India is home to an extremely diverse natural and geographical setting. This diversity has resulted in several diverse places that offer unique experiences that one must experience at least once in their lives. When it comes to adventure, India is home to numerous locations that quench the thirst for an adventurist’s travel bucket list ideas. There are several adventure places to add to your list of travel buckets in India this year. Each location well represents the context of the country.
1. Alappuzha – House-Boat Cruise
Kerala or also called God’s Own Country is famous for a variety of reasons, which feature its art and culture, clean beaches, etc. These attract tourists from India and abroad in large numbers every year. A trip to Kerala is incomplete without a houseboat trip to Lake Alleppey. Famously known for its beaches, palm trees, and perfect temperature, Alleppey is one of the honeymoon destinations which is best enjoyed in a houseboat. Mornings and evenings can be extremely pleasant while you enjoy the serenity of Kerala.
2. Havelock Island – Scuba Diving
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are one of the most pristine holidaying destinations of India. A major attraction of Andaman is Havelock Island which is located just 70 km from Port Blair. For the last few years, it has emerged as the major destination for scuba diving, attracting tourists from across India making it a perfect destination for travel bucket list ideas. The pristine and clear blue sea waters ensure that you experience a scuba diving experience like no other.
3. Gulmarg – Skiing
Come winter, there is hardly any place better for adventure than Gulmarg. Situated at the fascinating height of 2690 meters above sea level, the stunning hill station is also known as ‘Meadow of Flowers’. This place was also a retreat since the Mughal Era and British officials used to play golf which is one of the highest golf courses in the world. Gulmarg is also the hub of winter activities and sports, including skiing and ice skating. Heli-skiing is also available for advanced skiers, thus making Gulmarg a definite inclusion in any adventurer’s bucket list.
4. Sunderbans – Royal Bengal Tiger Sighting
Located in the dense forests of West Bengal, the Sunderbans is a mangrove in the delta formed by the confluence of Meghna, Brahmaputra, and Ganga in the Bay of Bengal. The major attraction of this natural wonder is the Royal Bengal Tiger, which is also the national animal of India. Witnessing these magnificent beasts in their natural habitat is nothing less of a spectacle that everyone should witness at least once in their lifetime.
5. Patnitop – Hiking Trails
100km from Jammu airport leads to Patnitop, an exquisite plateau on the Shivalik ranges of Himalaya mountains boasting dense green forests and picturesque views. For the adventure activities, Skyview Patnitop offers a range of adventures including magic carpet, hiking trails, birding, gondola ride, and zig-zag zipline Skyview Patnitop. In fact, its zipline is the first zig-zag zipline in India