When it comes to the best places for adventure travel, no one can omit India from their bucket list as the country offers a lot to adventure seekers. The wide range of the place that falls under the mighty Himalayan region makes it a must-visit place for travelers across the globe.
The highest peaks, best hiking trails, dense forests, and an amazing variety of flora and fauna are some of the tropical features that make India an epicenter for adventure tourism.
In this blog, we will be sharing the four amazing places that adventure seekers should not miss out on in India.
Table of Content
- River Rafting, Kashmir
- One Destination, Endless Adventure, Patnitop
- Goechala Trek, Sikkim
- Bike Trip, Manali to Leh
1. River Rafting, Kashmir
Mesmerizing beyond words. Kashmir is known for its natural beauty. The pristine lakes, snow-clad mountains, and endless meadows have put Kashmir on the top of the tourism map in India and are one of the reasons that the place remains abuzz with tourists across the globe and is one of the best places for adventure travel.
Pahalgam is considered the most scenic place in the valley and this place is simply a paradise for those who are fond of water sports. This destination witnesses pleasant weather and climate throughout the year. It generally snows during the last portion of December and continues till March so the perfect time for river rafting remains April onwards. There are three stages of river rafting locally known as Lidder joy ride, Lidder long ride, and extra-long ride. The first stretch is 2.5 km,5 km, and 8 km with grade II to III and IV rapids on the Lidder River.
2. One Destination, Endless Adventure, Patnitop
For the people who connect with nature and seek solace in the lap of nature, Skyview Patnitop offers reminiscences for a lifetime. The amalgam of adventure and leisure are the prime reasons that this place has become the most favorite destination among travelers around the globe.
Situated at a distance of 95 kilometers from Jammu airport which is generally covered in two hours via the national highway that passes through many tunnels.
With an aim to promote mountain tourism, adventure activities in India, and public infrastructure, the Skyview Patnitop has the highest ropeway in India in terms of ground clearance. Skyview Patnitop also has Asia’s longest and best zig-zag zipline in India measuring 580 meters which includes nine wires and 10 poles. This ride will give you the experience of a lifetime.
Among the volley of offerings, one among the favorite experience remains an all-season tubing sledge of 238 meters, and India’s first ‘magic carpet.
Besides the scenic offerings, Skyview Patnitop has a variety of dining options catering to the culinary needs of visitors. The menu is served while following all the safety protocols of digital menus, social distancing, sanitized cutlery, and more!
3. Goechala Trek, Sikkim
Goechala is counted among the toughest treks in the Himalayan region. With an altitude of 4,940 ft, this level-4 difficult journey is completed in 10 days. Displaying the finest of the famed North-East, this trek is a way to get an inch closer to the legendary Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world making Goechala Trek one of the best places for adventure travel. Besides offering dazzling views of the Singalila range from the Dzongri top, this trek is also widely popular for the unmatchable sight of the sunrise over the Kangchenjunga range. The best times to plan a visit are the summer months of April and May where the region bursts into red and pink rhododendron blossoms, while some also prefer the stretch from September to December.
The Samiti Lake possesses ravishing beauty where early morning hours offer the quaint reflection of Mt. Pandim in the still waters of the lake. The charm of the journey is best captured in the quiet presence of suspension bridges, Pha Khola, Tshushay Khola, and Mentogang Khola, which hang above the gurgling Prekchu river.
4. Bike Trip, Manali to Leh
Among all your journeys, this hiking trail in India is the best, and traveling here will be the memorable trip of your lifetime. The distance of 253 kilometers from Manali to Leh will be covered in 10 hours. You will be exploring natural beauty along with monasteries, lakes and high altitude passes ride across high passes like Nakeela Pass, Whisky Nallah, Lachulung La Pass, Pang, More Plains, and Tanglang La pass. And the moment you reach Leh you will be back by the beauty of the place and the freezing cold.