If you’re an adventure junkie in India, you must take part in this:
1. Playing Polo in Ladakh
Ladakh was introduced to polo in the 15th century, and the region adopted the sport as part of its culture. In fact, Ladakh has its own version of the game! You can see it being played at the Karakoram ranges. People visit Ladakh from all over the world to play it at such a high altitude! And, if you’re in Leh, you can set out for the many biking expeditions that the region is known for. There are also some amazing rafting experiences you can take part in.
2. A white water rafting trip in Arunachal Pradesh
If you’re bored of white water rafting in Rishikesh, here’s a place you’ve probably never considered – Arunachal Pradesh. Just like Rishikesh, Arunachal also has an ideal season for rafting – right after the monsoon ends.
3. Caving in Meghalaya
You must have seen a lot of Hollywood movies about adventurers heading into a cave, exploring every dark corner. Well, you can have that experience in India. In fact, South Asia’s deepest caves are found in the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya.
4. Hot air ballooning in Rajasthan
If you’re bored of walking through monument after monument, there’s another way to enjoy Rajasthan’s monuments. You can literally fly over the various forts and palaces in a hot air balloon, via the many hot air balloon tours that tourist vendors provide. It is indeed a magical experience to get an aerial view of the monuments hundreds of feet up in the air.
5. Scuba diving in Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep is India’s only set of coral islands, and this is why this is the best place to experience the wonder of Scuba diving. You will get to see beautiful coral formations, marine life and more. Indeed, a once in a lifetime experience
6. Rock climbing at Hampi in Karnataka
Not many people know that Hampi in Karnataka is among UNESCO’s heritage sites in India. It is also known as one of Asia’s lesser known famous rock climbing destinations. When you have got your share of thrill, you can then explore the ruins left behind by the Vijayanagar kingdom, as Hampi was its capital.
7. Dzongri trek in Sikkim
Trekking on the Dzongri trail is one of the most beautiful experiences that you’ll ever have. That doesn’t mean it will all about relaxation – it is also one of the toughest experiences you’ll have. It is the only trail that is visited by the toughest of trekkers. It is also the best way to soak in the flora and fauna of the Kanchenjunga national park.
8. Snorkeling in Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Since seeing marine life up close and personal is something we’re not used to, snorkeling in one of the most bio-diverse places in India will indeed give you a high. If you go to the Andaman and Nicobar islands and spend your time just sitting around on the beach, you’ve wasted your vacation!