Adventure tourism is a niche tourism activity involving exploration or travel to remote area, where the traveller should expect the unexpected. Adventure tourism has grown exponentially worldwide over the past few years. Tourists explore new destinations looking for rare, incomparable experiences. Adventure tourism can be domestic or international, and like all travel must include an overnight stay, but not last longer than one year.
India is well known for its diverse climatic features. This diverse topography and the varied climate provide endless adventure tourism opportunities for the tourists. Adventure tourism typically involves activities like trekking, white water sports, climbing, wilderness camping and camel safaris etc. India offers the endless scope of adventure hotspots and most adventure travel activities are done at the Himalayan region.
There is incredible panorama of adventure tourist places in India, due to its diverse topography, seasons and climate. India has immense scope of adventure sports, activities and holidays, during summer, winter; autumn seasons. Trekking and Skiing adventure sports in the Himalayas, white river rafting rapids of snow fed rivers are breath taking attraction in Himalayas and Uttaranchal, jeep safari, bird watching, wild camp, wildlife safari and jungle trail on Rajasthan region and North India, Paragliding, hand gliding, hot air ballooning trekking in Himachal region, Amazing wind surfing, scuba diving and snorkeling in crystal waters of Lakshadweep Islands’ lagoons and Andaman Nicobar, water sports in Goa, wildlife and backwaters adventure in South India.There is constant challenge of mighty Himalayas for mountaineers and trekking lovers. India is the conclusive destination and absolute paradise for wildlife and adventure travelers. It is one opportunity to leave all inhibitions behind and just go for exotic exciting experience for life time.
Theterm mountaineering describesthe sport of mountain climbing.Whilesomescholars identify mountaineering-related activities as climbing (rock and ice) and trekking up mountains, others are also adding backpacking, hiking, skiing, via ferrate and wilderness activities, and still others state that mountaineering activities also include indoor climbing, sport climbing and bouldering. However most of the scholars, the term mountaineering understands as a climbing (which now refers to adventure climbing or sports climbing) and trekking (hill walking in 'exotic' places). Hiking in the mountains can also be a simple form of mountaineering when it involves scrambling, or short stretches of the more basic grades of rock climbing, as well as crossing glaciers.
There is nothing more challenging any place in the world like great Himalayas. They stand aloft, stirring the adventure spirit, challenging to conquer the challenging mountains. Adventure travelers who wants to scale the high mountains, then mountaineering in India, is ideal for interesting experience. However, winter treks in Himalayas combined with skiing can be a most exotic and thrilling experience. The Himalayan Mountains are the most sought-after place for mountaineers. Kanchenjunga and Nanda Devi are the two highest peaks, which offer thrilling environment for mountaineers from all over the world. Some of the amazing challenges for the intrepid climbers are located in Tehri Garhwal, Himalayas, Zanskar region in Kashmir, Kulu&Lahaul in Himachal. Also, there are lots of options of mountaineering in North Eastern India.
There’s probably no better (or more romantic) way of seeing Rajasthan than on the back of a dromedary. Rajasthan is quite obviously the top destination for camel safaris in India. enjoy the adventure of a Camel Safari, which awaits you in the golden sands of the enormous Thar Desert - primeval, savage and lonely. Ride through sandy landscape in the desert, passing through isolated villages, meeting with them close look and interaction about their traditions and livings. You can tread the caravan routes of old, passing hamlets and desert communities almost unchanged over time. Most of the safaris take place around Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur.
Enjoy camping on the solitary oasis, experience local people under starry nights and dance to musicians playing ancient haunting, stringed music instruments with folk dances in camp fire. The rolling sandy landscape of the unrelieved Thar desert and xerophytes shrub covered area is breathtakingly and the variety of flora and fauna amazingly large for a desert region Share and experience a very unique and memorable performance of local people. The camps are set in deep sand dunes with all basic amenities for tourists, also very rich and traditional Rajasthani cuisine and the picturesque hamlets with friendly folks in Thar Desert, which is fastest growing adventure landscape in Asia and all over the world.
Indeed, India is known as a trekker’s paradise and vital destination for refreshing treat to the trekkers, offering options of short and simple excursions to the long-distance challenges of the snowy mountains, invoking visions of the spectacular mighty Himalayas, in Jammu & Kashmir, the lush meadows, green woodland and fragrant orchards.
Trekking is the most popular adventure sport in India. It is mostly done at Himalaya. The Indian Himalaya has some of the best treks in the world.
Trekking in India started when the land was inhabited in prehistoric times. There are perhaps as many trekking routes in India as there are Indians. It was in the 1970’s and 1980’s that trekking started gaining in popularity as a recreational/adventure sport. A number of religious sites and shrines across the country, especially in Jammu and Kashmir, and in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand – such as Badrinath, Amarnath, Gangotri, Hemkund, Joshimath, Kedarnath, Vaishno Devi and Yamunotri – entail trekking for a couple of days in the mountains. Trekking in India has grown in leaps and bounds and the current trekking scenario is very promising, with thousands of Indians and foreigners hitting trekking trails each year.
