Adventure Tourism in India
Adventure tourism is that facet of Indian culture, which deals in bringing out the daring traits of a tourist. In fact, it is the opportunity that enables the people to try something different and beyond their conventional limits. Trekking, mountaineering, rock climbing, bungee jumping, ice skating, skiing, river rafting, motor rallying, hang gliding, para gliding, para sailing and scuba diving are some of the adventure sports that can be enjoyed by honeymoon couples for a distinctive way of holidaying. What best option can be to explore the adventure aspect in you amidst rustic or lush green surroundings?
Trekking: Packing the bags, taking sticks and setting to explore the untamed heights is the fun that is associated with the adventure of trekking. Himalayan mountain ranges, Garhwal, Ladakh, Sikkim, Kumaon, Manali and Darjeeling are some of the places that offer breathtaking views and enthralling trekking routes for a perfect fun loving outdoor activity. During this activity, the trekkers can enjoy resting at awe-inspiring locations and capturing scenic surroundings.
Mountaineering: The field of mountaineering takes the adventurer on a quest to measure new heights with much enthusiasm. In fact, it is an endeavor to explore the spirit of fantasy and become the nature’s friend. For experiencing the thrills of mountaineering, one can go to Ladakh, Nun-Kun Massif, Manali, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttaranchal and Eastern Himalayas of Sikkim. The tourists should contact the local mountaineering club and carry required safety belts or ropes and clips.
Rock Climbing: It is, in fact, a fun loving activity that deals with climbing artificial rock faces with proper safety measures. In Delhi, one can enjoy the adventure of rock climbing near Tughlakhabad. Besides artificial rocks, the honeymoon couples can also take pleasure in measuring the heights at Aravali mountain ranges of Rajasthan, Western Ghats of Pune, Manali, Chamundi Hills of Karnataka and rock formations on Bangalore-Mysore highway.
Bungee Jumping:The adventure is at its zenith in Bungee Jumping with feet tied to the rope and adventurer jumping from a cliff. Strong mind, no fear of heights and control over senses are the right attitudes that make for bungee jumping. Rishikesh, Manali, Bangalore, Goa, Delhi and almost every hill station welcomes adventurers to experience its awe-inspiring magic. Special rubber cords, harnesses, jumping deck, carabiners, rigging system, shackles and various other maintenance equipments are the specialized things needed to carry out this adventure without any risk of life.
Para Gliding: It is a recreational activity that is meant for people that do not have any fear of heights. In it, a glider is tied up on to the back of the person with straps tied on thighs also. Then, the take off is carried out by jumping from a cliff or hilltop. This adventure sport is excellent as it enables the person to meet clouds and feel like flying. It can be done at Solang Valley (Manali), Tower Hill (Kamshet), Shelar Hill (Kamshet), Kanifnath (Kanifnath), Pavna (Kamshet) and Billing (Kangra Valley).
Ice Skating: Getting that cool experience with ice skating is something beyond adventure. In fact, the idea of walking on ice by wearing skates would not only give you and your beloved an opportunity to be in each others arms; but also a way to explore something that is exciting. This sport can be played at Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Auli and even at various metropolitan cities having clubs.
Para Motoring: This adventurous sport takes the person in sky with the help of a 2-stroke motor that has a pusher prop tied to the flyer’s back. Since, the engine is very lightweight, the person does not feel any weight tied. The fan is connected to the para glider and the connection is also created by tying rope to a vehicle. As the vehicle starts, the engine tied on the back also starts and the person flies in the sky with fervor. In order to enjoy this sport, one requires open grounds without any obstacle of wires, pillars or likewise thins. Kullu, Manali, Billing, Lahaul and Spiti in Himachal, Garhwal, Kumaon, Rajasthan, Matheran and Kamshet in Maharashtra are some of the hot spots to be a bird.
Para Sailing: It is a fun loving sport that makes you fly on the scintillating blue sea or ocean with the help of a boat. Just imagine the view that you will get by flying over at around 100ft of the sea. This aerial sport is getting very popular among adventure lovers and it is the crew on the floor that controls parasailing. Parasailing chute, harness, rope, yoke and carbbiners are the essential equipments to enjoy the thrill of this sport. To enjoy this exotic water sport, one can access Goa as almost all its beaches offer this scintillating experience and also Nainital (Uttaranchal).
River Rafting:It is the never ending thrills offered in the roaring waters of the river that attracts adventurers to try out River Rafting or White Water Rafting. In fact, rivers located in upper Himalayas are considered to be best in the world for meeting thrills. The river separates against the rocky banks, hurtle into rocks, clefts and breaks into white water rapids, frothing, swirling, and falling in a roaring din. Rishikesh, Ladakh, Garhwal Himalayas in Uttaranchal, Teesta River in Sikkim, Chandrabhanga (Lahaul), Satluj (Shimla), Ravi River (Chamba) and Beas (Kullu) are the places to face the thrills of fighting against raring water.
Skiing: It is a recreational activity that enables the person to enjoy slips over snow. The sport is carried with the help of skis and boost that are attached to the boots, along with sticks for support. This sport is meant to measure the depth of mountain ranges by slipping over sparkling ice. Auli, Sonmarg, Gulmarg, Kufri, Narkanda and Manali are the most favored regions for enjoying this swift adventure sport. The dress required for Skiing has to be well-fitted and closed that wind should not enter while slipping down. Apart from this, helmet, eye glasses (similar to the swimming ones) and knee protectors are also required for a safer experience.
Scuba Diving: It is a self-contained underwater breathing sport in which the diver needs to carry off the apparatus along with him into the deep sea or ocean to explore the majestic marine life. This requires a rubber suit, self-contained underwater breathing apparatus with an oxygen cylinder and mask. The basic requirement of this sport is that the diver should know the art of swimming. Kadamat and Bangaram islands in Lakshadweep, Havelock in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, Murudeshwar in Uttar Kannada district, Karnataka and Goa are the most favored destinations to be friendly with fishes and octopuses.