, but Skyview Patnitop however is the most favourite destination. The major attraction of this location is that the place has the highest ropeway in India. The magnificent gondola ride spanning 2.8km takes you over a beautiful scenery of terraced valleys and pine forests. It has one of the longest zig-zag ziplines in Asia. Besides the magic carpet, tube sledge, and hiking trails. For food lovers, the scenic destination offers several culinary delights in its restaurants and cafes.
How to reach: The nearest airport is in Jammu. The distance to Skyview Patnitop – 95 kilometres is covered in approximately two hours, passing through the four-lane highway and several small tunnels. With respect to rail connectivity, the nearest railway station is Udhampur, and from there the cabs are available in bulk and the distance is covered in approximately 1 hour. Being a popular tourist destination, Patnitop has a good network of buses connecting it with important places Delhi, Chandigarh and other places.
A remarkable sight throughout the year as the views adapt to altering seasons. The spacious cabins and technologically advanced ropeway has been imported from France via Skyview’s collaboration with POMA – the world leader in ropeway infrastructure.
Where to Stay: Patnitop remains open throughout the year. The place remains abuzz with tourist and has a wide range of hotel accommodation available at very affordable prices.