The unexplored mountain ranges of India offer breathtaking, enchanting trekking routes. In the vast Amphitheatre of Himalayas and Karakorams, there are endless possibilities for trekking mountaineering, skiing, and river rafting, within this fascinating arena, the Garhwal and Kumaon regions, there are variety of trekking places where enthusiast trekkers can explore the rugged beauty of the lofty mountains peaks romancing the shimmering waterfalls, cascading down in joviality like a merry village belle.
Experience the thrill of sheer adventure by our trekking tours in India amidst the world’s most beautiful places. The Garhwal and Kumaon mountain regions of Uttaranchal are the very famous destinations for trekking, though Manali and Chamba in Himachal, and Ladakh and Zanskar in Jammu and Kashmir region, other trekking places are Kullu and Kangra valleys, Lahaul-Spiti in Himachal and in North Uttar Pradesh, North part of Rishikesh. Yuksam in Sikkim, and Leh in Ladakh. Darjeeling in West Bengal, the major challenge for the mountaineers is in the Garhwal region in Himalayas. Among the high-altitude regions of Himalayas, where wonderful dreams of trekking turn into reality. The ideal time for mountaineering & trekking in India in between April and November, but some routes are only open around couple of months in a year.
Skiingis either sportive or recreational activity using skis for sliding over snow. Skis are used with special boots connected to them with a binding.
Due to the awesome altitudes and wide expanse, Himalayas region offer the thrills of exploratory long distance and challenging skiing, almost round the year. Auli in the Garhwal Himalayas in Northern Uttar Pradesh, is also being developed as a main skiing resort. It has wonderful snowy slopes, splendid fine forest that overlooks the mighty Himalayan snowy peaks of Mana Parbat, Nanda Devi, Karnet, and Dunagiri.
In India, Skiing is like any other high-altitude adventure sports and activity, behind the popularity there is sizable contribution of the Europeans. During the summer in most of the countries, tourists prefer to plan out their holidays in cool and pleasure sectors of India, specially Himachal, Sikkim, Himalayan region. There are wonderful and prominent hill stations in India like Shimla, Dharamshala, Manali, Mussoorie, and Nainital, also in North East Sikkim and Darjeeling are most sought after for skiing, trekking and leisure cool holidays.
In the past few years skiing has gained massive popularity in India among the international travelers’ due flexibility and various options of skiing and trekking destinations in India. The huge open landscapes and mountains above the snowline have flung open to the skiing lovers.
Rafting and white-water rafting are recreational outdoor activities which use an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other body of water. This is often done on Whitewater or different degrees of rough water. Dealing with risk and the need for teamwork is often a part of the experience.
If thrill and adventure are on your mind, then river rafting in India offers you an exciting experience of sailing on the untamed waters. It has become one of the most popular activities for the ultimate thrilling experience. This outdoor recreational activity has given adventurers a whole new level of challenge and excitement.
For one of the best experiences, streams originating from the Himalayas and Western Ghats present the wild side of theirs to challenge both your mind and body. The most frequented sites for this water sport are mostly situated in the lap and foothills of these mountain ranges.
This expedition through wild streams is not limited to professionals as amateurs can also have the fun, albeit with some safety precautions. It is advised to take the right precautions and professional guidance to enjoy this water activity to its fullest.
River rafting in India offers you an excursion through a series of adrenaline-rushing rapids down the fast streams. There are a number of sites, which offer you a chance to tame the waters at their furious best. The most popular sites for this adventure sport are Rishikesh, Kolad and the Tons in Garhwal. The thrill and dare involved vary from site to site, depending upon the water currents and topographies.
India is a place which has enriched with large network of rivers to enjoy the thrills of rafting. Rivers in India show every bit of their natural character and challenge you to overshadow them. Also, they put to test your courage, skill and strength, this is all about the thrill and adventure of rafting sports. The challenge of controlling and balancing amidst of rapid water is what river rafting is all about. The rivers in the greater Himalayas are ultimate option in the world for river rafting with many staircase rapids challenging your skills.
Rock climbing, in a short span of time, has become the most popular adventure sport. Because of the good availability of adequate climbing rocks throughout India, combinedwith the element of excitement, rock climbing has become the adventure sport to participate in for the young and the old alike.
Experience the adventure running in your veins as you climb up the rocks. The ideal climbing faces are obtainable at the Aravali hills in Dumdama, Dhauj, and Nuh- all in nearby proximity of Delhi. In Himachal region, the Manali Valley, Manikaran and the Rohtang Pass offer excellent climbing opportunities for the armature and professional adventurer. In South India Karnataka also offers exciting rock-climbing activities at the Chamundi Hills. Sariska and Mount Abu in Rajasthan all offer variety of rock faces and excellent grounds for better and quality climbing. The high-altitude climber will enjoy the rocks at Sonmarg in Jammu & Kashmir and Gangotri in the Gharwal district of Uttar Pradesh North India.